Archive for category North Carolina

Piedmont Triad Film Commission opens new office

Katie ArcieriReporterTriad Business Journal 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 […]

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Film Production Set to Return to the Coast

By Brandon Shope WILMINGTON — Production companies will soon be able to apply for film grant funds to film in North Carolina. It is a move that would mean more jobs for state crews. The $30 million film grant will be primarily geared toward attracting medium-sized projects such as television shows. Those programs have the […]

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Lights! Camera! Action! — N.C. film industry to get $60M boost

Lauren K. Ohnesorge It’s official: Budget writers in Raleigh have drafted legislation that would pour millions in additional funding into North Carolina’s film industry. The budget earmarks $60 million in grant funds over two years for qualifying productions, $30 million per fiscal year. Adding in the $4 million left over from the previous fiscal year that has […]

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Film industry leaving N.C.

JOSEPH RODRIGUEZ GREENSBORO — Dan Kelly loves his career and loves living in Greensboro. Until last month, he and his wife planned to raise their 5-year-old daughter here and enjoy their church community long into the future. But Kelly, who works in the film industry, is moving to Atlanta because movie companies are leaving North […]

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With $1M in tax credits (and more on the way), show filmed in N.C. leaves for Hollywood

Lauren K. Ohnesorge Triangle Business Journal “Secrets and Lies,” an ABC series that filmed its first run in Wilmington, plans to take its jobs and investments to California. That’s in spite of the fact that North Carolina still owes it $1 million in the form of tax credits. The series has been accepted into California’s […]

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House budget bumps film funding up to $40M

By Hilary Snow The N.C. House’s proposed spending plan for 2015-16 could be promising for the state’s film industry. Included in the House’s recently approved $22.2 billion budget for next fiscal year is $40 million for filming–a boost from the already-spent $10 million grant in the current budget, but a drop in the originally recommended $60 […]

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North Carolina doled out $60M in film tax credits in 2014 — here’s what trickled into the Charlotte area

Jen WilsonAssociate Editor/Online- Charlotte Business Journal North Carolina saw more than $240 million in direct spending from the film industry in 2014, according to new figures released Thursday by the N.C. Department of Revenue. That includes more than $134.3 million in wage expenses to support the employment of nearly 8,400 individuals, plus roughly $71 million on qualifying goods and […]

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Productions get $10M in film grants from N.C.

Tim Clodfelter/Winston-Salem Journal Three productions will receive funds from North Carolina’s new Film and Entertainment Grant this year, state officials announced Friday. The grant, which took the place of the previous film incentives package, allocates a total of $10 million to the productions. It essentially depletes all of the existing annual funding dedicated to the […]

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Film industry supporters shift tactics to attract productions

RALEIGH | Stung by last year’s failings during the short legislative session, the region’s film supporters this winter decided to change their tactics. Facts Current film incentive legislation proposals Gov. Pat McCrory The governor’s proposed budget includes $10 million for the film grant program for each of the next two fiscal years. N.C. House Democrats, […]

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Special Use Permits, Film Industry Fuel Discussion At Power Breakfast

BY CECE NUNN New Hanover County’s special use permit ordinance emerged as a topic of debate among local leaders at an event Thursday as they addressed the region’s strides toward achieving economic development goals. “I will say one of the negatives with developing along U.S. 421 in New Hanover County at the moment is the […]

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