THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – April 27, 2016: SIX, Good Behavior, Vice Principals and more.

Happy Hump day peeps! A few things to note today.

Now that Walton Goggins has filled the role of Rip Taggart, SIX is gearing back up! Woo Hoo! So glad they are back in action! You can spot them at the Budgetel Inn on Market St. tomorrow.


Oh,  and did you hear about our fabulous SIX producer/director? The American Film Institute chose Lesli Linka Glatter as the recipient of its 2016 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. Wow! You go super, awesome lady! Brianne, I totally stole this image from you, girl!  READ ARTICLE NOW

Good Behavior will be shooting on S. College Rd today near Hugh MacRae Park.

Vice Principals, created by UNCSA alums Danny McBride and Jody Hill, will air it’s first season on HBO, July 17.

Journal Now, has a lot of little tidbits about projects with ties to UNCSA. READ NOW

ASHEVILLE, NC: Film Crew Resumes now being accepted for ‘Whitetail’

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The feature film,  The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter written by Danny McBride and Jody Hill and starring Danny McBride and Josh Brolin is NOW accepting NC film crew resumes.

THIS IS FOR CREW ONLY. NOT FOR EXTRAS.  No official statement has been made in regards to who will be doing the Extras Casting yet, so hold on there background actors.

Shooting will take place in the Asheville, NC area. Production begins in October and will run through December. I’m hearing it might have been pushed a few weeks.  I cannot confirm that, however.


Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
Scott Rudin Productions/Rough House
STATUS: Pre-Production
WRITERS, PRODUCERS: Danny McBride, Jody Hill
LP:  Lila Yacoub
PM: Georgie Marquis

A nationally known deer hunter takes his young son on a hunting trip.

NC Dept. of Commerce releases Prod Cos who got the Dirty Dancing Cash

If you are an avid reader of this here blog, The Wilmywood Daily, then you’ve known most of these deets for a while now. But there were a few things that we were waiting on. Like an official announcement from the Dept. of N.C. Commerce of what we already know AND which production got what from the Dirty Dancing money.  So, here we go.

  1. TNT’s Good Behavior (Wilmington, NC) – Eligible for up to $1.25 million. 

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2. The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (Asheville, NC) – Eligible for up to $2.8 million.

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3. HGTV’s Love it or List it (Raleigh/Durham, NC) – Eligible for up to $950,000.

We knew a reality show got the final bit of cash from the left over money , but we didn’t know which one.  Well, now we do.

Now with the Dirty Dancing money done with and since the Governor signed the budget today, we will now see who applies for the $30M in the grant for this fiscal year. It might be a little while since they have to implement all the new language what was changed.

North Carolina Natives bring two productions to the state.

Although there is still no official word from the NC Commerce Dept or the NC Film Office in regards to who indeed got the Dirty Dancing money ($4M), I am still pretty damn certain of at least two out of the three projects that are coming to North Carolina to begin production in October, and we have some North Carolina natives to thank!

First up, TNT’s pilot Good Behavior. It’s already in pre-production on the LA side of things, but from what I’ve heard, offices should open up at EUE/Screen Gems in the next week or so.  For all you Downton Abbey and Wayward Pines fans, you will be quite pleased!  The series is based on the Letty Dobesh books by Wayward Pines author and North Carolina boy, Blake Crouch! We are so proud to welcome him back home!!  He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and he is “excited to be back.”

Good Behavior is written by both Crouch and Chad Hodge. They will serve as executive producers for the show as well.

The show will star Michelle Dockery who you know as Lady Mary Crawley of Downton Abbey.  She will play Letty Dodesh.

