The Wilmywood Daily – 07/14/2015 Blue Mountain State, Under the Dome, The Longest Ride

We’ve been waiting for it and after this tweet, I guess we will have to wait some more. But hey, at least we know Blue Mountain State is done! Now, who’s gonna make that call to Lionsgate?

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Under the Dome shoots at the sound stages today.  Weather permitting, our Domies will be also heading to the Carolinian Motel on Market.  We get a taste of what’s to come for the rest of the season as a few cast members and producers chimed in during their panel at the 2015 Comic Con. Episode 5 – “Alaska” airs this Thursday at 10pm EST on CBS.

The Longest Ride Comes out on DVD today!  It’s just like owning a lil piece of North Carolina, isn’t it? BUY IT NOW ON AMAZON!

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North Carolina Film Releases for 2015 and 2016

NC Film Cast & Crew!  You worked hard as hell!  It’s time you go see the movie magic you created.  Here’s a look at the film/TV schedule for 2015/2016 that was proudly made right here in North Carolina.

BansheeChayton-Littlestone BANSHEE SEASON 3 –  Premiered January 9, 2015

The Banshee production team enjoyed shooting in the Charlotte area until the NCGA did away with the NC Film incentives. Sadly, they moved to PA for season 4.

one-and-two-berlin-sxswONE AND TWO – Hit Berlin & SXSW,  theatrical release TBA.

Filming took place in Piedmont Triad Region. And although it hasn’t hit theaters yet, it has made it’s way to the film fest circuit and has already received kudos.

Two siblings discover a supernatural escape from a troubled home, but find their bond tested when reality threatens to tear their family apart.

Berlin International Film Festival -Nominated for Crystal Bear “Generation 14plus – Best Film” (Andrew Droz Palermo)

Director: Andrew Droz Palermo
Producers: Matthew Perniciaro | Kim Sherman | Michael Sherman | Patrick M. Wood
Stars: Kiernan Shipka, Timothée Chalamet, Elizabeth Reaser, Grant Bowler, Kyle Bell

SNL_RyanJulietteSECRETS AND LIES – Premiered March 1, 2015

The 2 hour premiere of the Wilmywood shot Secrets and Lies on ABC (WWAY) was on March 1st. Although critics speculate a second season pick-up, it is unlikely they will return to NC due to the lack of film incentives.

“The Trail; The Father” kicked off with Ben out for his morning jog when he stumble upon the corpse of a young boy, Ton Murphy.  Ben’s life is turned upside down when he becomes a murder suspect.  However, Tom’s mother suspects her estranged husband might be the killer.

PRODUCER: Aaron Kaplan, Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield
WRITER/PRODUCER: Barbie Kligman
DIRECTOR: Charles McDougall
CAST: Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez, Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland, Belle Shouse, Dan Fogler, Jr., Indiana Evans, Charles Dutton, Steven Brand, Kate Ashfield.

LongestrideTHE LONGEST RIDE – in theaters April 10, 2015

This lovely picture was shot all throughout NC.  They started in Wilmington, then headed up to Jacksonville, then headed West to the Yadkin area.

The lives of a young couple intertwine with an old man looking back on the relationship he had with a lost love.

PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Bob Teitel
WRITER: Craig Bolotin (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: George Tillman, Jr
CAST: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Oona Chaplin, Jack Huston, Alan Alda

Make poster from thisTHE SQUEEZE – available via Groupon  and in limited theaters nationwide April 17, 2015.

The Squeeze which was shot right here in Wilmywood in the fall of 2013. The feature stars Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Sumpter, Jillian Murray and Michael Nouri, along with some of our local actors including Michael Rosander, David Andrews, and Logan Siu to name a few. The Squeeze is a true story about a young man from a small southern town who gets caught in between two notorious gamblers, until the stakes become a matter of life or death. The film has been submitted to the Toronto Film Festival in September.

AshbyASHBY- Premiered at Tribecca Film Fest April 19, 2015. TBA when it hits US theaters.

