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Going Hollywood: Gawthrop Negotiates Location Agreements for Mare of Easttown

Anthony Verwey
Anthony Verwey

Watching Kate Winslet, Evan Peters and Julianne Nicholson win the Emmys on Sunday night for their roles in Mare of Easttown brought back memories for Gawthrop Greenwood attorney Tony Verwey, who serves as solicitor for the City of Coatesville.  Coatesville was the site of many location shoots including Ash Park, Scott Field and various streets. The old train station stood in for the fictional Easttown Police Station.

As the City of Coatesville’s Solicitor, and with the guidance of City Council and the administration, Tony negotiated location agreements for every scene shot in the City.  We all enjoyed the end product in the spring of 2021, but the process started back in the fall of 2019, with location scouts, meetings and communications with HBO and production company attorneys in California.

Tony said, “It was a hectic pace, from the beginning of discussions through the shoot, and then the production folks coming back to reshoot some of the exteriors. But everyone in the City, from City Council to the Police Department to the residents, created a welcoming and cooperative environment for production of the show. It was a pleasure to play a small role in that process.”

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