THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 09/16/2015 Senate Vote, Sleepy Hollow on DVD, Reel Wilmington Film Series

We are one step closer to reaching a final budget. The NC Senate voted 33-16 yesterday for a budget compromise. A final Senate vote will happen today. The House take it on tomorrow and Friday. The bill then goes to Gov. Pat McCrory for his John Hancock.

Yesterday, we discovered there were some positive language changes to the NC Film Grant which will give us $30M per fiscal year. READ FULL STORY NOW.

The NC Film Grant is a five year plan, expiring July 1, 2020. The grant will increase the minimum spend of $250,000 per episode for video or television series to $1M per episode.

The current cap has a max rebate of $5M, up to 25% on qualified expenses/purchases of productions for an entire television series. The max payout will be raised from $5M to $9M for a single television series.

Feature Films remain at $5M for minimum spends and maximum rebates. Commercials will remain the same as well at $250,000.tscc3

Sleepy Hollow Season 2-3-300x300Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow which was filmed right here in Wilmywood is out on DVD. Go ahead and grab yourself a copy and see just about everyone you know in the BG 🙂

IM3The Reel Wilmington Film Series at Bailey Park kicks off this Saturday and features family friendly movies shot in the Carolinas. First up is Iron Man 3 (edited). Bring a chair and your friends and family and head to Bailey Theatre Park at 12 North Front Street. Showtime is at 7:30pm

Got Scoop?  Message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter Or just post your comments below! That’s a wrap!!

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/31/2014 KCAs, LMGAs, Max, Under the Dome, Red Zone

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by Sheila Brothers and April Vickery

Happy Monday my loves!  Hope everyone had a great weekend, regardless of the surprisingly crappy weather we had on Sunday.  Yuck!

robert-downey-jr-KCA2014The bright and colorful and of course slimy Kids Choice Awards were held over the weekend, and we had a Wilmywood contender. Though the Stark man couldn’t beat a girl with a bow for Favorite Movie or funny man Adam Sandler for Favorite Movie Actor, our Iron Man, Robert Downey, Jr. did nab the win for Best Male Buttkicker.  

RDJ wasn’t the only Wilmywood star to head to the KCAs.  RED ZONE star Stefanie Scott also made a stunning appearance.

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You can check out the complete list of winners NOW 

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The KCA’s weren’t the only ones handing out awards. The LMGA Awards were held over the weekend as well.  Congratulations to Ilt Jones for winning the: Outstanding Achievement by a Location Professional – Feature Film for IRON MAN 3. IM3 had a more than a few shots done here in scenic Wilmywood, most memorably, the people of Wilmywood recall the stunt that required a crane and team of stunt professionals dangling out over the Cape Fear River to make the “escape from the airplane scene” happen.  Many of our local talent and beloved EUE/Screen Gems crew worked on this feature and have nothing but the best to say about all the creative crew involved.

Location Managers and Scouts are extremely important members of the creative crew in film, television, commercials, music videos and print advertising. Theses team members find the settings that best represent the Producer, Director and Production Designer.

The locations managers are also responsible for the everyday management of the locations and often work long hours. These folks are the heart and soul of all the “little things” that can really add up very easily to A LOT of things. Permits, legalities, working with transportation and local law enforcement. These guys do it all!

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“I’m wearing this for Sarah Jones, with honor.” ~ Criminal Minds Co-EP Harry Bring

Harry Bring took a moment before the awards were handed out to pay tribute to Sarah.   READ STORY NOW

For more information, check out the LMGA NOW

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So what locations are being used today?  Looks like UNDER THE DOME will be on the side of Screen Gems today on One Tree Hill Way.  RED ZONE will be within the gates of the lot today!

JoshWigginsOver the weekend we got the scoop that Josh Wiggins landed the lead role in MAX, the war dog movie which begins shooting in Charlotte in May.  Congrats! If you remember we chatted about this flick a couple of months back, the family adventure film is being directed by Boaz Yakin. READ STORY NOW

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab you one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens). Offices are open from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!

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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!!