” Ashby is able to maintain a consistently humorous and light tone. Ed and Ashby’s worldview is more than a bit skewed, but so is the film’s, and it works well enough to keep the film entertaining and bouncy.” – IndieWire

Starring  Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts and Sarah Silverman. It was shot in the Charlotte area.

under-the-dome-cbsUNDER THE DOME SEASON 3 – Thursday, June 25, 2015 -2 hour premiere 9pm-11pm (CBS)

An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town in the United States, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the “dome” and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other. 

WRITER: Stephen King, Neal Baer
CAST: Dean Norris, Colin Ford, Rachelle LeFevre, Mike Vogel, Mackenzie Lintz, Eddie Cahill

MaxMAX – in theaters June 26, 2015

Max, the war dog movie which was shot in Charlotte and the surrounding areas last year, has given us the gift of a trailer!  The family adventure film was directed by Boaz Yakin. This story was inspired by true events.

papertownsPaper Towns – in theaters July 24, 2015.

ABOUT PAPER TOWNS: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew. ~GoodReads

Masterminds-2015MASTERMINDS – in theaters August 14, 2015.

A night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.

DIRECTOR: Jared Hess
WRITERS: Chris Bowman, Jody Hill
CAST: Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig

Max Steel Movie rfilme2015MAX STEEL – in theaters August 28, 2015

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.

PRODUCERS: Bill O’Dowd,  Julia Pistor
WRITER: Christopher Yost
DIRECTOR: Stewart Hendler
CAST: Ben Winchell,  Ana Villafañe, Andy Garcia, Maria Bello

bmsGIRLSBLUE MOUNTAIN STATE – THE RISE OF THADLAND – in theaters September 2015

No exact date pinned down as of yet.  Hopefully more info will come out soon! The original was a TV comedy series that premiered on Spike back in 2010.

PRODUCERS: Eric Falconer | Eric Fischer | Warren Ostergard | Alan Ritchson |
DIRECTOR: Lev L. Spiro
WRITER: Eric Falconer | Alan Ritchson | Chris Romano

Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.

 

disappointmentsroomTHE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM – in theaters September 25, 2015

A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.

DIRECTOR: D.J. Caruso
WRITER: Wentworth Miller (screenplay)
CAST: Kate Beckinsale, Gerald McRaney, Michaela Conlin

RiverGuardRIVER GUARD – 2015 – still waiting for actual release date

TheChoiceTHE CHOICE – February 5, 2016

Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events.

LOCATION: Wilmington, NC
PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Peter Safran, Theresa Park
UPM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Bryan Sipe (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: Ross Katz
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Mark Garner
CAST: Teresa Palmer, Benjamin Walker, Tom Welling, Alexandra Daddario

 

No word yet on The Sin Seer.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/16/2014 Locations and Tidbits for today.

Mornin! Not too much to chat about, but I have a few tidbits. Vacationland is out on 421 in Currie today before they make a company move downtown. Yesterday they dressed up another local business: The Gator Hole in Winnabow and renamed it, The Deer Hole. Nice one! LOL The TBS pilot wraps on Friday.

I am SO GLAD to see Sleepy Hollow using Old Books on Front St today! I know they will be in front of the building for sure, so you should be able to get a nice glimpse of them filming.

Bolden is back at their Stages in Rocky Point.

Blue Mountain State officially wrapped over the weekend. I am looking forward to this as they used The Conjuring house for their “frat” house in Currie. Love that!

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Director Ross Katz and the post production team are already hard at work editing The Choice. Looks like they got some gorgeous footage. This Sparks flick will definitely be a show piece for Wilmywood tourism!

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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!!

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/09/2014 – Rumors from the Lot, Locations and More.

Happy Tuesday Wilmywood. A few things to chat about this morning! Let’s start off with locations today.

Blue Mountain State is in Currie one more time before they head into Wilmywood

Bolden is filming at St. Mary’s Church today.

Vacationland begins tomorrow. They head to Reggies 42nd Street Tavern  tomorrow.

Sleepy Hollow shoots at the sound stages today.

RumorslogoSo, over the past few months we’ve known it’s not a matter of IF Sleepy Hollow will leave North Carolina for season 3. The question has always been WHERE? With the new film grant in place for the first 6 months of 2015, and half of it already allocated to Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow spends way too much money to stay. There has been talk about Vancouver (which was top of the list for a while), also Philly, Louisiana, New York and Atlanta. Now the latest rumors are that Atlanta on the top of the list. Now with that being said, there has been no official announcement about a season 3. So, we shall see in the coming weeks if the rumors have any validity.

