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Where was ‘Love in the Spotlight’ filmed? See Cast Stories & Locations

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Inspired by the real-life romance between Willie Aames and Winnie Hung, Hallmark Channel’s first Fall into Love movie, Love in the Limelight, premieres Saturday, August 6 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central . The film stars Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega and features six new songs, all written by Carlos PenaVega himself.

The Utah Film Commission shared details about the film’s shooting. The film was shot between May 9th and 27th. Principal filming was also conducted from May 9-27.

Movie sets are no stranger to Salt Lake City. It offers a simple western urban setting and is often used as a substitute for Los Angeles, Denver or other locations. Movies shot in Salt Lake City include Independence Day and all three High School Musical movies and more.

Executive Producer James Wilberger shared a picture of himself with director Ron Oliver on the first day of shooting.

He also shared a picture of the audio mixing and wrote: “We started mixing #loveinthelimelight today! The songs are amazing and the score is beautiful!!”

He explained that actor Carlos PenaVega wrote and sang five original songs for the film!

Sir Ron Oliver enjoyed taking fun photos with the rest of the crew and appeared to be having a really fun time on set.

He’s quite the comedian too, as you can see in this Instagram post below where he jokes about having Alexa PenaVega photograph him.

In the photo below, he shared that the film is a “barely veiled biopic about love, redemption and music.”

He stayed at the luxurious Grand America Hotel and shared his experiences.

Crown Media read the synopsis in their press release as follows: “As a teenager, Summer (Alexa PenaVega) was a devoted fan of popular boy band The Mendez Boyz, particularly Nick (Carlos PenaVega), their lead singer. After receiving a sweet fan letter from Summer, Nick decides to answer with a phone call, sparking the beginning of a friendship that lasts to this day. When Nick’s manager books him a gig at a small venue in Summer’s hometown of Salt Lake City, where she now works in human resources at a local university, the two finally meet face to face. It’s clear their friendship set the stage for romance.”

A real couple Alexa and Carlos PenaVega Star in this movie playing Summer and Nick. Alexa is known for her success in the Spy Kids movies as well as the TV series Picture Perfect Mysteries. Carlos also shared the screen in Picture Perfect Mysteries and is also known for the TV series short The Loud House which ran from 2016 to 2022.

Carlos’ original compositions for the film’s soundtrack are described by Hallmark as having a “rich Latin sound”.

The playlist includes “If You Let Me”, “Someday Somewhere”, “BASIC”, “Vamos Pasar La Bien”, “Fall Again” and “Por Ti,” ET Online said.

He recently embarked on a US/Mexico tour with Big Time Rush, which will wrap up in late August.

Carlos shared on social media that he’s looking forward to the film.

“This movie takes our Hallmark experience to the next level,” Alexa and Carlos PenaVega said in a joint statement, according to ET Online. “They gave us the freedom to explore and create original music, stylized performances and a fresh take on a modern love story. We couldn’t be happier or more excited!”

The couple can be seen with their family in a picture shared on James Wilberger’s Instagram below.

Carlos and Alexa met at a Bible study. Her married name is PenaVega and they tied the knot on January 4, 2014 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They share a YouTube channel called La Vida PenaVega. The couple have three children, all born in 2016, 2019 and 2021.

The film’s cast also includes Ivonne Coll (“The Godfather Part 2”) and Chase Ramsey (“Falling for Christmas”).

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