NC rakes in millions from movies, TV productions in 2012
Posted December 20, 2012
Wake County, N.C. — North Carolina raked in a record $376 million and saw more than 4,100 jobs created from movie and television productions in 2012, state officials said Thursday.
Nearly 50 movie and television productions registered with the North Carolina Film Office during 2012. The productions spent $376 million in the state and created 4,100 paid crew positions, along with 20,000 jobs for talent and extras. The films were shot in more than 30 of the state’s 100 counties.
The numbers surpass last year’s record-breaking $220 million in spending and 3,300 crew jobs, officials said.
“It is amazing to see what has taken place in the past two years in North Carolina,” N.C. Film Office Director Aaron Syrett said. “Not only were we able to exceed our own record-breaking numbers from 2011, but we continue to grow throughout the state.”
Films shot in the state in 2012 include “Iron Man 3,” “We’re the Millers,” You Are Here,” “Safe Haven” and more. Television productions include “Homeland,” “Revolution, “The Daily Show with John Stewart,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “The Bachelorette.”