Film

Nov 5, 2019

Latest Project Could Take Film Spending To $150M

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Nov 5, 2019

The Wilmington region's latest film project could shoot this year's film spending to $150 million, Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, said Tuesday. Filming for The Georgetown Project, a working title, began Monday. The movie stars Russell Crowe and is being produced by Miramax. Meanwhile, filming for Hulu’s Reprisal a ...

Oct 22, 2019

State Creates New Film Council

By Johanna Cano and Vicky Janowski, posted Oct 22, 2019

Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday announced the creation of a Governor’s Advisory Council on Film, Television and Digital Streaming during a conference at EUE/Screen Gem Studios. “We are here today to announce efforts to support even more something that we already know: that North Carolina is the ideal home for the film industry,” Cooper said. “It's ...

Jul 18, 2019

Halloween Likely To Film In Wilmington, Mayor Says

By Cece Nunn and Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 18, 2019

While still awaiting an official announcement, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said Thursday that the Port City may be the location of the next Halloween film. At the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association event at The Terraces on Sir Tyler, Saffo mentioned the film when asked about whether the film industry is coming back to the city. "So, the good news is ...

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Masterstroke — the Art of Venture Creation

Posted Oct 30, 2019
British venture capitalist, John Whatmore, is on a quest. He’s working to unearth the alchemy of creativity and use it to drive innovation and build the United Kingdom’s golden future.

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Jun 19, 2019

Reprisal Slated For More Than $10M In Film Grant Funds

By Cece Nunn and Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 19, 2019

The locally shot TV series Reprisal is slated to get $10.7 million through the N.C. Film and Entertainment Grant, the N.C. Department of Commerce stated in a news release Wednesday. The film, which is still being produced by A+E Studios in association with The Littlefield Co., is still being shot in Wilmington. The series will be available on Hulu when complete. The sto ...

Jun 12, 2019

Welcome Home Angel, a Wilmington nonprofit that helps children with significant health conditions by redesigning and creating functional spaces in their homes, has filmed five episodes that will premiere this month on The Design Network. “We have been overwhelmed by the support of our incredible Wilmington community as we change lives by improving homes,” Lo ...

Jun 7, 2019

Looking At NC's Film Industry Future

By Jenny Callison, posted Jun 7, 2019

Discussions this week aimed at reconciling differences between the North Carolina House and Senate versions of the biennial budget come as the N.C. Film Office and Wilmington Regional Film Commission are wooing several projects. “There is additional project interest; we have a steady stream of project inquiries for [locations] all over the state,” said Guy G ...

Jun 6, 2019

No Second Season For Wilmington-filmed Swamp Thing

By Johanna Cano and Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 6, 2019

Crew members have been told that DC Universe’s Swamp Thing, which was shot in Wilmington and at EUE/Screen Gems Studio, will not be picked up for another season, officials said Thursday. Wilmington Regional Film Commission Director Johnny Griffin said that while he has not gotten word directly from officials about the news, he has heard from two cast members, ...

May 24, 2019

Reprisal Crew Readies For Action In Wilmington

By Jenny Callison, posted May 24, 2019

As two projects tidy up at EUE Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, another is in prep mode. Both Swamp Thing and independent film Uncle Frank have left only skeleton crews here to finish accounting and other final tasks, Wilmington Regional Film Commissioner Johnny Griffin said Friday. Moving into the Wilmington studio complex is Reprisal, a series that will be stream ...

May 3, 2019

Bolden, the film whose on-again, off-again production in Wilmington became something of a local joke, could possibly further burnish Wilmington’s reputation as a filmmaking destination. “If the project is somewhat successful and people see it and pay attention to it, it is always an example that we can hold up,” Wilmington Regional Film Commissioner Jo ...

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 ...

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