'Wire' Report: HBO Series Filming at 'Wash Post'

By: E&P Staff The popular HBO series "The Wire" is filming at The Washington Post this weekend.

The Web site for Washington City Paper revealed Friday that the series is looking at the mass media this year. Its creator, David Simon used to work up the road at The Sun in Baltimore.

City Paper said this was a memo sent to newsroom staff at the Post:

"The HBO series The Wire will be filming a short sequence in our 4th floor newsroom this Sunday morning, June 3, beginning at 6 a.m. The majority of the filming will take place in the area around Deb Heard?s office in Style, although there will be a scene in which the characters walk through the middle of the 4th floor newsroom toward 15th Street. In addition to the actors and crew, there will be several dozen extras on site, sitting at desks visible in the background shots.

"We don?t know for sure yet which desks will be needed so if you are on 4, please remove any valuables or sensitive material from your desktop before you leave for the weekend. You don?t need to 'clean up,' however; they want it to look like a real newsroom. No papers or other items on your desk will be disturbed, but the extras will have to look like they?re working so they may handle the desk phone and act like they?re using the computer. The camera and crew will be cleared out of the newsroom by noon at the latest, so this should have no impact on our daily operations. Let me know if you have any questions."


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