THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/22/2014 Sleepy Hollow ratings & cast additions, NC Film across the state and more.

Please join the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County for a press conference today at NOON, on the Wilmington Riverwalk, across from the Federal building. They will announce Wilmington’s “official” ranking among the USA Today “10Best” Readers’ Choice Awards in the category of “Best American Riverfront.” So, yeah, we nailed it, come on out during lunch and celebrate!

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LOCATION ALERT:
The Choice is on private property today.
Secrets and Lies will be shooting at the Blue Post on S. Water St. and the surrounding areas.
Sleepy Hollow heads to the sound stages.

In the ratings, Sleepy Hollow is on the rise!  They earned a 1.8 which was a tenth from last week’s 1.7 among Adults 18-49 rating.

Michelle_BuffyAlso announced yesterday, Buffy the Vampire Slayer vet Michelle Trachtenberg has landed a guest role on Sleepy Hollow as the first lady Abigail Adams. TV Line reports that she had a secret life that involved Katrina Crane. READ MORE NOW

AROUND THE STATE:
The reboot for the feature film Vacation is taking a break from Atlanta to film day one of three in the Charlotte area. They will be shooting at the training center for white water rafting.  Oh Lord, this outta be good! LOL  The comedy stars Ed Helms, Christina Apple Gate, Chris Hemsworth and others with a cameo of course from Clark and Ellen Griswold.

The Kate Beckinsale feature The Disappointments Room will wrap this Friday. Yesterday, they were shooting at the Railroad Depot in Madison (Rockingham County) and then they moved onto some driving scenes.

Meanwhile Senate Speaker Phil Berger was invited to set yesterday, but he refused.  Perhaps because he was too busy protesting gay marriage?  Charles Rourk reports.

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ICYMI: The 2015 People’s Choice Awards Nominees have been announced.  Check out the list of NC Film nominees. GO THERE NOW

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1900 Restaurant and Lounge will be hosting a Bring Back Film party on Wednesday, October 29th. The party begins at 7pm. They are raising awareness not money and there is no cover charge.

ONE STOP VOTING begins tomorrow. Please get out and vote and bring a friend to the polls. EDUCATE YOURSELF NOW ON CANDIDATES

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting runs through October 28, 2014

EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014

LIST OF WHO VOTED FOR AND AGAINST FILM: NCGA_FilmmakersVotingGuide_2014

Still looking for MORE volunteers at the polls!  We are looking for folks who are pro-NC Film to work in 2 hour shifts at the one stop early voting (October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014) locations and on Election day (November 4, 2014) in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County locations.GET MORE DETAILS NOW

Steve Unger is running against Pender County’s Chris “Anti-Film” Millis for NC House District 16. DONATE TO STEVE UNGER’S CAMPAIGN NOW! 

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

 

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/21/2014 ‘Vacation’ Reboot visits Charlotte, NC, Bring Back Film Party at 1900, and more.

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The reboot of Vacation that is currently shooting in Atlanta has made it’s way into Charlotte. They will be shooting tomorrow. The movie stars Ed Helms (Rusty), Christina Applegate (Debbie), Leslie Mann (Audrey) and Chris Hemsworth (Stone Crandall, Rusty’s “irritatingly successful” brother-in-law) to name a few.
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Here’s the synopsis: Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

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Sleepy Hollow as well as Secrets & Lies are not on location today.

The Choice, however, will be back in the intracastoal waterway before they head to a local favorite. Brasserie du Soliel. And to be fair, it’s also a celebrity favorite, too :)

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And speaking of local favorites….1900 Restaurant and Lounge will be hosting a Bring Back Film party on Wednesday, October 29th. The party begins at 7pm. They are raising awareness not money and there is no cover charge.

DeathBedDeath Bed: The Play That Bites
October 23- 31
8pm Thurs-Sat, 3pm Sun October 23-26, 8pm Wed-Fri October 29-31
Written by Gwenyfar Rohler, Directed by Steve Vernon

The old story of a man, a dream & a struggle to the death with killer furniture. The lost 70’s cult classic is coming to the stage, live in 3-D this fall!

