Film museum coming soon?

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Submitted: Sat, 07/12/2014 - 1:49am
Updated: Sat, 07/12/2014 - 3:38am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Film enthusiasts are hoping to expand their presence in the Cape Fear.

Members of the local film community gathered to discuss the potential for a film museum in Downtown Wilmington Friday night.

Members of the Cape Fear Independent Film Network are spearheading the project and they say the museum will include local projects dating back as far as 1902. The overall goal is to educate people on Wilmington’s role in the film industry.

Organizers hope to keep the museum free for the public and are currently looking for donations and volunteers to help make their dream a reality.

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2015 years 8 months ago

Yeah the same thing happened to the DAK museum and the Invista museum along with Rampage Yachts museum – all the potential donors moved away or lost their jobs – with nary a peep from you arrogant entitlement grabbing hacks in the film industry – who can’t survive without a sustained government hand out. Your perceived level of self worth to the area is over blown just like the numbers put forth by MPAA studies. Go it alone – stand on your own two feet – it’s time.
Film = CON job


2015 years 8 months ago

It was nice having the film industry around,but too bad the powers that be don’t appreciate all it’s done to put this tiny corner of NC on the map and are kicking them to the curb…and out of the state!

Sorry, but don’t expect this will ever see the light of day if the main donors have to move away!

2015 years 8 months ago

We’re all leaving! We’re all leaving! We’re all leaving! … And yet you’re all still here.

Sooner or later, all of the states that are paying extortion money to the film industry will wise up and say that enough is enough. What an arrogant bunch you’ve all turned out to be; insisting that taxpayers should support money losing incentive programs just to rub elbows with God’s anointed ones. In reality, your industry should be prosecuted under the RICO act for organized extortion and racketeering.

2015 years 8 months ago

Hopefully, they will all be gone before long. Just heard about some road closures that will affect many trying to get from point A to point B. One is Hwy. 53 in Burgaw. If filming was confined to the studio or private property and did not interfere with others lives, that would be different. But, the film industry has put themselves on pedestals and feel they can do whatever they want regardless of how many they inconvenience. Good riddance and thanks to the powers that be that did not leave the incentives in place.

2015 years 8 months ago

Why would the local film community build, of all things, a film museum in Wilmington? Don’t the film people believe in their own propaganda? If they’re all relocating because there wont be any film jobs here, why would they want to invest in something they won’t even see?

Things that make you go hmmmm …..