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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 ...

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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 ...

Jun 22, 2022

As one film project wraps locally, another is setting up for a return to the area. A third has announced it will also return to shoot its second season, a fourth is in the midst of production in Wilmington and another is selling off its wardrobe.   Southport-shot The Problem with Providence, a small feature film, finished up last week, said Johnny Griffin, dire ...

Jun 3, 2022

Film Focus: Keeping Things Light

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 3, 2022

SUNSET LIGHTING AND GRIP 2725 Old Wrightsboro Rd, Wilmington YEAR FOUNDED: 2002   NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 4   TOP OFFICIALS: Terry and Pam O’Deen   WHAT DOES THE COMPANY DO WITH REGARD TO FILM? Terry O’Deen: “We rent lighting and grip equipment to film and video production companies and handle equipment logistics, crew and lighting des ...

May 12, 2022

Film Forum Announces Training, Provides Updates On Projects

By Jenny Callison, posted May 12, 2022

While the pace of filming in the Wilmington region may have slowed in early 2022, be prepared for a “wild ride” in the second half of the year. That’s according to Guy Gaster, director of the N.C. Film Office.   Gaster was the featured guest at State of the State, the inaugural event in a series of four film forums presented by University of North ...

Apr 1, 2022

Film Focus: Meeting Casting Challenges

By Staff Reports, posted Apr 1, 2022

TW Cast and Recruit LLC Year founded: 2015   Number of employees: 3-7   Top official: Taylor Woodell, owner   What does the company do with regard to film? An extras casting company   How did you get into this business? Woodell: “Though I’ll be the first to tell anyone you don’t need a degree to get be in the film industry, I ...

Mar 4, 2022

Film Focus: Trucking To Productions

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 4, 2022

50 States LLC 9265 Old River Road, Burgaw  Number of employees: 1   Year founded: 2007   Top official: Russell Davis, owner   What does the company do with regard to film? Davis: “I own eight trucks that I rent for film projects. They provide the driver and a signed rental agreement; they also cover the insurance while it’s in their ...

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