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Film Incentives

Film incentive update heads to House Finance Committee

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A bill to eliminate the end of North Carolina's film incentives overcame its first hurdle in the General Assembly today. HB 1142 passed its first reading as the House of Representatives referred it to the Finance Committee. Full story...
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Hamilton, Iler, Davis sponsor bill to keep NC film incentives from ending

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videoThree area lawmakers have sponsored a bill in the North Carolina House of Representatives that would keep the state's tax incentives for film projects from ending. Full story...
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State lawmakers talk film incentives over BBQ

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videoThe Wilmington business community rubbed elbows with area elected officials at an annual barbecue and we used this opportunity to ask state Representatives about current issues that matter to you. Full story...
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McCrory pits teacher pay, film incentives during budget pitch

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videoAs the Short Session got under way, the governor stole the show unveiling his budget proposal that will be the focus of the Short Session. It included the much talked about raises for teachers and for state employees, as well as cuts to the university system. Full story...
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Film industry employee writes letter to the governor

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videoOne local employee of the film industry is taking matters of the tax incentive into her own hands. Dale Williams sent a letter to Governor Pat McCrory asking for a meeting to discuss the future of film employees in our state. Full story...
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Rally pushes for continuation of NC film incentives

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videoFilm equals jobs. That's what hundreds of people were chanting at today's NC Film rally downtown. Film industry employees and supporters worried about their future came out in full force. Organizers says more than 1,000 people turned out. Full story...
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With tax incentives still in doubt, Wilmywood busy as ever

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videoState lawmakers may not be sure about the future of North Carolina's film incentives, but filmmakers appear to be pretty happy with them right now, as several productions are busy shooting around town. Full story...
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Rally for film industry slated for May 4

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videoAs the General Assembly heads back to session next month, supporters of North Carolina's film industry hope to make a statement with a rally supporting the state's tax incentives for TV and movie projects. Full story...
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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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