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'The Longest Ride' visits CAM to film

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Many of the exhibits in the museum are being used in the movie. Some are being used for other scenes, for example, one room will be used for a dinner scene.  (Source: Brandon Joyner) Many of the exhibits in the museum are being used in the movie. Some are being used for other scenes, for example, one room will be used for a dinner scene. (Source: Brandon Joyner)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Filming for the Nicholas Sparks based novel, The Longest Ride, continued in Wilmington Thursday.

Film crews were at the Cameron Art Museum on 17th Street to film the next scenes of the movie. The scene follows the main characters, played by Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson, to an art exhibit. 

Many of the exhibits in the museum are being used in the movie. Some are being used for other scenes, for example, one room will be used for a dinner scene. 

After the shoot, Robertson and Eastwood spoke about their roles in the movie and how the battle with film incentives in North Carolina could impact future productions, especially in Wilmington.

"It gives jobs, film equals jobs it's exactly what those bumper stickers say and it's insane that the incentive is going away because there are so many talented and hard-working people in this town and it would be sad for them to all have to uproot and move their families and their lives elsewhere", Robertson said. 

Robertson, who has done other productions in Wilmington, such as Under the Dome, says that she has enjoyed her time here in the Port City.

"I'm staying downtown this year as opposed to last year I was closer to Wrightsville so it's been a new experience, kind of different but it's the same old same old Southern charm, people are friendly, and they are kind so I like that aspect of it.", she said.

Filming continues Friday and the movie is set to come out early next year.

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