ATLANTA — Production for the second season of BET’s "American Soul" is in full steam, and if you see the basecamp signs “AMSO” in your neighborhood, there’s a chance you will see some of the crews in action nearby.
The A-Scene checked out production as crews wrapped exterior scenes on Ottley Drive in Midtown.
Several dozen vintage cars were used for the scenes including Larry Gardner’s 1965 Dodge Dart. He tells us this was his first time using his vehicle for a film or television scene for background scenes.
“My wife sent me a link with a casting call looking for a car,” Gardner said.
He revealed that his time on set did come with a reasonable pay.
“It’s not bad. It’s like $75 for eight hours, and $200 for the car,” he recalled.
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Producers will also be casting extra roles to appear in American Soul until November.
BET “American Soul” is set in 1975 and based on the life and career of “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius.
“Soul Train” was the first prominent African-American variety television show exposing audiences nationwide to musical acts and dancers for over 35 years.
The show ended in 2006 and still holds the title of one of the longest-running syndicated programs in American history.
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