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NC Actress Candace Blanchard Breaks Her ‘Curfew’ [Interview]

Curfew is the latest independent feature film from The INDEE, based in Gastonia, North Carolina. Filmed in Gastonia, it is the story of a woman who learns the hard way that no one should ever stay out past their curfew.

Candace Blanchard stars in 'Curfew', filmed in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Candace Blanchard stars in ‘Curfew’, filmed in Gastonia, North Carolina.

We recently caught up with Curfew lead actress and North Carolina native Candace Blanchard to discuss making the film, the ongoing crowd funding campaign to help secure distribution, and the physical and emotional demands of her role.

Read on for our full interview with Charlotte, North Carolina actress Candace Blanchard!

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John Elvis on Living a Dream ‘Under the Dome’ [Interview]

John Elvis gets all the best lines on Under the Dome, as the show’s lovable wisecracking skater Ben Drake, the loyal best friend of the hit CBS series’ protagonist, who can’t help but lighten the mood in an otherwise dark town that finds itself cut off from the rest of the world.

Fayetteville, North Carolina native John Elvis stars on 'Under the Dome', filmed in Wilmington.

Fayetteville, North Carolina native John Elvis stars on ‘Under the Dome’, filmed in Wilmington.

“The writers actually told me I’m one of their favorite characters to write for, because I get the cool line, the funny line,” Elvis told us. “It’s such a serious show, I feel like I bring a goofy part that wasn’t there before. I’m pretty happy with how it’s turned out and how things are going.”

We recently caught up with the Fayetteville, North Carolina native to talk about getting Under the Dome, living a dream in Wilmington, and what’s ahead for Ben in Season 2

Read on for our full interview with John Elvis!

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Samantha Worthen Talks ‘Banshee’ and Becoming Amish [Interview]

As Banshee nears the end of its second season, the cast and crew are getting ready to return to Charlotte, North Carolina to begin production of Season 3 in April, and Samantha Worthen, who plays Amish mom Miriam Bowman on the hit Cinemax series, is hoping she gets the call to come back to a city she has fallen in love with.

Samantha Worthen stars in 'Banshee', filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Samantha Worthen stars in ‘Banshee’, filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina.

We caught up with Samantha last week via telephone from her home in Atlanta to talk about Banshee, becoming Amish, and working in North Carolina.

Read on for our full interview with Samantha Worthen!

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NC Film Office Director Aaron Syrett Talks Incentives [Interview]

 The North Carolina film industry is in serious danger if the state’s film tax incentive program is allowed to expire at the end of this year as currently scheduled.

NC Film Office

As the debate heats up prior the next session of the North Carolina General Assembly in May, we caught up with Aaron Syrett, director of the North Carolina Film Office, last week to get to the heart of the issue, how we got here, and what the future holds.

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‘Banshee’ Star Alpha Trivette on Working in NC [Interview]

Alpha Trivette is the stern elder of the Amish community in Cinemax’s fictional town of Banshee, a prominent and pivotal character in the sprawling, media-spanning mythology of the show, but he is also a fan of the hit series, as we learned in Part 1 of our interview with the Atlanta-based actor.

Alpha Trivette plays Israel Proctor on Cinemax's 'Banshee', filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Alpha Trivette plays Israel Proctor on Cinemax’s ‘Banshee’, filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Even if I weren’t in the show, I would still like it,” Alpha told us during our telephone conversation last week, as we discussed what brought the veteran actor to Banshee, what the future holds for his patriarchal character, and even his thoughts on film tax incentives.

Click here for Part 1, and then scroll down to read Part 2 of our candid interview with Alpaha Trivette!

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Alpha Trivette Talks ‘Banshee’ [Interview]

Alpha Trivette plays the stern elder of the Amish community in Cinemax’s hit series Banshee, a prominent and pivotal character in the sprawling, media-spanning mythology of the show, but he is also a fan.

Alpha Trivette plays Israel Proctor on Cinemax's 'Banshee', filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Alpha Trivette plays Israel Proctor on Cinemax’s ‘Banshee’, filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Even if I weren’t in the show, I would still like it,” Alpha told us during our telephone conversation earlier this week, as we discussed what brought the veteran actor to Banshee, what the future holds for his patriarchal character, and even his thoughts on film tax incentives.

Read on for Part 1 of our candid interview with Alpaha Trivette, and then click here for Part 2!

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Remembering ‘Weekend At Bernie’s’ With Catherine Mary Stewart [Interview]

In the mid-1980s, Catherine Mary Stewart was Hollywood’s “It” Girl, hanging out on the beach in Wilmington, North Carolina with Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman in the comedy classic Weekend at Bernie’s (1989), having already helped save the planet in the sci-fi milestones Night of the Comet (1984) and The Last Starfighter (1984).

Catherine Mary Stewart is Gwen in 'Weekend at Bernie's', filmed in Wilmington, NC.

Catherine Mary Stewart is Gwen in ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’, filmed in Wilmington, NC.

OBXentertainment.com got a chance to interview the talented actress at the second Blood at the Beach Horror Convention in Virginia Beach last November, and learned that she first came to North Carolina while filming Bernie’s and has since become a regular visitor and property owner on the Outer Banks.

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NC Actress Kayli Tolleson Talks ‘Homeland’ and ‘Banshee’ [Interview]

While most kids her age were at the beach or a theme park, up and coming North Carolina actress Kayli Tolleson spent much of her summer vacation working on the sets of some of the most high profile pojects produced in the state this year, including Showtime’s Emmy winning Homeland and Cinemax’s new series Banshee.

North Carolina native Kayli Tolleson worked as an extra on 'Homeland', 'Banshee', and 'Iron Man 3' this summer.

North Carolina native Kayli Tolleson worked as an extra on ‘Homeland’, ‘Banshee’, and ‘Iron Man 3’ this summer.

We caught up with the busy 13-year-old Charlotte, NC native recently to get the scoop on her experiences on these productions and more, which you can read about in our exclusive interview below!

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NC Actress Maria Howell Talks About ‘Revolution’ [Interview]

When the lights go out and Revolution begins this Monday, keep an eye on Gastonia, North Carolina native actress Maria Howell, who promises of her character, “Grace has a secret”.

Maria Howell plays "Grace" in NBC's 'Revolution'.

Maria Howell plays “Grace” in NBC’s ‘Revolution’.

Howell (The Color Purple, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) is currently filming the new NBC series Revolution in Wilmington, and we recently caught up with the accomplished actress and singer to get the scoop on what brought her to this highly anticipated project and what viewers can expect from her character, “Grace”.

Click here to read Part One of our exclusive interview with Maria Howell and then scroll down to check out Part Two below!

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From ‘Color Purple’ to ‘Revolution’ NC Native Maria Howell Brings Grace [Interview]

Born in Gastonia, North Carolina, Maria Howell always knew she that she wanted to sing and act, but no one could have predicted that the unique opportunity to do both alongside Oprah Winfrey in a Steven Spielberg movie would mark her unforgettable film debut.

Gastonia, NC native Maria Howell

Gastonia, NC native Maria Howell

Howell is currently filming the new NBC series Revolution in Wilmington, NC and about to start shooting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Atlanta, GA, and we talked to her at length recently to get the scoop on both of these highly anticipated projects and on making it as a professional actress and singer in North Carolina.

Read on for Part One of our exclusive interview with Maria Howell! 

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