Dear NC Film crew and NC Film supporters,
First, let me thank everyone who has gone above and beyond to keep this industry alive. Your work has not gone unnoticed. Your are appreciated and you are loved.
But regardless of the countless hours we have put in, it looks as though the General Assembly is more interested in kicking the can down the road or completely ignoring sustaining jobs and job creation.
From what I am hearing, things don’t look so well for NC Film. It isn’t over until the final gavel hits, however, unless something drastic comes to light, I am being told that they will be adjourning sine die on Friday (sine die is an adjournment until the next session).
There will be no coal ash discussion, nothing in regards to Medicaid and no economic development bills will be taken up. That includes Historic Preservation and it also includes film. That right there is a double blow to Southeastern North Carolina. Some have said they will deal with this in November, some have said it could be pushed until February 2015.
Politicos are saying four out of the five bills on the Senate Rules agenda for tomorrow at 6pm are “strip and replace” bills. You don’t send an adjournment resolution to Rules without expecting changes; that’s what it goes there for. If everything was a done deal, it would’ve gone to the floor.
The sun has not yet set, so anything can happen. The question is: will it? Stay tuned.