Geena Davis’ film shoot upsets Sydney residents

June 21st, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 21 (IANS) Actress Geena Davis is shooting a movie in a Sydney locality and residents want it halted because of the disturbance caused by early morning shoots. Davis is shooting for “Accidents Happen” and residents of St. Ives have complained to the local council, seeking to ban the film crew from any of their properties. People also claimed that the unit tried to bribe a few residents to keep them quiet, reported contactmusic.

Said Guy Yeomans, who is leading the campaign: “(It will be) a major and totally unacceptable disruption. There will be 50 crew, generators, lights, emergency vehicles, actors, directors shouting, and then the revving of cars and trucks and slamming doors as they leave.

“At first they wanted to film until 3 a.m. and then they offered a compromise, with a few hundred dollars to residents to buy them off. We expect the council to look after the rights of its residents and not those of a commercial organisation.”

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