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Jersey Shore has trouble getting permission to film in Miami

22 April 2010 2 Comments

____No one in Miami will give MTV’s Jersey Shore permission to film on their property. Jersey Shore producers want almost “no limitations” on what they do on the location and have the right to destroy almost anything they want on the property! (read contract here) In my opinion given the reckless behavior of the cast the Location Release agreement should be more restrictive on what the cast members can and cannot do.

The contract reads: “The Project may lead to emotional strains and pressures on you, your business, your friends, your co-workers and family.

“Your actions and the actions of others displayed in the Project may be disparaging, embarrassing or of an otherwise unfavorable nature and may expose you, your business, your friends, your co-workers and/or your family to public ridicule, humiliation or condemnation.”

Would you want to give Snookie (Nicole Polizzi) or The Situation ( Mike Sorrentino ) permission to grind on your dance floor, or better yet allow Ronnie beat some innocent bystander up during a drunken rage in your hotel? Would the popularity of their TV actually bring business to your company or would the cost of destroying property or even your business’s reputation prevent you from allowing these MTV B-list celebs on your property.

Rapids Water Park, a favorite summer destination in these parts, was contacted recently to allow the cast and crew to spend a day there. Park spokeswoman Tina Hatcher said the publicity would have been nice. Still, she said thanks, but no thanks!

“They did contact us, but we declined,” Hatcher said. “Basically, the contract gives them the right to do whatever they want, including breaking things, trashing the place, and there’s nothing we could do. That’s too much of a risk.” source

Rule- My Entertainment Law professor wrapped up the semester by talking about Film contracts, one of which is called a Location Release. Generally, someone who has authority must give the TV show or Movie maker permission to use their property to make a film, in return they get paid or reap the benefits of such popularity. On the Jersey Shore grimy NJ clubs like Bamboo and Karma were the mainstay for our beloved Guido’s because the wood grain wall paper and vinyl tiles are easily replaceable. (both of which I do not suggest my readers to visit) On the other hand, Miami is comprised of higher end establishments which appeal to world wide visitors. In my opinion Miami Beach doesn’t need Jersey Shore cast members for popularity, and will not succumb to the reality show’s popularity.

Holding-  Jersey shore will either have to negotiate the terms in the contract OR some lower end establishments with little to lose will permit the show to film on the their premises. (In hopes of legendary popularity)

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