North Carolina is one of the stars of the recently released movie "Leatherheads," with spots around the state doubling as a 1920s football field, hotel and speakeasy.
The one place the state doesn't appear in the George Clooney film? The closing credits.
The director of the North Carolina Film Office calls the omission "unfortunate." But Aaron Syrett says he is glad Universal chose to make part of the movie in North Carolina.
But only South Carolina gets a "filmed in" mention. The credits do list thanks for the Charlotte Regional Commission and the Triad Regional Film Commission -- which is actually the Piedmont Triad Film Commission.
South Carolina is required to get a credit in order for the movie's producers to receive a tax break for filming there. Thus, not only do the credits say "Leatherheads" was filmed in South Carolina, they read, "Filmed in South Carolina pursuant to the South Carolina Motion Picture Incentive Act."
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