THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/08/2014 TV Guide Cover, Bad Grandpa Deleted Scenes, Hank and Jed, PCAs and Much More!

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Howdy! Another freezing morning, but we got lots to chat about that will make us all warm and fuzzy, much like my brain before coffee.  Let’s start off with our adorable dynamic duo Ichabod and Abbie of Sleepy Hollow!  Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison look fabulous on the cover of TV Guide, don’t you think?  And let me just add how much I LOVE the opening to this TV Guide article by Aubry D’Arminio.

“The end is nigh for Sleepy Hollow‘s first season. And it looks extremely…busy. It’s a stinging-cold December morning at Wilmington, North Carolina’s EUE/Screen Gems Studios. In the nearby woods, a stuntwoman wearing a low-cut, corseted frock is being pulled through the air on a thick cord and dropped nose-first onto a safety mat. “Can she be yanked even harder?” director Ken Olin (thirtysomething) asks the crew member at the other end of the rope. Yes, she certainly can.”

Wilmington.  North Carolina.  EUE/Screen Gems.  Crew – So many of my favorite buzz words in the opening paragraph!

READ TV GUIDE’S “Inside Sleepy Hollow’s Shocking Season Finale”

“Sleepy Hollow collects the most tweets per minute of any current Fox show and is the second most popular new series on social media after The Originals, with nearly 1 million fans across Facebook and Twitter alone.”

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under-the-dome-cbsNew characters are coming to Chester’s Mill.  from TVLine.com reports not one, not two, but three.   He says Season 2 will introduce three new characters, including:

Sam: a gruff kinda guy who lives in the woods.  The locals call him a “crazy drunk” which to me translates he will have answers to some dilemmas this season.  He is a relative or was once someone close to one of the characters we know well, but they aren’t saying who.

Rebecca: a 30 something teacher.  Big Jim wants her to get a Dome school going, but of course his motivation isn’t higher education.

A “new girl” in town: A very vague and ageless description, but we know that she is “in to” Joe and Norrie, so we can assume she’s a teen.

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MTV is so kind.  Now that the North Carolina shot Bad Grandpa is officially available for digital download, they gave us a bonus!  Here’s an exclusive look at one of the film’s many deleted scenes.  A gem, MTV says,  that’s as good as the pranks that made the final cut.  “Bad Grandpa” will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on January 28.

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TONIGHT: The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards air live on CBS  at 9 p.m. EST.  Take a look at the list of 2014 People’s Choice Awards nominees.

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Here’s the categories and our NC shot productions which might just take it home! To see who they are up against, GO HERE:

  • Favorite Movie – Iron Man 3
  • Favorite Movie Actor – Robert Downey Jr.
  • Favorite Movie Actress – Jennifer Aniston
  • Favorite Movie Duo – Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers)  AND  Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3)
  • Favorite Action Movie – Iron Man 3
  • Favorite Action Movie Star – Robert Downey Jr.
  • Favorite Comedic Movie – We’re the Millers
  • Favorite Comedic Movie Actress –  Jennifer Aniston
  • Favorite Horror Movie – The Conjuring
  • Favorite Premium Cable TV Show – Homeland
  • Favorite Cable TV Actress – Claire Danes
  • Favorite New TV Drama – Sleepy Hollow

Congratulations to our local production company, Hank and Jed Movie Pictures!  Their Battlefield Friends Facebook page surpassed 100,000 likes at 7:17pm last night.  Yeah, I watched it, I’m a geek like that; refreshing the page every 3 seconds!  Why?  Cuz damn!   That’s a lot of fans!

