Yes, Terry Crews really is that nice.
I served as Line Producer and Production Manager on this series, shot here in the (permit-intensive) Los Angeles area. From locating and setting up production basecamp and office space to coordinating staff and crew resources, this project was delivered and debut to some of the highest ratings BET has seen on a freshman series in a while.
Fun note: I also personally mapped out, and went up and shot the seasons aerial inserts for all transition shots, establishings, etc; shooting with a Cineflex HD rig with the pro’s at Helinet. Two days of some serious flying, and you can see some Behind-The-Scenes footage from that on the Aerial BTS tab above.
I won’t lie, shooting from a helicopter is a hoot. Especially when you have a great cam op and pilot like the guys from Helinet.
This was a fairly coordinated shoot that entailed detailed mapping for LA airspace, and ground coordination with two picture vehicles in motion at various locations from Alta Dena to Malibu plus a wide range of establishing and transition shots for a number of episodes.