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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EUE / Screen Gems Begins Public Tours of Wilmington Studios

EUE / Screen Gems Begins Public Tours of Wilmington Studios

Ever want to tour the sets of hit North Carolina film productions like Sleepy Hollow and Under the Dome? Well you will get your chance starting this weekend when EUE / Screen Gems opens its doors for public tours of the largest film studio on the east coast, located in Wilmington. EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington announced this week that tours will resume at its production complex beginning this Saturday, April 26. Share:

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‘We’re the Millers’ Racks Up 6 MTV Movie Award Nominations

‘We’re the Millers’ Racks Up 6 MTV Movie Award Nominations

North Carolina productions will have a good presence at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards next month, with We’re the Millers nominated for six awards, along with The Conjuring and Iron Man 3, which also received nominations, all three of which were filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina. We’re the Millers is nominated for Best Female Performance (Jennifer Aniston), Breakthrough Performance (Will Poulter), Best Kiss (Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and Will Poulter), Best Comedic Performance (Jason Sudeikis), Best Shirtless Performance (Jennifer Aniston), and Best Musical Moment (Will Poulter singing “Waterfalls”). Share:

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‘Iron Man 3’ Gets Academy Award Nomination

‘Iron Man 3’ Gets Academy Award Nomination

Filmed mostly in and around Wilmington, North Carolina, it was announced this morning that Marvel’s Iron Man 3 has received an Academy Award nomination at the 2014 Oscars! Iron Man 3 has been selected as a nominee in the category of Visual Effects,  Also filmed in North Carolina, the comedy Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa also surpisingly received its own Oscar nomination for Makeup and Hairstyling.  Share:

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