THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/20/2013 Another Movie for NC, Eric Laden, Encore’s Best Of and More!

gold45revolverWriter/Producer Elliot McGucken is taking his award winning screenplay, “The Legend of McCoy Mountain & The Gold 45 Revolver” to the silver screen, and my sources tell me as it stands, they will be shooting this flick in LA, New York and North Carolina.  I am still waiting to hear back on exactly where in NC they will be filming.  Let’s hope their plans don’t change! The movie is about Mary McCoy and her boyfriend who head on up McCoy Mountain to film the ghost of Civil War abolitionist Johnny Ranger McCoy for Mary’s Sundance documentary.  They end up finding out firsthand if Johnny’s Gold 45 Revolver really does fire lightning in the hands of heroes willing to give that last, full-measure of devotion.  Look for this production to start up in the Spring.



Remember the indie flick Riverguard that shot here this past summer?  Eric Ladin, the lead in the Wilmywood shot movie has been cast as a regular in The Brink, HBO’s pilot directed by Jay Roach from a script by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib and exec produced by Jerry Weintraub. The Brink is an epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Tim Robbins); Alex Coppins (Jack Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot. Ladin will play Lieutenant Glenn Taylor, Callahan’s ace wingman.

BEST_OF_2014_VoteEncore Magazine has released their Best Of Nominees and you can VOTE NOW.  I would like to thank all of you who nominated me for Best Local Radio Personality, Best Morning Show and The Wilmywood Daily for Best Blog!  And of course I would LOVE your vote!  Some highlights: I think you will definitely wanna vote on these three categories:

Best Thing to Happen in ILM 2013:  Film/TV Production, Ziggy’s Opening and California Roots: Carolina Sessions

Best Local Independent Film: Pieces of Talent, Bound by Sea, Children of Salt

Best Local Filmmaker: Joe Stauffer, Keith Welborn, Brannigan Carter

The voting ends on my birthday!! January 15th.  So, go on get to votin‘!!


donpayneSimpsonsOur buddy Jeff Hidek from the Star News picked up on this tribute.  This past Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons honored one of our legends, Don Payne, who passed away this year.   This episode was the last one written by the New Hanover High School grad and you can see his animated angelic image in the opening credits.  READ THE ARTICLE NOW.

Check out all the NC Nominees and VOTE!’s “Best Of” is under way, and the site has our NC shot television shows on the list. Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, Homeland, Banshee and Eastdown and Bound.


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:  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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