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...
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...
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...
Asheville Actors in Oscar Nominated Movies

Asheville Actors in Oscar Nominated Movies

Two WNC-raised actors have roles in Oscar nominated movies - Chris Chalk in 12 Years a Slave and Elisabeth Gray in The Voorman Problem. Congrats to these individuals and to Asheville for making another mark in the film industry. View Asheville Citizen-Times article and watch official trailers. Read more...

Music Video Asheville - April 16th

Music Video Asheville (MVA), the annual showcase highlighting the...

Wild & Scenic Film Festival - April 15th

The Western North Carolina Alliance (WNCA) presents the Wild & Scenic...

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2014 (ASFF) is now open for entries,...

Amanda Baranski

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