Allison Williams, left, and Lena Dunham participate in a panel at "An Evening with GIRLS" on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Television Academy in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images).
University of Iowa denies HBO’s request to film ‘Girls’ on campus
Published on March 27th, 2014 | by Iowa City Press-Citizen
HBO wanted to bring its hit show “Girls” to the University of Iowa to film Hannah Horvath – who is played by the show’s creator Lena Dunham – attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, but UI put a kibosh on the idea.
UI spokesman Tom Moore confirmed university officials were contacted by HBO and denied its request to film episodes on campus. He declined to elaborate.
“While we are pleased that the Iowa Writers’ Workshop is receiving national attention and that our graduate is doing well in her career, our general practice is to not allow filming, due to potential disruption to campus,” Moore said.
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