(pictured on right) HUGE congratulations to Wilmywood crew member Larry Long who just received an Emmy nomination for his fabulous sound mixing skills on Homeland! He is currently working on Under the Dome, in the same field of course. This is his third Emmy nomination for Homeland. He was nominated in 2012 and 2013. Let’s hope third time’s a charm! Larry has been working in the North Carolina film industry since at least the early 1990s. Make sure when you see him today to give him a pat on the back, a high-five, a fist bump and a big old bear hug!!
In an excellent article in the Star News, film supporters and industry leaders are firing back at the Governor’s claim of abuse of the film incentive and we have proof that his statements are completely false.
Pat McCrory said the state paid Comedy Central $400,000 when The Daily Show with Jon Stewart came in and covered the democratic convention. But after checking the audit records, the production company received $190,211 from the incentive not the 400k. They spent a total of $760,846 here in North Carolina.
Now, we all know the truth, however, the general public only hears so much. These are the kind of things that get people to believe all the false rumors and myths about our film industry. McCrory just spews out misinformation and goes about his business. I would like a retraction from him on his statement, and I think we should all call for it. It is our industry that the governor is abusing, not the other way around. READ ARTICLE NOW!
And if you would like to join me in asking our governor to retract his false statement, please do!
So where’s everyone at today? Under the Dome, is in Currie and Soundstages, The Longest Ride back at the Cameron Art Museum, and Sleepy Hollow had a long day and night. They will resume shooting this afternoon.
Special thanks to The Today Show showing a Sunrise Shot from Wilmington , N.C. , with background music of John Legend singing, “All Of Me “!
The Emmy Nominations are out and we congratulate our North Carolina Productions. For Best Lead actress in drama series, it’s Claire Danes for her performance in Homeland which was shot in Charlotte and yes our own Sleepy Hollow got a nod too for Outstanding Original Music!
Catch up or refresh your memory at Fox.com you can watch full episodes of Sleepy Hollow . Right now they have episodes 9-13 up for your headless enjoyment. You can see the full season by going to Fox On Demand or just wait for the DVD release September 16th and binge, binge, binge!
Don’t forget Orlando Jones Comedy Night this Saturday at Theater NOW 7pm and 9:30 show.
LOOKING FOR THESE STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few. Feel free to stop by and grab one 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.
MOST POPULAR THIS WEEK:
- “Untitled” Military Feature Film coming to Wilmywood!
- Gov. Pat McCrory Refuses to Visit with Film Industry in Wilmington
- FILM INCENTIVES: Your mission for this week (July 7th-11th)
- THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/01/2014 Under the Dome Premiere Ratings, Sleepy Hollow Wins, Tammy Premiere Tonight and more!
- FILM INCENTIVES INTERVIEW: (AUDIO) Dr. Ernie Ward – Running for District 8 against Rabon
- THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/02/2014 Rumor: Bolden! casts lead, Tammy Afterglow, Alan Alda and more
- VIDEO: A message from the shooting crew of Fox’s 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. And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10! Got Scoop? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Emmy nominations are in and here is where NC Film shines!
HUGE congratulations to Craig and Lisa Fincannon for getting nominated for Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series: Homeland!! Woo Hoo!! Wilmywood is so proud!
NBC’s Revolution was nominated for stunt coordination for the episode “Nobody’s Fault But Mine.” Congrats to Jeff Wolfe!!
More details are circulating about Season 2 of Under the Dome. Rumor has it, they will be telling the crew at the end of the month. Now I am curious to know if they will indeed continue the Summer trend or bring it back sooner. The show is so hot, I dunno if the fans can wait for 10 months for more! But we will find out soon enough! The crew will be in Forest Hills this morning, then they move to the sound stage at Screen Gems, then a short trek to the back lot in the woods. In the meantime as The San Diego Comic Con gets underway, the Under the Dome Comic Con poster was revealed yesterday! I sooo want one!
Our very own Hank and Jed Movie Pictures are once again up for an award. This time their popular show, Battlefield Friends is up for “Notable Machinima/Video Series” in the Dragon Slayer Awards! A vote for BFF is a vote for PROMOTION!!! Vote now: http://bit.ly/13PnOvU Apparently the guys at Electronic Arts are fans of the show because because the EA folks posted it on Battlefield’s FB page which has over 6 million likes. Nice! Haven’t seen the series? Check it out now (WARNING: not for kids!)
Production on Sleepy Hollow begins in just a few days. Scouts were already seen near downtown on Princess taking pictures as well as in New Bern. The handsome Thirty Something star Ken Olin will be directing episode 2 (our first). Hello talented hotness!! We have our very first extras casting call! They are looking for a couple females to play police officers. These will be hand picked by the director and will most likely be needed throughout the entire season. Get all the details now!
Cucalorus Film Festival is once a year and it’s awesome, but it’s always cold during the festivities! Thank God they brought back Surfalorus. The summertime Film Festival begins tonight and runs through the weekend. Enjoy three days of outdoor screenings in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Downtown Wilmington with the hottest new surf films and docs about coastal issues. The fest will include an outdoor board expo and shaper show with a live display from area board artists. A free, outdoor screening will also be held each night of the festival with live music and cold beer. Now we’re talkin’! Get your tickets now!