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Filming in Mission Bay – Road Closure Alert

From the informed Gary Pegueros …

MEDIA ALERT — I-280 N/B KING STREET EXIT TO BE CLOSED SATURDAY MARCH 28 – WEDNESDAY APRIL 1ST (WEEKDAY MORNING COMMUTE HOURS EXCEPTED) and I-280 S/B KING STREET ENTRANCE TO BE CLOSED SUNDAY MARCH 29 from 1 PM – 4 PM FOR FILMING OF TV PILOT IN SAN FRANCISCO

NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC ON I-280 WILL BE DIVERTED TO 6TH STREET due to the closure of the King Street off-ramp at Sixth Street in San Francisco on Saturday, March 28 at 5:00 AM through Sunday, March 29 until 10 p.m. and on Monday, March 30, Tuesday March 31st and Wednesday, April 1 from 10 AM – 9PM each day leaving the exit ramp available after 9 PM – 10 AM to accommodate the weekday commute hours. Northbound traffic will be diverted onto the Sixth Street exit with detours set up to Embarcadero.

KING STREET ENTRANCE RAMP FOR SOUTHBOUND I-280 will be closed on Sunday March 29th from 1 PM – 4 PM. Southbound traffic will be detoured from King Street to MARIPOSA STREET OR SIXTH STREET AT BRANNAN.

The closures are to facilitate the filming of action sequences for the NBC Universal TV drama pilot “Trauma,” which features emergency responders working a tanker truck crash.

The simulated freeway crash involving several cars and a tanker truck is scheduled for Saturday March 28 and will include aerial helicopter activity. The scenes to be filmed on Sunday will include an explosion with a fireball and billowing smoke. There will be aerial helicopter activity throughout the day.

Throughout filming, there will also be intermittent traffic stoppages at the entrance to I-280 S/B at both 6TH Street and KING STREET whenever there is a stunt being filmed or a helicopter landing or taking off. These brief intermittent stoppages will take place randomly during filming on the weekend and on the weekdays between 10 AM and 3 PM.

The California Highway Patrol, the San Francisco Police and Fire Departments and other emergency service departments for the City of San Francisco and the State of California have been notified in advance of this permitted filming.

NBC is currently shooting “Trauma” (working title) in San Francisco with the cooperation of the San Francisco Film Commission, the California State Film Commission, CALTRANS, the CHP and the SFPD. Dario Scardapane is writer and executive producer of the project, which will be directed by executive producer Jeffrey Reiner of NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”. Peter Berg (“Hancock”, “Friday Night Lights”) and Sarah Aubrey (“Friday Night Lights”)are also executive producers of the pilot from Universal Media Studios in association with Film 44. The stars include Derek Luke (“Notorious”), Cliff Curtis (“10,000 B.C”), Anastasia Griffith (“Damages”), Aimee Garcia (“George Lopez”), Kevin Rankin (“Friday Night Lights”) with Jamey Sheridan (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent).

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jessica Nevarez, Universal Media Studios, 818-777-0543
Melissa Armstrong, NBC Entertainment, 818-777-2846
Joe Arellano, Deputy Director, Mayor’s Communications Office, 415-554-6163
Stefanie Coyote, Executive Director, San Francisco Film Commission, 415-554-6241

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