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regular folksIf A-Listers never went to Hollywood: Finally, this got me laughing out loud, so I thought I would share.  If the hottest celebs were regular folks and they did without their personal trainers, stylists and nutritionists, they might look something like this.  Thanks to the power of Photoshop and Danny Evans, who has got mad skills, we get to see what some famous celebrities would look like if “they didn’t take the Hollywood career path.” Some of these photoshop jobs are flawless.  This guy is REAL good!  You gotta see the others as well.  Hilarious shots of  Rihanna, Britney Spears, Johnny Depp, and more.  SEE PHOTOS NOW

OTHER REMINDERS:

  • JAN 9 – Thursday: Variety’s upcoming Breakthrough of the Year Awards, at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Dean Norris will be on hand to accept the award for Under the Dome.
  • JAN 10 – Friday: Banshee Season Two premieres on Cinemax
  • JAN 11 – McDuffy: The Urban Eagle will screen at the fabulous Post 1200. Tix are $5, buy them now before they sell out!
  • JAN 13 – Monday: Sleepy Hollow Episode 11 “Vessel” –  9pm EST on FOX
  • JAN 15 – Voting ends for Encore’s Best of 2014 VOTE NOW.
  • JAN 20 – The epic two hour season finale of Sleepy Hollow at 8pm EST on FOX.
  • JAN 29 – America’s Got Talent Auditions Greensboro Marriott Downtown.

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks). 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 – 12/30/2013 Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, Wilmywood Flicks Most Lucrative 2013

Good Morning and Happy Monday to ya!  A slew of praise happening as we finish out the year.  So, let’s continue that trend!  A lot of people were talking about this over the weekend. It wasn’t the top grossing movies, but the most successful ones that got the most bang for their buck and North Carolina has 4 on the list, three of which were shot right here in Wilmywood.  Here are the top 9 most lucrative movies of 2013, according to The Wrap: TheWrap - SuccessSo congrats to the cast and crew of: The Conjuring, Bad Grandpa, We’re the Millers and IM3!  Don’t know what ROI means?  It’s Return Of Investment.  The Wrap explains it in simple terms:

To calculate ROI for a movie, you take how much it grossed, subtract how much it cost and then divide that figure by how much it cost. For example, “Insidious: Chapter 2″ cost $5 million to make. It grossed $160.4 million. So here’s how we did it: $160.4M- $5M = $155.4M. $155.4M/$5M = 31.1.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE NOW!

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CES2014Our beloved CBS series Under the Dome is among the honorees at Variety’s upcoming Breakthrough of the Year Awards, which will be held Thursday January 9th in Las Vegas at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Dean Norris will be on hand to accept the award. CES is the world’s largest electronics show.  It will attract more than 150,000 attendees and will have close to 3,000 exhibitors. It runs January 7th through the 10th.  READ THE STORY AT VARIETY.COM

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I know stories similar to this one have already come out, but when our shows get kudos, you deserve to know. The Global Dispatch reports that due to Amazon’s $700,000 per episode buy,  it made the show profitable before it even aired. (The Amazon licensing deal partnership along with international rights made “Under the Dome” an insanely profitable enterprise, again, before it even aired. ) Because of these factors, the UTD team had less stress with how they crafted the show. Rachelle LeFevre said it best:

“There wasn’t as much pressure,” The CBS execs “were able to make big, ballsy decisions as a result, and success is what comes from that.”

Of course it didn’t hurt that the show was an instant hit.  It was the most watched summer series in more than twenty years.  Nielsen tallied up the live viewing as well as the DVR numbers and estimated that the show averaged 15+million viewers.  Amazon picked up season two, 9 months before it will air, 6 months before filming begins on season two.  That Amazon will continue with the same kind of licensing deal, exclusive domain for the online streaming of the episodes four days after they air.   READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE NOW!

SHWitchesNow onto our other successful television show that has made its home here in Wilmywood. Laurel Brown (@DocBrown_TVdid a great piece as part of Zap2It‘s Year in Review.  It was definitely the Year of the Witch. Laurel highlights some of the best of the best from this years television shows and suggests who could beat up who.  She leaves us with the question: “Will the “Sleepy Hollow” witches dominate 2014?” Awesome Laurel!  It’s a fun piece.  READ IT NOW.

