The Department of Revenue released their report for direct spending. Productions spent $241,372,169 in North Carolina on goods, supplies, wages and employee benefits in 2014, receiving $60,343,039 (25%) in rebates.
Just a quick clarification from the NC Film Office: the numbers released by the NCDOR reflect what productions SUBMITTED on their required forms–which they can file at any time the production is ready– and does not necessarily mean that is what was spent or jobs created that specific year. For example, the NCDOR report does not have the full season of “Secrets and Lies” and its “Sleepy Hollow” numbers are for a previous year (not 2014’s S2); thus the total number is not ALL of what was spent in 2014. There are also productions listed that filmed prior to 2014, like “Well Wishes” and “Los Jets.”
Now, that being said, taking the top spot was who we expected. Sleepy Hollow spent a hefty $43,648,743. The Fox production also took the top spot when it comes to hires. Sleepy Hollow employed 1593 folks (Season One).
Our CBS show, Under the Dome spent $35,158,244 and employed 500.
The Cinemax series Banshee brought us $35,051,297. (no employment # listed)
Homeland was not far behind, spending $31,029,540. (no employment # listed) Submitted from 2013.
Other productions of note include The Longest Ride which spent $23,345,745 and hired close to 600 people. Another big job giver was the family film Max which hits theaters in July. They spent $18,630,757 and employed 1082 people.
Further breaking down the report, productions spent $136 million in New Hanover County and just over $95 million in Mecklenberg County.
In total, $241,372,169 was spent in North Carolina by film and TV productions last year with 8381 jobs created. Check out the links below to see what’s film has spent in North Carolina over the last 9 years.
Spending in NC from 2005-2014
- 2014 Film Credits
- 2013 Film Credits
- 2012 Film Credits, revised – May 1, 2014
- 2011 Film Credits, revised – May 1, 2014
- 2010 Film Credits, revised
- 2009 Film Credits, revised
- 2008 Film Credits, revised
- 2007 Film Credits, revised
- 2006 Film Credits, revised
- 2005 Film Credits, revised