Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More Press on filming in Staten Island

Home port mayhem made of whole sail cloth
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A 116-foot, fiberglass yacht and a utility boat gussied up to look like a trawler floating yesterday off the home port in Stapleton were not delivering globetrotters for a tour of the Island's North Shore.
The ships -- and the attendant explosions and cries -- were set up for the filming of an episode of NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," which airs on the USA Network.

According to a spokeswoman for the show, the episode "deals with a case of international intrigue" and is the first in a two-episode program. Some observers on scene said one of the ships seemed to be a pirate vessel.

None of the principal actors on the weekly drama -- which stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Nicholson and Eric Bogosian -- was on hand for the filming of this episode.

But some 120 crew members scurried back and forth all day, bringing the action to life.
Today, they will be filming scenes on the open water, pushing off from Miller's Launch in Tompkinsville.
The show is no stranger to the borough: In 2007, an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" was shot at the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility, Charleston; a year before that, the show was laying down tape at a Todt Hill mansion.
In earlier years, episodes were filmed in Grasmere, Livingston, Bloomfield and Great Kills.
No word yet on when the episode filmed yesterday may be broadcast.

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