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Minnie Driver films TV pilot in San Francisco

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Actress Minnie Driver arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 24

Crews were filming the pilot for a TV series starring Minnie Driver and David Walton in various San Francisco neighborhoods this week, a San Francisco Film Commission coordinator said.

ilming wrapped up Wednesday for the pilot episode of NBC's “About a Boy” directed by Jon Favreau. Shooting was done in front of iconic San Francisco homes in the North of Panhandle area and in scenic spots along the waterfront over the past few days, film coordinator Lauren Machado said.

The series — based Nick Hornby's eponymous novel, which also spawned the 2002 feature film starring Hugh Grant — could be back in San Francisco for more filming if the show gets picked up, Machado said.

Walton is known for his role as Sam on the FOX series “New Girl.”

Favreau posted a photo of Driver and Walton online Wednesday and wrote, “That's a picture wrap…”

Favreau is primarily known as an actor, having starred in the Iron Man movies and dozens of comedies.

“If all goes well, we should see the pilot in the fall,” Machado said.

An ongoing television series based in San Francisco would be an economic boon to the city, Machado said.

“TV is wonderful for the city,” she said. “It brings not only many eyes, but many locals are hired.”

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