No parking signs lined up on Bartlett dated for production day. Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Cameras will be rolling inside of a private Valencia Street residence on Friday where scenes for an upcoming TV series, “Chance”, are set to be filmed.

Featuring “House” star Hugh Laurie, “Chance” focuses on a San Francisco-based neuropsychiatrist and is slated to launch on October 19 on the streaming service Hulu.

Flyers alerting Mission residents of the temporary filming activity indicate that Friday’s shoot will require several parking spaces for film crews on three blocks surrounding the Valencia Street residence between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

According to the flyer, “no parking”  signs will be posted on Valencia Street between 25th and 26th streets, on 26th Street between Valencia and Poplar streets, and on Bartlett Street between 25th and 26th streets.

Photo by Lola M. Chavez

Manije Fata, film coordinator of SF Film, is facilitating the permitting process for TVM Productions, Inc., the Mission-based production company in charge of Friday’s shoot and said that while most of the scenes will be filmed indoors, one exterior scene is scheduled to be shot on Bartlett Street between 25th and 26th streets.

San Francisco police officers will be present “for safety and for traffic control” during the outdoor shoot, said Fata.

While permits have been issued in anticipation of an all-day shoot, Fata said that the film crew is likely moving to another location in the afternoon, freeing the parking spaces for residents.

Business owners and residents are asked to direct their questions to Film SF at (415)-554-6241, or to on-site contacts Rory Enke or Dianne Friedgen at (415)-919-8417. 

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  1. People who live in the neighborhood say we don’t need parking because we are transit-rich and this is a transit first city. We lose parking to parklets, new housing is built with zero parking, but street parking is required for dozens of people coming into the neighborhood for a day for a film project. It’s around the corner from BART and the Mission Street buses. Why isn’t the film crew required to take public transit just like the residents?

    1. The parking will be used for equipment truck parking. There is a lot of trucks needed to make a production happen. The city film permit does not allow for crew parking. More than likely the crew will park in a lot and be shuttled to set.

  2. Because BART is not reliable. Take today. No BART at the Civic Center due to a stabbling. Did I forget to mention public transportation is also less “safe” than driving in your own car?

  3. The parking is not for the cast and crew, as they are shuttled in most often. It is for the trucks necessary to film

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