If you’re a Twilight fan (or a teenage girl, or a reader of several trusty Brooklyn blogs), you might already know that Robert Pattinson has been filming a movie this week in Brooklyn Heights. You might also know that Pierce Brosnan is around, and that Queen Latifah and Common are on-site a few miles away in Ditmas Park. There were even A Couple of Dicks (Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan) hanging around in Bay Ridge earlier in the week. However you knew about this Brooklyn celeb fest (and especially if you scoured the telephone poles for permits and “No Parking” signs), you might want to bookmark Filming in Brooklyn.com, a local site devoted to all the movies, shows and commercials filming in Brooklyn on any given day.
Reader tips are what drive Filming in Brooklyn, a site started by “Amy,” a Clinton Hill blogger and filming fan. We don’t know Amy’s full identity, but when she says things like “I’ve been around actors enough to know…,” we wonder, perhaps an industry connection or does she just love movie sets that much? She has a standing request to readers for any production information in their neighborhood or film-set pics. The site’s archives are monthly and go back to June 2008, and there are useful categories like “What’s Airing When?” and “What’s Filming Where?” to browse for info. One handy tool is the front-and-center clickable Google map of each day’s shoots.
This is a site by a movie-lover, for movie-lovers (and paparazzi-wannabes). And “Amy” is the real deal—her most recent post is a personal interview with Weeds‘ Guillermo Diaz.