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Entries in Spin-offs (5)

Thursday
Feb162012

NJ Mayor Receives Award for Rejecting 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off

Craig Barritt/Getty Images(HOBOKEN, N.J.) -- After announcing late last month that her city denied a film permit to producers of an upcoming Jersey Shore spin-off, the mayor of Hoboken, N.J., has received kudos from an Italian-American organization.

The Italian-American One Voice Coalition, which aims to fight defamation, discrimination and negative stereotyping against Italian-Americans, was slated to give Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer its "Una Voice" award before a city council meeting on Wednesday night, according to The Jersey Journal.

The president of the organization said in a statement, "MTV’s Jersey Shore has been a blight on the State of New Jersey as well as an insult to all Italian-Americans."

Zimmer has said the film permit was denied "based on protecting public safety and quality of life concerns for Hoboken residents."

In its statement, the Italian-American One Voice Coalition accused Jersey City of taking "one step backwards" by granting a film permit to the spin-off.

The spin-off will star Jersey Shore cast members Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley -- neither of which, incidentally, are actually Italian.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Feb092012

'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off Headed to Jersey City

Craig Barritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After being snubbed by Hoboken, N.J., Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley will take their Jersey Shore spin-off elsewhere in the state.

WNYW-TV in New York reports producers of the project have obtained film permits from Jersey City officials and will shoot in restaurants and bars there.

Late last month, Hoboken's mayor said a request by producers to shoot the spin-off in her city was denied in order to protect "public safety and quality of life concerns" for local residents.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Feb022012

'Snooki' and 'JWoww' Respond to Hoboken Film Permit Snub

Craig Barritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley don't understand why Hoboken, N.J., officials are refusing to let them shoot a spin-off of their hit MTV series Jersey Shore in the city.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said this week a film permit for the spin-off was denied due to, "public safety and quality of life concerns."  But Farley argues that she and Polizzi would have made positive contributions to the city.

Appearing with Polizzi on a New York City radio show Wednesday morning, Farley said, "It's their loss. We're just trying to help the economy in Jersey and we're trying to bring profit to it.  What's wrong with that?"

Polizzi isn't taking the Hoboken snub personally.  She said, "I love Hoboken.  No hate.  Maybe [Zimmer] just doesn't like our tans, I don't know."

After the city's decision was made public, Zimmer told ABC News Radio she didn't, "want people coming and destroying -- hootin' and hollerin' in the middle of the night, and destroying our city."

Farley said Wednesday that she and Polizzi didn't even know Hoboken was a potential filming location for their spin-off until Zimmer issued her statement.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Feb012012

NJ City Denies Film Permit for 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(HOBOKEN, N.J.) -- Hoboken, N.J., has denied a request by 495 Productions to shoot a Jersey Shore spin-off, starring Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley, in the city for MTV.

In a memo posted on the official Hoboken website, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer writes, "Based on protecting public safety and quality of life concerns for Hoboken residents, the City has denied a film permit for a spin-off of the Jersey Shore to be filmed in public locations."

Additional letters posted on the site note that the request was for a "reality-based" series that would have required 700 hours of film to produce a one-hour broadcast.  The letter says the proposed 24-hour filming permit would have violated a Hoboken law that prohibits filming in residential areas after 11:00 p.m.

Furthermore, Zimmer says city officials expressed surprise that 495 Productions in the past had filmed in public areas without a necessary permit and instead reached "informal 'verbal agreements'" that involved "payments to individuals."  Zimmer says the city of Hoboken has "zero tolerance" for such actions.

Zimmer expanded on her concerns in an interview with ABC News Radio.  She says she's seen the wild antics of the Jersey Shore crew on MTV, and she doesn't "want people coming and destroying -- hootin' and hollerin' in the middle of the night, and destroying our city."

495 Productions can appeal the decision through the Hoboken Film Commission.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Apr082011

MTV Spinning Off Snooki and Two 'Jersey Shore' Pals

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- For Jersey Shore fans bummed that the fourth season is temporarily on hold due to cast contract negotiations, help is on the way.

MTV has given the green light to two spin-off series, one starring Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley, and another centering on Paul "DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio.  All three Jersey Shore cast members shot pilots for their prospective shows after the cameras finished rolling on season three, and now both shows have been given full season orders of 12 episodes each.

Both shows have yet to get titles, but according to a press release, the Snooki/JWoww show will let fans "see how they deal with life and love when the vacation is over," while Pauly's reality show centers on his regular job: cameras will follow his "jet-setting and often hilarious life on the road as one of the country's most in-demand DJs."

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