Of the state’s 100 counties, Transylvania County, on the western side, has come into focus with movieproducers.
“My phone has been ringing off the hook,” says Tammy Hopkins, Film Liaison and TCArts Council Director for the City of Brevard and Transylvania County.
The area is known as the ‘Land of Waterfalls’, scored the production of The Hunger Games, one of 2012′s most anticipated movies. It hits theatres March 23rd.
The Movie is based on the first novel of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling “The Hunger Games” trilogy.
The story is set in the future where the main character 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen is living with her mother and little sister in what’s left of North America. She is one of 24 minors chosen to fight to the death in a survival match up called The Hunger Games.
“Back in 2011 when the North Carolina tourism and film office announced we got The Hunger Games we had people starting to call. If you’ve read the book, the center of the games where the teams have to eliminate each other all happens in the woods. People knew it had to be up here in western North Carolina,” Hopkins said.