WILMINGTON, N.C. (September 1, 2014) - North Carolina is enjoying unprecedented growth in feature film, television series and commercial productions as a direct result of our balanced, sustainable Film Incentive Program.
With annual in-state spend approaching $500M in 2013, North Carolina was home to Iron Man, The Hunger Games and hosts ongoing series like Banshee and Homeland.
While our 25% incentive attracts Hollywood productions looking to save money through tax-rebates, the vast majority of the money spent in-state is driven to "below-the-line" tradespeople like carpenters, production assistants, electricians, grips, make-up artists, catering and craft services freelance employees. Local hotels, restaurants, retail stores and industries that support the filmed-entertainment industry reap millions of dollars from visiting productions due to the Film Incentive Program.
In the long-term, NC needs new tax legislation / tax reform to lure long-term investment from companies looking f or a new, permanent home.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (August 21, 2014) – In support of its growing vision to proactively engage local homeowners, its members and the community in legislative and political issues, the WRAR has hired Evan McMillan as its Community Affairs Director.
McMillan will be responsible for growing a grassroots capacity-building network that mobilizes WRAR’s members throughout the New Hanover and Pender County area, while also directing events, deploying social media, managing databases, and building community partnerships.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (August 20, 2014) – The Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors (WRAR) recently received a $1,000 placemaking micro-grant from the National Association of Realtors to help make the Wilmington community a better place to live and work by transforming public spaces into more vibrant community places.
The grant is intended to help Realtor Associations partner with others to plan, organize, implement and maintain placemaking activities in their communities. Last week, Realtors (pictured here & below) used this grant to help the City of Wilmington with its Municipal Golf Course Renovation Project.