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Film Incentives

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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Local lawmaker fights for incentives

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videoState Representative Ted Davis is rallying local leaders together to promote the film industry. In 2010, the state's film tax incentives were increased from 15% to 25%, letting production companies keep more money in their pockets. Full story...
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NC sets state record for film production spending

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North Carolina has set a record for in-state film production spending this year with five months left to go. The North Carolina Film Office reported Wednesday that 35 films in 30 counties have accounted for $300 million in spending this year. Full story...
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Hamilton defends vote against fracking veto

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video A state representative from Wilmington is defending her vote that helped override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a bill on fracking. The vote is also earning Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) a lot of criticism. Full story...
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General Assembly extends film incentives, heads home

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Before adjourning their session, state lawmakers gave final approval to extending film incentives today. Full story...
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As Hollywood East booms, Perdue proposes $1M to train movie crew

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video The state's film incentive has caused a big problem for North Carolina, but it's a good one to have. We have so many productions underway, it's getting tough to find local crew members to work on set. Gov. Bev Perdue says $1 million could provide a solution. Full story...
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Record year for films in NC

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Bringing red-carpet stars Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes and Jennifer Lawrence, studios chasing tax incentives increased their spending in North Carolina nearly threefold — from $75 million in 2010 to $220 million in 2011. Full story...
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