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In Some Cities, a Car Commercial's a Big Deal

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, April 10, 2008, at 10:01AM
Backup from Filming Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The shoot for a Miller Lite commercial closes off traffic on 7th street.

Living in Downtown L.A., it's easy to forget the innocence of being excited about filming for a car commercial. Yesterday's Tampa Tribune included a bit of filming excitement, giving the news that Lexus had chosen the city as site for an upcoming commercial shoot.

[Manager of the Tampa Bay Film Commission, Lindsey] Norris said two likely locations are Bayshore Drive and the elevated portion of the Selmon Crosstown Expressway that meanders through downtown.

"It's exciting, Hollywood coming to Tampa," said Sue Chrzan, spokeswoman for the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority.

Of course here in Downtown we've today got a Mercedes ad shooting four locations, a monster.com ad shooting at the DWP building, and some sort of a music video at the Title Guarantee Building.

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