THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 08/07/2014 The Politics of Film, TMNT Throwback, Sleepy Hollow and more.

Darkness, they say, has settled over New York City, however, the lights dimmed first at our very own EUE/Screen Gems as Shredder and his evil minions had their way.  As we gear up for the reboot in theaters this week for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we in Wilmington feel a lot pride pride knowing if if wasn’t for our turtles the box office would be eager for some other movie to hit theaters this weekend.


So, a perfect throw back Thursday for some TMNT love.  Thanks to stunt man Jimmie Lee Sessoms (left TMNT II / 1990) for the photos from TMNT and of course the second one, Secret of the Ooze. Now, Hunter over at the Star News did an amazing article you MUST read.  It takes you back with the local crew members who worked on it including Robbie Beck and Jeff Goodwin.  READ NOW.


Now, yesterday was an incredible shoot!  Sleepy Hollow put on quite a show on Orange St.  Tonight they head just down the way to the Cape Fear Club. Expect to hear some rapid fire prop guns and prop grenade blast noise as well.

Secrets & Lies heads to Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery.

It’s day 38 of 46 for The Longest Ride and they are back at the Coliseum today in Winston-Salem.


tomMison_IchabodTom Mison has made EW’s list of 25 Best Characters on TV Right Now. Well, Ichabod Crane has. Coming in at #7, EW says that Sleepy Hollow combines the “deductive brilliance of Sherlock with the out-of-this-world humanism of Doctor Who’s Time Lord.”  SEE WHO ELSE MADE THE LIST!

JamesVB2Our beloved Dawson, who starred in CBS’s short-lived comedy Friends With Better Lives, is back in the game.  He’s got himself a series regular spot on CSI: Cyber, which is a CSI: Crime Scene Investigation spinoff . THR says James Van Der Beek will play FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, an expert in battlefield forensics and a savant when it comes to weaponry, vehicles and bombs. READ MORE NOW

ICYMI:   Nelsan Ellis is joining the cast of Dan Pritzker’s Bolden!, our Jazz biopic that’s been in and out of Wilmywood since 2007. Along with Gary Carr taking on the title role, Ian McShane (who we scooped last month) is playing Judge Perry, Deadline confirms and now we know that award-winning actor Nelsan Ellis will play the role of Bartley, the Bolden Band manager. Ellis is best known as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s True Blood. READ MORE NOW

REMINDER: TEEN CHOUCE 2014: Logo.You have 2 more days to vote for some Wilmywood goodness at the Teen Choice Awards!  There is Mike Vogel for #TVStarMale category.  You can also vote for Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Sleepy Hollow itself!  VOTE NOW! 

REMINDER: The gang from the Wilmington Film Museum is meeting tonight at 7 PM at Giant, 1200 N 23rd Street #209.  The meeting is open to the public, so if you have any great ideas to share, head on over there tonight.

Thanks for sharing this Jordanna, from the The Ultimate Life Movie facebook page: “Our friends at Hallmark Movie Channel shared that The Ultimate Life was their second-highest rated movie premiere of 2014! Thanks for your support of The Ultimate Life!”


THE POLITICS OF FILM – UPDATE:  Well more like, what’s happening Under our Dome.  Yesterday, a skeleton session for the House did what we expected, they adjourned as soon as they convened.  And it looks like they will do it again– Thursday at 9:30 a.m for The Senate and Sunday at 4:30 p.m for the House. They will return, Thursday, August 14th for a full session.  This is when they would take on 763, IF they decide to. Let’s hope so.  That being said, they can do just about anything between now and then.  We don’t want them to kick the can on 763 to November like they want to do with Medicaid.  It’s impossible, but unlikely.  There is too much at stake with 763 and what’s in it.

Since yesterday, we have learned:

Art Pope is resigning as the NC Budget Director and Cokie Roberts’ son Lee will take his place.  Pope leaves Sept. 5th.  If you remember, Pope said he would be the budget director for one year for the cost of $1.  His one year term is up. READ MORE

Also, read Ben Brown’s overview of Lee Roberts over at the News & Observer.

Although Sen. Bill Rabon voted in favor of taking out the film incentive extension language and tax credits for historic preservation from 763 last week, he now says he still favors the inclusion of film incentives. [STATE PORT PILOT]

Most folks think Michael Lee will take Thom Goolsby’s Senate seat, even though there are other unnamed folks also in consideration.  We will find out more details on Tuesday.


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:  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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