Saturday, January 19, 2013
If you can glimpse behind the teeny, weeny, itsy, bitsy bikinis, you may catch glimpse of a familiar little coastal Florida city.
Saturday, January 19
Interested in seeing the new 'Spring Breakers' film in March? You can get a sneak peek of what the film will look like in the newly released trailer. 'Spring Breakers' was shot in the area and includes many recognizable communities, including Gulfport, Redington Beach and and Sarasota. The film is rated "R" and the preview seems to indicate why, mixing the threat of violence with some up-close scenes of the young starlets traipsing in bars and along beaches on a Florida spring break, except that no one is playing beach blanket bingo. The movie is slated for a wide release on March 29th.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The locally shot movie will have a trailer released on Thursday at 7 a.m. and is set for wide release on March 29.
Last year in March, the beaches of Pinellas County were filled celebrities like Selena Gomez, James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson filming 'Spring Breakers'. From cruising down Corey Ave to getting booked into the Gulfport Police Department, the cast of "Spring Breakers" lured fans, onlookers and extras from across Tampa Bay. The film shot in various spots in Gulfport, St. Pete Beach and St. Petersburg. In a few months, you'll be able to go and see all the local areas on the big screen. 'Spring Breakers' has been set for wide release on March 29, almost a year after they finished filming in Tampa Bay. The film will also be releasing it's first trailer on MTV news this Thursday according to the film's twitter account. The story …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The Selena Gomez movie, filmed on St. Pete Beach, included a Gulfport scene as well.
Filmed on St. Pete Beach, Gulfport and in other cities on the southwest Florida coast, "Spring Breakers" will make its debut in another watery setting: Venice, Italy. The new crime caper, featuring bikini clad starlets on scooters, will vie for top honors at the 69th Venice Film Festival, from Aug. 26-Sept. 8, according to Ace Showbiz. "Spring Breakers" is scheduled for a summer 2013 U.S. film release, and stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco. The moviemaking caused quite a stir in the Tampa Bay area, with streets scenes filmed along St. Pete Beach's Corey Avenue and a jail scene made in Gulfport. Filming also was done in Sarasota, and the young female stars were seen having a good time in St. Petersburg. Although "Spring …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
From hotel rooms to hiring off duty police officers, the film production spent an estimated $1.3 million during filming in Gulfport, St. Pete Beach and St. Petersburg.
From cruising down Corey Ave to getting booked into the Gulfport Police Department, the cast of "Spring Breakers" lured fans, onlookers and extras from across Tampa Bay. The cast included young actors James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson. The film shot in various spots in Gulfport, St. Pete Beach and St. Petersburg over four weeks. In that time the production helped boost the local economy, spending more than $1 million. That's more than $40,000 a day. Jennifer Parramore, St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Commissioner, says the film crew spent $1.3 million across Pinellas County with the execption of a couple days at Ringing College in Sarasota. "Every city and its staff were super cooperative," Parramore wrote to …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The teen pop star turned heads and created traffic jams when she was in town to make 'Spring Breakers.' She even spent a day in Gulfport. As suddenly as she arrived, the young celebrity and her film crew split.
Selena Gomez is gone from southwest Florida, Gulfport and the beaches. But she made quite an impact while she and the crew from "Spring Breakers" shot the crime caper, including some scenes at the Gulfport police station. Selena and her young co-stars practically lived in their bikinis while here. Could that have contributed to the attention? The celebs rode pastel-colored scooters, displayed buff bods and generally created a stir, wherever they went, from Gulfport to the Gulf Coast beaches. Here are some photo memories. While you're gazing at the photos, why not take our poll. Some locals complained that the pop star was too much diva and too little fun. What do you think?
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Gulfport Police Department is the latest backdrop for the movie "Spring Breakers."
Rumor has it, James Franco is rocking dreadlocks in the film "Spring Breakers." Franco and Selena Gomez were spotted Tuesday morning in Gulfport at the Gulfport Police Department. The sealed off parking lot seemed to be the perfect fit for a police station backdrop. This is the second time the crew has filmed at the Gulfport Police Department. Last Tuesday, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson shot scenes inside the department.
Monday, March 26, 2012
The caper, starring Selena Gomez, is focusing on topless girls in bikinis for a segment of the movie, which is being shot on St. Pete Beach, Sarasota and other nearby locales.
Monday, March 26, 2012
The new Selena Gomez and James Franco film seems to be living up to all the stereotypes about college kids and their antics on spring break. "Spring Breakers" is expected to continue filming area women who agree to go topless in their bikinis for $150 a day. A casting call for extras has noted that the crew is looking for women who are willing to appear topless in the film. This is the second time the crew has been looking for topless extras, with women offered $150 to take off their shirts during last Wednesday's shooting. As of right now, it's uncertain where the crew will be setting up, but the call for extras mentions party scenes, rather than a single scene. St. Pete Beach has been a favorite spot for shooting the movie. It also is a…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The filmmaker offers to pay women $150 to go topless in the beach-themed movie starring Selena Gomez.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Co-eds on spring break is the backdrop for the new Selena Gomez movie, "Spring Breakers." It should come as no surprise that a few topless bikini scenes are not far behind. Producers of the movie, now in production on St. Pete Beach, have put out the call for female extras who don't mind shedding their bathing suit tops for some quick cash: $150. Producers offered $150 to extras if they will appear topless during filming today, according to an article from ABC Action News. Hundreds of extras and fans showed up to the filming at the Coral Reef Resort in St. Pete Beach yesterday. Security guards were stationed at both the entrance and exit to the set to make sure that no one got in who wasn't supposed to. Would you agree to appear topless …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
'Spring Breakers', the film being shot on St. Pete Beach, is looking for more than 500 college age extras on Wednesday.
The upcoming Selena Gomez film, 'Spring Breakers', is looking for more than 500 extras for tomorrow, according to an article from CBS Tampa. Anyone looking to be a part of the filming should be between 18 and 25 years old, look good in a bathing suit and have that spring break sort of energy. The scene being shot on Wednesday is going to be a major scene in the film. Anyone cast as an extra should expect to film at least 12 hours. If you're interested, send your information to email@example.com. Include a photo of yourself, preferrable in a swimsuit. The subject line of the e-mail should have your name, sex and age. The body should have your contact information and clothing sizes. There's no word on where the shoot will be …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Patch has photos and video of Selena Gomez and her co-stars of 'Spring Breakers,' as they hopped on some scooters for a scene shot on Corey Avenue.
Corey Avenue was packed full of people looking to catch of glimpse of Selena Gomez and the other stars of 'Spring Breakers' yesterday afternoon. Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson were shooting a scene of the upcoming film, and people were allowed to look on while the filming occured. Extras filled the street, and the shot consisted of the actors riding scooters down Corey Avenue and screaming out "Spring Break!" Filming is expected to continue along different parts of the beaches throughout the coming weeks. Check back with Patch for the full details of the when and where.