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Sep 13, 2019

Disney To Film at Halftime this Weekend

Production of a Walt Disney Pictures movie titled “Safety” is scheduled to occur on the Clemson University main campus from Sept. 14 to 23, including at halftime of the football team’s game against Charlotte on Sept. 21. Disney has begun production of a film inspired by the story of former Clemson student-athlete Ray Ray McElrathbey, who adopted his younger brother, Fahmarr, while a member of the football program in 2006.

Through next week, production is scheduled to take place at various campus locations, which may result in periodic parking or building unavailability. Scenes are scheduled for Carillon Gardens, inside the Cooper Library and near the reflection pond. Temporary closures within these areas are expected and detailed dates for impacted areas are listed below. Additionally, Parking Services has set up this page to detail parking impacts.

On Sept. 21, fans are encouraged to keep the stadium filled at halftime, as the production runs a few plays for scenes that will appear in the movie. Filming will commence as soon as halftime begins.

The film, which is directed by Oscar® nominee Reginald Hudlin, written by Randy McKinnon and Nick Santora and produced by Mark Ciardi, will stream exclusively on Disney+.

The project will film on locations in both Clemson, S.C. and Atlanta before wrapping production in mid-November. The film stars Jay Reeves as Ray; Thaddeus J. Mixson as Fahmarr; and Corinne Foxx as Kaycee.

FILMING AND PREP AREA LOCATIONS

Saturday, September 14

Carillon Garden Area

Memorial Stadium

Sunday, September 15

Carillon Garden

Cooper Library 3rd Floor

Monday, September 16

Memorial Stadium

Cooper Library, 3rd Floor

Carillon Garden

Tuesday, September 17

Cooper Library, 3rd Floor

Carillon Garden

Wednesday, September 18

Cooper Library, 3rd Floor

Carillon Garden

Thursday, September 19

Athletics Facilities

Friday, September 20

Athletics Facilities

Saturday, September 21

Athletics Facilities

Memorial Stadium

Sunday, September 22

Memorial Stadium

Monday, September 23

Memorial Stadium

PARKING IMPACTS

Any permit holder who may be affected by these closures should explore additional parking and transportation options that may include:

Saturday, September 14

Parking in the following areas will be blocked the evening of Friday, Sept. 13, in preparation for closure on Sept. 14.

Sunday, September 15

Parking in the following areas will be or remain blocked the evening of Sept. 14 in preparation for closure on Sept. 15.

Monday, September 16

Parking in the following areas will be or remain blocked the evening of Sept. 15 in preparation for closure on Sept. 16.

Tuesday, September 17

Parking in the following areas will be or remain blocked the evening of Sept. 16 in preparation for closure on Sept. 17.

Wednesday, September 18

Parking in the following areas will be or remain blocked the evening of Sept. 17 in preparation for closure on Sept. 18.

Thursday, September 19

There are no parking impacts on this day.

Friday, September 20

Parking in the following areas will be blocked the evening of Sept. 19 in preparation for closure on Sept. 20.

Saturday, September 21

There are no parking impacts on this day. Please follow the rules associated with a home football game.

Sunday, September 22

Parking in the following areas will be blocked the evening of Sept. 21 in preparation for closure on Sept. 22.

Monday, September 23

Parking in the following areas will be blocked the evening of Sept. 22 in preparation for closure on Sept. 23.

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