CBS wants you to ‘Take Home the Dome’


CBS is giving you a chance to Take Home the Dome. Here’s your chance to own a few props & memorabilia from our Wilmywood show Under the Dome.

On November 30, fans of Under The Dome from around the world will have the opportunity to take home a part of the show when leading Hollywood collectibles auction site ScreenBid hosts an exclusive online auction of more than 500 production-used props, wardrobe items, set decorations, and other memorabilia from the CBS Television Studios produced series.

Under The Dome auction items are available now for preview.

Bidding will begin on November 30 and begin closing December 7.

Highlights from the auction include:

  • Chester’s Mill Map
  • Barbie’s Dog Tag
  • Angie’s Waitress Name Tag
  • Linda’s Engagement Ring
  • Rebecca’s Notebook
  • Pauline’s Sketchbook
  • Angie’s Bloody Bracelet
  • Christine’s Amethyst Ring
  • Dawn’s Bassinet
  • Angie’s City Postcards
  • Pauline’s Postcards to Lyle
  • Aktaion Energy Mug
  • Broken Dome Egg with Base
  • Dome Edge Rubber Asphalt
  • Sweetbriar Rose Diner Blood Rain-Stained Awning
  • Joe’s Dog Graphic T-Shirt Outfit

Fans can preview the auction online NOW at

Source: CBS

NC Filmmaker heats things up in Wilmington.


Wilmington in Fire: Thalian Hall, Main Stage on Saturday at 3:45pm.

The 21st Cucalorus Film Festival is officially in full swing. Today is day two and they will be showcasing a full slate of films all throughout downtown.

Over 250 flicks all week long, and new this year, the Cucalorus Connect Conference.

The hardest decision for anyone this year will be which films to see.  If you follow me via social media, you know which one I would send you to.  The highly anticipated documentary Wilmington On Fire, what director Christopher Everett calls, “Wilmington’s best kept secret.”

The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 was a bloody attack on the African-American community by a heavily armed white mob with the support of the North Carolina Democratic Party on November 10, 1898 here in Wilmington. It’s so hard to imagine that this actually took place. How was any human being okay with this?  It simply blows by mind! This week is the 117 year anniversary of the horrific event.


I asked Chris why it was so important for him personally to tell this story.

I’ve always had a love for researching and learning more about African-American history, especially history that is rarely discussed or talked about. That was one of the main reasons why I decided to do a film on the 1898 Massacre in Wilmington, North Carolina. I really wanted to make a film from the perspective of the African-American victims and also how the Coup plotters were able to pull of this horrific event that changed the course of American history forever. I want this film to really engage and start dialogue on this history along with current race relations not only in Wilmington and throughout North Carolina, but all over America. The discussion of economic reparations must be brought to the mainstream for these atrocities such as the Wilmington Massacre and I hope this film will lead the way towards that.

It is considered one of the only successful examples of a coup d’état in the United States that left countless numbers of African-American citizens dead and exiled from the city. This event was the spring board for the white supremacy movement and Jim Crow segregation throughout the state of North Carolina and the American South. “Wilmington on Fire” gives a compelling historical and present day look at this event showing how the violent overthrow of an existing government not only cemented white supremacy in the city of Wilmington and the state of North Carolina but also throughout the United States of America.

Everett is from Laurinburg and a proud NC Filmmaker. He has been working on this documentary for years and now we FINALLY get to see it.

Wilmington on Fire will screen at Thalian Hall, Main Stage on Saturday at 3:45pm. Get your tickets now before it sells out and get there early!cucalorus-header

The soundtrack for Wilmington on Fire was released yesterday. GO TO SOUNDCLOUD NOW

Wilmington on Fire Social Media Links:
Facebook: Wilmington on Fire
Twitter: @wilmington1898
YouTube: wilmingtononfire

Visit for a complete schedule of events or print out the schedule via PDF

Upcoming Feature Film for North Carolina?


It looks like a feature film that’s in active development wants to head to Yadkin County. The feature film Abundant Acreage Available starring Birdman‘s Amy Ryan as well as Beau Bridges has listed East Bend, NC as a location for the upcoming production. It’s a humorous an unflinching look at the questions of loss, impermanence, and the notion of home. On a 50 acre North Carolina Farm, that aging siblings of two intimately connected families come to terms with the death of their parents.

