More projects for North Carolina? Here’s the scoop!

Happy Monday my NC Film peeps. A few things of note today and you know how it goes…things change in the biz every 5 seconds. But, here’s what stands at the moment.

LoganLermanThis one, I am not too sure about. PW is putting a feature film in North Carolina. No city is listed. It’s a drama thriller titled Rothchild.  It’s about a young man who hatches a murderous plot to inherit his family’s wealth. The LP is Frank Hildebrand. The film stars the 24 year old little hottie Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson, Noah) who’s been here before for Stuck In Love.  Someone mentioned to me it’s a possible SAG-indie, but I cannot confirm it. That is all I know about the flick. No confirmations to go on as of yet. It’s PW, so ya know, not the most reliable source.

SanaaLathanA couple of weeks ago we thought FOX was bringing us 24:Legacy, but they opted for LA. However, it looks like we might be getting a FOX show after all. Fox is reportedly bringing us the series for Shots Fired.  Charlotte, NC is listed as the location. This could be a great one as Brian Grazer is the producer behind it. It’s been hard to search for as it has gone by multiple names such as Indictment and the most recent Untitled Gina Prince-Bythewood Project. She is the writer/director on this project. The LP is Howard Griffith who has been here before. Sanaa Lathan is set to star. The story revolves around the blend of racial tension and police brutality. It’s supposed to be up and running in late March. Again, no confirmations as of yet.

And finally heading South of the border, the ABC pilot that Barbara D’Alessandro is line producing, The Death of Eva Sophia Valdez, was first thought to be shooting in Charleston, SC. However, I can now tell you they are filming in Myrtle Beach – much closer to home for those NC peeps working on the show! They start up March 11.

We shall see if any of these shows get confirmation! As soon as I know, I will keep you posted!

In the meantime, here’s some other links of interest from the local media.

Michael Strahan donates to local animal shelters
Local film crew train with gun safety ahead of filming

One production out, one production in? Another pilot for SC.
THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/04/2016 -More Cast Revealed for SIX, Premiere Party tonight, and more.
Wilmington’s own EXPECTvr shines at 2016 Sundance

Casting Directors Named for ABC’s Secrets & Lies

secretsLiesAnd the news is in!  Tara and Chase are gonna be quite busy in the first quarter of 2014.  Not only does Feldstein/Paris Casting have Max Steel, they also got the local Principal Casting gig for Secrets & Lies.  So, congrats my loves!

Also, congratulations to Ashli Bogart as she was named the Extras Casting Director for our ABC pilot.  I know a lot of local folks will be curious about this casting choice, however, it does make sense.

With Barbara D’Alessandro working on this project, both have worked on projects together in South Carolina.  Ashli was Extras Casting Director for all seven seasons of Lifetime’s Army Wives as well as the ECD for Reckless which is expected to air on CBS this summer. But she has worked on quite a few projects here in Wilmington, so she is no stranger to our town.  (SEE CREDITS)

Ashli is “excited to work in Wilmington and excited to meet some new talent!”  Welcome back Ashli! We are glad to have you!

Those who are interested in working as extras on Secrets & Lies can REGISTER for free

BREAKING: ABC Big Dogs Have Arrived.


Well some GREAT news this morning.  As the Under the Dome office staff trickles in for their first week back, guess who else might be moving in sometime this week?  I heard that the Secrets & Lies big dogs are already in Wilmywood and they are possibly opening up offices as soon as this week.  Looks like they will be calling Screen Gems their home for the next few months. We do have a start up date for the ABC pilot and they begin production on February 21st! Woo Hoo!

I also heard that Barbara D’Alessandro will be involved, which makes me very happy because South Carolina had her hostage with Army Wives over the last few years. Welcome back, Barbara!  David Hartley, I believe just might be working on this Aussie turned American crime drama as well.  Nothing confirmed as of yet.  No word on their casting choices yet, and who gets the casting gig, but we should find out soon enough!  Let’s get this ball rolling!


ABC has given a straight-to-series order for the show and has given the green light to a 10-episode adaptation of the upcoming Australian series.  No word yet if they will continue production here after the pilot.  As soon as I know, you will know!

PRODUCER: Aaron KaplanTracey RobertsonNathan Mayfield  WRITER/PRODUCER/SHOWRUNNER: Barbie Kligman

ABOUT SECRETS & LIES:  A crime mystery drama, about a family man Ben Garner who has his world turned upside down when he discovers the dead body of a neighbor’s child and becomes the prime suspect in the boy’s murder. He has no choice but to try to find the real killer as his marriage, his kids, his reputation and his sanity are all at stake.