Do you have students who are interested in Film Studies? Wilmington, NC has a growing film industry, and is currently listed as the third largest film production center in the country, following closely behind Hollywood and then New York City. This is thanks to EUE Screen Gems Studios, which has its headquarters in Wilmington and has produced many films in our city over the last 60 years, including A Walk to Remember, The Exorcist III, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue Velvet, and televisions series such as One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek, and the HBO series Eastbound and Down.
The city of Wilmington, however, is about to host perhaps the most well-known and biggest-budget film in state history. In a very competitive bidding process with areas like Los Angeles, Michigan, New Mexico and Canada, EUE Screen Gems Studios and the NC Film office were selected to host Marvel Studios and their latest installment of the Iron Man Franchise- Iron Man 3!
Iron Man 3 is slated to begin production in 2012, using all of Screen Gems stages and facilities and taking residence in Wilmington from January through October of 2012. According to the governor's office, the film will create 550 new jobs and more than 1,000 talent opportunities, as well as $80 million for the local economy.
To learn more about this exciting new production, please visit this article in the Greater Wilmington Business Journal- 'Iron Man 3' to storm Wilmington next year.
As well, you can learn more about our Film Studies degree and some exciting internship opportunities with EUE Screen Gems Studios by visiting the UNCW Film Studies Department.