- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A company that planned a television miniseries remake of the 1987 “Dirty Dancing” movie has returned North Carolina incentives, saying it won’t be filming this year.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported (https://avlne.ws/1Iqc1Se) that Lionsgate TV had received $4 million in state incentives to film in the Asheville area.

Guy Gaster with the North Carolina Film Office said the company said it would not need the money because it would not be filming this year. Gaster says he thinks the company is still interested in the Asheville area but the schedule is now uncertain.

The “Dirty Dancing” project had been behind schedule from the beginning. An application submitted in January said Lionsgate would begin filming in April. At that time, potential locations included Asheville, Cashiers, Winston-Salem and Greensboro.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, https://www.citizen-times.com

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