BEND, Ore. (AP) — A proposal to film a Mercedes-Benz commercial in the Deschutes National Forest in Central Oregon has collapsed.
The Bulletin newspaper in Bend reported Wednesday that a location scout says the U.S. Forest Service dragged its heels, and the agency says the scout turned in skimpy paperwork.
Location scout Doug Reynolds says filming would have injected more than $150,000 into the local economy.
But the Forest Service says his application did not address safety concerns over bringing two SUVs and a helicopter into an area busy with people on snowmobiles, cross-country skis and snowshoes.
The ad will be shot in California, instead.
Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com
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