Gov. Cooper’s Proposed Budget Includes Return of NC Film Incentives

Gov. Cooper’s Proposed Budget Includes Return of NC Film Incentives

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes a return to the state’s film incentive program, anticipated to begin in January 2018! Star News reports that the governor’s proposed budget would return the state’s funding for film projects to an incentive-based format, as was the previously successful program that brought huge productions (Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games, Sleepy Hollow) to the state, until 2015 when the General Assembly cut the program’s budget to $10 million and converted it to a grant-based program. While the grant program’s…

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‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake Teaser Poster Unveiled

‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake Teaser Poster Unveiled

Filmed the Asheville area of North Carolina, ABC’s upcoming TV musical remake of Dirty Dancing will premiere this May, and and the first official bit of key art was released today in the form of a teaser poster that quickly channels the original classic, which was also filmed in North Carolina, featuring Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes striking a familiar pose. The original Dirty Dancing was filmed in Lake Lure, North Carolina and released in 1987, starring Jennifer Grey in the role of “Baby” and the late Patrick Swayze. In the new…

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‘Six’ Episode 7 Preview: “Blood Brothers”

‘Six’ Episode 7 Preview: “Blood Brothers”

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, the History Channel’s drama series Six continues with Episode 7, entitled “Confession”, premiering tonight (Wednesday, March 1), and we have a new preview to get you ready for the action. In tonight’s episode: “The Command has eyes on Rip and our Team plans a rescue. The team decides to risk their own careers to save Rip” Following Navy SEAL Team Six, whose 2014 mission was to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan, their plan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working as a jihadist fighter…

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‘Masterminds’, ‘Disappointments Room’ Netflix Lawsuit Continues

‘Masterminds’, ‘Disappointments Room’ Netflix Lawsuit Continues

The $1.5 billion lawsuit filed from Relativity Media against Netflix over two movies that were filmed in North Carolina was significantly slimmed down late last week when a judge removed part of the complaint. According to Deadline, in a February 24 hearing, Santa Clara County Judge Theodore Zayner cut Relativity’s claims that the consequences of Netflix’s actions in a dispute over the streaming of two NC-filmed movies (Masterminds and The Disappointments Room) amounted to “trade libel” and a breach of the covenant of good faith. “While statements disparaging Plaintiff’s ability to…

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