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


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


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

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