Thursday, July 02, 2009

The week in quotes from Hollywood in the Hub

“I lost my nerd virginity to Joss, for sure."

--Eliza Dushku, co-star in the made-in-Boston drama "Valediction," jokes that "Dollhouse" creator Joss Whedon first plucked her off a street corner in Watertown to play Faith in the “Buffy” series.

"The film tax credit has worked here in Massachusetts. It would be really foolish of us to put anything into the legislation that would hurt that effort."

--After fear that the spy flick "Wichita" starring Tom Cruise would move production to Georgia, Rep. Ronald Mariano of Quincy says it's a good thing that Beacon Hill lawmakers and Gov. Deval Patrick decided not to move forward to reduce the cost of the state's film tax credit by $20 million.

"Given how enthusiastic Boston-area fans are for sports and just their energy, I think they're going to make a great crowd for this film."

--Mary McNally, a spokesperson for, says the group's efforts to recruit extras for the made-in-Lowell flick "The Fighter" should be a knockout.

“I think it’s cool that they’re doing Topsfield casting. It’s a community thing.”

--Patricia Jamison, a resident of Topsfield who escorted her daughter, Parker, to the casting call for Brendan Fraser's upcoming "Furry Vengeance," says she appreciates that filmmakers are scouting locally for talent.

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