Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Wilmington Regional Film Commission (WRFC)?
What is the function of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission?
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.
Contrary to what many people believe, the WRFC is not involved in any actual film or TV production. It does not secure financing for projects or handle employment or internship opportunities for production companies. The WRFC strives to support the film industry and film community in the Wilmington area while pursuing its ultimate goal of driving economic development in the area.
What productions are currently filming in the Wilmington area?
Why doesn't the WRFC always announce or list contact information for local productions?
How can I get a job on a local production with no experience?
How can I get an internship on a local production?
How can I get a job as an actor?
If you are interested in becoming an Actor, the first step is to acquire an Agent through a reputable Talent Agency. Film and TV productions do not hire actors directly. If you would like a list of Talent Agencies in North Carolina, please email the WRFC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we do not endorse any of these agencies, nor is this list exhaustive of all the Agencies in North Carolina. These Agencies may have different specialties that you will need to research. Because Agents work for you, it is best if you interview them and ask them specific questions about placement rates, specialties, and any other criteria you might have.
The WRFC does not hire or recommend actors or extras in any way. Please do not send your photos to us. Any photos received by the WRFC will not be reviewed or returned.
How can I become an "extra"?
If you are interested in being an Extra in local productions, please contact any of the companies listed:
*TABOMA CASTING NC
Emily Young Keeley and Melissa Thompson
AB EXTRA CASTING
Website: www.extrassignup.com to register to work as an extra
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashli-Bogart-Extras-Casting/ [show]
Are tours available of the EUE Screen Gems studio?
At this time, EUE/Screen Gems Studios is not able to offer tours. If this changes in the future, we will post updated information here.
Where can I see productions being filmed?
Unfortunately, most filming takes place on private property or in a studio environment, and is not open to the public. For security reasons, the production companies do not release filming schedules or locations. However, productions are often filming in and around Wilmington, and you may be lucky enough to happen upon a film set! There are companies in Wilmington who offer tours of famous movie and TV landmarks. You can find information on Wilmington tours through the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.WilmingtonAndBeachesFilm.com.