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Movie filming at Milwaukee museum wraps up


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Art Museum reopens Wednesday, after being closed to accommodate crews filming the movie "Transformers 3."

The city was abuzz Monday and Tuesday as crews worked inside and outside of the museum, with sightings of the film's stars Shia LaBeouf (SHY'-uh luh-BUFF') and Patrick Dempsey. Director Michael Bay was also there.

Museum spokeswoman Vicki Scharfberg said the crew was terrific and respectful of the building designed by Santiago Calatrava

She says they are thrilled the movie will come out next summer as they are celebrating the building's 10th anniversary.

VISIT Milwaukee has estimated the production will bring $1 million to the area in salaries, hotels, food, fuel and equipment. VISIT Milwaukee spokesman Dave Fantle says film crews are still negotiating over filming at the empty Tower Automotive site.

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