CHARLESTON, SC: Danny McBride Series now accepting crew resumes

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The new HBO series, Vice Principals, is currently accepting crew resumes. This production will be based in the Charleston region and begin principal photography at the end of March.

Please send your resume to: viceprincipalsresumes@gmail.com. Be sure put your position and department in the subject line.

FYI: Line producer is Stephanie Laing.  Directing is of course Jody Hill.

But guess who else would have made it back to Wilmywood if the incentive would have stayed in place? (FYI: This series was supposed to be shot here, hence the post).

Our Dawson’s Creek girl, Busy Phillips.  Yep she is starring in this series along with Danny McBride, Da’vine Joy Randolph, Sheaun McKinney, and Georgia King.

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/06/2014 TBS Pilot for NC, HBO in Concord, and crew jobs in other states.

Boy oh Boy, Hollywood is trying to get in as many projects as they can before our film incentives expire before the end of the year! Thank God! I am happy that so many crew members will be able to pay their mortgages and have a great holiday!

The Untitled Jones-Bee Vacation Project for TBS will be under way next month and they are definitely set for North Carolina. Rumor has it, Wilmywood has got the project!

TBS gave the pilot the green light last month. This scripted comedy pilot from The Daily Show‘s Jason Jones & Samantha Bee is a family road trip comedy about the journey to Key West. They are projected to begin production December 8th.  Samantha Jones is set to star in the project which is based on Jones and Bees’ personal accounts over the years on vacation. I will keep you posted as soon as I know more.

Also, there are rumors about HBO Doc currently shooting a pilot in Concord, NC.  Possibly some reenactment scenes. Don’t have too many details on this one. I’ll get back to you.

bms3ICYMI: Kim Stewart has been chosen as extras casting director for Blue Mountain State! So, if you wanna work on this project as a stand-in, photo double or background, GET DETAILS NOW

Where are our Wilmywood folks today?

Secrets and Lies heads to the Chamber of Commerce

Sleepy Hollow is back at Cape Fear Club

The Choice is back on private property today, but they will finally venture to a new location tomorrow!

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Now looking into the NC filmmaker’s future. Let’s take a look at 2015.  Where do we stand?  How many positions can be filled?

Sleepy Hollow will be wrapping by the end of January.

Under the Dome will begin prepping for season 3 in late Jan/Early Feb.

Bolden will shoot into the new year with them possibly going as late as March/April 2015.

That’s all we got right now. Less than 1000 jobs for 4200+ film workers. So until we get North Carolina back in business )and we will), let’s expand into other states and see what is close by and worth looking into.

OUTCAST (Cinemax Pilot)
Rock Hill, SC
Projected start date: December 2

DIRTY GRANDPA (Feature Film)
Starring Robert DeNiro and Zach Efron
Atlanta/Florida
January 2015

THE BIRTH OF A NATION (Feature Film)
Savannah, GA
January 2015

JESSE AND NAOMI (Feature Film)
Virginia Beach
January 2015

THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS (Wes Craven Feature Film)
Atlanta, GA
January 2015

THE RING 3D (Feature Film)
Conyers, GA
January 2015

BROTHERS IN ATLANTA (HBO)
Atlanta, GA
March 2015

CAPTAIN AMERICAN: CIVIL WAR (Feature Film)
Atlanta, GA
Starring Chris Evans
LP: Patty Whitcher
March 2015

DEEPWATER HORIZON (Feature Film)
New Orleans, LA
Starring Mark Wahlberg
LP: David Womark
March 2015

68 days until the long session and a possibility of our Governor bringing up incentives of every kind again possibly in the next couple weeks. Slim chance but there is rumblings about it.

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Please join us for Cape Fear Literacy Council’s “1st Annual Oyster Roast” on Saturday, November 8, 2014. This will be a fun and casual celebration of literacy with a fantastic fall feast featuring oysters and all the fixin’s plus music, libations, games and more!

Guests will truly enjoy this rare glimpse onto the grounds of Clarendon Plantation – a private historic waterfront estate that also serves as a filming location for the Sleepy Hollow television series. GET DETAILS NOW!

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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.  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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 08/27/2014 HBO scouts for fall before film incentives expire, Wilmington officials plea with Governor McCrory, UTD Ratings

Mornin’ Sunshine! Happy Humpday.  Not too much going on today, but we do have a few things noteworthy.

The Emmys kicked everyone in the tail. Under the Dome did decent enough, but showed lower numbers with a 1.4 A18-49, 6.59M viewers.

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ABC’s Secrets & Lies is in Porter’s Neck today and Sleepy Hollow is at the sound stages today.

DIckCheneyHBO has been scouting North Carolina, among other states for their mini series Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency (adaptation  of the book by Washington Post investigative reporter Barton Gellman published in 2008).  Some sources say they have made their decision and are shooting in New York and North Carolina, however, other sources say they have not locked in NC as a location. At least not yet anyway. Wherever they shoot, they will need to make a decision soon as production is supposed to start in October. The Line Producer is Louise Rosner. David Frankel is directing. More on this project from The Hollywood Reporter. READ NOW 

FILM INCENTIVE UPDATE: The Port City Daily reports, “City of Wilmington and New Hanover County officials are formally asking Gov. Pat McCrory to reconvene the North Carolina General Assembly to resolve the issue of the state’s film credit.”  READ MORE AT PORT CITY DAILY

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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.  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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/07/2014 Hank and Jed, Under the Dome, and more.