 

 

MTV Movie Awards – NC Films Fill Nine Categories

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The 23rd MTV Movie Awards Nominees have been released and NC Film is lookin’ good!  Mainly thanks to We’re the Millers!  Conan O’Brien will host of this year’s festivities which will be LIVE on April 13th at the fabulous Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.  Here are the NC Film Nominees:

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
• Amy Adams – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
• Sandra Bullock – Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
• Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
• Liam James – The Way Way Back (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
• Michael B. Jordan – Fruitvale Station (The Weinstein Company)
Will Poulter – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
• Margot Robbie – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
• Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now (A24 Films)

BEST KISS
• Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
• Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson – Don Jon (Relativity Media)
• James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens – Spring Breakers (A24 Films)
• Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now (A24 Films)
Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
• Kevin Hart – Ride Along (Universal Pictures)
• Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Johnny Knoxville – Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Paramount Pictures)
• Melissa McCarthy – The Heat (20th Century Fox)
Jason Sudeikis – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)

BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE
• Rose Byrne – Insidious: Chapter 2 (FilmDistrict)
• Jessica Chastain – Mama (Universal Pictures)
Vera Farmiga – The Conjuring (New Line Cinema)
• Ethan Hawke – The Purge (Universal Pictures)
• Brad Pitt – World War Z (Paramount Pictures)

BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE
Jennifer Aniston – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
• Sam Claflin – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)
• Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
• Zac Efron – That Awkward Moment (Focus Features)
• Chris Hemsworth – Thor: The Dark World (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

#WTF MOMENT
• Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount Pictures)
The Channel 4 News Team’s afternoon is no longer a delight as their speeding van filled with bowling balls, scorpions and hot oil takes a tumble on the highway.

Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll –Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (Paramount Pictures)
Johnny Knoxville and Jackson Nicoll manage to strike fear into a room full of unsuspecting beauty pageant-loving parents thanks to a bump n’ grind dance routine to a Warrant classic.

• Cameron Diaz – The Counselor (20th Century Fox)
Having sex in a car is pretty much a rite of passage, but having sex with a car? Cameron Diaz’s Malkina gets down and dirty with a bright yellow Ferrari to show the world how it’s done.

• Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
Leonardo DiCaprio’s iconic portrayal of excessive Wall Street player Jordan Belfort takes a turn for the insane when he takes his Lamborghini for a spin.

• Danny McBride and Channing Tatum – This is the End (Columbia Pictures)
Danny McBride shows an apocalyptic world, and uncomfortable theater-goers everywhere, that there’s no better pet than a scantily-clad Channing Tatum.

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
• Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson – This is the End (Columbia Pictures)
Spoiler alert! Backstreet Boys reunite in heaven to perform “Everybody” with signature boy band moves and flair for this unforgettable apocalyptic ending.

• Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Lawrence cleans and dances her frustrations away as she mouths the words to 70s classic “Live and Let Die.”

• Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)
During his wedding reception, DiCaprio’s fraudulent Jordan Belfort pops and locks it to Bo Diddley’s “Pretty Thing.”

• Melissa McCarthy – Identity Thief (Universal Pictures)
To ease the tension of stealing Sandy’s identity, McCarthy’s Diana shows her musical range as she attempts to sing along with the car radio — and even hits that high note in “Barracuda.”

Will Poulter – We’re the Millers (New Line Cinema)
With eyes wide shut, Poulter’s Kenny Rossmore throws it back to the 90s with a hilarious rendition of TLC’s “Waterfalls.”

BEST HERO
• Henry Cavill as Clark Kent – Man of Steel (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man – Iron Man 3 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures)
• Chris Hemsworth as Thor – Thor: The Dark World (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
• Channing Tatum as John Cale – White House Down (Columbia Pictures)
Movie Awards To Move To April

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/28/2014 Secrets & Lies Rolling, Under The Dome, Sarah Jones Online Memorial, and more.

secretsLiesYay!  The first production day of the season!  ABC’s Secrets & Lies kicks it off in Porter’s Neck.  Wanna know some more secrets?  How about how Producer Aaron Kaplan feels about Wilmington and why he chose to bring it here.  Hunter Ingram of the Star News snagged this fabulous quote:

aaronkaplan“When we were trying to decide where to shoot this, one of the most important things for us was that we had to pick an American city that felt very safe, very bucolic and a place that would be rattled by something like the murder of a child,” Kaplan said.  

Aaron says more and he wasn’t the only one that agreed.  Find out who cited our excellent film incentives and crew base to seal the deal. READ MORE NOW

charlesduttonThis came out yesterday afternoon!  Australian actress Indiana Evans, has signed on the dotted line as well as three other actors for Secrets & Lies.  Deadline reports that Evans will play Natalie, Ben and Christy’s teenage daughter.  But I am most excited about Charles Dutton!  He will play one of the neighbors, Kevin Williams.  Also added to the list are Steven Brand (Magic City) as Dr. Joseph Turner, another neighbor, and Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead).  READ MORE NOW.

