THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/28/2014 Bad Grandpa out on DVD/Blu Ray, Sleepy Hollow, How and Why, and more.

Good morning Wilmywood!  Crazy weather for the next two days, so please prepare!  The SNOWpocalypse is COMING!  Done?  Good, let’s get going!

Our North Carolina shot Bad Grandpa is out on DVD and Blu Ray today! Not only do we get to enjoy the movie all over again, but of course the bonus features will be super fun with this flick.

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Johnny Knoxville is REALLY looking forward to you grabbing a copy. “We had so much hilarious footage that we had to cut for various reasons, so I’m psyched that people are going to get to see everything, especially when it’s unrated and on Blu-ray. Woohoo!! Plus I think fans will get a kick out of seeing how we pulled off some of the pranks in the behind-the-scenes footage. As Irving would say, ‘The show’s not over until I hogwrench the fat lady’s spatooly.'”

Blu-Ray Combo Pack will come with an Unrated Cut with more footage, along with the regular theatrical version. The set also features over an hour of behind-the-scenes content, deleted scenes and alternate reactions from real people.  If you get the single-disc DVD there are NO special features.

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Charlie-KaufmanOne of the next pilots to shoot here soon is already being deemed 2014’s most promising US comedy pilots.  Den of Geek has FX’s How and Why third on their list.  Why? Because it’s got Charlie Kaufman’s name on it.  CHECK IT OUT NOW

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Our show Sleepy Hollow is building quite a fan base.  Their Facebook page have surpassed one million views.

AGTPosterREMINDER: Auditions for America’s Got Talent are tomorrow in Greensboro, NC. If you missed the interview with AGT’s casting director, Andrew Ward  LISTEN NOW Andrew talked about the audition process and  gave some tips about how to win over the casting folks.

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REMINDER: Jackie Burch Casting Workshop – Wilmington, NC

Before our beloved Jackie Burch heads to Atlanta, she will be holding a casting workshop.  They will be held February 8th & 9th.  This workshop is for ages from 8-80.  Here are all the deets:

Session A – Saturday, February 8th, 10am – 5pm
Session B – Sunday, February 9th, 10am – 5pm

$175 for either session, A or B
Workshop will include:
– Headshot Appraisal
– Live Taping and Playback
– Cold Readings
– One-on-one Scene Study
– Q&As
Please contact samy@jackieburch.com to sign up!

BEST_OF_2014_VoteREMINDER: ENCORE BEST OF MASQUERADE BALL will be Saturday, February 8th at the Brooklyn Arts Center.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Winners will be announced that night! BUY TICKETS NOW!

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  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

The Wilmywood Daily – Week In Review – January 25, 2014

Sheila Brothers gives you the scoop about the hottest shows and movies filming in Wilmington, NC. Here is a Week in Review from Jan 20 – Jan 25, 2014.

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/22/2014 Crew Positions Open for Secrets & Lies, AGT Auditions, Sleepy Hollow, Times Like Dying

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sh_watchHey there and Happy Hump day Wilmywood peeps!  So those with Direct TV in the Wilmington area had some issues and were not able to watch the entire finale of Sleepy Hollow.  Well, no worries cuz FOX has got you covered.  In fact you can watch Episode 6 all the way up to the EPIC finale NOW!  The media has been in a complete frenzy about how amazing the Season Finale was, so don’t miss it!

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secretsLiesATTENTION NC CREW MEMBERS:

 ABC’s Secret & Lies is now accepting resumes for  production office staff and crew positions.  Please send your resumes to: secretsandliesresumes@gmail.com

Also, here is the link to Ashli Bogart’s Extras Casting Facebook Page for Secrets & Lies!  LIKE IT NOW!

1551574_612732872095754_1147232775_nOnly 68 hours left to help our local filmmakers fulfill their dream project! These are some of the most talents filmmaker here in Wilmington, including Evan Vetter and Parrish Stikeleather.  Check out who else is working on this project NOW. Your donation is tax deductible!  Slap these guys a 5, would you?  Remember their campaign is with Indiegogo, not Kickstarter, so no matter how much they raise they can keep and put towards production.

