THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/20/2014 Saving NC Film, Melissa McCarthy, Under the Dome, Juliette Lewis and more.

THANK YOU!  Yesterday, you were amazing.  So, alright North Carolina, get those phones ringing again TODAY! Raleigh needs to hear from EVERYONE! It’s the final countdown! Be nice and polite but tell them to #SaveNCFilm and keep our film incentives!!!

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000

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


SONY DSCLet’s please give a huge thank you to our Mayor Billy Saffo who spoke out yesterday regarding the film incentives.  He, like us, would like to keep the film incentives the way they are, and spoke out against the grant program.

“Why kill a good thing,” Saffo said. “We have a thousand people that work in this industry, that work here permanently and to lose a thousand jobs would be a tragedy.”  (Speaking about just in the Wilmington area).  And as far as the grant program, Saffo said, “We have been told by the film industry, we have been told by Disney, we’ve been told by every production company that’s working in the state – it will not work.”  READ STORY NOW


Our beloved Tammy aka Melissa McCarthy made the cover of Rolling Stone. It’s the Summer Double issue which is on stands TODAY! Check her out flexing her muscles for a revealing story that “details her long rise to stardom and (sometimes unusual) acting techniques.” READ NOW.


This morning Writer/producer Aaron Baiers is teasing Sleepy Hollow fans on twitter, saying they are “already editing ep#203 – and shooting ep#204. Season 2 is off with a BANG!! 3 months to go…”

The 2014 DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS will be presented this Sunday. Max Ehrich, who plays Hunter on this season of Under the Dome, is up for an award for “Outstanding Younger Actor” in a Drama Series for his work on The Young and the Restless. The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards will be available for viewing live at beginning at 5:00pm on June 22.

Our Domies are heading to the soundstages today.

julietteLOur special agent actress Juliette Lewis turns 41 tomorrow, not looking a day older than 31. She will be returning to Wilmington in a couple of weeks as production for ABC’s Secrets & Lies begins in about four weeks.

It’s day 5 of 46 for The Longest Ride.  They will be downtown today on N 4th. Oona and Jack are back on set today.  Looks like they will also be shooting in Jacksonville as well as Hampstead in the coming days.  Awesome, I dig when they spread the film love across the counties.

StinkyFeetSTINKY FEET needs your sock photos! Stinky Feet is a short family film about a pair of socks and their owner Billy through the years. They want to make their main poster for Stinky Feet the Short, a mosaic from socks. So, grab your phone or camera and lean over and snap a shot and send it to  If you give them your  name with your sock submission, they will add it to their Sock Sender Thank You list in the notes section of their films Facebook page.


Please Support Wilmington Film Crew Member Eugene’s Cancer Battle!  

Eugene is a 53 year old kindhearted soul, a wonderful husband and father to two young children.  We wish for our children to have as much joy and normalcy as possible while we battle this horrible disease.  Medical bills, daily care and living expenses add to their emotional stress.   Please help support this film family so they can give Eugene the best care and time well spent.  Thank you for your kindness and generosity. DONATE NOW!

REMINDER: lawsofwrathLaws Of Wrath, written by our Under the Dome director Eriq LaSalle is in stock at Barnes and Noble in Mayfaire. They received a few more SIGNED COPIES!  Get you one before they’re gone!

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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.

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.  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!!



June 20, 2013 – Wilmington Mayor Billy Saffo hands Stephen King a key to the city during the Under The Dome Red Carpet Premiere

The red carpet came alive last night as about 90 % of the cast came out and celebrated with the locals at the Under The Dome Red Carpet Premiere.  We have tons of video footage and photos.  As soon as I can put it all together I will be releasing it piece by piece starting today.  A HUGE thank you to C-G Productions (CG’s Website,   Twitter and Facebook) and David Pasqua for shooting the event!  They were amazing!  Check out all the photos from the event:

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Our handsome Mayor Billy Saffo greeted the crowd and read the proclamation, honored Stephen King with a key to the city, then  declared June 24th Dome Day!  The Under the Dome folks are filming at Waterford in Leland, then move to stage for the rest of the night.

MsPennyDirectorToday is the last day on Tammy 😦  I will miss that cast big time!  But I have a feeling Miss Penny (Susan Sarandon’s angel) will miss Wilmington even more.  For their last hoorah, they will be on Blue Clay Road (between N. Kerr & N. College Rd.) and also 2610 N. 23rd Street.  Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and the gang will be on set.  And finally, Mullet Alert: Eastbound and Down will be shooting on 21st and Chestnut today.