This week seems to be the week, but then again that’s what they said last week, and the week before. However, the General Assembly is already a full two weeks over their intended short session (ironic, isn’t it?). ICYMI, on Friday I posted a blog about getting some national media attention on our film incentives battle, so please give it a read, and send your emails! READ NOW
Meanwhile, thanks to those who wrote Letters to the Editor to the Star News. READ NOW
Orlando Jones had people cracking up over the weekend with his Comedy Night over at Theatre Now with an after party at KGB. Of course there was Sleepyhead Nikki Baharie in attendance. Here’s a few pics I totally stole from Jessica Armstrong and David Pascua!
Sleepy Hollow is shooting on the soundstages all day today!
CREW CALL: Yellow Footprints (working title) is now accepting crew resumes. Send your resumes to Crew@snakebite.com with your position in the subject line. The indie feature is about a Female Marine, who struggles at home and on the front lines in a traditionally all male Marine Infantry Unit. Offices will open within the next two weeks. Production is slated to begin in September. This project will shoot in Wilmington and the surrounding areas.
After it’s third week at the box office, Tammy is doing pretty well earning $12.9M over the weekend. Add that to its total gross, the Wilmywood shot comedy is currently at $57,354,000. Not bad for a $20M movie.
Another great night to head on down to Hell’s Kitchen for the Under the Dome viewing party. Party kicks off around 9pm with of course the show at 10pm. Here’s a little preview of what’s in store for us tonight!
Under the Dome is in Burgaw today. This is the last week for locations as our DOmies wrap at the end of the week! So sad! Argh!
Our favorite Domie shared some local love over the weekend!
And this is Dean after the Britt’s Donuts!
Now onto The Longest Ride. They are shooting downtown on Orange St. today. And speaking of which, I got the chance to hang on set last week and thanks to David Pascua, we got some great shots on set. (I will post a separate blog w/ all the awesome pics)
ICYMI: I caught up with producer, Marty Bowen. Besides already having a connection to our crew with Safe Haven, Marty has worked with film crews all over the country with projects such as the Twilight Saga, Dear John and the latest The Fault in our Stars. Now he is here for The Longest Ride. He explains why our NC Film crew is world class and what it actually means. LISTEN NOW
Remember last week when we gave major kudos to Wilmywood crew member Larry Long. Well, shame on me but I forgot to include the complete team. I mean, I had the picture up, but didn’t give the complete nod to Team Butter! Also getting that Emmy nomination is Matt Fann who is currently working on Under the Dome and Jack Hill. Jack is currently working on Ashby in Charlotte. So, go ahead and reem me for it, I deserve it! Bad, Sheila! Bad! Congrats Team Butter! You rock!
LOOKING FOR THESE STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few. Feel free to stop by and grab one 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.
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- FILM INCENTIVES INTERVIEW: (AUDIO) Dr. Ernie Ward – Running for District 8 against Rabon
- VIDEO: A message from the shooting crew of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow.
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!!