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Movie Industry

Screen Gems to resume tours this weekend after three-year hiatus

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videoWhile the future of North Carolina's film industry is still up in the air as lawmakers decide what to do about tax incentives that fuel the business, fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood East again starting this weekend. Full story...
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Wilmywood Daily: Kristen Wiig to shoot movie in Wilmington

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Sheila Brothers at the Wilmywood Daily reports Indian Paintbrush Productions has picked Wilmington to film the movie "The Heart." Full story...
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WILMYWOOD DAILY: Next Nicholas Sparks film coming to town

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videoSheila Brothers at Wilmywood Daily reports the next Nicholas Sparks book turned movie is coming to Hollwood East. Full story...
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Exec: Screen Gems committed to Wilmington despite Miami expansion

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videoScreen Gems is expanding down south. EUE/Screen Gems Studios already has facilities in New York, Atlanta and, of course, Wilmington. And in about 15 months, it will have yet another studio in Miami. 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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Actor/director Harold Ramis dead at 69

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An attorney for Harold Ramis says the actor has died. Fred Toczek tells The Associated Press that Ramis died early Monday morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' Oscar nod good for Hollywood East

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video The film industry plays a vital role here in Hollywood East, and there is overwhelming support for "Iron Man 3." The film was shot in our area and was nominated today for one Oscar, but all the nominations are causing a buzz in the movie world. Full story...
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'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' lead Oscars with 10 nods each; 'Iron Man 3' nominated for visual effects

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"American Hustle" and "Gravity" have garnered the most nominations in this year's Academy Awards. Each film received 10 nominations, including nods for best picture. Wilmington-shot "Iron Man 3" earned one nomination. The 86th Academy Awards air Sunday, March 2, on WWAY NewsChannel 3 and ABC. 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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Studio developer wants money for Charlotte project

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A developer says he needs about $25 million from Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to turn an old mall into a movie studio, hotel and retail space. Full story...
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Company hopes fancy set trailers will factor in drawing productions to Hollywood East

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video Hollywood East will soon have a few new digs for actors, directors and producers to use while shooting on location around the area. Full story...
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'We're the Millers' opens strong at box office

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Locally shot "We're the Millers" finished second at the weekend box office, but led the way for the most tickets sales overall last week. Full story...
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'Christmas in Conway' shoots in Forest Hills

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videoHollywood East has set up shop in Wilmington's Forest Hills neighborhood today with multiple shoots for the upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "Christmas in Conway." Full story...
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Ellen Degeneres to host 2014 Academy Awards

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videoEllen DeGeneres will be back for a second time to host the Academy Awards. Producers announced her selection Friday. DeGeneres hosted the show in 2007, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance. Full story...
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