The North Carolina Film Office becomes the third Reel-Scout client to adopt Reel-Scout's newly-released Reel-Tourism module. The Reel-Tourism module built for the North Carolina Film Office is a data-rich repository of all the productions shot in North Carolina, since 1940.
The module holds location information and images, set information and images, anecdotal information about the production, cast & crew information and the like. These can then be used by the North Carolina Film Office to promote North Carolina productions as well as North Carolina locations used in those productions.
By creating tours, by featuring certain productions, and/or by allowing self-directed searches, North Carolina is now well positioned to capture the rising tide of film tourism.
With its generous rebates offering productions up to 25% of qualified expenses and purchases spent in state, North Carolina has been a magnet for film and television productions. Since just 1980, over 800 features have been filmed in North Carolina. Among those on the list are Nights In Rodanthe, The Color Purple, Days of Thunder, Nell, Dirty Dancing, Forrest Gump, Shallow Hal, A Walk to Remember, The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Patch Adams, Last of the Mohicans, The Hunt for Red October, The Green Mile, and The Fugitive. Many popular television series such as Homeland, Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill and Matlock were also filmed in the state, along with pilots for Hart of Dixie and Revenge.
For more details on filming in North Carolina, visit the North Carolina Film Office's website.
PHOTO CREDIT: Lake Lure Beach in North Carolina, photo via the North Carolina Film Office's location gallery.