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Movie producers to ask council to close portion of street for filming

 

Jason Browne

 

A light agenda for tonight''s Columbus City Council meeting includes a request from a movie production company. 

 

Producer Lawyer Henderson and Cinema City Productions are asking that a section of Second Avenue North be closed on Saturday while the crew shoots a trial scene at the Lowndes County Courthouse. If approved, shooting for "The Governor''s Daughters" will begin around 1 p.m. at the courthouse and continue Sunday with a classroom scene at Columbus High School. 

 

The movie tells the story of an armed robbery at an Atlanta nightclub which turns into an abduction with the kidnapping of the daughters of Georgia''s governor. The trial of one of the kidnappers is moved to Lowndes County in order to receive a fair trial. 

 

Henderson says approximately 25 locals from Lowndes County have roles in the independent film, including Mississippi University for Women Police Chief Kennedy Meaders, Hattie Rush, Cory Harrison and Dawn Baer. Henderson plans to enter the movie in film festivals beginning in the Spring of 2011 with a release to DVD to follow. 

 

"I think Columbus is a great area to shoot. And not only because one of our co-producers (Aail Jones) is from there," said Henderson. 

 

The council meets at 5 p.m. today in the Columbus Municipal Complex, 1501 Main St. 

 

The film producers'' request will be included on the consent agenda along with a multiple travel requests to send city officials to conferences and workshops. The policy agenda includes pending approval of the city''s medical, dental and life insurance renewal and the city''s municipal compliance questionnaire.

 

 

 

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Reader Comments

Article Comment melody commented at 10/7/2010 12:59:00 PM:

This is really big time stuff. kj and hope ought to put on their best dress and go try out.

 

Article Comment kj commented at 10/7/2010 2:55:00 PM:

I've been dying to find an excuse to wear something from the Attic.

 

Article Comment stormy commented at 10/7/2010 3:34:00 PM:

Somebody needs to go tell Andy and Barney that they want to cut down the
old oak tree in the middle of town also.
Aunt Bea and Opie are already putting on their best outfits but are having a hard time convincing Otis that he needs to do the same.

 

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