Happy Hump Day loves!! Finally got some confirmations this week. Let’s go!
My sources are telling me that the feature film, Ashby, starring Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts and Sarah Silverman will be shot in Charlotte, NC They should be rolling by mid-June.
I got a confirmation from Relativity Media that they are taking the Untitled Armor Car Project aka Loomis Fargo to Asheville and will set up offices in that western part of the state as well. Don’t fret! Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig will be headed our way to shoot a couple weeks in Wilmington as well. They go into production in July.
The trades finally announced that Mike Doyle has joined the cast of Max Steel. He is best known for his roles in Laws of Attraction, Green Lantern and P.S. I Love You, however he will make his next appearance on screen with Clint Eastwood’s big screen adaptation of Jersey Boys. Rumor has it he will be playing Max’s dad, but I cannot confirm that at this time.
Yesterday, we found out Reps Susi Hamilton, Frank Iler, Ted Davis and Becky Carney (a blend of Rep and Dems) got together and filed HB 1142 in the NC House. This house bill would keep the state’s tax incentives for film projects from ending or as we call it “sunsetting.” It was also raise the minimum to qualify for the incentives from $250,000 to $300,000. Read HB 1142 NOW
Remember however, there will be short term wins and losses over the next few weeks. So, don’t get too excited, but it is a great first step to get the ball rolling.
Now, we have done all we can do, letting Gov. Pat McCrory know that we need his help. It’s time to move on to phase two. Kinda going back to where we started. But now more than ever it is very important we reach out to our own legislators and tell them that we support our film incentives and want them to stay! Don’t know who represents you? No problem! (See Below) It is crucial that you only reach out to those in your district! Hate to say it this way, but honestly, if you are not a voter in another legislator’s district they could not care less about what you have to say. Make sure in your calls or email to your own representatives you stay positive and let them know how film impacts your life.
WHO REPRESENTS ME IN THE NC HOUSE & NC SENATE? FIND OUT YOUR DISTRICT NOW!
REGISTER NOW: FILM INDUSTRY DAY @ THE NC LEGISLATURE ATTENTION: Small Businesses and vendors!
If you want to be an active participant in the film industry day at the NC Legislature on June 4, 2014 from 9am to 1pm REGISTER NOW!
The most important people that need to attend are the small businesses. These are the folks we need to put on a bus and send up to Raleigh. So whatever businesses you are friends with please reach out to them and pass this message along. Its so imperative that they come. More important than the crew more important than the background extras because when they see businesses it will really hit home.
REMINDER TONIGHT: Tonight’s the last night to enjoy the locally shot A Short History of Decay at Thalian Hall.
A SHORT HISTORY OF DECAY
Director: Michael Maren – Cast: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Bryan Greenberg, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Harris Yulin, Linda Lavin
Perry’s Emporium has the exclusive NC Film Pendants in stock now! They also ship everywhere, so call them to order one or stop by and pick one up! Price: $39.95 Located at 2520 Independence Blvd in Wilmington 910-392-6721 They are open Tues – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. I am wearing mine proudly!
LOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few. Feel free to stop by and grab 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.
WE GOT MORE! Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours! Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting, too! Film=Jobs folks! Spread the word!
MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK:
- James Van Der Beek speaks up for NC Film
- THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 05/19/2014 Short History of Decay, Kristen Wiig, Legislative Day in Raleigh
- Investigation Discovery’s new series ‘Last Seen Alive’ w/ Wilmywood’s Monica Caison
- Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be stuntmen [EW]
- A Wilmywood Glance at Mattel’s Max Steel
- EUE/Screen Gems Studios Tours Begin April 26, 2014
- Wilmington, N.C.: Small city behind big TV shows [EW]
- Going ‘Under the Dome’ for season 2 with EP Jack Bender[EW]
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!!