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Film Industry

ONLY ON 3: $100,000 Jay Garner report recommends free internet, pharmacy school; Leaves out film, tourism, arts and history

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The Jay Garner Report, tasked with finding ways to grow the area's economy and recently delivered to New Hanover County and other local leaders, says aircraft assembly, life and marine sciences, high value office operations and precision manufacturing are the keys to making the area more viable for new companies to move here. 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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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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Extraordinary People: The grip who was sponsored by the Terminator

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videoHis name is Chunky. He's made a living as a grip. Grips, in case you didn't know, are responsible for all kinds of lighting and camera support. Chunky, in case you didn't know, is one extraordinary person. 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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Wilmington Regional Film Commission to offer location database services to local businesses and residents

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In order to add to their existing database of 3,300 locations, the Wilmington Regional Film Commission will be adding a Location Scout to their team this fall. The Scout will be available to photograph local properties, in order to provide a broad idea of potential shooting locations to productions considering filming in the area. 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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Local cast, crew, state leaders celebrate 'Iron Man 3'

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Local cast and crew as well as state leaders celebrated "Iron Man 3" with its filmmakers Sunday night at Regal Mayfaire 16. 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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'Breaking Bad,' 'Under the Dome' actor shows support for film incentives in Wilmington

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As thousands gathered to take a stand for the state's film incentives Saturday, some famous actors filming in the Port City rallied support, too. Dean Norris, known as Hank Schrader in AMC's series, "Breaking Bad," tweeted pictures and blurbs in support of the cause. 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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