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Wednesday, 26 September, 2001, 15:07 GMT 16:07 UK
Cameras roll again in New York
Stuart Little
Stuart Little: Its sequel will start shooting in New York
New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani has given the go-ahead for film crews to start shooting again in Manhattan.

This will mean a return of camera crews for numerous popular US TV shows and feature films, many scheduled for release next year.

Among the TV shows due to start work again are NBC's Third Watch, followed over the next couple of months by The Sopranos and Law and Order.

Movies to return to production include Changing Lanes, starring Ben Affleck.

Many films which had finished shooting are also expected to return to redo New York scenes now deemed insensitive in the wake of the attacks.

This includes feature films such as Spider-Man, Stuart Little 2 and Men in Black 2.

However, concerns about travel to New York continue to mean that many promotional events, such as press junkets for movies, are held outside New York.

Low-key

Most seem to be taking place in Los Angeles. The California city will also play host to the rescheduled Prime Time Emmy Awards on 7 October.

The awards for the most popular homegrown TV shows and stars on US TV will take place at the Shrine Auditorium.

But organisers said it would be a low-key event compared to what had originally been planned for 16 September.

Celine Dion
Celine Dion due to take part in a second benefit

The dress-code has been changed from "black tie" to "formal wear" and the after-show Governors Ball has been renamed Unity Dinner.

Changes have also been made to address security concerns.

Fans will not be allowed to stand next to the red carpet. There will be no separate tents for TV show interviews - all journalists will have to gather in one venue.

Canadian singer Celine Dion has said she will take part in a Canadian benefit concert for victims, following her appearance in a multi-channel US charity telethon last Friday.

She will join around 100 artists this Friday for the Quebec-New York - A Show for Life to raise money for the Red Cross.

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