Yesterday, actor Anthony Reynolds said, “Thanks to all who have donated to TIMES LIKE DYING via our indiegogo page. We are tremendously thankful! We did location scouts today and are very pleased with what we have to work with! We are going to be announcing our last two cast members sometime this weekend. If you haven’t donated… Please consider partnering with us.. $4, $5, $18, $20, $1000… We will use it wisely and deliver a great project… $45 will get us to $7000.”  DONATE NOW.

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AGTPosterAndrew Ward joined me this morning on the Sunny Morning Show.  He is the Casting Director for America’s Got Talent.  Auditions are coming Wednesday, January 29th in Greensboro, NC.  Andrew talks about the audition process and  some tips about how to win over the casting folks.   LISTEN NOW

Most Popular Wilmywood Posts this Week:

Casting Directors Named for ABC’s Secrets & Lies

NC Film Misnomer: “Production Crew Members Do Not Live in NC”

BEST_OF_2014_VoteREMINDER: ENCORE BEST OF MASQUERADE BALL will be Saturday, February 8th at the Brooklyn Arts Center.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Winners will be announced that night! BUY TICKETS NOW!

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  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/21/2014 Epic Finale, Secrets & Lies, Basecamp Luxe, Encore Best of 2014

SHFALLWow! (pause) Wow!  Yeah, it’s been a long time since a season finale left me saying so very few words.  Maybe I should leave that up to the experts!

“Sleepy Hollow just threw down one of the best finales in recent TV history, bringing its epic freshman season to a totally satisfying and bats-it crazy end.”  ~Watch w/ Kristin, E! Online

I LOVE how the media is totally freaking out saying how much they LOVED IT!  Hell, everyone is talking about it! So, another HUGE congrats to the Producers, Directors, the cast and the FABULOUS Wilmington, NC Film Crew for such an amazing job.  You REALLY brought the story to life in an EPIC way~SH_FINALETALK

I cannot wait until the ratings come out later today.  I will be posting them in a separate blog.

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secretsLiesYesterday I announced the casting directors for ABC’s Secrets & Lies. Feldstein/Paris Casting got the local Principal Casting gig and Ashli Bogart was named the Extras Casting Director. Those who are interested in working as extras on Secrets & Lies can REGISTER for free NOWwww.extrassignup.com.   READ THE WHOLE STORY NOW

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BCLuxeBasecamp Luxe finally got their third Airstream available for rent to Film and Television Productions.  This is the largest of the fleet at 31 feet.  It’s completely restored vintage Airstream Sovereign International architecturally designed and rebuilt by Architect Series LLC., They used eco friendly paints and fixtures. The Airstream Sovereign International boasts bamboo floors, teak countertops and a tank-less instant hot water heater.  AWESOME.  I wonder which lucky production will get these beautiful trailers on location.  Check out the inside of the Sovereign below!

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Short-History-of-Decay2Yesterday, we gave you the release date for our local boys (Brothers Olson)  suspense thriller, Unknown Caller, and now we’ve got another one setting theirs. Get ready to see the indie flick, A Short History of Decay.  Paladin Pictures who has  acquired the locally shot drama back in 2013  set the release for April.  The film stars starring Linda Lavin, Bryan Greenberg and Harris YulinREAD STORY NOW 

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BEST_OF_2014_VoteENCORE BEST OF MASQUERADE BALL will be Saturday, February 8th at the Brooklyn Arts Center.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Winners will be announced that night! BUY TICKETS NOW!

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  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – Week In Review, January 18, 2014 (VIDEO)

Lawd! Technical Difficulties, one day late!  Yikes! Sheila Brothers gives you the scoop about the hottest shows and movies filming in Wilmington, NC. Here is a Week in Review from Jan 13 – Jan 18, 2014.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/16/2014 Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, Marty Siu Casting, Erica Dunton, NC Film Incentives

CowboyMouthGood morning!  Happy Thursday to ya!  First let me thank everyone for the hundreds of birthday wishes yesterday!  I did indeed have a wonderful day!  I will be continuing the celebration this Friday at Ziggy’s by the Sea downtown Wilmington with one of the most incredible bands, Cowboy Mouth.  So please come and join in on the celebration Wilmywood!

under-the-dome-cbsYesterday, CBS made the big announcement!  Under the Dome returns for its sophomore season on Monday, June 30 (10:00pm EST/PST).  The premiere episode will be written by Stephen King.   CBS touted “UNDER THE DOME was last summer’s #1 program, averaging 15.06 million viewers and 3.9/11 in adults 18-49, ranking as the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years.”

