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Safe Haven

'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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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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State conference looks at link between film and tourism industries

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video Tourism is a driving force for North Carolina's economy, and the movie and TV industry is helping fuel that economic engine. Full story...
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'Rolling Stone' rips 'Safe Haven'

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Folks in Southport may love "Safe Haven," but the latest big-screen adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks book has drawn the ire of "Rolling Stone" movie reviewer Peter Travers. Full story...
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Explore with George: 'Safe Haven' premiers, Southport residents excited

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video It's the moment many folks in Southport have been waiting for, today's the day Safe Haven finally hits screens nationwide. WWAY's George Elliott went down to the Southport Community Center to have a part in the party. 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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Southport businesses cash in on 'Safe Haven'

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Southport is attracting fans from all over thanks to the movie "Safe Haven." The movie was filmed in and around Southport last summer, and even hand-picked a few local stores for several scenes. Many of these stores have been cashing in on the movie which does not even hit the big screen until Valentine's Day. Full story...
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Southport to host invitation-only pre-screening of 'Safe Haven'

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videoSouthport is getting ready for its moment in the spotlight when "Safe Haven" hits theaters nationwide Thursday. Some folks in the community, though, will get a sneak peak at the Nicholas Sparks book turned movie a couple days early. Full story...
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'Safe Haven' fans hit theater for Q&A with Sparks and lead actors

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video In less than a month, people will be able to see Wilmington and Southport on the big screen. The Nicholas Sparks book-turned-movie "Safe Haven" is set to premier on Valentine's Day. Ahead of the big event, fans got a chance tonight to do a Q&A session with Sparks and the movie's big stars, Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel at Mayfaire Cinemas. Full story...
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