More on Wilmywood’s ‘Good Behavior’ and ‘Six’

Happy Monday boys and girls!  Last week we had a double dose of great news when it came to jobs! To quickly recap,  we found out we have not one, but two shows opening offices here in Wilmywood next month.

First up, TNT’s Good Behavior. After shooting the pilot here in October, the producers and writers fell in love with Wilmington and our crew base.  And we were all like, “Well yeah! Of course they did!”

The crew has told me on multiple occasions how great the set was, how easy it was to work with producers/writers Chad Hodge and Blake Crouch, and they bragged about the excellent quality of the show. So of course it was fingers and toes crossed for all involved for a return to our fabulous Port City. They also hoped the pilot’s director Charlotte Sieling would return as well.

Last week, TNT made the announcement that Good Behavior got the green light and will shoot 9 more episodes.

The fabulous Dale Williams will be the UPM on this project. From what I hear they plan on opening offices at the end of January and will begin shooting in the first week of March. They will be shaping up the pilot, then they will shoot nine more episodes. That will bring our NC film crew employment until around the end of June.

blakecrouchI caught up with our NC native, Blake Crouch, over the weekend and he had this to say:

We are absolutely thrilled and grateful for the chance to continue Good Behavior. We wouldn’t have gotten here without our tremendous Wilmington crew. We share this success with them. Can’t wait to return!

See that crew? It’s official, you are indeed that awesome!

Blake is from the Piedmont area and already has a television series on the air — the adaptation of his trilogy Wayward Pines (great read BTW). Now although Pines got a second season pickup from FOX, Chad Hodge won’t be returning to the FOX show. We get to keep him here in Wilmington.

The show stars Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery and Juan Diego Botto.

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navy-wallpapers-8Now as for the second series, Six coming from the History Channel, David Brightbill will be UPM on this one and he is “looking forward to working at home!” He is not alone. There will be quite a few folks returning home from working out of state due to the lack of productions. (Yeah, don’t even get me started about that). The latest is that Six will open offices the first week of January, get about 6 weeks of prep in and begin shooting around mid-February.

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Quite a few of you have asked me about casting and crew calls. There is nothing yet. I got up with our Wilmington Film Commissioner Johnny Griffin to be sure and he said that things will probably be quiet until we get past the first of the year. Johnny is optimistic about the coming year. “2016 is looking good as we are starting off with a bang so early in the year,” he said. “The response from L.A. is a positive one from this point. ”

There is quite a bit of interest in Wilmington right now, so let’s hope we can keep the momentum going!

 

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/12/2015 NC SFX MUA on Syfy’s Face Off tomorrow, more projects for SC.

North Carolina’s own Special Effects makeup artist Gregory Hewett will be on Syfy’s Face Off tomorrow night during a two part 8th season premiere @ 9 p.m. Greg is a Supply native who now lives in Charlotte.

I caught up with Greg this morning and I asked him what some of his favorite moments from 2014 were. He had a hard time answering because there were just too many to count. After twisting his arm, however, he said, “Working on It’s Supernatural, conducting a sold out FX class at Spooky Empire as a guest speaker, and participating in the national Chairi Walk which made over $15,000 in donations for finding a cure all made in one weekend!”  You rock Greg and we can’t wait to see you on Face Off tomorrow night! Set your DVRs folks!

Hunter over at the Star News has a nice story on Greg.  READ NOW

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With Sleepy Hollow wrapping next week, the feature film Bolden will be the only project shooting in North Carolina (unless you count the two reality shows that only hire a handful of crew.)

It’s mind blowing that South Carolina, a state with no film infrastructure, can land project after project. Yeah, go ahead, chime in after that statement. I could go for days. So, if you’re up to traveling for work, this is the latest scoop in regards to South Carolina. (PS – The SC Gov Nikki Haley gets it! )

danny-mcbride-jody-hillMost of you already know, but in case you missed it, Danny McBride and Jody Hill’s HBO series Vice Principals set up offices last week in Charleston. Two days after I announced it, the SC Media had a field day with that news.  They are shooting 18 episodes. Our local boy David Brightbill’s got this one, so all you Homeland/Secrets and Lies folks, you probably already know that too.