Erica_NCSixtyThe Sundance Award Winning Writer/Producer/Director Erica Dunton is bringing us “NC sixty,” and she wants you to be involved.   During the course of 2014 1 minute films/scenes will be shot in Wilmington, NC and will showcase 60 local actors in leading roles. Each short will be a single scene between two people. The films will then be premiered at the 2014 Cucalorus Film Festival held in Wilmington Nov 12th – 16th.  READ MORE DETAILS NOW!  

And speaking of Sundance, the 2014 Festival held in Park City, Utah begins today, and WECT reports some members from the North Carolina Film Office are there to promote North Carolina Film.  They will also be hosting a reception. READ STORY NOW

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FYI – Set your DVRs!  Orlando Jones will be on Rachael Ray at 9am on CBS-10 WILM tomorrow!  He’ll be taking us behind the scenes of  Sleepy Hollow with a set tour just in time for the big finale!

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Casting Director Marty Siu is holding a “What It Takes to Make It” workshop this weekend!  She will only 20 actors per class, in order to allow for the one on one attention she feels an actor needs for growth.  There are 5 spots open for Saturday’s kids spot, and 5 spots open for Sunday’s adult class.  See poster below for details on how to reserve your spot!

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Finally, I gotta say that WECT’s Justin Smith did a great job on this story including his follow up.  It blows my minds how some of the people in the highest positions are absolutely clueless when it comes to the film industry, an industry that is one of the top 10 largest in our state.

“We must educate the state for the sake of the slate!” ~ The Wilmywood Daily 

1514995_524155091025820_1845409132_nRichard Lindenmuth, who is interim CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, made some comments, that A) put many NC Film supporters in a panic and B) downright pissed those supporters off.  I think the top comment that put so many in a state of bafflement, irritation, fury, anger, wrath, outrage, indignation, temper, spleen, resentment, annoyance, vexation, displeasure.  Read this statement then pick the word that best suits you!

“We have a beautiful landscape. That’s a wonderful incentive. We have friendly people,” he said. “We’ve got lots of good reasons why people should be here. And at the end of the day, if it’s only a dollar here, a dollar there for an incentive, I don’t think that’s a make or break for a reason why we would be in North Carolina.” 

Yeeaaahhhhhh….

Now after the heat flushes away from your face and you take a deep breath, please know, he does NOT have the final say when it comes to incentives, our politicians do.  So, don’t panic.  We did not lose the war.  It’s just an obstacle that we will not let stand in our way.  It’s a sign that we need to do whatever we can to educate this man (and our legislators across the state). When the impact study comes out, which will be soon, it will help him understand just how much film brings to this state, for the people of this state. He made some other comments you need to read as well (I have the link below). And for the love of God, someone please explain to this man these two things.

1) Locations and nice people don’t bring filmmakers to our state.  That was so 15 years ago. Sure, it helps, but that is not the primary reason why they come anymore.  We are competing with 44 others states let alone Canada and the UK.  Prod Cos send their accountants first, not location scouts. SOMEONE EMAIL HIM THIS: So Why does North Carolina need film incentives anyway?

2) Contracted workers that work in the film industry in NC, LIVE HERE!  Only a small percentage, come and go.  And that small percentage spends money in our state.

READ THE ARTICLES FROM WECT!  Great job Justin!

