Commercial shoot at Hayward City Hall

Going to the third Thursday street party tonight in downtown Hayward? In addition to the exhibited vintage cars, live bands and beer garden, you might notice something going on in the City Hall rotunda.

It’s a commercial shoot for a Radio Shack television spot, and will bring the city $1,200 in rental fees, said City Councilwoman Anna May. May has been working with film industry contacts to bring more such opportunities to town. They’re scheduled to do the shoot sometime after 8 p.m.

“It’s a start!” she wrote in an e-mail. “And as we build our reputation for a viable place to shoot, we will be able to attract more filmmakers with larger budgets.”

The street party runs from 5:30┬áto 8:30 p.m. Go downtown, you can’t miss it. There will be another one on Aug. 15.

Eric Kurhi

  • J. W. Kyle

    Film Shoots in Hayward?

    Well, forget the auto chase type! Too Much Traffic for that genre. Why upset the folks living east? Then too since most Haywardites are in Church on Sunday, who would you get to create shots on Sunday when they ain’t know traffic?