THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/24/2013 – First Look at Sleepy Hollow’s “Vessel”, 2014 film slate and more.

Yay!  Christmas is almost here!  I hope everyone enjoys it to the fullest.  A few things to report this morning until I head off on vacation.  No worries, I won’t be too far if anything breaks!

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Looking into the new year, it’s looks like Wilmywood will be quite busy, so let’s review about what we’ve been talking about over the last six weeks.
  • Mattel’s Max Steel will be the first out of the gate for 2014, with offices opening in January, production beginning in February.
  • Not far behind will be the return of Under the Dome, opening offices in January as well, but production won’t begin until March.
  • Bolden! is still slated to reopen offices in January, but no definitive dates set for production.
  • Next slated to hit the town is up in the air as we have Loomis Fargo, and the return of Sleepy Hollow for Season Two in mid to late spring.  No solids dates as of yet.
  • The Legend of McCoy Mountain & The Gold 45 Revolver is also still up in the air for this spring as well, but we don’t know where in NC they will be filming yet, so can’t put this one in the Wilmywood bucket quite yet.

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The Sleepy folks got to rush home for the holidays.  They will resume working on the EPIC finale of Sleepy Hollow on Friday.  My production sources told me they plan on shooting at least until the 30th.  Over the weekend, I decided to write a ‘lil ode to the cast and crew.  If you haven’t seen it or heard it (yes, I did a live read on the air, couldn’t resist), CHECK IT OUT NOW!

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Now is the time to watch back to back episodes of Sleepy Hollow, this season’s hottest new show! Binge baby Binge!  From the pilot to episode 10, watch them all  on FOX on Demand, FOX.com & FOXNOW before it returns in January with all-new episodes.

Episode 11 titled “Vessel” airs January 13th and the big 2 hour finale (Episode 12/13 combo, titled  “The Indispensable Man,” and “Bad Blood.”) on January 20th.  Don’t forget the finale begins an hour earlier at 8pm EST.

Well, I am so glad one of these is back.  If you remember a few years back we had a 24 (One Take) and 36 hour (Final Cut) film fest here in Wilmywood.  Well the lovely Ashlea Kosikowski over at WECT reports a 54 hour film fest will be in full swing this spring.  Check out her story here or visit the film fest’s FB page.

BEST_OF_2014_VoteVOTE VOTE VOTE!  Encore Magazine has released their Best Of Nominees and you can VOTE NOW.  I would like to thank all of you who nominated me for:

  • Best Local Radio Personality – Sheila Brothers
  • Best Morning Show – Sheila Brothers
  • Best Blog – The Wilmywood Daily

I would LOVE your vote!  Some highlights: I think you will definitely wanna vote on these three categories.

  • Best Thing to Happen in ILM 2013:  Film/TV Production, Ziggy’s Opening, California Roots: Carolina Sessions.
  • Best Local Independent Film: Pieces of Talent, Bound by Sea, Children of Salt
  • Best Local Filmmaker: Joe Stauffer, Keith Welborn, Brannigan Carter.  So, go on get to votin‘!!

TVBestOf2 TV.com’s “Best Of” is under way, and the site has our NC shot television shows on the list. Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, Homeland, Banshee and Eastdown and Bound. Check out all the NC Nominees and VOTE!  

That just about does it for me; Merry Christmas from The Wilmywood Daily!  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 – 12/10/2013 Sleepy Hollow Film Crew plays Secret Santa for Wilmington Families and more!

SG10Major rumors are swirling about the NC Film Crew. Apparently, they deserve kudos and candy canes.  The  locations department of Sleepy Hollow decided to give back this year to complete strangers.  They took donations from the hundreds of crew members working on Sleepy Hollow, every department, and together they raised $1000!  They headed to Toys R Us and played Secret Santa,  secretly paying off 18 layaway plans at the toy store.  I called the production office for confirmation. As an added bonus, the store manager informed one of the crew members that Toys R Us is also going to make a matching donation to Toys For Tots! Now if that doesn’t inspire you to pay it forward, dunno what will!

The ratings for last night’s episode of Sleepy Hollow will come out later today – I will give you the full report in a separate blog on how The Golem performed.  The Sleepyheads are running two units, both filming on the lot today.

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UTD_DVDCutie Pie, Hunter, with Wilm on Film, released the Under the Dome dates.  Looks like they will open offices on January and production will begin in March. And for the record, give some kudos to Hunter.  He is a lot like me, underpaid, an army of one and collecting a lot of great production news. Ha! You go boy!

Wilmington Regional Film Commission_1Reminder:  I know I’ve talked about this a lot, but it has been a while.  If you got a really cool or interesting property, and think it would be a great location for film, contact the Wilmington Film Commission at (910) 343-3456 or commish@wilmingtonfilm.com. Properties can be anything from a large lot, warehouse, barn to a farm, restaurant, shop, or simply your house.

keepncDon’t be confused, yes there is a second petition for you to sign.  They decided we should have a petition that focused strictly on ending the sunset.  I agree, so yes you have one more petition to sign, but as you know it only takes 20 seconds or less to do so!  SIGN PETITION NOW!

BEST_OF_2014_VoteEncore is doing the “Best of” issue again and I sure would LOVE YOU if you voted for The Wilmywood Daily for “BEST BLOG!” Nominations end December 12th! And hey if you wanna nominate Sheila Brothers for “Best Local Radio Personality,” I won’t mind that either!  Ha!  But hey, yes indeed, it is not all about me or the blog, make sure you vote for “Favorite Filmmaker” whoever you love here in Wilmywood.  We got a lot of incredible local filmmakers in this town! They are all on page 3 under “arts, entertainment and media.”VOTE NOW!

 Shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop! Deadline for orders to arrive before Christmas is set for December 13. 3 DAYS LEFT!  SHOP NOW!

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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.  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!!