RUMORS FROM THE LOT: Mattel to bring Wilmywood a feature??

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A lovely RUMOR from the Lot.  My sources have just told me that we may be hearing an announcement soon about a big budget movie that has been shrouded in secrecy.  My sources tell that Mattel Entertainment could indeed be bringing us Max Steel.  The feature revolves around teenager Maxwell McGrath and alien companion Steel who can combine special turbo-energy powers to generate superhero, Max Steel.

As Mattel reboots its “Max Steel” franchise with a new line of toys and an animated TV series, the company also teamed up with Open Road Films picking up the project to release in theaters late next year. Dolphin Films, a production banner of Dolphin Entertainment, will produce the film.

We can chalk this up as rumor but we will find out soon enough because they are reported to open up offices in January 2014.

More to come.  Stay Tuned.

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/13/2013 Amandla Stenberg, Sleepy Hollow, Tales from the Darkside, Dance-A-Lorus, Brothers Olson

Amandla+StenbergGood morning Wilmywood!  I am so pleased to tell you that later today, I have an interview with the fabulous Amandla Stenberg.  At the moment she is working on Sleepy Hollow, playing Macey, Captain Irving’s daughter.  Her debut episode will be November 25th.  This 15 year old is beautiful inside and out.  Not only is she a gifted actress but she believes in giving back.  She will talk to us about her being a youth advocate for the No Kid Hungry Campaign.

Sleepy Hollow’s final numbers came in and The Midnight Ride adjusted up a tenth – 2.6 rating, 7 share, with a little over 7 million viewers.   And speaking of fabulous shows with fabulous writers and producers, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are teaming with author Joe Hill to “resurrect” one of my favorite shows from the 1980s – Tales from the Darkside!  How EXCITED are you! According to Vulture.com:

“The CW has been looking to develop a new take on the syndicated series for a while now, and with Hill, Kurtzman and Orci on board, the network has ordered a script for the project. The CW is also poised to move quickly on the project: If it likes the script, the network could air the reboot as soon as this summer. Like the original George A. Romero-created series, the new Tales episodes will be 30 minutes long, episodes will be self-contained and every minute will be designed to scare the hell out of viewers. Mitch Galin, Heather Kadin and Jerry Golod will also serve as exec producers on the project, with Hill writing the script.”  READ COMPLETE ARTICLE NOW! 

Oh and by the way, Joe Hill just happens to be the son of Stephen King. See the connection there?  The man who links our 2 hit shows together.  Now if they would shoot this in Wilmywood…

Dance-a-LorusIt’s here!  Day 1 of the 19th Cucalorus Film Festival, and as tradition goes it all kicks off with a dance/film samba, rhombus, cha-cha-cha! Filmmakers and choreographers unite to bring you Dance-A-Lorus, a one-of-a-kind event. Tonight, 7:00 PM at Thalian Hall’s Main Stage.  Then at 8pm, the Bellamy Mansion holds the opening night kickoff party.

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Our local boys, The Brothers Olson (Obin and Amariah) are returning to Wilmywood after a fun-fiilled week at AFM (American Film Market).  We know that their action/thriller Unknown Caller was well received and the details of the deal will be coming out shortly in either The Hollywood Reporter or IndieWire. I’ll keep you posted.  Make sure to stop by their facebook page and give them some major kudos!
stateslateATTENTION NC FILM LOVERS: Don’t miss this presentation about the future of film and the incentive at Cucalorus Film Festival this Thursday, Nov. 14 at Thalian Hall at 4pm.  State of the Slate: The Future of Film in North Carolina.  This special panel presented by Entertainment Partners at the 19th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival will highlight the Film and Television production incentives tax structure and production resources that have made North Carolina an evolving filmmakers destination.  GET ALL THE DETAILS NOW!

Also during Cucalorus, Post 1200 invites you to stop by their open house Thursday-Sunday.  And since our casting lady Vanessa Neimeyer just moved into her swanky office there, she is sharing in the celebration!  Her fun open house party will be this Friday from 10am-3:30pm.  So many stars have passed through Post 1200  for some post work and it was also the production office for Hallmark’s Christmas in Conway.  They will be doing some screenings and giving a tour of the facility along with some coffee and munchies!

