The sixth annual Terrace Charleston Film Festival, March 12-15, continues its streak of offering a heady mix of local and international feature films and documentaries.
“After six consistent years of our March festival, we are able to glean the best local, national and international dramas and documentaries,” organizer Paul Brown said. “What I’m most pleased about is the quality of the local submissions, and the number of local feature-length productions was unsurpassed (by) other years. We are also thrilled about the variety of speakers and events surrounding the festival this year. Diversity is the key word with our events this year.”
One of those local submissions is “America Street,” a feature drama set and filmed in Charleston. Written and directed by Travis Pearson, and co-produced by Pearson and Carminski Latten, the movie features actors Jason West, Shalanda Davis, Devon Mcdonald and Juan Angulo. It’s about a protagonist called Bucks who, released from prison after a seven-year stint, re-enters civilian life. He gets some help from caring people and learns about himself in the process.
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From “Dawson’s Creek” to “Forrest Gump,” South Carolina has seen its share of filming. The state lures productions with aggressive incentives, an experienced crew base, mild climate and the antebellum architecture of Charleston. Its film commission provides scouting services, and its 20%-25% wage rebate can be supplemented with a 30% offset for qualifying goods and services purchased locally. Filmmakers can also receive sales/use tax exemptions and hotel tax exemptions.
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HBO spokesman Diego Aldana confirmed Thursday night via email that "Vice Principals" - the story of a high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals - will film in Charleston, although it was unknown exactly when or where.
The show, created by McBride and Jody Hill, who also did "Eastbound and Down," is slated for 18 episodes, with the debut date and number of episodes per season to be announced.
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