Hurricane Sandy: Its Hollywood Impact
New York-based film and TV production grind to a halt as movie theaters and Broadway go dark and the industry faces tens of millions of dollars in losses.
Hurricane Sandy put the lie to the old showbiz adage, "The show must go on." The worst storm to hit the East Coast in nearly a century paralyzed New York, scuttling film premieres, shuttering production (on interior and exterior shoots) and forcing Broadway to go dark. With the city on lockdown -- public transportation was suspended at 7 p.m. Oct. 28, and bridges and most tunnels were closed to all but emergency personnel through midday Oct. 30 -- the city's film, theater and TV productions were beginning to assess damage that could run into the tens of millions of dollars.
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