Disney picks Georgia for Cyrus flick

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Submitted: Fri, 04/10/2009 - 11:41am
Updated: Thu, 02/02/2012 - 4:51pm

It looks like Miley Cyrus will not make a movie in Wilmington after all.

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue announced yesterday the Disney movie The Last Song will be filmed in and around Savannah this summer. Georgia had been contending with North Carolina for the film, which the governor’s office says will bring about 250 jobs to the state.

The script is by novelist Nicholas Sparks. Movies based on his books A Walk to Remember and Night in Rodanthe were filmed in Wilmington and other parts of North Carolina.

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue had planned to announce during a visit to Wilmington last week that the movie would shoot at Screen Gems Studios’ new "Dream Stage," her staff pulled the plug on the media event 15 minutes after the governor was scheduled to arrive. At the time sources told WWAY Disney was not ready to make a public statement. The state later revealed the delay was caused by Georgia, which has a higher tax incentive for film projects than North Carolina, getting into the mix to lure the production.

Read Gov. Sonny Perdue’s announcement about The Last Song shooting in Georgia


  • WilmMan says:

    This actually sucks for Wilmington. I have a 12y/o daughter that is slightly removed from the Hannah Montana stage, but she still likes here a little, but as far as all this stuff Rhodes is saying, my daughter doesn’t have a clue to any of it. She watches Cyrus simply for enjoyment. What really does suck is all the jobs that could have been. People are always making such a big deal about giving movie companies more of a tax break, but look at ours compared to other places. We give a 15%incentive, GA gives a 30% incentive. Is it really that big of a deal to increase our incentives to 20 or even 25%?

  • GuestLOL says:

    Aren’t you, in-turn, being a bigot to Miss Cyrus? Love the liberal double standard. You can smell it anywhere.

  • Andrew Rhodes says:

    Last thing NC, or Wilmingt, needs is to be associated with another bigot. Her association with that so-called “Freedom Festival” and the hate-mongers behind it last year definitely placed her in a no-watch, no-respect zone as far as I’m concerned.


  • Guest1111 says:

    Really now. I wouldn’t think a man of your age was in her fan base anyway.

    She’s sixteen years old and followed by screaming teen and tween fans everywhere she goes. She has made more money in the past two years playing Hannah Montana than all of us posting on this website together could ever think about earning in our entire lives.

    I’m sure she won’t miss your lack of interest.

  • Guestfilmnutz says:

    Well looks like 50 or so movie people will be spending the next couple of months in Savannah, of course the IATSE union cut the film company a phat deal, screwing over their membership. Had they had held firm the on the contract this movie might have been done in Wilmington.

    I blame the union, NOT the lack of incentives. This was all about the cost of labor.

  • wooduck says:

    miley who????? get a life.

  • reality says:

    miley who????? get a life.

  • rowdygaines says:

    All the hype…on both WECT & WWAY over the possibility of her filming here…and all premature.

    Better to wait for confirmation before reporting rumors. I was under the impression that professional journalists should report facts…not fiction.

  • Andrew Rhodes says:

    But I do have a 13 year old who is banned from watching that guttertrash.

    I also educate him about the bigotry that these sociopaths mentally molest children with.

    You can cover up her bigotry and support for bigotry with all the smoke screens you want, in the end, her actions speak louder than words. And her association with those hate groups makes her a supporter of them as well.


  • Guest1111 says:

    While Miley Cyrus is an over marketed meal ticket for her has been father, I would hardly call her a sociopath.

    Your consistently hate filled posts over piddling issues is really disturbing. Children who watch her movies and her tv show are hardly political activists. She herself is probably more concerned with her boyfriend and the latest new outfit she buys than in subscribing to any political agenda.

    While she is no great talent and it remains to be seen if she still draws the numbers as an adult, the gist of the story was that here is a lost opportunity for an estimated 250 positions in a county with double digit unemployment, as reported by WWAY this evening. Regardless of your personal feelings about this young girl, that was the point of the story, and that should concern everyone.

  • Andrew Rhodes says:

    And darn proud of it.

    Play your double speak with someone else to cover up your support for abusive guttertrash who advocate verbal, mental, physical, and/or sexual abuse against children and adults alike.

    Who’s the bigger threat to society?

    The one who advocates abuse against individuals based on their race, gender, sexuality, looks, interests, and other such factors and seeks to violate those individual’s Rights as citizens in an effort to create an Anti-American Theological Dictatorship?

    Or the person who opposes their bigotry and Anti-American actions?

    I choose the second, and darn proud of it.


  • Guest4545 says:

    Dude, are you on medication, or do you need to be? What proof do you have that Miley Cyrus advocates sexual abuse against children? And did I read in another post that you have a teenage son? Where is his mother, and who is looking out for him against you?

    You are spewing hatred against a child. You are really scary.

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