North Carolina: Film Grant Recipients Fuel Strong Start for Production

North Carolina: Film Grant Recipients Fuel Strong Start for Production

Six new grant recipients to have economic impact of more than $134 million

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) After pressing pause in 2020, film production has resumed in North Carolina with six recent grant recipients.  With production levels at a six-year high so far this year, the latest productions to be announced as North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant recipients will have a combined spend of more than $134.8 million in the state while creating in excess of 5,700 job opportunities, including 1,681 well-paying crew positions for the state’s highly skilled film professionals.

“The film industry has been able to safely resume production and we are pleased to see more productions coming to our state,” said Governor Roy Cooper.  “Film activity provides good jobs and opportunities for local businesses, while also providing a compelling global showcase for North Carolina and its abundant natural beauty.”

LD Entertainment, whose N.C.-filmed production “Words on Bathroom Walls” was recently released, returns to the Tar Heel State with a new feature-length film “I.S.S.”  The thriller features six astronauts living aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and follows their actions after receiving distressing information from Earth that threatens their missions and their lives.  Filmed in Wilmington at EUE/Screen Gems Studios, this project has been approved for a rebate up to $3.6 million.

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