The North Carolina Film Office is a state agency in the Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development in the North Carolina Department of Commerce. It was founded in 1980 by Governor James B. Hunt and is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International.
The office promotes North Carolina as a location for television, motion picture and advertising productions. Working in cooperation with state agencies and 5 regional film commissions, the Film Office assists filmmakers by providing services that include custom location packages, scouting assistance and permitting guidance.
Over the past 30 years, more than 800 films and 15 television series and numerous documentaries and commercials have been made possible with the assistance of the North Carolina Film Office.