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!!
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WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/04/13

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD

Not a lot of action today in Wilmywood, but we’ll start off with who’s on location today?  The cast and crew of NBC’s Revolution is doing a night shoot at Water St. Parking Deck.  Weather permitting, of course.

Under The Dome, will be at the old cement factory later today.  That is such a cool location and has been used for dozens of flicks shooting here.  So far, the weather has not cancelled the shoot.

FYI:  The local crews here have given rave reviews about working on these shows.  The Revolution cast are becoming family to many and as far as Under The Dome, everybody LOVES Stephen King.  They think he is such a great guy.  Very laid back and doesn’t have an ego.  That’s is great to hear!

Moving on to Late Night TV.

Jimmy Fallon has Melissa McCarthy on tonight which I am hoping she will be talking about her upcoming movie, “Tammy,” that’s being shot here in Wilmington.  More importantly I hope she brings up WHERE they are shooting.  Production begins around May 6th.

Also in May is what I have been talking about for the past month.  Port City Pop Con will be May 10th & 11th at the Wilmington Convention Center. Just a reminder that their special advanced ticket price will end this week, so if you want tickets, get ’em now and save some dough! PortCityPopCon.com

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am.  Until then, that’s a wrap!