The commute to work for the average local film crew member has grown significantly longer in recent years.
Steve Skinner, a longtime key rigging grip in the Wilmington film industry, worked on a television series in Savannah, Georgia, for a few weeks last fall after completing six months of work on TNT’s locally shot series “Good Behavior,” the year’s only Wilmington-based project.
In January, he was back on the road and off to Charleston, South Carolina, for a couple of months before making a return trip to Savannah for several weeks in the spring. Through all the travel, his base was – and has always been – Wilmington. But a persistent lull in local production hasn’t allowed him or most of the region’s deep bench of film crew to spend much time at home.