The storyline is about “a thief and a con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, one bad decision from implosion — which is exactly how she likes it. Fresh out of prison, Letty is attempting to stay afloat, but when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man’s wife, she sets out to derail the job, putting her on a collision course with the killer and entangling them in a dangerous and seductive relationship.”  Good Behavior should begin production in early October.

danny-mcbride-jody-hillNext up, let’s welcome back Danny and Jody as they bring us the father/son flick The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter. The feature stars Josh Brolin and Danny McBride and the storyline revolves around a nationally known deer hunter who takes his son on a hunting trip. Danny and his partner in crime Jody Hill are the writers and executive producers. The project is coming from Scott Rudin Productions and Rough House. Jody Hill will be directing.  Lila Yacoub is listed as the LP. The PM is Georgie Marquis. Currently, Asheville, NC and Georgia are listed as locations, but I have a feeling it will be shot JoshBrolinsolely in Asheville. From what I have been hearing, they have already been in contact with some members of the film community and could be opening offices in the next week or so. Production should begin mid to late October.

Jody is a North Carolina boy, born in Concord. He and Danny both graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.

McBride and Hill are currently shooting the HBO series Vice Principals in Charleston, SC.  If you remember they wanted to film that show here and had already scouted all the locations.  But when the NCGA screwed up our film incentives, they headed to SC. Before that, they brought HBO’s Eastbound and Down to Wilmywood.


So yea, I am pretty damn certain these two projects got the Dirty Dancing cash.  Now onto the uncertain third.  You can label this one a “Rumor from the Lot,” but I am hearing rumblings about a reality show picking up some cash as well. Some are saying it is Figure 8 Films, others have no idea, but “Reality Show” is what I keep hearing. I will keep you posted and let you know if there is any truth to this one. If that is indeed true, I am trying to figure out why. Reality Shows only hire about 10 NC film crew members. Maybe they had a small amount of cash left? Maybe someone’s got a friend in high places? Maybe none of this has any validity. We shall see…

Stay tuned!

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Are these projects coming to North Carolina?

The deadline to apply for some of that Dirty Dancing money that went unused ($4M) was August 7th.

Although there has been no official statement, out of the 17 productions who applied, I have been hearing things. You know how that goes. I can’t officially tell you for sure if these projects got approved and accepted the grant money, but I can tell you they applied.  You know how things go in the biz, things change every 5 minutes. But, lemme tell ya what the buzz is all about.

First up, TNT could be bringing us the pilot, Good Behavior, a one hour drama.

And for all you Downton Abbey and Wayward Pines fans, you will be quite pleased if they film here!  The series is based on the Letty Dobesh books by Wayward Pines author Blake Crouch.  Good Behavior is written both Blake Crouch and Chad Hodge. They will serve as executive producers for the show as well.  The show will star Michelle Dockery who you know as Lady Mary Crawley of Downton Abbey.  She will play Letty Dodesh.

The storyline is about “a thief and a con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, one bad decision from implosion — which is exactly how she likes it. Fresh out of prison, Letty is attempting to stay afloat, but when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man’s wife, she sets out to derail the job, putting her on a collision course with the killer and entangling them in a dangerous and seductive relationship.”

JoshBrolinAlso applying for the Dirty Dancing cash is the father/son flick The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter. If they got approved they would be heading to the Asheville area.  The feature stars Josh Brolin and Danny McBride. Danny and his partner in crime Jody Hill are the writers and executive producers. The project is coming from Scott Rudin Productions and Rough House. Jody Hill will be directing.  They also looked at Georgia for locations as well, so will they take the money or head south?

Both project are slated to begin in October.


Now I don’t think there is anymore money until the state budget is finalized and the NC Film Grant is replenished. With that being said, remember that 2nd pilot I was telling you about? I know they applied, but I don’t know if they got it or not. If they didn’t, I am really hoping they will reapply. It’s called The Wilding and it’s another supernatural project from Tim Kring.  You know, the Crossing Jordan/Heroes guy!

This is an NBC production shooting for USA Network. And you know how USA operates. If they see a show doing well, they will order multiple seasons! Just look at Burn Notice and White Collar.

Now the cool part!  The NBC project was specifically written for North Carolina, most of it in Durham. When does a North Carolina city get the chance to play itself? It’s rare!

The supernatural drama gives us the storyline about a group of “disparate families who realize they are enduring the same haunting in Durham, North Carolina. As parents turn against their children, one fractured family realizes they have the potential to save their neighbors. The mother, a psychiatrist, learns to help her daughter whose condition is indefinable by modern medicine.”