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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 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 – Sleepy Hollow Ratings, ABC, CBS and Tom Mison

Good Lord what a crazy day it was on Monday!  We got so much information in! Okay so let’s take it all in! We’ve had to rearrange the 2014 Wilmywood Film Slate Now the production schedule looks like this:

  • ABC’s Secret and Lies – Offices opening this week.  Production begins February 21st.
  • CBS’s Under the Dome Season 2 – Offices slowly opening this week.  Production begins March 4th.
  • FOX’s Sleepy Hollow Season 2 – Fox Pres. Reilly says production begins in March, but that could translate to offices opening, we will wait and see on that.
  • Mattel’s Max Steel: Waiting, originally scheduled to be first out of the gate, is now in a holding pattern.
  • Bolden!: Waiting

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kevin_reilly_tcaYesterday, we learned that Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, that there will definitely be 13 episodes but there might be a few more. AND the best part was that he said this fall their will be no interruptions!  God, that drove me nuts!  Baseball, the holidays!  Geesh!  Also,  Reilly boasted about our show’s success, saying it was one of the three highest-rated dramas of the year. and he cannot wait until the finale airs.  “The finale is fantastic.  I can’t wait until you see it.”

Thanks to everyone submitting questions for the Tom Mison Interview.  I have received over 100 and I had to narrow them down!  I will be posting the interview online, so don’t freak out, you won’t miss it!  While you wait, let’s see how last night’s episode of Sleepy Hollow, “Vessel” fared in the ratings!

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Last time we dove into ratings was December 10th!  Geesh! The Golem (Episode 10) numbers were a tick down from Episode 9, averaging a 2.1 (A18-49) with 6.5 million viewers.  Not bad after taking a week off.  Now, how about taking a month off?  Vessel‘s ratings sailed in at a 2.2 in A18-49 with 6.4 million viewers last night.

ABCYesterday, we also said congrats to Barbara D’Alessandro and David Hartley, both working on ABC’s Secrets & Lies, the Aussie turned American crime drama.  The big dogs are already in town.  ABC has given a straight-to-series order for the show and has given the green light to a 10-episode adaptation of the upcoming Australian series.  No word yet if they will continue production here after the pilot.  As soon as I know, you will know!

TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY FOR 20% OFF IN THE WILMYWOOD STORE!

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VOTING ENDS TOMORROW for Encore Magazine’s Best Of 2014!! So, go on get to votin‘!!  

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Don’t forget these important categories!
  • Best Thing to Happen in ILM 2013:  Film/TV Production, Ziggy’s Opening, California Roots: Carolina Sessions.
  • Best Local Independent Film: Pieces of Talent, Bound by Sea, Children of Salt
  • Best Local Filmmaker: Joe Stauffer, Keith Welborn, Brannigan Carter.
  • Best Blog: The Wilmywood Daily, Port City Foodies, Girls Gone Gluten Free

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!!

FOX Pres says: Sleepy Hollow Season 2 starts in March

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Sleepy Hollow‘s Season 2 renewal is a 13 episode pick up again, but Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly told reporters today at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, that there might be a few more.  And he also announced that production would begin this March.  READ MORE AT TVLINE

We will ask Tom Mison more about it in our interview tomorrow morning on Sunny 104.5.  I will also podcast it.  Gotta question for Tom?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com

So, it looks like The Wilmywood Film Slate 2014, has rearranged itself.  Now the production schedule looks like this:

February 21st – ABC:  Secret and Lies

March 4th – CBS: Under the Dome Season 2

March – FOX: Sleepy Hollow Season 2

Max Steel: Waiting

Bolden!: Waiting

Wow a crazy day FULL of news!  I will keep you posted if ANYTHING ELSE breaks!  Ha!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/08/2014 TV Guide Cover, Bad Grandpa Deleted Scenes, Hank and Jed, PCAs and Much More!

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Howdy! Another freezing morning, but we got lots to chat about that will make us all warm and fuzzy, much like my brain before coffee.  Let’s start off with our adorable dynamic duo Ichabod and Abbie of Sleepy Hollow!  Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison look fabulous on the cover of TV Guide, don’t you think?  And let me just add how much I LOVE the opening to this TV Guide article by Aubry D’Arminio.

“The end is nigh for Sleepy Hollow‘s first season. And it looks extremely…busy. It’s a stinging-cold December morning at Wilmington, North Carolina’s EUE/Screen Gems Studios. In the nearby woods, a stuntwoman wearing a low-cut, corseted frock is being pulled through the air on a thick cord and dropped nose-first onto a safety mat. “Can she be yanked even harder?” director Ken Olin (thirtysomething) asks the crew member at the other end of the rope. Yes, she certainly can.”

