N.C. shatters record for spending from movies, TV


The cast of "Homeland", winner, Outstanding Drama Series pose backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

NORTH CAROLINA - North Carolina shattered its record for direct spending from movies and TV shows.

The state's film office said nearly 50 movie and TV projects brought in more than $376 million to the state.

That number breaks last year's record of $220 million.

The award-winning show "Homeland' is mostly filmed in Charlotte and "The Hunger Games" was filmed in several nearby places.