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State lawmakers talk film incentives over BBQ


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Live music and southern cooking. For the 11th year, elected officials enjoyed barbecue by the river.

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce hosts the event as a way to say thank you to elected officials. While they were gathered together we asked about film incentives set to expire at the end of the year. Representative Ted Davis says he's hopeful they will continue.

"It's such an important issue. Not only for the state of North Carolina, but especially New Hanover County," Davis said.

Earlier this month, supporters united for the NC film rally. While locals are passionate, Representative Rick Catlin says the state isn't seeing the same benefit. "According to fiscal research the return on investment state-wide is not as good." Catlin says in order to continue incentives, there needs to be a compromise.

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