Well, the minute the Impact study from Dr. Robert Handfield came out, we knew the backlash would come. And so it begins. A report came out yesterday requested by Rick Catlin, a New Hanover County Republican. According to WWAY, The General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division (FRD) concludes that Dr. Robert Handfield’s report that the Film Product Credit’s net contribution to the state is positive “is based on a series of misunderstandings of the state’s tax laws, invalid or overstated assumptions, and errors in accounting.” Dr. Handfield however is standing by his study. I have not fully examined the counter against the impact study. As soon as a I do, I will give you my consensus. READ STORY NOW
Do you got what it takes to be The Biggest Loser? Get ready North Carolina because we can get you to the very front of the line for your audition for season 16 in Charlotte! How? Just email me: email@example.com and give me your story. Short, sweet and to the point and we will pick the front of the line winners THIS Thursday. Put “The Biggest Loser” in the subject line. Casting Director Erica Landon joined me today. She gives you the inside scoop on the audition process, what you can expect and some tips for a great audition. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW WITH Casting Director Erica Landon Click on The Biggest Loser pic for all the audition details!
Our Red Zone girl, Stefanie Scott who was just here in Wilmywood playing the character “Caroline” has been tweeting like mad for weeks now as her song, “I Don’t Wanna Let You Go” was on the top of the Disney charts. Well now her song is officially out on iTunes. Get it NOW!
ICYMI: My first interview for Entertainment Weekly‘s Community Section went live yesterday. It was the latest interview with EP of Under the Dome, Jack Bender who reveals something quite cryptic about the second season. Check it out NOW!
Our Domies are shooting at Screen Gems Studios today, but they will be back running around Wilmywood the rest of the week.
Did you see the promo for Under the Dome during the UConn/Kentucky game last night? Let’s just go ahead a geek out about whats to come! Brian K. Vaughan and Neal Baer talk season 2.
Happy birthday to John Schneider! The NY born actor celebrates his 54th birthday today. John has been working in the film industry since the age of 8! He was in NC last year to play the role of “Paul Sharpe” in the 2014 film, Adrenaline.
Adrenaline was filmed in Wilmington, Jacksonville, Wallace, Rockingham and Supply and was directed by Joseph Quinn Simpkins, and produced by Del Baron. Adrenaline is a story of a drag racer’s life and recovery after a crash that almost kills him! John is best known for his work in the hit TV show Dukes of Hazard as “Bo Duke” and Smallville as “Jonathan Kent.” Happy Birthday from Wilmywood, John!
LOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few. Feel free to stop by and grab you one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens). Offices are open 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.
MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK:
- The Search for Shannon Rippy: Film Industry Friend Goes Missing
- Going ‘Under the Dome’ for season 2 with EP Jack Bender[EW]
- THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/04/2014 HUGE NEWS! Big Sexy Comin’ to NC, the 2014 NC Film Slate, Red Zone Wraps and More.
- THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/07/2014 – Another flick for North Carolina, Under the Dome, Hollywood loses a legend.
- How Film Affects Our Community – Graham’s Barber Shop (Under the Dome)
- THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/03/2014 – Age of Miracles, The Heart, Sleepy Hollow, Loomis Fargo, Bolden and Way More!
- NC Film Impact Study Released
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. And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10! Got Scoop? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB or on Twitter. You can also just post your comments below! Until then, that’s a wrap!!