Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Confessions of a Shopaholic

I just got this email from a friend in the film industry. If you are interested in having your apartment in this exciting new film, contact her!

Dear Fashionable Friends,

I am working on yet another movie and need your help.

Walt Disney Pictures is currently in pre-production of a feature film entitled "Confessions of a Shopaholic", based on the New York Times bestselling book of the same name. The film will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, will be directed by P.J. Hogan ("My Best Friends Wedding", "Muriel's Wedding") and star Isla Fisher ("Wedding Crashers"). We begin filming in New York City and Connecticut in January, 2008.

"Confessions" focuses on a young woman named Rebecca Bloomwood who works as a journalist for a gardening magazine but has high hopes of working in the world of high fashion. She is also a woman obsessed with shopping and simply cannot pass up a sale (but really, who can?).

Since the story is based around the lives of young, fashionable New Yorkers, I am reaching out to you, fashionable friends, and friends with fashionable friends- as we are currently doing research on where these women actually live. Would you be able to help me in this process by showing me your apartments and/or reaching to your friends to do the same? Basically, we would love to send (myself or) a location scout out to photograph any people and places that may be open to this. *As a side note- we are currently planning to build our "apartment" set on a soundstage, but if we find an apartment that our production designer (Academy Award winning designer, Kristi Zia) likes, we may want to pursue the idea of filming at a practical location.

Please be assured we are working with the full permission and support of the NewYork City Mayor's Office for Film, Theatre and Broadcasting as well as the NewYork State Film Office.

I look forward to hearing from you and feel free to contact me (Laura) at Disney (Production Office) at 646/652-3432.


TLC said...

I just tried calling the number and it is "out of service." Do you think it's a typo? Or a hoax?

El Ess said...

This is not a hoax - my friend Laura just emailed me to let me know that she gave me the wrong area code - the area code is 646 - NOT 212. I have changed it and it should be working now! Sorry all. Go for it!