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Film Commission looking for more locations for database


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Wilmington Regional Film Commission wants to add your interesting property to its database of possible film locations.

The commission will add a location scout to its team this summer to add to its existing database of 3,300 locations. The scout will photograph interesting local properties to provide an even broader idea of potential shooting locations to productions considering filming in the area.

"We're already pretty well known for being a film-friendly town with great crew and support services, and also for having a wide range of types of locations," Film Commission Director Johnny Griffin said in a news release. "However, the more of a picture we can paint of the complete range of location options available, the more productions we can potentially attract."

The commission says when a project is considering where to film its project, it weighs many factors, and the types of locations available are important to the decision. The more closely the locations match the vision of the writer and director, the easier that aspect of filming will be.

That's where you come in.

"We are encouraging anyone with an interesting property – anything from a warehouse or a barn to a restaurant, shop, house or farm – to contact us. If it’s appropriate we will send our Scout to take some photographs," Griffin said. "We'll add it to our database, and if a production likes what they see, they will contact the owner directly."

You can contact the Film Commission can be contacted at (910) 343-3456 or

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