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TV Pilot Directed By Jon Favreau Wraps-Up Filming In San Francisco

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Jon Favreau (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Jon Favreau (credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

(CBS SF) – Crews recently wrapped up filming a pilot for a TV series starring Minnie Driver, David Walton and Bay Area native & comedienne, Anjelah Johnson in various San Francisco neighborhoods, a San Francisco Film Commission coordinator said.

Filming wrapped up Wednesday for the pilot episode of NBC’s “About a Boy” directed by Jon Favreau. Shooting was done in front of iconic San Francisco homes in the North of Panhandle area and in scenic spots along the waterfront over the past few days, film coordinator Lauren Machado said.

The series, based on Nick Hornby’s eponymous novel, which also spawned the 2002 feature film starring Hugh Grant, could be back in San Francisco for more filming if the show gets picked up, Machado said. Walton is known for his role as Sam on the FOX series “New Girl.”

Favreau is an actor, director and screenwriter who has directed films including “Elf,” “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2.” He also starred in the well-known movie “Swingers,” which he wrote, and has acted in numerous other movies.

“If all goes well, we should see the pilot in the fall,” Machado said. An ongoing television series based in San Francisco would be an economic boon to the city, Machado said.

“TV is wonderful for the city,” she said. “It brings not only many eyes, but many locals are hired.”

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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