Piedmont Triad Film Commission opens new office


The Piedmont Triad Film Commission, a Winston-Salem based organization that works to recruit film productions to the 12-county Triad region, has opened a satellite office at the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau Regional Visitors Center.

The new office at 1634 N. Main St. will allow the commission to work closely with the bureau’s sales and marketing team when scouting locations for upcoming film productions.

“This arrangement is instrumental in bringing movie productions to the Triad and, more specifically, to High Point,” says Tim Mabe, CEO of the bureau. “It’s important to show our partnership and support of the film industry so they can experience everything that the greater High Point area has to offer. It’s a natural fit because the (film commission) already works closely with several High Point organizations located here at the Regional Visitors Center.”

The commission most recently brought the filming of “The Longest Ride” to the Triad. That film generated an estimated economic impact of $23.3 million for North Carolina, with the film crew booking 1,800 local hotel rooms, according to the visitors bureau.

The bureau has supported commission efforts in greater High Point with more than $80,000 in grants from the Arts & Tourism Grants Program since 2000.

http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2015/11/30/piedmont-triad-film-commission-opens-new-office.html

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