In 1973 George Barry wrote, directed, and produced Death Bed: The Bed That Eats.  It would not be officially released until 2003 (then on DVD) but would go on to become a cult classic through a pirated edition in Europe.

Wilmington’s own inventor Jock Brandis worked on Death Bed as a Gaffer and made The Bed actually “eat.” Patton Oswalt made the rediscovered film famous through his material lamenting that someone put money into Death Bed but he can’t get his work made. Jock is actually the guy Oswalt is making fun of for making The Bed.

Gwenyfar has adapted the film to the stage and added a “making of” element to Act One.  GET MORE DETAILS 

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting runs through October 28, 2014

EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014

LIST OF WHO VOTED FOR AND AGAINST FILM: NCGA_FilmmakersVotingGuide_2014

Still looking for MORE volunteers at the polls!  We are looking for folks who are pro-NC Film to work in 2 hour shifts at the one stop early voting (October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014) locations and on Election day (November 4, 2014) in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County locations.GET MORE DETAILS NOW

Steve Unger is running against Pender County’s Chris “Anti-Film” Millis for NC House District 16. DONATE TO STEVE UNGER’S CAMPAIGN NOW! 

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/20/2014 The Choice, Bolden, Voting Volunteers and more.

It’s Day 6 and it was a chilly but beautiful start for The Choice. They are on the intracoastal waterway doing some beautiful sunrise crane shots from a boat. Thankfully it will be warming up to day for the addition boat shots.

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Secrets and Lies is back in their hood in Porter’s Neck and Sleepy Hollow heads to Brunswick County in Winnabow.

And yes another Sleepy night tonight! Woo Hoo! Get ready for the strike of The Weeping Lady. 9pm est onFOX!

BOLDEN: Marty Siu Casting is working with Fincannon & Associates with the extras casting for BOLDEN, scheduled to film here late this fall. AFRICAN-AMERICANS are hugely needed for this project later this year.  So, spread the details to all your AA friends.  Here’s the scoop:

Scene details will come later, but for now, we are seeking African American background actors, ages 18 +, with no tattoos, no piercings (small ear piercings are okay, but no gauges) and no hair highlights, who are local to the Wilmington, N.C. area. These are for flashback scenes from the 1890s – 1930s, so we need as natural looking people as possible, to portray that time period.

If you’d like to work in this movie, please follow these steps. Instructions for submitting:

#1. Create an account on www.makescenes.com, using the authorization code, “buddy”. Make sure your picture uploads. If you have trouble, resize your photo to a smaller size, and try again.

#2. Watch Marty’s Casting Facebook page for updates.

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PRO FILM VOTING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT BOARD OF ELECTIONS (just off S. College Rd.) FOR: Thursday, October 23rd!! Need folks to volunteer for 2-4 hours simply handing out flyers.
TIME: 8 am-12pm and 4pm-8pm.  PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP if you can volunteer! sheila_brothers@yahoo.com

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting runs through October 28, 2014

EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014

LIST OF WHO VOTED FOR AND AGAINST FILM: NCGA_FilmmakersVotingGuide_2014

Still looking for MORE volunteers at the polls!  We are looking for folks who are pro-NC Film to work in 2 hour shifts at the one stop early voting (October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014) locations and on Election day (November 4, 2014) in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County locations.GET MORE DETAILS NOW

Steve Unger is running against Pender County’s Chris “Anti-Film” Millis for NC House District 16. DONATE TO STEVE UNGER’S CAMPAIGN NOW! 

MOST POPULAR THIS WEEK:

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/17/2014 Cucalorus Party, Wilmywood Seance, Bolden and more.

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Looking for something SCARY and fun just in time for Halloween?

Paranormal Illusionist Aiden Sinclair is back and he  has acquired an exhibit of some of the most Haunted Items in the world!

