Saturday, June 26

Milwaukee Transformers 3 Casting Call To Be An Extra

While the BotCon 2010 is happening with full blast, news are pouring in about the casting of Extras for Transformers 3 in Milwaukee.

Reports read that "parts of it will be filmed at the Milwaukee Art Museum and an empty automotive site in the city. The production is looking for female and male trendy executive types". The casting call is at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy what’s happening at the Casting Call by viewing the video below. Video courtesy: WISN Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee filming is scheduled on July 12 and July 13. 

 Thanks to TFW2005.

Thursday, June 24

Filming Of Transformers 3 To Blow Up... Downtown Traffic

The “Transformers 3” news conference held Wednesday at the Office of Emergency Management and Communications wasn't meant to stir up interest in the film, which will shoot in Chicago from July 10-Aug. 19, but to prepare the general public. For what? Jets flying by Willis Tower? Cars plummeting into the Chicago River? Shia LaBeouf's awkward return to the Walgreens on North Michigan Avenue? Nope... Traffic.

OEMC Executive Director Jose Santiago said the closures on LaSalle Street (8 p.m. July 9 to 5 a.m. July 12), the Michigan Avenue bridge (8 p.m. July 16 to 5 a.m. July 19) and Upper Wacker Drive (9 p.m. July 18 to 5 a.m. July 22) will have the most impact on traffic. He added that most of the movie's filming in Chicago will take place during daylight.

“It's an ambitious production … but we and the producers are committed to mitigating the disruptions and addressing community concerns,” said Chicago Film Office Director Rich Moskal.

What can Chicagoans expect from filming — besides traffic?

Moskal said recently a few “scenes they're planning could match if not exceed the spectacular stuff ‘The Dark Knight' production pulled off.”

Yes, he's talking about the 2008 Batman film that featured an 18-wheeler getting flipped over on LaSalle Street and a massive explosion that leveled the old Brach's Candy building on the West Side.

“Flying debris, flipping cars, stunts, that's the kind of stuff you'll probably be seeing here,” added Moskal.

Article and Event Image courtesy : The Chicago Tribune

 Thanks to TFW2005.

Wednesday, June 23

Transformers 3 To Film In Detroit In August has posted an article saying that the Transformers movie franchise will spend part of this summer in the Motor City.

Transformers 3 plans to film in metro Detroit in August, according to Gabriela Gutentag, a spokeswoman for the movie. Filming there is expected to last two to three weeks.

Several locations — including Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and overseas locales — will be employed in the latest edition of the popular action series from director Michael Bay.

Scenes for the first “Transformers” were filmed in Detroit, including at the Michigan Central Station. Bay also filmed scenes here for the 2005 movie “The Island.”

“Transformers 3” has been approved for the state’s tax incentives for filmmaking, according to the Michigan Film Office. 

Thanks to TFW2005.

Tuesday, June 22

Set Photos and Video of Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Tyrese Gibson in Los Angeles

JustJared has posted still photos of actors Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Tyrese Gibson taken during the filming of Transformers 3 in Los Angeles. The JustJared page contains spoilers regarding the description of the scene, so click their link at your own risk! Otherwise, check out the images of the actors (featuring very little in the way of spoilers) by clicking on the thumbnails 

 Now, a video from the same set can be found at MSN. You can click on the link below to take a look at the video.

Splash News MSN Video: "First look: Transformers 3"


Thanks to TFW2005.

Saturday, June 19

Transformers 3 Set Images - Ferrari 458 Italia Spotted

TFW2005 Board Member Cyclonus86 brought us some images from a set of Transformers 3.

It seems as though the Ferrari 458 Italia Autobot will be working alongside the “newBumblebee. Hopefully, the red Ferrari will have some good screen-time.

Also got an image of Optimus Prime’s vehicle mode. Here’s your chance to spot the “differences”.

Thanks to TFW2005.

Friday, June 18

Transformers 3 Filming Update : Milwaukee

The Business Journal published an article, saying that the producers of the third installment of the "Transformers" movie franchise (Transformers 3) will be filming scenes in Milwaukee and are looking for "executive types" to serve as paid extras in the movie.

Hollywood director Michael Bay plans to use the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Tower Automotive site as locations for the shoot July 12-13, said Dave Fantle, vice president of public relations for Visit Milwaukee, the local convention and visitors bureau.

A casting call for paid extras will be held June 26 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in the Wright Ballroom. According to a press release, producers are seeking female and male "trendy executive types" and are asking prospects to "look their executive best."

You can get more info by visiting VisitMilwaukee.Org

 Thanks to TFW2005.

Transformers 3 To Bring $20 Million + 200 Jobs To Chicago, Mayor Daley Welcomes The 'Bayhem'

Michael Bay’s official website; Shoot For The Edit, posted two articles from Chicago Sun-Times and from the Chicago Tribune, letting us know that Transformers 3 is bringing $20 million and 200 jobs to Chicago. This happy news is capped with the fact that Mayor Daley blessed the Transformers 3 project and welcomes the “Bayhem” with open arms. Transformers 3 is certain to include even more scenes of death and destruction on the streets of Chicago.

“You’re gonna see a little bit of mayhem. You know, I mean it wouldn’t be ‘Transformers’ without it,” Di Bonaventura said.

“Hopefully, it’ll be fun. What we find is, people really end up enjoying the spectacle of what we’re doing.”

Di Bonaventura said they were still selecting specific sites to film, but would “be shooting a lot in downtown.”

The jobs generated by the Transformers project will include 10 internships for South and West side high school students. 

Thanks to TFW2005.

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