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Charlotte filmmaker chosen for Showtime pilot

Local filmmaker Tim Vogel has been selected to work on a new 20th Century Fox Television pilot for Showtime that’s being filmed in the Charlotte region.

Preproduction work has begun in Charlotte for the psychological thriller, “Homeland.”

Vogel, president of Charlotte-based Lancer Entertainment Group, said he’s scheduled to work as visual effects supervisor and do postproduction work on the show.

He has produced more than 3,000 commercials and directed short films, including “Careful What You Wish For,” which was filmed in the Lake Norman area last year.

Vogel said he connected with 20th Century Fox for the project through ReelWorks Studios, an uptown Charlotte company that does TV and film production work, editing and animation.

Lancer is at ReelWorks Studios, as is 20th Century Fox’s production office for Homeland, Vogel said.

Howard Gordon, former “24″ and “The X-Files” executive producer and writer, is producing and co-writing “Homeland.” “Dexter” director Michael Cuesta is directing, and Claire Danes has the female lead.

“We’re all hoping Homeland is a big hit because it will mean extended work for the Charlotte area,” Vogel said.

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