WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD!
First up is the financial film report for NC…it’s looking good my friends! As the first quarter of 2013 comes to an end, the North Carolina Film Office (NCFO) reports “record-breaking numbers for the state’s film industry.” From NCFilm, they explain, “Over 20 productions have indicated they intend to film, or have already begun filming, in North Carolina, with a total direct in-state spend in excess of $138 million while creating more than 13,000 job opportunities, including 2,100 well-paying crew positions for the state’s highly skilled film professionals.”
My favorite part? They went on to say… “Much of the new-found success of the North Carolina film industry is directly attributed to the bi-partisan legislation in 2010 that created a 25 percent refundable tax credit for productions, based on their direct in-state spending on goods, services and labor.” DAMN RIGHT!!! KEEP THE FILM INCENTIVES!
Can I get a SWEET AMEN!
Now, let’s break down what else is going on…
The NBC Revolution team might be rethinking moving (RUMORS: to Charlotte, Raleigh or Atlanta) if a second season is ordered. I’m thinking that CGI was good enough for season one, so why not continue cuz hey, if it ain’t broke…ya know!
Now as for our Spielberg/King CBS show, Under the Dome, the big flamin’ shoot is today and tomorrow. Yep, the big house fire will be at Wallace Park…it’s already under way…they will be shooting today and tomorrow from 7a to 7p. As far as storyline goes, a house catches on fire and sets another house ablaze.
Police and neighbors try to put it out, but they can’t use water to put the fire out so they will have to use another source, which I will not say. I don’t want to give it all away. But I can say after all is said and done and the show airs, there will be explosions too. The controlled burn will be monitored by the Wilmington Fire Department who will be on site at all times for safety.
The awesome set guys built 2 facades of houses (build with wood – empty inside) and are located at Wallace park. They have over 100 cast and crew members involved. This is gonna me awesome! Under the Dome premieres on CBS June 24.
Now just about EVERYONE is stoked about this flick. The big budget, Tammy. It stars Identity Thief’s Melissa McCarthy and is coming along just fine in pre-production mode here in Wilmington. Production begins around May 6th. We had rumored reports about Shirley MacClaine but she is out and guess who is in? Kathy Bates! Plus, we round the incredible cast with Susan Sarandon! Wow! I wanna meet all three!
Post your comments below. That’s a wrap!