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We’re the Millers’ DVD Release is 6 days away on Nov. 19th and to celebrate, we’re giving away a “We’re the Millers” T-shirt!  Subscribe to the blog to enter to win! If you are already subscribed, then you are already entered to win. Click on “Follow” at the bottom right of the blog to subscribe! (Giveaway date is 11/19)

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 – 11/12/2013 Hunger Games, Under the Dome, Film Incentives, Sleepy Hollow and More.

hungergames Happy 11/12/13 day to ya!  Lots to cover today, so let’s get right to it!  In love with the Hunger Games? Well, you can own a piece of the movie…and wear it!  It is wardrobe galore from our beloved North Carolina shot Hunger Games!  In fact, over 200 original screen-worn costumes from the flick will be on the auction block. Interested bidders can participate in person, by telephone, absentee and Internet. The auction site says:

“Included in the auction will be costumes worn by Jennifer Lawrence as “Katniss,” Josh Hutcherson as “Peeta,” Elizabeth Banks as “Effie,” Stanley Tucci as “Caesar,” Liam Hemsworth as “Gale,” Woody Harrelson as “Haymitch,” Lenny Kravtiz as “Cinna,” Donald Sutherland as “President Snow,” Wes Bentley as “Seneca,” and many, many more.”

AmandaSternbergAnd that does include wardrobe from our fabulous Rue, Amandla Stenberg who is currently in Wilmywood playing Macey, Captain Irving’s daughter on Sleepy Hollow.  CHECK OUT ALL THE ITEMS NOW!  Proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. And speaking of Sleepy Hollow, an amazing night for a Midnight Ride! I will have the ratings report later today in a separate blog post per usual.  Phillip Iscove (co-creator Sleepy Hollow), posted a great article from Forbes which finally answers the question, “Why is Sleepy Hollow a hit?”  READ IT NOW! tscc3 UTDScript_MealsOnWheelsAlso up for grabs is an autographed Pilot script from Under the Dome!   Make your bid now.  All proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels of Pender County. Folks can bid online or bid in person at the Pender Adult Services Dinner Gala and Silent Auction this Thursday evening.  The cover page is complete with actors, directors, and production staff signatures.  A few of the names include:  Mackenzie Lintz, Colin Ford, Neil Arden Oplev, Jack Bender, Dean Norris, Jolene Purdy, Aisha Hinds, Rachelle Lefevre, Brian K. Vaughan, Natalie Martinez, Mike Vogel, Alex Koch, Britt Robertson. stateslate ATTENTION NC FILM LOVERS: Don’t miss this presentation about the future of film and the incentive at Cucalorus Film Festival this Thursday, Nov. 14 at Thalian Hall at 4pm.  State of the Slate: The Future of Film in North Carolina.  This special panel presented by Entertainment Partners at the 19th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival will highlight the Film and Television production incentives tax structure and production resources that have made North Carolina an evolving filmmakers destination.  GET ALL THE DETAILS NOW!

Meanwhile, state legislators have film incentives on the list to talk about today as they explore ways to make up for $600,000,000 of lost revenue.

State Rep. for Columbus, Robeson, and parts of Bladen Counties, Ken Waddell,  is on the Revenue Law Study Committee and when it comes to film incentives he said he would like to see state lawmakers increase them, since the film industry affects almost every county in our region. Amen brother!  Let’s hope all ears are open today!
“A part of Revolution was filmed in Chadbourn. There’s been some other filming going on in Whiteville and in other places. Filming is really important. It provides a lot of jobs to a lot of people. That helps small businesses pass the bucks around,” said Waddell.  READ THE STORY FROM WECT

Yesterday, Eastbound and Down release a tease for the season finale.  What?  Finale, you say?  I know, time is flying!  But there are a few left until we reach that point.  No doubt we all want to see the tease anyway!

Also during Cucalorus, Post 1200 invites you to stop by their open house Thursday-Sunday.  So many stars have passed through here for some post work and it was also the production office for Hallmark’s Christmas in Conway.  They will be doing some screenings and giving a tour of the facility along with some coffee and munchies!

