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Hurricane Sandy: Outdoor Filming in NYC Halted Until at Least Friday

6/13/2014 Brent Lang

By Brent Lang

The cameras still aren't rolling Wednesday on many television and film productions in New York City and the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy may push delays further into the week.

For the time being, those films and shows that do resume shooting will have do so on a set and not on the streets of the Big Apple.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration announced that it will not issue permits for outdoor filming in the city's five boroughs until Friday at the earliest, citing the ongoing cleanup and safety concerns. Some 323,000 New Yorkers are still without power and large swaths of Manhattan are blacked out. Moreover, film crews face obstacles making it to sets, with some of the city's subway system possibly shut down for the rest of the week while transit workers work furiously to clear up flooding.

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Among the New York productions that are still taking a wait-and-see approach before calling everyone back to the set is Warner Bros.' "Winter's Tale" with Will Smith which is delaying production until at least Thursday. Other programs like ABC's  666 Park Avenue" and CW's "The Carrie Diaries" have reopened production offices to rework schedules, but cameras are not rolling.

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