THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/09/2015 Dome Days, The Squeeze, Vacationland

Did you see something special in the News and Observer? There is a full page ad (above) provided by the Wilmington Regional Film Commission and Screen Gems. Thanks for this Robbie. “FILM” is spelled out with the names of all the businesses that are part of the Small Business for Film coalition, and the message says:

Small businesses understand the importance of the NC film industry. Film production supports hotels and restaurants, print shops and paint stores, antique dealers and clothing boutiques, equipment rental companies and lumberyards, florists, locksmiths and everything in-between. Legislators, your vote makes a difference. Support small business. Vote Film.

With that being said, while Dirty Dancing is not filming and is holding up $4 million of the grant, I am hearing that the show Vacationland  who very much wanted to stay here has settled on Georgia. I am being told that our NCFilm crew’s getting calls to work on the show. The pilot was filmed here late last year.

Meanwhile the News & Observer’s Spencer Parts hung with us during day one of Dome EddieCahillDays. Check out his article, “CBS drama films third season as NC film industry struggles to compete

In the article Under the Dome cast member Eddie Cahill said he thinks the town (Wilmington) is especially supportive of film. “It feels personal here,” he said. Yeah, Eddie gets it. Nail. Head. Nuff said.

Today is day two of Dome days. I will be heading back to EUE/Screen Gems Studios later this morning to interview some more of the cast. They are currently on Day 7 of Episode 8. And guess who I ran into? The fabulous Eriq LaSalle! Yep he’s back and is ready to direct episode 9 then guest star on a  few episodes too! He will play the ruthless Hektor Martin, the CEO of the energy company run by Barbie’s father played by Brett Cullen. So plan on seein’ Eriq around town for the next couple of months!


The Wilmywood shot, The Squeeze, is out on DVD today! The golf caper stars Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Sumpter, Jillian Murray and Michael Nouri, along with some of our local actors including Michael Rosander, David Andrews, and Logan Siu to name a few.

The Squeeze is a true story about a young man from a small southern town who gets caught in between two notorious gamblers, until the stakes become a matter of life or death. GET IT NOW!


#UnderTheDome Fans! Let your voice be heard!

Rachelle LeFevre "Julia" and Sheila Brothers

Dome Days are here!  Yep, we get not one, but two days to hang out with the stars, and I want to ask YOUR questions! This Monday and Tuesday, we will be on set and we get to chat with the Season 3 cast…

Rachelle Lefevre (Julia)
Dean Norris (Big Jim)
Colin Ford (Joe)
Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie)
Kylie Bunbury (Eva)
Mike Vogel (Barbie)
Eddie Cahill (Sam)
Alex Koch (Junior)
Max Ehrich (Hunter)
Marg Helgenberger (Christine)

So whatcha got?  Pick your favorite character and submit your questions in the comment section below, make sure to add who the questions are from!


THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/03/2015 Paper Towns, Secrets and Lies and more

 ANOTHER new trailer for Paper Towns is out! Shot in the Charlotte area, the new sneak peek offers some more on the mystery surrounding the missing Margo. Paper Towns follows a high school boy (Nat Wolff) and his friends’ quest to find the missing girl next door. The flick premieres July 24th.

If you are an avid reader of this here blog you already knew this like forever ago, but is was just made official. Secrets and Lies is shooting season 2 in California.  In fact it was the California Film Commission who made the announcement.  ABC is moving the show there to take advantages of the uh ::::CLEARS THROAT:::: film credits.


So, while we are pulling our hair out, we are sitting and waiting for the Senate to decide our fate.  As it stands now, the House has the film grant with $40M each year for the next 2 fiscal years.  We should find out what cards the Senate will play later this month.

Wilmington, NC (June 03, 2015) EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, NC announced today that popular local food trucks will sell food on the lot for Saturday studio tours during June and July.

EUE/Screen Gems Studio Tours Hosting Food Trucks On Saturdays

Image Credit: David Pascua. Courtesy of EUE/ Screen Gems Studios

EUE/Screen Gems Studio Tours Will Begin Hosting Food Trucks On Saturdays

Wilmington, NC (June 03, 2015) EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, NC announced today that popular local food trucks will sell food on the lot for Saturday studio tours during June and July.

The food trucks collaborating with EUE/Screen Gems Studio tours are:

June 6: Mamma Rocks Desserts Truck – Serves cupcakes and confections

June 13: Mamma Rocks Desserts Truck

June 20: Catch – Tacos, seafood sliders made with local ingredients

June 27: Kona Ice – Shaved ice and ice cream

July 4: Mamma Rocks

July 11: Kona Ice

July 18: Kona Ice

July 25: Catch

Trey Mosteller, EUE/Screen Gems Tour Manager says EUE/Screen Gems has worked to organize the trucks in response to visitor requests. “Many guests have asked about food options when they come to the studio. Inviting the food trucks to join us is a great way to promote local small businesses—the backbone of our film industry—and offer a true taste of Wilmington at the same time,” Mosteller says.

The studio tours offer an insider’s look at the largest studio complex east of California and three decades of film and television history. Visitors walk the 10-stage lot, tour a set from the CBS series “Under The Dome,” and depending on shooting schedules, see a house used in ABC’s “Secrets and Lies.”

Tours are on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm weather permitting throughout the summer. Food trucks will be available only on Saturdays. Guests are encouraged to call the tour hotline before visiting, (910) 343-3433. As a working studio complex, tours are occasionally delayed.

Tour (and food truck) location: 1223 23rd Street North, Wilmington, NC 28405

Cost: $12 for adults

$10 for students and military personnel with an ID

$5 for children under 12

Admission is cash only

More tour information:

About EUE/Screen Gems Studios Wilmington, NC

EUE/Screen Gems Studios supplies production space, studios, technological infrastructure and support for film, television and commercial producers in Wilmington, N.C. and Atlanta. The Wilmington EUE/Screen Gems complex has hosted more than 350 productions since it opened. For more information, visit