THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/13/2014 Meet Actor/Director Eriq LaSalle, Film Incentives, Arthur Newman and more.

housnceFirst of all, please let me thank you for everything you have done over the past few days, few weeks, and few months.  It’s been the most exhausting week of 2014, however, because of your efforts, we won our first battle.  Getting the film incentives into the budget.  We still have a long way to go , but please take a moment to celebrate the win.  Last night, the General Assembly voted 90 to 26 to put Ted Davis’ amendment into the budget.  READ ALL THE DETAILS NOW

Today, make sure you contact and thank these folks who helped us immensely:

Rep. Susi Hamilton: 919-733-5754

Rep. Ted Davis: 919-733-5786

Rep. Becky Carney:  919-733-5827

Rep. Frank Iler: 919-301-1450


ARTHUR-NEWMAN-POSTER_612x612Wilmywood shot Arthur Newman is now Arthur and Mike, well at least overseas, anyway. The Colin Firth/Emily Blunt dark comedy heads to theaters in the UK.  It opens in Ireland June 20 and the UK the following week.

Claudia_EriqUnder the Dome heads back to Chestnut St today as well as Sunnyvale Dr. While Eriq Lasalle is here to direct episode 10 of Under the Dome, he made some time for a visitor from Nebraska who is a huge fan of both Under the Dome and Sleepy Hollow.  (Pictured – Eriq and Claudia).  You can meet him for yourself TOMORROW!   He lawsofwrathwill be doing a book signing and reading, Saturday, June 14th at 3pm at Mayfaire’s Barnes & Noble. It’s for the soon to be released book 2 of 5 in his Martyr Maker Series, Laws of Wrath.  They will have early copies on hand for you to purchase and have them signed by Eriq.  If you love James Patterson’s Alex Cross series, you will LOVE this one, too.

Sleepy Hollow is running two units today, so our Sleepyheads will be at the sound stages as well as all the way in Bladen County.

The fun begins Monday as The Longest Ride kicks off day one of production over at St. Mary’s.



REMINDER:  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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