When a movie is shot in North Carolina, it brings in a lot of money, which we need.
The new Miley Cyrus movie (she's a big thing, I'm told) was set to shoot in Wilmington, and it would have brought in an estimated $17.5 million in movie-related revenue, and provided 500 jobs. In fact…
Wilmington was the preferred location for the shoot, and state leaders, after almost three months of negotiations, came within five minutes of making it official.
But the deal fell apart over a $125,000 disagreement with the state's tax collectors. Full story here.