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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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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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What will Iron Man 3 mean for Wilmington and North Carolina?

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Wilmington-based camera operator Bo Webb feels this will bring more big-budget business to the state. “I think it’s going to be great,” says Webb, whose credits include The Notebook, Eastbound and Down and One Tree Hill. “Right now, a lot of the shows like that end up in New Mexico, because of their soundstages there and because of their film incentive. So, I think it’ll help us be more competitive.” Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' coming to Wilmington, expected to pump $80M into local economy

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video The rumors are true. Tony stark and the third installment of the "Iron Man" movie franchise will fly into Wilmington. The film is expected to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to the local economy. 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: Michigan says incentives led 'Iron Man 3' to NC

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According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan originally offered Marvel $13 million in incentives, but upped that to $20 million to match North Carolina. The Michigan Film Office told the newspaper that the film chose North Carolina instead because the money was guaranteed. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' rumored to choose Wilmington as filming home

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videoThe website that reported "Iron Man 3" is headed to Wilmington says its source comes from a Marvel insider at Screen Gems Studios. Full story...
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'One Tree Hill' cast, fans mark milestone

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It was eight years ago tonight that the show debuted on what was then The WB. Since then 174 episodes have aired of the teen drama turned young adult drama (now on The CW) set in the fictional town of Tree Hill, NC. Full story...
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Oscar-winner Firth coming to Hollywood East

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Some big stars may be making their way to Hollywood East in the next couple of months. The Wilmington Regional Film Commission says the film "Arthur Newman, Golf Pro" is set to begin filming in Wilmington. Full story...
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NC's first film commissioner dies

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Bill Arnold, North Carolina's first film commissioner, has died at his Raleigh home. He was 75. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: NC's new film incentives paying off in Hollywood East

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video Quiet on the set! Wilmington is back in the movie business. Many folks say the film incentives offered here in North Carolina are working, bringing television shows and films to the Wilmington area, which means lights, camera, action for Hollywood East. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: 'Teen Spirit' to hold open casting call Saturday

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The ABC Family original movie "Teen Spirit" is looking for young adults who can pass for all types of teenagers popular kids, jocks, nerds, EMO, goth, hipsters, etc. to fill the student body of an "All-American stereotypical high school." Producers are also looking for background actors of all ages to play parents, senior citizens, restaurant patrons, etc. Full story...
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TV show opens office at Screen Gems

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Lights. Camera. Action. There's yet another new show in town. Full story...
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New ABC Family movie begins production in Wilmington

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Business seems to be picking up in Hollywood East. The Wilmington Regional Film Commission today announced a second ABC Family production will begin filming in the Port City next month. Full story...
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Man who brought Hollywood to Wilmington dies

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video "Hollywood East" is here primarily thanks to one man - Dino De Laurentiis. Today people are remembering De Laurentiis after he died in California. Full story...
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