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Official photo of Governor Beverly Perdue (D-NC).

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue (Public Domain Image via Wikipedia)

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue has officially announced that through incentives offered to the producers, the production of Iron Man 3 is coming to North Carolina.   This will bring more than 80 million dollars, over 500 jobs, and more than 1,000 talent opportunities for actors and extras.  

Perdue said that it was a competitive process and they worked hard to beat out the other states that wanted the film.  The incentives package North Carolina was able to offer made the difference in landing the movie.  The resources and talent pool available in North Carolina was also a big factor in the decision.  It will be shot in Wilmington at the EUE/Screen Gems Studio and will be the largest production that has ever been filmed in North Carolina.  

The Governor said that it's not just about Wilmington and that North Carolina has had it's busiest year ever in the film industry.  During 2011, in films across the state there were  3,400 crew positions, 560 acting jobs, 22,000 extra jobs, 2,342 production days and over 200 million dollars of direct spend in film business.  That is a 185% increase over 2010.  

She also said "We're not done yet." and is working along with her commerce team to attract more productions to North Carolina.

"America knows that North Carolina is serious about film, and Marvel Studios understands this is the best place in the country to do film business."   

Marvel Studios has one of the hottest franchises in the country with the Iron Man series.  The film will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and stars Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, and Robert Downey, Jr.