This project would use the statewide crew base. These are exactly the type of productions that the legislators want. Long term productions that showcase the state.

So, now we wait for the official word which should be any day now.

Whoever didn’t get the Dirty Dancing money will have to reapply when the film grant is refilled IF there is any change in the language when the budget comes out (with a number we don’t know yet). There will be projects that just can’t wait and will go to other states, but there will be some who will.  Then there will be those applying for the first time.

All we can do at this point is hold our breath until the budget comes out –  you know that thing that is 7 weeks overdue. SIGH.

As soon as the official word comes out about what’s coming to NC for real-zees, I will let you know 🙂


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: 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 – 01/12/2015 NC SFX MUA on Syfy’s Face Off tomorrow, more projects for SC.

North Carolina’s own Special Effects makeup artist Gregory Hewett will be on Syfy’s Face Off tomorrow night during a two part 8th season premiere @ 9 p.m. Greg is a Supply native who now lives in Charlotte.

I caught up with Greg this morning and I asked him what some of his favorite moments from 2014 were. He had a hard time answering because there were just too many to count. After twisting his arm, however, he said, “Working on It’s Supernatural, conducting a sold out FX class at Spooky Empire as a guest speaker, and participating in the national Chairi Walk which made over $15,000 in donations for finding a cure all made in one weekend!”  You rock Greg and we can’t wait to see you on Face Off tomorrow night! Set your DVRs folks!

Hunter over at the Star News has a nice story on Greg.  READ NOW


With Sleepy Hollow wrapping next week, the feature film Bolden will be the only project shooting in North Carolina (unless you count the two reality shows that only hire a handful of crew.)

It’s mind blowing that South Carolina, a state with no film infrastructure, can land project after project. Yeah, go ahead, chime in after that statement. I could go for days. So, if you’re up to traveling for work, this is the latest scoop in regards to South Carolina. (PS – The SC Gov Nikki Haley gets it! )

danny-mcbride-jody-hillMost of you already know, but in case you missed it, Danny McBride and Jody Hill’s HBO series Vice Principals set up offices last week in Charleston. Two days after I announced it, the SC Media had a field day with that news.  They are shooting 18 episodes. Our local boy David Brightbill’s got this one, so all you Homeland/Secrets and Lies folks, you probably already know that too.

The psychological thriller Faceless has set up shop in Charleston and are projected to begin production on or around February 15th. Marcel Sarmiento is directing.

RobertKirkmanNYCCI am also hearing Robert Kirkman’s Outcast is going to series. They shot the pilot last month in Rock Hill, SC for Cinemax. That will be good for the Charlotte (Banshee/Paper Towns) crew as they I heard they will stay in Rock Hill.  As soon as I get more details, I will let you know.

Reg E. Cathey (St. Vincent), Julia Crockett (The Absence), Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire)  and Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan) have been cast opposite Patrick Fugit in Cinemax’s new exorcism drama Outcast, from The Walking Dead executive producer Robert Kirkman. Based on a comic by Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, Outcast follows follows Kyle Barnes (Fugit), a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.


THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/07/2015 New Production chooses the other Carolina

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So, Remember when Eastbound and Down was coming to a close and Danny McBride and Jody Hill announced a new show that was in development. Vice Principals. Yep – well before the film incentive wars, they were undoubtedly going to shoot it here in North Carolina. They even scouted the area for the show. After we lost the film incentive battle, however, they were uncertain as to where they would open up offices. Well, now we think we know. My sources are telling me Danny McBride and Jody Hill’s team have opened up offices in Charleston for 18 episodes of the series. This is a show, MANY North Carolina Film Crew members were waiting for. As in hundreds. The General Assembly’s Long Session begins one week from today.

Under the Dome is just a few weeks away from opening up offices. I was told they will begin production on or around March 9th.

TvSleepy Hollow is filming at Steven’s Hardware on Dawson St. today.  In the ratings, Monday night’s episode ticked up!  According to, Sleepy Hollow garnered a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 7 percent from a 1.5 for its most recent original episode.

