Emmy-award winning actor Claire Danes is providing her acting chops for Virginia.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation debuted a promotional video featuring the actor to showcase the region.
Officials say the video is a tool to promote tourism in the Commonwealth and features Danes speaking about her time filming the Showtime series “Homeland” in the state.
Virginia’s tourism economy generated $25 billion last year, officials say, while supporting 232,000 jobs and contributing $1.73 billion to state and local taxes.
Tourism is an instant revenue generator in the state. Last year, visitors spent $25 billion, which supported 232,000 jobs and contributed $1.73 billion to state and local taxes.
Officials say the annual total economic impact of the Virginia film industry is nearly $697 million. It supports approximately 4,300 full time jobs, and contributes more than $27 million in state and local tax revenue for the Commonwealth.