The psychological thriller Faceless has set up shop in Charleston and are projected to begin production on or around February 15th. Marcel Sarmiento is directing.

RobertKirkmanNYCCI am also hearing Robert Kirkman’s Outcast is going to series. They shot the pilot last month in Rock Hill, SC for Cinemax. That will be good for the Charlotte (Banshee/Paper Towns) crew as they I heard they will stay in Rock Hill.  As soon as I get more details, I will let you know.

ABOUT OUTCAST VIA DEADLINE:
Reg E. Cathey (St. Vincent), Julia Crockett (The Absence), Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire)  and Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan) have been cast opposite Patrick Fugit in Cinemax’s new exorcism drama Outcast, from The Walking Dead executive producer Robert Kirkman. Based on a comic by Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, Outcast follows follows Kyle Barnes (Fugit), a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

 

ABC’s Secrets & Lies names Extras Casting Director

Congrats again to Ashli Bogart who has officially been deemed Extras Casting Director for ABC’s Secrets & Lies. Ashli did extras casting on the pilot. Production begins in mid-July. If you haven’t haven’t done so already, make sure you register on her web site to be considered on any projects she is working on. www.extrassignup.com. Ashli is also the Extras Casting Director for Sleepy Hollow.

 

ABOUT SECRETS & LIES (Series)  – ABC
STATUS:  Pre-Production
PRODUCER: Aaron Kaplan, Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield
WRITER/PRODUCER: Barbie Kligman
UPM: David Brightbill
DIRECTOR: Charles McDougall
CAST: Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez, Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland, Belle Shouse, Clifton Collins, Jr., Indiana Evans, Charles Dutton, Steven Brand, Kate Ashfield
CREW RESUMES TO: secretsandliesresumes@gmail.com

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/16/2014 – Sleepy Hollow, The Longest Ride, Under the Dome, Secrets & Lies

HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL…?
Under the Dome Premiere: 14 days
Tammy Premiere: 16 days
Sleepy Hollow Premiere: 98 days

We are back to three productions running in Wilmywood!  It’s day one for The Longest Ride!  They got a very early start this morning over at St. Mary’s.  Looks like first up is the gorgeous Jack Huston and well as the lovely Oona Chaplin.

LolitaCongrats to Lolita Davidovich.  She’s been added to the cast of The Longest Ride.  This British born actress is known for Gods and Monsters (1998), Raising Cain (1992) and Jungle 2 Jungle (1997).

Under the Dome is in Southport for the last day of filming for Episode 10.  Oh boo, that means Eriq LaSalle will be leaving us shortly.  ICYMI, we had a great time at his very first book signing AND he sold out of books!  Here’s a few pics from Saturday!

Sleepy Hollow will be shooting three scenes today as they work mad hours on episode 4. You can find our Sleepyheads doing some driving shots beginning on N. 3rd as well as at the NHC Courthouse aka Sleepy Hollow Police Headquarters and on N. Front St.

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Yes indeed! Happy 42 to John!  Ya know what?  I will help them out and make sure The Sleepy Hollow folks celebrate!  Hahaha!  Yes, this is me scheming!  Stand by! Bwuuuaahhh!!

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Congrats to David Brightbill.  He’s sticking around Wilmington, his home.  He’s been named the UPM of ABC’s Secrets & Lies.  He’s was the UPM for FX’s How and Why.  Before that he was in Charlotte working on Homeland. The extras casting director will be named shortly.  I will keep you posted.  Production begins in mid-July.

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.

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting, too! Film=Jobs folks!  Spread the word!

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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.  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!!

CREW CALL: FX’S HOW AND WHY

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FX’s HOW AND WHY has officially opened up offices at EUE/ScreenGems Studios.

The pilot starring Michael Cera and John Hawkes is now accepting crew resumes. Please send resumes to howandwhypilot@gmail.com with your position in the subject line.

