The only film production to stake its claim on the Port City so far this year has been approved to receive grant funding from the state. The teen drama “Words on Bathroom Walls,” which is slated to begin filming in early May, is eligible to receive $2,349,415 from the state film grant fund, which has an annual allotment of $30 million, according to a release from Gov. Roy Cooper’s office. Per grant rules, the funding will only be awarded following an audit once production is completed. Based on its application, the project, which will be based at EUE/Screen Gems Studios, is expected to spend more than $9.3 million locally and hire around 120 crew. The project, which is based on the young adult novel by Julia Walton, has been on a casting spree in recent weeks as it prepares to go before cameras in Wilmington.