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Charlotte delegation in Wilmington to tour film studios

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Officials from Charlotte will be touring the EUE/Screen Gems Studios in New Hanover County on Friday, according to WECT-TV in Wilmington.

Charlotte is debating turning the old Eastland Mall into a film studio. They are hoping to learn about the economic benefits of the film industry. They will also be meeting with Wilmington officials, including Mayor Bill Saffo. 

In the past, Wilmington leaders have said they support the idea, noting it would attract major motion pictures to North Carolina, helping out the state as a whole.

 The property has been abandoned for the past two years and is slated to get new life as a movie studio.

City leaders are looking for a movie company that's interested in the 80 acre piece of property.

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