Thursday, May 30, 2013

June 2013: “Filming in North Carolina: An Alternative to Hollywood”

“Filming in North Carolina:  An Alternative to Hollywood” 
Dale Pollock

Museum of the Albemarle will host Dale Pollock, Professor of Cinema Studies and Producing at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the Gaither Auditorium.  Mr. Pollock will present “Filming in North Carolina:  An Alternative to Hollywood”.  His topic will focus around movies such as The Guardian, Nights in Rodanthe, Brainstorm, Lucky Life, Mississippi Damned, and Rescue Men:  The Story of the Pea Island Lifesavers that were filmed in Northeastern North Carolina and why North Carolina has become a place of interest to producers.

Mr. Pollock is currently a Professor of Cinema Studies and Producing at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. He previously served as Dean of the School of Filmmaking for eight years.   Mr. Pollock has produced 13 feature films, including A Midnight Clear, Set It Off, Mrs. Winterbourn, and Blaze. Films he has produced were nominated for four Academy Awards, and starred actors such as Paul Newman, Shirley MacLaine, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Tommy Lee Jones, and Kathleen Turner. Mr. Pollock authored Skywalking: The Life and Films of George Lucas, currently in its third edition and fourth printing. In 2002, Mr. Pollock started and ran the RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC.

You may like to take a moment and visit the Museum’s newest exhibit Real to Reel:  The Making of Gone with the Wind.  The exhibit will showcase authentic memorabilia – costumes, screen tests, scene props, a script, Vivien Leigh’s Academy Award, and many other items from the James Tumblin Collection.  Exhibit admission is required to visit Real to Reel:  The Making of Gone with the Wind.  
Free Family Program
For More Information Call 252-335-1453

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties, the Museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at

About The North Carolina Department of Cultural ResourcesThe North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NCDCR’s mission to enrich lives and communities creates opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state’s history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.

Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art; NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and economic stimulus engines for our state’s communities. NCDCR’s Divisions of State Archives, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage. NCDCR’s State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state; developing and supporting access to traditional and online collections such as genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.

NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state’s creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit

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