The film industry contributed $250 million in direct spending to the North Carolina economy this year, a dip from last year, according to a new estimate from the North Carolina Film Office.

The 2013 estimate would be about one-sixth less than the state’s more than $300 million record haul from the film industry last year. The director of the North Carolina Film Office points to a primary reason for the dip: Iron Man 3, the biggest blockbuster the state’s ever had, filmed last year.

'Homeland' House Sold In Charlotte

Sep 9, 2013

Sorry, “ Homeland” fans: the Charlotte house where Sgt. Nicholas Brody and his family live has already been sold.

Keller Williams agent Mike Anderson listed the house for sale in the Mountainbrook neighborhood with an asking price of $394,000. The four bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home has been the scene of domestic drama for the Brody family for the first two seasons of Homeland.

Paying For Film, Part 1: What We're Getting

Aug 28, 2013

In the last few years, two major television series have made Charlotte their home and the Hunger Games was the biggest blockbuster ever to set up in the region. All that has heightened interest in the debate over whether to extend North Carolina's film incentives. They expire at the end of next year. 

But neither side is spinning the full story of these incentives, so WFAE begins a two-part series to explain.