Have you always dreamed of being a movie star? I thought so. You may have been waiting for your big break for your entire life. Well, tech has a way to make your dreams come true.
Whether you want to appear in films or are wondering why Brad Pitt just walked by your office window, the website On Location Vacations (OLV) is your source for discovering where movies and TV shows are currently being filmed. Recently I wrote about a website, 100 Years of Movie Locations, showing you which movies were filmed at locations around the world. But if you want to find out ahead of time where a movie or TV show is being filmed, you should check out OLV.
OLV lists filming sites for various movies and TV shows and sometimes publicizes casting calls for extras. You can check the site, which is updated regularly, for filming locations and requests for extras. If you live in New York or California, you will probably have your pick of locations to visit on a daily basis. But filming locations are listed world-wide and you can search for your location within the site.
The site lists daily filming locations as well as events, such as celebrity events, film festivals, special screenings, etc. Photos from filming locations are posted on the site as well, including photos of OLV fans with stars kind enough to take time to pose for a picture.
If you discover a filming location you can notify the site so they can add the information to their list. If you’re lucky enough to get your picture taken with a star, you can submit it to OLV and they may post it on their site.
OLV may also be the inspiration for your next vacation. The site posts ideas for vacation destinations based upon film and TV locations. If you are looking for a vacation to replicate the experience of the Tributes in the Hunger Games, OLV lists suggests a tour for you: Do You Have What It Takes to Survive the Hunger Games?
If you’ve admired, as I have, the woman who climbs to the top of the rock in the Citibank commercials, OLV can help you replicate her adventure. Check out Where You Can Climb That Rock from the Citibank Commercial (and Yes, It’s Real). Bad news, though, you missed the casting call asking for climbers willing to appear in the commercial.
Have you ever happened upon a movie being filmed and wondered what it was? Have you ever wanted to appear in film? Have you ever wanted to plan a vacation based on a film location? Are you already a movie star? Let us know in the Comments section below!
Note: If you’re already a movie star, feel free to pass this on to friends of yours who are not yet movie stars (that is, if you have any non-movie star friends).
Disclaimer: Visiting OLV in no way guarantees an appearance on Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Apprentice or I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
I am on a vacation that does not include rock climbing, surviving the Hunger Games or visiting any movie set. I will return to respond to comments on April 9. Please be sure to check back here often because I will be posting articles while I am away.