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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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Productions spent $113M in Wilmington in 2011; more predicted for 2012

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Movie, TV and commercial productions spent more than $113 million on goods and services in the Wilmington area last year, according to the Wilmington Regional Film Commission. The commission expects an even better year in 2012. Full story...
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Wilmington-shot 'Journey 2' takes 3-D movies to new dimensions

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videoIt's a milestone day in Hollywood East. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" opened today. It's the first big production shot on the so-called Dream Stage at Screen Gems. The movie features special effects and underwater scenes never before shot in 3-D. Many of them were shot in Wilmington. 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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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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