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 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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