Dollhouse Crew Member Reveals Pilot Re-shoot on IMDB?

by admin on July 11, 2008 · 2 comments

DollhouseAccording to the German Dollhouse Fansite, a Dollhouse crew member has been divulging Dollhouse filming details, on IMDB:

I will be on the crew barring an actors strike . The Pilot took seven days to shoot . The studio bought the pilot and agreed to 7 locked and 13 total episodes and it waqs deceided that 4 of seven pilot shooting days ( more than half) of the pilot be need to be re-shot . This usually means that they re-cast with that much of a re-do but who knows . The same Camera/ Grip / Electric departments shot the pilot so they liked the look of the show and the Director of Photography ( Ross Berryman lat of Ugly Betty ) or we would not have been asked to do the show run . Locations, used on the pilot may not be available for the series , etc ,etc….

Actual shooting is to begin on July 21st so we would need 2 weeks to prep / load trucks / scout locations /rig stages , pasically a full season load -in . If AFTRA ratifies the new contract ,and since this show is governed by AFTRA contract for actors we have a good shot if the ratify it . Results should be in on Tuesday July 8th…cross your fingers.

In any event , I hope it goes for a long time . If they do the full 13 it will shoot through Christmas and begin airing as promised in January 2009….seems far away don’t it??

Everyone should keep up the VERY POSITIVE BUZZ…..

I nearly didn’t post this as there’s no way of knowing whether this is a genuine crew member or the ramblings of a deluded person, so take the above with a pinch of salt. However s/he brings up an interesting point about the possibility of the pilot being re-shot. It’s likely that FOX leaked the “Fringe” pilot and then went about doing a major edit for the final version, could the same fate befall the Dollhouse pilot?

Perhaps FOX could use the already filmed Dollhouse pilot to ‘test the water’? Although I hope that they have the courage to hold back and allow everyone to see the first episode at the same time when it’s scheduled to land in January 2009.

If it’s buzz FOX are worried about losing then there are plenty of other ways to keep fans tuned in – like an ARG, for example. Yeah..whatever happened to that?

UPDATE: Wiesengrund via the comments, reports that the ‘crew member’ has been posting more Dollhouse filming info on IMDB, specifically:

Hi , Ok , Dollhouse is a go ! . We start load in / Prep Wednesday the 16th aqnd begin shooting the following Wednesday , August 23 . SAG needs to put the last , best and final offer from Producers to a vote….they don’t want to because they know it would be ratified and the leadership would have egg on its collective face . There is little worry of a strike as they would need 75% of the voting membership to confirm a strike action so they need to let their membership vote on the last offer . In any event , Dollhouse will begin on schedule and I for one am looking forward to working the show .Wish us Luck !! “

wiesengrund July 12, 2008 at 9:41 pm

news from our crew member:

Hi , Ok , Dollhouse is a go ! . We start load in / Prep Wednesday the 16th aqnd begin shooting the following Wednesday , August 23 . SAG needs to put the last , best and final offer from Producers to a vote….they don’t want to because they know it would be ratified and the leadership would have egg on its collective face . There is little worry of a strike as they would need 75% of the voting membership to confirm a strike action so they need to let their membership vote on the last offer . In any event , Dollhouse will begin on schedule and I for one am looking forward to working the show .Wish us Luck !!

except, i think he meant to say july 23rd, not august.

Roco July 13, 2008 at 11:47 am

Thanks for the update!

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