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YAY! Giveaways! We’re the Millers’ DVD Release is Nov. 19th and to celebrate, we’re giving away a “We’re the Millers” T-shirt!  Subscribe to the blog to enter to win! If you are already subscribed, then you are already entered to win. Click on “Follow” at the bottom right of the blog to subscribe! (Giveaway date is 11/19)

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!  20% OFF SALE in the Wilmywood Spreadshirt Store!!  Use Coupon Code: EARLY20 wilmywoodstore UTD_DVDUNDER THE DOME is now on DVD and Blu-Ray!  Buy it now from The Wilmywood Daily’s A-Store, powered by Amazon.com!

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!!

State of the Slate: The Future of Film in North Carolina

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Don’t miss this presentation about the future of film and the incentive at Cucalorus Film Festival!

State of the Slate: The Future of Film in North Carolina
Thalian Hall at the Cucalorus Film Festival, Thursday, November 14, 2013, 4:00 pm EST

This special panel presented by Entertainment Partners at the 19th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival will highlight the Film and Television production incentives tax structure and production resources that have made North Carolina an evolving filmmakers destination.

Moderated by Joe Chianese, Executive VP of EP Financial Solutions, the panel will explore the current and future state of film and television production in North Carolina, highlighting recent productions including “Under the Dome”, “IRON MAN 3”, “SLEEPY HOLLOW” as well as Emmy Award Winning ‘HOMELAND’.

Panelist Include
Aaron Syrett – DIRECTOR, NC FILM OFFICE
Bill Vassar – EXEC. VP, EUE/SCREENGEMS STUDIOS
Dale Williams – PRODUCER, PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR, and currently the UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGER of UNDER THE DOME
Jason Rosin – BUSINESS MANAGER, IATSE LOCAL 491
Susan Ruskin – DEAN, UNCSA SCHOOL OF FILM

For those who cannot attend the event you can watch it online: Register for this Free webinar to be held Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 11:00 am PST / 2:00EST
at: variety411.com/webinar

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Local Actor Nabs Opening Scene in “Last Vegas” OJ Takes You on a Set Tour, Conjuring #1 Again!

Tonight you can go see one of our local actors in the flick with some of the most legendary actors. Josh Cohen got the amazing opportunity to land a role in Last Vegas, which opens in theaters today!

josh cohenJosh says it’s a small part in the first scene of the movie, but that is HUGE if you ask me.  What actor wouldn’t love to be in the opening scene of a movie with the caliber of actors cast in this flick!  But, yes, he is being appropriately humble.  So in the opening scene we go straight to a flashback to 1950’s Brooklyn.  Josh plays Jimmy,  the head greaser.  “The young Robert De Niro, young Morgan Freeman, young Kevin Kline, and Young Michael Douglas are causing trouble in my buddy’s general store, said Josh. “My two greaser friends and I walk in to see our friend Danny, the shipowners son, on the floor. The kids then try to steal a bottle of Josh Cohen_runalcohol and run out of the store while we chase them.  I’m the first one to call the kids out for why my buddy is lying on the floor.  It was a great experience.”

Josh has some stories to tell including how he got the gig and a hilarious story with he and Kevin Kline in the make up trailer.  LISTEN NOW!

I spoke with Johnny Griffin with the Wilmington Film Commission, and he said that there was no ranking order for the Top Film Locations Worldwide, it was in alphabetical order.  Good!  I didn’t like being #9!  So hell yeah!  Love making that top ten list!  That is HUGE!

ConjuringThe Conjuring takes the top spot debuting at #1 on both DVD and Blu-Ray charts!  According to Nielsen research, of its first-week sales, 33 percent were on Blu-ray Disc.

The Squeeze is shooting downtown again today at 128 S. Front St and on the street on the 400 block of S. 2nd St.  They are going to have 5 of the cast members on set.  And say good bye to the beautiful Jillian Murray she heads back home today! (unless weather makes her stay for another day of shooting).

Haven’t had the chance to see the set of Sleepy Hollow.  No Worries.  Orlando Jones personally takes you.  Check out one of his WhoSay videos.  Pretty damn hilarious!

