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J-Lo/Cameron Diaz movie filming today

“What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” the movie starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Chace Crawford, Chris Rock, Anna Kendrick, Matthew Morrison and others, is filming today and Wednesday at 465 N. Highland Ave.

Here’s a notice from assistant location manager Walter W. Thompson, sent to local residents on behalf of the the film company, with details on the impact this project is likely to have. Sounds like they are trying to be good neighbors.

Still, you can probably “expect” some pretty heavy traffic if you’re driving over that way.

“Dear Residents,

Lionsgate and WTE Productions, Inc. will be filming Tuesday and Wednesday, (Sept. 6 and 7), from approximately 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., at 465 N Highland for their upcoming feature film, ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting.’

The story is a romantic comedy adaptation of Heidi Murkoff’s pregnancy guideline book of the same name. The film tells the story of five couples coping with life’s unexpected trials and tribulations when they are ‘expecting.’

As a native ‘Atlantan’ it brings me great pleasure to inform you that the story is set in our beautiful city, which will be showcased on a national scale.

In order to complete our work in a timely manner, we have permitted with the city of Atlanta to have our essential support trucks parked nearby during our short time here. Our permits are as follows:

· SOUTH lane of N Highland Ave, from Washita Ave to Colquitt Ave

· SOUTH lane of N Highland Ave from Colquitt Ave to Cleburne Ave

· WEST lane of Colquitt Ave from N Highland Ave to Sinclair Ave (this lane closure will additionally apply for Thursday, September 8th)

· EAST lane of Albion Ave (only area closest to Highland Ave)

· NORTH sidewalk of Highland Ave, from Albion Ave to Colquitt Ave

· SOUTH sidewalk of Highland Ave, from Colquitt Ave to Wisteria restaurant

WTE Productions is very sensitive to the impact that filming can have on a neighborhood. We recognize that these areas are for tenant parking, and will be happy to work with everyone to provide alternative parking options for our days here. Off-duty APD officers will be on duty during this time to ensure the successful flow of traffic through the area. The vast majority of equipment, trucks and personal vehicles will be parked nearby on private property to avoid unnecessary congestion. It is with these issues in mind that we approach the logistical needs of the production so we can effectively work to minimize the inconveniences to those in the neighborhood.”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

4 comments Add your comment

bored with it

September 6th, 2011
11:55 am

can you just make something up for us to comment on?

Love it!

September 6th, 2011
12:12 pm

Love atlantas new found movie production love! Atlantawood!

Jennifer Brett

September 6th, 2011
12:23 pm

Bored with it,

I hear ya. I actually asked people via Twitter if they were sort of suffering WTE fatigue. I do think it’s worth letting people know when traffic’s going to be affected though. What sort of fictional event would you like me to invent? I aim to please you know. :)

Jennifer

bored with it

September 6th, 2011
1:45 pm

i agree- it is important traffic-wise.