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Local film industry reacts to McCrory's statement

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he will not be calling lawmakers back to Raleigh for legislation left behind by this year's General Assembly session. This could mean curtains for the film industry. Full story...
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Teacher turned actress feels pressure from state budget debates

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videoAshley Bratcher left teaching because she said she was forced to work three jobs to make ends meet. Now with film incentives still in the air... "Here we go again," Bratcher said. She's worried her new career might start presenting challenges that are all too familiar. 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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Film museum coming soon?

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videoWilmington Film enthusiasts are hoping to expand their presence in the Cape Fear. Members of the local film community gathered to discuss the potential for a film museum in Downtown 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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Group wants to develop Wilmington Film Museum

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A non-profit group is spearheading an effort to build a museum devoted to Wilmington's role in the film industry. According to a news release, the Wilmington Film Museum is a grassroots history project dedicated to the preservation, promotion and education of film and TV history in the Cape Fear area. Full story...
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StarNews: NC Senate OKs bill converting film credit to grant

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With no discussion, the state Senate gave third and final approval to a bill that would convert North Carolina's film tax credit program into a grant program, sending the measure to the House. Full story...
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State lawmakers talk film incentives over BBQ

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videoThe Wilmington business community rubbed elbows with area elected officials at an annual barbecue and we used this opportunity to ask state Representatives about current issues that matter to you. 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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'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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NC Black Film Festival offers hope through movies

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videoOrganizers said to help the Black community deal with violence and discrimination, they use art in the form of movies. The festival is an outlet for African American filmmakers and actors. Organizers said the art helps them show and process their struggles and triumphs in a positive and inspirational way. Full story...
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EUE/Screen Gems building studio in Miami

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A spokeswoman for EUE/Screen Gems Studios confirmed Friday afternoon that the company plans to construct a movie studio and related facilities in Miami. Full story...
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19th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival starts Thursday

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This fall, the 19th annual festival will showcase more than 200 films and attract thousands of cultural travelers, creative leaders and filmmakers who descend upon the Port City from Spain, Israel, Brazil and from more than 70 cities across the US. Cucalorus showcases bold, innovative film-making with programs dedicated to dance, emerging artists, North Carolina, social justice, works-in-progress, and global cinema. Full story...
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Cucalorus Film Festival releases early selections

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video Early selections have been posted on the festival website including Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake, a minimalist homoerotic drama that premiered at Cannes this year. Festival passes are on sale now with discounted pricing until September 29. Full story...
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