N.C. Commerce Secretary John Skvarla III

N.C. Commerce Secretary John Skvarla III

3 productions to receive funds to shoot in North Carolina

The Associated Press

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RALEIGH – Three production companies will shoot projects in North Carolina with the help of funding from a state program.

N.C. Commerce Secretary John Skvarla and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced Friday that the three productions will receive money from the North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant program. The three production companies will begin shooting within the next 60 days.

One of the companies is working on a three-hour televised version of “Dirty Dancing,” based on the 1987 hit movie filmed in part in North Carolina.

Also coming to the state are the independent feature film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and a new television series, “Shots Fired.”

The three projects are spend approximately $64.5 million in the state while creating approximately 7,600 jobs.