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Tahoe becomes Wyoming for film crew

Lake Tahoe can be for lovers, even if it’s posing as Wyoming.

A Los Angeles-based production crew and actors with suitcases bustled around the Lake Tahoe Airport on Wednesday, filming a cable-channel feature to be aired early next year.

Based on a book by author Pamela Wallace, “Straight from the Heart” highlights the story of a New York City photographer who responds to a less-than-ideal personal ad on a dare.

The photographer leaves the city life for the farmlands of Wyoming, where she meets a widower and learns about his unhappy past.

The scenes shot at the airport showed the couple meeting for the first time.

The story, which may be loosely based on the book to the discriminating reader, comes to the small screen starring Andrew McCarthy, who has played in “Mannequin,” “Pretty in Pink” and “St. Elmo’s Fire.”

It’s due to air on Hallmark Channel 67 on Charter Cable in February.

Nick Lombardo, co-executive producer with Alpine Median, described the scenario as a love story with a modern-day lark.

“(Tahoe) looked like a perfect place. We were looking for a mix of the city and the mountains in the background,” he said.

Beyond moving to a private ranch in Alpine County from the Tahoe airport, the crew of 50 people will also shoot scenes in Sacramento.

“We’re excited to have them here,” El Dorado Tahoe Film Commissioner Kathleen Dodge said.

She declined any further details based on the wishes of the production company.

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