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North Carolina Awards Three Film Grants

The North Carolina Department of Commerce announced on Friday that three upcoming film and TV productions are each recipients of funds from the state’s Film and Entertainment Grant program this year, including Dirty Dancing, Shots Fired, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Sanaa Lathan stars in ‘Shots Fired’, filmed in North Carolina.

Sanaa Lathan stars in ‘Shots Fired’, filmed in North Carolina.

You can read the full press release below, and then give us your thoughts in the comments! 

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‘Masterminds’ Rescheduled For September 2016 Release

Filmed in and around Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina and based on a true story that actually happened in Charlotte, the Zach Galifianakis comedy Masterminds was indefinitely delayed from its originally scheduled release this summer when Relativity Media filed for bankruptcy, but the film has now been rescheduled with a new 2016 theatrical release date.

Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig star in 'Masterminds', filmed in western North Carolina.

Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig star in ‘Masterminds’, filmed in western North Carolina.

Also starring Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), Kirsten Wiig (Bridesmaids), and Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers), Masterminds will now open in theaters on September 30, 2016.

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‘Max’ Arrives In Theaters

From MGM Studios, Sunswept Entertainment, and Picture 8 Productions, the a new family movie Max, filmed in and around Charlotte, Asheville, Kings Mountain, Elkin, Faith, Gastonia, and Cedar Mountain, North Carolina and inspired by a true story, arrives in theaters today. 

'Max' was filmed in various locations throughout North Carolina.

‘Max’ was filmed in various locations throughout North Carolina.

You can scroll down to watch the official trailer in the player below, and then give us your thoughts in the comments! Will you be seeing Max in a theater this weekend?

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‘Masterminds’ Full Trailer Revealed

Filmed in and around Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina and based on a true story that actually happened in Charlotte, the official full trailer for the Zach Galifianakis comedy Masterminds has arrived online this week.

Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig star in 'Masterminds', filmed in western North Carolina.

Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig star in ‘Masterminds’, filmed in western North Carolina.

Also starring Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), Kirsten Wiig (Bridesmaids), and Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers), you can watch the new trailer for Masterminds here, and then scroll down to view the new official poster as well as four new character posters, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Griswolds Travel Through NC In First ‘Vacation’ Trailer

Featuring scenes filmed partially in Charlotte, North Carolina last year, the first official red band (restricted) trailer for the upcoming reboot of National Lampoon’s Vacation has arrived online.

'Vacation' was filmed partially in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Featuring the return of Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold and Beverly D’Angelo as his wife Ellen, the comedy also stars Ed Helms (We’re the Millers) as Rusty Griswold, who decides he wants to take his family, including wife Christina Applegate, on a road trip to the Walley World theme park, like his dad did in the original. Check out the trailer in the player below, and then tell us what you think in the comments!

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‘Honeyspider’ Wins Best Horror Film At Mad Monster Party

Filmed in and around Hillsborough, North Carolina, the Halloween themed independent movie Honeyspider was awarded the top prize of “Best Horror” at the Mad Monster Party Film Festival this past weekend in Charlotte.

'Honeyspider' writer Kenny Caperton accepted the Best Horror award at the Mad Monster Party Film Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 27-29, 2015. (photo by Matt Artz for HalloweenDailyNews.com)

‘Honeyspider’ writer Kenny Caperton accepted the Best Horror award at the Mad Monster Party Film Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 27-29, 2015. (photo by Matt Artz for HalloweenDailyNews.com)

The 4th Annual Mad Monster Party horror and pop culture convention returned to Charlotte, North Carolina March 27-29 with another killer lineup of genre favorites, including Batman and Robin icons Adam West and Burt Ward, as well as Tobin Bell (Saw), Danny Trejo (Machete), Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), and many more.

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‘Masterminds’ Debuts Hilarious First Teaser Trailer

Filmed in and around Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina and based on a true story that actually happened in Charlotte, the first official teaser for the Zach Galifianakis comedy Masterminds has arrived and it looks pretty hilarious.

Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig star in 'Masterminds', filmed in western North Carolina.

Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig star in ‘Masterminds’, filmed in western North Carolina.

Also starring Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), Kirsten Wiig (Bridesmaids), and Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers), you can watch the first teaser for Masterminds in the player below, and then scroll down to view the poster, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Mad Monster Party Convention Returns To Charlotte

The 4th Annual Mad Monster Party horror and pop culture convention returns to Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend with another killer lineup of genre favorites, including Batman and Robin icons Adam West and Burt Ward, as well as Tobin Bell (Saw), Danny Trejo (Machete), Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), and Peter Chriss of Kiss, along with many more.

Adam West and Burt Ward are coming the 4th Annual Mad Monster Party Horror Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 27-29, 2015.

The 4th annual Mad Monster Party horror convention returns to the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend, March 27-29. Read on for the complete guest list and schedule of events!

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‘Max’ Debuts Inspirational First Trailer, Poster

MGM Studios, Sunswept Entertainment and Picture 8 Productions has just released the first official trailer and poster for the a new family movie Max, filmed in and around Charlotte, Asheville, Kings Mountain, Elkin, Faith, Gastonia, and Cedar Mountain, North Carolina, which is inspired by a true story. 

'Max', filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina

Check out the trailer in the player below, and then give us your thoughts in the comments!

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Kate Mara Will Be Taken ‘Captive’ This September

Filmed in and around Charlotte, North Carolina in late 2013, the true-story thriller Captive, starring David Oyelow (Selma) and Kate Mara (House of Cards, Fantastic Four), has been picked up by Paramount Pictures and now has a release date.

Kate Mara stars in 'Captive', filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Kate Mara stars in ‘Captive’, filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Paramount Pictures acquired worldwide rights and will release the film, from director Jerry Jameson, on September 18, 2015, according to THR.

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