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Crews film 'Silicon Valley' TV show in Palo Alto

Original post made on Mar 13, 2013

A film crew was in downtown Palo Alto on March 12 to film an HBO television show pilot directed by Mike Judge.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 10:43 AM


Posted by free entertainment, a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 13, 2013 at 11:11 am

We don't watch HBO, but just watching them film around town is free entertainment for our kids. Was this a one-time thing, or will future episodes also be filmed here?

Posted by MV resident, a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

A television pilot is a one-off episode filmed to sell the series concept to the network(s).

There's less than a one-in-four chance that any pilot will get to series production.

For the actual series location shooting, it's entirely possible that they would use a different locale, one that's cheaper to work in and do very little shooting in Silicon Valley (apart from aerials, etc.).

Posted by Walter Sedriks, a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 13, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Looks like it's going to be a fun show : )

Posted by Wish luck, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 14, 2013 at 9:12 am

A series would almost certainly be shot in a warehouse in Santa Monica, or thereabouts, not here.

Posted by JA3+, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 14, 2013 at 2:59 pm

... or a warehouse in Santa Clarita.

Posted by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 15, 2013 at 3:41 am

Cedric de La Beaujardiere is a registered user.

... the little Santa Clara

Posted by Toady, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Mar 15, 2013 at 9:14 am

Beavis and Butthead reviewing pitches during demo day would be awesome!

Posted by musical, a resident of Palo Verde
on Mar 15, 2013 at 10:21 am

Say it ain't so, Saint Clare is the patron saint of television.