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Coming soon to theaters: 5 movies shot in Charlotte

February 02, 2015

Thanks to changes that make North Carolina’s film tax incentives program less attractive to Hollywood, it’ll probably be a long time before we see Jennifer Lawrence or Claire Danes emoting for cameras around these parts.

The number of feature films or TV series currently being shot in the

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NC Film Office opens enrollment for new $10 million grant program

January 27, 2015

Film and TV productions can now apply to the state’s film grant program, officially ushering in what will be a new era for the North Carolina film industry.
 
On Monday, the Department of Commerce, along with the NC Film Office, opened enrollment in the $10 million grant program and began
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Underexposed Film Festival yc MiniFest In Celebration of Black History Month

January 27, 2015

ROCK HILL, SC – The Arts Council of York County is pleased to announce the 2015 Underexposed Film Festival yc MiniFest in honor of Black History Month, to be held at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC, on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

The World premiere of

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Charlotte, Houston, Stockton, CA and Champaign-Urbana, IL Are the Latest Cities to Join the Movement

January 21, 2015

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — Charlotte, Houston, Stockton, CA and Champaign-Urbana, IL have joined the massive national campaign by African-American business leaders to raise funds for free student admission to the Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe-winning film “SELMA,” expanding the unprecedented

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Award-Winning Paper Towns By John Green Appeals To A Variety Of Readers

January 20, 2015

BY MIKAYLA SCHROEDER

The New York Times bestselling author, John Green, wrote Paper Towns, a teen angst mystery.

In his novel, Green offers the reader an understanding on the way a senior in high school feels, and insight into the way people perceive each other.  

This compelling mystery

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Economic incentives, film credits will be back up for debate in NC legislative session.

January 13, 2015

The debate over economic incentives that wasn’t settled last year is expected to resume quickly when the General Assembly gets to work this month. Gov. Pat McCrory said recently that passing an incentives bill must be a priority when lawmakers return.

McCrory has said the state is courting

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The World Made Straight brings it all back home to N.C.

January 08, 2015

Written and filmed here, it's based on a real-life Civil War-era massacre in Madison County – and directed by a Tar Heel native, with soundtrack music from North Carolina artists throughout. A coming-of-age thriller, The World Made Straight filmed in Madison and Buncombe counties in early 2013

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Another reason to celebrate our connection to the movies

January 07, 2015

By D.G. Martin, for the SNAP

Posted on Jan 6, 2015by Penny Hathcock

North Carolina loves its connections to the production of movies and television programs.

But our political decision-makers did not love that connection enough to appropriate sufficient funds or extend tax credits to

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John Green’s ‘Paper Towns’ Coming to the Big Screen

January 06, 2015

January 5, 2015 | Jennifer Lafferty

The upcoming mystery film Paper Towns, based on the bestselling novel by John Green, follows teenager Quentin and his four friends on a quest to locate the missing girl next door. This mission to find the adventurous and enigmatic Margo Roth Spiegelman turns

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His films feature strong female voices

January 05, 2015

Patrick Desmarattes has kept busy since I talked to him some years ago.

Desmarattes was born in New York to Haitian parents. He has relatives in Haiti and went there with his family when he was a child.

After encountering crime in the area where they lived, the family moved to Rock Hill,

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