Wooo Hoo!  We made it to the weekend!  I would just like to say that I know the two who die early on in Season two of Under the Dome.  I have to say I am NOT happy about it and I’m not tellin’!  Ha!!  MOVING ON!

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And I gotta give thanks to our ABC affiliate WWAY for the shout out in last night’s newscast about Natalie Martinez‘s leap from CBS to ABC.

Fans from around the world gave over $82,000 to our local production company Hank and Jed Movie Pictures’ Kickstarter Campaign last Spring to bring back their medieval comedy, Doraleous & Associates.  I had the honor of getting the exclusive scoop this week and the Wilmington boys took the time to answer some Doraleous lovers’ questions, including the release date of the new season.

 Are you new to Doraleous & Associates?  Watch the 1st 36 episodes now!  The new season will include 13 episodes and will air on Hank and Jed’s Youtube Channel.

WHAT’S ON TV THIS WEEKEND?

peter jurasikHBO New Movie of the Week: 42 … Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford … But more importantly, it’s got our fabulous Peter Jurasik and our Sleepy Hollow gal Nikki Beharie.  She was nominated for an Image Award for her role for this flick.  If you haven’t seen it, it takes place in 1946.  Branch Rickey(Ford), general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, signs Jackie Robinson(Boseman) to the team in defiance of major league baseball’s notorious color barrier.

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STEVENREMINDER TONIGHT: Universal Publishing Artist Steven Fiore will be appearing live at Post 1200′s Giant Culture this Friday evening. It all begins at 7pm.  This will be an “Austin City Limits” style setting. On the east coast from Los Angeles to work with Art Garfunkel – Steven will captivate the audience the same way he has caught the attention of artists like Kate Vogel, Keith Urban, Alison Krauss and Jason Castro. Regional favorite Howie Day has also used Steven’s music. 5$ seats will sell fast! Buy online with no fees!  BRING YOUR OWN BEER OR WINE & PAY A CORKING FEE!

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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 – 12/20/2013 Another Movie for NC, Eric Laden, Encore’s Best Of and More!

gold45revolverWriter/Producer Elliot McGucken is taking his award winning screenplay, “The Legend of McCoy Mountain & The Gold 45 Revolver” to the silver screen, and my sources tell me as it stands, they will be shooting this flick in LA, New York and North Carolina.  I am still waiting to hear back on exactly where in NC they will be filming.  Let’s hope their plans don’t change! The movie is about Mary McCoy and her boyfriend who head on up McCoy Mountain to film the ghost of Civil War abolitionist Johnny Ranger McCoy for Mary’s Sundance documentary.  They end up finding out firsthand if Johnny’s Gold 45 Revolver really does fire lightning in the hands of heroes willing to give that last, full-measure of devotion.  Look for this production to start up in the Spring.

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Remember the indie flick Riverguard that shot here this past summer?  Eric Ladin, the lead in the Wilmywood shot movie has been cast as a regular in The Brink, HBO’s pilot directed by Jay Roach from a script by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib and exec produced by Jerry Weintraub. The Brink is an epic dark comedy focusing on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Hollander (Tim Robbins); Alex Coppins (Jack Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Callahan (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot. Ladin will play Lieutenant Glenn Taylor, Callahan’s ace wingman.

BEST_OF_2014_VoteEncore Magazine has released their Best Of Nominees and you can VOTE NOW.  I would like to thank all of you who nominated me for Best Local Radio Personality, Best Morning Show and The Wilmywood Daily for Best Blog!  And of course I would LOVE your vote!  Some highlights: I think you will definitely wanna vote on these three categories:

Best Thing to Happen in ILM 2013:  Film/TV Production, Ziggy’s Opening and 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

The voting ends on my birthday!! January 15th.  So, go on get to votin‘!!

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donpayneSimpsonsOur buddy Jeff Hidek from the Star News picked up on this tribute.  This past Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons honored one of our legends, Don Payne, who passed away this year.   This episode was the last one written by the New Hanover High School grad and you can see his animated angelic image in the opening credits.  READ THE ARTICLE NOW.

Check out all the NC Nominees and VOTE!  TV.com’s “Best Of” is under way, and the site has our NC shot television shows on the list. Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, Homeland, Banshee and Eastdown and Bound.

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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 – 12/18/2013 – Variety Helps Spread the Message, Hank and Jed, PCAs and more…

Howdy and Happy Hump Day! Yesterday was a fun-filled crazy day for film blogging. Not, one, not two, but three were posted as so much was going on.  I will recap and add some goodies this morning!

