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ABC drama 'Secrets & Lies' continues filming in Wilmywood

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videoABC's murder mystery starring Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis continues calling Hollywood East its home. Full story...
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NC Film Office says production has spent $268 million and created 19,000 jobs in last six months

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As of July 15, more than 40 productions had filed “intent to film” forms indicating that they have filmed or will film in the Tar Heel State. The resulting activity accounts for more than 3,300 production days spread across 35 of the state’s counties. The job opportunities include more than 3,000 crew positions for the North Carolina’s highly skilled film professionals, 500 well-paying talent opportunities and 15,000 background talent positions. 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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McCrory: Stance on film incentives firm even after studio visit

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videoFilm industry supporters have been critical of Gov. Pat McCrory not answering their plea to meet with the film industry during visits to Wilmington as the debate over film incentives continues. Today that changed. Full story...
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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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