“That’s wonderful!” you think to yourself. And then you think “Uh . . . and why should I care?”
Good question, boys & girls! It’s a question that I don’t necessarily have an answer to, per se, but it’s an excellent tie-in to an awesome distinction that our fun-filled neighborhood enjoys. Specifically, back in May 2012, the DC Office of Motion Picture and Television Development honored Bellevue as the One City Location of the Month—a distinction which also enjoys some great company, as former recipients include the Frederick Douglass Historic Site in SE, the Atlas Performing Arts Center in NE, the Adams Morgan neighborhood in NW, and Arena Stage in SW.
Now, I’m not saying that Bellevue should be getting ready for hair and makeup, but with so many variables working in our favor (location, views & topography, National Harbor, the Capitol Wheel, MGM, transportation arteries, etc.), Bellevue’s poised to find its way in front of the camera again.
Anyway, for those who’ve seen any number of movies featuring DC with Metro stations that don’t match, improbable locale configurations, or landmarks inexplicably right next to each other, enter Pierre Bagley, the new director of the DC Office of Motion Picture and Television Development, charged with curating a better version of the what the world sees when DC gets immortalized in “celluloid”.
We wish you all the best Mr. Bagley, and as of now, we all have our shades on and our agents on speed-dial!