‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Release Date Announced

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Release Date Announced

Filmed in Jackson and Buncombe counties among other locations in western North Carolina, following the release of the first official foul-mouthed red band trailer, we now have a confirmed theatrical release date for the all star drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The film tells the story of a mother, played by Frances McDormand (Fargo), whose daughter was murdered, after which she goes to war with the police, thinking that they are not interested in pursuing justice. Infuriated because the sheriffs in her hometown are more interested in persecuting black people…

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‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Trailer Revealed

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Trailer Revealed

Filmed in Jackson and Buncombe counties among other locations in western North Carolina, the first official foul mouthed red band trailer for the all star drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has arrived online. The film tells the story of a mother, played by Frances McDormand (Fargo), whose daughter was murdered, after which she goes to war with the police, thinking that they are not interested in pursuing justice. Infuriated because the sheriffs in her hometown are more interested in persecuting black people than finding the killer, she then pays for three…

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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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‘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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North Carolina Announces Three 2017 Film Grants

North Carolina Announces Three 2017 Film Grants

As we previously reported, three 2017 productions have been awarded film and entertainment grants from the state, including Season 2 of the TNT series Good Behavior, the feature film American Animals, and a national car company commercial. North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland and the Economic Development Partnership of NC announced three new productions are receiving North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grants. “Our state’s film professionals have an opportunity for work once again,” said Secretary Copeland. “I look forward to catching a glimpse of their talent as well as…

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‘Masterminds’ Comes Home on Blu-ray

‘Masterminds’ Comes Home on Blu-ray

The much-delayed, renamed, and rescheduled comedy filmed in and based on a true story that actually happened in Charlotte, North Carolina, Masterminds arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Ken Marino, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. Formerly titled Loomis Fargo the film tells the story of a real life robbery that took place in Charlotte, North Carolina  in 1997, when David Scott Ghantt, the driver of a Loomis Fargo & Company armored car grabbed $17 million, stuck it in a company van, and drove…

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Zach Galifianakis Film ‘Democracy For Sale’ Takes on NC’s “Regressive” Politics

Zach Galifianakis Film ‘Democracy For Sale’ Takes on NC’s “Regressive” Politics

Actor and Wilkesboro, North Carolina native Zach Galifianakis stars in a new documentary, Democracy For Sale, which discusses how his home state went from being “a beacon of light and generosity in a sea of red state reactionary politics” to what the film’s website refers to as “one of the most regressive and intentionally belligerent states in the union.” The documentary is currently being screened for free across North Carolina, continuing through February, with more screenings are still being scheduled. Galifianakis, who was born in Wilkesboro and attended N.C. State University,…

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‘American Animals’ To Be Filmed In Charlotte, North Carolina!

‘American Animals’ To Be Filmed In Charlotte, North Carolina!

The first new movie production to be filmed in North Carolina in 2017 is now confirmed, as the independent drama American Animals will be shot in Charlotte and surrounding towns beginning in February! American Horror Story breakout star Evan Peters, who also played Quicksilver in this summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse and 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, was announced last month as the lead in the film. A heist thriller from writer-director Bart Layton (The Imposter), American Animals will tell the unbelievable but mostly true story of four young men who mistook their lives…

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Open ‘The Disappointments Room’ on DVD in December

Open ‘The Disappointments Room’ on DVD in December

After a limited theatrical release in September, the horror thriller The Disappointments Room, filmed in Greensoboro, North Carolina back in 2014, comes home on Digital HD and DVD this month, starring Kate Beckinsale (Underworld: Blood Wars). Base on true events, the plot follows Dana (Beckinsale) and David (Max Raido) as they move from Brooklyn to a once-grand southern mansion with their 5-year-old son looking for a fresh start. But Dana’s discovery of a secret room unleashes unexplainable events that test her sanity and slowly reveal the home’s terrifying past.. Lucas…

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‘Max Steel’ Official Trailer Is Here!

‘Max Steel’ Official Trailer Is Here!

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina way back in 2014, the live action adaptation of the popular Mattel toy franchise Max Steel is finally coming to theaters this October, and the official U.S. trailer finally arrived online yesterday. Read on for the official synopsis and then scroll down to watch the official trailer for Max Steel! Max Steel is an in-depth origin story packed with captivating characters and fast-paced action. The plot chronicles the adventures of 16-year-old Max McGrath and his mother, who have just moved back to Copper Canyon, the town in…

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