When "The Wire" decided to pay off pit bull owners so they could film, it wasn't a simple cash payoff like you saw all the time on the show. They had them fill out tax forms and provide social security numbers.
Pit bulls helped guys in the 'hood make noise and money during shooting of 'The Wire,' travel video series finds. The Onion's AV Club comes to Baltimore for "Pop Pilgrims" videos based on scenes in the HBO series.
Donnie Andrews inspired the character, Omar, a ruthless but moral stickup man in HBO's "The Wire." Now, he seeks to use the lessons of his own criminal past to help keep Baltimore youth from following a similar path.
The 50-year-old Simon is only one of a few people ever to receive one of the prestigious fellowships for their work on television. The MacArthur carries a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant parceled out over five years.