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Film industry supporters want NC’s new grant program expanded

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Supporters of the film industry said they plan to push North Carolina lawmakers to expand the state’s new grant program. The state’s film tax credit incentive program expired at the first of the year. It was replaced by a $10 million grant program that could provide up to $5 million per movie […]

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Officials urge NC lawmakers to boost film production grants

Officials in Wilmington are urging North Carolina lawmakers to boost film grants as Hollywood productions go elsewhere for more lucrative incentives. Mayor Bill Saffo and other community leaders spoke Thursday at EUE/Screen Gems Studios, a 50-acre sound-stage lot that’s seen its prospects dwindle since Republican budget writers ended a program that provided tax rebates of […]

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NC film industry update expected Thursday

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – An announcement regarding the film industry is expected during a news conference at Screen Gems Studios Thursday. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo will be joined by New Hanover County Commission Vice Chairman Beth Dawson and officials from EUE/Screen Gems Studios, The Wilmington Regional Film Commission, and The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. There’s […]

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