Based on the press release sent out by the NC Film office, out NC Film Industry remains strong! ( :::::SHOUTING AT TOP OF LUNGS:::: Are you PAYING ATTENTION politicians? Sorry, you know I had to do that.)
Six months into 2013, the North Carolina Film Office reports a production tally of $250 million in direct in-state spending and 25,000 job opportunities for North Carolinians. As of July 1, more than 35 productions had filed “intent to film” forms indicating that they have filmed or will film in the Tar Heel State. The resulting activity accounts for more than 4,300 production days spread across at least 30 counties. The job opportunities include more than 3,000 crew positions for the state’s highly skilled film professionals, 1,000 well-paying talent.
The extras casting director has been named for the Hallmark Movie, Christmas In Conway. Congrats to Emily Young of Taboma Casting, more details to come within the next two weeks. Production begins August 5th.
The Perfect Summer premieres Saturday and Sunday night on the Up Network at 7pm, 9pm & 11pm. Up is on Time Warner Cable channel 283. Sydney Penny who stars in the flick along with Eric Roberts joined us in the studio. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW NOW. Tony Silvagni, who was Eric Robert’s surf double in the film is going to miss the private premiere party, but for good reason. He is being honored tomorrow night at the Pipeline to a Cure which benefit’s the Cyctis Fibrosis Foundation.
Here’s our Under the Dome Promo of the Week:
Under the Dome is breaking records all around the world, this time in Canada. The show annihilates the competition and broke a Canadian summertime record. Coming out of Toronto, Global TV stated that the show garnered nearly 2.6 million confirmed viewers, making it Canada’s #1 summer drama premiere of the past decade. Ready for season 2? Um…YEAH! The folks are staying under cover from the rain shooting at Screen Gems Studios today. Eastbound and Down heads back to Masonboro Sound Rd.
That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5. Got Scoop? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB . Or just post your comments below! Until then, that’s a wrap!