WILMINGTON, NC CREW CALL: TNT’s Good Behavior

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UPDATE: It looks like the production is going to need a little more time before the resumes are sent in.  They could be changing the email for resumes as well. So hold off for now.  But just know it’s coming soon! 

NOTE: THIS IS FOR CREW ONLY.

The TNT pilot, Good Behavior, written by Blake Crouch and Chad Hodge and starring Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery  SOON accepting NC film crew resumes.

THIS IS FOR CREW ONLY. NOT FOR EXTRAS.  No official statement has been made in regards to who will be doing the Extras Casting yet, so hold on there background actors.

Shooting will take place in the Wilmington area. Production begins the first week of October. And can I get a big “Woo Hoo” because Randy Sutter (Under the Dome) gets to stay in Wilmywood as he has been named Line Producer!

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GOOD BEHAVIOR – TNT
STATUS: Pre-Production
WRITERS, PRODUCERS: Chad Hodge, Blake Crouch
LP: Randy Sutter
DIRECTOR: Charlotte Sieling
CREW RESUMES: Gonna hold off momentarily

A thief and a con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, one bad decision from implosion — which is exactly how she likes it. Fresh out of prison, Letty is attempting to stay afloat, but when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man’s wife, she sets out to derail the job, putting her on a collision course with the killer and entangling them in a dangerous and seductive relationship.

 

Under the Dome says goodbye after Season 3

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After careful consideration, CBS has decided to end the run of our sci fi show Under the Dome. The season finale will air September 10th.

We thank the network for giving our crew members jobs, our small businesses cash flow, and we will always consider the cast members family.

Thanks for a good run.

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 08/31/2015 NC Film booms Box Office, NC CD picks up GA job, TNT in Wilmywood

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As Box Office Mojo put it, War Room was the story of the weekend!

On Friday, the North Carolina shot (Cabarrus/Mecklenburg counties) faith-based film War Room claimed the #1 spot beating Straight Outta Compton, a feat bigger budget films could not accomplish. War Room took in $4,045,000, on Friday while Compton garnered $3,850,000. In the end however, Straight Outta Compton won the top spot with $13.2M vs War Room with $11M.

Box Office Mojo has more on the story..

Warroom2“Sony’s faith-based film from their Affirm division flew so far under the radar that it didn’t even get a Cinemascore. But it nearly stole Compton’s title and, at the same time, became the biggest hit for the Kendrick brothers, director Alex Kendrick and his writer/producer brother, Stephen. Their modestly-budgeted flicks have a great return on investment. War Room has a reported budget of $3.5M while their 2011 police officer film, Courageous, had a $2M budget, going on to a domestic cume of $34.5. Their 2008 fireman flick, Fireproof, had a $33.5M domestic cume on a budget of $500K.” READ MORE NOW 

AdrenalineNow some of those actors who are in War Room are also starring in this NC shot flick. Adrenaline is showing at Mayfaire’s Regal Cinemas on September 8th 7:30pm. There are only a handful of tickets left. The Adrenaline Barracuda and Chevy Nova will be on display the night of the screening, and you get to hang with the actors!  Get tickets here: https://www.tugg.com/events/30590.  NOTE: Joseph Simpkins says that you cannot show up at the theater and buy your tickets, only through the TUGG link above.

tumblr_static_chris-evans-v_a7431_1_png_640x480_upscale_q90Jobs are slim pickins these days in North Carolina if you are a crew member and many are heading out to as far as Illinois, but Georgia seems to be the most popular location. And that includes casting directors. Although she is not moving, which makes it very difficult when you are a single mother of 3 kids, you gotta go where the work is.
The latest production our lovely local lady, Marty Siu of Marty Siu Casting, is working on is in Savannah, GA.

“I’ll be doing extras casting for the new movie in Savannah, called, Gifted, starring Chris Evans,” says Marty. “It starts filming Oct 7th. Folks can tune in to my website tomorrow for details.”

If you are in the area and would like to work on the flick, head to Marty’s Facebook page.  Congrats on the job girl, but we wish you could stay here!

blakecrouchICYMI: TNT’s Good Behavior is gearing up for pre-production and should be opening offices this week at EUE/Screen Gems. It’s coming from North Carolina native and author Blake Crouch as well as Chad Hodge.  The two are also responsible for the goodness that is FOX’s  Wayward Pines. The drama stars Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION NOW

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North Carolina Natives bring two productions to the state.

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Although there is still no official word from the NC Commerce Dept or the NC Film Office in regards to who indeed got the Dirty Dancing money ($4M), I am still pretty damn certain of at least two out of the three projects that are coming to North Carolina to begin production in October, and we have some North Carolina natives to thank!