UTD_SlateForSarahAs we gear up for Under the Dome to begin production on Monday in Burgaw, they stopped what they were doing to add to the 100s of slates from around the world paying their respects to Sarah Jones.  Thank you John and the gang!  You rock! Visit SLATES FOR SARAH.  ABC’s Secrets & Lies also have a slate for Sarah as Well.

roadblockOn a traffic note, there will be some road closures as Under the Dome moves forward with Season Two.   Hwy 53 in Burgaw will be closed to traffic between the intersection of HWY 53 and HWY 421 and Malpass Corner Rd.  Times are not set as of yet.

I got an email this morning about an online memorial for Sarah.  “Join our online memorial tomorrow at 11am PST/2pm EST to help us honor Sarah’s life and show the Academy that this courageous young woman deserves a place in the ceremonies.”

Here’s how you can participate:

    1. Share the petition: Click here to share the petition on Facebook.
    2. Tell people about the memorial: Here’s a tweet you can share.
    3. Join the memorial: At 11am PST/2pm EST on Saturday, sign online and tweet a message of support using the hashtag #RIPSarahJones. You can share a photo of Sarah or yourself, send a message of encouragement for Sarah’s friends and family, or say why you think Sarah deserves recognition at Sunday’s Oscars.

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The Red Zone is no longer called The Red Zone.  It is back to it original vague title: Untitled Nikki Tuscano Project.  Dunno why yet, we shall see!

Max-SteelIn case you missed it yesterday, there is a crew call FINALLY for Max Steel.   Regardless of delays and no office officially open yet, Max Steel is now accepting crew resumes. Send your resumes to maxsteelresumes@gmail.com with your position in the subject line.

THIS SUNDAY:  The Academy Awards!  Don’t forget, we have two North Carolina shot flicks up for the Oscar.

VISUAL EFFECTS

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Iron Man 3

Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick

Our guys are up against GravityThe Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugThe Lone Ranger, and Star Trek Into Darkness

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Stephen Prouty

Other flicks in the running for this category are Dallas Buyers Club, and The Lone Ranger.

See the complete list now from the Oscars!

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REMINDER THIS SUNDAY: A few more tickets are available for Wilmington film lovers and industry leaders as they gather at Screen Gems Studios for an elegant evening of entertainment featuring a live broadcast of the Oscars, local cuisine, innovative craft cocktails, popcorn, cash oscar pool, a curated silent auction and of course, a flashy red carpet entrance scattered with paparazzi and style judges.

Proceeds from the event support critical costs associated with producing the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival taking place in downtown Wilmington from November 12 to 16, 2014. $100 for single tickets, $180 for couples!!  Click for more information. 

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filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOB STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab you one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens) Offices are open from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!

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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!!

40th Annual Saturn Awards – multiple Wilmywood Noms!

Saturn_Award40th Annual Saturn Awards Nominations are in & we have multiple noms for Wilmywood!

The Nominations are in for the 40th Saturn Awards honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film and television in 2013!  We have a ton  of noms for our Wilmywood shot films and television productions. So HUGE congratulations to everyone who worked so damn hard on these productions!

This year’s Saturn Awards will be presented in June in Burbank in California.  For a complete list of nominations and more information about the Academy, visit www.saturnawards.org.  HERE ARE THE WILMYWOOD NOMS:

BEST COMIC-TO-FILM MOTION PICTURE

IRON MAN 3 
Marvel / Walt Disney

MAN OF STEEL
Warner Bros.

THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Marvel / Walt Disney

THE WOLVERINE
20th Century Fox

BEST HORROR FILM

CARRIE
Screen Gems / Sony

THE CONJURING 
Warner Bros.

MAMA
Universal Pictures

THE PURGE
Universal Pictures

THIS IS THE END
Sony Pictures

WARM BODIES
Summit / Lionsgate

BEST ACTOR

ROBERT DOWNEY, JR.
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

OSCAR ISAAC
Inside Llewyn Davis
CBS Films

SIMON PEGG
The World’s End
Focus Features

JOAQUIN PHOENIX
Her
Warner Bros.

BRAD PITT
World War Z
Paramount Pictures

BEN STILLER
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
20th Century Fox

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

DANIEL BRUHL
Rush
Universal Pictures

GEORGE CLOONEY
Gravity
Warner Bros.

