In yet another example of people going crazy from the heat, a posh Detroit hotel (oxymoron alert?) says it was stiffed by an AZ-based film company last summer. Is this another sad sign of the economic downturn? Who cares, we’re more amazed that AZ has a local film company.
According to AZ Central, Little Murder Productions and Mind in Motion Entertainment left town without paying nearly $37K in food, lodging and services. Reports say the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham provided the filmmakers with an open account last year while the crew was shooting “Little Murder,” a thriller set in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.
(Sound like a real crowd-pleaser, eh? Meanwhile, we’re not sure what it says about the fine city of Detroit that location scouts have decided it resembles the location of one of the nation’s worst natural disasters.)
A lawsuit has been filed in Oakland County Circuit Court; among those named in the suit are the president of Mind in Motion Entertainment, as well as the somewhat-famous actor, Cary (we loved you in “The Princess Bride,” “Robin Hood in Tights,” not so much) Elwes.
“The Detroit News says company officials could not immediately be reached for comment, and a telephone listing in Detroit was disconnected. The Associated Press left a message Wednesday for Elwes’ publicist.”
Stay tuned for updates … We love a little desert drama.