Dreams of working in movies in NC beginning to fade

April 20, 2015 4:01 AM

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When Leigh Wiley was a film student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, she dreamt of the day when she could pack up her degree and see the world one production at a time. But Wiley, a North Carolina native, found the opportunity and community of the local film industry right outside her door too comfortable to leave behind.

After graduation, she scored a job with EUE/Screen Gems Studios before landing a six-year stint on Wilmington's crown-jewel production, "One Tree Hill." At times, her jobs have been a mixed bag of opportunities - including various work with locations, wardrobe, art and transportation departments. An...

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