Monday, August 22, 2011

Another Television Film Production Crew Shooting On Roosevelt Island This Week - White Collar Filming on Tram Today, Roosevelt island Tram Station and Surrounding Areas Tomorrow

You Tube Video of White Collar Promo

The Unforgettable TV production crew left Roosevelt Island and the night light controversy last Friday, Starting today, another TV film crew arrives on Roosevelt Island. The USA Television program White Collar will be filming on the Roosevelt Island Tram today and  in the area surrounding the Roosevelt Island Tram station as well as the Roosevelt Island Bridge on Tuesday. According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Be advised that on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 there will be a movie shoot on the Manhattan side Tram from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Tram service will not be interrupted.

Also be advised that on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 movie shoot will continue from 06:00 am to 12:00 noon on the East drive from 425 to Tram area, and from front of Sports park to Tram. Tram service will not be interrupted. They will also be filming on the Roosevelt Island Bridge from 08:00 am to 12:00 noon, traffic will be interrupted intermittently.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
As reported in this post, RIOC received a film permit fee of $88,000 for the months of July and August (but only 9-12 days of actual shooting) from the Unforgettable Production Company. Will be interested in finding out what RIOC's film permit fee for the White Collar Production will be.

UPDATE 11:40 AM - After getting off the Tram this morning, White Collar actors Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay posed for a picture on the Manhattan Tram platform.

Image of White Collar stars Matt Bomer (left) and Tim DeKay (right)

Mr. Bomer, who plays Neil Caffrey on the show, remarked at how beautiful Roosevelt Island is.

Image of Mr. Bormer on the Tram Platform

RIOC Tram Crews were cleaning the Tram windows for the shoot.

The cast and crew will not be sitting on the Tram benches but have their own chairs

I hope the White Collar cast and crew do not experience the problems with the North Tram Cabin stopping and swinging that some Roosevelt Island residents endured this past Saturday.

UPDATE 5 PM - Roosevelt Island resident Jonathan Kalkin shares this photo of White Collar stars Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay having an ice cream at the Roosevelt Island Tram Station near the Visitors Kiosk.

UPDATE 8/24 - Pictures from yesterday's White Collar filming at the Roosevelt Island Historical Society Visitors Center Kiosk here.