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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 ...

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Becoming a Breakout City: Bring on the Remote Workers

Posted Mar 23, 2022
The Wilmington Chamber's current strategic plan calls for our chamber to be collaborative, innovative, and inclusive, among other priorities. With those overarching goals in mind, we are thrilled to be the first local chamber in our country to welcome individual remote workers to our membership. Attracting and retaining people to live and work in our community, regardless of the location of th...read entire article
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 ...

Feb 4, 2022

Film Industry's Supporting Roles

By Jenny Callison, posted Feb 4, 2022

Strip away the glamour and the mystique, and the film industry is about people from a wide variety of crafts collaborating to create a product that the public will want. Since Dino De Laurentiis planted his studio in Wilmington about 40 years ago, the area has both attracted experienced film veterans and inspired locals with relevant skills to become part of film crews in ...

Feb 4, 2022

Film Focus: Setting The Scene

By Jenny Callison, posted Feb 4, 2022

SouthEast PROPS 1901-D Blue Clay Road, Wilmington Number of employees: 2   Year founded: 2010   Top local officials: Matthew Sullivan and Adam Cameron, co-owners   What does the company do? Sullivan: “We provide props and set decorating materials for prop masters and set decorators for [feature] film and television projects. When Adam and I wor ...

Jan 26, 2022

Wilmington Retains Ranking Among Best Places For Moviemakers

By Jenny Callison, posted Jan 26, 2022

Once again, Wilmington has made MovieMaker’s list of top places to live and work as a moviemaker. The list, which the magazine published Tuesday, shows the Port City as 8th among “Best Small Cities and Towns to Live and Work as a Moviemaker in 2022.” In his comments about Wilmington, MovieMaker editor-in-chief Tim Molloy wrote, “It sounds like th ...

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