The Cameras Are Rolling in North Carolina


In-state Impact Annually on Average


Film Professionals


Rebate & Long-term Commitment to Industry

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It Pays to Be On Set in North Carolina

Through the North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant, productions are eligible for a full 25% rebate of direct in-state spending. Qualifying expenses include all labor and purchases and services rendered from in-state vendors.

Film crew in field

An Experienced, Renowned Film Workforce

North Carolina has more than 3,700 highly skilled film professionals across the state. Among the well-versed crew base are 75 members of the International Cinematographers Guild, 26 members of the PGA, and 90 DGA members, and 800+ IATSE members.

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A Set for Every Scene

With 543 miles of filmable locations within the state, North Carolina’s mountains, hills, cities, towns, and beaches give its film industry the ability to shoot almost every scene imaginable.

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Ready for Production

With a focus on the film industry since 1980, North Carolina has developed a network of small businesses that know and understand the business and its unique needs.

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North Carolina Production Studios

Many film studios have utilized our film industry’s experience, workforce, and diverse locations.

Cinespace Studios

This Wilmington studio offers 250,000 SF among 10 column-free stages. Recent clients include Paramount, Amazon, Disney, Netflix, Warner Bros. Discovery, and Lionsgate. The studio facility also contains production support, multiple mills, water facilities and turn-key production offices.

Dark Horse Studios

This soon to be 82,000 sq ft studio’s recent clients include Hallmark, Paramount, and Lionsgate. On site office space and mill shops available, as is an additional annex office space.

Contact the North Carolina Film Office

Guy Gaster

Guy Gaster

Film Commissioner