And speaking of some great cast, Lyndie Greenwood says good-bye to Wilmywood:

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Nicole Beharie also said good-bye over the weekend as well.  It looks like today just might be the last day of filming the EPIC season finale! Well, that’s the plan anyway! And sorry, I cannot reveal who is left filming.  Wouldn’t wanna spoil the finale for ya!  They never shoot in sequential order anyway, but I’d rather not accidentally give anything away.  We will just have to wait until January 20th to see who is left standing!1016242_434988879942442_1440392906_n

Make sure to give some major Happy Birthday Shoutouts to our superstar Kenny Effin’ Powers aka Danny McBride!  He turned 37 yesterday.

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Happy Birthday Danny!

 A REMINDER TO VOTE VOTE VOTE!  
Encore Magazine has released their Best Of Nominees and you can VOTE NOW.
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Don’t forget these important 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.
  • Best Blog: The Wilmywood Daily, Port City Foodies, Girls Gone Gluten Free

You can vote until January 15th! So, go on get to votin‘!!

TVBestOf2TV.com’s “Best Of” is ongoing, and the site has our NC shot television shows on the list. Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, Homeland, Banshee and Eastbound and Down. Check out all the NC Nominees and VOTE!  Voting ends Thursday, January 2nd!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks). 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 – 12/17/2013 – NC Film Critic’s Choice Nominees, Sleepy Hollow Misnomer, PCA’s and more.

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Goooood Mornin’ Wilmywood!  Let’s kick off the blog this morning with a Sleepy Hollow concern from one of the entertainment bloggers out there in the world.  HW Hill was a little confused about Sleepy Hollow missing an episode, saying, “I guess it didn’t get a full episode order, or it was just meant to be that short.”

No worries, HWHills!  I got your back.  My sources over at Fox set the record straight.

“Fox decided to air them differently.  The Season One order is 13.  It’s always been 13 and they are shooting 13.  We just decided to combine episode 12 and 13 into a 2-hour finale.  In fact, the finale is gonna be epic.  It’s gonna be huge.”

Episode 11 will air January 13th, 2014, 9pm EST and the big finale (Episode 12/13 combo) will air Monday, January 20th beginning at 8pm EST on Fox!

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criticawardsThe 19th annual “Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” gala is slated to air on January 16, 2014 on The CW, and the nominees were announced yesterday! Here are the Wilmywood nominees and their competition”:

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
Pacific Rim
Star Trek into Darkness

BEST ACTION MOVIE
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Iron Man 3
Lone Survivor
Rush
Star Trek into Darkness

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Henry Cavill – Man of Steel
Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man 3
Brad Pitt – World War Z
Mark Wahlberg – Lone Survivor

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Evangeline Lilly – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Gwyneth Paltrow – Iron Man 3

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
The Conjuring
Gravity
Star Trek into Darkness
World War Z

melissaHollywood powerhouses Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy are rumored to have a pact with each other not to lose weight.  The two full-figured actresses want to “hold the line and provide a positive image for overweight girls everywhere.” (Radar)

Susan Sarandon will be on The View today.  Wonder if she will bring up Tammy.  Maybe!

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39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show40th annual People’s Choice Awards — hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings — will air live on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET.  I checked again this morning and yep VOTING is still open for  Favorite New TV Drama: VOTE NOW FOR SLEEPY HOLLOW!

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REMINDER: Don’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!

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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/13/2013 – 3 Wilmywood Shot Flicks Make Success List, Casting call for Top Model and Holiday Parties

Box Office Mojo’s Ray Subers reveals the Top 10 Box Office Success Stories in 2013 as part on IMDb’s Year in Review.  Three Wilmywood shot movies made that list which discusses over-performing blockbusters along with surprise hits:

IM3#1 of course is Iron Man 3 – Ray says, “While Iron Man 3 was the top movie of the year at the domestic box office (over $409 million), the real upside was overseas, where its $806 million haul was more than double that of its predecessor. Worldwide, the movie’s $1.2 billion total ranks fifth all-time. ”

werethemillers#6 We’re the Millers – Ray writes,  “Benefiting from good scheduling and a strong premise, road trip comedy. We’re the Millers got off to a solid start in early August. The movie then held well thanks to strong word-of-mouth, and ultimately became the highest-grossing movie of August 2013. To date, it has earned over $150 million at the domestic box office. ”

