World War Z - Filming plans for George Square and the surrounding area
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:10
Monday 15 August - Wednesday 31 August 2011
'WORLD WAR Z' is based on Max Brooks' best-selling novel 'WORLD WAR Z: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE ZOMBIE WAR'. Set in the near future, the story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling its armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.
We plan to create an American-style town centre in George Square for scenes in which Gerry Lane is stuck in gridlocked traffic as zombies attack. There will be controlled car stunts and along with choreographed battle sequences.
We will be co-ordinating traffic management in conjunction with Glasgow Highways and Police.
The closures and diversions for traffic will have an effect on traffic flow in the area We would advise to avoid the area with vehicles if you can, however, the streets will still be open for pedestrians.
Please be aware that for filming, access to some of the streets within the closure area and George Square can be restricted at times for health and safety reasons. Pedestrian may be asked to wait for a few minutes or asked to seek an alternative route around the filming area. Please note the filming will take place during day light hours from 0700 to 2000 hours.
Outside these hours the road closures for traffic are still in force.
We will be holding a Public Meeting on Wednesday 13 July at 1800 hours at the Lecture Theatre at the Parish Halls on 266 George Street, Glasgow G1.
We are making every effort to minimize the impact of our filming may have on business in your community. Our experienced locations crew has dealt with the complexities of filming in an urban environment and will work on residents' behalf to address issues such as deliveries within the enclosure zone. If you have any questions regarding the filming, please contact us on the film mobile below.
The production is working closely with Glasgow Film Office, Land & Environment Services, the Glasgow City Council Roads and Events Department, and with Strathclyde Police. We hope the positive economic impact on the city will help offset any inconvenience resulting from our operations.
Should you require further information, please contact us on the Location Mobile on 07854 225 777 or the Glasgow Film Office on 0141 287 0424 (open from 0900 to 1730 weekdays) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Closures from 0000 hours on Monday 15 to Midnight on Wednesday 31 August 2011
To change the street furniture to look American and create the traffic jam, we are looking to close Cochrane Street, South Frederick Street, Hanover Street, George Square (North from North Hanover Street, East and South Side), George Street and North Frederick Street and North Hanover Street from the junction with George Square from Monday 15 August at 0000 hours to Midnight on Wednesday 31 August.
NOTE: Access to Queen Street Station remains open for South and Northbound traffic.
North Hanover Street southbound traffic is closed from Queen Street Station onwards. Access northbound from George Square is unaffected except Sundays 21 and 28 August**.
From North Frederick Street to Martha Street to John Street and onto George Street leading to Montrose Street. The access is restricted to vehicles needing access or to make deliveries to businesses in that area, the University and City Chambers.
Similarly there will also be access halfway into Hanover Street.
**FULL CLOSURE OF GEORGE SQUARE - ON SUNDAY 21 AND SUNDAY 28 AUGUST 2011
In addition to the road closures above, we are looking to close George Square on the west side as well as West George Street onto George Square to North Hanover Street on both Sunday 21 and Sunday 28 August.
Note: Access to North Hanover Street from Cathedral Street will remain unaffected.
PAID FILM EXTRAS
"WORLD WAR Z"
To register/be photographed
SATURDAY 9 JULY
Arrive anytime between
9am - 5pm
Allow 2 hrs for casting
The Arc Sports Hall
Glasgow Caledonia University
Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 OBA
Men/women/children - all ages/shapes/sizes
WE ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN PEOPLE FROM THESE BACKGROUNDS:
Irish, Italian & Hispanic
Black - African & Afro Caribbean
Chinese & East Asian
Ex Or Still Serving Military Personnel
For anything from 1-10 days filming in August
All filming central Glasgow
GOOD RATES OF PAY
(Casting is unpaid)
If unable to attend casting please apply onlineL http://www.castingcollective.co.uk/glasgow