Wilmington.  North Carolina.  EUE/Screen Gems.  Crew – So many of my favorite buzz words in the opening paragraph!

READ TV GUIDE’S “Inside Sleepy Hollow’s Shocking Season Finale”

“Sleepy Hollow collects the most tweets per minute of any current Fox show and is the second most popular new series on social media after The Originals, with nearly 1 million fans across Facebook and Twitter alone.”

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under-the-dome-cbsNew characters are coming to Chester’s Mill.  from TVLine.com reports not one, not two, but three.   He says Season 2 will introduce three new characters, including:

Sam: a gruff kinda guy who lives in the woods.  The locals call him a “crazy drunk” which to me translates he will have answers to some dilemmas this season.  He is a relative or was once someone close to one of the characters we know well, but they aren’t saying who.

Rebecca: a 30 something teacher.  Big Jim wants her to get a Dome school going, but of course his motivation isn’t higher education.

A “new girl” in town: A very vague and ageless description, but we know that she is “in to” Joe and Norrie, so we can assume she’s a teen.

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MTV is so kind.  Now that the North Carolina shot Bad Grandpa is officially available for digital download, they gave us a bonus!  Here’s an exclusive look at one of the film’s many deleted scenes.  A gem, MTV says,  that’s as good as the pranks that made the final cut.  “Bad Grandpa” will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on January 28.

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TONIGHT: The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards air live on CBS  at 9 p.m. EST.  Take a look at the list of 2014 People’s Choice Awards nominees.

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Here’s the categories and our NC shot productions which might just take it home! To see who they are up against, GO HERE:

  • Favorite Movie – Iron Man 3
  • Favorite Movie Actor – Robert Downey Jr.
  • Favorite Movie Actress – Jennifer Aniston
  • Favorite Movie Duo – Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers)  AND  Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3)
  • Favorite Action Movie – Iron Man 3
  • Favorite Action Movie Star – Robert Downey Jr.
  • Favorite Comedic Movie – We’re the Millers
  • Favorite Comedic Movie Actress –  Jennifer Aniston
  • Favorite Horror Movie – The Conjuring
  • Favorite Premium Cable TV Show – Homeland
  • Favorite Cable TV Actress – Claire Danes
  • Favorite New TV Drama – Sleepy Hollow

Congratulations to our local production company, Hank and Jed Movie Pictures!  Their Battlefield Friends Facebook page surpassed 100,000 likes at 7:17pm last night.  Yeah, I watched it, I’m a geek like that; refreshing the page every 3 seconds!  Why?  Cuz damn!   That’s a lot of fans!

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regular folksIf A-Listers never went to Hollywood: Finally, this got me laughing out loud, so I thought I would share.  If the hottest celebs were regular folks and they did without their personal trainers, stylists and nutritionists, they might look something like this.  Thanks to the power of Photoshop and Danny Evans, who has got mad skills, we get to see what some famous celebrities would look like if “they didn’t take the Hollywood career path.” Some of these photoshop jobs are flawless.  This guy is REAL good!  You gotta see the others as well.  Hilarious shots of  Rihanna, Britney Spears, Johnny Depp, and more.  SEE PHOTOS NOW

OTHER REMINDERS:

  • JAN 9 – Thursday: Variety’s upcoming Breakthrough of the Year Awards, at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Dean Norris will be on hand to accept the award for Under the Dome.
  • JAN 10 – Friday: Banshee Season Two premieres on Cinemax
  • JAN 11 – McDuffy: The Urban Eagle will screen at the fabulous Post 1200. Tix are $5, buy them now before they sell out!
  • JAN 13 – Monday: Sleepy Hollow Episode 11 “Vessel” –  9pm EST on FOX
  • JAN 15 – Voting ends for Encore’s Best of 2014 VOTE NOW.
  • JAN 20 – The epic two hour season finale of Sleepy Hollow at 8pm EST on FOX.
  • JAN 29 – America’s Got Talent Auditions Greensboro Marriott Downtown.

