It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood... if you live in Cameron Woods, I suppose. It's where Orion Avenue (one of the most filmed streets in the San Fernando Valley) is located. Used for its All American look: Swings hanging from trees, American flags proudly displayed, neatly mowed, wide, green lawns and white picket fences.
A few years ago, I, too, was asked to use my home for filming. We lived in a cottage in Melody Acres - a neighborhood that feels like it's out in the country with horses, pigs, emus and the occasional peacock sighting. But any initial bit of pride I felt disappeared when I found out It would've been for a Lifetime Channel movie about a poor, single, alcoholic, once-abused mother living in the deep south. It never did happen. Apparently, they found another house that looked a little more like a ramshackle Southern hovel - but I'm betting it wasn't in Cameron Woods.