Entertainment Headlines

News > Entertainment > Entertainment Headlines > Producer says filming in Jerusalem 'exhilarating'

Producer says filming in Jerusalem 'exhilarating'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Dig" will arrive this fall on USA as a six-episode thriller set in Jerusalem, starring Jason Isaacs as an FBI agent and Anne Heche as head of the local FBI office. The pilot episode was filmed on location, an experience that executive producer Tim Kring called "absolutely exhilarating." But recent real-world turmoil has raised serious questions about whether "Dig" filming can return to Jerusalem. Speaking to reporters Monday at the summer TV critics' meeting, Kring explained: "My last two shows — 'Heroes' and 'Touch' — both relied extraordinarily heavily on creating worlds that weren't really here in Los Angeles, where we shot the shows. "For 'Heroes,' we shot scenes in Tokyo and Paris and Africa, and we never left a 35-mile radius of our office," Kring said. "We created everything with green screens and set extensions and CG (computer graphics). And so the ability to actually go someplace and set up a shot and point your camera and see that world was so fantastic. The number of extraordinary locations that have never been on television — it was a huge honor to do that." Scripts are currently being written, with production to resume soon. Kring said the show is following the real-life turmoil in the region with fingers crossed, and a "stand-in" location for Jerusalem is a possibility. "You CAN shoot other places, if you're clever," said the producer, who has made places look like other places many times before. "But we have every intention of going back." ___ Contact Frazier Moore at http://twitter.com/tvfrazier

Entertainment Headlines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former director of technology for Sony Pictures Entertainment has sued the company over the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The list of contenders for best foreign film got a bit smaller Friday as the Academy of Motion...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former director of technology for Sony Pictures Entertainment has sued the company over the...
GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce...