Below are the first few paragraphs from an article in the Progres-Index about the ‘Ithaca’ production in Petersburg Va. Click on [this link] to read the entire article! update Click here for a link to one more picture from the article.
Meg – who supposedly ended her relationship with John Mellencamp in June – was joined by her son Jack for a few days last week, to film some of his scenes for the movie! Jack will soon also be seen as a ’70s record producer in the pilot of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Rock ‘N Roll’ pilot, which was recently filmed in NYC and is being produced by Mick Jagger. And this weekend Meg was spotted out and about in Richmond with daughter Daisy.
Looks like filming in Petersburg wrapped yesterday evening and the crew and production will now move to a location outside Richmond, to film scenes in a house that will features as the Macauley home.
The producers of Meg Ryan’s “Ithaca” have transformed parts of Petersburg into a small World War II-era town through the use of storefront facades, a makeshift grocery store and a fleet of cars from antique collectors.
A short drive through the city reveals familiar historic locations that will be put on display to the nation on screen.
Tom Trigo, locations manager, and Stephanie Carroll, production designer, have the creative eyes that scoped out Petersburg as the place to film an adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan’s “The Human Comedy.”
Most of the film is being shot in Petersburg, with some scenes shot at the former Robert Fulton School in the Fulton Hill area of Richmond and at a farm surrounding the city.
As Carroll and Trigo drove through Petersburg in search of locations, Sycamore and Tabb streets downtown provided several blocks of buildings correct to the period or older.
Trigo said that part of the city’s appeal was that not a lot of cosmetic changes had to be made to adapt Petersburg to writer Erik Jendresen’s, or director Meg Ryan’s, visions.
“We always have to do certain basic cosmetic things but a lot of the store fronts and structures themselves are correct,” Trigo said. “We have so many locations all within the downtown area minutes apart.”
So, just what locations are being used in the historic city? (…) READ MORE HERE