WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – North Carolina made the top ten list of filming locations worldwide, according to P3update.com.
The state, known to many as Hollywood East, came in at No. 9, edging past the United Kingdom and falling just behind New York.
The report made note that EUE/Screen Gems is one of the country's largest studio complexes with ten stages. The studio also boasts the "Dream Stage," which has the third largest stage in the United States and one of the largest special effects water tanks in North America.
With its 25% refundable tax credit program, North Carolina continues to attract several television and film productions, like Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome, Iron Man 3 and Safe Haven.