WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 07/19/2013 John Schneider coming back to Wilmywood, Comic Con, and Casting Call for Baby

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Adrenaline

Let’s kick off the blog with Kickstarter!  Some local folks have been working their tails off on a great inspirational street racing film called, Adrenaline.  You will see some familiar local faces like Michael Rosander, Mike Holmes, and then you see faces you know from TV.  John Schneider (Dukes of Hazard, Smallville) for instance.  65% of the movie has already been shot.  They will return to Wilmington and yes that includes the handsome John Schneider to shoot some more scenes, then head to Rockingham for the big race scenes.  They are looking for some finishing funds and they are asking us in the community for a ‘lil help!  So, that means I am asking you, too.  If everyone who reads this blog, throws in $5 or more, that would be amazing!  A lot of a little really adds up!  They have 27 days left to raise $45,000.  HELP NOW!

The San Diego Comic Con kicks off today and our shows are representin’!

This Friday, Sleepy Hollow‘s Co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and director/executive producer Len Wiseman will host an exclusive, not-to-be-missed world premiere screening of their highly-anticipated mystery-adventure drama, followed by a Q&A with fans, featuring series stars Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones.   There will be Autograph Signings at Booth #4229 at 5:00 PM with SLEEPY HOLLOW Cast & Producers! Can’t make it to Comic-Con? That’s OK! There will be LIVE updates, photos and videos from panels, press opportunities, and additional live events and parties info here: https://www.facebook.com/SleepyHollow

Sleepy Hollow, starring Tom MisonNicole BeharieOrlando Jones and John Cho, is a modern retelling of the classic 1820s short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Produced by Fringe‘s Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, this take on Washington Irving‘s tale finds Icabod Crane (Mison) time-traveling two and a half centuries and teaming up with police to save humanity, and of course battling the headless horseman once again. ~eonline.com

On Sunday, the San Diego Comic Con welcomes our beautiful and talented cast and producers of Under the Dome.  The panel is at 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM (Room 6BCF) 

The dome has descended upon Chester’s Mill and there is no way in or out! Get a sneak peek of what’s in store for the town and its residents as they become sealed off from the rest of the world in this summer’s event series based on the bestselling book by Stephen King, from Amblin Television. Stars Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), Mike Vogel (“Bates Motel”) and Rachelle Lefevre (“Twilight”) will be joined by executive producers Brian K. Vaughan (“Lost”) and Neal Baer (“Law & Order: SVU”).  The autograph session will include Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Brian K Vaughan and Neal Baer.  They will sign from 3:30 to 4:15 PM at the CBS Interactive Booth (#4245) on the convention floor.  ~TVbytheNumbers.com

For the latest updates on UNDER THE DOME at Comic-Con go to www.facebook.com/UnderTheDomeCBS  Follow them on twitter over the weekend.  Hashtag: #DomeSDCC

The UTD folks will start their day at Screen Gems, then head over to Chestnut St.

And moms and dads, ready for your baby to start their career? A regional commercial is looking for a calm, laid-back baby between 4-7 month old.  (Calm? Did you laugh too when you read this?  Haaaahahaaa) They will be shooting sometime between the 15th and 21st of September in the Wilmington area.   Email: southeastcastingbg@gmail.com With subject: Regional commercial BABY

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 07/18/2013 Emmy Noms for NCFilm, Sleepy Hollow Casting Call, Under the Dome Season 2 and more.

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The Emmy nominations are in and here is where NC Film shines!

HUGE congratulations to Craig and Lisa Fincannon for getting nominated for  Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series: Homeland!!  Woo Hoo!!  Wilmywood is so proud!

NBC’s Revolution was nominated for stunt coordination for the episode “Nobody’s Fault But Mine.” Congrats to Jeff Wolfe!!

Also up for an Emmy, and I love the way Jeff Hidek from the Star News put it, “The Georgia-filmed episode of #Revolution battles an NC-filmed episode of #Banshee in a visual effects category.”

More  details are circulating about Season 2 of Under the Dome.  Rumor has it, they will be telling the crew at the end of the month.  Now I am curious to know if they will indeed continue the Summer trend or bring it back sooner.  The show is so hot, I dunno if the fans can wait for 10 months for more!  But we will find out soon enough!  The crew will be in Forest Hills this morning, then they move to the sound stage at Screen Gems, then a short trek to the back lot in the woods.  In the meantime as The San Diego Comic Con gets underway, the Under the Dome Comic Con poster was revealed yesterday!  I sooo want one!

PromotedOur very own Hank and Jed Movie Pictures are once again up for an award.  This time their popular show, Battlefield Friends is up for “Notable Machinima/Video Series” in the Dragon Slayer Awards!  A vote for BFF is a vote for PROMOTION!!!  Vote now: http://bit.ly/13PnOvU  Apparently the guys at Electronic Arts are fans of the show because because the EA folks posted it on Battlefield’s FB page which has over 6 million likes.  Nice!  Haven’t seen the series?  Check it out now (WARNING: not for kids!)

