Spacek lobbies Richmond
Albemarlean Sissy Spacek was at the General Assembly Tuesday, February 16 with Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling (and with her husband Jack Fisk) to beseech lawmakers to pass incentives to attract filmmakers to Virginia. According to the Washington Post, the Academy Award-winner was attired like a horsewoman and tired of leaving the state to work. "I just think it's time for Virginia to get a piece of the pie," said Spacek. After the press conference, state Senator Creigh Deeds escorted her to the Senate dais. His rival for the governorship, Bob McDonnell, is pushing movie-making in the state to create jobs. Two bills going through the General Assembly offer income tax credits to productions spending at least $250K in Virginia.