RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina has set a record for in-state film production spending this year with five months left to go.
The North Carolina Film Office reported Wednesday that 35 films in 30 counties have accounted for $300 million in spending this year. The previous record of a little more than $220 million was set last year.
A news release from Gov. Beverly Perdue's office estimates the films have created more than 15,000 jobs and 3,300 crew positions.
A spokesman for the film office said the movie companies self-report the estimates.
Movies that have filmed in the state this year include "Iron Man 3," `'Safe Haven," `'We're the Millers," `'Jessabelle" and "Writers."
The governor's office credits the upswing to 2010 legislation that provided productions with a 25 percent refundable tax credit.