Aug 10, 2007

Nero, Call Your Agent

From the AP:
ROME - A fire on the set of "Rome," a completed HBO series on the
ancient empire, has damaged part of the famed Cinecitta film studios.
No one was reported injured.

The blaze, which started late Thursday, burned through about 32,000
square feet, firefighters said. The sprawling complex on the outskirts
of Rome covers more than 715,000 square yards, including buildings,
gardens, movie sets and offices.

... Officials said no damage occurred to the studio next door which
contains the sets and sound stage for a Danish TV production of
"Fiddler On The Roof." Apparently, though, most of the studio's
maintenance and grounds crew were working on Fiddler while Rome was

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