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As Hollywood East booms, Perdue proposes $1M to train movie crew

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video The state's film incentive has caused a big problem for North Carolina, but it's a good one to have. We have so many productions underway, it's getting tough to find local crew members to work on set. Gov. Bev Perdue says $1 million could provide a solution. Full story...
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Casting director says excitement high for 'Iron Man 3' casting call

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video Stark Industries is flying into the Port City this weekend as "Iron Man 3" holds an open casting call. Casting coordinators hope Wilmington is as excited as Raleigh was last week. Full story...
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Contest gives couple chance to be part of movie shooting in Wilmington

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video Hollywood East has been busy recently with several films being shot around the Cape Fear. One movie is a "dream come true" for one Wisconsin man, who says he got lucky by winning his role in the film. Full story...
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Film Commission says incentives making big impact on local economy

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video Some big bucks from the film industry spilled into our local economy last year. In fact, productions spent more than $100 million in our area. But how is the money really spent, and is it staying local? Full story...
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Kate Voegele concert draws 'One Tree Hill' fans sad to see show wrap

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A big crowd downtown Wednesday night at the Soapbox to see Kate Voegele in concert. The singer has another tie to our community. She appeared on "One Tree Hill" as Mia. Full story...
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Fans from around the world make final visit as 'One Tree Hill' shooting wraps this week

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The drama attracts fans from all over the globe. Girls and guys from France and Canada traveled to the Port City just to get a glimpse of their favorite characters as shooting wraps this week on the show's ninth and final season. Full story...
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Sale, auction give fans chance to own piece of 'One Tree Hill'

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As The CW's original series "One Tree Hill" draws to a close, Auction Company of Wilmington has been engaged to offer thousands of items and set pieces to the public over the course of two weekends at EUE Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington. Some of the more spectacular items that will be available at auction include the main characters' bedrooms and décor pieces including artwork, nightstands, beds, armoires and more. Full story...
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'One Tree Hill' down to final five shooting days

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Another milestone counting down to the end of an era here in Hollywood East. Today marked the start of the last five days of shooting for "One Tree Hill," according to the show's co-producer. Full story...
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Business leaders discuss film industry's impact on Wilmington area

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video Show business was the topic of conversation this morning with business leaders in Wilmington. Experts say incentives are essential to drawing productions here, but they are not the only thing that play a role in getting more movies and TV shows to Hollywood East. Full story...
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Hundreds try for spot in final 'One Tree Hill'

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Fans and eager actors lined up today to part of the end of an era in Hollywood East. Fincannon & Associates says more than 600 people turned out for a casting call for the series finale of "One Tree Hill." Full story...
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Extras! Casting calls aim to fill OTH finale, future productions

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video The stage is set. Now all that's needed are the people to fill it. If you've ever dreamed of being in a television show or movie, now is your chance. Hollywood East is once again starting to live up to its name, and that means casting agencies need more extras. Full story...
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'One Tree Hill' returns January 11

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"One Tree Hill" will wrap shooting on its ninth and final season later this month, but it will be a couple more months till the episodes start airing. Full story...
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Governor calls Wilmington news conference, expected to announce 'Iron Man 3'

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Wilmington will host an iron man triathlon this weekend, but it could also soon be home to the latest edition of the "Iron Man" movie franchise. Gov. Bev Perdue has scheduled a 2:30 p.m. news conference for "an economic development announcement." The event is slated for 1223 N. 23rd Street, which happens to be the address of Screen Gems Studios. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Ticket info announced for "An Evening with One Tree Hill"

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Organizers have announced ticket info for "An Evening With One Tree Hill," a Q&A session with members of the cast and the show's creator, at UNCW. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: "An Evening with One Tree Hill" planned at UNCW

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"One Tree Hill" will soon be history, but before the cast wraps up its ninth and final season in Wilmington, they will spend some time with their loyal fans in a special Q&A session. Full story...
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