North Carolina's five new productions set it as sought after filming state
Five new projects announced by North Carolina Governor Roy Copper on 7 July 2022 are contributing to the state’s status as a hive of production activity. Offering a 25% cash rebate, North Carolina is garnering significant attention for its location versatility and cost efficiency.
Ranked as the highest performing state in the US for business, the film and television industry have made a significant contribution to this position. As new productions are commencing in the state, spending has reached an impressive USD107 million. In addition to the financial gains, the increase in production activity in North Carolina has created over 4,900 jobs.
Governor Cooper stated: “We’ve worked tirelessly to get the film industry going again in North Carolina and we’re succeeding. Film, television, and digital streaming projects here mean more money and jobs for North Carolinians.”
The five awardees of the rebate make use of the identifiable landscapes of North Carolina, filming in multiple counties and involving the talents of local studios and production teams. Recent projects include, Providence, an independent feature film receiving a USD 1.75 million rebate, Hightown, a returning Starz series based out of he EUE/ Screen Gems studios in Wilmington, AGB and Her Monster, a feature length film awarded USD 600,00, The Summer I Turned Pretty, and Amazon Prime Video release, and To Her with Love scheduled for filming in the Rowan and Mecklenburg counties.
“Following an amazing 2021, which saw productions spend more than $416 million in North Carolina, we are excited to see the momentum continue with these projects in 2022,” commented North Carolina Film Office Director Guy Gaster. “Our industry continues to grow, and we expect 2022 to be another successful year, resulting in well-paying job opportunities for film professionals in our state as well as millions of dollars being spent with local businesses and suppliers.”
After the tumultuous experience of the pandemic, North Carolina have seen a rise in production activity, with signs of a continuation throughout the upcoming years. With new feature films, television series, and returning projects remaining loyal to the Tar Heel state, the state remains a competitive presence against Hollywood and other production hubs.
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