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Made-for-TV movie to be shot at Francis Marion University

Filmmakers on the FMU campus, filming 'Suicide Note' Filmmakers on the FMU campus, filming 'Suicide Note'
Behind the Scenes: Stephen Colletti and Kirby Bliss Blanton film a scene for the movie "The Suicide Note." The mystery-thriller is being filmed on FMU's campus over the next two weeks. Behind the Scenes: Stephen Colletti and Kirby Bliss Blanton film a scene for the movie "The Suicide Note." The mystery-thriller is being filmed on FMU's campus over the next two weeks.

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Shooting for a made-for-TV movie began at the campus of Francis Marion University.

“We chose Francis Marion because of the Southern charm and beauty of the campus, as well as the fact that the administration was friendly and accommodating,” said Elizabeth Snoderly, the producer of "Suicide Note."

The film is a mystery that will most likely be played on a channel focused on female viewers, according to G It's Entertainment. The movie doesn't have a set release date yet.

G It's Entertainment for MarVista Entertainment will include actors and actresses from shows like 90210 and Home Improvement. 

FMU students will also have the opportunity to participate in the production, performing behind-the-scenes work and appearing on cameras as extras and in small roles.

"I think the conception that most people get is you turn on a camera, you act and that's it," said Christopher Johnson, a fine arts student at FMU, who is an extra in the film. "There's so much other stuff that's involved. Just to see that first hand is definitely one of the big learning experiences."

G It's Entertainment is also working to promote South Carolina as a state for film production.

"It's kind of a blessing in disguise when you leave LA you're thinking, 'Oh, that's where the movies are,' but you come here and it's like this is actually what we need at the end of the day," said Jake Helgren, of G It's Entertainment.

Filming will take place for two weeks.

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