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Film Incentives

Wilmington, New Hanover leaders push for legislative session on film incentives

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videoMembers of the New Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City Council signed a joint letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger yesterday asking them to call for a special legislative session to "reconsider film incentives that will better serve North Carolina in remaining marketable and competitive" in the film industry. Full story...
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Film community gathers for massive group photo

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video Members of the community who have ever benefited from the film industry where asked to be a part of a group photo on Saturday in hopes to show state legislators who the loss of film incentives were impacting. Full story...
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Teacher turned actress feels pressure from state budget debates

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videoAshley Bratcher left teaching because she said she was forced to work three jobs to make ends meet. Now with film incentives still in the air... "Here we go again," Bratcher said. She's worried her new career might start presenting challenges that are all too familiar. Full story...
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Amendment to try and save film incentives passes NC House

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videoThe NC House passed an amendment this afternoon that may save film incentives in the state for at least one more year. Full story...
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Budget plan would give teachers raises, cap film incentive

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videoA budget plan unveiled by Republican leaders in Raleigh today would mean more money to teachers and less money for Hollywood. Full story...
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McCrory: Stance on film incentives firm even after studio visit

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videoFilm industry supporters have been critical of Gov. Pat McCrory not answering their plea to meet with the film industry during visits to Wilmington as the debate over film incentives continues. Today that changed. Full story...
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Push for film incentives a campaign issue for NC House race

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video As the governor took time today to visit Wilmington's move studio, the push in Hollywood East for film incentives continues. Today supporters renewed their calls, as they stood with a NC House candidate who backs them. Full story...
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'The Longest Ride' talks film incentives

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videoOn the set today a lot of talk was about the excitement behind another Nicholas Sparks movie being filmed here in the Port City. For the dozens and dozens of folks hard at work on the set, the buzz, is about whether or not jobs like this will be around by the end of the year. Full story...
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McCrory says no to extending current film incentive plan

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videoMcCrory says he does not have the money in the budget for a one-year extension of the current incentives. Instead he says he's pushing ahead with incentive reform. Full story...
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Film supporters rally again in Raleigh

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videoNorth Carolina's film industry made another appeal in Raleigh today. Workers fighting for nothing less the industry's very existance, according to advocates, who are concerned that the legislature will let film tax credits go away. Full story...
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Poll shows bipartisan support for NC film incentives

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A new poll of North Carolina voters shows support for continuing the state's film incentives, including broader support among Republicans than Democrats. Full story...
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Film crews react to grant plan

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videoFilm incentives have been the talk of the town for years, but with the most recent change, concern for the future has set in. Full story...
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EUE/Screen Gems Studios VP: "Deeply appreciative of efforts"

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The Executive VP of EUE/Screen Gems Studios releases statement regarding Thursday's legislative news and move towards incentive grants. Full story...
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THIS JUST IN: NC House passes amendment that keeps film rolling for now

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videoIt wasn't exactly what State Rep. Ted Davis (R-19th District) wanted. But, film supporters said it's better than nothing. Thursday night, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed, 90 to 26, Davis' amendment that would trade film tax credits for a grant program. Full story...
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NC film industry in doubt after committee kills incentive changes

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video Could this be the beginning of the end for North Carolina's film industry? Rep. Ted Davis (R-19th District) proposed three changes to a budget bill hoping to extend the state's film tax credit program. He thought he had the green light for it this morning, but that's not what happened. Full story...
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