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Film Incentives

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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McCrory won't call lawmakers back for special session

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video In what could be the final nail in the coffin for North Carolina's film industry, Gov. Pat McCrory says he will not call for the General Assembly to return to Raleigh for a special session. Full story...
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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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