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HBO Wants to Film in a LES Living Room: Could it Be Yours?

By Lisha Arino | October 8, 2015 8:35am | Updated on October 8, 2015 9:44am
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An HBO production wants to film a scene in a Lower East Side living room — but it’s having a hard time finding one that’s just right.

Zoran Blazevic, a location scout for “Vinyl,” a new HBO series produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, posted a flier on East Houston Street near Suffolk Street over the weekend, asking anyone with a “larger living room” to contact him if they were interested in letting the cable network film in their home later this month.

A photo of the flier was first posted on the blog Bowery Boogie. Blazevic said he could not give any other details about the shoot.

The request seems simple enough but finding the ideal location has been challenging, Blazevic told DNAinfo New York.

The ideal spot, he said, would be a living room that’s about 30-by-35-feet in an apartment on the first or second floor, which would make it easier for crews to load and unload equipment. The apartment must also be in the vicinity of the street signs since filmmakers plan to shoot other scenes in the area that day, Blazevic added.

And because the show is set in the 1970s, the living room cannot have been recently remodeled, according to the flier.

Many people have called him since he posted the flier, Blazevic said, but all their apartments were located on higher floors.

“This is really difficult to find,” he said.

“Vinyl” has been filming in various locations in the city since May, according to the flier.

Set in a time “when punk, disco and [a] new form of music called hip-hop collided,” the series follows a record executive named Richie, played by Bobby Cannavale, the flier said. The show also stars Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano and Juno Temple.

“Vinyl” is expected to premiere next year, according to its website.