THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/29/2013 Listening Tour, Savage Wolverine, Christmas in Conway, Starring NC!

Happy Friday Wilmywood!  Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving.  There wasn’t a lot of Sleepy Hollow action on location this week, but coming up next week they will be all over the place, mostly downtown.

Secretary-Sharon-DeckerHave a few reminders today!  The 2013 Listening Tour is Monday, December 2, BUT YOU MUST REGISTER BY TODAY.    The state secretary of commerce Sharon Decker will be in Wilmington to hear your stories, concerns and ideas.  She welcomes all economic development professionals, business leaders, community officials and other stakeholders in the Southeast Prosperity Zone to voice their ideas, concerns, recommendations and barriers to economic growth in their counties, including the film industry. She wants to take those stories back with her Raleigh.  Joining her will be senior advisor Tony Almeida. Aaron Syrett from the NC Film Office will be in the audience. It will take place 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Windell Daniels Hall (fifth floor) at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station, 502 N. Front St. So, ALL NC  CREW, VENDORS and SUPPORTERS, come out and tell Sharon THANK YOU for her support of NC film and share why the incentive is important to you.  REGISTER NOW!  Email ListeningTours@nccommerce.com by Friday with “Southeast” in the subject line.tscc3

WolverineSavageTOMORROW: Our local boy, Scott Lope, animal advocate and OFFICIALLY comic book writer, will be signing copies of Savage Wolverine Issue#12 at 1pm at Memory Lane Comics‘ new location, 5214 Market St., in Market Station.  It’s the perfect day to get your copy as it is Small Business Saturday!   Scott was the 2009 Animal Planet’s Hero of the Year as well as star of Discovery Channel’s Wild Animal Repo.  READ THE ENTIRE STORY.  

Christmas in Conway hits the small screen on Sunday on ABC (locally WWAY) at 9pm EST. The movie stars Mary-Louise Parker, Andy Garcia and Mandy Moore.

It’s a beautiful story of a man so in love with his wife that he will do anything to make her happy — even building a Ferris wheel in their back yard. But the next-door neighbor isn’t exactly thrilled. She’s determined to win Conway’s best-decorated-yard contest, and she has the law on her side — her brother just happens to be the town sheriff! Tears and laughter — an entertaining mix in this new Hallmark Hall of Fame production.

There are only 17 hours left for The North Carolina Museum of History‘s Indiegogo Campaign.  They are planning a yearlong celebration of filmmaking in the state.  Named  Starring North Carolina!  the celebration will feature:  the first major exhibit about the Tar Heel State’s role in filmmaking, activities that reveal North Carolina stars, filming locations, and references, a film festival and a film series, and more! The celebration is slated to start November  2014.  If you have a couple of bucks to spare, please donate to their crowdfunder!  DONATE NOW!

keepncMake sure you are a part of the movement, you are a voter, you have a voice.  Help end the “sunset” permanently, keep the film incentives indefinitely! Visit KEEPNCFILM.org NOW and LIKE their Facebook page

39th Annual People's Choice Awards - ShowREMINDER:  Voting in The People’s Choice Awards is still happening!  Make sure to vote, vote, and vote again for your NC FILM favorites. Finalist voting ends on Thursday, December 5th!  Check out the list of NC Nominees NOW!

Tis the season!  Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday!  Make sure to shop at one of your local stores!  Oh, did I mention ours?From now until Monday, when you shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop, you will get FREE Standard Shipping on minimum order of 2 items. Enter Promo Code: 2FREESHIP during checkout.  Get it before Christmas!  Deadline for orders to arrive before Christmas is set for December 13. SHOP NOW!

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

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ATTENTION NC FILM SUPPORTERS: Register by Friday!

Secretary-Sharon-DeckerThe opportunity to voice your idea and concerns about the North Carolina Film Industry is coming on Monday, December 2.    The state secretary of commerce Sharon Decker will be in Wilmington to hear your stories of the impact film has had on our lives.  She wants to take those stories back with her Raleigh.  Joiingr her will be senior advisor Tony Almeida. Aaron Syrett from the NC Film Office will be in the audience. You are invited to attend the The 2013 Listening Tour session BUT YOU MUST REGISTER BY THIS FRIDAY!

It will take place 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Windell Daniels Hall (fifth floor) at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station, 502 N. Front St.

So who exactly is Sharon Decker?  Sharon Decker is our NC Secretary of Commerce, and has been an outspoken proponent of the NC film industry since she started in that role.  Do you remember when IM 3 did the crew shows in Wilmington? She was there that night and introduced the film and briefly spoke to the house.  

So, ALL NC  CREW, VENDORS and SUPPORTERS, come out and tell Sharon THANK YOU for her support of NC film and share why the incentive is important to you.

