EUE/Screen Gems Studio Tours Hosting Food Trucks On Saturdays

Image Credit: David Pascua. Courtesy of EUE/ Screen Gems Studios

EUE/Screen Gems Studio Tours Will Begin Hosting Food Trucks On Saturdays

Wilmington, NC (June 03, 2015) EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, NC announced today that popular local food trucks will sell food on the lot for Saturday studio tours during June and July.

The food trucks collaborating with EUE/Screen Gems Studio tours are:

June 6: Mamma Rocks Desserts Truck – Serves cupcakes and confections

June 13: Mamma Rocks Desserts Truck

June 20: Catch – Tacos, seafood sliders made with local ingredients

June 27: Kona Ice – Shaved ice and ice cream

July 4: Mamma Rocks

July 11: Kona Ice

July 18: Kona Ice

July 25: Catch

Trey Mosteller, EUE/Screen Gems Tour Manager says EUE/Screen Gems has worked to organize the trucks in response to visitor requests. “Many guests have asked about food options when they come to the studio. Inviting the food trucks to join us is a great way to promote local small businesses—the backbone of our film industry—and offer a true taste of Wilmington at the same time,” Mosteller says.

The studio tours offer an insider’s look at the largest studio complex east of California and three decades of film and television history. Visitors walk the 10-stage lot, tour a set from the CBS series “Under The Dome,” and depending on shooting schedules, see a house used in ABC’s “Secrets and Lies.”

Tours are on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm weather permitting throughout the summer. Food trucks will be available only on Saturdays. Guests are encouraged to call the tour hotline before visiting, (910) 343-3433. As a working studio complex, tours are occasionally delayed.

Tour (and food truck) location: 1223 23rd Street North, Wilmington, NC 28405

Cost: $12 for adults

$10 for students and military personnel with an ID

$5 for children under 12

Admission is cash only

More tour information: http://studios.euescreengems.com/nc/tours

About EUE/Screen Gems Studios Wilmington, NC

EUE/Screen Gems Studios supplies production space, studios, technological infrastructure and support for film, television and commercial producers in Wilmington, N.C. and Atlanta. The Wilmington EUE/Screen Gems complex has hosted more than 350 productions since it opened. For more information, visit www.euescreengemsstudios.com.

FILM=JOBS – NC FILM RALLY AFTERGLOW

Major kudos to the Wilmington Regional Film Commission and the politicians who believe that the film industry needs to remain strong now more than ever.  For me personally, 90% of my friends either work directly in the film industry or are affected by it in a positive way.  The restaurant owners, the store owners.  And it trickles down to the people they hire.  It was a wonderful thing to see and show my son how when people band together, they can do great things.

Also, I wanted to personally thank the hundreds of people who turned out to show their support.  I caught up with Rachelle LeFevre who is currently cast in CBS’s Under The Dome.  She and her handsome man joined our industry folks at the rally and I thanked her for being there.  She smiled and said, “I absolutely had to come.  We love filming here.”  Well, we love having you here, you lovely lady!  On a side note, she loves to hang out at many of the local restaurants including, Manna and Catch.  She knows how important film is to our local economy.

On a final note, a flyer was handed out on Saturday urging you to THANK the North Carolina Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis for his leadership and support of our industry.  It said to be brief, and speak/write clearly.  Make sure to leave your name. address and phone number:

Thom Tillis – Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives

NC House of Representatives, 16 W Jones St. Room 2304, Raleigh, NC 27601, 919.733.3451, Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net

The Hollywood Reporter: 1,000-Plus Protest Bill Targeting North Carolina’s Movie, TV Tax Breaks

The Star News: Film community rallies against bill that would undercut incentives

That just about does it. View more pictures from the rally here. Tomorrow, I go back to the airwaves with the live version of this blog with news of yet more films coming to the Port City.  “What’s Up In Wilmywood” airs Monday-Friday 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.

 

WHERE DOES HOLLYWOOD DINE IN WILMINGTON?

I blogged about this a couple of weeks ago, but it was blended with other news.  Based on the amount of views it is still receiving, I decided to make it a stand alone blog.  So, here we go, where does Hollywood dine in Wilmington?

