Howdy! As you can tell, I have not been posting everyday. Why? Well, with the NC film incentives coming to an end in December, there are no new productions that are making announcements, no new offices setting up. It is simply bone dry. So, yes, NC Film obviously affects my little small business I call a blog. I do have some tidbits to share however. So, let’s get right to it.
Sadly this week, Banshee (pictured above) and Homeland in Charlotte are tearing down their sets down and relocating them to other states due to the film incentives expiring at the end of the year. Banshee will relocate to Louisiana while Homeland won’t return to Charlotte next season. The location for Homeland is yet to be determined.
Thank God, Producer Marty Bowen (who was just here for The Longest Ride) has returned to Charlotte to set up offices for one of the last films to come to North Carolina this year. It’s called Paper Towns and stars Nat Wolff. Nan Morales has been named Line Producer. Production begins in November. There is not a an email set up yet, but you can send your crew resume via fax: 855.593.5484. (Fax? Who does that anymore?)
Battlecreek decided not to head to North Carolina. They will be filming in Mississippi after all.
Under the Dome extras casting director Vanessa Neimeyer will relocate to South Carolina for the project South of Hell for WEtv. Also headed that way are many of the crew members, office staff and a producer from Under the Dome as well. No word yet on where Under the Dome will be shooting for season 3. GET MORE DETAILS NOW
Cucalorus needs your help and you have 22 days left to make a donation to Cucalorus. Your donation will support more than 250 artists who will be presenting new work at the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in November. More than half of your donation will go directly to filmmakers. Each year Cucalorus provides artists with over $50,000 in direct financial support. Help them in their mission to bring people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films. DONATE NOW
Sleepy Hollow is on hiatus this week and will return to a shoot schedule next week. Secrets and Lies stayed in their Porter’s Neck Location and the sound stages most of the week. But they did sneak out one day this week off Brandon Road.
The Returned returns to ABC! Well, we know it as Resurrection which films in Georgia, but yes we do have that local connection! It is based on the book written by our local author Jason Mott. Season Two premieres Monday night on ABC!
On the political front, William Osborne is running against President Pro Temp Senator Phil Berger for the NC Senate 26th District Seat. Berger MUST GO! So, feel free to spread the word to folks you know in Guilford and Rockingham Counties.
Please view the complete list of all the members of the House and the Senate. You will see statewide, who is for and who is against the current film incentives. We need to make sure the General Assembly FEELS the affects of the film industry, ESPECIALLY at the polls!
REGISTER TO VOTE: If you have not yet registered to vote, you must do so NO LATER THAN October 10, 2014 by 5pm or you will NOT be able to vote in the General Elections on November 4, 2014.
ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting by mail begins September 5,2014 and runs through October 28, 2014
EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014
LIST OF WHO VOTED FOR AND AGAINST FILM: NCGA_FilmmakersVotingGuide_2014
MOST POPULAR THIS WEEK:
- Rep. Tillis and Gov. Chris Christie sneak out back door to escape film supporters?
- As NC FILM fades to black who NOT to vote for at the polls.
- Banshee’s Director Greg Yaitanes’ wrap speech
- ‘The Longest Ride’ star “Rango” passes away.
- CASTING CALL: New major network competition TV series
- WILMINGTON, NC: Crew Call for ‘The Choice’
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!!