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Brooklyn Residents Welcomed to Special Screening of 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' Hosted by Warner Bros. and Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Photo courtesy of François Duhamel, Warner Bros. Pictures.
January 20, 2012 - A special screening of the new film Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close took place at the UA Court Street Stadium 12 for local Brooklyn residents as part of Warner Bros. and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment’s local community outreach plan. The series of screenings throughout the year is part of a larger outreach program by Warner Bros. and the agency that recognizes the importance of community involvement in a city where the Studio produces feature films and currently has two television series filming.

Based on the best-selling novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, the film chronicles a young boy’s quest through New York City to find the lock that will fit the key he found among his father’s possessions following the man’s death on September 11. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close shot at various spots in the boroughs, particularly in Brooklyn, at locations such as Jay Street, Front Street, DeKalb Ave, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Coney Island, Brighton Beach Ave and the Pavilion Cinema on Prospect Park West.

Before the screening, Joe Guest, the film’s location manager, thanked the audience for attending and for hosting the production when it shot on location in the first half of 2011. The production filmed for 91 days in New York, hired 1,070 cast and crew members and spent more than $22 million on local labor during the course of the production. An additional $13 million was spent on local vendor expenditures by the show.

“All of you helped in some way, large or small, to make this film,” said Guest. “Many of you opened your home or place of business to our crew or spent hours and hours with us on a shoot day. We can't thank you enough for this – it is this support that allows us to make New York look great on film. When we are able to put great looking locations on film, we are encouraging directors and producers and studios to continue working in New York. Not only does this make me look good as a location manager, but it keeps your fellow New Yorkers employed!”

Members of Community Board 6, which includes Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill; Community Board 2, which includes Fort Green and Brooklyn Heights; constituents from Council Member David Greenfield’s district in Midwood and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s office, as well as a number of “Made in NY” PAs, attended the screening.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close opens in wide release on January 20.
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