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New TV series turns Richmond into Long Island

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Posted at 8:18 AM, Jan 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-30 08:18:24-05

RICHMOND, Va. (RichmondBizSense.com) – In 2011, the story of Abraham Lincoln rained Hollywood dollars down on Richmond. Now the local economy is seeing the spoils of the Revolutionary War.

Local warehouses, plantations, tow truck operators, restaurants and hardware stores have seen an influx of business from the filming of “Turn,” AMC’s new Revolutionary War-themed series being produced in the area.

That includes “everything from buying paper clips to renting helicopters,” said Andy Edmunds, director of the Virginia Film Office, the state agency that helps bring TV and film productions to the state. “They really do touch all aspects of the economy.”

“Turn” has made parts of Richmond and Central Virginia to look like Long Island, N.Y., during the Revolutionary War, where the story is set.

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