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EXTREME CLOSEUP: Glenwood Canyon graces the cover of June's "Production Update," a popular fimmakers' trade magazine. Film crews came to Glenwood in March to shoot a sequence for the upcoming feature film, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith."
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Glenwood Canyon is ready for its close-up, again. Locals already know the canyon’s Hanging Lake tunnels area will be featured in an adventure climbing sequence in the upcoming feature film “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Film crews and stunt doubles for the actors came to Glenwood in March to shoot the scene. Not only that, but on the June cover of Production Update magazine is a shot by Scott Daharb of cameraman Kent Harvey perched 400 feet above Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon.

The magazine is a popular film trade publication with a subscription base of more than 21,000 film producers, directors, production managers, gaffers, grips and film engineers. Accompanying the cover photo is the caption, “Extreme Photography: Hangin’ with the Best.” The magazine also features the Glenwood shoot in an inside story about Colorado locations. “Film projects in Colorado include ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith,’ from New Regency for Twentieth Century Fox, which filmed near Glenwood Springs,” the article read. “‘This is a tricky location, through a mountain canyon on I-70,’ said Stephanie Two Eagles of the Colorado Film Commission. ‘The production required climbers, trains, tunnels, helicopters, the whole thing!'”Being chosen for the trade magazine’s cover helps film professionals to think of Glenwood Canyon when considering film locations, which pleases Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association executive director Marianne Virgili.

“We’re delighted,” she said. Virgili said Production Update magazine learned of the Glenwood Canyon shoot at a film location trade show in California, where the chamber had a booth.”We had three Glenwood Post photographs of the Hanging Lake shoot featured at our booth,” Virgili said. “Our booth was in a great location, near the front of the show, so thousands of people saw it, including people from the magazine.”In the magazine article, Two Eagles said the popularity of Colorado as a location site exists because of the state’s versatility.



“‘Half the state is plains so we can pass for numerous other states, and parts of the world,’ she said. ‘We’re known for our mountains, which are spectacular!'” Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518cclick@postindependent.com


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