Dark Horse preps for strikes’ end, invests at least $20M on 2 new state-of-the art film stages

Aug 4, 2023

WILMINGTON — It may be a slow year for North Carolina’s film industry, due to the strike that shut down productions nationwide, but in Wilmington resources are ramping up for when the cameras are rolling again.

Dark Horse Studios, owned by Kirk Englebright and Rodney Long, will be adding two new sound stages at its Harley Road facility. The founders hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, with Gov. Roy Cooper, area legislators, Wilmington City Council, New Hanover County Board of Commissioners and film industry veterans in attendance.