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Film Industry Gives Virginia Economic Boost

Employment in Virginia's film industry has risen nearly 16 percent since 2011. That's according to a new state report, which also says the total economic impact of 11 recent film and TV projects topped $139 million. Those projects included Stephen Spielberg's "Lincoln" and the television pilot "Company Town" for CBS.

The films reportedly spent more than $66 million in the state and received nearly $12 million in incentives.

Gov. Bob McDonnell says the findings demonstrate the positive results of a targeted incentive program, which was implemented in 2010 to attract film and television productions.

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