FAQs

Can the film office help me find funding for a project?

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.  

Can the film office help me find funding for a project?2020-08-11T19:39:37+00:00

Are there any film school programs in our region?  

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.

Are there any film school programs in our region?  2020-08-11T19:34:50+00:00

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

If I want to work in the film industry and have no experience how do I get started?  Are there internships available? 2020-08-11T17:17:03+00:00

How can I be listed in the production guide?

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.  

How can I be listed in the production guide?2020-08-11T17:16:44+00:00

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.

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?2020-08-11T17:14:54+00:00

I’m a film school student.  How can your office help me? 

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’m a film school student.  How can your office help me? 2020-08-11T17:14:22+00:00

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

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?
2020-08-11T17:14:06+00:00

How can I be an extra?

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

How can I be an extra?2020-08-11T17:13:51+00:00
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