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Film Incentives

New report says film study wrong, NC loses money on incentives

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videoA report by legislative staff says a recently-released study of the the film industry in North Carolina is wrong about the state benefiting from tax incentives for movie and TV productions. Full story...
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Study: Loss of film incentive would have negative impact on NC

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videoA new study on the impact of the film industry in North Carolina shows the tax incentives promoting the industry have a positive economic impact. A group of film commissions across the state, including the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, commissioned the study. Full story...
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NC leaders deciding again on state's film break future

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North Carolina's film incentives may finally become a permanent fixture in the state's economic development pitch to television and movie producers. Or it could get written out of the script. Full story...
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Film incentives will return in some form, NC Commerce's Sharon Decker says

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videoNot to worry, filmmakers and TV commercial producers. North Carolina will have something for you after the state's existing film incentives expire later this year. Full story...
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Oscar night means Cucalorus 'Evening on the Red Carpet'

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videoThe Academy Awards are certainly the biggest night of the year in Hollywood, but they are also a big night here in Hollywood East. Cucalorus held its annual "Evening on the Red Carpet" fundraiser at Screen Gems Studios. Full story...
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Industry leaders discuss future of Hollywood East

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video Hollywood East is riding a wave of momentum after consecutive banner years, but industry leaders say without help it could soon come to an abrupt halt despite all of the success. Full story...
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Governor's Office announces year-end estimates for film in NC

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videoTelevision series fuel strong year that sees 5,700 production days, $254 million in spending, and 25,000 job opportunities. Full story...
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Study reveals potential $10 million loss without film incentive

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videoNew Hanover County could see an estimated loss of more than $10 million in tax revenue if the state's film incentive expires at the end of 2014, according to initial findings of a study released Monday. Full story...
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NC film industry leaders discuss 'State of the Slate'

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video Film is one of North Carolina’s largest industries, but could the production soon wrap without help from Raleigh? Full story...
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MPAA says not extending film incentives already hurting NC

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video Major film and television series producers are warning the state could lose thousands of jobs and millions of dollars it does not extend tax incentives set to expire next year. Full story...
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Films spent $278 million here, earned $69 million last year

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Film, television and commercial productions spent more than $275 million in North Carolina and employed about 14,000 people in the past fiscal year, according to NC Department of Revenue records. Full story...
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New Hanover County Commissioners support film incentives as is

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videoToday New Hanover County Commissioners voted in support of a resolution that would keep the film incentives as is. Full story...
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Supporters of film industry rally downtown

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With only two days notice, supporters of Wilmington's film industry attracted thousands of people Downtown to rally against possible changes in the state's film incentives. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Catlin, Millis refuse to do interview about bill to stop film tax credits

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video Two local lawmakers have introduced a bill into the North Carolina House of Representatives that local film industry insiders say would effectively ruin the film industry in the Tar Heel state. Full story...
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Catlin, Millis sponsor bill to change film incentive law

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videoA bill filed in the state House could make it harder for North Carolina to bring big productions to Hollywood East. Full story...
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