Dino De Laurentiis recently opened a new film studio in Wilmington. Beautiful scenery and non-union labor attracted the film industry to North Carolina. Soon after opening, De Laurentiis completed the movie â€œFirestarter,â€ set on the Orton Plantation. Plantation owners complemented the filming crews for taking care of the Orton grounds. The Wilmington studio now consists of five sound stages with more planned. With future investments planned and a good working relationship being built among the local community, Wilmington is becoming the Hollywood of the east.