THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/10/2014 – Under the Dome, The Choice, Protest Afterglow and More

The folks from The Choice are kicking off their weekend with a little get together tonight for the cast and crew. No, I’m not telling you where, you little stalkers!  LOL –  Production begins Monday!

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DevilsHandOneSheetIt’s here! The Wilmywood shot flick which came here in 2012, The Devil’s Hand aka The Devil’s Rapture aka Where the Devil Hides aka The Occult hits the small screen this weekend.

The feature film will be released on VOD, EST, DVD and other TV platforms today, almost exactly one year later after it’s original release date. The movie stars Rufus Sewell, Alycia Debnam Carey, Adelaide Kane, Leah Pipes, Thomas McDonell and “Dexter” fav Jennifer Carpenter.

RELATED STORY: NC Film crew talks about the making of The Devil’s Hand (The Occult) w/ trailer released. 

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ICYMI: After months of consideration and some really hard work from a few folks, Under the Dome will be returning to Wilmywood after all.

grace_victoria_coxI got up with Grace Victoria Cox, who plays Melanie on the show, and she was thrilled! “I’m really excited to go back to Wilmington! I love the South. I miss it so much. Wilmington feels like another home to me :-)”

“It is our pleasure to return to North Carolina for our third season of Under the Dome,” said Kevin Berg, Executive Vice President of Production for CBS Television Studios. “The film community in the state, and particularly in the greater Wilmington area, is simply outstanding.”  READ MORE AT WFMY

You damn right Kevin Berg!  Again, like I said last night, if politicians think that this will calm us down, they are dead wrong!  This is only one crew.  We can go 5 crews deep in Wilmington, plus we have crew in Charlotte, Asheville and Winston-Salem that still need a job!

We have a long way to go until we get Tier 1 film incentives back, so make sure you get out and VOTE!  We need the right folks in place during the 2015 Long Session so we can indeed have that status once again!

TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE! DEADLINE IS 5PM!

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting runs through October 28, 2014

EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014

LIST OF WHO VOTED FOR AND AGAINST FILM: NCGA_FilmmakersVotingGuide_2014

PROTEST AFTERGLOW

Yesterday, film supporters as well as advocates for conservation, education and women’s rights gathered for two protests.  The first protest was for Governor Pat McCrory, as he was a keynote speaker during the Energy Summit.  I was told they had a bigger attendance for the breakfast than they did for our Governor.  When asked how the governor received the “Welcome Wagon” aka 100 protesters, I was told, “he was rattled.”

The second protest was right outside WECT for the Hagan/Tillis debate.  7 people stood out there in support of Tillis while about 60 folks were there for Hagan. About two days ago, one of my political insiders told me Tillis’ camp is hurting for support in Southeastern North Carolina, especially New Hanover County.  Mission accomplished!

HUGE thanks to Christine Poppe White for most of these awesome shots!  You rock lady! We will also have some follow up video from WGSR (Greensboro) next week. Yes, they traveled all the way to Wilmywood to support us! Thank you Charles and Jonathan!

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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!!

 

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 09/15/2014 Moral Monday, Thom Tuesday, Sleepy Hollow, Paper Towns, Under the Dome.

Under the Dome is tonight – Can you believe this is the second to last episode!  Wow!  Time is flying!

When a new threat from the Dome intensifies, the residents of Chester’s Mill find themselves at risk of being crushed to death. Meanwhile, Melanie’s health continues to deteriorate as the fate of the egg remains unknown, on Under The Dome.

Now, next Monday is the season finale of Under the Dome and the premiere of Sleepy Hollow!

Woooooo!!!! Yes! Yes! Yes!! Ahhhhhhh!!!

Okay, now that I got that off my chest!The Browncoat is hosting Under the Dome Season 2 Finale / Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Premiere Party next Monday.  Click on the FB invite for more details or to say you are going!

TOMORROW:  The big DVD release of Sleepy Hollow Season One.

Aaahhhhh! OMG YEAAAHHHH!!

Sorry about that, it was unavoidable. Wait….

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Okay now I am done! Yesterday, I posted about Orlando Jones’ Tainted Love, an evening of film, with music by Wicked Warlock and Gang Stir Rock, dance and a Q & A from Orlando Jones at the end of the film! Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Though it is not part of the Cucalorus, it is playing the week of the film festival.  READ MORE NOW

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Welcome back to a few of the local crew members who have started working on the Nicholas Sparks flick shooting here in Wilmywood, The Choice. Production begins October 13th.

Now on Friday I reported rumors about another movie coming to North Carolina before the film incentives end. And over the weekend, I got confirmation on it!  Woo Hoo!  This time around, Marty Bowen brings the love to Charlotte with Paper Towns. READ MORE NOW!

TONIGHT: Moral Monday! 5:30pm, join the New Hanover County NAACP and education, environmental, health care and voting rights partners to: Stand for equality, health care, full funding for education, a living wage, economic and environmental justice and Voting Rights for all North Carolina citizens. Check out their Facebook Invite now!

TOMORROW: NJ Governor Chris Christie will be in Wilmywood to support Thom Tillis’ Campaign.  Yes, this is the man who created bridge gate, and same Governor who shut down film in NJ and sent all the productions to New York.  NY was okay with it. They will be doing a meet and greet at the Dixie Grill between 10am-Noon.  If you would like to stop by, with a sign or two to express your feelings to Thom Tillis, please do so.

