TV Pilot Films in Portland’s Monument Square
A new television show pilot was filmed for two hours in Monument Square on Thursday evening that featured several stretch limousines.
The impressive vehicles drew immediate attention from onlookers and passersby as they assembled in the square leading some to believe that maybe the film crews were from the production of “Night of the Living Deb,” which did some filming a few days ago on Federal Street.
According to John Veit, owner of Atlantic Limousine in Westbrook, a new show called “Pass The Buck” featured his business that he created in 2006 and built into Maine’s largest fleet of 16 luxurious vehicles.
On Thursday night, film crews centered their attention on Veit’s daughter, Virginia Veit, and one of his employees, who are both hoping that Veit will leave his business to them. This dilemma is the basis of the new reality television show that would air on Spike TV.
Veit explained the show’s producers want to tell the stories of how various family owned business owners wrestle with this same decision when they they have to pass their business to the next generation.
He could not say when the first pilot episode of Pass The Buck would be shown on Spike Television, but he added the process has been a year in the making.