• ‘Big Little Lies’ film set goes up at Lovers Point

    At its April 4, 2018 meeting, the Pacific Grove City Council approved a “location film permit” for Lovers Point Park for a temporary and limited length of time.
    The applicant, Blue Blues Productions, LLC had requested a permit for episodic television filming at Lovers Point Park, including exclusive use of a 1200 square foot portion of the ark plus parking lot use over a 12-day period, to give them time for set-up, filming, and take=down of the structure.
    Blue Blues Productions, LLC, is connected with HBO who are beginning the filming of Season 2 of “Big Little Lies,” the television serial which was partly set in Pacific Grove and aired recently.

    Park use fees include:
    Park rental fee @ $2,111.00/day at 12 days $25,332.00
    Park use fee @ $2.10/sq. ft. $30,240.00
    Parking spaces in Lot A @ 35 x $21 for 3 days $2,205
    Parking spaces in Lot B @ 11 x $21 for 3 days $693.00
    Estimated total $58,770.00
    Less 25% credit on City costs $14,692.50
    Revised estimated amount $44,077.50

    The fees will not include personnel charges such as police officer and public works employees, which will be reimbursed directly to the City by Blue Blues Productions, LLC separately from the park use fees. Environmental documents are not required and the Coastal Commission has advised that the activity is exempt from a Coastal Development Permit because it is a temporary event.
    Blue Blues Productions wasted no time beginning their project. As soon as the ink was dry on the permit, a crew showed up to begin construction of what appears to be a gazebo and deck. As of April 6, 2018 it looked like this:


    It remains to be seen what part the gazebo and deck will play in the upcoming season.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on April 6, 2018

    Topics: Front PG News


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