THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/08/2014 Another feature film for NC?, Aaron Syrett resigns, Secrets & Lies and more.

JohnElvisIt’s was Episode 2 for Under The Dome, Season 2 last night on CBS and one of our favorite Domies, John Elvis who plays Ben was back in town to watch the action packed show with our beloved local Chester’s Millers downtown Wilmington at Hell’s Kitchen during the Barrettviewing party. Actor Barrett Carnahan took the night off from Sleepy Hollow to show support and have a little fun with friends while in town. A good time was had by all. John will be leaving midweek.  We will miss ya buddy! Thanks to Mary Jo Jackson for the pics!

We’ll see how Under the Dome did rating-wise later today.   Our Domies are in Currie today while Sleepy Hollow is at Hoggard High School and then Forest Hills.  The Longest Ride is at Atlantic Auto and CFCC.

Timothy BusfieldNow if you remember Tim Busfield is playing Benjamin Franklin is season 2 of Sleepy Hollow.  Well, it looks like ABC’s Secrets & Lies is borrowing him.  As a director.  Look for Secrets & Lies to begin production in about two weeks.

ABC’s Secret & Lies is still accepting crew resumes.  Send your resumes with position in the subject line to:


Sleepy Hollow is returning to the San Diego Comic Con coming up on Friday, July 25th GET DETAILS NOW!

Although we’ve already seen this on Netflix, North Carolina shot Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 is officially out on DVD and Blu-Ray today.

NCFILM OFFICECORRECTION: Director the NC Film Office Aaron Syrett did not resign.  Due to a reduction in workforce, Aaron will no longer be at the North Carolina Film office as of July 31st.   He did not leave in the middle of the battle.  This is so sad.  Aaron’s been helping keep things alive over the past 7 years.  We wish him well.  Looks like Production Services Executive Guy Gaster is filling in Aaron’s position.  We don’t know if this is permanent or temporary. More details will be released in the coming days.


RumorslogoThe feature film currently titled, One & Two is currently is said to begin setting up shop later this month in North Carolina.  It’s about two siblings living in a remote area who have supernatural powers but they are and have been stifled by their overbearing father.  Producing in Kim Sherman.  Andrew Droz Palermo is the director.  Not too many other details about this one.  Where in North Carolina is still unknown.  Let’s log this one still as a rumor.  No one has said boo about this one…yet at least.

A lot of people have asked me about the Civil War based pilot coming from Disney.  I am still being told, they are waiting until a decision is made on the film incentives before they decide on North Carolina or Virginia.  Hate to say it, but my gut tells me they are going north for this one.  (please let me be wrong).



I think we can all find the time.  Everyone has a lunch break.  Here are the folks you need to contact everyday this week!  Tell them to extend the film incentives for another year!

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000

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

Sen. Phil Berger (President Pro Tempore)
PHONE: 919-733-5708

Sen.  Bill Rabon

Rep. Julia Howard
PHONE: 919-733-5904

If you have time, also include others on the Sen. Finance Chairs:

Sen. Bob Rucho
(919) 733-5655

Sen. David Curtis
(919) 715-3038

Sen. Ron Rabin
(919) 733-5748


Perhaps a letter to the editor of the Star News is more your kind of thing? We are urging crew members and small businesses to express their feelings on the matter and tell them how losing film would effect you.

Tricia Vance – Letters to the Editor

LOOKING 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. WE GOT MORE!

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:  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 – 07/02/2014 Rumor: Bolden! casts lead, Tammy Afterglow, Alan Alda and more

Did you miss the premiere of Under the Dome? Well, you have options! You can watch “Heads Will Roll” either at or flip on your TV’s tonight at 9pm EST on CBS for an encore presentation.

Our Domies are shooting on the sound stages today.

Sleepy Hollow is over at St. Thomas Preservation Hall.

You’ve been asking, so here ya go. Alan Alda is here and on set today of The Longest Ride! Yay! They will be filming today at Cape Fear Community College.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the early premiere of Tammy. And thank to Jimmie Lee who brought the awesome car and jet ski that Melissa drove in the movie.  Hope you had a blast, I know I did! Here’s a few pics from last night!

The Wilmywood Tammy Premiere got some love from the local media:


Look for an article later today for more from The Star News.

