Janine Davis

The film business is booming in North Carolina these days. In fact, five films will be shot in Charlotte this year.  Industry experts say production companies are attracted to Charlotte’s various locations.

For example, Uptown Charlotte, backroads, farms, and nearby small towns are popular film spots. Producers also love locations like Charlotte Motor Speedway, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, the U.S. National Whitewater Center, and colleges.

Why Now?

Industry officials say there’s a huge demand for productions to get up and running again since the quarantine. During the pandemic, several productions were forced to shut down or cease filming. They say there’s now a surge to release new content.

Also, film conditions are good in North Carolina. The North Carolina Regional Film Commission says filming has been easy and workforce reliable. Not to mention, there are a number of attractive tax incentives for filmmakers.

Bring in The Money

The North Carolina Film Office says projects filmed in the state last year generated n$416 million. And so far, this year, it has reached $180 million. And that may not include projects that started filming.

Here’s a rundown of the five films slated to shoot in the Charlotte area. (Credit to Alexandria Sands for compiling information)

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