THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA FILM COMMISSION assists filmmakers with scouting and securing locations, and acts as a liaison for services such as road closures, permits, and use of public property. The Commission also provides logistical information regarding locations, crew, talent, equipment, stage/warehouse and support services by utilizing Reel-Scout™ and Reel-Crew to promote its diverse 23-county region.

DuPont State Forest

DuPont State Forest - Captivate the Senses

DuPont State Forest, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Hendersonville and Brevard, offers 10,400 acres of protected forest with four major waterfalls. The original 7,600 acre forest was established in 1996 through a generous bargain sale from the DuPont Corporation and in 2000, the Forest was expanded. Read more...

Chimney Rock State Park - The Best of the Mountains in One Place

Chimney Rock’s pristine landscape features panoramic 75-mile views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a 404-foot waterfall—one of the highest of its kind east of the Rocky Mountains—ancient geological features like Devil’s Head and the Opera Box, scenic hiking trails and epic rock climbing that attracts visitors from around the world. Read more...
8,000 acres of land available on the estate for production crews

Biltmore - Discover One Location That Surpasses Your Needs

Discover Biltmore® in Asheville, NC, and its 250-room French Renaissance château surrounded by mountains, gardens, meadows, and forests. From a castle fit for a king to endless mountain vistas, the variety of locations is outstanding. Couple this with an experienced, professional staff and you have one place that provides Read more...

Western North Carolina - A Natural Place for Filmmaking

With its varied landscape, distinct seasons, abundance of locations, friendly communities and people, Western North Carolina has been the home to numerous projects over the years ranging from major motion pictures to local independent films, from commercials to catalog shoots. Read more...
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Bi-Partisan Support in NC Grows for Economic Development Requests

Jobs remain the most important issue facing North Carolina. But, several excellent provisions of S 763 and H 1224 that encourage capital expansion, job creation and innovation, capital reinvestment, job retention, and economic growth were not fully addressed by the North Carolina General Assembly in the waning days of the short session Read more...

"The World Made Straight" Feature Film Picks up US Distribution

The WNC-filmed feature "The World Made Straight," based on the book by the same name by NC author Ron Rash, has secured US distribution by Millennium Entertainment. This production shot in March 2013 in Buncombe and Madison Counties and had a direct in-state spend of more than $2 million and accounted for 288 jobs. Millennium will releas Read more...
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AdvantageWest website wins "Superior" by Southern Economic Development Council

The new website for AdvantageWest has won a "Superior" from the Southern Economic Development Council, the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America with 900 members in 17 states and DC. This is the fourth consecutive year that AdvantageWest has been recognized for communications excellence by SEDC. Read more...
Polk County Film Initiative

Polk County Film Initiative to Launch 2015 Tryon International Film Festival

The Polk County Film Initiative (PCFI) is expanding its theme of bringing film production to Polk County by launching the 2015 Tryon International Film Festival (TIFF). The festival organizers are targeting 3Q 2015 with an array of independent titles which will premier over a two-day period at multiple venues in and around Tryon, NC. Read more...

NC Film Office Releases Mid-Year Estimates for 2014

Six months into 2014, the North Carolina Film Office reports an estimated production tally of $268 million in direct in-state spending and nearly 19,000 job opportunities for North Carolinians. The 2014 mid-year figures eclipse last year’s total direct in-state spending mark of more than $254 million by productions. Read more...

MGM Feature "Max" Begins Filming in North Carolina

MAX, an MGM family feature about a war-trained dog, is set to film in Western North Carolina and the Charlotte regions starting mid-July. The 150+ day project will shoot portions in the areas of Asheville and Brevard in Western North Carolina with the majority of filming taking place in Kings Mountain, Lincolnton and Gastonia located Read more...

"Chasing Grace" Feature Film to Shoot in Haywood County

Chasing Grace, a faith-based thriller, is set to film in Haywood County in Western North Carolina at the end of May and beginning of June. The Western North Carolina Film Commission assisted with locations and area information early on in this project and is glad to have this project shoot in region. Read more...
Multi-Rotor Tutorial Series for Filmmakers

Multi-Rotor Tutorial Series for Filmmakers

An exciting new training series combines the science of flying unmanned aircraft with the art of filmmaking. VidMuze, is the production company behind the world’s first Multi-Rotor Tutorial Series for Filmmakers. The series consists of 24 highly detailed video lessons and more than 4.5 hours of content. Each video provides step‐by-step Read more...
Study Finds North Carolina Film and Television Tax Incentive Spurs Economic Growth, Yields Positive Return on Investment

Study Finds North Carolina Film & Television Tax Incentive Spurs Economic Growth, Yields Positive ROI

A new study released by North Carolina State Poole College of Management distinguished professor Dr. Robert Handfield found the tax incentive intended to attract film and television production to the State has produced a significant return on investment for North Carolina’s economy. Read more...
WNC Film Commission has presence at AFCI Locations Tradeshow

Western North Carolina has presence at LA film industry conference

Association of Film Commissions International’s (AFCI) Locations Tradeshow, the world’s largest of its kind in the film industry, was held recently in Los Angeles and WNC Film Commission Director Amanda Baranski was there to meet with producers and industry personnel who have expressed interest in filming in Western North Carolina. Read more...
Our State Magazine puts the spotlight on filmmaking in NC

Our State Magazine puts the spotlight on filmmaking in NC

The March 2014 edition of Our State Magazine highlights film locations across North Carolina. Lake Lure and Chimney Rock made list for "5 Most Recognizable Film Locations in North Carolina" and the Biltmore Estate grounds made the list for "5 Film Locations in North Carolina That You Wouldn’t Expect." Read more...

Newport Beach Film Festival Call for Submissions

Celebrating its 16th year, the Newport Beach Film Festival is open for...

N.C. Museum of History Accepting Entries for Longleaf Film Festival

The N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is accepting entries for its...

Starring North Carolina! Exhibit

The North Carolina Museum of History has planned a yearlong celebration of...

Amanda Baranski

Director of the WNC Film Commission
abaranski@awnc.org
828-687-7234