THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 09/15/2014 Moral Monday, Thom Tuesday, Sleepy Hollow, Paper Towns, Under the Dome.

Under the Dome is tonight – Can you believe this is the second to last episode!  Wow!  Time is flying!

When a new threat from the Dome intensifies, the residents of Chester’s Mill find themselves at risk of being crushed to death. Meanwhile, Melanie’s health continues to deteriorate as the fate of the egg remains unknown, on Under The Dome.

Now, next Monday is the season finale of Under the Dome and the premiere of Sleepy Hollow!

Woooooo!!!! Yes! Yes! Yes!! Ahhhhhhh!!!

Okay, now that I got that off my chest!The Browncoat is hosting Under the Dome Season 2 Finale / Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Premiere Party next Monday.  Click on the FB invite for more details or to say you are going!

TOMORROW:  The big DVD release of Sleepy Hollow Season One.

Aaahhhhh! OMG YEAAAHHHH!!

Sorry about that, it was unavoidable. Wait….

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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Okay now I am done! Yesterday, I posted about Orlando Jones’ Tainted Love, an evening of film, with music by Wicked Warlock and Gang Stir Rock, dance and a Q & A from Orlando Jones at the end of the film! Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Though it is not part of the Cucalorus, it is playing the week of the film festival.  READ MORE NOW

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Welcome back to a few of the local crew members who have started working on the Nicholas Sparks flick shooting here in Wilmywood, The Choice. Production begins October 13th.

Now on Friday I reported rumors about another movie coming to North Carolina before the film incentives end. And over the weekend, I got confirmation on it!  Woo Hoo!  This time around, Marty Bowen brings the love to Charlotte with Paper Towns. READ MORE NOW!

TONIGHT: Moral Monday! 5:30pm, join the New Hanover County NAACP and education, environmental, health care and voting rights partners to: Stand for equality, health care, full funding for education, a living wage, economic and environmental justice and Voting Rights for all North Carolina citizens. Check out their Facebook Invite now!

TOMORROW: NJ Governor Chris Christie will be in Wilmywood to support Thom Tillis’ Campaign.  Yes, this is the man who created bridge gate, and same Governor who shut down film in NJ and sent all the productions to New York.  NY was okay with it. They will be doing a meet and greet at the Dixie Grill between 10am-Noon.  If you would like to stop by, with a sign or two to express your feelings to Thom Tillis, please do so.

NEW POLL: Hagan Ahead, Leading Tillis 43-34
Today’s new American Insights poll shows Senator Kay Hagan with a 9-point lead, at 43-34, among Likely Voters. She leads among men, women and Independents.

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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

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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: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE OCT 1: “Tainted Love” starring Orlando Jones ft. Eric Roberts.

A press release just came out regarding Orlando Jones’ “Tainted Love.” Of course you know Orlando Jones from Sleepy Hollow as Frank Irving.  It is a graphic novel of the film kind starring Orlando and features Eric Roberts who was here in Wilmywood last year for The Perfect Summer.

This is an evening of film, with music by Wicked Warlock and Gang Stir Rock, dance and a Q & A from Orlando Jones at the end of the film! Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Though it is not part of the Cucalorus, it is playing the week of the film festival.  See below!

The Scottish Rite Temple Theater
1415 South 17th Street
Wilmington,NC
Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:00pm

Tickets go on sale, October 1st. (more details for ticket purchase to come)
Check out their Facebook invite for all details.

-About-

A Graphic Novel Style Action Comedy created by Orlando Jones and Avi Youabian
Executive Produced by Ron Bloom
Produced by Ted Andre & Noam Dromi

-Plot Outline-

Black Barry (Orlando Jones) is a binary man: one part criminal, one part new father. He is a grossly underpaid bag man for Fred Lucas (Eric Roberts), the baddest gangster in town. The love of his life, Jezebel Jackson (Deanna Russo), is his perfect match: one part thief, one part new mom. Jezebel has a two step plan to establish their new family. Step one: rob Fred Lucas. Step two: marry Barry. Her plan goes horribly wrong and puts Barry at odds with Detective Jamshid (Maz Jobrani) and Lucas’s goons. Barry will stop at nothing to ensure his family’s safety

Genre   Action Comedy
Starring Orlando Jones, Deanna Russo, Maz Jobrani, Jim Jefferies and Eric Roberts
Directed By         Avi Youabian
Written By          Orlando Jones
Produced By      Ron Bloom, Ted Andre, Noam Dromi

Brought to you By: Anything But Weddings Promotion & Events

As NC FILM fades to black who NOT to vote for at the polls.

