Film Incentives: Wanna see who got what from the NC Dept of Rev?

UPDATE: Via NC Film News via NC Film Incentives Put North Carolina To Work: “On WFAE NPR this morning, Pat McCrory again LIED regarding Comedy Central’s lawful utilization of the current film incentive during their time in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention. Characterizing The Daily Show as having taken advantage of a “loophole”, he overstated that the production was “‘given’ over $400,000.”

Yep!  I just called the radio station and indeed he did spew out false numbers yet again!  No wonder there are legislators and others who don’t support the film incentives.  When our LEADERS flat out lie, and NEVER retract their statement, misinformation is EVERYWHERE! ARGH!

HERE’S THE AUDIO: http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wfae/audio/2014/07/CTPOD20140714.mp3?origin=body  (Film Incentive Talk starts at 47:40)

“With all respect to Jon Stewart.”  Nice Pat, real nice.

Would anyone else like to join me by telling Pat McCrory to STOP spewing out false numbers?

Choose Option 3 to speak to a human being, not option 2, which is the opinion line!

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

So, wanna see who got what regarding the NC film incentives?  Click away!  (Remember the “total spending” means total spent in NC. Some things qualify, some don’t).

 

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We need to go National. Let’s do this!

Indeed it does. A few people have approached me over the past couple of days asking why the large media networks aren’t covering the battle we are facing.  In the scheme of things, we might feel it is bigger to us because we live and breathe it.  However, we hear about all kind of things in the daily National News that is irrelevant to us.  So, great thinking, folks!  I think over the weekend, we should write a message to some news networks and shows and let them know about the war that is waging in our state.  Tell them what is at stake, tell them your story.

It is getting some press however.  Check out our awesome UPM, Chris Bromley (and Dan) in P3 Update. READ NOW!

bromley I will be updating this blog over the next couple of hours, so any input would be amazing!  Thanks!  Throw the suggestions out, I need your help!  Let’s make some headlines!

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Variety – Ted Johnson
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MSNBC
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Rachel Maddow Show
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CNN
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I think Jon should know about his show’s “abuse” of the NC film incentives, according to the Governor, don’t you? (Missed it?  Read all about it!)

The Daily Show with/ Jon Stewart
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/thedailyshow
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thedailyshow

FILM INCENTIVES: Committee Meeting Today at 10am

LISTEN TO LIVE STREAM AT 10AM

ATTENTION:There is a conference committee meeting today at 10am and although it is not specifically saying that the film incentives are going to be discussed, I did get a message last night from the powers that be.  They said things could all go down this morning.  Others have told me they are speaking about education.  So who knows.

Even though they are still leaning towards the grant, let’s go ahead and add a little pressure this morning and make those calls.  If they refuse to extend the film incentives, then let’s ask for something that won’t kill our industry.  It’s got to be longer than the currently proposed 6 months.  They need to raise the per production caps (a minimum of $10 million) and fund it properly.  We don’t wanna hear them saying, “hey we gave you something, and it’s not working!” Well, DUH!  If they are gonna do it, they need to do it right!

So, let’s do it!!  Make those calls NOW!!

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

Sen. Phil Berger (President Pro Tempore)
PHONE: 919-733-5708
EMAIL: Phil.Berger@ncleg.net

Sen.  Bill Rabon
PHONE: 919-733-5963
EMAIL: Bill.Rabon@ncleg.net

Rep. Julia Howard
PHONE: 919-733-5904
EMAIL: Julia.Howard@ncleg.net

Sen. Bob Rucho
(919) 733-5655
Bob.Rucho@ncleg.net

Sen. David Curtis
(919) 715-3038
David.Curtis@ncleg.net

Sen. Ron Rabin
(919) 733-5748
Ron.Rabin@ncleg.net

HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS, CONTACT THOSE IN YOUR DISTRICThttp://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/

 

FILM INCENTIVES INTERVIEW: (AUDIO) Dr. Ernie Ward – Running for District 8 against Rabon

This morning I had the chance to speak with Dr. Ernie Ward who is against Sen. Rabon vying for district 8 in this November’s election.  He is a world renown veterinarian who had been involved in the media and film for years.  His focus is on the  public school system, our water and land, animal welfare and of course film.  here what he has to say aboutt he NC Film Incentives and why the grant program that Rabon is pushing just won’t work!

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW NOW!

 

Dr. Ernie Ward
Phone: 910-849-1295
Website: http://www.erniewardncsenate.com/
Email: Clay Pittman, Campaign Manger:  clay@erniewardncsenate.com
Twitter: @ErnieWard_
Facebook: Facebook.com/ErnieWardForNCSenate

If you are an animal advocate, here’s a little video from his web site – Dr. Ernie Ward for NC Senate – North Carolina Advocate

FILM INCENTIVES: Your mission for Monday, June 30, 2014

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Good morning my beautiful North Carolina peeps.  Over the weekend, I was told yet again from those on the inside that what we are doing i.e. making the phone calls and sending emails, is working. BIG TIME. The folks who will decide our fate are feeling the pressure.  So, again I tell you, DO NOT give up.  At this point there is a strong possibility that they will extend the current film incentives for another year, study them carefully and then revisit them in the long session.

