Wilmington Film Electric Billboard

$2,651 of $1,650 goal

Raised by 54 people in 52 months
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Christopher C. Courter  WILMINGTON, NC
NOTE:  Even though the initial goal has been met, it's not too late to help with additional contributions!!!

For every additional $275 (+7.9% for gofundme & bank transfer fees) we will be able to extend this campaign for another week!!!


(UPDATE: MONDAY 10/20/2014-WE DID IT AGAIN!!!)
As of today, we have enough funds to extend our billboard campaign for an additional 2 weeks...bringing our total exposure to 8 weeks right now!!!  As money continues to be contributed, we will be able to extend again soon!


(UPDATE: MONDAY 10/13/2014 - WE DID IT!!!)
Thank you and congratulations to everyone who has made this happen so quickly!!!  Just moments ago, I signed the contract for our billboards and wrote the first check...

Check #1:


Check #1 was written in the amount of $1,650.00 and covers 6 weeks of billboard display!  I will be deducting $130.35 from the remaining funds for the associated 7.9% fees (gofunme.com + wepay.com).

This now brings the full expenditure of funds for the first 6 weeks of billboard usage to $1,780.35.

Contract:







BILLBOARD #1: (10/14/2014 until 11/04/2014)
LOCATION: 4100 Oleander Dr.
(Next to Dragonflies and across from Pizzettas Pizza)
*See red "E" on the map below

- This is a HIGHLY visible location.  While sitting at the traffic light located at 42nd St. and Oleander...heading towards downtown Wilmington, this billboard appears to be DIRECTLY in front of you.  It's impossible to miss!


BILLBOARD #2: (11/03/2014 until 11/24/2014)
LOCATION: 706 S. College Rd.
(Next to McAllister's Deli)
*See red "H" on the map below

- This is a great location near UNCW.  The digital billboard is on the same side of the road asMcAllister's Deli and will have the image facing toward the intersection of Oleander Dr. and College Rd.

SEE MAP FOR LOCATIONS:


New option! 

We have been given the opportunity for billboard image to alternate!  We will be using the classic "FILM=JOBS" image as the alternating billboard!

A SPECIAL THANKS:

I wish to thank my John Altman of Fairway Outdoor Advertising for his patience and assistance.  Mr. Altman was kind enough to work with us on Under the Dome - Season 2.  He was assisting us with a location that, unfortunately, was cut from the show.  However, he and his staff had already put in a great deal of work to assist us.  It's a shame when people work so hard to help us out and then, without warning, everything changes!

You may contact Mr. Altman with questions you may have in the future at 910-444-2660 or via email at John.Altman@FairwayOutdoor.com.


ORIGINAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN:


- Producers & Production Managers
- Crew Members
- Talent
- Extras
- Location Owners
- Screen Gems Staff and Support
- Local Vendors and Businesses
- Educational Institutions

- Film Studies Professors
- Professional Services
- Community Support
    *Police
    *Fire Departments
    *E.M.T.s,  Medics & First Responders
    *Utilities Companies
    *Etc...

- And ALL you family members and friends who love and support our area filmmakers!

As most of you know by now, due to some poor decision making on the behalf of the state, Wilmington (as well as the entire state of North Carolina) is about to lose an industry that has supported over 4,200 careers for over 31 years!  In addition to this immediate loss, revenue streams will instantly dry up.  In 2013 alone, the film industry accounted for over 276 million dollars in revenue at the state level and 133 million dollars at the local Wilmington level.

According to Wilmington Film Office records, the film and television industry in North Carolina has generated (since 1985 to present) just over 8 BILLION dollars!  This money flowed directly in to the local economy.

We have all worked hard to save the film industry in this area.  Surveys, telephone calls, letters to legislators, rallies, picketing, news interviews, etc...  To be honest, many of us are just worn out and worried.

The politicians know well what our viewpoints area...and now it's time to win over the hearts and minds of "the people" of our community as well.

It's time that we tell Wilmington how grateful we have been for the past 31 years...and also remind them that much of what we contribute to our community is more diffucult for them to see than one of our occasional road blocks!

Let's show Wilmington a concrete dollar figure so everyone will know just how much revenue is generated by our industry! 

This fundraiser, in effect, will create a "virtual" rally that we can all take part in.  A rally that even those of us who are currently working...but are worried about the future...can attend in spirit!  This billboard will flash up our message 7 days a week.  With that said, please note that these billboards typically have 4 different advertisers and the images change every 8 seconds.

Please be aware that, unlike certain departments of our government, I believe in full disclosure!  Rest assured that I will post updates as we go along and, once the sign is paid for, receipts as well. 

Thank you,

Christopher C. Courter
(Location Coordinator - Under the Dome Seasons 1 & 2)

P.S.  And for all of you helping us from outside the film community...we heartily thank you!

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Update 2
Posted by Christopher C. Courter
50 months ago
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FUNDING IS NOW COMPLETE!

Great news, I just dropped off the final $800.00 check for our continuing billboard usage.

Look for the new billboard location to start on 11/27/2015 until 12/10/2014 at the corner of Market St. and MLK Extension (Eastwood).

Then, the message will move BACK to College Rd. next to McAllister's Deli from 12/11/2014 until 12/24/2014.

Our billboard displays will END on Christmas Eve.

Thanks to all those who assisted with this campaign!
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Update 1
Posted by Christopher C. Courter
51 months ago
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Money is still coming in for our billboard campaign! We have just been able to add a 3rd location!!! Now, for every $35 (special daily rate we just secured) we receive, the third billboard will be up and running for another day! Help keep the message going!!!


BILLBOARD #1: (10/14/2014 until 11/04/2014)
LOCATION: 4100 Oleander Dr.
(Next to Dragonflies and across from Pizzettas Pizza)

BILLBOARD #2: (11/03/2014 until 11/24/2014)
LOCATION: 706 S. College Rd.
(Next to McAllister's Deli)

BILLBOARD #3: (11/25/2014 - UNTIL ???)
LOCATION: 5625 Market St.
(Next to MLK and Market St.)
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Raised by 54 people in 52 months
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$50
Aaron Failing
51 months ago

"Surrender, HELL, I have not yet begun to fight!"

$50
David Schifter
51 months ago

The film industry empoys or benefits just about every type of business from paint stores to coffee shops. From antique dealers to car dealers. It suplements the incomes of retirees, gives opportunity to the unemployed and dreamers. Invites movie fans to visit their favorite movie locations. And on the biggest scale; it packed billions of dollars into the NC economy. So I ask, regardless of whether it is favoring one industry, who cares when so many benefit!

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Michael Tackett
51 months ago (Offline Donation)
$25
John Altman
51 months ago

Film=Jobs!

JM
$100
Jeffrey McLaughlin
51 months ago
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$50
Jason Cannady
51 months ago

This film incentive not only supports one worker myself but my entire family. I live and spend my money here in North Carolina

JC
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Joseph Coyle
51 months ago
$10
Delynn Terry
52 months ago
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Elli Klein
52 months ago

FOLKS: To those of you who already have donate-- thank you! To those of you who have not-- please do! Gov. McCrory & NC Gen. Ass. who voted against keeping strong NC Film Incentives-- we will Vote Against Your Jobs! NC Gen. Assembly to voted for keeping strong incentives-- we will support You! Christopher C. Courter: Thank you for your leadership!

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