Two television shows set to film in North Carolina with help from state funds (NC)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced two productions will receive funds from the North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant program. Each recipient will begin production within the next 60 days.

“TV series present the chance to establish long term relationships and recurring jobs in our state,” said Secretary Skvarla. “I look forward to watching our state’s fine talent and natural beauty when each of these productions airs on television.”

Good Behavior” and “Six” will both film their inaugural seasons in North Carolina. The two projects combined are expected to have direct in-state spending of more than $57 million while creating approximately 2,900 job opportunities in the state.

“Good Behavior” shot its pilot episode in late 2015 in North Carolina. Now the production returns to the state for a television series that will air on TNT. Good Behavior is based off of the best-selling Letty Dobesh books by Blake Crouch. Fresh out of prison, Dobesh is attempting to stay afloat, but her life changes when she is set on a collision course with a hired hitman. The production will base out of Wilmington. The eligible grant amount is up to $6,603,003.

“SIX”, from A+E Studios, Harvey Weinstein, The Weinstein Company and Academy Award nominee William Broyles, is an eight episode contemporary military drama that will air on HISTORY. Inspired by current events, the series follows a brotherhood of modern American warriors, Navy SEAL Team Six, the best of the best, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists. The production will also base out of Wilmington. The eligible grant amount is up to $7,215,671.

“We are excited to have two new series call North Carolina home and even more excited to assist in providing the state’s well-trained crew base and talent these opportunities,” said Guy Gaster, North Carolina Film Office Director within the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. “These projects will continue a long tradition of excellence in filmmaking in our state.”

The North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant provides financial assistance to attract productions that will stimulate economic activity and create jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet direct in-state spending requirements to qualify for grant funds.

Source: North Carolina Department of Commerce

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