Who's Been Filming in South Pas?

You might've noticed the enormous Romney Rally poster prominently displayed near the Metro last week, but that was only one of several productions using South Pas as their backdrop.

Arguably the most conspicuous production that filmed recently in South Pasadena was HBO's Newsroom, when production designers and set decorators Meridian Avenue and Mission Street into a small east coast town ready for a rally. 

But the City of Trees last week also served as a backdrop for the TV show Ray Donovan, a Showtime drama starring Emmy- and Golden Globe Award nominee Liev Schreiber. The production filmed in the 500 block of Arroyo Drive on Feb. 20. 

Five commercials also filmed in South Pasadena between Feb. 19 and Friday:

• NCAA,  90 block of Pasadena Avenue

• Lowe’s, 1100 block of Windsor

• AT&T, 900 block of Buena Vista and the 1500 block of Oxley

• Google, 400 block of Floral Park Terrace

• Brighthouse, 1700 block of Lyndon.


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Dale February 27, 2013 at 05:00 PM
What about the pub on Mission? I didn't get a good look at it, as I was just driving by, but it looked like a film crew was there last week, and the inside was all decorated with taxidermy. Curious...
Donna Evans (Editor) February 27, 2013 at 07:01 PM
That is curious, Dale. I'll ask! Yeah, nothing I want more with my pint of Guinness than a stuffed, mounted lion :-)
henk friezer February 27, 2013 at 07:54 PM
years ago I met Micheal Landon who used S Pas extensively for various episodes. I asked him what prompted him to film his series in So Pas. he responded that it reminded him of a small mid-western all-american town that could be anywhere. He stated that it was the kind of town where Ozzie and Harriet could be walking their dog down the street or have the Beaver and Wally playing in a front yard. I think that kind of summed it up!
Scott February 28, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Good for South Pasadena! Residents are hopefully coming to understand the importance of welcoming filming on our streets, and hopefully - making it easier. Whether or not you're in the industry, it's good for all of us!


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