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CUCALORUSDid you miss this post?  Our friends posted a note to you on FB!  “To our Wilmywood friendlies: ALL our volunteers score FREE T-SHIRTS and ACCESS to all of the awesome films at this year’s Cucalorus Film Festival!!!  Come by ‘n see us at our Volunteer Potluck at Jengos Playhouse at 5 p.m. on Sunday and we’ll eat, drink and be merry! ”  GET MORE INFO NOW!  

Are you looking for great 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 Monday 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 – 10/29/2013 Dempsey Sisters, Game Show wants you, Dirt Poor Film Fest, and more

letsaskamericaThe National game show  Let’s Ask America is seeking contestants from North Carolina to be on the show.  You could WIN UP TO $50,000 from the comfort of your home.  Interested?  PLEASE FOLLOW THESE 2 SIMPLE STEPS:  1. Watch a couple of clips from the show at www.letsaskamerica.tv
2. Email a photo of yourself along with a phone number to : mikewagsmusic@gmail.com –please tell a little about yourself and what you would do with $50,000 if you won!

Swirl Films’ The Dempsey Sisters will air THIS Saturday on the UP Network (Time Warner Cable 283) at 7pm!  Here’s a sneak peek:

dirtpoorTOMORROW: October 30th Dirt Poor Film Festival is throwing its Second Annual Halloween Bash! With have a solid lineup of eeire, 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 tomorrow at the Calico Room on S Front Street beginning at 9pm.

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

SH_HeadlessThe real village of Sleepy Hollow has our hit show to thank for the boost in tourism.  The little town where the tour guides say “Halloween is our Christmas,” is even busier than usual.  Awesome!   If you missed a single episode, all this week you can play catch up before this Monday’s new one airs. All episodes are available On Demand as well as online.

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

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 – 10/22/2013 Another movie coming to Wilmywood?

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RUMORS FROM THE LOT!

Happy Tuesday!  Let’s kick it off with “Rumors from the Lot.”  Another movie could be coming to Wilmywood.  It’s an independent flick with a big heart. It’s called Fragile, a true story about high school football team embracing a mentally challenged boy, and could be in production before the holidays.   It’s a small project (under $5 million) and from what I understand is funded by folks in NC.  I think it will be a project that everyone will want to be a part of. So to sum it up, the movie is a fact, whether it comes here is still bookmarked as rumor, at least for now.  I will keep you posted.

mtvMTV is casting a new show!  Do you live in a real-life Modern Family?

Are your parents and siblings the anti-1950s nuclear family? Do you have same-sex parents? An internationally-adopted cousin? A hot, young new step-mom or dad? Is your clan multi-generational, multi-cultural, and multiplying? Perhaps your brood is made up of a recently blended family or an ever-expanding and hilarious, random group. If your family is fun, dynamic, diverse, and the new normal, MTV would love to hear from you!  If you appear between the ages of 16 and 25 and believe your household is totally modern,  please email mymodernfamily@mtv.com.  Don’t forget to include your name, phone number, email and a photo of your family!

CLICK HERE FOR THE CASTING CALLS OF THE DAY!

James-FrainWhen Sleepy Hollow comes back on November 4th following its baseball break,  James Frain  will put in his first appearance, and it looks as though Stretch Armstrong aka John Cho —will have his return. A few weeks later, on November 25th, Amandla Stenberg will make her debut as Macey, Captain Irving’s daughter.

The Sleepy folks head to The Graystone Inn, on S. 3rd St.  this evening.  There will be one of the horses at this location, but I cannot tell you if it will be Zach.  That’s Headless’s horse.  Also, it looks like we will see James Frain on set today. Another reported location for the day is the Cape Fear Club on Chestnut.

Well Wishes, a little film out of Raleigh, will be taking up space on the 100 block of Water St. until Noon today.  The characters will be spreading the wealth by filling parking meters.

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

And finally, congrats to local filmmaker Joe Stauffer.  His flick Pieces of Talent, won Best Feature, Best Psycho Feature, and Best Actor at the Fear Fete Film Festival in D’Iberville, Miss.

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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@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!