BoldenBolden is back from their holiday hiatus. They shoot in Rocky Point today. Marty is still looking for 2 more African American women, ages 18 – mid 20s’s to attend a fitting TODAY before noon, for work on Jan 21st. This will be for a night club scene.

If you fit this description, are available the above mentioned dates, please let her know ASAP.

Pay rate $112.00 per filming day + a $30.00 bump for your wardrobe fitting. Location: Rocky Point, N.C. (25 min outside of Wilmington).

*African American females, ages 18 – mid 20s, dress sizes 2, 4, 6, or 8. Must have a look that can match the 1905 time period (no hair highlights, visible tattoos, no ear gauges, braces, gels, etc… hair & nails must be natural looking).

Instructions for submitting for these background actor roles:

#1. Create an account on, using the activation code, “buddy”. Make sure your picture uploads. If you have trouble, resize your photo to a smaller size, and try again.

#2, email us at:, (once your makescenes account is active) with the heading, “CLUB SCENE FEMALE”.

HBO picks up new Danny McBride/Jody Hill series.

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Remember when Eastbound and Down was filming here last summer and we are discussing a high school series Danny McBride and Jody Hill were creating for HBO (see blog)?  Well, the show has a name and it got picked up!  The Home Box Office is giving them 18 episodes of Vice Principals.  It’s about the folks who “almost” run the school.  Now we wait and see WHERE they shoot it. Rumors are already swirling about them making sweet eyes at Wilmington yet again.  Let’s hope so!  I will keep you posted! (SOURCE THR)

The Wilmywood Daily – 12/06/2013 Loomis Fargo, Kevin Sizemore coming to Wilmington, and more.

danny-mcbride-jody-hillWoo Hoo!  Happy Friday!! More details are coming out about Loomis Fargo or what they are currently calling “UNTITLED ARMORED CAR PROJECT” has been pushed to this Summer. This is the 3rd push, but hey as long as they film here, I’m okay with it!  The flick based on a true story which happened in Charlotte, NC in the late 90’s will star Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson.  Some of the producers include Lorne Michaels, John Goldwin, Danny McBride, Jody Hill and Michael Aguilar. Jared Hess is directing.


kevin-sizemoreOur Domie Homie, Kevin Sizemore, is COMING TO WILMINGTON! Sizemore, of Under the Dome fame, will be coming to Wilmington, December 21/22nd for a general Q&A as well as a general acting class as an intro to a future coaching series he will be teaching at Post 1200.

Tickets will be $59/$90. This will be open to the general public – anyone that would like to hear Kevin speak about his experience as an actor and his most recent career successes.

Tickets will be limited to 50 to 60 seats per group. This is a very intimate setting and everyone will be sure to get a chance to speak to Kevin as well as enjoy a signing session for any photos or UTD memorabilia! Please send an email to reserve your spot.  Post 1200 will contact you to purchase your tickets.  RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW before they are gone! Or stop by Post 1200 (N. 23rd St. across from Screen Gems) Today-Sunday from 1pm-7pm.

homelandCongrats to the writers of our NC show Homeland currently airing on Showtime!  They were nominated for the WGA(Writers Guild of America) Awards!  So, send kudos to: Henry Bromell, William E. Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Barbara Hall, Patrick Harbinson, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Charlotte Stoudt, and James Yoshimura

BEST_OF_2014_VoteEncore is doing the “Best of” issue again and I sure would LOVE YOU if you voted for The Wilmywood Daily for “BEST BLOG!” Nominations end December 18th! And hey if you wanna nominate Sheila Brothers for “Best Local Radio Personality,” I won’t mind that either!  Ha!  But hey, yes indeed, it is not all about me or the blog, make sure you vote for “Favorite Filmmaker” whoever you love here in Wilmywood.  We got a lot of incredible local filmmakers in this town! They are all on page 3 under “arts, entertainment and media.” VOTE NOW!

Shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop! Deadline for orders to arrive before Christmas is set for December 13.  SHOP NOW!


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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!