As a graduate of Shorewood High School, I try to keep tabs on other SHS alumni. Hence, I was happy to hear that Shorewood native David Zucker, a director, writer and producer most known for "Airplane," "The Naked Gun" and "Ruthless People," will return to Wisconsin to work for the first time in 40 years.
Zucker will come to Wisconsin on Dec. 15 to shoot a commercial for the Department of Tourism.
"Wisconsin natives have made a significant contribution to our worldwide arts and culture, and under David's deft handling we expect he will also make an indelible contribution to marketing the state for tourism," says tourism secretary Stephanie Klett.
The commercial, which will depict both indoor and outdoor winter fun, will feature the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. It's scheduled to begin airing in Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Milwaukee the week of Jan. 9, 2012.
"While I haven't had opportunities to work in my home state, I remain a tried-and-true Wisconsin booster," said Zucker. "I hope this is the beginning of working on more projects in the state."