South Carolina tastes entertainment money as homes and businesses get transformed for TV series and movies

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Bill Wooten discovered his pecan grove is pretty good for making movies.

The resident of the rural Chester County community of Lewis Turnout got $36,000 from the Cinemax series “Outcast” in exchange for letting the filmmakers use his property for 18 months.

The offer came out of the blue. The Hollywood people had a house, but they needed a place to put it. Would Wooten be interested?…

When “Outcast” finished up, the producers gave him the house they had purchased for $75,000 in another part of the county.

“I didn’t argue,” he said.

The movie money helped with medical bills, he said.

Film and TV dollars

1994-2016

Spending In South Carolina: $505.3 million

Economic Impact: $920.2 million

Wage & Supplier Rebates: $67.9 million

Total Budget of Productions: $1.9 billion

Source: S.C. Film Commission

See more at Post & Courier.

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