“There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.”
Peanuts character Linus from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
This week I’m in Charlotte, North Carolina for a video/ photo gig. After my shoot this afternoon, I spotted an interesting combination of pumpkins, lights, and the fall sky and had to stop and take a few photos.
North Carolina has a long history in the film and television business (Bull Durham, The Color Purple, Dawson Creek). Three recent high-profile productions shot in North Carolina were The Hunger Games (shot in many locations throughout the state including Charlotte), Iron Man 3, and the 2012 Emmy-winning Showtime TV drama Homeland (shot in and around Charlotte). Homeland was developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa who adapted the Israeli TV series Prisoners of War written and directed by Gideon Raff.
To explore locations used to shoot Homeland, check out filming.90210locations.info
The new TV series Under the Dome (based on a Stephen King book) has been shooting over in Wilmington at EUE/Screengems with its 150,000 of studio space on 50 acres. Check out the North Carolina Film Office website to learn about their 25% tax credit film incentives.
One film that showcases the raw beauty of North Carolina is The Last of the Mohicans (1992).
P.S. Speaking of pumpkins, I recently caught part of a creativeLIVE seminar by Mike Michalowiz based on his book, The Pumpkin Plan, A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field. Looks like a good read. Anybody out there read it?