TNT’s ‘Good Behavior’ films next week at two Wilmington Staples

Yay! The first locations outside of EUE/Screen Gems have been released. Next Friday, October 9th, TNT’s Good Behavior starring Michelle Dockery and Juan Diego Botto will be filming at two of Wilmington’s staples.

They will be shooting at Salt Works Restaurant and in the parking lot at the NHC Arboretum, both of which are on Oleander Drive. You know we always talk about how small businesses benefit from film and here is a wonderful example. This will be an evening shootSalt works and the scenes will involve rain effects and a tour bus.  That’s all I know. I can tell you they will need about 20 extras or so for this scene, so make sure you keep an eye out on NCasting’s Facebook page for this call if you wanna do some background work.

They will also be shooting at a private home next Wednesday through Friday and the following week as well on Country Club Rd. Just a few extras will be needed for those shoots.

All dates are subject to change and are especially weather permitting.

Woop! Let’s get this NC Film party started!



ASHEVILLE, NC: Film Crew Resumes now being accepted for ‘Whitetail’

Photo Credit: IndieWire


The feature film,  The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter written by Danny McBride and Jody Hill and starring Danny McBride and Josh Brolin is NOW accepting NC film crew resumes.

THIS IS FOR CREW ONLY. NOT FOR EXTRAS.  No official statement has been made in regards to who will be doing the Extras Casting yet, so hold on there background actors.

Shooting will take place in the Asheville, NC area. Production begins in October and will run through December. I’m hearing it might have been pushed a few weeks.  I cannot confirm that, however.


Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
Scott Rudin Productions/Rough House
STATUS: Pre-Production
WRITERS, PRODUCERS: Danny McBride, Jody Hill
LP:  Lila Yacoub
PM: Georgie Marquis

A nationally known deer hunter takes his young son on a hunting trip.

The Wilmywood Daily – 9/25/2015 A few tidbits for your Friday

Good Mornin’!  A few things of note today!

utd_s3_dvdFirst up,  in case you haven’t heard, Under the Dome Season 3 is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on December 8th. PRE-ORDER NOW

JamesLaffertyReturn to Tree Hill 3, the One Tree Hill Convention is set for March 11-13, 2016 at the Wilmington Convention Center. And this time we finally get to hang with one of our favorites! EyeCon had confirmed that James Lafferty will be attending this year.

Good Behavior named its Extras Casting Director. Vanessa Neimeyer of NCasting will be heading that up. Here’s the first casting call for the TNT pilot.

“AFRICAN AMERICAN CLUB GOERS” Looking for African American Men and Women 18-40’s that can work as upscale club goer in the Wilmington area. This is Paid.
To submit please email with the subject line with your “AGE AND SEX AFRICAN AMERICAN CLUB GOER” and with a current head and body shot and the following information:


INDIEGOGO FUNDRAISER for NC indie flick, The Terrible Two – starring David Reid and Lydia Chandlera. It’s a psychological, paranormal thriller that follows the Poe family over the course of time that is around the one year anniversary of their two daughters deaths. The couple struggles with terrorizing events from some dark paranormal entity that has targeted their fragile family. DONATE NOW


Extras Casting Director Named For TNT’s ‘Good Behavior’

Well, you’ve been waiting and now you know!  Big congrats to  NCasting’s Vanessa Neimeyer. She will be heading up extras casting for the TNT pilot Good Behavior starring Michelle Dockery and Juan Diego Botto.

There are no extras casting calls at this moment, and she has not released the casting email address yet, but she has already put out a call for vehicles. See below.

The Picture Car Coordinator is looking for vehicles. You will be paid through him, so it will be a higher pay rate then the extras car bump. You will also need to submit to his email address.
He is looking for the following New Year vehicles:
These vehicles will film in the Wilmington NC area.
To submit your Newer Year Mercedes that was listed from above, please email photos of your vehicle from all sides and list any imperfections on the body of the vehicle.
Under that you must have an open schedule in October or have someone who can come to set with the vehicle in Wilmington.
Email along with the following information:

For future casting call,s please LIKE NCasting’s Facebook Page. Congrats Vanessa!

BID NOW: Autographed ‘Under the Dome’ Script

It’s that time of year once again! Sunny 104.5’s Caring for Kids at NHRMC Radiothon is LIVE!

Proceeds from this year’s Radiothon will benefit the NHRMC Cleft Lip and Palate Team with the purchase of a 3D-MD imaging System.


Autographed ‘Under the Dome’ Script

Season 3, Episode One

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Mike Vogel

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Mackenzie Lintz

Colin Ford

Max Ehrich

Kylie Bunbury

Alexander Koch

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Auction ends on Thursday, Sept. 24th at 5:30pm


Wilmywood celebrates ‘Empire Records’ – 20 years strong today!

Twenty years ago today, Empire Records hit theaters and although it wasn’t a big hit, it became a cult classic.  In fact, they probably made more money in rentals than they did at the box office.

“I’m surprised by this film’s popularity.” said Key Makeup Artist Jeff Goodwin. “Out of all the films I have done spanning more than three decades now, films including Blue Velvet, Rambo III, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Last of the Mohicans to name a few! People love Empire Records!”

Some other great NC Film Crew members like Rick Pour, Robbie Beck, John Copeman, Beth Giles, Andy Krish, and Matt Sullivan (just to name a few) worked on this one, so ask ’em some some good stories if you see them.

In this day and age, if you said “record store,” kids would scratch their heads wondering just what the hell this so-called “record” is, much less having a store for it. But we remember, so let’s take a moment to reminiscence with Liv Tyler, Anthony LaPaglia, Renée Zellweger and friends shall we…

Oh yeah, it was hip, it was trendy and it was shot right here in Wilmywood. The interior of the record store was filmed at EUE/Screen Gems Studios, but you can get a glance of the exterior on South Front Street. Scenes from the back of the store were filmed right at the Cape Fear River.


