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A brief history of NC Film Incentives

A brief history of NC Film Incentives

After some discussion at a recent Triangle Filmmaking Community Screenwriters Workshop meeting, I got into researchy mode and compiled the following for my own reference. So here, without commentary, is a overview of NC Leg action regarding the NC film incentive and grant programs since 2005.

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NC film industry forum recap

What what. Attended TriFilm Society’s forum on the state of the North Carolina Film Industry last night at the Cary Theatre and it turned out to be a nice event for local creatives to voice and discuss a mixed bag of challenges one faces in today’s evolving landscape of filmmaking. My instinct at these sorts of things is always to listen and consider rather than speak up because– well, for one I get nigh incoherent when mouth-breathing in ye olde English werds, much less in front of a crowd, and better still– there are smarter people than me in the room. But I did have a few thoughts that sprung from the discussion, and figured to present them here for comment or derision.

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The assassination of the North Carolina film industry

Surprising absolutely no one, we’re finally catching up with the cumulative effects of lawmakers killing North Carolina’s film incentive. WRAL reports that film productions are drying up in North Carolina, duh-doy. Wilmington residents must now face saying goodbye to yet another successful network television production and farewell to the talented and wonderful cast and crew that will be forced to relocate. At this point, it should be obvious to all that the ‘promise’ of a $10M grant program is not enough to keep North Carolina film professionals working. If there are those that truly didn’t see this coming, idealists that perhaps hoped North Carolina could still compete in such a highly competitive arena where incentives are the de facto standard, then I’d sincerely be interested to make your acquaintance and hear what color the sky is in your world. Read more →