Greensboro, Winston-Salem listed as possible filming locations for ‘Dirty Dancing’ mini-series

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Stevens Center on West Fourth Street is one of two places in the Piedmont being scouted as a possible location for scenes in a new television mini-series based on the 1980s movie “Dirty Dancing.”

Film company Lionsgate won a $4 million grant from the state for the project.

The Carolina Theater in Greensboro was also scouted by producers in December.

"Of course, we'd love to have them here," said Rebecca Clark, executive director of Piedmont Triad Film Incentive.

The project could also bring approximately 1,200 jobs to the state, mainly for part-time work and extras.

"They hire a lot of North Carolina crew to work behind the scenes as camera operators, hair and make-ups folks," Clark said.

This year the state made big cuts to film incentives.

In 2013, more than $60 million was available in film grants. In 2015, that number was cut to $10 million.

Clark says although nothing has been decided, the chance of a major production coming to the Piedmont is a pretty big deal.

"It's a big economic boost to the area's economy," she said.

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