REGISTER NOW!  Email ListeningTours@nccommerce.com by Friday with “Southeast” in the subject line.

SLEEPY HOLLOW RATINGS: Did Sleepy Hollow Receive Sanctuary?

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The dots are connecting.  Let’s find out who was there to witness it.  The overnight numbers are in.  Last week, The Necromancer took  7 million viewers on a journey garnering a 2.5.  Sanctuary (Episode 9) along with other TV shows, felt the hustle and bustle of the start of the holiday season.  The 9th installment fell 3/10ths holding on to only  5.82 million viewers A18-49 with a 2.2 average.  As always, we still need to see if SH will adjust up or down later in the day.  Oh, tis the season ::::SIGH::::

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Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, November 18, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10:PM) 3.3/9 11.29
CBS How I Met Your Mother 2.9/8 8.02
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10:01PM) 2.2/6 14.24
FOX Almost Human 1.9/5 6.56
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.4/1 1.02
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.7/7 7.90
9:00 CBS Mike & Molly 2.5/6 8.43
FOX Sleepy Hollow 2.2/6 5.82
CW Beauty & the Beast 0.3/1 0.83
9:30 CBS Mom 2.2/6 7.30
10:00 NBC The Blacklist 3.0/8 10.83
ABC Castle 2.1/6 11.35
CBS Hostages 1.1/3 4.57

KEVIN SIZEMORE: A Special Message to Wilmywood

kevin-sizemoreMost Domies will agree Kevin Sizemore‘s time in Wilmington during Under the Dome was not long enough.  Speaking with so many, they will tell you he is adored for his charm and his kind spirit to all who meet him.  He instantly became part of our Wilmywood family.  As you can tell, there is a special place in his heart for Wilmington as well.  But let’s not forget about Terry Kiser, another great actor who graced us with his presence in one of our favorite movies from the 80’s in Weekend at Bernie’s!  Well, the two have teamed up with a great cast in A Christmas Tree Miracle. As an added bonus for all you Love Boat fans, Kevin_ChristmasJill Whelan (Vicki Stubing) also stars. It’s gonna be a great stocking-stuffer, however, I can’t wait.  The only place I am stuffing this movie is in my DVD player!  Stat!  I absolutely love heart-warming holiday stories that make you forget about the big box hustle and bustle that comes with Christmas.  This 5 Star Dove Foundation rated film comes out December 2nd, but you can get the DVD and some great merchandise from the movie.  CHECK IT OUT NOW!  And while you’re at it, give Kevin and the cast some love on the movie’s Facebook page!

More about A Christmas Tree Miracle:

The George family had it all — a beautiful home, the newest cars, and a tree full of presents every year for Christmas. The only thing they were missing was…each other. When the father, David (Kevin Sizemore), loses his high-paying job, the Georges soon begin losing all the finer things they had become accustomed to, including their home. All seems lost until an act of kindness by David leads to an act of kindness provided in return. An eccentric Christmas tree farmer, Henry Banks (Terry Kiser), befriends the family and welcomes them to stay with him indefinitely at his farm house. On the farm, without the distractions of material goods, the family grows closer. They learn that no amount of money or fancy clothes can replace the closeness and love of family. “A Christmas Tree Miracle” reminds us that in the holiday season, the best gifts in life are the simple ones and, miracles do happen, if you believe.

ResurrectionSo what else has Kevin been up to?  Well, he’s moved on from Chester’s Mill, but he will yet again be faced with things far from reality as we know it. Kevin’s landed a reoccurring role in the ABC Drama, Resurrection.  Spoiler TV has been following Kevin and wrote, “Following his memorable recurring role as Paul Randolph, the man who shot the Dome, in the summer hit Under the Dome, Kevin once again finds himself in a small close knit town dealing with an unexplainable phenomenon.”  Well put!  Resurrection, like Under the Dome is based in a small town as well as based on a novel .  The Returned by Jason Mottby.  The show is about the people of Arcadia, Missouri whose lives are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly begin to return.  Get ready for the premiere Sunday, March 9 at 10/9c on ABC.

On a personal note, Kevin, I appreciate your kind words and we are all grateful that we got the chance to spend time with you while you were here! We can’t wait for you to come back!  Love and more love from Wilmywood!!

INTERVIEW: Amandla Stenberg talks about Sleepy Hollow, No Kid Hungry and more.

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The big debut episode for Jill Marie Jones and Amandla Stenberg is tonight on Sleepy Hollow!  We’ve been talkin’ about them for weeks, so glad to finally see them on the small screen!  Amandla joined me on The Sunny Morning show today and let me just say she is so stinkin’ cute I wanna squeeze her til she pops!!  Hear the cuteness for yourself!  She talks about Sleepy Hollow, her advocacy with No Kid Hungry and a little Catching Fire. I’ve got the whole interview –  LISTEN NOW!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/25/2013 Amandla Stenberg talks No Kid Hungry, Sleepy Hollow, and more.

