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Film Industry

Film Commission's directory helping area business cash in on Hollywood

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video When productions from all over the country descend on Wilmington to film, they need more than just beautiful locations to shoot. That's a need the Wilmington Regional Film Commission is looking to fill with its new Support Services Directory. Full story...
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YEAR IN REVIEW: Record year revives Hollywood East

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video A record-breaking year for the film industry in North Carolina put Wilmington back on the map for everyone from comic book fans to Nicholas Sparks fans searching for a good old-fashion love story. Full story...
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NC has record-breaking year for film, TV, but don't expect repeat

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video The director of the North Carolina Film Office says the state's film industry hit record-breaking numbers the past two years, but that's unlikely to repeat in 2013. Full story...
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2012 record breaking for NC film industry

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video North Carolina witnessed another year of record-breaking film numbers in 2012. Year-end projections show productions had direct in-state spending of more than $376 million and created more than 4,100 crew positions for the state's workforce. Full story...
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Wilmington Regional Film Commission offering memberships

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video Local business owners can soon take a piece of the film industry pie. The Wilmington Regional Film Commission is now offering memberships. Full story...
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Film Commission looking for more locations for database

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The Wilmington Regional Film Commission wants to add your interesting property to its database of possible film locations. 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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Contest gives couple chance to be part of movie shooting in Wilmington

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video Hollywood East has been busy recently with several films being shot around the Cape Fear. One movie is a "dream come true" for one Wisconsin man, who says he got lucky by winning his role in the film. 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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Whiteville cashes in on show business

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It was lights, camera, action today in Columbus County. The cast and crew of the movie "Hick" set up to film in historic downtown Whiteville. Full story...
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NC Film Incentives: Asset or Liability?

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video Some food for thought as state legislators consider making North Carolina tax incentives even more enticing for film makers. Full story...
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Local film industry is strong, says film leaders

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videoSome of the most important leaders in North Carolina's film business gathered at Thalian Hall Thursday night to discuss the state of the industry. Despite admitted challenges that lie ahead... Full story...
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Perdue signs film incentive bill

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North Carolina’s film industry just became a little more competitive. Thursday morning, Governor Bev Perdue put pen to paper, signing a bill that will boost the film tax credit from 15 to 25 percent. Full story...
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NC film industry gets good news

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videoThere was a major victory for North Carolina's film industry. A bill increasing the state's film incentives from 15 to 25 percent passed the Senate Friday after passing the House last night. All it needs now is the Governor's signature. Full story...
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Senate Finance Committee helps state's film incentives

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The state's film incentives took a big step forward Wednesday. The Senate Finance Committee approved raising the tax break for production companies from 15 to 25 percent. Full story...
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