City Council to filmmaker: “Don’t film here, we don’t want bad publicity.”

Fergus Falls, Minnesota — apparently it’s hard out here for a filmmaker to make a movie, even when he offers to pay the city $10,000.  Dav Kaufman wanted to shoot some scenes for his psycho-thriller at a former treatment center that is scheduled to be redeveloped into a college.  The  campus developers didn’t like the idea, saying the film would bring negative publicity and give the school a bad reputation.   They convinced the city fathers to reject the filmmaker’s offer.

A pity.  Not to mention a bit shortsighted on the part of the developers and city council.  How cool would it be to be able to say, when marketing the new college to potential students, that a psycho-thriller was filmed there?  It could have been a great opportunity for potential partnerships to market the school and the movie, and perhaps even put Fergus Falls on the map.  Not to mention adding a few quid to the city coffers.

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One Response to City Council to filmmaker: “Don’t film here, we don’t want bad publicity.”

  1. Z System says:

    The city of Fergus Falls really dropped the ball on this one. Thanks for posting!

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