Wilmington and southeastern North Carolina have enjoyed a lively and productive history in the film industry. Since the 1980s, Wilmington has been a major production hub in the United States for film, commercial, and television productions. The diversity of Wilmington and the southeast region provide a multitude of locations for different types of films, and EUE/Screen Gem Studios provides excellent stage and production infrastructure. Some of the films and TV series made here include: Iron Man 3, The Secret Life of Bees, Nights in Rodanthe, Domestic Disturbance, Super Mario Bothers, Under the Dome, Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, and Swamp Loggers.

The Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. facilitates on-location filmmaking within the region by offering production companies a complete range of pre-production services through a central contact. This office provides information regarding local film procedures, permits, and guidelines, and serves as liaison with government agencies. The Film Commission also serves as a general resource and clearing house for information about the Wilmington area.

Film Incentives

  • 25% refundable tax credit
  • Per project cap of $20 million
  • No state corporate income tax on the incentive taken

For more information, you may contact the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc.

Johnny Griffin, Director
P (910) 343-3456
F (910) 343-3457