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Wilmington Retains Ranking Among Best Places For Moviemakers

By Jenny Callison, posted Jan 26, 2022
Wilmington has made MovieMaker magazine’s list of top places to live and work as a moviemaker. (File photo)
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 there has never been a better time to be a filmmaker in this charming port city, offering a temperate coastal climate with beaches and a boardwalk, a bustling Historic District, and a Riverwalk lined with restaurants, galleries and shops.”

Wilmington’s film community is honored that the city made the list for the third consecutive year, Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, said in the news release.

“Wilmington continues to regain its position as a top destination for film and television production business,” he said. “Credit for this honor goes to the world-class crew, the dedication of EUE Screen Gems Studios, as well as the success of the Cucalorus Film Festival. Their combination makes Wilmington a successful location for any project to work. Additionally, with support from local government and the area’s citizens, Wilmington continues to remain in the spotlight.”

Albuquerque, New Mexico; Toronto, Ontario; and Atlanta grabbed the top slots in MovieMaker's large-city category. Among small cities, the top three were New Orleans, Savannah, Georgia; and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The complete MovieMaker list of large and small cities that provide a great environment for moviemakers can be found here.
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