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A new drama series for the Oprah Winfrey Network has built an elaborate pink set on the grounds of a high school near Universal Orlando Resort.
The TV series, David Makes Man, started filming recently in neighborhoods near Universal’s theme parks. Set builders created a mockup of a motel or apartment building on the grounds of Dr. Phillips High School. It looks like a 1950s-style complex with a thick coat of ultra pink paint, accented with decorative white faux-concrete blocks.
The school has a magnet program in visual and performing arts, so students at the school may get a chance to work on the project. Film crews also took over part of the gated community nearby, called Orange Tree, to film on Monday and Tuesday morning.
“The amount of crew and vehicles was alarming to some people,” Courtney Waller, community association manager for Orange Tree, says. “But it’s all very cool, and it’s an exciting opportunity for the residents here to have their homes featured and for the students here.”
The series is set in the Miami area. Waller says film crews wanted “a colorful Florida landscape that evoked Miami.” She says the landscaping in Orange Tree sufficed, but some additional palm trees were added.
Filming of the series in Orlando was considered a big get, since Florida no longer offers a special incentive program dedicated to attracting film and television production.
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