New York Shitty Photo du Jour, Part II: I Beg Your Pardon

It’s been awhile since yours truly has posted material pertaining to the film industry’s affection for my community. Thankfully today I got a much-needed reminder. As you can deduce from the above missive (which is located on Bedford Avenue at Manhattan Avenue),  shooting “on location”  is not merely about,  well,  location:  it apparently also includes the citizenry contained therein. Note how the “general vicinity”  seems to include a bus stop. This puts people (some of whom I would presume need to ride the bus in order to go to work or otherwise go about their daily lives) in a very interesting predicament:  do they stay and therefore  “consent”  to being filmed/monetized or do they go elsewhere?

Miss Heather

P.S.:  Is this legal? I really want to know.


3 Comments on New York Shitty Photo du Jour, Part II: I Beg Your Pardon

  1. strawbrryf on Tue, 19th Jul 2011 7:23 pm
  2. I saw something similar happening in the city today. Honest Tea set up a “zone” in a public park and posted signs that said by entering it, you consented to filming. I really don’t think it’s legal: we have something called “right of publicity” in this state, which prohibits someone from using your likeness for commercial purposes. That said, it would need to be challenged in court, and who’s going to do it?

  3. bekamop on Sun, 31st Jul 2011 5:39 pm
  4. Recommendation: wait at the bus stop. Wear paper bag over head, scrawl “I am not a movie set” across it, cut eye holes. Viola. For a more communitarian approach, make additional bags and leave a stash for subsequent public transport travelers. Note: suggested message optional, feel free to come up with your own. Words not meant for television might work well in this context.

  5. missheather on Sun, 31st Jul 2011 5:43 pm
  6. I like the way you think, bekamop!

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