(June 28th, 2013) Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Sandra Oh and Mark Duplass came to Niagara Falls last week to film the closing scenes of what should be the next classic road trip movie with Warner Brothers “TAMMY”. Directed by Ben Falcone, “TAMMY” took over Niagara Falls State Park for 2 days as over a hundred local and traveling crew members set the stage for scenes on the observation deck and the always torrential “Hurricane Deck” at the Cave of The Winds.
Melissa raved about the Falls in a press conference next to the observation deck “This has been amazing! I’ve never been to Niagara before, and for I can’t figure out for the life of me why? I called my parents after we were done shooting and asked them why haven’t we been here before? What’s wrong with you?”
“Tammy” also employed over 30 background extras. In addition to the movie production, the official movie poster still shoot with Sam Jones Pictures out of Los Angeles used Trish Phelan’s Bulldog Productions for local production coordination as set up at the Niagara Falls Event Center. Local spend for a 2 production days for a major studio production such of this is expected to exceed a half million dollars.