Happy Monday!  Guess what day it is!  GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS!  Sleepy Hollow Day!!!  Woo Hoo!  On tonight’s episode, (Episode 9 “Sanctuary”) Ichabod and Abbie investigate a missing persons case and the search leads to a colonial-era house which holds secrets from Ichabod’s past…and unleashes a long-dormant evil!

Amandla+StenbergOkay that’s all good, but let’s get to the best part!  The big debut episode for Jill Marie Jones and Amandla Stenberg!  We’ve been talkin’ about them for weeks, so glad to finally see them on the small screen!  Amandla joined me on The Sunny Morning show this morning!  And let me just say she is so stinkin’ cute I wanna squeeze her til she pops!!  Hear the cuteness for yourself!  I’ve got the whole interview –  LISTEN NOW!

Tonight competing for viewers with Sleepy Hollow is CBS’ Mike & Molly which will feature three actresses that spent some time this past summer in Wilmington. Melissa McCarthy (of course), Susan Sarandon (Tammy) and Katy Mixon (Eastbound and Down).  So we will have a bit of a Wilmywood Film reunion!  Nyambi Nyambi, who is the sweetest guy and was here visiting during Tammy, tweeted.  I will try to get up with him today for more details about tonight’s episode.

Over the weekend, my friend Shaun and I took the liberty of answering a lot of questions that people have about the NC Film Incentives and film questions in general.

QUESTION: What’s the difference between North Carolina’s Film Incentives and Georgia’s?  ANSWER.

QUESTION:  Everyone is talking about a sunset when it comes to the film incentives.  What exactly is a “sunset?” ANSWER.

QUESTION: So why does North Carolina need film incentives anyway? ANSWER.

QUESTION:  What film incentives do the other states offer?  ANSWER.

QUESTION: Do the tax payers pay for police officers and fireman when used on a movie set?  ANSWER.

keepncMake sure you are a part of the movement, you are a voter, you have a voice.  Help end the “sunset” permanently, keep the film incentives indefinitely! Visit KEEPNCFILM.org NOW and LIKE their Facebook page

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39th Annual People's Choice Awards - ShowREMINDER:  Voting in The People’s Choice Awards is still happening!  Make sure to vote, vote, and vote again for your NC FILM favorites. Finalist voting ends on Thursday, December 5th!  Check out the list of NC Nominees NOW!

weremillersWe’re the Millers, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis is now available on DVD & Blu Ray.  BUY IT NOW from The Wilmywood Daily’s A-Store, powered by Amazon.com

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.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

WILMYWOOD DAILY EXCLUSIVE: Marvel’s Savage Wolverine

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scott lopeI am so excited to get the exclusive on this story.  Our boy, Scott Lope, the founder of Animal Warriors based right here in Wilmington, is now officially a comic book writer!  Who is Scott Lope?  For those who don’t know, Scott is a major animal advocate and was deemed Animal Planet’s Hero of the WARepoYear just a couple of years ago for the work that he did with lions and tigers.  You may have spotted him on the Discovery Channel as the star of Wild Animal Repo (First two episodes are available on Netflix).

Scott is always looking for new avenues to raise awareness about the plight of wild animals.  One medium that has rarely touched on this subject is super hero comic books.  He was able to take his passion to pen and as a lifetime comic geek, found the perfect place to tell the story.  He was hired by Marvel to write a kick ass Wolverine story with superstar artist Phil Jimenez.  The result is Savage Wolverine issues 12 and 13.

“In telling this awesome Wolverine story, we found the perfect place to really make people understand the severity of the poaching epidemic on rhinos and elephants,” Scott said.  “This is truly an extinction event that most people have no idea is happening as we speak.”  He really turned the light on in my brain when he said,  “an elephant is killed for its ivory tusks every 15 minutes.”

elephantWhat?  So, lemme get this straight, while I am watching Sleepy Hollow, there are four elephants killed.  That’s four elephants that are never coming back.  That blows my mind.

The first part of the story (Savage Wolverine issue 12) goes on sale Wednesday, November 27th.  It will be available at all comic book stores nationwide as well as a digital download on Marvel.com.

elephantsThe best part (and why I truly LOVE this guy) is that a big portion of any money he personally receives from this project will go to SanWild Rhino Sanctuary in South Africa to protect the animals he so dearly loves!

If you want to help Scott and his Animal Warriors or get involved in any way, contact Scott directly through his facebook page!