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'Fugitive' helps bring in millions

"The Fugitive TV series based in Mukilteo helped create a record year in filmmaker spending in Washington.The state Office of Trade and Economic Development has reported that filmmakers spent over $50 million in Washington in 2000, the highest level in a decade. The Washington State Film Office was involved in bringing 75 productions to the state.The Fugitive, from Kopelson Telemedia and McNamara Paper Products, in association with Warner Bros. Television, stars Tim Daly and Mykelti Williamson. The crew has a grueling film schedule of eight days per episode. The first 12 shows were completed before Christmas, and in December the series was picked up for an additional nine episodes that will shoot into April. The show airs Friday at 9 p.m. on CBS.The second major film project in 2000 was Stephen King's Red Rose, a six-hour miniseries for ABC. The paranormal drama was filmed in a large mansion in Lakewood, near Tacoma, with other sets built at Sand Point Naval Base and in locations in Tacoma and Seattle. Red Rose will air in February 2001.Other productions filmed in Washington in 2000 included:* Rock Star, by Warner Brothers.* Joyful Partaking, Puzzle Box Productions.* Farewell to Harry, Drop of a Hat Productions.* And numerous commercials from Boeing, AT&T, Chevy Blazer, Honda, Suzuki, Toyota, Union 76, State Farm and Mountain Dew. "

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