Producing is Kate Churchill (Spotlight). The screenplay was written by Angus MacLachlan (Junebug).  The film also stars Tracy Letts who was here for Homeland and Steve Coulter who has been here quite a few times before for Arthur Newman, The Conjuring and the latest, Ashby.

There are no start dates as of yet.  I’ll post when I get more details.

TNT’s Good Behavior: That’s a Wrap!



The good boys and girls will be finishing their final shots in Wilmington late, late tonight, so…Thank you to TNT along with Executive Producers Chad Hodge and North Carolina proud Blake Crouch for keeping NC film jobs rolling, for shopping at our local businesses, and for feasting at our local restaurants and on our local catering! Thanks to Michelle Dockery, Juan Diego Botto and the rest of the cast for being so kind and as the crew have said “so great to work with.”

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – Surpasses One Million Views: THANK YOU!


Wow, it feels like I started this here adventure just yesterday. Okay, after a split hair reverie of the summer of 2014 and the hell it put us through, leading the charge to save film, I take that back. It feels like a lifetime. But no matter the length of time, it’s all relative.  At least that’s what Dr. Who would say. But I digress…

THANK YOU NC Film Fans! I realized we surpassed one million views a few days ago and I was like WOH! I cannot thank ALL OF YOU enough for your readership.

From the locals here in North Carolina to the NC Film fans from Canada to Russia to England and even Turkey. Thank you for taking the time to read the scoop.

Thank you to the actors, the crew, the producers for keeping me in the loop, for the “rumors from the lot,” to your favorite restaurants around town, it’s because of you that Wilmington, NC is more and more on the minds of folks when thinking of filming destinations. And as you know that leads to more productions coming and an increase in tourism which means more traffic for those small businesses who benefit from film.

It’s been exceptionally wonderful to educate TV and movie fans about just how many productions filmed here. Out-of-towners get so excited when they learn that Weekend at Bernies or The Conjuring, or even Firestarter filmed here. They simply light up!

Wilmington has been many things: Chester’s Mill, Tree Hill, New York City, Sleepy Hollow and everything in between. You can always transform this wonderful city, but you can’t change what it means to all of us who call this place home. I simply LOVE this town! And I love you! Blogging for The Wilmywood Daily is a passion. It’s a passion because of you my NC Film Crew – I am passionate about you!

So raise your glass! Here’s to you! Thank you and may there be 10 million more views to come!

Some hope for two NC Films: Galifianakis / Beckinsale flicks


Bloomberg Business is releasing some news tht could give us a little ray of hope for two NC Films that were produced last year.  If you remember, both Masterminds (Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis) and The Disappointments Room (Kate Beckinsale) were put on hold indefinitely due to Relativity Media LLC’s bankruptcy filing.  However, it is now being reported that Relativity Media’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh  has found a way to “keep control of his bankrupt movie studio and possibly allow stalled films to make their way into theaters.”

Relativity went to court on Monday to seek approval of a plan that will help its TV unit exit bankruptcy as early as October 20th and allow Kavanaugh to keep the rest company.  Another hearing is today regarding the TV unit, however, we will still be waiting for the film side of the business to see it’s fate. It’s currently in TBD mode.

Relativity Bankruptcy Plan Lets Kavanaugh Keep `Masterminds’

$30M NC Film Grant will be ready for apps in November.


I figured you’ve been wondering now that the budget is complete, where’s all the prospective productions?  Been crickets for the last few weeks.  Well, the language is still being worked out.  Lauren over at the Triangle Business Journal reports that the North Carolina Department of Commerce is still in the “public comment phase of drafting the grant guidelines.” All written comments will be accepted until November 6th.  If you wanna go and person to file a comment, you have until October 29th to do so, but you have to head to Raleigh to do it.

After that , the guidelines will then become effective on November 9th. Applications for the grant will be accepted soon thereafter, but there is no definite date as of yet.


Hollywood must wait until November to apply for film grants in North Carolina