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Jul 14, 2021

Film Council Discusses Crew Workforce

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 14, 2021

State and regional film leaders have a goal to help develop North Carolina’s workforce in the industry. The topic was among the discussions Wednesday during a meeting of the Governor's Advisory Council on Film, Television and Digital Streaming. Workforce development has been a focus for many in the industry as more opportunities arise in the future for prod ...

Jul 9, 2021

This year will likely be one of the region’s biggest film spending years, said Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission. “So far we're easily in the neighborhood of $250 million in spending,” Griffin said Friday. “And it would not surprise me, based on what we’re dealing with right now, that we approach, ...

Jul 7, 2021

Cucalorus Film Festival has launched a Kickstarter campaign aimed at bringing the annual film festival back in person this year. The campaign has the goal of reaching $27,000 in donations, having received more than $5,000 as of Wednesday afternoon. According to the Kickstarter post, the pandemic has taken a big toll on the organization. Dan Brawley, head of the fe ...

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Posted Jul 15, 2021
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Jun 16, 2021

Wilson Center Receives $10K To Support Dance Production

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 16, 2021

The Wilson Center was recently awarded a $10,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts, according to a news release. The Grants for Arts Projects funds will support a production and community dance residency of the Invertigo Dance Theatre during the 2022-23 season, officials said in the release. Another local group, the Cucalorus Film Foundation, was ...

Jun 9, 2021

NC Film Forum This Week To Address 'Post-Pandemic Production'

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 9, 2021

A virtual series to address topics in the film industry will continue Wednesday with discussions on filming during a pandemic. The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Cucalorus Film Foundation is hosting the June session of the 2021 NC Film Forum Wednesday with featured guests Barbara D’Alessandro, producer on "Reprisal" and "13 Reas ...

Jun 4, 2021

The Cucalorus Film Foundation was recently approved for a second Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts, according to an announcement this week. The $15,000 grant will support the Cucalorus Works-in-Progress Lab, a program organized through a partnership with Working Films for unfinished social justice documentaries made by Black filmmak ...

May 13, 2021

The surge of film projects coming to North Carolina, the potential for expansion of the state’s film incentive and the need to train more people for careers in the industry were among the topics discussed at this week’s N.C. Film Forum session.   “State of the State” was the theme for Wednesday evening's session. Panelists were Johnny Gri ...

Apr 1, 2021

Projects filmed in the Wilmington area have been approved for millions in grants from the state and will contribute much more, according to a news release from the office of Gov. Roy Cooper. The locally shot productions I.S.S., This Country and Static, are some of the latest announced recipients of awards from the N.C. Film and Entertainment Grant. Six aw ...

Mar 29, 2021

Startups Chosen For Cucalorus 10x10 Challenge

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 29, 2021

The lineup of startup players in this year’s Cucalorus 10x10 Challenge has been announced,  and they'll be warming up prior to the project’s start on April 11.   The annual project pairs each of the 10 young ventures with a young filmmaker, a business student and a production company in a five-day challenge to produce a short film about the busi ...

Jan 26, 2021

Wilmington Ranks On MovieMaker's Best Places To Live And Work

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 26, 2021

The Wilmington region has been named on MovieMaker Magazine’s list of the Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker, according to an announcement Tuesday from the Wilmington Regional Film Commission. Wilmington's ranked No. 9 out of 10 in the Small Cities and Towns category on the 2021 list, which also includes a list of the top Big Cities. Wilmin ...

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