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Jan 21, 2022

Scream Builds On Wilmington's Horror Record

By Jenny Callison, posted About 20 hours ago

For the second time within a few months, a Wilmington-shot film has topped the box office in both the U.S. and Canada. In its opening over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, Scream grossed about $35 million and dislodged Spider-Man: No Way Home from its perch atop the ratings. Since its Jan. 16 release, the slasher movie has sold more than $55 million in tickets worldwid ...

Dec 17, 2021

TOP STORIES: Biggest Year Ever For Film Industry

By Jenny Callison, posted Dec 17, 2021

This year shaped up to be “the biggest year in our history” for filming in the Wilmington area, said Wilmington Regional Film Commission Director Johnny Griffin.   He also said that as a result of the increased activity in 2021, Wilmington- based film crews stayed busy.   Cash flowing into the state from the productions set a record. The N.C. Film ...

Nov 9, 2021

On Heels Of Local Film Surge, Cucalorus Gets Back To Its Roots

By Johanna F. Still, posted Nov 9, 2021

In its 27th year on the heels of the pandemic, Cucalorus Film Festival is back, with a refocused emphasis on film.   The multi-day festival launches Wednesday and will last through Sunday, with a selection of 126 films.  “This festival might even feel like a bit of a throwback. It’s the Cucalorus Film Festival ...

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Posted Nov 8, 2021
The United States has a bad reputation related to vacation time. Dubbed the “No Vacation Nation” by The Center for Economic and Policy Research, the average U.S. paid time off (PTO) policy pales in comparison to other countries. Furthermore, U.S. employees take less vacation, often leaving paid time off on the table at year-end. A ...read entire article
Nov 5, 2021

Film Officials Tackle Workforce Development

By Jenny Callison, posted Nov 5, 2021

By all accounts, it’s boom times for film production in North Carolina and especially in the Wilmington area.   Guy Gaster, director of the N.C. Film Office, confirms that project spending in the state during 2021 is projected to reach at least $410 million, but it could likely be more.   “It’s a really banner year for the state,” Gast ...

Oct 18, 2021

Film production in the Wilmington area, as well as across the state, will benefit from an initiative proposed by the city of Wilmington. On Monday, city officials announced a new workforce development program involving a $400,000 grant to the newly formed Film Partnership of North Carolina to launch a new film, television and entertainment industry training program ...

Aug 19, 2021

State film spending estimates are climbing and on track to hit a high this year, Gov. Roy Cooper announced in a press release Thursday. Also on Thursday, the governor stopped by EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington. According to the press release, the statewide film spending total has reached about $409 million from productions this year.  Of that statewide ...

Aug 11, 2021

A charter school in Wilmington has drawn attention and dollars from a showbiz giant. The Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW), North Carolina’s only single-gender public charter school, is partnering with Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Sony Global Social Justice Fund to develop a media technology curriculum and studio on GLOW’s campus, accordin ...

Aug 6, 2021

PBS’ Start Up Releases Trailer That Features Wilmington Companies

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 6, 2021

PBS's START UP has released a trailer featuring several Wilmington companies for the show's upcoming season. START UP, an Emmy Award-nominated television docuseries highlighting the struggles and victories of entrepreneurs across the United States, released the trailer earlier this week. The show, in its ninth season, stopped in several Southeastern U.S. co ...

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, ...

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