The latest rival to California for film/TV production is North Carolina where the EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington is investing $15 million right now to construct a 37,500-square-foot “Dream Stage 10” scheduled to open this spring. It’s an expansion to the largest film and relevision lot east of California. Recently, it hosted The Secret Life of Bees and Nights in Rodanthe. And last week EUE/Screen Gems COO and co-principal Chris Cooney and his team visited top Hollywood movie studio execs to personally lobby them to throw more productions North Carolina’s way. Louisiana, Michigan… The list goes on and on.

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