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Widow of Hollywood East founder reflects on Wilmington's big screen legacy

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video A movies starts with a bag of popcorn, and industry starts with a chance. Back in the early 1980s, Wilmington did not have a film industry, but Dino De Laurentiis took a chance and created what is now known as Hollywood East. Full story...
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Cucalorus kicks off its 20th year

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videoIt is that time of year the Cucalorus Film Festival is here and their kickoff party happened Wednesday night at the Bellamy Mansion in Downtown Wilmington. The party kicks of the 20th year of the Cucalorus Film Festival. The first full day of films begins Thursday. Full story...
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EUE/Screen Gems sign down as studio gets makeover

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videoA new view along N. 23rd Street in Wilmington has some film supporters worried. The sign is missing off the side of one of the buildings at EUE/Screen Gems Studios. Full story...
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Wilmywood Daily: Crew call for Blue Mountain State - The Movie

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videoSheila Brothers at the Wilmywood Daily reports another movie is coming to Wilmington. She says resumes are now being accepted for "Blue Mountain State: The Movie." Full story...
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Rep. Rick Catlin gets into it with film advocate at early voting

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videoThings got heated outside the New Hanover County Government Center Saturday. An argument between Rep. Rick Catlin (R-20th District), who is running for reelection, and a film worker has folks talking. Full story...
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Under the Dome returns to Wilmington

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Some good news tonight for Hollywood East. "Under the Dome" is returning to Wilmington for Season 3. Full story...
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Christie stumps for Tillis in Wilmington; duo avoids protestors

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video New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stopped in Wilmington this morning to campaign for North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis in his race for the US Senate against incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan. Full story...
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McCrory won't call lawmakers back for special session

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video In what could be the final nail in the coffin for North Carolina's film industry, Gov. Pat McCrory says he will not call for the General Assembly to return to Raleigh for a special session. Full story...
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Wilmington, New Hanover leaders push for legislative session on film incentives

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videoMembers of the New Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City Council signed a joint letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger yesterday asking them to call for a special legislative session to "reconsider film incentives that will better serve North Carolina in remaining marketable and competitive" in the film industry. Full story...
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