Gov. Cooper to meet with film leaders, address Chamber of Commerce in Wilmington
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Gov. Roy Cooper will meet with leaders in the film community and speak to business leaders during a pair of events in Wilmington Tuesday.
The governor, who is giving his first State of the State address in Raleigh tonight, will hold a round table with film industry leaders, according to a release from his office. The event will be at 4 p.m. at Circa 1922 downtown.
Cooper’s budget plan calls for restoring tax incentives for film projects in North Carolina over the next few years. The proposed incentive would provide up to $9 million for each television series, $12 million for each feature film and $250,000 for commercials. Under the proposal, projects would need to spend $1 million per episode for a TV series, $5 million for feature films and $250,000 for commercials. Cooper’s plan would not cap incentives, which are currently capped at $30 million a year.
Later Tuesday Cooper will be the keynote speaker at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce’s 150th Annual Meeting. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Union Station at Cape Fear Community College. Tickets for non-chamber members are $65 while supplies last.
During a visit to Wilmington last month, Cooper talked about his budget plan, including a proposal to increase teacher pay.