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DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group is housed in Wilmington, North Carolina and owns seven soundstages. It produced seven of the twenty-two movies filmed in the state in 1987, causing North Carolina to be fourth in the nation in terms of movie-making profits. Now, the company is struggling financially, which may have a negative effect on bringing in future movie-makers to the state.
Dino de Laurentiis, a prodigious movie producer, is building his primary permanent production facility in Wilmington, prompting some people to consider North Carolina as Hollywood number two.
The history of how the Triangle area became open to art films over the last 25 years is detailed by local critic Godfrey Cheshire. Part of what helped the film scene thrive was writing about the films and the inclusion of local film festivals. The area will likely not become a popular place for filmmaking and the scene is changing with the internet and an aging movie-going population.