True Blood Filming Locations

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Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?
    A. An ultra-modern corporate headquarters.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. In Dallas, Texas.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 6 ("Karma"), of the final Season 7.

    Eric & Pam are taken prisoner and brought in silver chains to the headquarters of the Yakonomo corporation, the company that makes Tru-Blood.

    It seems that the head of the corporation, Gus Jr., is now verging on bankruptcy, thanks to Sarah Newlin's contaminating his Tru-Blood product with the Hep-V virus.  So, he wants her dead.

    He threatens to expose Eric & Pam to the sunrise if they do not tell him how to find Sarah.

    Eventually, as dawn nears, they strike a deal: Gus Jr. agrees not to kill them, in return for them leading him to Sarah -- as long as Eric gets to kill her.

    But when they get to the house of Sarah's sister, Amber Mills, they find that the sister has been miraculously cured of her fatal Hep-V disease, and that Sarah was apparently the cure.

Q. What is it actually, in real life?

    A. A sleek, modern glass building - but nowhere near Texas.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

A. This is actually the CAA building, the headquarters of the most powerful agency in Hollywood: the Creative Artists Agency.

The location:
The Yakonomo building

(Many in the biz facetiously refer to it as "The Death Star".)

It's located at 2000 Avenue of the Stars, in Century City (in west Los Angeles), just west of the Century Plaza twin towers, across the street from the Century Plaza Hotel, and next to the landmark fountains on the Avenue of the Stars. It was built in 2007, and because of its gleaming, futuristic look, it has already appeared in a number of movies and TV shows, including "Star Trek: Into Darkness", "Inception", "In Time",  "Dinner for Schmucks", "Valentine's Day", "The Green Hornet" and "Hancock"

Because the CAA building is longer than it is high, it may not look that tall at first glance, but it actually rises 13 floors above Avenue of the Stars (and 15 floors above the sunken patio on its east side).  There is a large "cut out" in the middle of the building, a window which allows passersby to see through to the twin towers on the other side.  That hole alone is eight stories high.

Here is an image of 2000 Avenue of the Stars:

Here is a Google StreetView of the building.

Here is an aerial photo.  And here is a map link.

Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

A.  I've been to Century City many times, and once you've seen this building, you don't forget it.  Plus, I've added the address to a number of other of my location pages, as it has become a popular filming spot.

True Blood Filming Locations

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