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Jun 9, 2021

NC Film Forum This Week To Address 'Post-Pandemic Production'

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 9, 2021

A virtual series to address topics in the film industry will continue Wednesday with discussions on filming during a pandemic. The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Cucalorus Film Foundation is hosting the June session of the 2021 NC Film Forum Wednesday with featured guests Barbara D’Alessandro, producer on "Reprisal" and "13 Reas ...

Jun 4, 2021

The Cucalorus Film Foundation was recently approved for a second Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts, according to an announcement this week. The $15,000 grant will support the Cucalorus Works-in-Progress Lab, a program organized through a partnership with Working Films for unfinished social justice documentaries made by Black filmmak ...

May 13, 2021

The surge of film projects coming to North Carolina, the potential for expansion of the state’s film incentive and the need to train more people for careers in the industry were among the topics discussed at this week’s N.C. Film Forum session.   “State of the State” was the theme for Wednesday evening's session. Panelists were Johnny Gri ...

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Apr 1, 2021

Projects filmed in the Wilmington area have been approved for millions in grants from the state and will contribute much more, according to a news release from the office of Gov. Roy Cooper. The locally shot productions I.S.S., This Country and Static, are some of the latest announced recipients of awards from the N.C. Film and Entertainment Grant. Six aw ...

Mar 29, 2021

Startups Chosen For Cucalorus 10x10 Challenge

By Jenny Callison, posted Mar 29, 2021

The lineup of startup players in this year’s Cucalorus 10x10 Challenge has been announced,  and they'll be warming up prior to the project’s start on April 11.   The annual project pairs each of the 10 young ventures with a young filmmaker, a business student and a production company in a five-day challenge to produce a short film about the busi ...

Jan 26, 2021

Wilmington Ranks On MovieMaker's Best Places To Live And Work

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 26, 2021

The Wilmington region has been named on MovieMaker Magazine’s list of the Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker, according to an announcement Tuesday from the Wilmington Regional Film Commission. Wilmington's ranked No. 9 out of 10 in the Small Cities and Towns category on the 2021 list, which also includes a list of the top Big Cities. Wilmin ...

Nov 10, 2020

Cash registers throughout the Wilmington area are once again ringing up purchases from film studios as projects multiply in the Port City.   “We are estimating at this point that productions will spend about $65 million here this year,” Wilmington Regional Film Commission Director Johnny Griffin said Tuesday, while noting that 2020 is not yet over and pr ...

Oct 15, 2020

It’s no surprise that Cucalorus Film Festival is taking a very different approach this year. Even with the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions on indoor events, organizers want to take no chances on exposing their audiences to COVID-19. So most films and events will appear online over an extended 15-day period.   There will also be some drive-in film ...

Oct 2, 2020

Reeling Them In

By Jenny Callison, posted Oct 2, 2020

It was Christmas in September in Wilmington this year, as a production crew dusted several locations with “snow” for the proper seasonal backdrop to a Hallmark movie called USS Christmas.   That Christmas-in-September theme played out on a broader scale as well. In addition to the Hallmark movie, down the chim­ney came announcements from film officia ...

Sep 11, 2020

With cameras rolling on Hallmark movie USS Christmas, and two other projects in the prepping phase at EUE Screen Gems Studios, Wilmington appears to be back in the film business.   After several years of reduced or almost nonexistent activity, does the area have the capacity to handle three projects at once, especially in these days of strict COVID-19 protocols in p ...

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