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Celebvocate: Sissy Spacek pushes Virginia film industry

Sissy Spacek speaks during a press conference at the Capitol in Richmond on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
An occasional look at Hollywood luminaries pushing their pet causes. Tuesday's showbiz crusader: Sissy Spacek.

Event: News conference with Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling to boost local film production.

Site: Capitol in Richmond.

What she wants: Tax breaks, other incentives for filmmakers to shoot in her adopted state. "I just think it's time for Virginia to get a piece of the pie," said the actress, who lives in central Virginia with production designer husband Jack Fisk.

Bona fides: Starred in "Coal Miner's Daughter" and "Carrie."

How she looked: Horse-countryish in black velvet skirt, a gray tweed jacket and red plaid scarf, reports our colleague Roz Helderman.

Observation: Reduced lawmakers to fanboys. "This really is a great honor," gushed state Sen. Creigh Deeds.

Parting gift: Porcelain vase inscribed with "Virginia."

By The Reliable Source  |  February 17, 2010; 1:03 AM ET
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