Everyone is asking why NBC's hit show Revolution didn't stick around in Wilmington for a second season. WECT was the first to report that the show was headed to Austin, Texas.
Ashlea Kosikowski talked with Austin's Director of Film Marketing, Gary Bond. "I'm sure the decision had to do with locations and infrastructure," said Bond. "And I am sure our deep pool of experienced crew members was a major factor as well."
Bond also told us that Austin was named this year's #1 city in the US to live and make movies by Movie Maker Magazine. Wilmington did not make that list.
(Editor's note: Not to be a drag, but our infrastructure could use some improvement. When I've covered traffic planning meetings, it often seems like the overall theme is "We don't want to build here. This isn't what the area is about.")
ANYWAY - ARE YOU SAD? SURPRISED?
Here's a list of the Top 10 Cities for Moviemakers:
1. Austin, TX
2. New York, NY
3. Seattle, WA
4. Los Angeles, CA
5. Portland, OR
6. Detroit, MI
7. Boston, MA
8. Albuquerque, NM
9. New Orleans, LA
10. Atlanta, GA
San Antonio, TX
CITIES ON THE RISE: