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Monday, December 2, 2013

Crew to film show on Civil Rights Marches..

ELMA, Ala. (AP) - A national television series is set to shine a spotlight on Selma's role in the civil rights movement. The Selma Times-Journal reports a crew from the Travel Channel will be in town Tuesday to film part of the cable channel's Monumental Mysteries series. A permit application filed with the city says New York City-based Optomen Productions plans to film at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the St. James Hotel, Martin Luther King Street, Broad Street and Riverfront Park. The application says the footage gathered in Selma will be used in a in "non-fiction, docu-series" segment on the civil rights marches of 1965. ___

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For four hours Tuesday, Selma will host a national television camera crew.
The Travel Channel will film parts of Selma’s historic downtown on Dec. 3 as a part of its Monumental Mysteries Series.

Selma Mayor George Evans said he is happy to see Selma getting some positive national attention.
“Our city has plenty of history during the civil rights period and it’s great that our history will be on national television,” he said. “Hopefully they can capture some of the important landmarks in our city.”
Optomen Productions, based in New York City, plans to film the the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the St. James Hotel, Martin Luther King Street, Broad Street and Riverfront Park, according to an application with Selma’s Office of Planning and Development.

According to the application, the footage of Selma will be used in “non-fiction, docu-series” segment on the civil rights marches of 1965.

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - A national television series is set to shine a spotlight on Selma's role in the civil rights movement. The Selma Times-Journal reports a crew from the Travel Channel will be in town Tuesday to film part of the cable channel's Monumental Mysteries series. A permit application filed with the city says New York City-based Optomen Productions plans to film at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the St. James Hotel, Martin Luther King Street, Broad Street and Riverfront Park. The application says the footage gathered in Selma will be used in a in "non-fiction, docu-series" segment on the civil rights marches of 1965. ___

Read More at: http://www.local15tv.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wpmi_crew-film-show-civil-rights-marches-selma-6278.shtml

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