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 Membership Fees.
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.
The Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. markets 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.