‘Max Steel’ Trailer is Here! New Release Date!

(Photo Credit: David Pascua)
It’s been almost 18 months since Dolphin and Open Road Films swam on into Wilmywood to begin production on Max Steel and we’ve been like, “Where is this movie?” Yes, we’ve been hearing nothing but crickets!  The movie stars Ben Winchell as Max McGrath along with Ana Villafañe, Andy Garcia and Maria Bello. But finally we have our selves a trailer!!!  It’s the Spanish trailer, but in English. If you remember, Mattel’s Max Steel franchise has a HUGE following especially in South America. So, I guess that makes sense. Anyone else SUPER pumped?! The new release date is Friday, October 21, 2016.

MAX STEEL – MATTEL/DOLPHIN/OPEN ROAD 
STATUS: Production began April 29, 2015
PRODUCERS: Bill O’Dowd,  Julia Pistor
WRITER: Christopher Yost
DIRECTOR: Stewart Hendler
LP: David Grace
CAST: Ben Winchell,  Ana Villafañe, Andy Garcia, Maria Bello

16 year old Max McGrath is discovering that he’s got a strange electric energy that emanates from him when he’s upset or excited, and it’s starting to grow beyond his control. With his scientist father dead and his mom Molly unwilling to talk about what really happened in the accident that killed him, Max is resigned to trying to fit in to yet another new school–where he finds himself attracted to the quirky, independent-minded Sydney and develops a friendship with an old colleague of his dad’s, Miles Edwards. But the most startling thing that happens to Max is the arrival of a small, crab-like alien named Steel, whose memory may be faulty but who knows one thing for certain: he’s there to protect Max, and he’s been sent by Max’s father.

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The Wilmywood Daily – 04/20/2015 Max Steel gets release date, Local actor in Fantastic 4 and more.

Under the Dome heads back to the sound stages today, but you can spot them in Burgaw tomorrow.

MaxSteel050314_0218Now, we have been waiting FOREVER for a release date for Max Steel which stars Ben Winchell as Max McGrath along with Ana Villafane, Andy Garcia and Maria Bello. Well, now I can tell you get ready to enjoy this super hero flick later this summer on Friday, August 28th Woo hoo!

The Longest Ride is doing decent at the box office. So far, they’ve earned $23,511,000  plus $6 million more internationally.

And did you spot what they wrote at the end of the credits? Thanks for posting this Ben Yemba! They were here during our big battle with our legislators and they felt our pain considering how much they loved filming here. I know director George Tillman, Jr. definitely knew! He really paid attention to what was going on around town and across the state. So, on behalf on the NC Film Crew, thank you Longest Ride Team!

And we gotta give major kudos to local actor Anthony Reynolds! He always gets in on the coolest movies! This time, you can spot him in the latest trailer for Fantastic 4! Congrats buddy!

Also HUGE DOUBLE congratulations going out to Jonathan Landau and the gang!  First, their short film Pushing Buttons won Best Dark Comedy Short at Worldfest Houston this weekend! It stars Devin McGee and Meredith Jackson to name a couple.11156351_1157654247584143_6450778751639465909_n

Secondly, 14 years ago Landau made a 35mm feature film called The Last Summer. He says that over 1,000 local people worked on this film (including Britt Robertson, Muse Watson, Nick Searcy, and David Andrews). It is now available via Vimeo On Demand! It’s only $1.99 to check it out!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 05/15/2014 Another feature for NC, Short Session, Max Steel, Under the Dome, Firestarter 2

Happy Thursday my beautiful Wilmywood peeps!  Let’s dive right in.

Sources are claiming Langley Park Pictures is bringing North Carolina the feature film Ashby starring Mickey Rourke, Emma Roberts and Sarah Silverman.  They are supposedly going into production  mid-June.  So that means they are already in production.  I will keep you posted as to where.  As of now, I haven’t heard anything about them shooting here.  And honestly I hope they shooting another part of the state so we can spread our the film love.

andy_garciaAndy Garcia made his first appearance on set yesterday for Max Steel. He is playing the character Dr. Miles Edwards. Yay! Welcome back to Wilmywood, Andy! The crew is back on Middlesound Loop Rd.

The CBS Upfronts were yesterday and they brought us absolutely nothing about under the dome If fact we already know everything we need to know about the hottest summer show to hit the network. Under the Dome is plugging away gearing up for their June 30 premiere. Currently, they are shooting episode 8. They are sticking to their Monday night line up in their 10 p.m. time slot.  Our Domies are shooting on the lot today.

ScottDay One for the legislative short session arrived yesterday and it is already not sitting well with many folks.  Raging facebook posts were blended with truths and complete misunderstandings.  Just remember this short session is NOT short.  It will go to July.  Let’s not panic.  This will be the longest two months of our lives! If you don’t believe me, ask Scott Lope who has been battling for animal rights for years.  He knows exactly what we are going through emotionally and he gives us all a little advice when it comes to handling the ups and downs of the short session as well as how to present ourselves in regards to the film incentives.  LISTEN NOW!

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A huge thank you to Greensboro TV station StarNews47.  They are airing this add.

Please share this video with everyone!

NCFIlmPendantPerry’s Emporium has the exclusive NC Film Pendants in stock now! They also ship everywhere, so call them to order one or stop by and pick one up! Price: $39.95 Located at 2520 Independence Blvd in Wilmington 910-392-6721  They are open Tues – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  I am wearing mine proudly!

Please send a message or phone call to our governor Pat McCrory as well as Sharon Decker and ask them to please HELP us!  Ask them to keep the film incentives at 25% because if they try to drop it, we are dead in the water!  Here’s their deets:

PAT MCCRORY 
PAT.MCCRORY@NC.GOV 
919-814-2000 
Twitter: @PatMcCroryNC

SHARON DECKER
SHARON.DECKER@NCCOMMERCE.COM
919-733-3449

imageTNT announced they are creating a follow-up to Stephen King’s Firestarter novel, or as we like to call it a follow up to the film fire that made Wilmywood what it is today. The Shop this supernatural thriller centers on the titular organization that once exploited the pyrokinetic abilities of Charlie McGee (Drew Barrymore). They move 20 years later and we discover that Charlie has been tracked down by one of its former members, Henry Talbot.  Although they thought they  brought The Shop down all those years ago, we find out that is it is alive and more sinister than ever, unleashing terrifying new entities into the world. Of course Charlie can’t let that happen, so she is ready and determined to destroy it for good.  No word on casting or location yet.

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens).  Offices are open 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting, too! Film=Jobs folks!  Spread the word!

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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!!

Andy Garcia joins Max Steel cast

andy_garciaAndy Garcia is back in Wilmywood! ( He was here in 2013 for Christmas In Conway.) He has signed on to play the role of “Miles” who is a friend of Max’s mother “Molly.”  Currently, Andy can be heard and not seen in the animated picture, Rio 2 as the voice of “Eduardo.” Rumor has it that Mr. Garcia has had some Wilmywood ties in the past couple of months. The Emmy award nominated actor was one of the leading men in the running for the lead role in the recently wrapped pilot, Field of Play. (We know it as REDZONE).

ABOUT :

MAX STEEL – MATTEL/DOLPHIN/OPEN ROAD 
STATUS: Production begins April 29th
PRODUCERS: Bill O’Dowd,  Julia Pistor
WRITER: Christopher Yost
DIRECTOR: Stewart Hendler
LP: David Grace
CAST: Ben Winchell,  Ana Villafañe
CREW RESUMES TO:  maxsteelresumes@gmail.com

16 year old Max McGrath is discovering that he’s got a strange electric energy that emanates from him when he’s upset or excited, and it’s starting to grow beyond his control. With his scientist father dead and his mom Molly unwilling to talk about what really happened in the accident that killed him, Max is resigned to trying to fit in to yet another new school–where he finds himself attracted to the quirky, independent-minded Sydney and develops a friendship with an old colleague of his dad’s, Miles Edwards. But the most startling thing that happens to Max is the arrival of a small, crab-like alien named Steel, whose memory may be faulty but who knows one thing for certain: he’s there to protect Max, and he’s been sent by Max’s father.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/29/2014 SH Cast Members get an Upgrade, Who’s on TV Tonight and more.

Happy Snowy Wednesday Wilmywood! Man, it took me 1/2 hour to de-ice and defrost before I could leave my driveway this morning!  The roads are covered with ice, so you can’t see the lines in the road.  BE CAREFUL!

We’ve got so much news we are WAITING for…casting details, more features coming, but alas, we sit here until the time comes to deliver!  Argh!  Yeah, yeah, I know patience!  Well, here’s what we do know.

sh_johnNobleTwo casts members of Sleepy Hollow got an upgrade to series regulars! John Noble  and Lyndie Greenwood were promoted for the sophomore season. The Hollywood Reporter says, “Noble’s Sleepy Hollow promotion puts him back in business with Fox as a series regular, where he had previously starred in Fringe.  Meanwhile, Greenwood, who portrays Abbie Mills’ sister Jenny, appeared in the majority of the 13-episode run.”

So yeah, Lyndie was already playing the part, so I am glad both get the notoriety and pay raise! READ ARTICLE NOW

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NBC has decided not to go forward with the rookie comedy “Sean Saves the World,” which has stopped production and effectively been cancelled.  The show starred Sean Hayes and our lovely Linda Lavin.  Can we please have her back now?

WHO’S ON TV TONIGHT?  Check out these guys tonight while you are stuck in your igloo.

TvDaily Show: Johnny Knoxville (Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa)

Jimmy Kimmel: Andy Garcia (Christmas in Conway)

And yes get ready for Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live this Saturday!  Here’s the promo or two or 10!

REMINDER: Jackie Burch Casting Workshop – Wilmington, NC

Before our beloved Jackie Burch heads to Atlanta, she will be holding a casting workshop.  They will be held February 8th & 9th.  This workshop is for ages from 8-80.  Here are all the deets:

Session A – Saturday, February 8th, 10am – 5pm
Session B – Sunday, February 9th, 10am – 5pm

$175 for either session, A or B
Workshop will include:
– Headshot Appraisal
– Live Taping and Playback
– Cold Readings
– One-on-one Scene Study
– Q&As
Please contact samy@jackieburch.com to sign up!

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BEST_OF_2014_VoteREMINDER: ENCORE BEST OF MASQUERADE BALL will be Saturday, February 8th at the Brooklyn Arts Center.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Winners will be announced that night! BUY TICKETS NOW!

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.  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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/29/2013 Listening Tour, Savage Wolverine, Christmas in Conway, Starring NC!

Happy Friday Wilmywood!  Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving.  There wasn’t a lot of Sleepy Hollow action on location this week, but coming up next week they will be all over the place, mostly downtown.

Secretary-Sharon-DeckerHave a few reminders today!  The 2013 Listening Tour is Monday, December 2, BUT YOU MUST REGISTER BY TODAY.    The state secretary of commerce Sharon Decker will be in Wilmington to hear your stories, concerns and ideas.  She welcomes all economic development professionals, business leaders, community officials and other stakeholders in the Southeast Prosperity Zone to voice their ideas, concerns, recommendations and barriers to economic growth in their counties, including the film industry. She wants to take those stories back with her Raleigh.  Joining her will be senior advisor Tony Almeida. Aaron Syrett from the NC Film Office will be in the audience. It will take place 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Windell Daniels Hall (fifth floor) at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station, 502 N. Front St. So, ALL NC  CREW, VENDORS and SUPPORTERS, come out and tell Sharon THANK YOU for her support of NC film and share why the incentive is important to you.  REGISTER NOW!  Email ListeningTours@nccommerce.com by Friday with “Southeast” in the subject line.tscc3

WolverineSavageTOMORROW: Our local boy, Scott Lope, animal advocate and OFFICIALLY comic book writer, will be signing copies of Savage Wolverine Issue#12 at 1pm at Memory Lane Comics‘ new location, 5214 Market St., in Market Station.  It’s the perfect day to get your copy as it is Small Business Saturday!   Scott was the 2009 Animal Planet’s Hero of the Year as well as star of Discovery Channel’s Wild Animal Repo.  READ THE ENTIRE STORY.  

Christmas in Conway hits the small screen on Sunday on ABC (locally WWAY) at 9pm EST. The movie stars Mary-Louise Parker, Andy Garcia and Mandy Moore.

It’s a beautiful story of a man so in love with his wife that he will do anything to make her happy — even building a Ferris wheel in their back yard. But the next-door neighbor isn’t exactly thrilled. She’s determined to win Conway’s best-decorated-yard contest, and she has the law on her side — her brother just happens to be the town sheriff! Tears and laughter — an entertaining mix in this new Hallmark Hall of Fame production.

There are only 17 hours left for The North Carolina Museum of History‘s Indiegogo Campaign.  They are planning a yearlong celebration of filmmaking in the state.  Named  Starring North Carolina!  the celebration will feature:  the first major exhibit about the Tar Heel State’s role in filmmaking, activities that reveal North Carolina stars, filming locations, and references, a film festival and a film series, and more! The celebration is slated to start November  2014.  If you have a couple of bucks to spare, please donate to their crowdfunder!  DONATE NOW!

keepncMake sure you are a part of the movement, you are a voter, you have a voice.  Help end the “sunset” permanently, keep the film incentives indefinitely! Visit KEEPNCFILM.org NOW and LIKE their Facebook page

39th Annual People's Choice Awards - ShowREMINDER:  Voting in The People’s Choice Awards is still happening!  Make sure to vote, vote, and vote again for your NC FILM favorites. Finalist voting ends on Thursday, December 5th!  Check out the list of NC Nominees NOW!

Tis the season!  Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday!  Make sure to shop at one of your local stores!  Oh, did I mention ours?From now until Monday, when you shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop, you will get FREE Standard Shipping on minimum order of 2 items. Enter Promo Code: 2FREESHIP during checkout.  Get it before Christmas!  Deadline for orders to arrive before Christmas is set for December 13. SHOP NOW!

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/18/2013 Call to Action for NC Film, Christmas in Conway, Max Steel and more!

Goood Morning!  Lots to chat about!  First, let’s talk about a new grassroots campaign that has just launched.  It’s a “Call to Action” for NC Crew Members, Vendors and most importantly Voters!  Here’s the schpeel from me!

Don’t just watch it, DO SOMETHING!  Visit KEEPNCFILM.org NOW.  Help end the “sunset” permanently, keep the film incentives indefinitely!

Max-Steel

A lovely RUMOR from the Lot.  Over the weekend, my sources told me that we may be hearing an announcement soon about  Mattel Entertainment could indeed be bringing us Max Steel.   We can chalk this up as rumor but we will find out soon enough because they are reported to open up offices in January 2014. READ ENTIRE STORY NOW

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The countdown to the Christmas in Conway premiere on ABC has us 13 days away.  Here is a sneak peek!

39th Annual People's Choice Awards - ShowREMINDER:  Voting in The People’s Choice Awards is still happening!  Make sure to vote, vote, and vote again for your NC FILM favorites. Finalist voting ends on Thursday, December 5th!  Check out the list of NC Nominees NOW!

Ready for Headless?  Tonight on Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod confronts the Headless Horseman and learns the Horseman’s true motives. Don-don-dooon! It’s the Necromancer!

werethemillersswagWe’re the Millers’ DVD Release is TOMORROW!  Wanna win a  “We’re the Millers” T-shirt?  Subscribe to the blog to enter to win! If you are already subscribed, then you are already entered to win. Click on “Follow” at the bottom right of the blog to subscribe!

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