That’s right, throughout the month camera crews rolled onto the LSU campus, featuring the Quad and much of the student union as settings for this picture- which awarded the University an estimated $22,100 for use of their property. This figure is pretty low for a Hollywood production and has caused a bit of controversy in the community. But according to a University official, Ashley Territo, "It's a good movie for the University to be associated with. We're not playing ourselves, but that's OK."
That is true, these harmonizing undergrads are not students of LSU, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy themselves on campus just the same! Director, Jason Moore (of Broadway’s “Avenue Q”) couldn’t be happier with the choice of setting. A representative of the Baton Rouge Film Commission commented that “filming in Baton Rouge adds a sense of creativity” that you can’t replicate. The cast and crew are thrilled to be using LSU as their make-belief university, and the real-life University is excited to have so much attention from Hollywood. So even if it didn’t earn a great deal of money, this picture is still a wonderful opportunity for the school to stay active in the Hollywood of the South.
For more about this movie you can read the casting news.