Sunday, September 18, 2005

"West Wing" Filming at Boeing in Long Beach Today

From the OC Register:


Some Boeing Co.employees in Long Beach will get their shot at 15 seconds of fame today.

NBC's 'The West Wing' will film part of an episode in Boeing's C-17 assembly plant, and a number of employees will appear as extras. No special acting ability is required - they'll be playing Boeing employees."

More info from this Blog:
"Emmy-award winning actor Jimmy Smits and the crew from "West Wing" will be at Boeing in the C-17 factory this Saturday, shooting a sequence for an upcoming episode of the highly-rated NBC-TV show.
In the program, Smits plays fictional Congressman Matt Santos, who's engaged in a run for the Presidency. In this episode, he is visiting Boeing, meeting with employees and media as part of his presidential campaign. Why the Hollywood shoot in Long Beach? Santos visits the C-17 facility to demonstrate his support for the airlifter and for the nation's defense. In this program, the C-17 is prominently featured. The exposure for Boeing provides a tremendous opportunity to have our product seen by more than 10 million viewers.The program will air in this season's third episode --

on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 8:00 p.m."