NC offers higher film incentives

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - North Carolina is officially offering a higher film incentive for qualifying productions.

In August 2009, the Gov. Bev Perdue signed the film incentive bill that increased the tax break incentives from 15% to 25%.  Senate Bill 943 was formed in effort to attract more film industry jobs to North Carolina.

Productions that spend over $250,000 in NC will receive a 25% tax credit on in-state purchases for good and services.

Click here to see an in-depth brochure about the incentive

According to the Governor's office, more than 800 movies have been filmed in the state.  NC boasts a variety of filming locations from the mountains to the coast.

Recent major motion pictures filmed in the state include "Nights in Rodanthe," "Leatherheads" and "The Secret Life of Bees."

The N.C. film industry is also home to the CW Network's "One Tree Hill" TV series as well as hundreds of commercial and industrial productions each year throughout the state.

Wilmington's EUE Screen Gems recently opened the largest film and television production soundstage on the East Coast.

For more information about the film industry in North Carolina, click here.

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