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Crew begins filming in Anchorage
Anchorage Daily News
Posted: September 17, 2010 - 6:34 pm
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Filming begins in Anchorage: Crew members prepare for the first day of filming of the movie Everybody Loves Whales in west Anchorage September 16, 2010.- See more photos
By Kyle Hopkins
Filmmakers on Thursday began shooting the Universal Pictures movie "Everybody Loves Whales" here, launching 10 weeks of filming in Alaska. The scene shot Thursday on the edge of downtown was a simple one: A California family watches news coverage of the media circus that followed the discovery of three gray whales trapped in the sea ice near Barrow.
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