North Carolina Film & Television Archive

North Carolina has a long distinguished film history that continues to thrive. The last 3 decades have seen notable films such as The Color Purple, The Last of the Mohicans, Dirty Dancing, and Days of Thunder. Most recently North Carolina served as the backdrop for the blockbuster films Iron Man 3, Tammy, The Conjuring and The Hunger Games and its stage space was also used for the production Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.  The independent features Hick, Tusk, and Junebug have also all lensed in the state.   Other feature films filmed in North Carolina of note include Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Secret Life of Bees, Leatherheads, Nights in Rodanthe, Last of the Mohicans, Dirty Dancing, Firestarter, and Blue Velvet all shot in the state.

For 6 seasons, North Carolina was home to the WB's Dawson's Creek followed by 9 seasons for the CW's One Tree Hill.  The state now provides the background for the series Under The Dome on CBS as well Sleepy Hollow on FOX.  Additionally, the state was the home of the first three seasons of the critically acclaimed series Homeland on Showtime and Banshee on Cinemax.

To view the archive, browse the left-hand menu. Note that this archive serves as a reference to notable films and television shows made in North Carolina.