By Caroline Ryan
The campus was recently the set for NBC’s “The Blacklist” starring James Spader and Megan Boone. Filming took place at the Sculpture Studio and the Equestrian Center. The location was chosen by scouts because it looks like an Irish countryside, which is where the episode takes place.
According to an e-mail sent to students by Rita Langdon, director of undergraduate and graduate admissions, “For those new to LIU Post – our campus is a sought-after location for major motion pictures and TV shows. We have filmed episodes of Madam Secretary, the Blindspot, The Following, Royal Pains, and The Rewrite with Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei.
”Students had the opportunity to be cast as extras in the show. Jessica Sulkers, Ava Greenbaum, Monica Moscoso, and Katie Galvin, members of the equestrian team participated as extras in the season 5 episode 4 of the Blacklist, which is set to air in early November.
“I was astounded as to how much effort and teamwork goes into producing a TV show. It was an amazing opportunity, and good exposure to a field I’ve never been around at all,” said sophomore, equestrian team member, Katie Galvin said.
“We had to hold and walk horses in the background of the shot they were filming. It was exciting to see how much work went into filming only 5 minutes of the show. They built a false front on the barn which they later lit on fire which was cool to see too,” said Jessica Sulkers a junior, member of the equestrian team.