Even though his very own Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker says that the JDIG program will run out of money by October unless the General Assembly acts, the Governor put the nail in the coffin today announcing he would NOT call the General Assembly back into a special session.

He is choosing fracking over film, he is choosing potential jobs over those that already exist.

So, you officially know what that means. The film incentives will not exist come January 1, 2015.  As you know we already lost Banshee.  We will not see the return of Sleepy Hollow, we will not see ABC’s Secrets & Lies go to Charlotte for a second season. We have lost two indie projects that were projected to come to Wilmington at the beginning of 2015.  We have lost a network television series and a mini-series, one to to Charleston, SC and one to New Orleans, LA.  We have also been passed over for 9 other productions because of the uncertainty. And unless Under the Dome is getting some “special” deal with the grant program, they will likely head to Charleston, SC or somewhere else.

Gov McCrory is touting about jobs, yet he is clearly just fine and dandy with losing 4200 in the film industry and he is clearly okay with the affects it will have on approximately 25,000 people across the state who are supplemented by it in some way.

The House was ready to be called back, however the Senate is another story.  And a majority of them MUST go!  The General Elections are November 4th, and we must all get EVERYONE to the polls!  We might have lost this battle, but just like Sleepy Hollow has proclaimed, “war is coming,” and we will not lose it!

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!

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CHARLOTTE, NC: One more film before the end of the year?

TheLongestRide071014_0152Rumor has it, Producer Marty Bowen is bringing Temple Hill Entertainment back to North Carolina yet again this year.  And if the rumors are true, it looks like he will be heading to Charlotte, NC with his partner in crime Wyck Godfrey. Both, of course, were just here in Wilmington this summer producing the Nicholas Sparks adaptation, The Longest Ride.

????????????This fall,  Paper Towns just might be heading to Charlotte.  This is a story of friendship, come and gone and has a very Stand by Me feel to it (without the dead body).  Taking on the lead role, is Nat Wolff who will be returning to North Carolina for the 3rd time in his career, the second this year alone.  Nat was just here a few months ago in NC for the Mickey Rourke flick, Ashby.   Nat and Marty have already worked together on The Fault in our Stars. Directing is the award winning Jake Schreier.

If these rumors are true, this will a huge relief to the Charlotte area filmmakers and will get them through the holidays with their families.  This of course is especially needed after Cinemax (or HBO) decided to move Banshee to Louisiana for the next two seasons due to the film incentives expiring at the end of the year. (See related article)

While working on The Longest Ride here in Wilmington, Marty did mention Paper Towns, but he did not reveal the location.   Marty was already seasoned to the area as he was also the producer for Sparks’ Safe Haven and Dear John.  He absolutely loves North Carolina and has a strong bond with our state.  In fact, his son was born here in Wilmywood! Besides already having a connection to our state, he also has a strong tie to our North Carolina Film Crew.  I caught up with him a few months back and asked if he could explain exactly why our NC Film crew is world class and what it actually means.  LISTEN NOW

Paper Towns is expected to begin production in November with offices projected to open at the end of September. More details to come and let all the rumors be true! 🙂

ABOUT PAPER TOWNS: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew. ~GoodReads

 

eBay auction items for Sunny 104.5 Radiothon from Tammy, Under the Dome

All proceeds raised will go to the Sunny 104.5 Caring for Kids at NHRMC Radiothon, raising money for the Betty H Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital. This year we are raising money for a Pediatric Transport Ventilator. This ventilator will help ensure area kids have the latest technology to aid their breathing while receiving care at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
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Autographed “Tammy” Poster

STARTING BID: $50.00

 

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A Night Out!

STARTING BID: $100.00

 

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“Under The Dome” Season Two Crew T-Shirt

STARTING BID: $50.00

 

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“Under the Dome” Season Two, Episode One, Signed Script

STARTING BID: $100.00

 

The Choice names their extras casting director.

The final Nicholas Sparks film of the year, The Choice, is set to begin production on October 13th and will continue shooting until the end of November. So that means it’s time to name that extras casting director!  So, who was their choice? (Ya see what I did there?)

MartySiuCongratulations to Marty Siu of Marty Siu Casting! Marty has just come off the longest ride ever!  No seriously, The Longest Ride, which of course is the other Nicholas Sparks movie that was here this summer.  Before that she did the extras casting for Max Steel and the pilot Red Zone.

