When Pat McCrory was elected governor he nixed the tax incentives for filmmakers, thus ending North Carolina's run as the number 2 spot in film-making in the USA. Our states' nickname was Wilmywood because Wilmington NC was the hub of all filmmakers.
However, thanks to the election of Roy Cooper things have changed. They're film incentives now that will bring people back to NC. According to the North Carolina Film Office, 31 Million in incentives are available now and that's nothing to sneeze at.
For those who didn't like the direction North Carolina was taking politically, it's a new day in North Carolina. In the 2018 elections the NC Democrats (who support filmmaker incentives) ended Republicans' Super-majority 2018. See election results in button below.
For all Georgia Filmmakers who are dishearten by the elections in that state or Florida, we welcome you back to NC. I encourage Indie filmmakers to take advantage of this, as well as my friends from across the pond. Please visit this website links below, to see the exciting new world of film-making in NC.
Welcome back to NC.
Saturday Night Live did the right thing. Bravo.
Racism is running rampant everywhere. We let the genie out of the bottle in 2016 and we have to put it back. As a white woman I stand with my black and brown fellow citizens hand in hand. It's not ok for Ryanair to allow a racist bitter old man to verbally abuse an elderly person of color on an airplane.
Dude you really messed up. That joke was so not cool. I'm a Democrat and I would NEVER make a joke about a Veteran....Period. I come from a Military family. My dad and Uncles fought in WWII and Korea. My uncle Jim was a Lieutenant at the Pentagon, so it's personal to me. There's free speech then there's stupid speech. That was stupid.
You're behaving like Donald Trump. Donald Trump would make a joke like that. Heck I'd vote for Dan Crenshaw. He seems like a decent American to me. Any body who's willing to die so that we may enjoy the freedoms we do has got my support regardless of party affiliation.
Pete, you need to apologize sincerely and if not SNL should fire you or suspend you until you do. It's not funny. Grow up.
It's the evening before the biggest midterm election ever. I hate elections because I so much is at stake. We can't allow politicians who have no backbone or who don't stand up for ALL people to get our vote. To say that there's good people among Neo Nazis is disqualifying for a president of the greatest country in the world. To rip babies from their mothers grasp is unconscionable and down right evil. I hope the people who stayed home in 2016 can sleep at night. Shame on you. But you have a chance to change that and VOTE tomorrow.
I know that playing the blame game isn't productive and we must move forward to make it right. Do right by that mom crying at night anxiously wondering if she will be reunited with her child. Do right by that dad who misses his children as well and who's may secretly cry himself to sleep at night with possible regrets for coming to a country that billed itself as a "shining city on a hill." Damn it get out and effing VOTE!
As former president Obama said we can't accomplish everything in a short period of time nor can we ease their pain, but we can start to make things better. We can rebuild and put a check on the guy in the White House to keep him from doing further damage to the infrastructure of our democracy....wait we're in an Oligarchy. Oh well you know what I mean.
Once again I will say it. As white woman I celebrate diversity because it's what makes this country thrive and it teaches us to be kind, compassionate and accepting of others. I'll be the first to say that I may have some habits and beliefs that may be contrary to diverse groups of people here, but I'm willing to learn. I'm willing to make a few adjustments so that we can all get along and learn to love each other. That's when real progress can be made. But if we sit on our hands and think that our vote doesn't matter or politicians are all the same, then it's all for shite. This time is different. That's why some Republicans are urging the public to vote for a Democrat. Please VOTE!
In closing I will say that no matter what your party affiliation vote for the person not the party. Vote for the most qualified and one who will promote diversity and kindness.
Bring it home!
I say that we get rid of Daylight Savings Time (DST). We're the only Country that does it and it's stupid. Stop it!
How about we refuse to "spring forward" next year. We loose an hour of sleep and as a nation we're sleep deprived as it is. So let's stop Daylight Savings Time. As Judge Judy says...."That's stupid." "That's ridiculous!"
Well she doesn't say that about (DST) but she says it about idiots who come before her in her Courtroom on her Television show.
Well it's here....almost. The work I begun in 2015 has gelled into a 40 minute indie-film pilot of I'm Your Mum. I'm not sure how it will be received but I can only hope it will be the launchpad of my acting career.
My hope is to build on the next episode which is being written as we speak. My vision and goal is to move the series to Manchester England in 2019 and work with an expanded cast and crew. I already know who I want to be in subsequent episodes, but my fear is that they will refuse or choose not to participate, for whatever reason; However, maybe that's my negativity coming out. How about I believe that the right people will come into my life and it will be a huge success.
How about I believe that some big famous UK actor / actress will come forward and help out financially and build me up. Just maybe I'll be in all the British talk shows and meet the Queen of England. How about I'm Your Mum becomes the Queen's favorite show. How about we break barriers with this show and we make people feel that they can be successful and achieve their dreams as well. Yeah I think I can live with that.
See you at the premiere
The 2018 Midterm elections are in a few days and I early voted last week. I certainly hope that the #bluewave they're talking about occurs, because we need a #seachange in our government across the board. I've never seen our country so divided. Let's hope that the Oligarchy in power will return to a democracy next week. In order to do that, we ALL need to VOTE! You have no right to complain if you don't VOTE!
I remember it was three days after the guy in the White House was elected that I had major surgery in 2016. So depressing. I voted for Hillary hoping she would win. That wasn't the case. So now we have the Orange Peel to deal with. Hopefully with a Democratic congress, we can keep him in check for the next two years, because he's dividing our country and making us look like idiots around the globe.
As a white woman I reject hate in all forms and I welcome the so called "browning"of America. My hope is that woman and minorities get elected to public office, because our country needs to adequately reflect the diversity within. Otherwise, we loose our authenticity and the minority gains control of the majority, like Apartheid did in South Africa.
I cannot stress enough to ALL Americans, that you need to VOTE!
Mom, Actress, Activist, Amateur Painter / Artist