Film Crew Returns
A production company that filmed a new TV series at the University in 2006 is returning to campus this month to gather new footage for the show. The crew will be here Sept. 16 to 19, with most of the filming taking place outside Macdonald Hall, Johnston Hall and the MacKinnon Building and along Winegard Walk.
A “base camp” of about 10 tractor-trailers will be set up in P13, the parking lot east of the Eccles Centre and South Residences. In addition, trucks that supply hydro and other essential services to the film crew will be parked in P23 between the Textiles Building and Macdonald Hall, requiring a section of the lot to be closed.
The series, called The Best Years, is a one-hour drama that aired on CHTV in Canada in 2007 and on The N, a cable network channel in the United States. It follows orphan Samantha Best to university and chronicles the social, educational and personal challenges she and her friends face. The series is set in Boston, with Guelph's walkways and buildings appearing on the small screen as the fictitious Charles University. The production company also plans to film at some locations around the city.
All revenues U of G receives from location fees will be used to benefit students and the campus.