WAKINGDEADAnd speaking of Georgia and their BOOMING film industry, The Waking Dead Cafe has opened in Senoia, Georgia where most of the show is shot. Yep, another small business benefitting from the film industry.  Just thought I would point that out.  CHECK IT OUT NOW

ICYMI: Under the Dome: Season 2 is officially out on DVD and Blu-Ray today! READ MORE 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.  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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/03/2014 – Natalie Zea is back, the locations, the irony

Natalie Zea is back! Yes, remember Natalie was here natalie-zeanot long ago portraying the ruthless Maxine Seagrave on Under the Dome. This time around she will play opposite  Jason Jones (Nate) in TBS’
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as his wife Robin. The stars are making their way into town this week. Production begins this Monday.

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The overnight numbers were released yesterday. Sleepy Hollow ratings were up with a 1.5 4.50 M viewers.

Sleepy Hollow has two units running today. One at the sound stages, the other off N 15th St. There will be prop gunfire going off all throughout the day. Our Sleepyheads will be back downtown later this week too.

Blue Mountain State is back in Currie today. Bolden heads to Castle Hayne Road.

Secretary-Sharon-DeckerWell, I found this tidbit quite amusing. Yesterday, N.C. Commerce Secretary  Sharon Decker resigned with John Skvarla III, leader of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, taking her place. Ironically, in January, she will be working in South Carolina in what? The film industry. She will become the new president of Nuray Media, a company that restores and preserves historic film and television footage using digital technology. She will also be a partner in the company.

EVENTS THIS WEEK:

THURSDAY:
The Josie Evans 2015 Calendar Event
Hosted by David Pascua
Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd.
7pm-11pm
with charitable proceeds supporting a well-recognized veteran service organization. In addition to the debut and sale of the calendar ($25/calendar), there will be silent auction items to bid on, in which proceeds from the auctioned items will benefit our cause.

Olive Garden will be providing hors d’ouevres and the Dirty Martini will be serving signature cocktails for the event. Acclaim DJ Entertainment will be entertaining us with the cool music vibes!

This event is a 1940’s theme, celebrating the “Greatest Generation” and the veterans and military service people that served during that era.

SATURDAY:
The Eclectic Etc’s Annual Holiday Party
Hosted by Randy Larson
The Eclectic Etc, 831 S. Kerr ave
6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Live music; lite bites and beverages.  With special guest: Santa Claus!

The Entertainment Experience
Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.
Hosted by The Meshed Minds Network
Comedy, Improv, Singing, Open Mic and more. Accepting donations canned goods, clothing for the homeless, Toys for Tots

Homecoming for Captain Frank Irving of the Sleepy Hollow PD 
Scottish Rite Temple, 1415 South 17th St
Noon
A celebration of the life of Capt. Frank Irving our beloved servant of this earth. There will a live New Orleans Style Band directed by Leroy Harper Jr. Eulogy by The Rev. Brick Jackson Brick Jackson Full burial procession after the funeral followed by a celebration wake at KGB on the corner of Princess and Front Street. Come show your love for one of our own. Black funeral attire suggested. THE IS A FULL FILMED PRODUCTION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  FB INVITE

 

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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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/17/2014 The Choice’s Wrap Party, Day one for Blue Mountain State and more.

Blue Mountain State: The Rise Of Thadland kicks off production today in Currie.  And will actually spend a lot of time there.  Good vibes going out to the cast and crew today!

Bolden is back on the stages in Rock Point. They swing into Wilmington tomorrow.

Even though The Choice has a few more days of shooting, the production had their wrap party yesterday afternoon at the local favorite Satellite Bar and Lounge. In attendance was Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Jesse Boyd, Tom Wilkinson to name a few.

Director Ross Katz got up and wished North Carolina well on our troubles we are facing with our fading film incentives saying, “I hope you guys have lots and lots of more movies down here in spite of the tax incentives situation, but I am sure I will see you on other films, I hope. I also wanna thank those folks who have given us their homes to shoot in. Thank you. The movie was beautiful thanks to your generosity.” He went on to give major kudos of course to the cast and the office staff who never gets enough love.” Great speech Ross!

