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McAuliffe Rolling Out Red Carpet for Bo Derek

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) - Governor McAuliffe is rolling out the red carpet in Virginia for Hollywood actress Bo Derek.

The governor recently hosted the actress at his home as Derek was in Richmond meeting with film officials in hopes of getting her to film an upcoming TV series in Virginia.

"She loves what she's seen so far in photos we shared and seemed to love Richmond," he says.

Virginia Film Office Director Andy Edmunds says the show is based off a book series by author Warren Adler about a homicide detective working in D.C.    

Derek will be producing the show but also may play a part.

Edmunds says TV series are the hot commodity for states to land as they ultimately bring more money and jobs to areas than movies do.

"A TV series will set up camp in a given area and can stay for four to six years and completely change the landscape of an industry with ongoing jobs it can create," he says.

A recent example of that is AMC's "Turn," which is currently airing and may be picked up for a second season of filming in Richmond.
As Edmunds works to get more production here, he's says happy to have the governor as his best spokesperson.  

"The governor jumps right in there to dry and bring this to Virginia and we're happy to have him pushing for this opportunity."

Film officials say Virginia offers lots of tax incentives for production companies and scene areas to shoot in. They're hoping to host Bo Derek here again in the next few months.

Copyright 2014 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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