Production on Sleepy Hollow begins in just a few days.  Scouts were already seen near downtown on Princess taking pictures as well as in New Bern. The handsome Thirty Something star Ken Olin will be directing episode 2 (our first).   Hello talented hotness!! We have our very first extras casting call! They are looking for a couple females to play police officers. These will be hand picked by the director and will most likely be needed throughout the entire season.  Get all the details now!

surfalorusCucalorus Film Festival is once a year and it’s awesome, but it’s always cold during the festivities!  Thank God they brought back Surfalorus.  The summertime Film Festival begins tonight and runs through the weekend.  Enjoy three days of outdoor screenings in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Downtown Wilmington with the hottest new surf films and docs about coastal issues. The fest will include an outdoor board expo and shaper show with a live display from area board artists. A free, outdoor screening will also be held each night of the festival with live music and cold beer. Now we’re talkin’!  Get your tickets now!

THE OFFICIAL REPORT: SLEEPY HOLLOW TV SERIES TO FILM IN WILMINGTON, NC

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Well I’ve been telling you for about a month now it was coming, but when the Wilmington Film Commission says it, you know it’s for real!  Yay!  Here’s the official press release!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2013

SLEEPY HOLLOW TV SERIES TO FILM IN WILMINGTON, NC

Wilmington, NC, June 6, 2013 – The Wilmington Regional Film Commission and the North Carolina Film Office announced today that 20th Century Fox Television is bringing the TV series SLEEPY HOLLOW, a thrilling new modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic story, to Wilmington, North Carolina.  20th Century Fox Television currently films the award winning series, HOMELAND, in the Charlotte region.

“We are certainly excited that once again Wilmington has been chosen as the home for another TV series”, says Wilmington Regional Film Commission Director, Johnny Griffin.  “This series will continue Wilmington’s long running success with television production.”

“20th Century Fox Television continues to see the value of working in North Carolina”, says North Carolina Film Office Director, Aaron Syrett.  “Fox is a valuable client and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them on this and future productions.”

SLEEPY HOLLOW is from K/O Paper Products in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Phillip Iscove and Len Wiseman (“Hawaii Five-0,” “Underworld” and “Total Recall”). The series is executive-produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman, Mark Goffman and Heather Kadin. Iscove serves as supervising producer. Wiseman directed the pilot.

SLEEPY HOLLOW will air on Mondays at 9 p.m. on FOX beginning this fall.

“What if you suddenly woke up from the throes of death 250 years in the future to find the world is on the brink of destruction, caused by unimaginable events, and you are humanity’s last hope?”

In this modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. Revived alongside Ichabod is the infamous Headless Horseman who is on a murderous rampage in present-day Sleepy Hollow. Bound to the Headless Horseman by a blood spell cast on the battlefield of the American Revolution, Ichabod quickly realizes that stopping Headless is just the beginning, as the resurrected rider is but the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

As this re-invented Ichabod finds himself in present-day Sleepy Hollow, he discovers a town and a world he no longer recognizes. All that is brutally familiar are Headless and Ichabod’s determination to annihilate this immortal being. It’s a mission he must complete quickly, as Headless already has viciously slain Sheriff AUGUST CORBIN (guest star Clancy Brown, “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Carnivale”). Grey served both as mentor and father figure to Detective ABBIE MILLS (Nicole Beharie, “Shame,” “American Violet”), a young cop whose own supernatural experiences help her form an unlikely bond with Ichabod. But Sleepy Hollow’s head of police, Captain FRANK IRVING (Orlando Jones, “The Chicago 8,” “Drumline”), isn’t buying any of this.

In fact, the only person who is on Abbie’s side is Ichabod. His extensive first-hand knowledge of our secret American history, coupled with her superior profiling and modern threat assessment skills, will make them a formidable duo as they work together to triumph over evil. The complex pasts of Ichabod and Abbie, from Ichabod’s inclusion in the powerful and secretive Freemasons Society and the ghostly appearance of his late wife, KATRINA (Katia Winter, “Dexter”), to Abbie’s childhood visions, will help them solve the intricate puzzles of Sleepy Hollow in order to protect its future.

As history repeats itself, the oddly-linked pair will draw on the real stories and hallowed secrets this nation was founded on in their quest to stop an increasingly vicious cycle of evil.

SLEEPY HOLLOW currently occupies offices and soundstages at EUE Screen Gems Studios.  Production is expected to begin in late July and continue through December on an initial order of twelve episodes.

Contact Information:
Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc.

1223 N. 23rd Street

Wilmington, NC 28405

910-343-3456

http://www.wilmingtonfilm.com

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BREAKING WILMYWOOD NEWS: Sleepy Hollow coming to Wilmington?

Looks like 20th Century Fox Television isn’t done with North Carolina when it comes to their new show, Sleepy Hollow.  Although they shot the pilot in the Charlotte area, they have been scoping out Wilmington for the rest of the season.  My sources tell me the show is more than likely coming to our area.  So, like I said in Monday’s blog, it wasn’t a bad thing that Revolution has moved to the Lonestar State, as we will have the crew base to support another TV series! Sure hope this pans out for us!   I will keep you posted as more information comes in!   So see the preview of the show, see below.