Thanks to all who participated in our CFA meeting held at Quarters K in North Charleston. Hosted by the City of North Charleston, guest speakers included business owners, film-makers, along with our film incentives advocates Sunnie Harmon and John DeWorken. All photos provided by Robbin Knight Photography.
WHAT: CFA General Membership Meeting
WHEN: 6-8 PM - Thursday, April 23, 2015 (Doors open at 5:45 PM)
WHERE: Quarters K, Old Naval Base, North Charleston
See you Thursday at the CFA General Membership Meeting
6-8 PM - Thursday, April 23, 2015 (Doors open at 5:45PM)
Quarters K, Old Naval Base, 1045 Everglades Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405
The Carolina Film Alliance (CFA) and Amy Heath, Director of Tourism, City of North Charleston will co-host an informational meeting .
It is extremely important that you attend this month's CFA meeting to learn about the latest information on funds allocated for film rebates in the state budget, and find out what we can do to ensure our industry continues to survive in South Carolina. The budget is currently in the Senate Finance Committee and will be soon on the entire Senate floor for consideration. If we don't fight for our industry, no one will.
John Deworken and Sunnie Harmon, CFA’s issue advocates in the SC Legislature, will be there to discuss our progress, talk about what you can do to help and answer any questions.
Brad Jayne will be talking about the South Carolina Film Commission’s Indie Grants Program and submissions, among other things, so it should be a good informational forum for anyone interested in applying.
There will also be an update on current film production in our state.
A cash bar will be available; complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Thanks and come join us as we fight for our industry's success!
Richard Futch, CFA President
Linda Lee, CFA Vice-President
Applicants are invited to submit a project proposal anytime between April 1 and September 1, 2015. All applicants will be notified of their status within 6-8 weeks of submission. Grants will be made on a rolling basis as qualified proposals are selected for funding. Consistent with previous years, the Foundation expects to fund no more than 20 projects this year.
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.
SEE MORE: From the January 28, 2015 issue of Variety
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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