Anyone who answered open casting calls for "Caged Heat" in April soon realized that it was a production code name for "Iron Man 3", now filming in North Carolina. Today, the stars in the NC Triangle are a lot brighter as the cast and crew move from Wilmington to Cary where they're taking over a portion of the Epic Games building (look for the Christmas tree).
North Carolinians are accustomed to seeing stars out and about as the state has hosted location and studio shoots for many films past and present, but when Gwyneth Paltrow tweets that she's looking for a good restaurant in Raleigh, people take note. The food in the Triangle is as good as it gets anywhere else in the world with options to choose from that include all variations of ethnic fare, fusion, southern specialties, and everything in between. With many restaurants using local, regional, and state supplied ingredients, it's a good bet that wherever they choose to dine, it's going to be a win-win for everyone - delicious meal and Robert Downey, Jr. at the table!
Diverse location options, great weather, experienced film industry workers for hire, production studios located in various NC cities, and a 25% tax incentive for filmmakers bring film companies to the state - and jobs to NC residents. Plus, it's fun to be part of the production, whether you're working on it or watching the action unfold. And who doesn't love seeing a finished film with familiar locations transformed into something new for the reel world?
To learn more about "Iron Man 3" and Marvel Entertainment, click on the photo above. For more about the NC Film Office, click HERE