UPDATE 2, 00:18: About nine hours after it was announced that the Union Station coronavirus testing site would be closed on December 1 to shoot a film, the mayor of Los Angeles has now said the site is still open for business.
After a night of no small drama and overlapping emails, Eric Garcetti only went to social media to make a statement. Long story short: a He’s the whole thing remake filming on the premises of the station, in the kiosk of the DTLA train station, will be seen by more than 500 people who suddenly did not have a date on December 1:
Work with him @LAFD, @ Therapeutic effect & @MetroLosAngeles, my team was working to reopen tests at Union Station on Tuesday. Designed for testing there, the 504 Angelenos can visit the kiosk originally planned, or any of the other 14 city venues where we offer 38K tests per day.
– MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) December 1, 2020
They appear to have shot with nearly 200 crew and starred in the film He’s the whole thing the remake is scheduled to continue at Union Station as well.
The Deadline broke the story for the first time tonight, according to the city-approved Miramax production He’s the whole thing introduced on-site assistants to the Board of Trustees to close the site on the south terrace of Union Station.
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Updated Nov 30, 10:55 pm: The COVID-19 test station at Union Station may not be closed tomorrow due to a filming – if the mayor’s office lets go.
“We also hope to be able to reopen the Union Station venue tomorrow,” Eric Garcetti’s press secretary, Andrea Garcia, said in a statement late last night about the closure due to filming. He’s the whole thing remake.
Tonight, following correspondence from the site operator Kurative, the city sent emails to the 504 people who held meetings on December 1 at the DTLA kiosk.
“We learned today that the Union Station kiosk will be closed on Tuesday, December 1, and unfortunately his appointment to test COVID-19 at this location has been canceled,” the email said. “However, the city of Los Angeles will be able to meet its planned schedule for tomorrow at any of our other testing sites. You don’t have to make a new date. “
As the mayor’s office opens the Union Station site on Tuesday, He’s the whole thing Miramax producers are working with BTS on Curative to get the kiosk up and running. We will continue to update as events progress.
In the meantime, here is the full statement from the mayor’s press secretary:
We learned earlier today that our Union Station test kiosk was unexpectedly closed ahead of tomorrow’s meetings. As soon as this was brought to our attention, we contacted the 504 people scheduled to be tested at Union Station on December 1 and told them that their appointment would be respected at any of the other 14 urban test sites, including another mobile test site in North Hollywood. It is located at a metro station that is accessible by metro. In addition, we hope to reopen the Union Station site tomorrow. We remain committed to providing free tests, and we plan to test more than 38,000 people tomorrow. Since March 20, we have ordered more than 2.5 million tests for Angelenos. Our test centers and mobile testing services will reach the entire city of Los Angeles and we will continue to monitor new surge areas to make sure the test is obtained properly. as light as possible.
PREVIOUSLY, 20:34: Los Angeles is undergoing a modified stay at home starting Monday, as cases of coronavirus explode again in the City of Angels. However, filming allowed by the city on Tuesday closes a heavily visited test site.
The kiosk at downtown Union Station will close tomorrow, so the He’s the whole thing the remake can use the iconic terminal as a location.
Despite hundreds of people using the Covid-19 test area on the south terrace at the well-marketed station every day, the Miramax image was licensed by FilmLA, Deadline confirmed. With external shots and internal scenes at the terminal, it is estimated that there will be a total of about 170 staff and crew on site tomorrow.
Earlier today, those who had a discussion of the Covid-19 test on Tuesday received an email stating that, to put it politely, they are now out of luck.
“We apologize for the inconvenience and late notification, but the LA Union Station kiosk website had to cancel every meeting on December 1 due to an event held at this location,” the Curatorial Customer Service’s late-afternoon correspondence said, usually starting at 8 a.m. It runs until 3 p.m. Citing the closure as a “huge inconvenience” in the email, the Curator promised the patrons that they could use their December 1 appointment period “at any time and time that suits you”.
By contacting the Deadline, Curative, which operates the Los Angeles city pop-up site, confirmed that it sent the email and that the Union Station website is indeed closed tomorrow – which could lead to a background in scheduled and rescheduled tests. at least next week.
It’s time for a Covid-19 battered-worn LA really not to be, as the turkeys come home to spread about the unsuccessfully booked Thanksgiving gatherings and holiday trips. The newly introduced restrictions came into effect today to try to curb the growing number of cases and hospitalizations that are almost certain to overwhelm the health care system in less than two weeks.
The Curative has decided to close the Union Station site, a well-placed source tells us. The national test organization felt that the environment was too disruptive and that social distance was too difficult to enforce while filming was taking place.
Earlier on Monday, the LA Public Health Office reported 5,150 new cases of coronavirus, 17 additional deaths and 2,185 current hospitalizations in the county. Or as Mayor and Joe Biden’s cabinet member, Eric Garcetti just wrote on Twitter:
The number of cases of COVID-19 is increasing and we need to take urgent steps to flatten the curve.
We ask all Angeleno not to gather with anyone outside their household and to restrict non-essential activities. If you do go out, wear a mask and exercise physical distance. pic.twitter.com/XyGHlEZyui
– MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) December 1, 2020
“Before this issue was brought to our attention, neither FilmLA nor the production team’s on-site team had prior knowledge of the on-site Covid-19 test center,” FilmLA told Deadline tonight. “Noting the closure of the test site, film production representatives offered to work with station representatives to restore access to the test site tomorrow,” the nonprofit licensing agency added. “The two uses of the facility may be compatible, based on the area used for filming and the operational interest of the production.”
Miramax did not comment on the situation when Deadline contacted him. However, representatives of the company confirmed that the move, led by Mark Waters, will be filmed at the DTLA train station. Miramax didn’t even suspect that the test site would close due to its rotation, I hear. In fact, in no small part, as they won’t be shooting anywhere near the kiosk, the company is currently turning to the Curator to see if the test site is open for tomorrow.
Written by original screenwriter R. Lee Fleming, Jennifer Gigbot and Andrew Panay from the original 1999 film were also on board, He’s the whole thing updates and inverts the script. In the new version, a social media influencer plans to avenge himself by accepting a challenge to turn the school’s biggest loser into a ball king after his friend is humiliated.
True to the context, TikTok superstar Addison Rae signed the film, as did Tanner Buchanan. Starring Madison Pettis, Peyton Meyer, Isabella Crovetti, Annie Jacob, and Myra Molloy, they play sex-altered versions of the characters of Rae and Buchanan Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. He’s the whole thing.
Of course, with a total capacity of around 35,000 per day, several other venues can be tried in LA, such as the healer-led drive at Dodger Stadium. This is probably a cold convenience for those planning to test at Union Station tomorrow.