The exterior where Gina picks Corey up for work is at a private residence in Forest Hills.

People Magazine is also celebrating this picture with: Empire Records, 20 Years Later: Where Is the Cast Now?
We are proud to be the home of this classic flick. Go ahead, break out your LPs and cassettes and celebrate! WATCH MOVIE NOW!

NC Film Crew members Mourn the Loss of a Brother.
TNT’s Drama ‘Good Behavior’ chooses male lead.
NC Dept. of Commerce releases Prod Cos who got the Dirty Dancing Cash

NC Film Crew members Mourn the Loss of a Brother.

Yesterday, some sad news rocked the NC Film Crew world because the man who passed away is being called “an incredible human being” and “the nicest guy you’ll ever meet.”

Geoffrey Ryan worked in the Locations Dept since the late 1970s. He’s worked on many productions here in Wilmywood including Bolden!, Where the Devil Hides and Revolution to name a few.

Crew member Kasey Keiser has set up a Memorial Fund for Geoff’s family describing the man as “one if the best people anyone could ever know or work with,” and that Geoff “meant so much to many…an inspiration for allot.”

Below is from the Go Fund Me.

Geoffrey Ryan.

The man has passed, but the legend will live on forever.

He touched so many lives in his travels, picking up stories and giving them to all.  We all know a piece of him, and that is what will always be with us.  This is truly someone whom can never be forgotten.

To honor him, this is a Memorial Fund dedicated to his life, and his family…Chayne Ashton Ryan.  All proceeds will go directly to her to help out in any way that she needs.  This gives each of us the chance to help out the best way we can to show how far his stories go, and how big her family truly is… How much each of us cared for and loved this absolutely amazing soul, and the songs of his life.

Please feel free to give anything you can, but this is not about the money, this is about the love.  Share this across the world, across any medium you can.  Let’s make sure everyone can see this and feels his presence, with that hair flowing under that hat.  Sing songs in his memory.  Post your stories of Geoff so all can see.  Let each of us show how we care by forging the myth of the man, Geoffrey Ryan.

Loveyameanit, My Bruthas and Sistas.

GIVE NOW: Geoff Ryan Memorial Fund


NC Dept. of Commerce releases Prod Cos who got the Dirty Dancing Cash

If you are an avid reader of this here blog, The Wilmywood Daily, then you’ve known most of these deets for a while now. But there were a few things that we were waiting on. Like an official announcement from the Dept. of N.C. Commerce of what we already know AND which production got what from the Dirty Dancing money.  So, here we go.

  1. TNT’s Good Behavior (Wilmington, NC) – Eligible for up to $1.25 million. 

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2. The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (Asheville, NC) – Eligible for up to $2.8 million.

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3. HGTV’s Love it or List it (Raleigh/Durham, NC) – Eligible for up to $950,000.

We knew a reality show got the final bit of cash from the left over money , but we didn’t know which one.  Well, now we do.

Now with the Dirty Dancing money done with and since the Governor signed the budget today, we will now see who applies for the $30M in the grant for this fiscal year. It might be a little while since they have to implement all the new language what was changed.

TNT’s Drama ‘Good Behavior’ chooses male lead.

Oh my, my, my.  We have ourselves a male lead, ladies and gentleman!  Yes, we will be welcoming Spanish actor Juan Diego Botto to Wilmywood soon! He is set to play the character Javier opposite Michelle Dockery (Letty Dobesh) in the TNT drama pilot Good Behavior. Shooting begins October 7th right here in Wilmywood.

This is his first role on American television. Now here’s some deets about his character. According to Deadline, Javier is the magnetic contract killer who crosses paths with Letty when she overhears his plans to kill a client’s wife. Like Letty, Javier lives a dangerous life outside the system, and their attraction is immediate and complicated. When he discovers her intentions to undermine the murder plot, he’s impressed but undeterred. Javier seeks Letty out to kill her, but ends up pulling her into a dangerous, seductive working arrangement.

I repeat, this will be a dangerous and seductive relationship! And that’s just how WE like it, right?

Good Behavior is based on the Letty Dobesh books by our NC native Blake Crouch.

Who’s getting pumped about this pilot? Woop!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 09/16/2015 Senate Vote, Sleepy Hollow on DVD, Reel Wilmington Film Series

We are one step closer to reaching a final budget. The NC Senate voted 33-16 yesterday for a budget compromise. A final Senate vote will happen today. The House take it on tomorrow and Friday. The bill then goes to Gov. Pat McCrory for his John Hancock.

Yesterday, we discovered there were some positive language changes to the NC Film Grant which will give us $30M per fiscal year. READ FULL STORY NOW.

The NC Film Grant is a five year plan, expiring July 1, 2020. The grant will increase the minimum spend of $250,000 per episode for video or television series to $1M per episode.

The current cap has a max rebate of $5M, up to 25% on qualified expenses/purchases of productions for an entire television series. The max payout will be raised from $5M to $9M for a single television series.

Feature Films remain at $5M for minimum spends and maximum rebates. Commercials will remain the same as well at $250,000.tscc3

Sleepy Hollow Season 2-3-300x300Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow which was filmed right here in Wilmywood is out on DVD. Go ahead and grab yourself a copy and see just about everyone you know in the BG 🙂

IM3The Reel Wilmington Film Series at Bailey Park kicks off this Saturday and features family friendly movies shot in the Carolinas. First up is Iron Man 3 (edited). Bring a chair and your friends and family and head to Bailey Theatre Park at 12 North Front Street. Showtime is at 7:30pm

Got Scoop?  Message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter Or just post your comments below! That’s a wrap!!