For more than 30 years, the Wilmington area has been a hub for the filming of movies, TV shows and commercials. Dawson’s Creek and Iron Man 3 are among the hundreds of productions cast in the region.
But earlier this year, a tax credit designed to incentivize the industry expired. Now business owners say with only a few productions remaining, the economic effects are significant.
Port City Signs is a small shop situated along a busy road in this coastal community. It has been around since the 1940s, printing signs, vehicle wraps or decals, and other art.