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NC Film Office Mid-Year Report: $268 Million, 19,000 Jobs In 2014

The North Carolina Film Office released a mid-year financial report today, which estimates another banner year for the state’s film industry, with in-state spending by productions at over $268 million. plus the creation of more than 19,000 job opportunities, with filming taking place in 35 different counties

NC Film Office

Six months into 2014, the North Carolina Film Office reports an estimated production tally of $268 million in direct in-state spending and nearly 19,000 job opportunities for North Carolinians.

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New Photos Reveal First Look at ‘Max Steel’

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina earlier this year, Dolphin Films and Mattel’s upcoming live action adaptation of the toy franchise Max Steel has revealed some first look photos from the action movie online.

Ben Winchell is 'Max Steel', filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Ben Winchell is ‘Max Steel’, filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.

You can scroll down to view more new photos, as well as two pieces of concept art featuring Max’s new suit!

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‘Max Steel’ Adds Maria Bello [Now Filming]

Dolphin Films and Mattel’s upcoming live action adaptation of the toy franchise Max Steel officially began filming in Wilmington, North Carolina earlier this month, and just today we learned that Maria Bello (Prisoners, Assault on Precinct 13) has joined the cast, presumably playing the titular hero’s mom.

Maria Bello has joined the cast of 'Max Steel', filming in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Maria Bello has joined the cast of ‘Max Steel’, filming in Wilmington, North Carolina.

You can scroll down to view a photo that Bello tweeted of her co-star Ben Winchell from the Wilmington set this morning!

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Andy Garcia Joins ‘Max Steel’ [Now Filming]

Dolphin Films and Mattel’s upcoming live action adaptation of the toy franchise Max Steel officially began filming in Wilmington, North Carolina this week, just as Andy Garcia (The Godfather Part III, Ocean’s Eleven) was announced as the latest addition to the cast.

Mary Louise-Parker and Andy Garcia celebrate 'Christmas in Conway'.

Mary Louise-Parker and Andy Garcia starred in ‘Christmas in Conway’, also filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Garcia, who worked in Wilmington last year on Christmas in Conwaywill play the brilliant and mysterious scientist Dr. Miles Edwards.

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‘Max Steel’ to Begin Filming in Wilmington in April

Dolphin Films and Mattel’s upcoming live action adaptation of the toy franchise Max Steel will begin filming in Wilmington, North Carolina in April.

Ben Winchell and Ana Villafane lead the cast of 'Max Steel'.

Ben Winchell and Ana Villafane lead the cast of ‘Max Steel’.

Production is set to begin in Wilmington on April 21 and will last for about five weeks, according to Star News.

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‘Max Steel’ Lead Actors Announced

A pair of newcomers were announced yesterday as the male and female leads in Dolphin Films and Mattel’s upcoming live action adaptation of the toy franchise Max Steel, set to begin filming in Wilmington, North Carolina soon.

Ben Winchell and Ana Villafane lead the cast of 'Max Steel'.

Ben Winchell and Ana Villafane lead the cast of ‘Max Steel’.

Ben Winchell (A.N.T. Farm, Necessary Roughness) has signed on to play the lead role of Max McGrath, who teams with his alien pal Steel to form the titular superhero, while Ana Villafane (Hiding) will play Max’s love interest Sydney Gardner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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‘Max Steel’ Movie Coming to North Carolina

Multiple sources have reported this month that Mattel’s big screen adaptation of their popular toy line and animated series Max Steel is set to open production offices in Wilmington, North Carolina in January, with filming to begin in February.

'Max Steel' (2014), to be filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina

It was announced back in September that Mattel would be teaming up with Dolphin Entertainment and Open Road Films to develop a live-action feature film based on the “Max Steel” character, to be written by Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) and directed by Stewart Hendler (H+, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn).

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