If Dallas Is Starting to Feel Like One Big TV-Show Set, There's a Good Reason
|Woodrow principal Ruth Allen Vail and Jesse Metcalfe|
Several Friends of Unfair Park, among them John M., were wondering only yesterday: "There were two small white helicopters and a single engine plane circling downtown this afternoon. Any idea on what was up?" DPD spokespeoples don't know; I've got calls into special events and the Dallas Film Commission to get the answer to the multiple choice quiz. But here, courtesy a Friend of Unfair Park, is photographic evidence that Jesse Metcalfe was at Woodrow Wilson shooting The Chase Friday -- that's the former Desperate Housewives star with Woodrow principal Dr. Ruth Allen Vail.
Update at 10:32 a.m.: Dallas Film Commission honcho Janis Burklund says she's not sure what we shooting downtown yesterday: The Good Guys is on hiatus for a couple of weeks, The Chase was out in Anna yesterday, and Midland starts today. That said, she says, "it could have been any number of things shooting B-roll and skyline stuff." Meaning, it could have been one of the reality shows shooting 'round town. Or a commercial. "There's stuff going all the time," she says, including two indie films: Rocky Powell's Language of a Broken Heart and, out in Leonard, Beyond the Farthest Star, on which D.B. Sweeney has since been replaced by Dallas native Todd Terry.