Date: 17th October 2000

Hollywood Producers Pull Out Of Israel

The renewal of violence in the Middle East has forced Beacon Pictures to forego shooting location scenes for the Robert Redford-Brad Pitt starrer The Spy Game in Tel Aviv and move them to Shepperton studios in England instead, the London Daily Mail reported Monday.

The newspaper said that crews have spent weeks in Israel completing pre-production work. A spokesperson for the film, which is being released by Universal, told the Daily Mail: "You have to think of not just the safety of the stars, but the entire crew. In any case, I think the money and the insurance have been jumping up and down, going nuts at the prospect of filming in a war zone."

Source: Studio Briefing



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