Richmond suits “Body Politic”

While taping wrapped up last week for the CW television pilot “Body Politic,” featuring “Friday Night Lights” starlet Minka Kelly, producers and local film boosters scrambled to keep the show filming in Richmond during the regular season.

In the pilot, Kelly co-stars as Hope, who moves from Michigan to Washington to work as an aide for the attorney general (Tim Matheson), who’s also her father.

Networks usually decide which shows they’ll pick up for the season around May 15, says Andy Edmunds, location manager for the Virginia Film Office. While Richmond offers a low cost of living and proximity to D.C., where the show is set, Edmunds says the state lags behind others with incentives to bring productions here in an increasingly competitive climate. (…)

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