Game of Thrones news clip crosses the bridge

The UK-based UTV has posted a brief interview segment regarding filming for the next season of Game of Thrones.

The third season of Game of Thrones is in production all around the world, and one filming location is on a castle grounds in Northern Ireland. UTV showed up to do a quick segment for their news broadcast when they saw the film crews in their neighborhood. If you’re caught up on the show there’s nothing spoilery here.

The scene they’re filming is clearly the continuing travels of Brienne and Jamie toward King’s Landing, but we only get to see a few silent shots of the two actors on a bridge. The more interesting part? When the reporter interviews the executive producer for the region (the show films in so many parts of the world simultaneously, they need a different exec producer for each location), Frank Doelger.

He makes comments abolut how The filming of Game of Thrones has had an effect on the local economy and talent, but ironically, hopes it doesn’t cause other shows to come in and snipe the locations and talented people that he’s cultivated. It’s an interesting sort of look behind the curtain into the local business side of filming an epic television show, when most behind-the-scenes type features only focus on the developments and production of the show itself, as if it exists in a vacuum.

The third season of Game of Thrones, which will cover the events of the first half of book three of George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy novel series, Song of Ice and Fire, begins March 31, 2013 on HBO.