April 17, 2014

Morganton hosts world premiere of sci-fi movie about famous Brown Mountain lights

The Brown Mountain lights, a natural phenomenon seen for centuries near their namesake mountain in Burke County, play an integral role in Alien Abduction, a sci-fi thriller hitting the big screens April 4. The independent movie will hold its world premiere April 1 in downtown Morganton. Director Matty Beckerman and producer Cathy Beckerman, both of […]

ABC TV pilot ‘Secrets & Lies’ begins filming

StarNews Media reports on ABC’s newest murder mystery pilot “Secrets & Lies” begins production in the Wilmington area this Friday. The series will follow Ben Garner (Ryan Phillippe), a family man and house painter whose life is upended when he stumbles across the body of the 4-year-old boy who lives across the street and quickly […]

Films, TV productions in N.C. generated $254M in 2013, created 25K job opportunities

Popular television productions fueled one of the strongest years experienced by the film industry in North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrory announced Tuesday (yesterday). More than 60 productions registered with the N.C. Film Office and filmed in North Carolina in 2013. Those productions amassed a record-high of more than 5,700 production days with filming taking place […]

Television Series Fuel Strong Year for Film Industry in North Carolina

Popular television productions fueled one of the strongest years experienced by the film industry in North Carolina. More than 60 productions registered with the N.C. Film Office and filmed in North Carolina in 2013. Those productions amassed a record-high of more than 5,700 production days with filming taking place in more than 30 of the […]

Movie Night at the White House

Ever dreamed of having your own short film screened in a movie theater? How about right here at the White House?¬†Great news: We’re inviting K-12 students from around the country to create and submit one- to three-minute short web videos. The topic: Highlighting the importance of technology in the classroom — and imagining how technology […]

N.C.-filmed Bad Grandpa takes weekend box office

Paramount’s Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, which filmed in North Carolina, topped the weekend box office with $32 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The hidden camera feature shot in North Carolina in 2012 and created 150 job opportunities while having an estimated direct in-state spend in excess of $5 million during its production. The movie […]

Homeland renewed for fourth season

Showtime announced on Tuesday (yesterday) that it has renewed its award-winning, N.C.-filmed series Homeland for a fourth season. Production on the third season, which is currently airing on Showtime Sundays at 10 p.m., has just recently completed; production on the fourth season is expected to begin in spring 2014. Primarily filmed in the Charlotte Region, […]

Sleepy Hollow Renewed for Second Season

Fox has ordered a 13-episode second season of Sleepy Hollow, making the fantasy thriller the first fall debut to be renewed for a sophomore run. Renewal arrives just three episodes into the series’ first season. Sleepy Hollow ranks as Fox’s most successful fall drama premiere in more than a decade. The production, which is based […]

Vance Gang Awareness Partnership presents “Throwback Thursday” Free Family Movie Night

Vance Gang Awareness Partnership presents “Throwback Thursday” Free Family Movie Night October 10th, 2013 FREEDOM WRITERS Hilary Swank stars in this story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they’ve always needed – a voice. Swank plays Erin Gruwell, the real-life teacher at Long Beach’s Wilson High who inspired […]

Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome find big audiences

Monday’s series premiere of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and the season finale of CBS’ Under the Dome both aired to large national audiences. Sleepy Hollow, a present day re-imagining of the classic Washington Irving story that’s filmed in the Wilmington area, premiered its pilot episode at 9 p.m. to 10.1 million viewers. In the key 18-49 […]

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