There's great news for Rhode Island.
The ABC series BODY OF PROOF will begin production soon, as announced by the Rhode Island Film Office. The show began as one of three pilots that shot in New England (the other two, Boston's Finest and The Quinn-tuplets, were both shot in Boston, but neither went to series).
"The Rhode Island Film & TV Office is pleased to announce that a new television series, BODY OF PROOF (formerly BODY OF EVIDENCE), has been picked up for ABC’s fall primetime schedule and will start filming episodes for its first season throughout the Ocean State in July 2010. Pre-production will commence immediately in the Warwick offices. The ABC Studios original television pilot was filmed in Rhode Island earlier this year."
This means another television series for Rhode Island, which was the setting for the Showtime series Brotherhood, and the NBC series Providence. Both of those shows provided weeks of work, each of their production years, for crew and talent throughout New England. Boston's Angela Peri of Boston Casting is doing the local casting, with extras casting by Rhode Island Casting Director Anne Mulhall of LDI Casting.
And on the topic of ABC series with a local connection, I'm proud to share that LA-based Casting Director David Rapaport, who interned and was an assistant for me in 1999/2000, is casting MY GENERATION, another new show from ABC, premiering this fall. A graduate of Emerson College, David has accrued quite a resume in film and television casting, including Gossip Girl, 90210, and MTV's new series The Hard Times of R J Berger, which premiered this week.
(David was interviewed for The Virtual Channel Network's series, "Inside Casting". The first of his six-part interview can be seen here.)