film incentives http://whqr.org en Wilmington-Area Officials Hold Raleigh News Conference to Support Film Incentive Extension http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-area-officials-hold-raleigh-news-conference-support-film-incentive-extension <p>As state legislators continue to hammer out the budget, citizens of all political persuasions are awaiting word on the fate of this region’s bustling film business. And that’s why this morning, a contingent of officials and residents from the Wilmington area gathered in Raleigh’s legislative building to plead with lawmakers to extend the current film incentive tax credits—instead of switching to a grant program, which they say would eliminate jobs. But rather than demonstrating film’s bona fides within the Cape Fear region, local lawmakers focused on its statewide benefits.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:28:14 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 57106 at http://whqr.org Wilmington-Area Officials Hold Raleigh News Conference to Support Film Incentive Extension CoastLine: Will NC's Next Film Incentive Package Keep the Cameras Rolling? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-will-ncs-next-film-incentive-package-keep-cameras-rolling <p></p><p></p><p></p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><em><strong>This week's topic:&nbsp; Film Incentives in North Carolina</strong></em></p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">Providing tax breaks to the film industry…. statewide, it’s a controversial topic.&nbsp; In Southeastern North Carolina, there’s no question incentives have injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy through the boom in film production here.&nbsp; But plenty of state leaders from less film-centric areas aren’t convinced the financial benefits of the industry extend statewide.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:58:37 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57049 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Will NC's Next Film Incentive Package Keep the Cameras Rolling? Hamilton: the Fight for Film Incentives Is Not Over http://whqr.org/post/hamilton-fight-film-incentives-not-over <p></p><p>The film community in North Carolina is holding its collective breath while House leaders consider budget amendments.&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:44:47 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 56427 at http://whqr.org Hamilton: the Fight for Film Incentives Is Not Over Film Incentive Supporters Focus Lobbying Efforts on "Film Day" in Raleigh http://whqr.org/post/film-incentive-supporters-focus-lobbying-efforts-film-day-raleigh <p></p><p>Film incentives are the ticket to keeping more than four-thousand full-time jobs in the state.&nbsp; That was a central theme Wednesday morning in Raleigh during a press conference where state and city leaders, film industry workers, and industry supporters gathered to celebrate Film Day at the General Assembly.&nbsp; Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:17:28 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 56012 at http://whqr.org Film Incentive Supporters Focus Lobbying Efforts on "Film Day" in Raleigh Film in Wilmington Part III: Cucalorus Film Festival History and Future Intertwined with Industry http://whqr.org/post/film-wilmington-part-iii-cucalorus-film-festival-history-and-future-intertwined-industry <p></p><p><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:150%">The question of whether competitive film incentives continue in North Carolina will be answered by the end of the current short session of the General Assembly.<span>&nbsp; </span></span> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:24:07 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 55597 at http://whqr.org Film in Wilmington Part III: Cucalorus Film Festival History and Future Intertwined with Industry Film in Wilmington Part II: Industry Insiders Expect Competitive Incentives to Continue http://whqr.org/post/film-wilmington-part-ii-industry-insiders-expect-competitive-incentives-continue <p></p><p>North Carolina lawmakers are haggling over how – and whether -- to preserve a now-controversial tax credit for the film industry.&nbsp; Wed, 21 May 2014 02:25:37 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 55245 at http://whqr.org Film in Wilmington Part II: Industry Insiders Expect Competitive Incentives to Continue Film in Wilmington Part I: Local Crew Members Eye Atlanta http://whqr.org/post/film-wilmington-part-i-local-crew-members-eye-atlanta <p></p><p>If North Carolina lawmakers don’t renew film incentives during the short session – or if they choose to gut them to the point they’re no longer competitive with other states, some industry insiders are predicting an exodus of long-time film professionals from Wilmington.&nbsp; Thu, 15 May 2014 20:14:31 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 54974 at http://whqr.org Film in Wilmington Part I: Local Crew Members Eye Atlanta Candidate Profile: Bill Saffo, Mayor of Wilmington http://whqr.org/post/candidate-profile-bill-saffo-mayor-wilmington <p></p><p>Mayor Bill Saffo is running unopposed this season for what will be his fifth term serving the City of Wilmington.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 43627 at http://whqr.org Candidate Profile: Bill Saffo, Mayor of Wilmington State incentives for alternative energy companies might do more for China than NC http://whqr.org/post/state-incentives-alternative-energy-companies-might-do-more-china-nc <p></p><p style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Verdana">As New Hanover County and City of Wilmington officials hand out financial incentives to companies they hope to keep in the Cape Fear region, the state is also considering the effectiveness of incentives.<span>&nbsp; </span></span></p><p style="line-height:150%"> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 38029 at http://whqr.org State incentives for alternative energy companies might do more for China than NC Do incentives spur economic growth? http://whqr.org/post/do-incentives-spur-economic-growth <p></p><p>Business incentives can come in several forms – tax breaks, direct grants, the building of infrastructure – such as roadways or utilities.&nbsp;&nbsp; Sun, 02 Jun 2013 18:20:21 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 37460 at http://whqr.org Do incentives spur economic growth?