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SBD Global/July 20, 2012/Olympics

LOCOG Admits Tensions With Director Danny Boyle Over Opening Ceremony

LOCOG admitted that there "have been tensions between director Danny Boyle and official Olympic broadcast company" over the opening ceremony, but insisted "the show would be alright" on the night, according Paul Kelso of the London TELEGRAPH. Boyle has been in dispute with the Olympic Broadcast Services over "how the ceremony will be covered" for months. Tensions flared in recent days, with a debate over who could have control of certain camera positions for the ceremony. Both Boyle and OBS were keen to control a high camera position that will "offer overhead shots." It has been resolved by both being given access to the camera. A LOCOG spokesperson said, "Of course there are bits of tension, as there would be with any major event like this. There are a huge amount of people turning this into a bigger issue than it appears to be. The ceremony is going to be fine (TELEGRAPH, 7/19).
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