THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/21/2014 ‘Vacation’ Reboot visits Charlotte, NC, Bring Back Film Party at 1900, and more.

The reboot of Vacation that is currently shooting in Atlanta has made it’s way into Charlotte. They will be shooting tomorrow. The movie stars Ed Helms (Rusty), Christina Applegate (Debbie), Leslie Mann (Audrey) and Chris Hemsworth (Stone Crandall, Rusty’s “irritatingly successful” brother-in-law) to name a few.
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Here’s the synopsis: Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.


Sleepy Hollow as well as Secrets & Lies are not on location today.

The Choice, however, will be back in the intracastoal waterway before they head to a local favorite. Brasserie du Soliel. And to be fair, it’s also a celebrity favorite, too 🙂


And speaking of local favorites….1900 Restaurant and Lounge will be hosting a Bring Back Film party on Wednesday, October 29th. The party begins at 7pm. They are raising awareness not money and there is no cover charge.

DeathBedDeath Bed: The Play That Bites
October 23- 31
8pm Thurs-Sat, 3pm Sun October 23-26, 8pm Wed-Fri October 29-31
Written by Gwenyfar Rohler, Directed by Steve Vernon

The old story of a man, a dream & a struggle to the death with killer furniture. The lost 70’s cult classic is coming to the stage, live in 3-D this fall!

In 1973 George Barry wrote, directed, and produced Death Bed: The Bed That Eats.  It would not be officially released until 2003 (then on DVD) but would go on to become a cult classic through a pirated edition in Europe.

Wilmington’s own inventor Jock Brandis worked on Death Bed as a Gaffer and made The Bed actually “eat.” Patton Oswalt made the rediscovered film famous through his material lamenting that someone put money into Death Bed but he can’t get his work made. Jock is actually the guy Oswalt is making fun of for making The Bed.

Gwenyfar has adapted the film to the stage and added a “making of” element to Act One.  GET MORE DETAILS 

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting runs through October 28, 2014

EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014


Still looking for MORE volunteers at the polls!  We are looking for folks who are pro-NC Film to work in 2 hour shifts at the one stop early voting (October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014) locations and on Election day (November 4, 2014) in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County locations.GET MORE DETAILS NOW

Steve Unger is running against Pender County’s Chris “Anti-Film” Millis for NC House District 16. DONATE TO STEVE UNGER’S CAMPAIGN 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.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

NC Film Incentives – Vendors Speak Out on the Impact of Film

keepncI would like to give major kudos to Gary McNair for his take on the film incentives.  His latest “My Turn” editorial was exactly what most of us think when it comes to the incentives.  As always he ends his schpeel with, “That’s my turn. Now it’s your turn.”  Well, thank you Gary, don’t mind if I do!  Let’s add something to his little piece.  We have a few friends in the industry that have went out of their way to speak with some local business owners and get their thoughts about the film industry and the impact it has on our economy.  One of which is our friend Beth who turned the camera to Gwenyfar Rohler, managing partner of Old Books on Front St.

(If you are getting an error message, click the title and watch it directly on YouTube) I completely feel the urge go drive down there right now and buy something. Gwenyfar is one of many local business owners who have a story to tell.  We encourage other vendors and local businesses to follow suit. Let your voices be heard.

Now, back to Gary.  His title, “My Turn: film incentives create jobs, tourism” was a perfect follow up to his previous editorial about “uncertainty” hurting our economy in Wilmywood.

Gary writes, “Now, I’m not in favor of incentives for every industry, but none makes more sense to me than incentives for the film industry.  For me it’s about jobs.  It’s about tourism. It’s about the other businesses it brings to the area.  And it’s about the good things that industry brings to the cultural aspects of our community.

Thanks for letting us chime in Gary!  And thank you to WECT for letting the man speak his mind!  NC Film lovers, please send him an email and give him some love – >READ ‘MY TURN’ NOW