Big things are coming, but some things must come to an end.

Okay guys! I’ve got good news and depending how you personally feel about me, well it could be good or bad news.

The good news? The rumors are true! The wait is over and big things are indeed coming back to Wilmywood.  Hunter over at the Star News has definitely been sniffing or barking or peeing on and up the right tree, AND that is not the only project that is coming. People will definitely be working again. See what the hell I am talking about:

‘Swamp Thing’ series testing waters to film in Wilmington

Plus it looks like our legislators are finally doing something collectively to help:

SEE ARTICLE: N.C. film grant tweaked to attract more projects

So, the bad/good news? I won’t be reporting on it and giving you the scoop way ahead of the standard media.

It’s been a long hard, fun, painful and joyous road reporting on the local film industry, but I feel it is time to take a step back and focus on some other important things in my life like family, friends, traveling and you know, that radio job that actually pays the bills.

Don’t worry, Hunter will keep you posted at the Star News for now. After all, he is already got some great scoop to share. If I decide to return to reporting on the local film scene, I will let you know right here!

Love to you, Wilmywood!

And scene.

Sheila Brothers

 

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Wilmywood This Week & What’s Ahead

The first week of production for Words on Bathroom Walls was this week. Here’s a few articles from the local media to view:

WWAY – Wilmywood is back in Action as Filming Kicks Off

WECT – ‘Words on Bathroom Walls’ begins filming in Wilmington

What’s Next for film?

With nothing on the official books, what’s going to happen when Words on Bathroom Walls heads to post-production? The handful of crew members who actually got a film job here are filled with dread praying this won’t be their last gig in the Port City or the last job in film period.  Hopefully our legislators understand by now that the stench HB2 spewed is still stronger than a hog farm. Combine that with the lack of consistency, the mixed messages that have been given and you have the end result. No work.

Hollywood does know however just how great Wilmington is as a location, How use friendly and affordable EUE/Screen Gems Studios are,  and how strong and talented our crew members are. So, what can we do?  The question that comes around year after year is brewing again. Can Wilmington offer their own film incentives? We’ve done it before, why not do it again…

The Star News asked that very question. Read about it now: Could Wilmington, New Hanover offer their own film incentives?

What’s next for Wilmington on the small screen?

The next Wilmington restaurant to be featured on “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” is the Cast Iron Kitchen. The segment will air on the Food Network show on May 25th at 9 p.m.

Then the final Wilmington restaurant will be Sweet n Savory Cafe.  Episode 12 titled ‘East Coast, West Coast’ will air at 9 p.m. on June 8th. They describe it as “a bakery-restaurant making major meatloaf and frying up French toast with a fantastic twist.”

Check out the TV Schedule now.

Devon Bostick is Joaquin for ‘Words on Bathroom Walls’

Another cast member joins Wilmywood’s Words On Bathroom Walls.

Devon Bostick (Okja, The 100, Diary of a Wimpy Kid) will play Joaquin, “a regular figure of Adam’s hallucinations who represents Adam’s unfiltered raging hormones.”

Devon joins leading man Charlie Plummer, Taylor Russell,  and AnnaSophia Robb.

You can spot them filming DURING next couple of weeks on Country Club Road, Shirley Drive, The College Diner on S College Rd. and at the new restaurant Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria on Greenfield. Production begins Monday.

If you would like to be an extra on the film, sign up with Kimmie Stewart Casting.

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