Yep! It’s official. After months of consideration and some really hard work from a few folks, Under the Dome will be returning to Wilmywood after all. WECT confirmed the information with EUE/Screen Gems Vice Prez Bill Vassar less than an hour ago.
“We are thrilled to host ‘Under the Dome’ at our studios for 2015,” Vassar said. “We extend our gratitude to North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker for helping make this possible.”
“Retaining the production of “Under the Dome” provides economic stability for hundreds of North Carolina film workers and several hundred of Wilmington’s small businesses. Renewal of this production was critical to our local area,” Vassar says. SEE MORE
It’s not 4200 jobs, but at least we can know some of our Wilmington families will be working until Summer and won’t have to leave the state.
If politicians think that this will calm us down, they are dead wrong! This is one crew. We can go 5 crews deep in Wilmington, plus we have crew in Charlotte, Asheville and WInston-Salem that still need a job! We have a long way to go until we get Tier 1 film incentives back, so make sure you get out and VOTE! We need the right folks in place during the 2015 Long Session so we can indeed have that status once again!
More on this tomorrow morning!