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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NC Film Office Mid-Year Report: $268 Million, 19,000 Jobs In 2014

NC Film Office Mid-Year Report: $268 Million, 19,000 Jobs In 2014

The North Carolina Film Office released a mid-year financial report today, which estimates another banner year for the state’s film industry, with in-state spending by productions at over $268 million. plus the creation of more than 19,000 job opportunities, with filming taking place in 35 different counties Six months into 2014, the North Carolina Film Office reports an estimated production tally of $268 million in direct in-state spending and nearly 19,000 job opportunities for North Carolinians. Share:

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NC Film Office Mid-Year Report: $268 Million, 19,000 Jobs In 2014

NC Film Office Mid-Year Report: $268 Million, 19,000 Jobs In 2014

The North Carolina Film Office released a mid-year financial report today, which estimates another banner year for the state’s film industry, with in-state spending by productions at over $268 million. plus the creation of more than 19,000 job opportunities, with filming taking place in 35 different counties Six months into 2014, the North Carolina Film Office reports an estimated production tally of $268 million in direct in-state spending and nearly 19,000 job opportunities for North Carolinians. Share:

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Study Says NC Film Incentives Provide 4,000 Jobs, Positive Economic Growth

Study Says NC Film Incentives Provide 4,000 Jobs, Positive Economic Growth

We were hesitant to publish this today for fear it may get lost amid the many fake April Fools Day stories, but this is no joke and it’s too serious to wait, as the much anticipated study by NC State University regarding the real impact of North Carolina’s film incentive program was released today, finding that allowing the incentives to expire at the end of this year could cost the state approximately 4,000 jobs.  The study also finds that for every dollar of the film incentive credit that the state issues,…

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NC Secretary of Commerce Says Film Incentives Will Return!

NC Secretary of Commerce Says Film Incentives Will Return!

North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker says that the state’s film incentives will be expanded, at least in some form, beyond the current sunset at the end of this year, with plans to have legislation ready for the upcoming short session of the General Assembly, in hopes that there will be no gap in the incentive program, according to the Charlotte Business Journal. Decker spoke at the North Carolina Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Charlotte this morning, where she said she is “encouraged and optimistic” about ongoing film industry discussions regarding the state’s…

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NC Film Office Director Aaron Syrett Talks Incentives [Interview]

NC Film Office Director Aaron Syrett Talks Incentives [Interview]

 The North Carolina film industry is in serious danger if the state’s film tax incentive program is allowed to expire at the end of this year as currently scheduled. As the debate heats up prior the next session of the North Carolina General Assembly in May, we caught up with Aaron Syrett, director of the North Carolina Film Office, last week to get to the heart of the issue, how we got here, and what the future holds. Read on for our full interview in Aaron Syrett! Share:

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