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Production Company Brings Hollywood To Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A motion picture production company based here has brought plenty of Hollywood glamour, along with good paying jobs, to this blue collar city in Eastern Washington.

North by Northwest has produced some 40 feature films in the past 15 years, mostly small productions that go straight to broadcast or direct-to-video. It is not unusual see a street block
or two shut down for filming in downtown Spokane.

While North by Northwest's movies may be low-budget, the company has brought many well-known actors to Spokane, including Samuel L. Jackson, 50 Cent, Jessica Biel, Ving Rhames, Thomas Jane, and particularly Cuba Gooding Jr., who has inspired competing Spokane
Facebook pages.

North by Northwest has had a good movie run lately, with their production of horror master John Carpenter's "The Ward" getting attention.
      

      
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