We’ve had a few holiday movies pass through this fabulous city, so I thought I would share a few with you this week! Today, we feature The Angel Doll: Shot in 2000 in Wilmington, NC as well as Memphis, TN (at St. Jude), this holiday movie stars our beloved Pat Hingle, Betsy Brantley, Beatrice Bush and Nick Searcy. It’s the story of two small town boys from different sides of the tracks: 1950’s childhood and self-redemption. Young “Whitey” Black (so called because of a tuft of blanched hair on the left side of his head) lives in poverty with his single mother and ailing, four-year old sister, Sandy. Just across town, young Jerry Barlow lives the advantages of a middle class lifestyle with both parents and his younger brother. When mischief casts Whitey and Jerry into a shared paper route, Jerry quickly learns of Whitey’s desire to buy his sister an angel doll for Christmas. Even though no such dolls exist in their hometown, Whitey, Jerry and a host of colorful characters set out in search of Sandy’s gift. Along the way, reversals of fortune, theft, prejudice and, ultimately, the boy’s friendship opens their eyes to the vastness of the small town around them.
Late Friday morning, I broke the news that DiNovi Pictures along with Nicolas Sparks is taking “The Best of Me” to New Orleans. Even though just 2 months ago they were still keeping Wilmington in mind, as Nicolas Sparks is a North Carolina native, they made the switch to Louisiana soon after. No word about the possibility of any footage being shot here at all. The Production Weekly states they begin production in March. If anything changes, I will let you know.
Finalist voting for the People’s Choice Awards wrapped up on the 6th and boy did the people vote. Fans have cast an astounding half a billion votes so far for the upcoming 2014 People’s Choice Awards.
And it’s not over yet. Though voting for most categories have already wrapped, fans can continue to vote for Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite New TV Drama (both categories have been narrowed down to feature only the top 5 vote-getters):
Favorite New TV Comedy
The Crazy Ones
The Michael J. Fox Show
Super Fun Night
Favorite New TV Drama
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
The 40th annual People’s Choice Awards — hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings — will air live on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET.
For filming tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17th for Sleepy Hollow, we are currently taking submissions for REAL MALE CONTINENTAL OR BRITISH SOLDIER RE-ENACTORS!!! YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN RE-ENACTMENT WARDROBE(either BRITISH OR CONTINENTAL) and have 100% availability for filming in the WILMINGTON,NC area on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17th!!!!! GET DETAILS NOW!
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Jerome Williams wanted me to pass this along!
This Saturday Dec. 21st 12pm-3pm in Wilmington NC hosted by Lee-Lee Williams (Sleepy Hollow) (Eastbound and Down), Tanya Fermin (Christmas In Conway) (Eastbound and Down), J.d. Irwin (Eastbound and Down) and other guest speakers. Also we are GIVING BACK to the community asking everyone to bring 2 Canned Goods FOOD ITEMS as we are gonna give food to needing families during this Holiday Season. Event location and address is Flow Fitness Studios 7946 Market Street, Ste 400, Wilmington, NC 28411 for more info contact 910-632-0938 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com. Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB . You can also just post your comments below! Until then, that’s a wrap!!