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Apr 17, 2019

Swamp Thing Filming Halt May Reflect Streaming Wars

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 17, 2019

The decision by DC Universe to put its production of Swamp Thing on hold for now could reflect the fact that competition in the entertainment streaming industry is heating up, Wilmington Regional Film Commissioner Johnny Griffin said Wednesday morning. The Swamp Thing hiatus allows DC Universe, owned by Warner Brothers, to ponder its position in a rapidly changing world ...

Mar 28, 2019

With Renewed Film Activity Comes Economic Boost

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 28, 2019

With shooting on Swamp Thing in full swing, there is a noticeable local economic impact, say local film officials. Film-related employment has risen significantly, according to EUE Screen Gems Executive Vice President Bill Vassar. With multiple units shooting concurrently to film episodes of the Warner Brothers-made-for-DC Comics production, Vassar said, “Some wee ...

Mar 20, 2019

Cucalorus has partnered with New York-based Creative Capital Foundation to bring a workshop to Wilmington in April on the business of art. The workshop, “Strategic Business Planning for Media Artists,” will provide artists with an opportunity to take stock of their current situation and to build new tools to maximize their potential to reach short-and long-t ...

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Mar 4, 2019

Wilmington Filmmaker Among Winners Of Global Contest

By Johanna Cano, posted Mar 4, 2019

Wilmington filmmaker Jeff Dolan is one of the 21 international winners of the Red Bull Futur/io video competition in which participants demonstrated what their version of a desirable future would look like. “It is a dream come true,” Dolan said. “To both be recognized as world-class by such an esteemed jury and to intelligently discuss the visions we f ...

Oct 30, 2018

Reprisal Wraps Filming Despite Delays From Storm

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 30, 2018

One show has wrapped in the Port City, and another is scheduled to film next month as the area’s film industry was able to maintain business following Hurricane Florence. Reprisal, a Hulu pilot, has finished filming in Wilmington and wrapped early last week, according to Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission Inc., a local organization ...

Sep 25, 2018

Saffo On Saving Swamp Thing

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 25, 2018

Wilmington officials convinced producers of Swamp Thing to stay in the Port City and continue with the filming project after producers were worried about flooding from Hurricane Florence, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said Tuesday. “We almost lost the Swamp Thing the other day by DC Comics because the producers thought the entire city was underwater, and we had ...

Sep 5, 2018

Hulu Pilot Show To Start Filming Next Week

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Sep 5, 2018

A new production will start filming next week in Wilmington, the first of two upcoming projects. The Port City's film industry is heating up in the latter part of 2018, bringing with it more activity and jobs for the region, officials said. And efforts are ongoing to land additional projects in 2019, according to Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington Regional F ...

Apr 6, 2018

Wilmington Film Project Gearing Up

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 6, 2018

As LD Entertainment personnel settle into their quarters at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, local businesses are beginning to hear from the project. Like other films and TV projects that have shot in the Wilmington area, LD’s Words on Bathroom Walls will rely on all kinds of area suppliers for everything from rental cars to lumber to fabric. Sabrina Davi ...

Apr 3, 2018

Words on Bathroom Walls, the independent feature film set to shoot in Wilmington starting in May, has been approved to receive a state film incentives grant, Gov. Roy Cooper’s office announced Tuesday morning. The project could garner more than $2.3 million in funds from North Carolina’s film and entertainment grant, the news release stated. “The pr ...

Nov 21, 2017

Cucalorus Festival Reports Record Attendance Levels

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 21, 2017

A record number of people attended this year’s Cucalorus Festival, organizers announced Tuesday.   Attendance figures for the festival, at its core a film festival in its 23rd year, came in at nearly 19,100 for more than 200 events during the five-day run earlier this month, according to a news release.   The festival switched this year from its Cucalor ...

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