Film http://wunc.org en The Future Of NC Film Incentives http://wunc.org/post/future-nc-film-incentives-0 <p></p><p><font size="3" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Film and television production companies in</span></font><font size="3" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></font><font size="3" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">North Carolina currently receive tax refunds of 25 percent if they spend $250,000 or more. The incentives expire at the end of the year unless the General Assembly reinstates them in the budget. Critics say the incentives are too high given a number of permanent jobs the industry creates. But a <a href="http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140401/MULTIMEDIA/140409980">report</a> commissioned by industry players shows the state receives a positive return on its entertainment investment.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:14:47 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 37906 at http://wunc.org The Future Of NC Film Incentives Raleigh Film Festival Showcases Local Female Filmmakers http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-film-festival-showcases-local-female-filmmakers <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px"><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt">The Meredith <a href="http://www.meredith.edu/news/detail/meredith-college-documentary-film-festival-january-26">College Documentary Film Festival </a>offers movies made by women that address a wide range of topics. </span></font><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt">&nbsp;Filmmaker Joan King Widdifield's "Rainy Season" explores the lingering damage of the Vietnam War. Kristin Bedford's film, "Field Notes, Durham Noir" is an aesthetic interpretation of the tobacco town. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:32:25 +0000 Frank Stasio & Meghan Modafferi 29376 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Film Festival Showcases Local Female Filmmakers Film With Local Ties Gets Prolonged Standing Ovation At Sundance This Weekend http://wunc.org/post/film-local-ties-gets-prolonged-standing-ovation-sundance-weekend <p></p><p><strong><a href="http://southerndocumentaryfund.org/projects/the-case-against-8/">The Case Against 8</a></strong> premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.</p><p>The film is directed by Ben Cotner and Ryan White, and was supported by the <a href="http://southerndocumentaryfund.org/">Southern Documentary Fund</a>. The film received an emotional response from the audience, with a standing ovation that lasted through the credits, SDF and other media outlets report.</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 12:49:42 +0000 Carol Jackson 28944 at http://wunc.org Film With Local Ties Gets Prolonged Standing Ovation At Sundance This Weekend Film Series Shines Light On 'The Real Israel' http://wunc.org/post/film-series-shines-light-real-israel <p>Israel is often seen through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinean conflict, or through the stories of the Holocaust.</p><p>Shai Ginsburg wants to change that, to show what life is really like for people in Israel. So he created a film series to showcase true stories from the region.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:17:40 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 28922 at http://wunc.org Film Series Shines Light On 'The Real Israel' Bringing A Langston Hughes Classic From Stage To Screen http://wunc.org/post/bringing-langston-hughes-classic-stage-screen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Originally a play by poet Langston Hughes, <em>Black Nativity</em> makes its big screen debut.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 27776 at http://wunc.org Bringing A Langston Hughes Classic From Stage To Screen Home Movie Day Returns To Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/home-movie-day-returns-raleigh <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font size="3" style=""><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">A worldwide celebration of amateur filmmaking returns to the Triangle this weekend. </span></font></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:48:12 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 24226 at http://wunc.org Home Movie Day Returns To Raleigh Bruce Lee Brings Together Black and Asian-American Audiences http://wunc.org/post/bruce-lee-brings-together-black-and-asian-american-audiences <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">In the 1970s, Kung Fu movies took America by storm and Bruce Lee became a household name.&nbsp; Lee turned into an unexpected icon for African-American audiences, and his image especially resonated with black males.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:00:39 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 22242 at http://wunc.org Bruce Lee Brings Together Black and Asian-American Audiences Documentary Film Project Captures Political Polarization In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/documentary-film-project-captures-political-polarization-north-carolina <p>For the past several months, all eyes have been on North Carolina. The state has received an abundance of national coverage since the start of Moral Mondays as a response to this legislative session. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:30:59 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 19534 at http://wunc.org Documentary Film Project Captures Political Polarization In North Carolina Film Looks At Background Singers In Rock'n'Roll History http://wunc.org/post/film-looks-background-singers-rocknroll-history <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">When you find yourself singing along to your favorite rock'n'roll songs, you're probably not singing along with a front man like <a href="http://www.davidbowie.com/">David Bowie</a> or <a href="http://brucespringsteen.net/">Bruce Springsteen</a>.&nbsp;You're probably singing along with their backup singers. </span>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWyUJcA8Zfo Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:56:43 +0000 Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 19460 at http://wunc.org Film Looks At Background Singers In Rock'n'Roll History NC Native Documents Life Of Levon Helm http://wunc.org/post/nc-native-documents-life-levon-helm <p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; line-height: 1.5;">Levon Helm is best known for being the drummer in the music group, “The Band,” but he had a long career after they broke up. He even fought his way back into musical shape after quitting for a time due to throat cancer. He finally succumbed in 2012, but not before filmmaker Jacob </span>Hatley<span style="letter-spacing: 0px; line-height: 1.5;"> had a chance to film a documentary, </span><a href="http://www.levonhelmfilm.com/index.php" style="letter-spacing: 0px; line-height: 1.5;">“Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm.”</a><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; line-height: 1.5;"> </span></p><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; line-height: 1.5;">Its Triangle premiere is at the Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill on June 28.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:38:45 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 17981 at http://wunc.org NC Native Documents Life Of Levon Helm