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Join our mission to create a gateway into the film industry that is accessible, enabling those with lack of access and ability to network a opportunity to succeed.

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Our Mission

The Film Partnership of NC is an NC 501c3 economic development organization, vocational education resource and advocate structured to grow the film, television, and digital streaming industry in NC through collaboration, and to create a pipeline of a diverse, well-trained and inclusive workforce.

The Partnership’s leadership is a diverse group of members from the industry who work or invest in filmed content across the state.

How it works

FPNC works closely with community partners to funnel qualified intern candidates for paid classroom and on site training. The interns develop skills, experience, and relationships to further their career in film.


Referral/ recruitment partners

Community groups, schools, workforce development works career centers, etc.


Training/hiring partners

IATSE 491, CFCC, Others


Industry production set

A diverse population of skilled workers in film who may not have had the opportunity without FPNC.

Why north carolina?

“An ambitious rebate package combined with experienced crews and great infrastructure are why there’s always one more reason to shoot in North Carolina.”
– NC Film Commission

North Carolina offers several studio options to filmmakers. From the mountains to the coast, filmmakers will find a variety of studio options to suit most production needs. EUE/Screen Gems located in Wilmington, NC is the largest studio complex with 10 stages.

The North Carolina Film Office works in partnership with our local and regional film commissions statewide – all certified by the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI).

When you call the Film Office for locations, service, or crew information, we will share your project needs with our regional partners to provide extended, personalized assistance. A central hub of communication throughout a production.

North Carolina offers plentiful locations from cityscapes to coastal paradise to vast mountain ranges. Temperature is mild most of the year, offering year-long flexibility for a shooting schedule.

The spending amount of $409 million is the largest tally seen in the state since the creation of the North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant in 2014. Combined, these productions will create more than 25,000 job opportunities for North Carolina’s highly skilled film professionals and background talent.

The initial funding for this program came from our founding partner, the City of Wilmington

The City of Wilmington granted the partnership $400,000 in October of 2021. In June of 2022, The City of Winston-Salem granted $100,000 in additional funding. Other partners include Cape Fear Community College, The Wilson Center at CFCC, Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, and IATSE Local 491.

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Organizations that Refer, Train and/Or Hire FPNC Interns

  • Cape Fear Community College
  • The Wilson Center at CFCC
  • Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington
  • IATSE Local 491
  • Charlotte Regional Film Commission
  • Wilmington RFC
  • Piedmont Triad FC

Initial Program Funding

  • City of Wilmington – $400,000
  • City of Winston Salem – $100,000

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