Movie industry growing in Arkansas

Dan Robinson, owner of Fiery Moon Productions, works on a locally produced documentary at his studio in Fayetteville. (courtesy 40/29 News)

FAYETTEVILLE (40/29 News) - The movie industry in Arkansas has seen a growing number of filmmakers and actors set up shop in the state.

The University of Arkansas hopped on board by increasing the number of film courses they offer. An incentive program that was passed by the legislature two years ago has also encouraged more filmmaking in the Natural State.

"We're excited about producing a film in Northwest Arkansas," said Daniel Robinson, the owner of Fiery Moon Productions. "Just in general, there's lots of amazing talent here. It's a real pleasure for me to tie into the local music community and use local music for my productions, to tie in local businesses and their products. It creates exposure for locations and people. It's a very big thing."

Local film festivals have also brought those in the industry to Arkansas. In 2011, three of the five Oscar-nominated documentaries held some of their first screenings at the Little Rock Film Festival.

Click here for more on this story from our ABC station in Northwest Arkansas, 40/29 News.

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