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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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Did you make a film? Submit it by tonight

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Today marks the final deadline to submit your film for the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival, held Nov. 12-16, 2014 in Wilmington. There is no submission fee for residents of Wilmington. Full story...
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Shooting starts for Nicholas Sparks film

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videoThe Nicholas Sparks book turned movie "The Longest Ride" started filming at St. Mary Catholic Church this morning. Full story...
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THIS JUST IN: NC House passes amendment that keeps film rolling for now

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videoIt wasn't exactly what State Rep. Ted Davis (R-19th District) wanted. But, film supporters said it's better than nothing. Thursday night, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed, 90 to 26, Davis' amendment that would trade film tax credits for a grant program. Full story...
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Hamilton, Iler, Davis sponsor bill to keep NC film incentives from ending

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videoThree area lawmakers have sponsored a bill in the North Carolina House of Representatives that would keep the state's tax incentives for film projects from ending. Full story...
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McCrory pits teacher pay, film incentives during budget pitch

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videoAs the Short Session got under way, the governor stole the show unveiling his budget proposal that will be the focus of the Short Session. It included the much talked about raises for teachers and for state employees, as well as cuts to the university system. Full story...
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ABC releases first look at locally-shot 'Secrets & Lies'

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videoToday we got our first look at locally-shot "Secrets & Lies," which stars Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis. The trailer released as ABC officially announces its new show during Upfronts in New York also features another familiar face and voice Full story...
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Film industry employee writes letter to the governor

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videoOne local employee of the film industry is taking matters of the tax incentive into her own hands. Dale Williams sent a letter to Governor Pat McCrory asking for a meeting to discuss the future of film employees in our state. Full story...
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Wilmywood's Sheila Brothers pens article for Entertainment Weekly

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It’s not every day you get to hang out with a stunt performer (and by “hang out,” I mean blow up buildings, flip cars, the usual), unless you work in the industry. It’s definitely one of the coolest jobs in film. Everyone wants to talk to that guy or girl. You want to hear the stories and live vicariously through his or her adventures. Full story...
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Second trailer released for Wilmington-shot 'Tammy'

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A second trailer has been released for the movie "Tammy," which shot in Wilmington in May 2013. The movie stars Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon. Full story...
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Rally pushes for continuation of NC film incentives

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videoFilm equals jobs. That's what hundreds of people were chanting at today's NC Film rally downtown. Film industry employees and supporters worried about their future came out in full force. Organizers says more than 1,000 people turned out. Full story...
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Why 'Max Steel' chose Wilmywood

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videoMax Steel producer says they chose Wilmywood for the incentives and the local crew. Full story...
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Isaiah Washington watches Burke's return to 'Grey's Anatomy' with WWAY

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videoIsaiah Washington's return to "Grey's Anatomy" after a seven-year exile Thursday night was one of the biggest events of this television season, and it will forever have a connection to Wilmington and WWAY. Full story...
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Isaiah Washington to watch Burke's return to 'Grey's Anatomy' with WWAY, StarNews

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videoEarlier this week we told you about StarNews reporter Ashley Withers using Twitter to ask actor Isaiah Washington if he would join her to watch his return to "Grey's Anatomy" Thursday night. Washington told Withers if we at WWAY would join in, it might happen. Well, it looks like it's happening! Full story...
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'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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