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks). 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 – 01/06/2014: Wilmywood’s 2014 Film Slate, McDuffy: The Urban Eagle and more.

Happy Monday Wilmywood!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Waiting…yep that is what is driving me crazy at the moment.  Waiting for more details to come out about Max Steel.  If you remember they did some test screenings on some teens for the lead and the female counter part for Mattel’s live-action version of Max Steel.  We should find out any day now who got the roles.  Also waiting for an update of when and where offices will be opening up.  Waiting, waiting, waiting.  Blah!

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Who will get the roles in Max Steel?

We are also waiting on the casting choices for ABC’s Secrets & Lies.  It was already given a green light for 10 episodes.  We hope they shoot more than the pilot here in Wilmywood.

So let’s look at the timeline again. Looking into the new year, it’s looks like Wilmywood will be quite busy, so let’s review about what we’ve been talking about over the past eight weeks.

    • Mattel’s Max Steel will be the first out of the gate for 2014, with offices opening in January, production beginning in February.
    • Not far behind will be the return of CBS’s Under the Dome, opening offices in January (supposedly next week), but production won’t begin until March 4th.
    • ABC’s Secrets & Lies opening offices in February, with production a go in March.
    • Bolden! WHO KNOWS!
    • Next slated to hit the town is up in the air as we have Loomis Fargo, and the return of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow for Season Two in mid to late spring.  No solid dates as of yet.
    • The Legend of McCoy Mountain & The Gold 45 Revolver is also still up in the air for this spring as well, but we don’t know where in NC they will be filming yet, so can’t put this one in the Wilmywood bucket quite yet.

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clay-aikenThe Wrap claims the openly gay “American Idol” runner-up, Clay Aiken, may run for Congress in North Carolina. He is consulting with Al Gore’s as well as former North Carolina Gov. Bev Purdue‘s political strategist and could seek the seat now held by Republican Renee Ellmers.

McDuffy_LetterThis Saturday, I’ve got the perfect event to kick off your Saturday night.  How about we hang out with our fellow local filmmakers, watch a comedy short and hang out  at a really cool place that serves amazing organic coffee and treats for an hour or so?   I thought you might like that.  Get ready for McDuffy: The Urban Eagle!  The comedy/action short takes place in “New Orleans.” It’s about Narco Detective Connor McDuffy who prowls the streets for crime and battles the hot new street drug, Bath Salts.  The cast is great.  It stars Matt McHughShane Callahan, Madison Moss, Zeeko Zaki, Patrick Bryant Hayden, Nate Panning, and Jim Mahorney.

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Matt McHugh is McDuffy: The Urban Eagle

This is the first public screening for this 18 minute action comedy.  McDuffy: The Urban Eagle will screen at the fabulous Post 1200 followed by Q & A with the filmmakers!  If you haven’t been to Post 1200 before, the screening room is beautiful. Tickets are only $5, so buy them now for you and some friends.  There is limited seating and it will sell out!  The event begins at 7pm. You can do it online, or stop by Post 1200, they are right across from Screen Gems.  It is rated R so keep in mind, it is ages 17 and up!

 A REMINDER TO VOTE VOTE VOTE!   Encore Magazine has released their Best Of Nominees and you can VOTE NOW.

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Don’t forget these important categories!
  • Best Thing to Happen in ILM 2013:  Film/TV Production, Ziggy’s Opening, California Roots: Carolina Sessions.
  • Best Local Independent Film: Pieces of Talent, Bound by Sea, Children of Salt
  • Best Local Filmmaker: Joe Stauffer, Keith Welborn, Brannigan Carter.
  • Best Blog: The Wilmywood Daily, Port City Foodies, Girls Gone Gluten Free

You can vote until January 15th! So, go on get to votin‘!!

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OTHER REMINDERS:

  • JAN 8 – Wednesday: The People’s Choice Awards 9pm EST on CBS
  • JAN 9 – Thursday: Variety’s upcoming Breakthrough of the Year Awards, at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Dean Norris will be on hand to accept the award for Under the Dome.
  • JAN 13 – Sleepy Hollow Episode 11 “Vessel” is next Monday, 9pm EST on FOX

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks). 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!!