The Meek Mill Jubilee house saga has taken over the trends in Ghana after the American rapper shot parts of a new music video in the Presidential palace.
The Jubilee House is the seat of power in Ghana, housing the Presidential palace and offices.
It is located in a security zone in Kanda, Accra, and it is a nightmare for any Ghanaian to have access to.
However, Meek Mill had a visit with the President and following that was allowed to shoot a music video, sparking outrage amongst Ghanaians.
As the debate rages over whether it was appropriate to allow Meek to shoot a video in the palace, a counterargument has arisen that there is nothing wrong with it as movies are filmed in the White House all the time.
GhanaCelebrities.Com, therefore, looked into whether the claim is true to provide more context to the Meek Mill Jubilee House saga.
Meek Mill Jubilee House Saga – Is It True That Movies Are Filmed in the White House?
Our research indicates this claim is false. Whilst many movies contain the White House as a location, it is often reconstructed by producers and directors using similar buildings, designs etc.
On Quora, one user asked: “Is there a fake White House where they film TV shows and movies?”
The top answer read: “There is only one White House, which is the residence and workplace of the President of the United States of America, and it is found in Washington DC. How then do we see the White House in several movies that somehow pertain to government stuff? Computer Generated Imagery(CGI) or sets made to look like it.
“The White House would never compromise its security by allowing film makers to shoot their movies on site; hence, directors have to improvise by using CGI to film such scenes or build a set like it. The CGI are so good sometimes that you are deceived into thinking they actually shot it on location.”
Hence, the counterclaim to the Meek Mill Jubilee House Saga that even the White House is used for movies is false.
Movies Filmed In The White House
Whilst the White House itself cannot be used as a location, Hollywood often includes it in movies.
As already mentioned, directors build their own White House sets which are super realistic.
According to IMDB, 167 movies have contained the White House’s address – 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – as a location in their movie.
Below are the top 10…check the full list on IMDB.
1 Air Force One (1997)
2 The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
3 Clear and Present Danger (1994)
4 Snowden (2016)
5 Body of Lies (2008)
6 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
7 In the Line of Fire (1993)
8 Spies Like Us (1985)
9 Inside Job (2010)
10 Super Size Me (2004)