Gerald Waller

Chair Vocational Education at Cape Fear Community College

Location:
411 North Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Company:
Cape Fear Community College
HQ Phone:
(910) 362-7000
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Last Updated 12/5/2016

General Information

Employment History

Owner  - Wallermedia

Producer  - The Cutoff

Affiliations

Vice President  - EUE Screen Gems Studios

Web References  

Staff/Faculty Contacts

Gerald Waller Electrical/Electronics Technology 910-296-2539gwaller@jamessprunt.edu

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http://www.kinston.com/news/film_40850___article.html/kinston_area.html

Gerald Waller is a former vice president of studio operations with EUE Screen Gems Studios-North Carolina in Wilmington, which has become a major East Coast location for film and television production in recent years.Shows such as "Dawson's Creek" and "One Tree Hill" have been shot in the Wilmington area.Waller said Kinston's film commission had to be community-oriented to be successful."The public has to be involved in the process," he said."You have to make sure, when you sell the area, to make sure everyone is on board."Waller walked the group through the array of things they needed to entice filmmakers to Kinston, Lenoir County and the surrounding areas, including a list of ideal locations, all necessary contacts to approve shooting at those locations and the approval of everyone affected by a film crew's presence, such as merchants, residents or property owners.A local film commission must also have a list of amenities for film productions on hand, including retail stores, restaurants, lodging, transportation, potential crew members and others."You have to package everything you have to offer . . . the location is the hook, but then you have to back that up with resources," Waller explained.#8226 Gerald Waller, retired studio executive, EUE Screen Gems Studios-North Carolina

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The Kinston Free Press

Among the panelists with Arnold will be Gerald Waller, former vice president of Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, the largest studio lot east of Hollywood.Waller is a producer, a teacher and author of the "North Carolina Motion Picture Health and Safety Guide."Panelist Connie Nelson is an actor and former senior editor at the "Reel Carolina Journal of Film and Video."She co-authored with Floyd Harris the book "Film Junkies Guide to North Carolina."She works and teaches in the fields of communications and tourism.

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