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Film incentive update heads to House Finance Committee

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A bill to eliminate the end of North Carolina's film incentives overcame its first hurdle in the General Assembly today. HB 1142 passed its first reading as the House of Representatives referred it to the Finance Committee. 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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ABC picks up Wilmington-shot 'Secrets & Lies'

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videoABC has picked up the drama "Secrets & Lies," producer Aaron Kaplan confirmed on Twitter this afternoon. The crime drama, starring Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis, Natalie Martinez, Clifton Collins and KaDee Strickland, shot its pilot episode earlier this year in and around Wilmington. 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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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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With tax incentives still in doubt, Wilmywood busy as ever

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videoState lawmakers may not be sure about the future of North Carolina's film incentives, but filmmakers appear to be pretty happy with them right now, as several productions are busy shooting around town. 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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Isaiah Washington mulls StarNews reporter's offer to watch 'Grey's Anatomy' return

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One of the cool things about social media is the ability to connect with just about anyone, including your favorite stars. StarNews reporter Ashley Withers found that out this morning, when she tweeted actor Isaiah Washington, who is in Wilmington to start filming the movie "The Sin Seer" this week. Full story...
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EUE/Screen Gems Studios reopens doors to public

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videoMovie lovers and TV enthusiast can now get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating on screen magic. This weekend EUE/ Screen Gems Studios reopened its doors to the public with tours of the 10 stage working lot. Full story...
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Rally for film industry slated for May 4

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videoAs the General Assembly heads back to session next month, supporters of North Carolina's film industry hope to make a statement with a rally supporting the state's tax incentives for TV and movie projects. Full story...
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