Spotted: Spielberg in Richmond

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.

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