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UPDATE: Early Morning Filming in Harlem Today

Early this morning on my way to work (7:30am) I walked by a film crew on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 114th Street.  Right across from Melba’s where something else was just filming a month ago, yet another film crew was setting up getting ready to film something today.  Does  anybody know what???

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UPDATE:  (At 4:30pm Thursday.)  Thanks for writing in to us with the information of what is being filmed.  Apparently they are filming an episode of Person Of Interest a TV series on Thursday nights at 9pm. (CBS)

A couple of our HCL readers said they saw the actor Jim Caviezel filming today also known for many other different roles such as My Private Idaho, Pay It Forward, The Passion of the Christ and Transit just to name a few.

Thank you for sending these photos to us at Harlem Condo Life.  We really appreciate it!  See more pics below of 113th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in front of Harlem Food Bar.  Looking forward to seeing Harlem as the background on season 2 of Person Of Interest.

African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) Schedule 2011-2012

Welcome to the world of the African Diaspora
International Film Festival (ADIFF). In our
reality, people of diverse origins, nationalities,
orientations and backgrounds come together
to celebrate the world of images and ideas
that depict the human experience of people of
color all over the world.
The international Black communities—whether
in Europe, Latin America or Africa – continue
to play a disproportionately marginal role in
the art of cinema. Further, many creative and
visionary films lay languid, collecting dust
without the light of a screening due to the lack
of distribution structures or movie theaters in
the hands of more sensitive programmers.
Stereotypical images, myths and persistent
bad taste characterize many of the films that
pass for “good movies” in the name of a
“numbers” game that determines whose world
will get to be shown and whose won’t.
By placing the spotlight on innovative films
that  otherwise would be ignored, ADIFF has
created a privileged platform for many of
these films. The list of titles that have found
a distribution deal thanks to their participation
in the festival is long and still growing.
We thank filmmakers, ADIFF’s old and new
family of cinephiles, the theaters, ADIFF’s
former and current staff and all those who,
against all odds, have helped us for the last
nineteen years in our mission to enhance the
cultural DNA of New York City and beyond.

 

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Harlem’s Gospel for Teens Headed for the Bigscreen

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are developing a feature film based on the 60 Minutes segment Gospel for Teens.  Gospel for Teens is about a group of teens in Harlem who overcame their personal struggles through the art of gospel singing.The 60 Minutes segment followed Lesley Stahl.  She spent a year trailing accomplished gospel singer  Vy Higginsen.  Vy started the program with the intention of preserving the art form by introducing it to a young generation.  She expected her students to leave their problems at the door and focus on the music. She discovered that kids were unable to separate themselves from their problems at home but soared once they revealed and dealt with their problems.

Law and Order Special Victims Unit (SVU) Spied Filiming In Harlem

By HarlemGuy

On my way home from work last night I noticed a commotion on 113th between Frederick Douglass Boulevard (FDB) and Morningside, which is right off Harlem’s Gold Coast / Harlem’s restaurant row.

As I walked towards the source of the commotion I overheard someone say “oh no, not again, what happened?”

But as I got closer it became clear that this was not a real crime scene but a function one – confirmed by an actor posing as policeman – shot on one of my favorite side streets in NYC.

Loving Harlem ™