TV Series Filmed in OB – ‘Terriers’- Is Ready for the Fall Line-Up

by on July 19, 2010 · 8 comments

in Culture, Economy, Ocean Beach, San Diego

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Terriers film crew - in OB - and audience, April 15, 2010. Photo by Jim Grant.

By Cathy Anderson / San Diego Daily Transcript / July 19, 2010

“Terriers” is our new Twentieth Century TV series, which recently finished shooting its 12 episodes, including the pilot. The show is going to air in the fall line-up for the FX Channel. I wanted to provide some insight on what it takes to get a show like this to work in San Diego.

The San Diego Film Commission has wooed Twentieth Century Fox for many years. We have attracted “American Idol”; an episode of the hit TV series “24”; three telenovelas, including “Fashion” and “Desire”; a pilot called “Point Pleasant”; as well as many reality shows.

Production is attracted to a city by three things: budget, location and infrastructure.

The budget is probably the most important issue and the Film Commission must outbid other competitors to secure the work. We sell our beautiful city by coming in with a budget-friendly offer that includes providing skilled local crew, extras, industry services and hotels near their filming destination, not to mention free locations to offset ones that are costly to the production. We are well respected for our skilled staff, which keeps production on track and out of trouble. We assist production in finding their locations and providing suggestions that match their scripts. The infrastructure includes such things as government support, hotels, community support, services and studio space.

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Cathy Anderson serves as film commissioner and CEO with the San Diego Film Commission.

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avatar Editordude July 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Cathy Anderson added this: “There were approximately 100 local crew people hired on this show, hundreds of extras and hundreds of hotel room nights. Millions of dollars is pumped into the local economy and thus why the SDFC is an economic development program. Ocean Beach, which is the primary location, is receiving great exposure and the local business generated by crew and talent is always welcome”


avatar BillRayDrums July 19, 2010 at 5:19 pm

They should hire Ross as an actor.


avatar Danny Morales July 19, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Thanks to Cathy Anderson for the civic boost. It’s interesting times when temporary jobs, a brief influx of cash and a degree of public exposure comes under the realm of “economic development.” After all wasn’t media burn a contributing factor in the death of Hippie circa 1967? So how about a modicum of humility and anonimity coming from San Diego’s Beach Town? Is that too much to ask? Or will it be “Apres Fox, le Deluge?” (w/apologies to Louie the Fifteenth) 8>p


avatar just my 2 cents July 20, 2010 at 6:36 am

Ross can play the lead !!! In his fireman shirt !!


avatar tj July 20, 2010 at 7:15 am

SD has been host to a couple of other weekly TV shows that were pretty decent network family entertainment – “Renegade” & “Simon & Simon” – come to mind. Hope “Terriers” (like the title) meets or exceeds.


avatar ClubStyle_DJ July 20, 2010 at 7:06 pm

This show would work if they renamed it to “OB”
It worked for “The OC” didn’t it?


avatar ClubStyle_DJ July 20, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Oh and Mr. producer I’d like my share of the naming rights residuals…please.


avatar tj July 20, 2010 at 10:27 pm

“This show would work if they renamed it to “OB” It worked for “The OC” didn’t it?”

That garbage (“The OC”) wasn’t even filmed in OC – except for some of the fly-over establishing shots. Garbage that was actually filmed in OC was “Laguna Beach.”


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