Film crew disturbs Albuquerque neighborhood
September 18, 2018 10:28 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — People who live near downtown Albuquerque claim a TV production crew shut down their street, making it hard for them to leave their homes.
“Just completely disturbed our routine,” said Lorena Ramirez-Castillo. “This morning at 7:30, my brother came home. He works late at night and they already have this side of 4th and Pacific blocked off, so he had to go around to enter.”
Ramirez-Castillo said her neighbors were surprised to see the film crew.
“I had to go around, and I had to physically move the roadblock sign because I have to go to school,” explained Ramirez-Castillo. “There's other neighbors who work, you know. How are we supposed to get in and out if they don't let us and none of us knew about this?”
Albuquerque's film office says it works with productions to minimize the impact on neighborhoods. Crews are required to follow guidelines so misunderstandings don't happen.
The production companies are supposed to let people know in advance how long the area will be closed.
The city says the production notified Ramirez-Castillo's neighborhood with letters on September 13.
The film office said people can call 311 if they have issues with production in their neighborhood.
Updated: September 18, 2018 10:28 PM
Created: September 18, 2018 09:48 PM
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