Georgia Tech Selected as a Location for “The Internship”
Parts of Georgia Tech will soon be transformed into a movie set as 20th Century Fox begins production on “The Internship,” starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
Set preparations for the movie will begin this week, with production scheduled to wrap up on Aug. 24. Filming will take place at the following locations: Campus Recreation Center, Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building, G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Leadership Challenge Course, Noonan Courtyard and the Marcus Nanotechnology Building.
“Georgia Tech is one of the most unique and dynamic campuses I have ever seen,” said the director of “The Internship,” Shawn Levy. “The architecture and space is as forward-thinking as its curriculum and student body; we thought it was the perfect setting for our story.”
In addition to set preparation and production activities, there will be numerous trailers and tents on campus to accommodate equipment and the many extras appearing in the film. The greenhouse area of the Student Center food court will be used as the dining area for the crew.
Georgia Tech’s Office of Capital Planning and Space Management has worked closely with 20th Century Fox to ensure minimal disruption during production. There may be times when access to buildings and other areas is rerouted or restricted, but students, faculty and staff will continue to have access to their offices, classrooms and labs.
There also may be isolated situations where popular locations are impacted. For example, the Clough Commons Starbucks location is projected to be closed Aug. 7-9 with controlled access possible Aug. 3-19.
“The Internship” is scheduled for release in 2013.