Who knew that Virginia was a booming location for film? In a report released last week, it showed that Virginia has become quite the hot spot for films in the last year. Over 3,800 jobs can be attributed to this business and that's just the beginning due to some grants that have been put into place to lure in more filmmakers.
This is great news for our economic growth not only for those who want to work on the films themselves but for the businesses the crew who travel into town for will visit while setting up their temporary home away from home. Our hotels, shops, and restaraunts will no dobut benefit.
The most exciting part? If you or a family member have always hoped to land a role on a larger film but location stifled that dream, this may be that opportunity you've been waiting to come along. It's time to keep a close eye on your local film industry so you don't miss out on those opportunities!
With films like last year's Lincoln which hired 1,200 local actors, there are plenty of opportunities when these big films come to town. Add Ben Affleck's Argo and Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar both filmed in Northern Virginia and it sounds like we're going to have more and more opportunity in this area.
So dust off your old acting shoes if that's your passion and keep your eyes on the industry because it's booming!
Do you have a passion for drama? Have you always wanted to just be an extra and see the industry as a work in progress? Will you be hoping for a role in one of the local films that come here next?
Image via iStock [Marcella Barsee]
on Nov. 13, 2012 at 3:30 PM