The atrium on the 25th floor of Hogan’s offices at 875 Third Ave. will be transformed into Mr. Big’s on-screen office, according to an internal memo that found its way to our in-box. (We have no idea what Mr. Big does for a living, but we know he’s played by the dreamy Chris Noth.)
Lowe, we’re flattered you’ve adopted the royal ATL “we.” We’re not sure what Big does for a living either, but we know he’s not a lawyer, which is perhaps why he has an atrium-sized office.
The Sex and the City crew will be at Hogan’s office on Sept. 2, but an internal memo — which we invite tipsters to send for posting — indicates that friends, family, and random Chris Noth-stalkers shouldn’t try to drop in. We wonder if they would make an exception for Justice Scalia, who may or may not be a SATC fan.
The internal memo says that Hogan employees might get to meet the stars and might get autographs, but it’s not guaranteed. And the memo reminds partners that on the day of the filming, their star wattage will be dimmed:
A few partners will also have to clean up their offices “so your boxes are not in the movie!” the memo says.
We talked to Hogan managing partner Warren Gorrell. He says he works on the 24th floor. “I’m not one of the partners with a messy office,” he told us. Gorrell’s take on Hogan’s Sex and the City 2 star turn, after the jump.
Hogan is far from the first law office to play a role in a feature film. For example, Kirkland played host to Sarah Jessica-Parker back in April for a non-Sex and the City film.
Law firms tend to be mum when it comes to how much they make from hosting film crews. “The specific arrangements are private,” said Gorrell. “But they’re standard terms for the film industry. I can tell you that we won’t be giving up our day jobs as lawyers.”
Gorrell says Hogan is contacted from time to time by film companies looking for filming space, but that this is the first mega-star-wattage movie to be filmed in its New York office. “The timing worked well because it’s the week before Labor Day. There’s not a lot going on that week in New York, so it’s not inconvenient to have them use the space,” said Gorrell.
Gorrell’s not sure how the atrium came to the attention of the SATC crew, but it’s quite a nice, big light-filled space, with a glass wall that looks onto 53rd Street and 3rd Avenue with a view of the “lipstick building.”
We asked whether Gorrell planned to try to meet the stars, but he won’t have the opportunity. There’s a Hogan & Hartson Executive Committee meeting scheduled that week in Washington, D.C. “Some of the bigger fans of Sex and the City on the Executive Committee were more disappointed [than me],” said Gorrell.
Mr. Big, Carrie Coming to Hogan & Hartson [AmLaw Daily via BLT]