FILM INCENTIVES: Press Conference in Raleigh today 10:30am

There is a press conference today at the NCGA in Raleigh this morning at 10:30am.  Susi Hamilton along with Mayor Bill Saffo, members of the film community and the board of the Wilmington Film Commission will be there to ask Gov. Pat McCrory to visit the production sets in Wilmington while the General Assembly is still in session while they are able to act on extending the film incentives. They will not be promoting the grant program whatsoever.

We should be able to listen on the NCGA web site.

UPDATE:  I caught the audio at around 10:48am : LISTEN NOW

I will keep you posted.

In the meantime, we must continue our mission.

Please continue to call Speaker Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory‘s office. Today, I want you to tell them your story, let them know what would happen if the film incentives went away. Make it personal. Let them see just how many people if affects and how.

Contact these folks today :

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS, CONTACT THOSE IN YOUR DISTRICThttp://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/

“DOME DAY” HAS ARRIVED

06.24.2013

 “DOME DAY” HAS ARRIVED

DOMEDAY

 Left to Right: Jolene Purdy, Nicholas Strong, Mackenzie Lintz, Colin Ford, Aisha Hinds, Britt Robertson, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, EP Jack Bender, Natalie Martinez, EP Stephen King, EP Brian K. Vaughan, and EP Neal Baer. Center: Mayor Bill Saffo.

 

City Of Wilmington, North Carolina Proclaims Today

Monday, June 24, 2013 “DOME DAY” In Honor of

CBS’ New Summer Series “UNDER THE DOME”

Executive Producer Stephen King Also Receives a Key to the City

From Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo

Monday, Jun. 24, 2013 — In a presentation to cast and executive producers on Thursday, June 20 in Wilmington, NC, Mayor Bill Saffo proclaimed Monday, June 24th “Dome Day” in the city in honor of CBS’s new summer series. UNDER THE DOME, which premieres tonight at 10PM ET/PT on CBS, films in Wilmington.

Mayor Bill Saffo also presented a key to the city to author and executive producer, Stephen King, who wrote the best-selling novel Under The Dome, on which the series is based.

The premiere screening event took place in Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington, where nearly 600 local residents, cast, producers, officials from the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, the Towns of Burgaw and Southport, and press were treated to an advanced viewing of the first episode, followed by a Q&A panel with cast and producers, moderated by OMG! Insider co-host, Kevin Frazier.

Under The Dome tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a massive transparent dome. The series stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy and Aisha Hinds.  Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Brian K. Vaughan, Neal Baer, Stacey Snider, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, and Jack Bender serve as the series’ executive producers.

Under the Dome is filmed at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, a state-of-the-art 15,000-square-foot, 50-acre film and television production complex with 10 sound stages and two special effects water tanks. Other filming locations included downtown Burgaw and Southport.

The Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. facilitates on-location filmmaking within our eleven county Region by offering production companies a complete range of pre-production services through a central contact. This office provides information regarding local film procedures, permits, and guidelines, and serves as liaison with governmental departments. The Film Commission also serves as a general resource and clearinghouse for information about the Wilmington area and can assist with the following services: Site location photography, Location library, Regional scouting services, Liaison with federal, state, county and city agencies, Logistical information: crew, talent, studio, equipment, stages and support services. More information is available at www.wilmingtonfilm.com.

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Wilmington Regional Film Commission

1223 N. 23rd Street

Wilmington, NC 20403

(910) 343-3456

commish@wilmingtonfilm.com