Production: The Assets filming in Lithuania

Posted by / Nov 23, 2013 / Categories: News

The American Broadcasting Company ABC is currently shooting the TV mini-series “The Assets” in Vilnius, Lithuania.

An Eight-part mini-series about the Cold War based on the book “Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed”. The book is written by veteran CIA officers Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille who hunted down CIA officer Aldrich Ames, a mole who fed information to the Soviet Union that contributed to the deaths of at least ten Soviet intelligence officers who had spied for the United States.

The year is 1985, and the CIA and KGB are locked in a high-stakes, global chess match. Without warning, the United States loses a number of highly valuable assets that tips the scales in favor of the Communist superpower. In The Assets, a thrilling eight episode limited series, CIA officer Sandy Grimes leads the investigation into the lost assets and discovers the horrific truth – the source of the breach is one of their own, fellow CIA officer Aldrich Ames.

The Assets is produced by  ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions and Lithuanian production company Baltic Film Services.

Executive producers are Morgan Hertzan, Rudy Bednar and Andrew Chapman who will run the series.

Episodes of The Assets are directed by Hungarian-born film and TV director Peter Medak and Norwegian director Trygve Diesen.

„The Americans chose Vilnius because the highly qualified professionals and due to the fact that here it‘s possible to find America and Russia, and several other countries. The shooting is especially intense: two teams are shooting simultaneously“, said Lineta Mišeikytė, producer at Baltic Film Services.

The filming started at the end of October in Vilnius and will complete filming at the end of December, 2013. The first episode will air on the 2nd of January, 2014.

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Production information

Baltic Film Services

Kražių g. 25, Vilnius, LT-01108, Lithuania

M. +370 699 10 575

T. +370 5 276 23 35

F. +370 5 215 12 94