Wilmington NC Studios | Hosted 400 Productions, Iron Man 3

There’s been a tremendous amount of careful thought put into how the film and television production industry gets back to work in this unprecedented time. Across the industry, companies, unions, professional organizations and others are analyzing the best safety measures to put into place as the industry gets back to work.

For the past several months, that’s exactly what we’ve been doing, too.

Our commitment is to keep the safety of our employees, clients, and everyone on the EUE/Screen Gems lots our No. 1 priority. We’re following CDC workplace guidelines, revising our operational guidelines, training employees and making improvements to our physical facilities. You’ll find our employees wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and in every way putting safety first.

We look forward to working with all our clients, those who’ve just joined us and those who’ve been loyal for years. We’re ready to get back to work.

Wilmington, NC

50-acre Full Service Production Facility

The 50-acre, full-service studio lot offers 10 stages with 150,000 sq. ft. of column-free shooting space. Production support includes multiple mills, set dec/prop storage, wardrobe space, special effects shops, water facilities and turn-key production offices. Communications support includes complex-wide full fiber internet with speeds up to 1G and an integrated digital phone system. A large inventory of company owned and supported lighting, electric and grip is available on the lot.

Since 1985, more than 400 film, television and commercial projects have shot at the Wilmington, NC, lot on the North Carolina coast.

Recent television and film projects include:
“Iron Man 3” (Marvel)
“Swamp Thing” (Warner Bros. Television/DC Universe)
“Reprisal” (A&E/Hulu)
“The Conjuring” (New Line Pictures)
“We’re the Millers” (New Line Pictures)
“Good Behavior” (TNT)
“Six” (A&E/History Channel)
“Under the Dome” (CBS)
“Eastbound and Down” (HBO)
“Sleepy Hollow” (Fox Television)

Multiple generations of world-class crew, diverse shooting locations and a 25 percent incentive program for all North Carolina expenditures make Wilmington, NC, attractive for productions of all sizes.

The production studios are located at 1223 23rd Street North, Wilmington, NC 28405. Contact Bill Vassar at (910) 343-3579.



NC Film and Television Incentive

North Carolina has a new Film and Television Incentive. The program provides a rebate of up to 25 percent on labor pay rolled in NC and in-state expenses and purchases. The specific details of the film and television incentive program are available at https://www.filmnc.com/25-rebate.html.

For questions or additional information, contact:

Johnny Griffin at the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, (910) 343-3456, commish@wilmingtonfilm.com

Guy Gaster at NC Film, (919)-447-7800, guy@filmnc.com


The full-service studio complex offers 10 North Carolina sound stages with 250,000 sq ft of production space. The stats below follow a Length x Width x Height to Grid format.
Contact Bill Vassar for more information: 910-343-3500 or bvassar@euescreengems.com



EUE/Screen Gems Studios is one of the largest suppliers of lighting, electric and grip (LEG) equipment in the Southeast. The on-site gear is company-owned and company-managed. The additional LEG operations in Atlanta, GA and Charleston, SC allow us to optimize a deep inventory for a large number of productions simultaneously.

Our experienced lighting and grip professionals work with productions to maximize efficiency and provide competitive pricing for on-site and location LEG packages.

Contact Chris Crowder for more information or a quote: (910) 343-3582 or ccrowder@euescreengems.com


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EUE/Screen Gems Studios offers 38,000 sq ft of furnished production space. The five flexible office suites each have a production office hub, art department and kitchen. We accommodate up to five large productions simultaneously.  We provide digital phone systems, high-speed wired/wireless IT services and 24/7 on-site security.



The EUE/Screen Gems Wilmington, NC communications infrastructure is one of the most sophisticated of any studio complex in the world. Productions experience instantaneous and secure collaboration with colleagues on the lot and around the world.

  • All buildings and the 10 stages are connected by new underground fiber optics. Every square foot of each building is equipped with wired access points. Wireless Internet service is available anywhere on the lot.
  • Each production provided a private network customized to handle the increasing demands of a 21st century production, including dedicated service with speeds up to 1 GB and server farm space with dedicated power, air conditioning and battery back-up.
  • Full-time, on-site IT support.
  • Custom set up of digital phone systems based on the needs of the production with direct inward dial service, voice mail, conference, speaker phone, call forwarding and dedicated exchanges.


When you visit our studio complex, you’ll also find the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. office. With more than 3,700 locations to choose from, the Film Commission’s Reel Scout database contains images of small-town scenes, riverfront locations, shopping centers, beaches, playhouses, schools, marshlands, colleges, bridges, barns and even a World War II battleship.

Below, we showcase a few images from the Wilmington Regional Film Commission’s location database and show you how close they are to our studios. Our searchable map offers you a chance to look for other key destinations, including the nearest coffee shop and lumber yard.

(Wilmington waterfront photo-above-by Peter Doran, courtesy of www.WilmingtonAndBeaches.com)



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EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina has hosted more than 400 feature films, commercials and television series. In 2012, the studio assisted Marvel in the creation of Iron Man 3. The film was largest to ever shoot in North Carolina, using all 10 stages simultaneously. Tony Stark’s home was built, attached and fell into the Pacific Ocean on the 37,500 sq. ft. Stage 10. Iron Man 3 Director Shane Black and Executive Producer Charles Newirth are enthusiastic about their Wilmington experience.

Recent productions include TNT’s Good Behavior and History Channel’s Six. Other productions in recent years include the New Line Cinema films The Conjuring and We’re the Millers, the Steven Spielberg/Stephen King series Under the Dome for CBS, Sleepy Hollow from Fox Television and HBO’s Eastbound and Down.

The long-running television series One Tree Hill and Dawson’s Creek were produced back to back on the EUE/Screen Gems lot for 15 consecutive years.

Below is a “Best of Wilmington” photo gallery of credits and our most recent productions.