LAS VEGAS -- After investing millions of dollars in downtown Las Vegas, the Downtown Project is getting into the movie business.
The group, which is focused on redeveloping downtown, is now financing its first film. It is an independent film starring Dakota Fanning, and it is one of the first films to benefit from Nevada's new film tax incentive.
Producers say this one small-sized project will put hundreds of people to work, including Whinnie Shao.
Shao has known she wanted to be in the fashion industry since she was 13 years old.
"Once they pick the designs, we go ahead and make the first patterns and first samples," Shao with the Stitch Factory said.
Now, she may also be breaking into the movie business. The employees, sewing machines, and space at Stitch Factory could be used by a feature film's wardrobe department.
"It would mean opportunity for Stitch Factory," Shao said.