If you would like to be an extra on The Choice more details will be given in the next 2 weeks.  Make sure you like her casting facebook page for more announcements.

The production will be shooting in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach.

Congrats Marty!  Woo Hoo!

THE CHOICE – Lionsgate/Safran Company
STATUS: Pre-production
LOCATION: Wilmington, NC
PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Peter Safran, Theresa Park
UPM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Bryan Sipe (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: Ross Katz
CAST: TBA
CREW RESUMES TO: TheChoiceProduction@mail.com

Two neighbors, Travis  Parker and Gabby Holland, become more than just friends in a small coastal town in North Carolina.

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WILMINGTON, NC: Crew Call for ‘The Choice’

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 09/10/2014 Birthday wishes for Ryan Phillippe, Osborne challenges Berger on Film, Mison for your audio pleasure, Ringwald returns.

TomMisonAudibleImagine having Tom Mison with you everywhere you go! Well, you can have your cake people!   FREE, thanks to Audible!! Woo Hoo!
Tom Mison, the lovely and sexy Ichabod Crane from Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, narrates the classic Washington Irving short story.

Head on over to Amazon’s Audible and download the Audiobook and enjoy 1hr 15min of all that Tom Mison Goodness! Woo Hoo!!  DOWNLOAD NOW

The Sleepyheads are shooting in Brunswick Town today.  We continue to count it down!  12 days until the Sleepy Season 2 premiere!  6 days until the DVD release of Season one!  Woo Hoo!  Gettin’ closer!

Ryan PhillippeSecrets & Lies will be out and about today, they will be back in the Brooklyn Arts District on N 4th St as well as the Wilmington Convention Center.  And if you happen to see Ryan Phillippe filming tell him Happy Birthday.  He turns the big 4-0! Get on over to Twitter and send him some Birthday wishes! Happy Birthday buddy!  We are so glad you returned to Wilmywood!

MRingwald_ES_5x5CMYK300dpiIf you remember we talked about this months ago!  Well the day is coming soon, Molly Ringwald will be returning to WIlmywood.  Yep, if you remember, she was here  in 1989 starring in Betsy’s Wedding (with Alan Alda)This time she returns not for the love of film, but the love of jazz.  Here’s the deets:

An Evening with Molly Ringwald (TICKETS)
Wednesday, September 17
7 p.m., Kenan Auditorium
Film icon Molly Ringwald is celebrated for her acting work in critically acclaimed, rite-of-passage movies. However, long before she became a Golden Globe-nominated actress, Ringwald was singing. She began performing with her father’s jazz band when she was three and has never stopped. Now, she kicks off our exciting season with her crowd-pleasing concert, “An Evening with Molly Ringwald.” She returns to her roots as a singer, performing a flavorsome arrangement of jazz songs from her album, Except Sometimes.

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Yesterday, 26th District (Guilford, Rockingham) Candidate William Osborne challenged his opponent Pres. Pro Temp Sen Phil Berger on the the decisions made regarding the NC Film Incentives.

ICYMI:  A special session is needed for JOBS, JOBS, JOBS.

Gov. Pat McCroryWe need your help telling our Governor just that!  It’s time for Governor McCrory to address the economic development crisis because job creation cannot wait until next year. Here are two special email addresses for you:

GOVERNOR.OFFICE@NCMAIL.NET

GOVERNOR.OFFICE@NC.GOV

Again, please tell the Governor to get the NCGA back into session and address the economic development crisis because job creation cannot wait until next year!

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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

MOST POPULAR THIS WEEK:

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: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

 

 

“McCrory: Get the NCGA back into session!”

Today, we would like to thank Senator Kay Hagan who voiced her concern for NC Film and the lack of economic development funds during Rep Mike McIntyre’s Business Summit in Washington.  She told the crowd that state lawmakers should extend the film incentives.

With that being said we only have a few more weeks until the Governor can no longer bring the General Assembly back into session.  So, now more than ever, we need to let Governor Pat McCrory know just how important it is that he does so. There is more than just film at stake.  Just like Sen. Hagan said there is a major LACK in economic development.  The Pender County Board of Commissioners has already reminded McCrory that the NCGA needs to reinstate the much needed economic programs that has served North Carolina well over the years.  Many other counties will lose out as well with Brunswick County being one of them, too.

