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Film Incentives

Film leaders working to increase grant program, not incentives

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videoThe Wilmington Regional Film Commission and the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce held a news conference Thursday morning to discuss the film industry in Wilmington. Full story...
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Film industry announcement expected Thursday

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City and film industry leaders are gathering at Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington Thursday. Full story...
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New bill would restore film, historic preservation tax incentives

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videoA bill filed today in Raleigh calls for restoring several tax incentives, including credits for film projects and historic preservation. Full story...
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Legislators discuss economy on first day

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videoThe State Legislature was back in session Wednesday in Raleigh for their first full day of 2015. Full story...
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'Sleepy Hollow' leaving for Atlanta if renewed

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Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden said if it's renewed for a third season, “Sleepy Hollow” will move production from Wilmington following the demise of the North Carolina film tax credit program. Full story...
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Commissioners renew support for film program

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videoThe New Hanover County Commission had their first meeting of 2015 this afternoon. Monday they passed a resolution in support of the film industry. Full story...
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A new year brings new laws and expires others

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video A new year brings new laws. Starting Thursday taxes will drop for some corporations and people, but film and taxi drivers will see some major changes. There are several changes in North Carolina's laws that took effect. One of the biggest changes a local actor says Wilmington faces is expiring film incentives. A 25 percent tax credit for TV and film productions is now gone. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McCrory talks about issues affecting Cape Fear region

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videoIt's been almost two years in office, and Gov. Pat McCrory said it's been a roller-coaster ride he's honored to be part of. Full story...
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Rep. Rick Catlin gets into it with film advocate at early voting

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videoThings got heated outside the New Hanover County Government Center Saturday. An argument between Rep. Rick Catlin (R-20th District), who is running for reelection, and a film worker has folks talking. Full story...
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Under the Dome set to shoot third season in Wilmington

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videoDespite the lack of film incentives, one popular production is staying in town. Protesters were out in full force yesterday with a message to Gov. Pat McCrory: they want film incentives in North Carolina. Hours later, "Under the Dome" announced plans to stay in the port city for its third season. Full story...
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