How to Shoot in D.C.
A decade after 9/11, Hollywood cautiously returns in search of authentic backdrops for buzzy political projects.
It has gotten harder to shoot movies and TV shows in the security-obsessed District of Columbia, says location manager John Latenser -- but lately, ingenious filmmakers have found ways to sharply increase production. "I've shot at the Supreme Court, and we shot The West Wing at the White House," he says, "and it used to be easy to film at Union Square." But when Latenser tried to do a scene for Julia Louis-Dreyfus' forthcoming HBO comedy series Veep at Union Square, he discovered Congress had effectively (and secretly) banned filming there in December. Latenser pulled strings and got Veep a permit anyway.
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