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Southport looks at rules for movie production

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videoThe City of Southport is enjoying its movie success. Southport Aldermen want make sure they have rules in place to manage the movies. Full story...
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'Safe Haven' debuts to packed house in Southport

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Southport has had its fair share of movies shot within its city limits, but tonight residents of the area were treated to a special viewing of what could be its biggest blockbuster yet. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Southport Alderman reconsider city's film policies

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video As Southport gets set for its starring role in "Safe Haven," city leaders are reconsidering how to handle any future movie shoots. The debate comes after some residents were not happy with some of the impacts of "Safe Haven" shooting around town last summer. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' trailer, photos released

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videoAfter months of waiting, we're finally getting the first extended look at "Iron Man 3," which shot in and around Wilmington much of the summer. Full story...
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First official 'Iron Man 3' poster released

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One day away from the release of the first trailer for "Iron Man 3," Marvel has released the first official poster for the movie shot primarily in and around Wilmington. Full story...
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Screen Gems pays tribute to McComas's role in local film industry

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Screen Gems Studios took time to honor former state Rep. Danny McComas this weekend as he heads to a new position at the NC Ports Authority. Full story...
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'Captain America' won't follow 'Iron Man' to NC

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Iron Man may like the ocean, but it looks like Captain America prefers the lake. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," long rumored to be considering Wilmington as a filming location, will film portions in Cleveland in 2013, the Greater Cleveland Film Commission announced Friday. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3,' 'We're the Millers' getting ready to leave Wilmington

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"Iron Man 3" will soon be blasting off to Florida. The movie, starring Robert Downey Jr., has been shooting in and around Wilmington all summer. Meanwhile, it's also a Wilmington wrap for "We're the Millers." Full story...
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Robert Downey Jr. injured, 'Iron Man 3' stops shooting

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Robert Downey Jr. injured his ankle today on the set of "Iron Man 3" causing the production to stop shooting for now. Full story...
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Fans excited for Sparks on set in Southport

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video An anxious crowd waited for the chance to catch a glimpse of some of their favorite stars Wednesday in Southport. After close to an hour, "Safe Haven" stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough, along with writer Nicholas Sparks, finally arrived. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry schedule tweaked for 'Safe Haven' shoot

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will cancel two departures for the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry tonight for a movie shoot. The cast and crew of the Nicholas Sparks book turned movie "Safe Haven" will use the Motor Vessel Southport and its crew for a shoot this evening. 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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Film leaders say Charlotte studio would complement Wilmington, not compete

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video Wilmington could soon have some competition in the film industry here in the Tar Heel State. After last night, Charlotte is one step closer to having a movie production facility of its own. Full story...
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'Revolution' creates abandoned downtown

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Ever wonder what Wilmington might look like if it were deserted? That's the scene crews created to film the new TV series "Revolution" this morning. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' shoots at country club, hits the water next week

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"Iron Man 3" is spending the day at the country club. A shoot next week likely won't be as posh. Full story...
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