From October 18th thru November 1st, these infamous artifacts from the past will be displayed within a private parlor constructed at The Browncoat Theatre, in Wilmington, North Carolina. Only 12 people per showing will be admitted to the room for a Séance of the Spirits these artifacts are said to contain. GET DETAILS NOW

Bolden has named their extras casting director. They have been shooting in Atlanta. Their next stop is Wilmington.  They will also be shooting in New Orleans in January.  They will be shooting later this year. It could be the end of November or early December. SO, WHO IS IT?

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Not much going on on location today. The Choice is shooting on private property, though you might see them later this evening on Market St. Secrets and Lies is in Porter’s Neck and Sleepy Hollow is on their sound stages today.

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You gotta few extra hours to donate to the Cucalorus Kickstarter.  Plus, Cucalorus’ 20th birthday party is tonight at Bakery 105!  The party is free and open to the public, but if you donate to the Kickstarter campaign (either online or at the party), you can get drink tickets. Woop Woop!

Visit  FB event page NOW   DONATE TO KICKSTARTER NOW!

Last week, the protesting continued, and here’s what you had to say about the state of the slate!

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting runs through October 28, 2014

EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014

LIST OF WHO VOTED FOR AND AGAINST FILM: NCGA_FilmmakersVotingGuide_2014

Still looking for MORE volunteers at the polls!  We are looking for folks who are pro-NC Film to work in 2 hour shifts at the one stop early voting (October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014) locations and on Election day (November 4, 2014) in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County locations.GET MORE DETAILS NOW

Steve Unger is running against Pender County’s Chris “Anti-Film” Millis for NC House District 16. DONATE TO STEVE UNGER’S CAMPAIGN NOW! 

MOST POPULAR THIS WEEK:

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

‘Bolden’ names Extras Casting Director

MartySiuBolden has named their extras casting director. They have been shooting in Atlanta. Their next stop is Wilmington. They head to New Orleans in January for about a week. They will be shooting in Wilmywood later this year. It could be the end of November or early December. So, please congratulate Marty Siu of Marty Siu Casting. She will have more details on her casting facebook page later today or over the weekend.  Marty is currently working on the Nicholas Sparks feature, The Choice. Good to know many will be working during the holidays! Congrats Marty!

NC Film and small businesses that benefit.

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Even though I have said this until I am blue in the face, it seems as though the message isn’t getting out there enough. 4200 people who hold full time jobs in the film industry isn’t the whole story; it’s just a part of it. Small businesses benefit from film in a big way. Talk to folks at The Ivy Cottage, Triangle Rent a Car, Old Books on Front, Manna, Brown Dog Coffee Co., Image Monster, etc. 100s of small businesses benefit from our NC Film Industry. Even Barber Shops.

Meet Mr. Graham. I did a story on him a few months back. (SEE STORY NOW), but if you have never met him, you probably didn’t realize he would be one of your favorite folks who live in Wilmington. With his infectious joyful personality and smile, he tells the story of how proud he is to support NC Film. Mr. Graham owns the barber shop at 5th and Castle Sts.  He had the opportunity to work with the film industry on Under the Dome. Listen to what he has to say. He has just one of 100s of stories that our politicians need to hear.

So, how can you help save NC Film? The majority of the general public loves the film industry here and agrees it needs to stay. So, get out and vote wisely. I can help you in a few counties.

FRIENDS of the NC Film Industry:
New Hanover: Elizabeth Redenbaugh, Betsy Jordan, Susi Hamilton, Ted Davis, Frank Iler
Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender: Ernie Ward
Pender, Onslow: Steve Unger
Bladen, Columbus, Robeson: Ken Waddell
Guilford, Rockingham: William Osborne
Guilford: Scott Jones

LIST OF WHO VOTED FOR AND AGAINST FILM: NCGA_FilmmakersVotingGuide_2014

Still looking for MORE volunteers at the polls!  We are looking for folks who are pro-NC Film to work in 2-4 hour shifts at the one stop early voting (October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014) locations and on Election day (November 4, 2014) in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County locations. GET MORE DETAILS NOW

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting runs through October 28, 2014

EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014