Don’t Mind the Exploding Boat; It’s Just Hollywood

DDOT is kindly alerting us to an impending film shoot to take place next Wednesday on the Potomac just up from Jack’s Boathouse. Check out the overly informative release after the jump:

Please be advised CBS Paramount will be filming for a television pilot titled “Washington Field” in the District for one day on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. This is a new television series about the elite Washington field office of the FBI and a team of agents with exceptional and diverse skills who are called together for only the most critical cases. 

The first shot they will be shooting in the District takes place on the Potomac River just north of the Key Bridge and Jack’s Boathouse (K / Water Street, NW under the Whitehurst Freeway). In the scene, there will be six (6) sculling boats on the Potomac River and one of them blows up. The special effect simulating the explosion will occur on Wednesday March 25th between 9:30am and 12:00pm (noon).

Exploding scull?! Won’t that pollute our already polluted river? Don’t worry, says DDOT:

NOTE: It will NOT blow the boat into a million little pieces. Instead there will be a 20′ to 30′ high fire ball that will last approximately two (2) seconds. All material will be vaporized and there may be a small plume of smoke. The sound will be a low thud; not a loud bang.

Phew.

Note one other thing: This show sounds terrible. It’s plot #3 of the only three plots Hollywood or T.V. think could ever take place in DC:

Plot One: Politician comes to DC from far off idyllic place, does his/her best against a corrupt system, either succeeds, dies, or is reelected.

Plot Two: Spy navigates secret spy-world based in and around such photogenic sites like the Jefferson Memorial and the Capitol Building

Plot Three: FBI agents solve crimes that occur elsewhere, just happen to live in DC.

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  1. Pingback: Vox Populi » ‘Splosions! On the Potomac! By Key Bridge!

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