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Rare Acropolis shoot allowed

THENS, Greece (AP) _ Greece has granted rare permission for a U.S. film to be shot on the ancient Acropolis and other historic landmarks, a Culture Ministry official said Wednesday. Filming for "My Life in Ruins," a comedy featuring "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star Nia Vardalos, a native of Winnipeg, is expected to start in October.

"This film has a quality team, and has secured a broad distribution network," ministry secretary-general Christos Zachopoulos told state-run NET television. "It will go to the ends of the earth, and will be an advertisement for Greek culture."

Zachopoulos said it will be the second feature film to be partially shot on the Acropolis _ after Francis Ford Coppola’s "Life Without Zoe," a segment of the 1989 movie "New York Stories."

The comedy will also feature the ancient sites of Epidauros and Delphi, as well as the medieval rocktop monasteries at Meteora, central Greece.

"Greece is making a great effort to bring foreign films here," Zachopoulos said. "This will mean investment, jobs and international promotion."

In "My Life in Ruins," the Greek-Canadian Vardalos _ whose surprise 2002 hit "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" grossed more than US$350 million worldwide _ will play the part of a guide escorting tourists to the historic sites, media reports said.

The Acropolis hill, famous for its 5th century B.C. marble temples, is Greece’s most popular ancient site and draws around a million visitors annually.

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Rare Acropolis shoot allowed

THENS, Greece (AP) _ Greece has granted rare permission for a U.S. film to be shot on the ancient Acropolis and other historic landmarks, a Culture Ministry official said Wednesday. Filming for "My Life in Ruins," a comedy featuring "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star Nia Vardalos, a native of Winnipeg, is expected to start in October.

"This film has a quality team, and has secured a broad distribution network," ministry secretary-general Christos Zachopoulos told state-run NET television. "It will go to the ends of the earth, and will be an advertisement for Greek culture."

Zachopoulos said it will be the second feature film to be partially shot on the Acropolis _ after Francis Ford Coppola’s "Life Without Zoe," a segment of the 1989 movie "New York Stories."

The comedy will also feature the ancient sites of Epidauros and Delphi, as well as the medieval rocktop monasteries at Meteora, central Greece.

"Greece is making a great effort to bring foreign films here," Zachopoulos said. "This will mean investment, jobs and international promotion."

In "My Life in Ruins," the Greek-Canadian Vardalos _ whose surprise 2002 hit "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" grossed more than US$350 million worldwide _ will play the part of a guide escorting tourists to the historic sites, media reports said.

The Acropolis hill, famous for its 5th century B.C. marble temples, is Greece’s most popular ancient site and draws around a million visitors annually.

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Rare Acropolis shoot allowed

THENS, Greece (AP) _ Greece has granted rare permission for a U.S. film to be shot on the ancient Acropolis and other historic landmarks, a Culture Ministry official said Wednesday. Filming for "My Life in Ruins," a comedy featuring "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" star Nia Vardalos, a native of Winnipeg, is expected to start in October.

"This film has a quality team, and has secured a broad distribution network," ministry secretary-general Christos Zachopoulos told state-run NET television. "It will go to the ends of the earth, and will be an advertisement for Greek culture."

Zachopoulos said it will be the second feature film to be partially shot on the Acropolis _ after Francis Ford Coppola’s "Life Without Zoe," a segment of the 1989 movie "New York Stories."

The comedy will also feature the ancient sites of Epidauros and Delphi, as well as the medieval rocktop monasteries at Meteora, central Greece.

"Greece is making a great effort to bring foreign films here," Zachopoulos said. "This will mean investment, jobs and international promotion."

In "My Life in Ruins," the Greek-Canadian Vardalos _ whose surprise 2002 hit "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" grossed more than US$350 million worldwide _ will play the part of a guide escorting tourists to the historic sites, media reports said.

The Acropolis hill, famous for its 5th century B.C. marble temples, is Greece’s most popular ancient site and draws around a million visitors annually.

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