As much as Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Willmott wants to shoot movies in his home state of Kansas, sometimes he just can't.
Take for instance "The 24th," his 2020 movie about an all-Black regiment of soldiers that rebelled in the face of abuse and violence from the Houston police in 1917.
But producers decided that the movie, with a $9 million budget, would be shot in North Carolina because that state offered incentives to filmmakers.
"I had to shoot it in North Carolina because they . . .