Thursday’s Lot List: Filming Locations in Michigan, NYC, & more including ‘Scream 4′ and ‘The Closer’

Below is a list of where you can filming movies & TV shows filming across the country on 7.8.10.

Filming in Michigan:

Scream 4 is filming at Woodworth Middle School, 4951 Ternes St Dearborn, MI. (Thanks Carlos) One of our tipsters told us yesterday’s shoot in Northville included a murder, a police chase, and a dead body found in a trunk!

A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas is filming around Burning Bush Rd in Bloomfield Township, MI and have their crew base camp area set up at Seaholm High School in Birmingham through the end of the week. (Thanks Becca)

Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman, is filming at the Detroit Fire Department Headquarters on the corner of Washington Blvd and Larned St through 7.21. (Thanks Jessica)

Machine Gun Preacher, starring Gerard Butler, is expected to begin filming in Melvindale, MI today. Potential locations include a trailer park in town and Jake’s Crossroads Bar, 2704 Oakwood Blvd. Anyone know for sure where they are filming today?

UPDATE:Machine Gun Preacher, starring Gerard Butler is filming next to Friendship Circle, 6892 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI. (Thanks trewdat via @FCMichigan)

Filming in New York City & Vicinity:

Curb Your Enthusiasm is filming around 46th between 6th and 7th. (@wallythecat)

Lights Out, the new FX series, is filming at E 61st St and Madison Ave. (Thanks Mary)

Margin Call, starring Zachary Quinto, is likely filming at 1 Penn Plaza again tonight.

UPDATE:Arthur, starring Russell Brand, is filming on Water St in NYC. (Thanks Sharon)

UPDATE:The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson, is filming re-shoots at Bridge & Willoughby Street in Brooklyn. (Thanks Dr. Shots)

UPDATE: Royal Pains is filming in Glen Cove, NY. Base camp was being set up at Glen Cove High School. (Thanks Jen)

UPDATE: •Signs spotted for My Idiot Brother, starring Paul Rudd, on 24th between 9th and 10th Ave. (Thanks Bill) FYI: As far as we know this doesn’t start shooting until next week, we’re just waiting verification on the dates/times on signs and we will update, but this looks like it will be the first location for the movie!

Filming in Chicago:

Cheaters, starring Vince Vaughn, might still be filming at Sepia, 123 N. Jefferson St, Chicago. The restaurant is expected to be closed through 7.9.

Filming in Los Angeles & Vicinity:

The Closer is filming at the North Hollywood High School again. (Thanks Jessica)

•The FX series, The League, is filming at 639 S Spring St, Los Angeles, 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 A.M.

Ruby is filming at 544 Mateo St, Los Angeles, 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. (I’m thinking this is the reality show?)

*See more L.A. locations in the calendar above.

Filming in Texas:

The Good Guys is filming at 7331 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX.

UPDATE: Friday Night Lights is filming around Cesar Chavez and Red River in Austin, TX tonight.

Filming in Vancouver:

The Big Year, starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson & Jack Black, is filming on Alpha Lake Rd in Whistler through 7.9. The film was also shooting in NYC last week. (Thanks @chelseahenitiuk)

Filming in Pittsburgh:

Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner, is filming around Pittsburgh. Check out our Open Thread to find out more and discuss possible locations.

UPDATE: Abduction is filming at Grant Street and the Boulevard of the Allies in downtown Pittsburgh.

Filming in Shreveport:

UPDATE: Catch .44 starring Bruce Willis, is filming on Youree St, between E Texas St & McCall St in Shreveport.

Filming in New Mexico:

UPDATE: •As we’ve reported, Cowboys and Aliens, starring Harrison Ford, is filming on a specially built set in Abiquiu, NM. Yesterday, one of our readers check it out and looks like they are filming at the Dar al Islam Mosque, or at least this is being used as a base camp. There is a road crew expanding the road and from what we hear the grounds of the Mosque are quite extensive and very private. (Thanks Kim)

For more info on filming locations or celebrity events, check out the Upcoming Filming Locations & Events Calendar above. There you will find on formation for some of the projects which will be at the same filming location for an extended period of time like Green Lantern (NOLA) Pirates of the Caribbean (Oahu), I Am Number Four (Pittsburgh), Cowboys and Aliens (New Mexico), and Water For Elephants (Piru, CA).

