Friday, August 22, 2008

Moviemakers help local businesses

By Randy ConatBIRCH RUN TOWNSHIP (WJRT) -- (08/19/08)

While it's fun having a Hollywood movie production crew in Mid-Michigan, there's another side to the story.

The local economy is getting a boost from all the spending they're doing.
It's not every day you get to see Drew Barrymore in Saginaw County. It's cool to see movie cameras for the film "Whip It." And they've transformed the former Ken's Diner on Gera Road into a movie set.

Even better, though, local people have been hired and Birch Run-area stores are seeing an uptick in business.

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