First up, TNT’s pilot Good Behavior. It’s already in pre-production on the LA side of things, but from what I’ve heard, offices should open up at EUE/Screen Gems in the next week or so.  For all you Downton Abbey and Wayward Pines fans, you will be quite pleased!  The series is based on the Letty Dobesh books by Wayward Pines author and North Carolina boy, Blake Crouch! We are so proud to welcome him back home!!  He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and he is “excited to be back.”

Good Behavior is written by both Crouch and Chad Hodge. They will serve as executive producers for the show as well.

The show will star Michelle Dockery who you know as Lady Mary Crawley of Downton Abbey.  She will play Letty Dodesh.

The storyline is about “a thief and a con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, one bad decision from implosion — which is exactly how she likes it. Fresh out of prison, Letty is attempting to stay afloat, but when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man’s wife, she sets out to derail the job, putting her on a collision course with the killer and entangling them in a dangerous and seductive relationship.”  Good Behavior should begin production in early October.

danny-mcbride-jody-hillNext up, let’s welcome back Danny and Jody as they bring us the father/son flick The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter. The feature stars Josh Brolin and Danny McBride and the storyline revolves around a nationally known deer hunter who takes his son on a hunting trip. Danny and his partner in crime Jody Hill are the writers and executive producers. The project is coming from Scott Rudin Productions and Rough House. Jody Hill will be directing.  Lila Yacoub is listed as the LP. The PM is Georgie Marquis. Currently, Asheville, NC and Georgia are listed as locations, but I have a feeling it will be shot JoshBrolinsolely in Asheville. From what I have been hearing, they have already been in contact with some members of the film community and could be opening offices in the next week or so. Production should begin mid to late October.

Jody is a North Carolina boy, born in Concord. He and Danny both graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.

McBride and Hill are currently shooting the HBO series Vice Principals in Charleston, SC.  If you remember they wanted to film that show here and had already scouted all the locations.  But when the NCGA screwed up our film incentives, they headed to SC. Before that, they brought HBO’s Eastbound and Down to Wilmywood.

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So yea, I am pretty damn certain these two projects got the Dirty Dancing cash.  Now onto the uncertain third.  You can label this one a “Rumor from the Lot,” but I am hearing rumblings about a reality show picking up some cash as well. Some are saying it is Figure 8 Films, others have no idea, but “Reality Show” is what I keep hearing. I will keep you posted and let you know if there is any truth to this one. If that is indeed true, I am trying to figure out why. Reality Shows only hire about 10 NC film crew members. Maybe they had a small amount of cash left? Maybe someone’s got a friend in high places? Maybe none of this has any validity. We shall see…

Stay tuned!

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NC Film ‘Ashby’ to hit theaters September 25, 2015

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Starring Nat Wolff, Mickey Rourke, Emma Roberts and Sarah Silverman, the feature film Ashby is making its way to select theaters on September 25th.  It will also be up on iTunes on the same day. The film had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival on April 19th. Ashby was filmed in the Charlotte, NC area last summer. The NC Film Office reports that production lasted a little more than 80 days in the state.

Awkward Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) moves to a new town with his single mom (Sarah Silverman) and needs help fitting in. Brainier than his peers, Ed figures playing high school football might be good way to make more friends, but his only new friend Eloise (Emma Roberts) thinks it’s odd. When Ed gets an assignment to write an essay about someone from an older generation, he introduces himself to his neighbor Ashby Holt (Mickey Rourke) and the two embark on an unlikely, immediate friendship. Ashby’s style of tough love takes some getting used to but, over time, Ed learns a lot from Ashby, including how to be courageous… which is very much needed when he learns his new best friend is a former CIA assassin.

 

‘Under the Dome’ and ‘Reckless’ Costume Dept. Sale this Thursday

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In addition to  the Sec Dec and Prop Sale for Under the Dome, there will be a wardrobe sale as well. This sale is ONE DAY only and it is from both CBS shows, Under the Dome and Reckless.

The sale will be open to the public on Thursday, August 27th from 10am-5pm at EUE/Screen Gems Studios, 1223 N 23rd St., at the Costume Department Warehouse 17 & 18.

All parking will be outside the gates.

Please note, they will only be able to take about 20 people back at a time because the warehouses are small, so expect a line.  My advice –  get there early!

Note: CASH ONLY

Under the Dome Set Dec/Prop Sale: Come get a Piece of Dome

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The Under the Dome Set Dec and Prop Sale is coming up at the MCO Warehouse at 802 N. 23rd St.  It will be this Thursday through Saturday, August 27th-29th from 8am – 4:30pm.

There will have over 30,000 sq feet of furniture, art, household items, lighting, books, etc. If you saw it on TV, they have it – from Seasons One, Two and Three of the show.

It will be CASH only and no deliveries. So, hit up the ATM and get your piece of Wilmywood television history from Under the Dome!