WILMINGTON, N.C. — North Carolina is hoping to grow its blossoming film industry by training up more workers, thanks to a new grant approved by the General Assembly.

The Film Partnership of North Carolina is getting $500,000 in new funding, and it’s going to help “cultivate a diverse pipeline of interns.” The partnership is working on training up students for a variety of jobs in the film sector.

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