$100 is apparently not enough to buy off Echo Park residents

A late night posting on the Echo Elysian Forum Tuesday said that residents who called to complain about an upcoming commercial shoot in Elysian Park would get $100 to compensate them for any disruption. It turns out the posting was not true, said location manager Gill Evans for Park Productions, which proposed shutting down a section of Stadium Way to shoot a simulated traffic jam with about 30 cars. So, how many people called in take them up on the fake, $100 offer? Just one. “I got one call from [from an elderly man] asking ‘How do I get my money?'” Evans said. “It’s a complete hoax.”

In response to community complaints, Evans said his production company now wants to close down four of the six lanes near Dodger Stadium to film a commercial for a German cell phone company. Evans said they needed recreate an L.A. traffic jam because the scene calls for a man to walk out of a car while stopped in traffic. “If there was a cheaper and eaiser way to do it, they would have done it”

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