NC Goes Hollywood: Sets Record For Film Production Spending

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.


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