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Local Film Industry Gets Boost

Courtesy of Wilmington Regional Film Commission

North Carolina and Wilmington’s film industry got some good news this week. The North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grants program has chosen to support productions in Wilmington and the High Point area.   

Gov. Cooper announced “Words on Bathroom Walls" – a feature film – will be shot in Wilmington. It’s an adaptation of the book by the same name that tells the story of Adam, a teenager navigating high school while living with paranoid schizophrenia.

The governor’s office says the production is expected to have a direct in-state spend in excess of $9.3 million while creating more than 650 job opportunities in the state, including 120 crew positions. It is eligible for a rebate, funded through the film and entertainment grant fund, of up to $2.3 million.

LD Entertainment is producing the project. Their recent films have included "I Can Only Imagine" and "Forever My Girl," as well as "Jackie," and "The Grey."

In addition to the feature film, Elite Commercial Services has been awarded a grant to produce five commercials in the greater High Point area for Home Depot.