Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Movie star in town? It's not 'Unthinkable'

By dave Murray - The Grand Rapids Press - Tuesday, August 05, 2008

GRAND RAPIDS -- He's battled snakes on planes and wielded a light saber as a Jedi knight, but will Samuel L. Jackson take a stroll through a Grand Rapids museum or dine in a downtown restaurant?

Maybe the Oscar-nominated star won't, but city leaders are betting the sizable film crew joining Jackson will be spending money around town when they start shooting a movie at Iroquois Middle School later this month.

Movie-making might become big business for West Michigan as production companies start taking advantage of new incentives one local official called "the strongest in the world."

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