Impact Movies and TV Series Have on Charlotte
CHARLOTTE - Since the TV series Homeland came to the Queen City, the line for open casting calls at Evolution Talent Agency in Noda has grown. Brittany Mumford says, "We've booked people in extra roles on homeland, every week our talent is booked on that show."
The series won best drama plus five other Emmy's Sunday night. Now, all eyes are on the Queen City. Mumford says, "Everything used to be in Wilmington, they were the big hot spot, they got all the buzz. Everything is in Charlotte and its been great for us." Film experts say Charlotte is the new leader in tv series, and film shoots, and now, for people wanting to get into the industry, the sky is the limit.
Mumford says, "You have a film come and everyone thinks of actors, but there are so many people needed to build that great team to get results on the Emmys." Beth Petty is the Director of the Charlotte Regional Film Commission.
She says from costume designers to makeup artists, set builders and security, Homeland has given thousands of people jobs. Petty says "A person that has never worked on construction before got a job on Hunger Games, and then got a job on Homeland. It was a great story to hear." Petty says Charlotte has a bright future as a film destination. Petty says, "Things are really popping here in the Charlotte region."