ABOUT FX’S HOW AND WHY:

STATUS: Pre-Production. Production begins at the end of April.
PRODUCER: Anthony Bregman, Charlie Kaufman
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Charlie Kaufman
UPM: David Brightbill
CAST: John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Julia Sarah Stone, Sally Hawkins, Catherine Keener

After his children’s science show is canceled, Goodman Hesselman tries to start over with a new show in a little TV market – also a portal to the supernatural world.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/19/2014 – Director for The Longest Ride Named, UPM for FX, Under the Dome, Red Zone, Actor’s Arsenal

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Howdy and Happy Hump Day!  This morning was super fun as Executive Producer/Director of UNDER THE DOME Jack Bender paid our studios a visit at Sunny 104.5.  We chatted about all things Dome and his Art Show that is coming up this Saturday. The interview is NOW posted.

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The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery (200 Hanover St.) is  showcasing Under the Dome’s Jack Bender’s art NOW through the 29th of this month.  Three of his pieces will be from Season One  of Under the Dome.  Think Pink Stars!  We will also get a sneak peek at some of the beautiful pieces for the upcoming season. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5pm.  However, a special night is reserved for you to mingle with the artist that is Jack Bender this Saturday, March 22nd from 6pm-9pm.

The Under the Dome folks started out smoothly on Chestnut St, but soon had to evacuate due to a gas leak.  One crew member said, “The gas smell is so bad, you can smell it all the way to Castle Street.”  But as they say, the show must go on, so the crew is quickly rearranging their shoot day.  Missing a day of filming is something that simply just can’t happen!  Good luck, kids!

MartySiuCongratulations are in order for a few peeps!  Yesterday we spilled the beans and let the world know our beautiful Marty Siu landed the extras casting gig for MAX STEEL. IF you would like to work on that feature film, READ MORE NOW  The Red Zone folks are shooting at Indepedence Mall and weather permitting they will be shooting at Maides Park tonight!

tillmanNicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride has named their director.  Congrats to George Tillman, Jr.! Tillman, best known for ‘SOUL FOOD’ (1997) with Vanessa Williams and Vivica Fox as well as ‘MEN OF HONOR’ (2000) with Robert DeNiro and Cuba Gooding Jr. This time around, George will be bringing the love story of “Sophia” and “Luke” to life.  George also spent 3 years ensuring the film INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE written by Michael Starrbury would be  made. It’s debut was at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

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michael-cera-john-hawkesAnd finally, congrats and welcome home David Brightbill!  FX’s How & Why just nabbed him from the Charlotte area.  He’s been working on Homeland for the last couple of seasons, but he coming back home to Wilmywood.  He’s been a 1st and 2nd AD on some of shows as far back as One Tree Hill, but he quickly moved up to be a production manager as well as a co-producer.  FX’s How and Why has deemed him UPM for the pilot.  Woo Hoo!  So glad you are back David!

kevin-sizemoreThis Friday, our favorite Domie, Kevin Sizemore will join us on The Sunny Morning Show.   He will be on ABC’s Resurrection this Sunday and guess who else is popping up?  Well, when asked, he said “I think it’s this Sunday.”  LOL.  Remember Reverend Lester Coggins of Under the Dome?  It’s Ned Bellamy.  So we got some Wilmywood love on the Georgia shot show, based on the book The Returned by our Bolton, North Carolina boy Jason Mott.

Wilmywood would like to give a special anniversary shout out to a family owned business that has helps our local talent prepare for film and TV auditions. ACTORS ARSENAL was founded in 2013 by married actor couple Ron and Allie who left L.A. for the opportunities offered here in Wilmington. Ron and Allie are the owners and instructors at Actor’s Arsenal.
538215_334057263377935_963966031_nEvery actor knows that branding yourself and constantly working on craft is important and Actor’s Arsenal is a full service school to help with just that. They offer group classes for beginner and advanced students, audition taping, website design and private coaching. Both Ron and Allie have worked in the entertainment business for many years and with many well known names. All classes are affordable and can fit into anyone’s schedule! For more information about classes and scheduling go to http://actorsarsenal.com/   Happy one year anniversary to Actor’s Arsenal! Wilmywood talent is very fortunate to have you here.

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab you one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens). Offices are open from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!

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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  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!