There have been some new developments this week regarding 'Breaking Dawn' filming.
First up Summit announced that they had hired casting directors for the movie (read the press release below)hopefully this will stop the rash of false online 'casting' companies scamming individuals by claiming to be part of the 'Breaking Dawn' casting department;
"Official local casting directors have been hired for THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN. Stuart Aikins reprises casting duties for Vancouver-based casting. Fincannon and Associates Casting is handling talent searches for Louisiana-based casting. Both work under LA-based casting director Debra Zane. There are no other casting organizations involved with the production at this time"
Contact information for official casting directors:
Debra Zane Casting
5225 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Aikins / Cossey Casting
#403 1755 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6J 4S5
Fincannon and Associates
1235 N. 23rd St
Wilmington, NC 28405
Secondly USA Today and AFP (two usually reliable sources) wrote an article on the unsettled situation in Rio and how it may affect 'Breaking Dawn' filming there. As you know Bella and Edward go through Rio de Janeiro on their way to Isle Esme and it had been hoped that these scenes would be shot there;
"The blockbuster "Twilight" vampire movies' production company may scrap Rio de Janeiro filming plans following Saturday's deadly shootout and hostage taking at the luxury InterContinental Hotel, Agence France Press reports. The Rio de Janeiro agency responsible for promoting movie production is attempting to convince the U.S.-based 'Twilight' production company to move ahead with plans to shoot scenes there, according to AFP. At stake: about $1 million the filming was expected to inject into the local economy.Summit Entertainment had planned to shoot scenes for "Breaking Dawn" - the final installment in the "Twilight" series - in a Brazilian city famous for both its beautiful beaches and its rampant street crime, the article says.
The company apparently hadn't counted on the film's concept being so close to reality."
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