Scout to capture new film locations
June 26, 2012By Alison Lee Satake
The Wilmington Regional Film Commission has hired a location scout to grow the organization’s location database this summer.
University of North Carolina at Wilmington film studies student Caleb Ward joined the film commission as its location scout this month. He is expected to add to the film commission’s database of 3,300 locations.
Having a variety of locations in a city can be a factor when a television or film producer is considering where to set up production offices. By expanding its locations database, the film commission is attempting to expand the area’s appeal for film production.
“We are encouraging anyone with an interesting property – anything from a warehouse or a barn to a restaurant, shop, house or farm – to contact us. If it’s appropriate, we will send our scout to take some photographs,” said Johnny Griffin, Wilmington Regional Film Commission’s director. “We’ll add it to our database, and if a production likes what they see, they will contact the owner directly.”
To be included, contact the film commission at 343-3456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.