Is Miami On Its Way To Being The Next Hollywood?

Miami has a serious rep for being the sexiest city in America, but could our town be ready to be the next celluloid capital of America? According to Adam Shankman, director of Rock of Ages, it has all the razzle-dazzle of Hollywood — same palm trees, beaches, and art deco staples — without the congestion, filmic and otherwise.
While we have a couple of titles filming in Miami, like Burn Notice or a whole host of Michael Bay movies, it seems like Dade County is turning into a stand-in for Los Angeles. Rock Of Ages, Hollywood’s next blockbuster musical, is based on a girl trying out her fame on the Sunset Strip — only she’s not actually being filmed in California, she’s starting off on North Miami Avenue and NW 14th Street. While this news is exciting, to say the least, we have to question the future of our pastel-hued metropolis. Surely Miami will receive some well-deserved publicity, but do we really want our already glitzy home to be brimming with Hollywood stars and people trying to “make it?” Guess we’re just going to have to wait till the camera starts rolling. (Miami New Times)

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