Yesterday on the Wilmywood Daily Facebook page, I deemed these folks as the Best NC Film Family ever! Hilarious! This Raleigh, NC Family has got more than 6 million views since last week! If you haven’t seen this video yet, you will LOVE it! 

ncFLAGThe Governor’s office sent out a press release yesterday.  Film and Television Production spent at least $254 Million in North Carolina this year. That’s direct in state spending folks!  It’s been one the most successful years in NC Film history. The release stated that production companies generated more than 4,000 “well-paying” crew positions and nearly 25,000 job opportunities, including talent and background extra positions. There were more than 5,700 production days in more than 30 counties this year. READ PRESS RELEASE NOW

keepncA lot of people read this press release and liked what was included, but many were more intrigued about what was not included:  the reason for such high direct in state spending. The 25% film incentive.  An interesting omission, indeed.  Perhaps they thought is was a given?   The economic impact numbers help make our case that the incentives should not end on Jan. 1, 2015.  Regardless, we will continue the push until the big vote in May.

Ted-Johnson-VarietyI wanted to thank Ted Johnson, the senior editor for Variety for bringing this message to Hollywood.  Did you know that some people in LA think that our incentives don’t even exist anymore?  Crazy.  Production Companies and studios need to know that North Carolina is still very much a viable option.  So, thanks Ted, I think this article will be a big help.  READ HIS ARTICLE NOW

Variety also brings us this wonderful news about our NC shot  Homeland. The  season finale pulled in its largest audience to date.  READ ARTICLE NOW!

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Our local production company Hank and Jed Movie Pictures spilled the beans.  They are featured in the popular video game, Battlefield 4.  Due to Hank and Jed’s hugely successful web series, Battlefield Friends, EA and DICE, the makers of the game, became fans of the show and contacted them to be in the game.  Brent Triplett, Jon Etheridge, Tony Schnur and Nate Panning recorded at Post 1200, a post-production facility here in Wilmington, NC.  READ STORY NOW

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39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show40th annual People’s Choice Awards will air live on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET.  I checked again this morning and yep VOTING is still open for  Favorite New TV DramaVOTE NOW FOR 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.  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!!

NC FILM UPDATE: “5,700 production days, $254 million in spending and 25,000 job opportunities in 2013”

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Television Series Fuel Strong Year for Film Industry in North Carolina

5,700 production days, $254 million in spending and 25,000 job opportunities in 2013

DECEMBER 17, 2013 • JOBS AND THE ECONOMY

PRESS RELEASE:  Raleigh, N.C. — Popular television productions fueled one of the strongest years experienced by the film industry in North Carolina.

More than 60 productions registered with the N.C. Film Office and filmed in North Carolina in 2013. Those productions amassed a record-high of more than 5,700 production days with filming taking place in more than 30 of the state’s 100 counties.

“In addition to our state’s beauty, we’ve developed the workforce and artists that make North Carolina an ideal place to produce quality projects efficiently,” said Governor McCrory.

Year-end projections show television and film productions had a direct in-state spend in excess of $254 million and created more than 4,000 well-paying crew positions for the state’s highly skilled workforce. These productions created nearly 25,000 job opportunities (full time equivalent and temporary jobs), including talent and background extra positions, for North Carolinians. These numbers are the second highest in the industry’s history for in-state spending by productions as well as total job opportunities created.

Television series headlined production in North Carolina in 2013. Five major series—the summer’s top show “Under The Dome,” this fall’s breakout series “Sleepy Hollow,” the second season of Cinemax’s top series “Banshee,” the third season of the award winning Showtime series “Homeland” and the final season of HBO’s “Eastbound and Down”—all filmed in the state.

Production on the feature films “Tammy,” “Careful What You Wish For,” “The Ultimate Life,” “The World Made Straight,” “Grass Stains,” “The Squeeze,” “Captive” and “Tusk” also took place in North Carolina. Made-for-television movies also had a strong presence as “Christmas In Conway,” Norman Rockwell’s “Shuffleton Barbershop” and “The Perfect Summer” all were filmed and aired in 2013. National commercials for Mountain Dew, ESPN, NASCAR, Planters, Audi and Fiat also shot in the state.

“The film industry continues to have a major impact on the state’s economy and provide job opportunities for thousands of North Carolinians,” said Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker. “It is great to see our state continue its success in the industry.”

Beyond the more than $254 million in direct spending, additional spending and job creation has taken place on numerous lower budget projects and commercials.

“The past three years have produced unheralded numbers in direct in-state spending and job opportunities,” said NC Film Office Director Aaron Syrett.

Established in 1980, the North Carolina Film Office is part of the N.C. Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development in the N.C. Department of Commerce. Its primary responsibilities are to recruit productions to the state by marketing the many assets—including the resources, crew base, established infrastructure and locations statewide—North Carolina has to offer. In addition, the film office assists productions with permitting and other logistics and works hand-in-hand with regional film commissions in the Wilmington, Research Triangle, Piedmont Triad, Charlotte and Western regions of the state. Since its creation, 400+ projects have filmed in the state, directly spending over $1 billion and creating more than 100,000 job opportunities for crew, talent and extras.

– See more at: http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20131217/television-series-fuel-strong-year-film-industry-north-carolina#sthash.g18bealv.dpuf