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      Douglas streets busy with actors and film crews

      For the second time in two years the streets of Douglas are once again filled with actors and a film crew. / Courtney Highfield

      For the second time in two years the streets of Douglas are once again filled with actors and a film crew.

      Guiding Star Cinema is in town to shoot a short film and they're using local actors and local buildings. They're using the Douglas National Bank, a main intersection in town, and the Chamber of Commerce building to set the scenes of a corrupt mayor who may or may not be playing a role in hurting pedestrians.

      It's a trade-off for both the company and the city because the company gets to use the town at no cost and they're bringing in revenue and temporary jobs.

      Vernon Eckleberry the CEO of Guiding Star Cinema when asked how many jobs they were bringing, said, "this is what we call a short film and so we have probably 15 people in the crew and about 7 or 8 actors. For a feature length you're talking a crew of over 100. A lot of local talent is looked for and that's a good thing about Douglas."

      He said they already have plans underway to come back to Douglas for a feature length film.

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