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
Star Trek Into Darkness
Paramount Pictures

HARRISON FORD
Ender’s Game
Summit / Lionsgate

TOM HIDDLESTON
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel / Walt Disney

BEN KINGSLEY
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

BILL NIGHY
About Time
Universal Pictures


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR

ASA BUTTERFIELD
Ender’s Game
Summit / Lionsgate

CHLOE GRACE MORETZ
Carrie
Screen Gems / Sony

SOPHIE NELISSE
The Book Thief
20th Century Fox

SAOIRSE RONAN
How I Live Now
Magnolia Pictures

TY SIMKINS
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

DYLAN SPRAYBERRY
Man of Steel
Warner Bros.

BEST MUSIC

DANNY ELFMAN
Oz The Great and Powerful
Walt Disney Studios

FRANK ILFMAN
Big Bad Wolves
Magnolia Pictures

HOWARD SHORE
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
New Line / MGM / Warner Bros.

BRIAN TYLER
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

BRIAN TYLER
Now You See Me
Summit / Lionsgate

JOHN WILLIAMS
The Book Thief
20th Century Fox

T E L E V I S I O N

BEST NETWORK TELEVISION SERIES RELEASE

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC

THE BLACKLIST
NBC

THE FOLLOWING
FOX

HANNIBAL
NBC

REVOLUTION
NBC

SLEEPY HOLLOW
FOX

UNDER THE DOME
CBS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES

NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU
Games of Thrones
HBO

ERIK KNUDSEN
Continuum
SyFy

DAVID LYONS
Revolution
NBC

DEAN NORRIS
Under the Dome
CBS

AARON PAUL
Breaking Bad
AMC

JAMES PUREFOY
The Following
Fox

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BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES

COLIN FORD
Under the Dome
CBS

JARED GILMORE
Once Upon a Time
ABC

JACK GLEESON
Game of Thrones
HBO

CONNOR JESSUP
Falling Skies
TNT

MACKENZIE LINTZ
Under the Dome
CBS

CHANDLER RIGGS
The Walking Dead
AMC

BEST TELEVISION RELEASE

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
Warner Archives

SEARCH: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Warner Archives

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 3, 4, 5
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UNDER THE DOME: SEASON ONE
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THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
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THE WHITE QUEEN: SEASON ONE
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OUR WILMYWOOD VALENTINES

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I thought on this special day, we should go back in time and take a look at some of the best couples in Wilmywood Made Movies and TV Shows.

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Is there a Wilmywood couple not on the list you wanna see?  Send us a message and we will add it to the slideshow!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/30/2014 Director Named for Secrets & Lies, Max Steel, NC Oscar Nom Revoked and More.

secretsLiesABC’s Secrets and Lies has named their director.  It looks like Charles McDougall will be directing the pilot episode.  If you don’t know the name, you’ve definitely has seen his work at some point.  His credits span every network from primetime to premium including The Office, House of Cards, Sex and The City, as well as the pilot episode of the new show Resurrection, which is also from ABC, shooting in Atlanta. And here’s a little fun connection.  Our love Kevin Sizemore from Season One of Under the Dome will be playing Gary Humphrey in at least five episodes.  The Aussie turned US television series begins production in Wilmywood, February 21st.

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Max-SteelNow moving on to Mattel, we knew that Max Steel has been pushed back, but now we have a bit of a clearer picture.  It’s looks like production will begins in March.  No casting details have been released as of yet.  I will keep you posted on those details.
oscarrevokedPeople Magazine came out with an article that put the number of NC Film Oscar Noms back to two again.  We have of course Iron Man 3 (VSX) as well as Bad Grandpa(Hair/Makeup) up for the golden statue.  The third Oscar nod went to Bruce Broughton, who was nominated for writing the music for Alone Yet Not Alone that filmed in Transylvania County here in North Carolina.  Bruce had his Best Original Song nomination taken away by the Academy yesterday.  Why? People went on to say:
“Broughton, who is a former member of the Academy’s Board of Governors and a current member of the Music Branch executive committee, emailed members of the branch to make them aware of his submission.”  
Apparently that is a HUGE No-No. Do you think he deserved to lose the Oscar Nom?  Post your thoughts below!  READ ARTICLE NOW
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North Carolina is ranked third in the US by Good Jobs First for public access to its incentive packages. The article in the Winston-Salem Journal states that “North Carolina received a score of 48, trailing just Illinois at 65 and Michigan at 58.” READ ARTICLE NOW

TvWHO’S ON TV TONIGHT?  Check out these guys tonight while you are stuck in your igloo.

Jimmy Fallon: Melissa McCarthy

REMINDER:  Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live this Saturday!

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!!