Wilmington city leaders, film industry supporters head to Raleigh Wednesday
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
A press conference promoting the thousands of jobs across North Carolina that depend on film incentives and the economic benefits they provide to the State will take place Wednesday. That film incentive is set to expire this year unless the general assembly takes action.
State Representative Susi Hamilton will hold the brief press conference in the Legislative Press Room on Wednesday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m.
Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo will be joining her, and guests in attendance will include Film Executives from Disney, HBO, and 20th Century Fox, members of the North Carolina Production Alliance and several elected officials.
Film incentive topics on the City of Wilmington's State Legislative Agenda include:
-Remove sunset date -Maintain current incentive level -Film industry is responsible for 4,000+ jobs with an average wage of $66,000 in NC, according to studies
Hundreds of NC film professionals, vendors, friends and families will also be heading to Raleigh.
One family actually created a locally filmed short that urges lawmakers to keep NC film incentives.
Jon and Marty Landau, who work in the film industry, produced the public service announcement, called "Positive Impact: Keep the NC Film Incentives."