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Corporate Information

 

 

Who We Are

The Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. is a small 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation that operates through funding from a variety of private and public revenue streams. These include: New Hanover County, the City of Wilmington, and sales from Memberships.

The WRFC is governed by a five-member Board of Directors. Two of these Board Members are appointed by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, two Board Members are appointed by the Wilmington City Council, and one Board Member (Member-At-Large) is appointed by the four other Board Members. Each year, these five Board Members elect among themselves a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary/Treasurer as the Officers of the Corporation. Board Members serve three-year terms, and can serve a maximum of two terms (plus the balance of any unexpired term). The Director of the WRFC is hired by and reports to the Board of Directors. The Director of the WRFC is responsible for the daily operations of the WRFC.

BOARD MEETING NOTICES

 

Mission Statement

The Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. markets an 11-county region in Southeastern North Carolina to TV and film productions in order to drive economic development in the entertainment business sector within the Wilmington area.

Secondarily, the WRFC assists productions while on-location in the Wilmington region by consulting on permitting, permissions, locations, local information, and more.

Finally, the WRFC supports the production infrastructure in the Wilmington region, including crewmembers and companies that provide goods and services to the production industry. This base of experienced crew and companies is an essential part of Wilmington's success as a filming destination, and the WRFC markets these valuable assets a variety of ways.
 

 

Board of Directors

 
Honorable Bill Saffo - Chairman
Mayor
City of Wilmington
City Appointee
Serving 3rd Term-Term Ends January 2019
 
William Vassar - Vice Chairman
Executive Vice President
EUE/Screen Gems Studios
County Appointee
Serving 3rd Term - Term Ends January 2018
 
Honorable Jonathan Barfield
County Commissioner
New Hanover County
County Appointee
Serving Unexpired Term - Term Ends January 2019
   
James L.F. Smith
Director of Economic & Community Development
Four County Electric
Board Appointee
Serving 3rd Term - Term Ends January 2018
 

2017 Corporate Officers

 
Chairman
Honorable Bill Saffo
Mayor
City of Wilmington
 
Vice Chairman
William Vassar
Executive Vice President
EUE/Screen Gems Studios
 
Secretary/Treasurer
Johnny Griffin
Director
Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc.
New Hanover County Cucalorus EUE Screen Gems Studios