Susan Sarandon was on Good Morning America this morning and she will be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight! Meanwhile Melissa McCarthy was on the CBS Early Show and she will be on Chelsea Lately tonight.


Without the incentives, this is what we plan to lose if the current incentives do not stay in place.  Under the Dome remains up in the air in regards to where they will be shooting season 3 in Wilmington.  FX’s How and Why are planning on shooting in January.  Where is still unknown.   Secrets & Lies planned on shooting in Charlotte if they picked up a second season, without the current film incentives, they will go to Georgia.  Homeland, which will be coming back to the states after this upcoming season in South Africa will not return to Charlotte.  The Civil War based Disney pilot will go to Virginia – they plan to go into production later.  If a decision is not made soon (a good decision), we will lose a lot of projects!  No one like to wait and plans need to be made.

GaryCarrThe rumors are flying that Gary Carr (Downtown Abby)has landed the part of Bolden! which was originally played by Anthony Mackie. Now that they are back from about 7 years ago, they are about to do it all over again and this British born handsome devil is looking good for taking the lead.  Once I get confirmation, I will let you know.

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 09/13/2013 – Disney Auditions, Sleepy Hollow, and more.

Photo by: David Pascua

Photo by: David Pascua

MONDAY!  MONDAY!  MONDAY!  The BIG night is almost here.  The night where Sleepy Hollow begins and Under the Dome ends! We will definitely be raising Hell at Hell’s Kitchen, downtown Wilmington.  The party begins at 9pm and both shows will be presented.  The Sleepy Hollow gang is back filming in Currie, NC today.

I will be interviewing Jolene Purdy who plays Dodee on Under the Dome.  If you have questions for her, submit them NOW!

English: XD

English: XD (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

People have asked me about the Disney casting call, whether or not it is legit.  Well, it is legit but be prepared to stand in line for a VERY LONG TIME!  Although they are trying to streamline the process, it’s still gonna be a crazy day.  Here’s the details:

Disney Channel and Disney XD will hold an open call audition Sept. 21 and 22.  It’s for kids ages 10-17.  The auditions will be at the Wilmington Convention Center Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for last names beginning A-M. They continue Sunday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for last names beginning N-Z).

Crazy blog post day.  This one is actually the 3rd one this morning, so check out the others.  Just so much to cover!

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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 at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 04/26/2013 Another MEGA STAR rolls into town and more.



where-the-devil-hides_608x900Wanted to thank Robin who sent me this info because we had a lot of local cast and crew work on this one.  We have some updates on the flick,  “Where the Devil Hides” aka “The Occult” and “The Devil’s Rapture“.  Now that it has finally settled on a title, we can tell you that it also has a release date.  It’s slated to premiere on October 11th.  Alycia Debnam-Carey,  Rufus Sewell, Thomas McDonell, Adelaide Kane, Leah Pipes and Jennifer Carpenter star.

The big battle has ended.  Iron Man 3 will be playing at Mayfaire Regal Cinemas following a deal reached between Disney and Regal Entertainment Group.  I was asked if anyone in our local film community was upset by this.  Well, I cannot speak for all, but the consensus I guess was neutral. It was simply water cooler talk.

I was told this isn’t anything new.  Sony pulled this when the original Spiderman came out.  They announced they wanted more money and a theater company was so upset that they tried to pull advance screening and ticket sales.  Ultimately the studio won the battle.  Disney was kinda doing the same thing and as predicted Regal caved because, hell, they can’t afford to miss out on the money.  Inside sources told me, the battle between Regal and Disney was that Disney wanted 15% more of the ticket price.  In most circumstances, movie theaters make anywhere from 20-50 cents per tickets sold depending on the film…hence why concessions cost so much.

Now, back to the excitement of Tammy!  I told you last week Melissa McCarthy rolled into town, well you can now add Susan Sarandon to the list!  Yep, she is here, so restaurants, get ready to swoon her in to your establishments.  FYI, she likes long walks on the beach, animal rights and kids.

When is Dan Aykroyd, Toni Collette and Kathy Bates coming into town?  Check back, I will let you know very very soon.  (that’s called a tease).  There are tons of extras casting opportunities with this flick – visit the Extras Casting Director’s Page for details.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am live on Sunny 104.5.  Got scoop?  email me:  Until then, that’s a wrap!