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Dec 5, 2022

The owner of a new movie studio plans to add more soundstages to his complex at 301 Harley Road in New Hanover County. Kirk Englebright said Monday that Dark Horse Studios is expected to grow with upcoming additions to its current campus, including two new soundstages totaling 40,750-square-foot and made using tilt-up concrete. Dark Horse has two existing soundstages. ...

Dec 2, 2022

FILM FOCUS: Moving Needle Of Moving Pictures

By Jenny Callison, posted Dec 2, 2022

NAME: Lighthouse Films Inc. YEAR FOUNDED: 2004 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 12 TOP OFFICIALS: Brad and Andrea Walker, owners WHAT DOES THE COMPANY DO WITH REGARD TO FILM?  Brad Walker: “The heart of our company is we create content that inspires and moves the needle forward. We produce branded entertainment documentaries, national commercials, music ...

Dec 2, 2022

Film Festivals Make A Comeback

By Laura Moore, posted Dec 2, 2022

Area film festivals took a hit when the COVID pandemic was at its peak, but their organizers expect lessons they learned about the importance of flexibility and fellowship will lead to future success.     The Cucalorus Film Festival just wrapped up its 28th year last month. Although Cucalorus continued during the pandemic, primarily online and with dr ...

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Nov 4, 2022

Film Focus: David Pascua

By Jenny Callison, posted Nov 4, 2022

David Pascua Photographer/Camera Operator, Actor How did you get into the film business? “Through my curiosity from being a movie background extra. I first started 10 years ago as a background extra on Iron Man 3 and have worked as a stand-in for a few prominent actors who have filmed in Wilmington, including actor and Marvel action star, Simu Liu. W ...

Oct 4, 2022

North Carolina has been the backdrop for reality home improvement shows in the past – think Love It or List It, which filmed multiple seasons in the Research Triangle area – but the concept took on a new twist recently with a project in Wilmington.   Divine Renovation, a six-episode first season from New York-based Heartlight Entertainment, is a docu-ser ...

Sep 2, 2022

Film Focus: Feeding The Stars

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 2, 2022

YEAR FOUNDED: 1989 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Two crews of eight, plus dishwashers and linen staff, so roughly 20 TOP OFFICIALS: Art Hoover, owner; Art Hoover III WHAT DOES THE COMPANY DO WITH REGARD TO FILM: Hoover: “As the chef for the cast and crew of each production, I have to adapt for special requests and dietary needs, while making ...

Aug 12, 2022

For what some people have termed a slower year for Wilmington’s film scene, things aren’t going badly. So says Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, who points to three projects currently in production and one in the pipeline.   “The second season of The Summer I Turned Pretty is in production, [the feature film] Eric ...

Aug 5, 2022

Film Focus: Printing The Scene

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 5, 2022

Port City Signs & Graphics  YEAR FOUNDED: 1948  NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 12 TOP OFFICIAL: Sabrina Davis, president and owner WHAT DOES THE COMPANY DO WITH REGARD TO FILM? Megan Hart, operations manager: “We do everything for their set in the way of decals, magnets, backdrop items, canvas art, vehicle graphics and set storefro ...

Jul 1, 2022

Film Partnership Finds New Workforce Training Opportunities

By Jenny Callison, posted Jul 1, 2022

As anyone in the film industry will tell you, sometimes you have to improvise. And sometimes that improvisation opens up new possibilities.   Such is the case with Wilmington’s film workforce training initiative, a project of the newly formed Film Partnership of North Carolina. Established in late 2021 with a $400,000 grant from Wilmington’s American Res ...

Jul 1, 2022

Film Focus: Driving The Film Industry

By Staff Reports, posted Jul 1, 2022

Camera Car Service LLC Year founded: 2018   Top officials: Cliff Willman and Grant Spears, owners   What does the company do with regard to film? Willman: “Camera Car Services provides a mobile platform for lighting and camera equipment to create plate and driving shoots.   “The camera car also pulls a process trailer which is a low-profil ...

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