Wilmywood fading into film industry obscurity:
Fox Television Group chairman Dana Walden had previously told the StarNews that if the show was renewed for a third season, it would move production to the Atlanta area in the wake of North Carolina’s new grant program that caps the amount of money projects can earn at $5 million.
Industry members say $5 million is considerably less than the 25 percent rebate of total spending the show got for each of its first two seasons.
According to several local crew members, people who worked on the show in Wilmington may have opportunities to apply for jobs whenever and wherever it resumes production. As of now, however, nothing is confirmed.
Cue the right-wing Twit brigade to proclaim: "Nobody is losing their jobs! They can keep them if they want to!" If they want to move to Atlanta, that is, where there are tens of thousands of unemployed and underemployed workers that will be scrambling to take those jobs away from the NC folks who do go there. Gee thanks.