ConjuringComing in right behind one of the best comedies of the year is The Conjuring at #7.  This is definitely on the surprise list, surpassing all expectations.  “The Conjuring wrapped up its domestic run with $137.4 million, which made it the top supernatural horror movie in over a decade. ”

SEE THE COMPLETE LIST NOW

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Americas-Next-Top-ModeThe Cape Fear CW, WWAY’s new sister station, is hosting an open casting call for America’s Next Top Model THIS SUNDAY beginning at 10 a.m. at the Indigo Silver Studio, located at 5552 Carolina Beach Road.  You must be between the ages of 18 and 27 at the time of application.  

GO TO http://wwaytv3.wix.com/wilmington for more info and eligibility requirements and to download an application.

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For all the Domies, here’s the Under the Dome discussion panel from from the October 2013 MCM London Comic Con Panel, featuring Colin Ford (Joe Mcalister), Samantha Mathis (Alice Calvert) and Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie Calvert-Hill)

E_EtcREMINDER: The Eclectic Etc. is having their Grand Opening/Holiday Party TOMORROW night from 6:00pm-9:00pm. There will be Live Jazz music as well as lite bites.  All ages welcome. The store is one of many vendors for the film industry. Filmmaker Erica Dunton will be in attendance as she has joined The Eclectic Etc. selling clothing and accessories that have been used in previous movies like The 27 Club,to.get.her and much more.  Come meet her and others within the Screen Gems family!!! (831 South Kerr Avenue. Call 910-395-9979 for details.)  CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK INVITE

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REMINDER: Don’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!

REMINDER:  Shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop! Deadline for orders to arrive before Christmas is set for TODAY!  SHOP NOW!

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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.  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 – 11/19/2013 We’re the Millers DVD, John Leonetti, Basecamp Luxe and more!

Good Tuesday Morning!  How about a fist bump for last night’s  Sleepy Hollow!  I will have the ratings report later today after 11am for the Necromancer.  The folks are shooting downtown at St. James Church on S. 3rd St.  Not too much sightseeing as they will be doing interiors today.

Gotta give some major kudos to DP John Leonetti.  He’s been working on Sleepy Hollow, but before that he was also DP on our smash hit supernatural flick, The Conjuring.  Now my sources have told me he has made the leap to director for The Conjuring 2!  Even though we are a tad sad it is not shooting here, congrats John!  Your crew members have deemed you one of the greatest guys to work with!

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Don’t have HBO but are dying to see some Lindsay Lohan/Alex Skarsgard action from Eastbound and Down?  Well die no more, here’s a clip!

BCLuxeThe company BaseCamp Luxe is holding their ribbon cutting ceremony this Thursday at Screen Gems.    Media will receive special viewing of the stylish and luxurious vintage airstream trailers for use on film and television production sets. Oh good, that’s me!  Media!  Congrats to Anne Wilson and Marybeth Bankson on their business. They look gorgeous, can’t wait to check them out in person.  The trailers, not the ladies!  Get your mind out of the gutter!  (no offense ladies, I am sure you are beautiful)

stateslateIf you missed it during Cucalorus, the Film Incentive Webinar, “State of the Slate”  is TODAY at 2pm.   It is a free event but you must register via email.  Once you do, check your email for confirmation.  You will be able to log in when the event opens at 01:30PM EST.  The broadcast will start at 02:00PM EST REGISTER NOW!

A new grassroots campaign that has just launched.  It’s a “Call to Action” for NC Crew Members, Vendors and most importantly Voters!  Here’s the schpeel from me!Don’t just watch it, DO SOMETHING!  Visit KEEPNCFILM.org NOW.  Help end the “sunset” permanently, keep the film incentives indefinitely!

werethemillersswagWilmywood shot We’re the Millers’ DVD Release is FINALLY HERE!   Buy We’re the Millers on DVD or BluRay NOW from Wilmywood’s A-Store powered by Amazon.com!!

