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University of Iowa Says No To HBO Request To Film 'Girls' On Campus

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There goes my shot at a guest spot. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports

HBO wanted to film on the University of Iowa campus for its popular series "Girls," but administrators denied the network's requests, said UI spokesman Tom Moore Thursday.


The show's plot, which follows a group of young adults living in New York City, turned to Iowa City during its season three finale on Sunday when main character, Hannah Horvath, got accepted to the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

One of the show's staff writers, Sarah Heyward, is an alumnus of the UI's MFA in English program, which is esteemed nationally and internationally for producing Pulitzer Prize winners, U.S. Poets Laureate, and National Book Award winners.



"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 in an emailed statement.


I was going to parlay my guest spot on Girls into a starring role in season two of True Detective. Oh well.

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