Howdy and Happy Hump Day! Yesterday was a fun-filled crazy day for film blogging. Not, one, not two, but three were posted as so much was going on. I will recap and add some goodies this morning!
Yesterday on the Wilmywood Daily Facebook page, I deemed these folks as the Best NC Film Family ever! Hilarious! This Raleigh, NC Family has got more than 6 million views since last week! If you haven’t seen this video yet, you will LOVE it!
The Governor’s office sent out a press release yesterday. Film and Television Production spent at least $254 Million in North Carolina this year. That’s direct in state spending folks! It’s been one the most successful years in NC Film history. The release stated that production companies generated more than 4,000 “well-paying” crew positions and nearly 25,000 job opportunities, including talent and background extra positions. There were more than 5,700 production days in more than 30 counties this year. READ PRESS RELEASE NOW
A lot of people read this press release and liked what was included, but many were more intrigued about what was not included: the reason for such high direct in state spending. The 25% film incentive. An interesting omission, indeed. Perhaps they thought is was a given? The economic impact numbers help make our case that the incentives should not end on Jan. 1, 2015. Regardless, we will continue the push until the big vote in May.
I wanted to thank Ted Johnson, the senior editor for Variety for bringing this message to Hollywood. Did you know that some people in LA think that our incentives don’t even exist anymore? Crazy. Production Companies and studios need to know that North Carolina is still very much a viable option. So, thanks Ted, I think this article will be a big help. READ HIS ARTICLE NOW
Variety also brings us this wonderful news about our NC shot Homeland. The season finale pulled in its largest audience to date. READ ARTICLE NOW!
Our local production company Hank and Jed Movie Pictures spilled the beans. They are featured in the popular video game, Battlefield 4. Due to Hank and Jed’s hugely successful web series, Battlefield Friends, EA and DICE, the makers of the game, became fans of the show and contacted them to be in the game. Brent Triplett, Jon Etheridge, Tony Schnur and Nate Panning recorded at Post 1200, a post-production facility here in Wilmington, NC. READ STORY NOW
40th annual People’s Choice Awards 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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB . You can also just post your comments below! Until then, that’s a wrap!!