The historical TV drama, “Point of Honor,” is set to begin filming its pilot in Virginia in September 2014. The show, which centers on a family that becomes divided at the break of the American Civil War, will become part of Amazon Prime’s third wave of original series, with subscribers to the service choosing if the pilot should move forward. Find out more about this news story below.
Production for the pilot episode of “Point of Honor,” which is produced by ABC Studios along with Amazon and A & E, will take place in Central Virginia. Randall Wallace, a native of Lynchburg, Virginia, will direct the episode, but there has been no news about who will form part of the cast as of this time. The governor’s office in Virginia, however, confirmed that filming will indeed take place in September.
“I am proud to welcome ABC and Amazon to Virginia to film Point of Honor. Once again the Commonwealth will serve as the perfect palette to tell the story of this important part of American history,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe in a statement published on WTVR’s CBS6 News.
The state’s secretary of Commerce and Trade, Maurice Jones, also welcomed the production, citing that this will create new opportunities for jobs, as well as improve the business environment of Virginia, thus allowing it to become diversified.
Meanwhile, Lynchburg Museum director Doug Harvey also expressed support for the TV show, saying that film and TV productions will help promote the historical and cultural resources of what the place has to offer.
“It’s an honor for us that our historic house, and Lynchburg, are going to get a lot of name recognition, whatever they do, and wherever they film,” said Harvey in a report published on WSET’s ABC 13 News.
Virginia was also used as the location for “Lincoln,” the Academy-nominated film starring Daniel Day-Lewis in 2013. Meg Ryan’s directorial debut, “Ithica,” will also be filming on location in the said state.
Virginia officials hope that the cast and crew of “Point of No Return” will make the state its home base once full production is set.
The pilot of “Point of Honor,” which received its order from Amazon Prime last June, was written by “Lost” scribe Carlton Cuse. Cuse is also doing another TV project, with the adaptation of the French drama “The Returned” for A & E.
And that’s the news about “Point of Honor’s” filming location in Virginia. The production starts in September 2014. Keep on checking Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates about this show.
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