‘Starring North Carolina’ premieres this weekend

Starring North Carolina!,” at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, is the first major exhibit about the state’s role in the film industry – a story that spans 100 years. Opening this Saturday, the blockbuster exhibit celebrates North Carolina’s films, television shows, cast members and production crews. Some 3,000 films and television programs have been made in the Tar Heel State. The exhibit will showcase costumes and props from movies and television shows such as Bull Durham, Last of the Mohicans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dawson’s Creek, Sleepy Hollow, and dozens more. The interactive exhibit will feature hundreds of film-related items from the 1900s to the present. Running through Sept. 6, 2015, the exhibit also highlights how North Carolina became one of the nation’s top film and television production locations and home to the largest film studio outside of California, EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington.