THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/08/2014 Another feature film for NC?, Aaron Syrett resigns, Secrets & Lies and more.

JohnElvisIt’s was Episode 2 for Under The Dome, Season 2 last night on CBS and one of our favorite Domies, John Elvis who plays Ben was back in town to watch the action packed show with our beloved local Chester’s Millers downtown Wilmington at Hell’s Kitchen during the Barrettviewing party. Actor Barrett Carnahan took the night off from Sleepy Hollow to show support and have a little fun with friends while in town. A good time was had by all. John will be leaving midweek.  We will miss ya buddy! Thanks to Mary Jo Jackson for the pics!

We’ll see how Under the Dome did rating-wise later today.   Our Domies are in Currie today while Sleepy Hollow is at Hoggard High School and then Forest Hills.  The Longest Ride is at Atlantic Auto and CFCC.

Timothy BusfieldNow if you remember Tim Busfield is playing Benjamin Franklin is season 2 of Sleepy Hollow.  Well, it looks like ABC’s Secrets & Lies is borrowing him.  As a director.  Look for Secrets & Lies to begin production in about two weeks.

ABC’s Secret & Lies is still accepting crew resumes.  Send your resumes with position in the subject line to:


Sleepy Hollow is returning to the San Diego Comic Con coming up on Friday, July 25th GET DETAILS NOW!

Although we’ve already seen this on Netflix, North Carolina shot Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 is officially out on DVD and Blu-Ray today.

NCFILM OFFICECORRECTION: Director the NC Film Office Aaron Syrett did not resign.  Due to a reduction in workforce, Aaron will no longer be at the North Carolina Film office as of July 31st.   He did not leave in the middle of the battle.  This is so sad.  Aaron’s been helping keep things alive over the past 7 years.  We wish him well.  Looks like Production Services Executive Guy Gaster is filling in Aaron’s position.  We don’t know if this is permanent or temporary. More details will be released in the coming days.


RumorslogoThe feature film currently titled, One & Two is currently is said to begin setting up shop later this month in North Carolina.  It’s about two siblings living in a remote area who have supernatural powers but they are and have been stifled by their overbearing father.  Producing in Kim Sherman.  Andrew Droz Palermo is the director.  Not too many other details about this one.  Where in North Carolina is still unknown.  Let’s log this one still as a rumor.  No one has said boo about this one…yet at least.

A lot of people have asked me about the Civil War based pilot coming from Disney.  I am still being told, they are waiting until a decision is made on the film incentives before they decide on North Carolina or Virginia.  Hate to say it, but my gut tells me they are going north for this one.  (please let me be wrong).



I think we can all find the time.  Everyone has a lunch break.  Here are the folks you need to contact everyday this week!  Tell them to extend the film incentives for another year!

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

Sen. Phil Berger (President Pro Tempore)
PHONE: 919-733-5708

Sen.  Bill Rabon

Rep. Julia Howard
PHONE: 919-733-5904

If you have time, also include others on the Sen. Finance Chairs:

Sen. Bob Rucho
(919) 733-5655

Sen. David Curtis
(919) 715-3038

Sen. Ron Rabin
(919) 733-5748


Perhaps a letter to the editor of the Star News is more your kind of thing? We are urging crew members and small businesses to express their feelings on the matter and tell them how losing film would effect you.

Tricia Vance – Letters to the Editor

LOOKING 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. WE GOT MORE!

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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!


MTV Movie Awards – NC Films Fill Nine Categories


The 23rd MTV Movie Awards Nominees have been released and NC Film is lookin’ good!  Mainly thanks to We’re the Millers!  Conan O’Brien will host of this year’s festivities which will be LIVE on April 13th at the fabulous Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.  Here are the NC Film Nominees:

• Amy Adams – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
• Sandra Bullock – Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
• Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

• Liam James – The Way Way Back (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station (The Weinstein Company)
Will Poulter – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
• Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
• Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now (A24 Films)

• Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
• Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson – Don Jon (Relativity Media)
• James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens – Spring Breakers (A24 Films)
• Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now (A24 Films)
Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)

• Kevin Hart – Ride Along (Universal Pictures)
• Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Johnny Knoxville – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Paramount Pictures)
• Melissa McCarthy – The Heat (20th Century Fox)
Jason Sudeikis – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)

• Rose Byrne – Insidious: Chapter 2 (FilmDistrict)
• Jessica Chastain – Mama (Universal Pictures)
Vera Farmiga – The Conjuring (New Line Cinema)
• Ethan Hawke – The Purge (Universal Pictures)
• Brad Pitt – World War Z (Paramount Pictures)

Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
• Sam Claflin – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
• Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
• Zac Efron – That Awkward Moment (Focus Features)
• Chris Hemsworth – Thor: The Dark World (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

• Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures)
The Channel 4 News Team’s afternoon is no longer a delight as their speeding van filled with bowling balls, scorpions and hot oil takes a tumble on the highway.

Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll –Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Paramount Pictures)
Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll manage to strike fear into a room full of unsuspecting beauty pageant-loving parents thanks to a bump n’ grind dance routine to a Warrant classic.

• Cameron Diaz – The Counselor (20th Century Fox)
Having sex in a car is pretty much a rite of passage, but having sex with a car? Cameron Diaz’s Malkina gets down and dirty with a bright yellow Ferrari to show the world how it’s done.

• Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Leonardo DiCaprio’s iconic portrayal of excessive Wall Street player Jordan Belfort takes a turn for the insane when he takes his Lamborghini for a spin.

• Danny McBride and Channing Tatum – This is the End (Columbia Pictures)
Danny McBride shows an apocalyptic world, and uncomfortable theater-goers everywhere, that there’s no better pet than a scantily-clad Channing Tatum.

• Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson – This is the End (Columbia Pictures)
Spoiler alert! Backstreet Boys reunite in heaven to perform “Everybody” with signature boy band moves and flair for this unforgettable apocalyptic ending.

• Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Lawrence cleans and dances her frustrations away as she mouths the words to 70s classic “Live and Let Die.”

• Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
During his wedding reception, DiCaprio’s fraudulent Jordan Belfort pops and locks it to Bo Diddley’s “Pretty Thing.”

• Melissa McCarthy – Identity Thief (Universal Pictures)
To ease the tension of stealing Sandy’s identity, McCarthy’s Diana shows her musical range as she attempts to sing along with the car radio — and even hits that high note in “Barracuda.”

Will Poulter – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
With eyes wide shut, Poulter’s Kenny Rossmore throws it back to the 90s with a hilarious rendition of TLC’s “Waterfalls.”

• Henry Cavill as Clark Kent – Man of Steel (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man – Iron Man 3 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Chris Hemsworth as Thor – Thor: The Dark World (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Channing Tatum as John Cale – White House Down (Columbia Pictures)
Movie Awards To Move To April


THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/28/2014 Secrets & Lies Rolling, Under The Dome, Sarah Jones Online Memorial, and more.

secretsLiesYay!  The first production day of the season!  ABC’s Secrets & Lies kicks it off in Porter’s Neck.  Wanna know some more secrets?  How about how Producer Aaron Kaplan feels about Wilmington and why he chose to bring it here.  Hunter Ingram of the Star News snagged this fabulous quote:

aaronkaplan“When we were trying to decide where to shoot this, one of the most important things for us was that we had to pick an American city that felt very safe, very bucolic and a place that would be rattled by something like the murder of a child,” Kaplan said.  

Aaron says more and he wasn’t the only one that agreed.  Find out who cited our excellent film incentives and crew base to seal the deal. READ MORE NOW

charlesduttonThis came out yesterday afternoon!  Australian actress Indiana Evans, has signed on the dotted line as well as three other actors for Secrets & Lies.  Deadline reports that Evans will play Natalie, Ben and Christy’s teenage daughter.  But I am most excited about Charles Dutton!  He will play one of the neighbors, Kevin Williams.  Also added to the list are Steven Brand (Magic City) as Dr. Joseph Turner, another neighbor, and Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead).  READ MORE NOW.

UTD_SlateForSarahAs we gear up for Under the Dome to begin production on Monday in Burgaw, they stopped what they were doing to add to the 100s of slates from around the world paying their respects to Sarah Jones.  Thank you John and the gang!  You rock! Visit SLATES FOR SARAH.  ABC’s Secrets & Lies also have a slate for Sarah as Well.

roadblockOn a traffic note, there will be some road closures as Under the Dome moves forward with Season Two.   Hwy 53 in Burgaw will be closed to traffic between the intersection of HWY 53 and HWY 421 and Malpass Corner Rd.  Times are not set as of yet.

I got an email this morning about an online memorial for Sarah.  “Join our online memorial tomorrow at 11am PST/2pm EST to help us honor Sarah’s life and show the Academy that this courageous young woman deserves a place in the ceremonies.”

Here’s how you can participate:

    1. Share the petition: Click here to share the petition on Facebook.
    2. Tell people about the memorial: Here’s a tweet you can share.
    3. Join the memorial: At 11am PST/2pm EST on Saturday, sign online and tweet a message of support using the hashtag #RIPSarahJones. You can share a photo of Sarah or yourself, send a message of encouragement for Sarah’s friends and family, or say why you think Sarah deserves recognition at Sunday’s Oscars.


The Red Zone is no longer called The Red Zone.  It is back to it original vague title: Untitled Nikki Tuscano Project.  Dunno why yet, we shall see!

Max-SteelIn case you missed it yesterday, there is a crew call FINALLY for Max Steel.   Regardless of delays and no office officially open yet, Max Steel is now accepting crew resumes. Send your resumes to with your position in the subject line.

THIS SUNDAY:  The Academy Awards!  Don’t forget, we have two North Carolina shot flicks up for the Oscar.



Iron Man 3

Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick

Our guys are up against GravityThe Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugThe Lone Ranger, and Star Trek Into Darkness



Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Stephen Prouty

Other flicks in the running for this category are Dallas Buyers Club, and The Lone Ranger.

See the complete list now from the Oscars!


REMINDER THIS SUNDAY: A few more tickets are available for Wilmington film lovers and industry leaders as they gather at Screen Gems Studios for an elegant evening of entertainment featuring a live broadcast of the Oscars, local cuisine, innovative craft cocktails, popcorn, cash oscar pool, a curated silent auction and of course, a flashy red carpet entrance scattered with paparazzi and style judges.

Proceeds from the event support critical costs associated with producing the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival taking place in downtown Wilmington from November 12 to 16, 2014. $100 for single tickets, $180 for couples!!  Click for more information. 


filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOB STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab you one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens) Offices are open from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!


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:  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 – 01/28/2014 Bad Grandpa out on DVD/Blu Ray, Sleepy Hollow, How and Why, and more.

Good morning Wilmywood!  Crazy weather for the next two days, so please prepare!  The SNOWpocalypse is COMING!  Done?  Good, let’s get going!

Our North Carolina shot Bad Grandpa is out on DVD and Blu Ray today! Not only do we get to enjoy the movie all over again, but of course the bonus features will be super fun with this flick.


Johnny Knoxville is REALLY looking forward to you grabbing a copy. “We had so much hilarious footage that we had to cut for various reasons, so I’m psyched that people are going to get to see everything, especially when it’s unrated and on Blu-ray. Woohoo!! Plus I think fans will get a kick out of seeing how we pulled off some of the pranks in the behind-the-scenes footage. As Irving would say, ‘The show’s not over until I hogwrench the fat lady’s spatooly.'”

Blu-Ray Combo Pack will come with an Unrated Cut with more footage, along with the regular theatrical version. The set also features over an hour of behind-the-scenes content, deleted scenes and alternate reactions from real people.  If you get the single-disc DVD there are NO special features.


Charlie-KaufmanOne of the next pilots to shoot here soon is already being deemed 2014’s most promising US comedy pilots.  Den of Geek has FX’s How and Why third on their list.  Why? Because it’s got Charlie Kaufman’s name on it.  CHECK IT OUT NOW


Our show Sleepy Hollow is building quite a fan base.  Their Facebook page have surpassed one million views.

AGTPosterREMINDER: Auditions for America’s Got Talent are tomorrow in Greensboro, NC. If you missed the interview with AGT’s casting director, Andrew Ward  LISTEN NOW Andrew talked about the audition process and  gave some tips about how to win over the casting folks.


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 to sign up!

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:  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 – Week In Review, January 18, 2014 (VIDEO)

Lawd! Technical Difficulties, one day late!  Yikes! Sheila Brothers gives you the scoop about the hottest shows and movies filming in Wilmington, NC. Here is a Week in Review from Jan 13 – Jan 18, 2014.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/17/2014 Sleepy Hollow, NC Oscar Noms, Studio Charlotte, Chunky and more.

Holy Hounddog, it’s Friday!  Can I get a woop woop!?  Let’s start off with our Wilmywood shot Sleepy Hollow.  They are hot today on TV.  First Orlando Jones kicks off the morning on Rachel Ray this morning at 9am on CBS-10 WILM!  He’ll be taking us behind the scenes of  Sleepy Hollow with a set tour just in time for the big finale!


Then tonight get ready for Nicole Beharie on Arsenio Hall tonight!!  Thanks to @Donnarie2 for the scoop!


Steve_ProutyYesterday, we watched the Oscar Nominees roll in and two North Carolina got recognized. We expected Iron Man 3 to get a nom, and it did for Visual Effects. But our jaws dropped when we saw the next one. After all, when do you ever see a comedy EVER get a nomination at the Oscars? It’s a rare occurrence. But hey, we’ll take it! So HUGE congratulations to Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa! The Hair and Makeup department got the nomination! Very well deserved! Johnny Knoxville looked amazing! Makeup artist Steve Prouty said in a statement:

“I’m very proud of having been a part of this film,” Prouty said. “We worked very hard each day to help bring Irving Zisman to life and are eternally grateful to have worked with someone like Johnny Knoxville. He is a true talent.”

AngieNow let’s head to Charlotte, NC for a spell.  Actress Angie Harmon ( Law & Order, Rizzoli & Isles)  was appointed to the Studio Charlotte board. She gave her plea to Charlotte City Council members yesterday to approve Studio Charlotte. The developer has until the spring to convince city leaders to OK the plan to remake the Eastland Mall site.   READ STORY NOW

Also on the Charlotte front, in the latest issue of Production Weekly, they report Charlotte will get the feature film, The Sharp Files later this year.  This suspenseful flick is about a professional psychiatrist, Laura Sharp, who struggles with her own mental state after the death of her husband and two children. She must work to find out what is real as she deals with four mysterious and dangerous patients.  M.J. Alhabeeb Jr. will direct.


If you didn’t see it yesterday, WWAY’s Daniel Seamans did a cute little blurb about a man we all know and love in the film industry – Chunky!  Check it out now: Extraordinary People: The grip who was sponsored by the Terminator


Come out to Jake’s Memory Lane Comics TOMORROW and meet Superstar Comic Artist Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis, Wonder Woman, New X-Men) and new comic writer/ animal advocate Scott Lope.
MLC is teaming up with Jimenez, Lope and, of course, the Savage Wolverine to fight Rhino poaching. 100 percent of the proceeds of Savage Wolverine 12 and 13 from our store will be donated to Animal Warriors to help take the fight to the poachers. This is a great family friendly event. We have plenty of copies to get signed by the Marvel Comics creators. The signing starts at 1pm.  In addition to the signing, they’ll have some crazy good specials, including a fifty cent comic sale!


Finally, I hope you join me tonight as my birthday week comes to an end with a bash at Ziggy’s by the Sea downtown Wilmington with one of the most incredible bands, Cowboy Mouth.  So please come and join in on the celebration Wilmywood!

I will have The Wilmywood Week in Review for you tomorrow, so check the blog sometime this weekend.  It’s a video wrap up of a week of Wilmywood Film News.  HERE’S LAST WEEK’S “WEEK IN REVIEW”

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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

Two NC Films Get Oscar Noms!

North Carolina Films get recognized at the 2014 Oscars!  See below who they are and who they are up against!


IM3Iron Man 3

Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick


Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds

The Lone Ranger

Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier

Star Trek Into Darkness

Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Ben Grossmann and Burt Dalton




Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Stephen Prouty

Dallas Buyers Club

Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews

The Lone Ranger

Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

See the complete list now from the Oscars!