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    They had their first production meeting yesterday for season 4, but there’s been no casting calls &/or location sightings. Its possible filming got pushed due to Paris shoot, they are definitely prepping though and should be filming soon!
    In studio- Silvercup East, Long Island City, NY
    The BIG C:
    In studio- 300 Stillwater, Stamford, CT
    ARTHUR (starring Russell Brand):
    Started shooting in NYC this week – be on the look out for signs!
    Doing reshoots this week in White Plains/NYC- locations?
    Starts today in Vancouver!

  3. Machine Gun Preacher started filming on July 6th at Schoolcraft Community College in Garden City, Mi. Later the same day they moved to Stockdale’s Bar on Michigan Ave. where they converted the back of the bar into a Makeshift Pawn shop. And on July 7th they started filming early in the morning at Red Holman’s Chevy Dealership.

  4. The Beaver is reshooting at Bridge & Wiloby street in Brooklyn. It is a graduation scene. If you spot a Steak Hache police car down in the wall street area, this is for a French Mc Donalds commercial.

      • Weird, since the casting call for today said they were shooting in White Plains and this came directly from their website, not a general casting notice. Maybe they are shooting in 2 places.

    • Has anyone seen Mel Gibson or Jodie Foster on set? Are they still shooting and will they be shooting this late at night?

      • I got there around 4:30pm. Didn’t see any trailers on the set, that area is ridiculous. Driving is terrible there and so is walking. All I saw was signs pointing to the set but when you get there nothing is going on.

        • If you did not get there before 2 p.m. you were too late. They did three reshoot scenes in a nearby LIU Building. It was four blocks away. Once they broke for lunch around 3:30 p.m. everything went to Steiner studios. Jodi Foster was on set directing in the morning and was in a scene at the studio. Mel Gibson was not scheduled to be there today. This was the last day of shooting and then they wrapped.

  5. Is Curb going to be filming there all day? And, is Larry David going to be there by any chance? Been trying to get there all week & it’s finally close to my office

  6. Signs on 24th between 9th and 10th ave for a project titled “My Idiot Brother” by production company goathead or goat(something), i forgot the name. Does anyone know what this is?

  7. Any idea on shooting times for “The Good Guys?” It rained here this morning and wondering if they packed up for the day or will wait it out.

  8. their working on jakes crossroads bar right now, there’s a couple of guys that have been working on the inside for the past hour or so

  9. They’re setting up at Jake’s Crossroads Bar & Grill in Melvindale right now. They’re also unloading some furniture in the trailer they’ll be filming at. Not sure if they’re going to start filming later today, or just start filming tomorrow.

    • It’s starting to rain here right now and I think we’re supposed to be getting storms all night. Looks like they will be filming tomorrow in Melvindale.

        • Don’t worry, I will. We’re supposed to get thunderstorms today, so I have no idea if they will film today or tomorrow (it’s going to be sunny and warm tomorrow). I do know that they’re still setting up.

  10. FYI – Talked to the security guard at the base camp of “The Good Guys” who told me NBC will be shooting a new show called “Chase” in Dallas beginning in about two weeks. The show is about a female federal marshal and is storied in Houston, but the filming will be done in Dallas.

    • Thanks for the update, they’ve been doing a little filming in L.A. too where they filmed the pilot, let us know fi you catch them filming around Dallas, that show looks like it will be kind of good.

  11. The Help is filming in and around Jackson, Miss.

    Allison Janney and Emma Stone were spotted in Greenwood on Wednesday.

  12. Looks like shooting wrapped up for Harold and Kumar over on Burning Bush in Bloomfield, Mi. They were cleaning up the house that was fully decorated for Christmas this afternoon. Any idea where the next location is?

  13. Does anyone know where Arthur is filming Friday?
    Also saw a film set in the East Village, Around 9th street and 1st. Permit said Film Shoot bit didnt recognize anyone, although large set!

  14. I was just on the phone with my brother as he was driving by the Hearthside Trailer Park in Melvindale, MI where Gerard Butler is filming Machine Gun Preacher today. Just thought I’d share that they were filming this morning.

  15. hi! just a lil confuse about the strike out on the “machine gun preacher” shooting in melvindale info bcuz they were indeed shooting in melvindale today. i passed by the trailor location mentioned and i saw all the film
    crew there, it looked like they were filming a scene in one of the trailor homes and the extra’s parking lot and what looked like the actors trailors was behind the ALLENDALE elementary school’s parking lot.

  16. sorry i didnt scroll all the way down
    on the comments and just notice someone else had made aware of what i just posted, sorry…


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