BROTHERHOOD BEGINS FILMING THIRD SEASON
The Rhode Island Film & Television Office is proud to announce
that BROTHERHOOD, the critically acclaimed winner of a 2007 Peabody
award, will commence photography for its third season on location in
Rhode Island beginning Monday, July 28, 2008. The drama stars
Jason Isaacs, Jason Clarke, Annabeth Gish and Fionnula Flanagan. It
was created by Blake Masters and is Executive Produced by Mr. Masters,
Henry Bromell and Elizabeth Stephen, and produced by Donna Bloom.
BROTHERHOOD is the first television series to be filmed entirely in
the State of Rhode Island . The premium cable network has ordered
eight more episodes to be shot on location in Providence and East Providence
, as well as other towns and cities within the Ocean State .
Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television
Office, welcomes the groundbreaking series Brotherhood back to the
Ocean State, adding, "The return of Brotherhood will provide
additional opportunities for our talented and dedicated local workforce.
In the previous two seasons, Brotherhood has employed over 300 local,
full-time crew members, and produced more than 225 speaking roles for
local actors along with approximately 3,000 extra and walk-on roles.
I would like to extend my gratitude to the Showtime executives, producers,
cast and crew for making our beautiful state their location of choice."
In January 2008, when Showtime announced Brotherhood would be returning
to Rhode Island for a third season, several of our elected officials
"The decision to film a third season of Brotherhood in Rhode Island
is a tribute to a good story and a great place to tell it," Governor
Carcieri said. "Rhode Island is proud to welcome this project
home, and the state Film and Television office should be credited for
putting our state in front of the Hollywood decision makers."
Speaker of the House William J. Murphy said, "It's great news
that Showtime has decided to shoot a third season of Brotherhood entirely
in Rhode Island. The production was the first one to take advantage
of the General Assembly's film and television tax credit legislation,
which has been a tremendous success. We welcome them back to film more
scenes in our House chamber and offices."
"It is exciting to have Showtime's Brotherhood back in Rhode Island
for the filming of its third consecutive season," said President
of the Senate Joseph A. Montalbano. "For two years Showtime has
experienced the numerous benefits of filming in Rhode Island first
hand, and it goes without saying that the on-location production has
lent a significant authenticity to the program. Our state's small size
and big beauty have made Rhode Island an attractive shooting location
for multiple productions, both large and small, in the few short years
since we adopted film tax incentives. We look forward to many more
years of hosting Brotherhood and other productions here, which in turn
will bring more jobs and other opportunities to all Rhode Islanders."
Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline remarked upon hearing the news, "I
congratulate Blake Masters and the entire crew of Brotherhood for a
great achievement in an incredibly competitive industry. Brotherhood
is a tremendous source of good, steady jobs that pay well for our local
actors and production professionals. It has been a pleasure to work
closely with the Brotherhood team at every level of city government
and we welcome them back for a third year."
The Rhode Island Film & Television Office recently hosted HACHIKO,
starring award winners Richard Gere and Joan Allen; TELL-TALE, a thriller
starring Josh Lucas and Brian Cox; and the Warner Brothers'/Tyra Banks
film production of the best-selling book series THE CLIQUE.
The Rhode Island Film & TV Office is a division of The Rhode Island
State Council on the Arts. For additional information on any
of the past or current productions filming in Rhode Island , please
visit our website at www.film.ri.gov.