Filming on 'Truth' mini shutters
ROME — The deadly earthquake that rocked central Italy early Monday morning has shuttered filming on “Tutta la verità” (The Whole Truth), a costumer being made by Cattleya, the Italo indie in which Universal has a minority share.The earthquake hit at 3.30 a.m., killing at least 70 people and leaving thousands homeless. The quake, magnitude 5.8 to 6.3 on the Richter scale, had its epicenter near L’Aquila, a small city some 70 miles northeast of Rome. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi immediately cancelled a state visit to Russia and declared a national emergency to deal with what is being called the country’s worst quake in almost 30 years. The jolt had repercussions for the film industry. Cattleya was shooting lavish mini-series “Tutta la verità” in a medieval fortress near L’Aquila for pubcaster RAI. The fate of the mini was being decided at an on-location meeting on Monday. “Very probably we won’t be able to shoot there any longer,” a Cattleya rep told Daily Variety. Tremors were also felt sharply in Rome but caused no reported damages.