Tuesday, March 30, 2010

RENEE ZELLWEGER AND BRADLEY COOPER PHOTOS AT PHILADELPHIA SOUNDSTAGES

READ MY LETTER TO DARK FIELDS actress ABBIE CORNISH (PIX I took of her Monday there too) http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2010/04/14/an-open-letter-to-abbie-cornish/

As mentioned in Michael Klein's column last week, Bradley Cooper & Renee Zellweger, in town for his movie Dark Fields, did a screen test, a make-up test and photo shoot at Philly's newest film studio Philadelphia Soundstages


According to an article in FlimSlate:

Philadelphia has long been a destination for filmmakers. The gritty exteriors, the iconic landmarks and the everyday people of the city that often find their way into productions make for great location shooting.

But at Philadelphia Soundstages, the goal is to do more, to turn the city into a place where not only homegrown filmmaking talent, but productions from all over, have a facility to accommodate modest budgets. And now, as most states, including Pennsylvania, have passed some sort of tax incentives for the film business, it makes Philly as likely as any other major city to become a filmmaking center.

The studio, founded by real estate developer and businessman David Sabag, is in a former warehouse that Sabag found lying dormant and in foreclosure on North 5th Street, but saw something in to spark his business interests.

Sabag has international connections, but first and foremost he believes in promoting Philadelphia. He also has a knack for finding people with complimentary talents. Being the visionary, but having never been in the film industry, being surrounded by people with backgrounds in the business is key.


Scott Kuhn, Director of Corporate Development and Government Affairs of the Soundstage, with Renee Zellweger.


The studio, founded by real estate developer and businessman David Sabag, is in a former warehouse that Sabag found lying dormant and in foreclosure on North 5th Street, but saw something in to spark his business interests.

Enter Thomas Ashley, CEO of Invincible Pictures and Director at Philadelphia Soundstages, and Scott Kuhn, Director of Corporate Development and Government Affairs. Ashley is the filmmaker of the group operating out of the studio, and he speaks the language to other filmmakers and brings in projects with his industry connections. As Kuhn says, he “does the actual work.” To read the rest of the article go HERE:
You'll recall we met Tom Ashley over the summer when I shot the behind the scene's filming of Azziz's new video at Chelsea Hotel "Let's Go" for PhillyChitChat.com
Thanks to Philadelphia Soundstage for providing these photos.

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