(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 mccarthy husband/Director Ben Falcone

Melissa McCarthy(L) and husband/Director Ben Falcone(R) prepare for the next days shoot at the Cast and Crew Welcome Party

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.

Buffalo News – Mark Sommer
WGRZ – Including complete Melissa McCarthy Interview by David Harrington.


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