Interested in the bright lights of professional production as a career? Want to know more about the opportunities in each department and how they all work together to create the multi-billion dollar production industry? Then check out the South Carolina Film Commission's PRODUCTION CAREER DAY on Saturday, May 30, from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Trident Tech.
The seminar is free and open to the public. Space is limited, and a simple registration is required. REGISTER HERE.
|49.8 passed the Senate with our proposed changes intact
Allows Film Commission to forward unused money from one year to the next.
Allows the Film Commissioner and PRT director to use unused money from the previous year to be used for film projects in the new year.
Now, on to the House. John and Sunnie feel that since we are “in a good position,” we should not do mass emails and calls, but take a more subtle approach. The CFA would like a few individuals toget in touch with House Representatives that you personally know and encourage them to support 49.8.
Please get in touch with me, tell me who you know so we can keep track of who is talking to whom, and I will give you the talking points.
If you have any questions, just give me a call or you can also talk to Sunnie and John:
Sunnie & DeWorken
Government Relations and Advocacy
Columbia - Greenville - Charleston
PO Box 9793
Greenville, SC 29604
Linda Lee, Vice President
Carolina Film Alliance
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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