IF, and I mean only, IF we keep up the good work we have been doing over the past month.

So, again, PLEASE be polite, and CALL, CALL, CALL.

Today we will be calling The Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis,   Governor Pat McCrory and we will now be putting pressure on Senator Berger.

Let them know you are a voter, let them know your story, and ask them to extend the film incentives AS THEY ARE!

Contact these folks today :

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

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

HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS, CONTACT THOSE IN YOUR DISTRICThttp://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/

I know it’s been a VERY, VERY long month, but we are strong in numbers and we can’t quit when we are so close to a decision being made that will either save your jobs or send you packing.  Don’t let them think for a second we stopped caring!  Make your calls everyday this week and let’s continue to fight to save our community!

FILM INCENTIVES: Press Conference in Raleigh today 10:30am

There is a press conference today at the NCGA in Raleigh this morning at 10:30am.  Susi Hamilton along with Mayor Bill Saffo, members of the film community and the board of the Wilmington Film Commission will be there to ask Gov. Pat McCrory to visit the production sets in Wilmington while the General Assembly is still in session while they are able to act on extending the film incentives. They will not be promoting the grant program whatsoever.

We should be able to listen on the NCGA web site.

UPDATE:  I caught the audio at around 10:48am : LISTEN NOW

I will keep you posted.

In the meantime, we must continue our mission.

Please continue to call Speaker Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory‘s office. Today, I want you to tell them your story, let them know what would happen if the film incentives went away. Make it personal. Let them see just how many people if affects and how.

Contact these folks today :

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS, CONTACT THOSE IN YOUR DISTRICThttp://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY 06/24/2014 HQR talks Film Incentives today, Nicholas Sparks, Melissa McCarthy, Sleepy Hollow and more.

HQRToday on WHQR’s new show, “Coastline,” host Rachel Lewis Hilburn will be discussing the film incentives at 2pm. I highly recommend you listen and call in. Their studio line is: 910-343-1138. You can also tweet them questions and comments during the show @coastlineHQR.

In the meantime, we cannot tire, folks! That’s exactly what they want us to do. Please continue to call Speaker Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory‘s office. Today, I want you to tell them your story, let them know what would happen if the film incentives went away. Make it personal. Let them see just how many people if affects and how.

Contact these folks today :

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS, CONTACT THOSE IN YOUR DISTRICThttp://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/

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Who’s on TV today?

It’s a double Wilmywood Wow on David Letterman! We get to see not only Melissa McCarthy but our Domie Rachelle Lefevre as well!

Meanwhile some more Tammy love will be on Kelly & Michael as Susan Sarandon joins that crazy duo. I wonder if Miss Penny (Susan’s pup) will be there in style?

So, how did Melissa rise to the top as the most fabulous leading lady?

The wait is finally over, Wilmywood! Get ready to see TAMMY one day early! Almost 3000 folks from Wilmington worked hard on this movie, and we think you deserve to catch it BEFORE the release date!

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Join us at Regal Cinemas in Mayfaire Town Center on Tuesday July 1st at 8pm! Come early as we will have Tammy’s 1986 Car and jet ski on display in front of Regal Cinemas – Yes the vehicles used in the movie!
We got tickets to give away and just maybe some special prizes too! Listen to Sunny 104.5 for all the details! See you there!! CLICK HERE FOR FB INVITE!

THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT! BUY TICKETS NOW! 

MaxEhrichNow, back to Under the Dome. Happy birthday day to two Domies today! First up is Max Ehrich who is new to the show,. He plays Hunter, the boy who gets into the Dome. Also, big Robo-birthday wishes to Peter Weller who was just here directing episode 10 of Under the Dome.

comics-boom-studios-sleepy-hollowWithout warning or further details, Boom! Studios sent out this Sleepy Hollow comic cover and it’s gone totally viral in the Twittersphere!  Talk about a tease coming out of nowhere! BOOM! has already produced comic adaptations for Planet of the Apes, Die Hard and 28 Days Later via licensing agreement with 20th Century Fox, so why not, right? I’d buy it!

In case you didn’t believe me months ago, Nicholas Sparks was here, but not for his movie he is currently shooting, The Longest Ride. Nope, it’s the one they are shooting in September, The Choice. He went scouting with his producing buddies. Sure hope he stopped by The Longest Ride set at least to say, “Yo, what’s up? Thanks for making my book into a movie again Wilmington!”

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. 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: 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!!