The Choice is shooting in Whiteville today. Jesse Boyd should be happy about that.  It’s his hometown!  And yes, FINALLY, Tom Welling is back on set today!

Sleepy Hollow is filming on Stage 6 at Screen Gems today. And of course it’s another Sleepy night tonight!

And ICYMI: ‏@SHollowSource shares the TV Guide interview with Nikki Beharie.

As you know, Secrets and Lies wrapped last Tuesday, and WWAY has a great BTS segment. CHECK IT OUT NOW:

Behind the Scenes: ‘Secrets & Lies’ wraps in Wilmywood 

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NEED TODAY ASAP! BOLDEN: If you are a Caucasian male and have not yet been fitted, and want to work on this film, THIS IS YOUR DAY to apply!

FROM MARTY SUI CASTING: FITTING MUST BE TODAY!

We need Caucasian males to portray “workers” in an early 1900 scene on Dec 5th and Dec 8th. If we have not yet booked you in the feature film, BOLDEN, and you are available for the above mentioned dates, AND a wardrobe fitting, today (Monday) in Rocky Point, N.C. (about 20 min outside of Wilmington), please email us A.S.A.P. to be booked and receive your wardrobe fitting time. We prefer ages 18 – 40ish for these worker roles, clean shaven.

Pay rate for background actors in this film is $112/12. You will also receive a $15.00 wardrobe bump and $15.00 hair bump (if a shave/etc is needed).

Please help spread the word as we need to get these fittings done today.

Instructions for submitting: #1. Create an account on www.makescenes.com, using the activation code, “buddy.” Make sure your picture uploads. If you have trouble, resize your photo to a smaller size, and try again. #2, email us at: Boldenwilmington@gmail.com, (once your makescenes account is active) with the heading, “NEW MONDAY FITTING”.

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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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/14/2014 Week In Review: What’s Up in Wilmywood

Get ready for a great weekend, but bundle up!  It’s gonna be a COLD one! Brrrr! Okay, let’s see what we got today:

screengemsEUE/Screen Gems Studios still has more work to due maintenance-wise, so they will be taking a break from tours during the winter months when there are fewer visitors to the lot.  Tours will resume in early Spring, 2015.   As for other film locations to visit, Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau provides information about additional shooting locations and tours. – See more at: http://www.wilmingtonandbeaches.com/hollywood-east

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Now, let’s recap and review!
The 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival kicked off this Wednesday. Over 241 films from around the world will be playing through Sunday. Visit cucalorus.org for a complete schedule.

The ABC production Secrets and Lies wrapped this week. Look forward to seeing Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis and Natalie Martinez star in this series premiering in March.

The Choice is back on private property today.  I would just like to add that some of the stars on the show are so adorable.  I am talking about the canine stars of course!  Can’t wait to see it on the big screen already!  They head to Whiteville next week.

Not too much to report on Sleepy Hollow except everybody’s awesome!  There!  Reported!

Meanwhile, two more feature films are starting up. The feature film Bolden which has already starting filming in Atlanta has made its way back to Wilmywood. They officially began production this week in Rocky Point. They head to Wilmington next week.

The comedy Blue Mountain State starring Alan Ritchson and Denise Richards begins production this Monday.

Not far behind is the TBS pilot, Vacationland from the Daily Show’s Jason Jones and Samantha Bee. They begin production the week of December 8th.  They have also named their director.  You might not know his name, but you have seen his work.  Steve Pink has directed Hot Tub Time Machine as well as the sequel that is due to come out soon.  Other works include the remake of About Last Night.

The Melissa McCarthy comedy Tammy, which was shot here in the summer of 2013 came out on Blu-Ray and DVD this week. You can also check it out on VOD, iTunes and at all other mainstream outlets!

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ICYMI: The first annual One Tree Hill convention has been announced and of course it will right here in Wilmywood. The dates have been set for March 27-29, 2015. Tickets go on sale TODAY November 14, 2014 at 12:00pm.  The Con will be held at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. (DO NOT CALL HOTEL FOR TICKETS OR INFO, GO HERE)

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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!!