But what about forgotten flicks such as "White Squall," a 1995 movie starring
A new free app released by the
Ostensibly, Film SC is designed for directors, producers and location scouts. It provides a quick look at filming in the state -- from driving distances and the availability of film crews, to a list of film incentives and even what the foliage is like in different parts of the state at different times of the year.
But for visitors, residents and
The app lists 28 feature films, television shows, cable movies, movies of the week and miniseries filmed at least in part in
Four movies, including the
In all, 109 feature films have been shot in
In addition to feature films, 54 cable movies or movies of the week, 26 TV shows and five TV miniseries have also been made in
Last year, state lawmakers sweetened incentives for film productions and now allow production companies to be reimbursed 20 percent on payroll taxes for wages for out-of-state workers and 25 percent for state residents. Productions also can save up to 30 percent on taxes when buying at local businesses. The breaks kick in once a production spends
"One movie can make a difference to the local economy," said
The app puts filmmakers one touch away from learning what the city has to offer, he said. Couple that with the incentives, and "filmmakers know they'll be greeted well here. It's just a recruiting game now."
The app is for Apple tablets and iPhones. It can be downloaded from the iTunes store.
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