NEW POLL: Hagan Ahead, Leading Tillis 43-34
Today’s new American Insights poll shows Senator Kay Hagan with a 9-point lead, at 43-34, among Likely Voters. She leads among men, women and Independents.

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REGISTER TO VOTE: If you have not yet registered to vote, you must do so NO LATER THAN October 10, 2014 by 5pm or you will NOT be able to vote in the General Elections on November 4, 2014.

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting by mail begins September 5,2014 and runs through October 28, 2014

EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014

LIST OF WHO VOTED FOR AND AGAINST FILM: NCGA_FilmmakersVotingGuide_2014

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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 09/03/2014 UTD Ratings, Hagan/Tillis debate tonight, and more

Continuing the countdown for Sleepy Hollow on FOX!

  • 19 days until Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow
  • 13 days until the DVD/Blu-Ray release of Sleepy Hollow, Season One.

RATINGS: Under The Dome scored a series low 1.2 A18-49, and was down about 14% from  last week’s 1.4. However, even though the rating were low, UTD still managed to have the most viewers of the night.

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Director Ross Katz for The Choice has made his way to Wilmywood.  He’s been all around town scouting the area. Yesterday, he was in Wrightsville Beach and went to Twitter to show off the intracoastal waterway and all the beautiful boats lined up.

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Two more days until the premiere of Wilmywood shot The Remaining. We are all headed to the Friday 7:50pm show at Regal Cinemas Mayfaire. If you are going, lemme know on the Facebook invite. CLICK HERE.  They shot the flick in 2013 and used locations such as downtown, One Tree Hill Way, the Goody Goody Omelette House, and Bicentennial Park.

The Spy Kid turned gorgeous woman, Alexa Vega, leads the cast alongside Shaun Sipos, Italia Ricci, Johnny Pacar, Bryan Dechart and Liz E. Morgan star in this thriller directed by Casey La Scala who is known for Donnie Darko, A Walk to Remember and What a Girls WantsGET TICKETS NOW!

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North Carolina’s leading U.S. Senate candidates Democrat U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis are slated for three debates. The first comes Wednesday evening at the University of North Carolina Television studios at Research Triangle Park. They go toe to toe, tonight at 7pm and you can watch it on UNC TV.

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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!!

FILM INCENTIVES: Negotiations are happening NOW!

NC_outlineOkay, folks, this is it! They are in negotiations now!  It’s time to be proud of our constitutional rights and use them to the best of our abilities!  THE TIME IS NOW TO CALL, CALL, CALL!  Give it EVERYTHING you got!!

Here’s your instructions:

1) Call the Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis “I am a voter, I support the film industry.  Please leave the incentives the way they are and end the sunset!”

2) Sign BOTH petitions (if you have not as of yet)

Raleigh needs to hear from EVERYONE! It’s the final countdown! Be nice and polite but tell them to #SaveNCFilm and keep our film incentives the way they are!!!  Again, give it everything you can, and get your mother, father, cousin, brother, friends and co-workers ringing those phones!!!  It’s do or die folks!

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

SIGN PETITION #1

SIGN PETITION #2

 And here’s a little FYI folks:  A committee working to elect U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan suggested Tillis is reneging on his support now that conservative groups, such as the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity, oppose them. “Speaker Tillis used to support the film tax credit, but now that the Koch Brothers are against it he’s nowhere to be seen,” said Ben Ray, a Forward North Carolina spokesman.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/12/3930779/like-state-budget-film-incentives.html#storylink=cpy

Committee working to elect U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan suggested Tillis is reneging on his support now that conservative groups, such as the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity, oppose them. “Speaker Tillis used to support the film tax credit, but now that the Koch Brothers are against it he’s nowhere to be seen,” said Ben Ray, a Forward North Carolina spokesman.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/12/3930779/like-state-budget-film-incentives.html#storylink=cpy

 

Eye of the tiger, North Carolina!  Eye of the tiger!

A crucial week for our NC Film Incentives.

This is a crucial week for our Film Incentives.  Please continue to make your calls and send your emails to the NC House and especially to the Speaker of the House,  Thom Tillis.

In case you didn’t know, Thom Tillis needs votes from New Hanover County to beat Kay Hagan in November.  This county is crucial for his election.  So, ya know, do the math here.  There are 1000s in New Hanover County that are affected by the film industry.  Plus, they all have friends.

Tillis has the choice to be passionate or passive about the film incentives.  The decisions he makes in the days ahead will determine if you, your friends and/or families can continue to work, pay taxes and raise families in NC or if you uproot your life and leave everything you know and love behind.

PLEASE, DON’T BE PASSIVE! THESE PHONE CALLS ONLY TAKE 20 SECONDS.  PLEASE DO YOUR PART FOR YOURSELF, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAMILY, AND NORTH CAROLINA’S FUTURE!

Tell him to HELP us!
Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
919-733-3451

Make sure you take the time to contact your folks who represent you in your district ! They all need to feel the pressure and the power of the NC Film Supporters!

HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS: http://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/

 

SIGN PETITION:

Leave the North Carolina Film Incentive alone.