Congratulations to:  Karen Shelley!  You won the “We’re the Millers” T-shirt!  Thanks for subscribing to The Wilmywood Daily!

39th Annual People's Choice Awards - ShowREMINDER:  Voting in The People’s Choice Awards is still happening!  Make sure to vote, vote, and vote again for your NC FILM favorites. Finalist voting ends on Thursday, December 5th!  Check out the list of NC Nominees NOW!

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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/30/2013 – NC is Top 10 Film Location Worldwide, 13 Scary Wilmywood Flicks

cropped-screen-gems.jpgMore awareness for NC Film came out last week with North Carolina making the top ten list of filming locations WORLDWIDE in an article written by P3update.com. Thanks to WECT to finding this gem of a list.  We came in at #9, just ahead of the UK.  In the article, they wrote:

North Carolina’s 25-percent refundable tax credit program recently remained safe from a far-reaching rewrite of the current tax code. As the program stands, the state continues to attract popular television productions, like “Revolution,” “Under the Dome” and “Homeland,” and feature films like Iron Man 3, We’re the Millers, and Safe Haven. Filmmakers can find a variety of studio options in North Carolina to suit most production needs. The Wilmington-based EUE/Screen Gems is one of the country’s largest studio complexes with 10 stages, while Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh and areas surrounding Greensboro and Winston-Salem also offer soundstage options for visiting filmmakers.

California took the #1 spot, followed by Canada and Georgia.  SEE THE FULL ARTICLE NOW

The Squeeze is back filming downtown today at the 1800 block of Nun St as well as the alleyway between Ann and Nun.

dirtpoorTONIGHT:  Dirt Poor Film Festival is throwing its Second Annual Halloween Bash! With a solid lineup of eerie, gory films and music by Deadly Lo-Fi, Euphio, and DJ Marwoah, it’s going to be one hell of a Halloween party! Get Seen. Get Screen.  Join them tonight at the Calico Room on S. Front Street beginning at 9pm.  HERE’S THE OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE

Having a movie marathon for Halloween, or perhaps this weekend?   May I suggest 13 titles from our own back yard?

Are you looking for more movies to come out of Wilmywood?  Check out what’s available in the Wilmywood Shop powered by Amazon.com   

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CLICK HERE FOR YOUR NC CASTING CALLS OF THE DAY!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning 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 .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/23/2013 Homeland’s pick up, Pieces of Talent, The Squeeze

homelandHomeland has picked up a 4th season. Looks like we will have 12 new one hour episodes, regardless of fears that the current season has lost the plot line.  But that wasn’t enough to stop Showtime from placing its order because they were more focused on the big numbers Homeland is bringing in for the premium channel – an impressive 6.5 million viewers a week – 26% jump from last year.

Dunno what’s going to happen weather wise today with The Squeeze.  We have 30mph wind gusts that the sound guys will not love, plus chances of rain.  If they do go through with it, they will be at the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course.

pieces-of-talentSaturday will be a great day.  A Sleepy Hollow Marathon will air on FX (not FOX) beginning at 1pm EST.  Then get ready to get your pants scared off of you this weekend and see  local filmmaker Joe Stauffer’s horror flick Pieces of Talent this Saturday night at City Stage.  VIEW THE TRAILER AND BUY TICKETS NOW

ConjuringThe Conjuring was released yesterday on DVD and Blu Ray today!  Buy it now in the Wilmywood A-Store, powered by Amazon.com!

The local boys of C/G Productions are looking to cast several African American models (youth to adult) for an upcoming print ad on November 6th and November 7th in Wilmington.  This is a paid job (but don’t know what the pay is) and you must submit by Monday.
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CLICK HERE FOR YOUR NC CASTING CALLS OF THE DAY!

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Are you looking for some of the best movies to come out of Wilmywood?  How about a Wilmywood Thriller/Horror Marathon just in time for Halloween?  Check out what’s available in the Wilmywood Shop powered by Amazon.com  Buying from the Wilmywood Shops helps me keep this blog going!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning 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 .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!