Filmmaker Stephen Spielberg was in Richmond Thursday, meeting with the head of Virginia’s growing film office, fueling speculation that the state is wooing the noted director for a project here.
Spielberg met with Rita McClenny, director of the Virginia Film office, said sources familiar with the meeting who spoke on condition of anonymity.
A hostess at Millie’s — a popular Richmond brunch spot — said Spielberg was indeed there.
Another diner asked Spielberg if he was planning to make a movie in the city.
“Maybe,” he replied, smiling.
A spokeswoman for the Virginia film office would not confirm if the meeting occurred, nor would she say if the state is actively pursuing a Spielberg film to be shot in the Commonwealth.
Earlier this year, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) successfully pushed a package of incentives for filmmakers through the General Assembly.