Actor Tim Guinee from NBC’s Revolution told me one of his favorites was “Manna” (123 Princess St.) in downtown Wilmington.  If fact, the entire Revolution cast can agree on “Manna.”  Tim also said he really enjoys the “Flying Pi Kitchen” (402 Chestnut St.) just down the street.

Brunch at “The Basics” (319 N Front St) is a MUST downtown for the stars especially the day after a long overnight shoot!  If you drive just outside of downtown you will find a restaurant called, “Rx” ( 421 Castle St.).  This seems to be one the favorites for cast members of Under the Dome.

Sushi is also a common favorite among the stars.  And three local hot spots made Hollywood taste buds sing!  If you remember not long ago, “Yo Sake” ( 31 South Front Street) was practically a second home to the cast of One Tree Hill.  “Nikki’s” downtown location ( 221 N Front St.) is another hot spot as well as popular for sushi TO GO!

Not all the favorites were in the downtown area, however.  Director Casey LaScala (The Remaining/Donnie Darko) enjoyed heading to the Wrightsville Beach area.  He was a regular at the “Bento Box” (1121 Military Cutoff Rd.).

Actor Dean Norris as well as actresses, Rachelle LeFevre and Sharon Lawrence all agree that  local favorite “Catch” (6623 Market St) is a MUST DINE restaurant.  Then again, when you have a chef like Keith Rhodes, who wouldn’t LOVE IT!  If you missed it, check him out on Season 9 of Bravo’s Top Chef!  Rachelle, by the way, is also a fan of “Dixie Grill” (116 Market St.) & she says the best Sunday fried chicken is at “Cracker Barrel” (21 Van Campen Blvd).

Where have you seen the stars dining?  Post your comments below.  I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am.  Also,  gotta good Thai recipe?  post it below! Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/03/2013

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Okay, starting off with two quick things.  Our local boys Tom and Mike Gossin from Gloriana will be on Jay Leno tonight!  And Under the Dome is filming on the lot today, so seeing your favorite stars is unlikely.  At least on set.

A lot of you wonder, if there are so many movies and TV show filming here, how come you never see any of the stars?  Well, you can spot Hollywood celebrities all over the city, IF you know where to look.  Or eat for that matter.  And these stars must immediately get the scoop on where to eat in town because most of these restaurants are local favorites.

WHERE DOES HOLLYWOOD DINE IN WILMINGTON?

Actor Tim Guinee from NBC’s Revolution told me one of his favorites was “Manna” (123 Princess St.) in downtown Wilmington.  If fact, the entire Revolution cast can agree on “Manna.”  Tim also said he really enjoys the “Flying Pi Kitchen” (402 Chestnut St.) just down the street.

Brunch at “The Basics” (319 N Front St) is a MUST downtown for the stars especially the day after a long overnight shoot!  If you drive just outside of downtown you will find a restaurant called, “Rx” ( 421 Castle St.).  This seems to be one the favorites for cast members of Under the Dome.

Sushi is also a common favorite among the stars.  And three local hot spots made Hollywood taste buds sing!  If you remember not long ago, “Yo Sake” ( 31 South Front Street) was practically a second home to the cast of One Tree Hill.  “Nikki’s” downtown location ( 221 N Front St.) is another hot spot as well as popular for sushi TO GO!

Not all the favorites were in the downtown area, however.  Director Casey LaScala (The Remaining/Donnie Darko) enjoyed heading to the Wrightsville Beach area.  He was a regular at the “Bento Box” (1121 Military Cutoff Rd.).

Actor Dean Norris as well as actresses, Rachelle LeFevre and Sharon Lawrence all agree that  local favorite “Catch” (6623 Market St) is a MUST DINE restaurant.  Then again, when you have a chef like Keith Rhodes, who wouldn’t LOVE IT!  If you missed it, check him out on Season 9 of Bravo’s Top Chef!  Rachelle, by the way, is also a fan of “Dixie Grill” (116 Market St.) & she says the best Sunday fried chicken is at “Cracker Barrel” (21 Van Campen Blvd).

Where have you seen the stars dining?  Post your comments below.  I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am.  Also,  gotta good Thai recipe?  post it below! Until then, that’s a wrap!