THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/06/2014: Wilmywood’s 2014 Film Slate, McDuffy: The Urban Eagle and more.

Happy Monday Wilmywood!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Waiting…yep that is what is driving me crazy at the moment.  Waiting for more details to come out about Max Steel.  If you remember they did some test screenings on some teens for the lead and the female counter part for Mattel’s live-action version of Max Steel.  We should find out any day now who got the roles.  Also waiting for an update of when and where offices will be opening up.  Waiting, waiting, waiting.  Blah!

MaxSteel Test

Who will get the roles in Max Steel?

We are also waiting on the casting choices for ABC’s Secrets & Lies.  It was already given a green light for 10 episodes.  We hope they shoot more than the pilot here in Wilmywood.

So let’s look at the timeline again. Looking into the new year, it’s looks like Wilmywood will be quite busy, so let’s review about what we’ve been talking about over the past eight weeks.

    • Mattel’s Max Steel will be the first out of the gate for 2014, with offices opening in January, production beginning in February.
    • Not far behind will be the return of CBS’s Under the Dome, opening offices in January (supposedly next week), but production won’t begin until March 4th.
    • ABC’s Secrets & Lies opening offices in February, with production a go in March.
    • Bolden! WHO KNOWS!
    • Next slated to hit the town is up in the air as we have Loomis Fargo, and the return of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow for Season Two in mid to late spring.  No solid dates as of yet.
    • The Legend of McCoy Mountain & The Gold 45 Revolver is also still up in the air for this spring as well, but we don’t know where in NC they will be filming yet, so can’t put this one in the Wilmywood bucket quite yet.

clay-aikenThe Wrap claims the openly gay “American Idol” runner-up, Clay Aiken, may run for Congress in North Carolina. He is consulting with Al Gore’s as well as former North Carolina Gov. Bev Purdue‘s political strategist and could seek the seat now held by Republican Renee Ellmers.

McDuffy_LetterThis Saturday, I’ve got the perfect event to kick off your Saturday night.  How about we hang out with our fellow local filmmakers, watch a comedy short and hang out  at a really cool place that serves amazing organic coffee and treats for an hour or so?   I thought you might like that.  Get ready for McDuffy: The Urban Eagle!  The comedy/action short takes place in “New Orleans.” It’s about Narco Detective Connor McDuffy who prowls the streets for crime and battles the hot new street drug, Bath Salts.  The cast is great.  It stars Matt McHughShane Callahan, Madison Moss, Zeeko Zaki, Patrick Bryant Hayden, Nate Panning, and Jim Mahorney.


Matt McHugh is McDuffy: The Urban Eagle

This is the first public screening for this 18 minute action comedy.  McDuffy: The Urban Eagle will screen at the fabulous Post 1200 followed by Q & A with the filmmakers!  If you haven’t been to Post 1200 before, the screening room is beautiful. Tickets are only $5, so buy them now for you and some friends.  There is limited seating and it will sell out!  The event begins at 7pm. You can do it online, or stop by Post 1200, they are right across from Screen Gems.  It is rated R so keep in mind, it is ages 17 and up!

 A REMINDER TO VOTE VOTE VOTE!   Encore Magazine has released their Best Of Nominees and you can VOTE NOW.

Don’t forget these important categories!
  • Best Thing to Happen in ILM 2013:  Film/TV Production, Ziggy’s Opening, 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.
  • Best Blog: The Wilmywood Daily, Port City Foodies, Girls Gone Gluten Free

You can vote until January 15th! So, go on get to votin‘!!



  • JAN 8 – Wednesday: The People’s Choice Awards 9pm EST on CBS
  • JAN 9 – Thursday: Variety’s upcoming Breakthrough of the Year Awards, at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Dean Norris will be on hand to accept the award for Under the Dome.
  • JAN 13 – Sleepy Hollow Episode 11 “Vessel” is next Monday, 9pm EST on FOX

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks). 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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