There are provisions of H 1224 that have not been addressed and are needed here in North Carolina. Rep. Susi Hamilton said last month that there are things that are desperately needed by the Department of Commerce and the Department of Revenue.  These include, but are not limited to, Crowd Funding, JMAC, JDIG, solar energy tax credits and the Secretary’s new Catalyst Fund.

A special session is needed for JOBS, JOBS, JOBS.  And I need your help telling him just that!  It’s time for Governor McCrory to address the economic development crisis because job creation cannot wait until next year.

Here are two special email addresses for you:

GOVERNOR.OFFICE@NCMAIL.NET

GOVERNOR.OFFICE@NC.GOV

Again, please tell the Governor to get the NCGA back into session and address the economic development crisis because job creation cannot wait until next year!

VIDEO: Happy2 – Dog Days is here :)

Happy2 – Dog Days (www.happy2wb.com), the  new video set to the Pharrell Williams song “Happy,” featuring humanized dogs on vacation at Wrightsville Beach, is here! Creators Ned Leary and Will Page aim to support Canines for Service, an Wilmington-based organization committed to providing service dogs for people with disabilities nationwide.

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The video includes four main dogs and an appearance by a Vietnamese pot bellied pig.  After winning a trip to Wrightsville Beach, the video tracks the dogs as they visit the beach, go to bars, fish and kayak, activities that highlight the unique lifestyle there.

It also includes guest appearances by Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood, who were just here for Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride. They filmed their fun scenes at the local favorite Buddy’s Crab Shack and Oyster Bar in Wrightsville Beach.

RELATED STORY: Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood get ‘Happy’ for Service Dogs on September 8th.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 09/08/2014 The Remaining afterglow, Kevin Smith’s Tusk, Johnny Depp, The Devil’s Hand, and more.

We had a great time on Friday as more than 50 Wilmywood folks headed to Regal Cinemas Mayfaire for the premiere of The Remaining which was shot here last year.  We got most of the peeps in the pic!  Man, this was PURE Wilmington!  It was so great to see so many locations!

We got a double dose of North Carolina.  Before the show, it was cool to see the trailer for NC shot Kevin Smith flick, Tusk on the big screen before the movie. The movie was shot in Charlotte and stars Haley Joel Osment, Justin Long and yes, even Johnny Depp is in it, but no he didn’t shoot his scenes in North Carolina 🙂 His daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp is also in the flick playing the character Colleen. The first review just came out.  Check it out.  And if you haven’t seen the trailer…

Now, where is everyone today?

As the shooting continues for episode 10, characters come home from school and get a rude awakening on Sleepy Hollow today on N. 15th Street…weather permitting. of course. (Two more Mondays until the premiere! Woo Hoo!!)

Secrets and Lies is in hiding today, but they will venture out tomorrow on N. 4th St.

TONIGHT on Under the Dome! When temperatures begin to plunge, Sam and Rebecca spring into action to try to save the residents of Chester’s Mill. Meanwhile, Barbie risks his own life in order to save Julia after a terrible accident on Under The Dome.  10pm on CBS.

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Happy2 – Dog Days (www.happy2wb.com), a  new video set to the Pharrell Williams song “Happy,” featuring humanized dogs on vacation at Wrightsville Beach, will be released today.  Be on the look out for it on their web site or their Facebook Page. Guest appearances by Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson.

RELATED STORY: Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood get ‘Happy’ for Service Dogs on September 8th.

FlierNow, remember that casting call for a major network that I put out a couple of weeks ago, about divorce couples that can compete together to win a 6 figure trust fund for their kids? Well, I can now tell you the show will be for NBC. GET DETAILS NOW

DevilsHandOneSheetICYMI: Lionsgate passed along the official one-sheet, or poster if you will for the Wilmywood shot The Devils Hand.  The feature film will be released on VOD, EST, DVD and other TV platforms on October 10th, almost exactly one year later after it’s original release date. The movie stars Rufus Sewell, Alycia Debnam Carey, Adelaide Kane, Leah Pipes, Thomas McDonell and “Dexter” fav Jennifer Carpenter.

RELATED STORY: NC Film crew talks about the making of The Devil’s Hand (The Occult) w/ trailer released. 

ICYMI:  Here is a great op-ed piece regarding NC Film. ‘The true value of film tax credits for North Carolinians’ READ NOW.

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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

MOST POPULAR THIS WEEK:

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: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!