We do not help individuals or companies find local money for film projects. However, we have developed the following list of grants and other funding sources that are available for filmmakers. Click here to view.
We are fortunate to have several respected film school programs in the Piedmont Triad region. While there are many area universities and colleges that offer film courses, here are links to the Universities and Community Colleges that offer a degree in film.
If I want to work in the film industry and have no experience how do I get started? Are there internships available?
If you have no experience, please send us a resume and we will keep it on file as some production companies are willing to hire someone with little to no experience as production assistants. For your first production job (without any prior training or experience) it is recommended that you volunteer your assistance while you gain experience and began to make connections with other professional crew
You must have at least 2 professional credits in a specific technical role, etc. to be listed in that category on our website and in our production guide. If you qualify you can add yourself to the database here.
We are proud to have several prestigious film festivals in the Piedmont Triad and throughout NC. Click here to learn more!
If I plan to shoot a film, television show or commercial in the Triad, do I need to register with the film commission? Am I required to contact the film office?
You are not required to check in with us, but we strongly encourage you to contact our office before you begin filming. We can offer information and assistance with your project, and we will keep your information confidential unless you request otherwise.
The film incentive applies to films with a minimum budget of $3 million. However, the Piedmont Triad Film Commission office will provide support for projects with any size budget.
The film office can provide assistance in gaining permission to shoot at city and county sites, give you information on road closure procedures, and with any special production resources not available within your film school. We are also happy to help advise you about locations in the region. However, many locations registered with our office will only allow filmmaking on their premises with a location
I want to contact the production companies directly. How can I do that, and why is it so hard to get the phone numbers and/or address?
Production offices are extremely busy and cannot field hundreds of calls from job seekers as they are preparing to film. That is why most film production companies provide fax numbers or an email address only. Production companies are not trying to avoid you; they are simply trying to do their work and control interruptions. The film commission will provide a fax number or email address
When a production company comes to town, they will set up a production office and hire an extras casting coordinator. You can check our website’s Facebook posts or news tab and also the NC Film Office website, www.ncfilm.com, for information on projects being filmed in NC. If contact information is not provided, it is because the production has not opened an office or has not yet