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Pix change plans in Katrina’s wake

'Deja' delays start; 'Mitty' flies the coop

As life slowly returned to life in Katrina-ravaged New Orleans this week, showbiz also came back into focus.

“Déjà Vu,” the $100 million Denzel Washington starrer from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott had been skedded to start on Monday but was pushed back.

Monday, the film’s exec producer Barry H. Waldman winged to New Orleans for meets with Alex Schott of the Governor’s Economic Development office.

Schott said, “We are trying our best to relocate in other (non-ravaged) areas in the state.” But he said many films, including “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” moved away. “It went to Vancouver,” he said.

Schott also reports that Paramount had opened a grip and lighting warehouse for future productions. “But it’s now been moved to New York.” Schott reminds “80,000 businesses have been dislocated”

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