Just a heads up – a Film crew for a new game show called “Smash” will be filming in the area on Friday and Saturday this weekend. They have stated that they will be on the sidewalks and will only film people with their permission.
Smashed refers to talking to people as they exit bars / restaurants. Its set up as a game show, so I can imagine they just ask them a set of game show like questions or have them do activities just there on the sidewalk….they have assured the Film Commission who has passed along to the City and myself that they do not look to film people who are too drunk, etc. Here is exactly what they said:
“I feel like it is important for you to know that we wont be interviewing anyone that is too intoxicated. We will have a breathalyzer on set to tell if someone has drank too much. If they are above a specific blood alcohol level, they wont be able to participate. If they don't take the test, we also wont let them participate.
The game show isn't intended to showcase or encourage people getting wasted. We have shot a sizzle here in NY before and were very responsible in doing so. We just want to be in different cities. Also, we make sure to buy taxis for anyone that participates and especially those that are too drunk to participate.
Thanks in advance. We really would love to shoot in your city and want to stick to your guidelines.”
This certainly will not affect all of you, but you may see the crew and wonder what’s going on, so we wanted to go ahead and share it with you all.