Speaking of movie productions disturbing the locals...
I understand that during filming of a civil war era film, a movie crew simply took over one of the many squares in Savannah. They covered the paved road with a layer of dirt, blocked access to and from the homes surrounding the square and "instructed" the local residents to remain indoors or otherwise out of site during the filming.
One resident took umbrage. He reportedly hung a Nazi flag from his front porch, effectively halting filming. There was little the producers or the city could do, as his home was in most of the shots.
The producers wound up meeting with the local residents and coming to an agreement to compensate them for their inconvenience. Which, IMHO, they should have done from the start.