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Film Industry

'Max Steel' to start filming April 21 in Wilmington

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It’s official. “Max Steel,” a new film based on the popular Mattel action hero, is officially headed to Wilmington this spring. Full story...
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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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