SBD/July 19, 2012/Olympics

Source: Relations Bad Between London Games Creative Dir Boyle, Olympic Broadcasting Crew

Relations between London Games Creative Dir Danny Boyle and the Olympic Broadcasting Services Crew (OBS) are “now so strained that an extra ring of security had been put around Boyle's trailer within the Olympic stadium,” according to a source cited by Hopkins & Gibson of the GUARDIAN. Rehearsals for the Opening Ceremony are “being hampered by friction” between Boyle’s crew and OBS, which “will produce thousands of hours of live sports coverage from Olympic venues.” The source said, "You cannot describe the atmosphere. It is miserable.” The source added, "Danny wanted to bring in an English crew because he didn't want a sports crew filming the opening ceremony. He wanted to give it a 'light entertainment' feel, not a sports feel. At the moment he can't get the shots he wants.” OBS remains in “overall control of camera locations within the main stadium and all others” around the U.K. (GUARDIAN, 7/19).
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