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Hollywood East

Push for film incentives a campaign issue for NC House race

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video As the governor took time today to visit Wilmington's move studio, the push in Hollywood East for film incentives continues. Today supporters renewed their calls, as they stood with a NC House candidate who backs them. 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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NC Film Office director steps down

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videoAmid continued deliberation about the future of the state's film incentive program, the N.C. Film Office will soon face the loss of its leader. Aaron Syrett, director of the film office, confirmed Tuesday that he will step down from the position July 31. Full story...
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McCrory says no to extending current film incentive plan

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videoMcCrory says he does not have the money in the budget for a one-year extension of the current incentives. Instead he says he's pushing ahead with incentive reform. Full story...
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'Tammy' premieres early in Wilmington

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videoThe movie "Tammy" opens nationwide Wednesday. But, in Wilmington, it opened Tuesday. It was a special night for Hollywood East. Fans of the stars Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon flocked to Regal Cinemas at Mayfaire for a special early screening of the movie "Tammy." Full story...
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Poll shows bipartisan support for NC film incentives

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A new poll of North Carolina voters shows support for continuing the state's film incentives, including broader support among Republicans than Democrats. 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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Film crews react to grant plan

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videoFilm incentives have been the talk of the town for years, but with the most recent change, concern for the future has set in. 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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NC film industry in doubt after committee kills incentive changes

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video Could this be the beginning of the end for North Carolina's film industry? Rep. Ted Davis (R-19th District) proposed three changes to a budget bill hoping to extend the state's film tax credit program. He thought he had the green light for it this morning, but that's not what happened. Full story...
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