THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/10/2014 Film Incentives, Longest Ride Rodeo for Charity and more!

NCFilmRally050414_0082The state Senate gave final approval to the “grant” bill last night.  It’s being sent to the House.  However, from what I am hearing, it will die there.  So no Susi Hamilton bill, and no Bill Rabon bill. However, others still have the hope that HB 1142 will still make it.  If that is the case, it is in the finance committee.  Feel free to contact them and tell them you want HB1142 which keeps our 25% film incentives and ends the sunset.

Currently, the film incentives are not in the budget.  So, to put it bluntly we have nothing.  House Speaker Thom Tillis along with the House Republicans plan to reveal their spending plan as early as today.   That’s why today is so important.  Today is THE day my friends!

thom_tillisPlease Call, call and call Thom Tillis.  It only takes 20 seconds and human beings actually answer the phones.  They have to document every call they get, and they will take down your message!  Tell the folks who answer the phones to pass the message on to Thom that you are a voter, you want film to stay and you NEED him to put the film incentives in the budget.  Tell him to HELP us!  Email:   Phone: 919-733-3451

We need YOU to do it, not someone else and not later.  We need you now!

With that being said, the group “Americans for Prosperity” has created an anti-film radio campaign statewide which began last weekend, calling our film incentives “Hollywood Handouts.”  Now, most of you know how ignorant that statement is, however, again, we must educate the public and let the truth shine on.  Film = Jobs.  Film = Community.  Film =Tourism.


We are running an ad campaign of our own on radio statewide and we need your help!! Please throw in $5 or more so we can run our radio ads about keeping the NC Film Incentives in NC. We are almost up to $1600! We need about $5000.00 Let’s keep it going NC!!! We need to make this happen in 24 hours! Chip in! I threw in $200, but you can throw in whatever you can afford! DONATE NOW!

tscc3Calling All Volunteers for ‘The Longest Ride’ Movie to Benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Longest Ride will be filming a rodeo scene late July, where the production will need to fill the bleachers with over 4,000 audience members. They are looking for volunteers who want to help a great cause at the same time!

The Longest Ride will be filming a rodeo scene late July, where the production will need to fill the bleachers with over 4,000 audience members. They are looking for volunteers who want to help a great cause at the same time!
The team of Extra Casting Director, Marty Siu, has contacted several charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to VOLUNTEER for this one larger RODEO scene. They will sponsor each person for $20 per person – per day. For each person we get to commit and show up the day of filming, production will give $20 per person back to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. THIS is a NON-PAID VOLUNTEER opportunity! No further payment will be made to the person other than the donation to CF.

The rodeo scene is three days, so if each person commits to all three days, you could triple the donation to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!  You do not have to commit to all three days in order to volunteer!  They are looking at late July around the Leland area. (Location subject to change).

If you are interested in volunteering, please email: 
Full name:
Phone number:
Age category: (adult, teen, or child – no one under 10)
Days committed – All three (OR) Name the day

Extra Casting Director, Marty Siu, will send out an email with the information (where to meet, what to bring, etc.) before the three days of filming. It could be a LONG day (up to 12 hours per day)  Again this is a volunteer position, but of course you will be fed handsomely!

screengems EUE/Screen Gems Studio Tours will NOT BE CONDUCTED this Saturday, June 14th due to filming on the lot. Tours will resume on Sunday, June 15th at regularly scheduled times: 10 am, 12 noon, and 2 pm.


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!

filmjobsLOOKING 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.

FIlmWilm2WE 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!


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.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

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