FAQ

1- How can I find out about productions currently in the area?

2- How can I get a job on a local production?

3- How can I get a job as an actor?

4- How can I be an “extra”?

5- How can I get an internship?

6- Are tours available of the studio?

7- Where can I see productions being filmed?

8- What does the Film Commission do?

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1. How can I find out about productions currently in the area?

When a production company decides to film in the Wilmington region, they will set up a production office in the area. To find out about confirmed projects in the region, you may check our website under the Intro tab in the Current Productions section. If contact information is not provided, it is because the production has not opened an office or has not yet allowed us to release that information.You may also check the NC Film Office website, www.ncfilm.com, for information on projects being filmed in other regions of NC.

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2. How can I get a job on a local production?

If you want to pursue production, decide what your skills and talents are or where your interests lie, then prepare a fax cover to send along with your resume to the productions currently in the area. Be sure to target it to the departments in which you wish to work. It is better to go to the production office in person to submit your resume, if possible.

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3. How can I get a job as an actor?

If you wish to pursue an acting career, it is recommended that you obtain the services of a talent agent. Production companies discourage you from contacting them directly regarding auditions. The agent will find out about casting calls and auditions for you. The Film Commission is not usually aware of auditions or casting sessions, but your agent can keep you updated.

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4. How can I be an “extra”?

When a production company decides to film in the Wilmington region, they will set up a production office and hire an extras casting coordinator. Contact information for projects currently in the Wilmington region can be found under the Intro tab in the section of our website. You may also check the NC Film Office website, www.ncfilm.com, for information on projects being filmed in NC. If contact information is not provided, it is because the production has not opened an office or has not yet allowed the release of that information.

Mail your photo to the address for that production, if availabe, and mark the envelope, “Attention: EXTRAS CASTING.” Make sure you send a recent photo of yourself. It doesn’t need to be a professional headshot – a Polaroid or snapshot is fine. Attach your name, age, address, and phone number to the back of the photo. It is to your advantage to list more than one phone number (home, work, cell, pager); if they can’t find you, they can’t hire you. Photos are not returned to you, so have copies made if necessary. Do not send your photos to us. Any photos received by the Wilmington Regional Film Commission will likely be thrown in the trash without being reviewed.

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5. How can I get an internship?

Because there are many people with considerable production experience, it may be difficult for an entry-level person to find employment opportunities. To obtain production experience, novices should consider volunteering or interning on productions. Please contact the productions directly for information concerning internships. You may also want to contact area film related vendors for internship opportunities.

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6. Are tours available of the studio?

EUE Screen Gems Studios offers a tour of its facilities on weekends. For further information, you may call (910) 343-3433.

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7. Where can I see productions being filmed?

Unfortunately, most filming takes place on private property or in a studio environment, not open to the public. For security reasons, the production companies do not release filming schedules or locations. However, productions often film in various downtown areas of Wilmington, and you may be fortunate to happen upon a film set just around the next corner.

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8. What does the Film Commission do?

The Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. markets the region to potential filmmakers and recruits productions to the area. We also offer location scouting services, an extensive location photo library, assistance in gathering logistical information and research, government and community liaison services. We are also available throughout production for troubleshooting. The Film Commission, however, does not work to secure financing for projects, produce films, or act as an employment agency.