McAuliffe touts Va. film incentive program; says economic impact of moviemaking up 16 percent

Associated Press

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says spending by the film industry increased 16 percent last year compared to 2012.

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The governor's office issued a news release Tuesday saying the economic impact of the film industry in Virginia was $382 million in 2013.

The state has an incentive program that offers tax credits and grants to film projects made in the state. The Associated Press reported Sunday that Del. Peter Farrell and his father, Dominion Resources Inc. CEO Thomas Farrell II, made a movie last year that received $1 million in assistance from the state.

Other projects filmed in Virginia last year include the National Geographic channel's "Killing Kennedy" and AMC's television series "TURN."