For nearly 40 years, the eastern Carolinas’ production hub is beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina. Nestled between the famous Cape Fear River and NC’s stunning coastal beaches and inland waterways, our “Hollywood East” port city has truly blossomed into a world-class production community showcased by our body of top-notch films, successful TV series, commercial campaigns, music videos and outstanding magazine shoot.  We take great projects from script to screen with all of the wonderful needs in between!

This FILMington boom really started ROLLING here back in 1983, when thee Frank Capra Jr. was producing a film adaptation of the Steven King novel “Firestarter” and needed a grand antebellum mansion.  His keen scouting eye noticed our local stately Orton Plantation on the cover of a southern magazine.  He then sought it out in person to take a closer look and the rest is movie-magic history.  Mr. Capra fell so in love with the Wilmington area that he persuaded Dino De Laurentis, who had financed that film, to actually build a studio here, and world-class crew talent quickly followed.   That D.E.G. Studios, later became CAROLCO, then, today’s famed EUE Screen Gems Studios!!

This FILMingtonNC.com website proudly champions the “movement” that continues to shine brighter with each new project.  Today, The Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. is the central resource for productions seeking information on possibly filming in this area.  Johnny Griffin and his staff know our film-friendly region inside and out, all support services and crew options and are ready to help advise you on next-steps.  www.WilmingtonFilm.com

We also have quite a deep pool of professional actors, talented background artists and specialty performers.  FILMington, NC is thousands of award-winning crew members, talented craftsmen and artists, reliable infrastructure support services, friendly local business owners and citizens, all with our un-matched, spectacular locations! 

Please feel free to share this website with other cool people to help spread the word globally about FILMington, NC.  Also, see our CONTACT page to say hello, and, even share any neat FILMington photos that you may have from shoots here.  Our Facebook Page is also a great resource to visit regularly for recent FILMington, NC news and fun industry posts.  Another way to show your support for our FILMington, NC production community is by shopping our many local “film-friendly businesses”.  Several even have local film and TV show merchandise, souvenirs, hats and shirts, even an industry walking tour!  Check out places like “POODLE’s Island Wear & Gifts” along the Riverwalk at Dock Street, also visit “Whatever Wilmington” at 117 Grace Street, and on the way to the beach don’t miss “Althea’s Attic” at 420 Eastwood Road.  Be sure to mention you sought them out to say THANK YOU for supporting FILMington, NC …the Place to Be !!