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Busy days ahead for film crews and film supporters

Production starts on 'Sleepy Hollow.' Production starts on 'Sleepy Hollow.'

Film crews and film supporters are in for a busy few days. Three productions continue work in Wilmington Friday and the weekend is filled with events for those who are in favor of the industry and its incentives.

How & Why

Film crews will be in downtown Wilmington tomorrow shooting scenes for the new FX pilot, How and Why, which stars Michael Cera.

First, they'll be at the Courtyard by Marriott, on Second St. for scenes that will be shot inside the hotel.

Then, they'll move to the Alton Lennon Federal Courthouse on Princess Street to film in the hallways there.

Crews will be on scene there from 5:30 Friday night until early Saturday morning.

Max Steel

Max Steel is heading to high school.

The movie will film at Hoggard High School on Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day.

In the scenes, a character will attend high school, talk to his classmates and teachers and wreck is bicycle in front of the school.

We've been invited to the set on Saturday. Stay tuned for our behind-the-scenes reports on the production.

Sin Seer

This film will create a crime scene outside a local boxing studio.

The location for Friday's shoot is Wilmington Coastal Boxing, at 812 Anderson St.

Crews will be there most of the day. The scene includes police, photographers and forensic investigators.

Sleepy Hollow

We now know where FOX's Sleepy Hollow will film some of its first scenes when production starts on the second season of the show.

On Tuesday, May 6, crews will be at 1315 South Fifth Avenue from 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Spoiler alert: in the scene, according to film permits, Ichabod Crane hears a fight and Jenny Mills battles Hessian soldiers.

A hundred crew members, four extras and six members of the cast are expected to be on the set.

Film Fundraiser

A fundraiser happening this weekend will benefit the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, which works to promote our region to movie executives and producers.

It will be held at KGB on 16 Princess Street in downtown Wilmington.

The fundraiser kicks off at 1:00 p.m. Saturday and coincides with the Kentucky Derby. For more details on the event, click here.

Film Rally

Supporters of the film industry will gather on Sunday to rally in favor of keeping the state's film incentive program.

The North Carolina Production Alliance and Wilmington Regional Film Commission are holding the second annual NC Film Rally.

It will be at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 at the River Walk in downtown Wilmington.

The state's film incentive program is set to expire at the end of the year, unless lawmakers decide to extend it.

The General Assembly is expected to talk about this when they go back to work on May 14.

Speakers at the rally will include local elected leaders and some special guests from the entertainment industry.

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