Some hope for two NC Films: Galifianakis / Beckinsale flicks

Bloomberg Business is releasing some news tht could give us a little ray of hope for two NC Films that were produced last year.  If you remember, both Masterminds (Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis) and The Disappointments Room (Kate Beckinsale) were put on hold indefinitely due to Relativity Media LLC’s bankruptcy filing.  However, it is now being reported that Relativity Media’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh  has found a way to “keep control of his bankrupt movie studio and possibly allow stalled films to make their way into theaters.”

Relativity went to court on Monday to seek approval of a plan that will help its TV unit exit bankruptcy as early as October 20th and allow Kavanaugh to keep the rest company.  Another hearing is today regarding the TV unit, however, we will still be waiting for the film side of the business to see it’s fate. It’s currently in TBD mode.

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Relativity Bankruptcy Plan Lets Kavanaugh Keep `Masterminds’

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What will happen to the NC Filmed Masterminds & Disappointments Room now?

Earlier this week the news broke about  Relativity being…well broke! Relativity Media has filed for Chapter 11 in what many are calling one of the biggest bankruptcies in Hollywood history. And that puts two North Carolina shot films in jeopardy: The NC-Filmed comedy shot in the western part of the state Masterminds (Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson) and the thriller shot in the Greensboro area The Disappointments Room (Kate Beckinsale). Both releases have been postponed “indefinitely.”

Today, Eriq Gardner of the Hollywood Reporter writes, “RKA Film Financing, the firm that put up $115 million to fund Relativity Media’s advertising on upcoming films including Masterminds, Somnia, Disappointments Room and Kidnap, is now seeking to seize those films and sell them off to another studio for distribution.”  READ STORY NOW

More to come on this story. Eriq Gardner says, “The Hollywood Reporter will provide updates on this motion.” We will be ready and waiting.

 

Guess who’s back for Loomis Fargo!

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Guess who’s coming back!  After coming off the HUGE Wilmywood smash hit comedy, We’re the Millers, Jason Sudeikis is in talks to join our North Carolina boy, Zach Galafianakis, along with Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig for the comedy Loomis Fargo or as they are calling it now, “Untitled Armored Car Project.”

Jason will play a hit man this time around.  I will keep you posted!

UNTITLED ARMORED CAR PROJECT (aka LOOMIS FARGO) – RELATIVITY MEDIA
STATUS:  Pre-Prod: NOW / Production: July 7th
LOCATIONS: Asheville, Wilmington
PRODUCERS: Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn
WRITERS: Chris Bowman, Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Hubbel Palmer, Emily Spivey
DIRECTOR: Jared Hess
LP: D. Scott Lumpkin
CAST: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig

Based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo warehouse robbery in Charlotte, North Carolina. A night guard at an armored car company organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.

ASHEVILLE, NC – Zach Galifianakis feature now accepting crew resumes

UNTITLED ARMORED CAR PROJECT (aka LOOMIS FARGO) has officially opened up offices in Asheville, NC. The comedy caper starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig is now accepting crew resumes. Please send resumes to  uacresumes@gmail.com with your position in the subject line.

The will be shooting most of the film in the Asheville area with a couple of weeks in Wilmington as well.

ABOUT UNTITLED ARMORED CAR PROJECT (aka LOOMIS FARGO) – RELATIVITY MEDIA
STATUS:  Pre-Prod: May 5th / Production: July 7, 2014
PRODUCERS: Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn
WRITERS: Chris Bowman, Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Hubbel Palmer, Emily Spivey
DIRECTOR: Jared Hess
LP: D. Scott Lumpkin
CAST: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig

Based on the 1997 Loomis Fargo warehouse robbery in Charlotte, North Carolina. A night guard at an armored car company organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 05/19/2014 Short History of Decay, Kristen Wiig, Legislative Day in Raleigh

Happy Monday Wilmywood!  I hope you enjoyed the wonder weather and fun this weekend. Let’s do this!

A Short History of DecayHere’s your chance to see the locally shot comedy, A Short History of Decay.  It’s getting excellent reviews!  It’s about a failed writer (Bryan Greenberg) discovers unexpected beauty and richness in the marriage of his ailing parents (Linda Lavin, Harris Yulin) after he moves to Florida to take care of them.  Of course,  our fabulous Wrightsville beach served as the beaches on the Gulf Coast.

A Short History of Decay

‎1hr 34min‎‎ – Rated R‎‎ – Comedy‎
Showing: Monday, May 19th – Wednesday, May 21st.
Director: Michael Maren – Cast: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Bryan Greenberg, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Harris Yulin, Linda Lavin

Max Steel is off except for a minor driving scene they will be shooting today.  Under the Dome shooting off Sunnyvale Dr. and Sleepy Hollow is on the soundstages today.

Kristen WiigICYMI: We were so bummed that Kristen Wiig wouldn’t be here because the feature film The Heart fizzled out, however, it was a pleasant surprise to see she has been cast in what we still call Loomis Fargo to star opposite Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson.  Relativity has already set a release date for the untitled armored car project. It is  Aug. 14, 2015.

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If you haven’t seen this, Robert Conley and the crew did a phenomenal job! Keep It Rolling is an 11minute  short documentary about the North Carolina Film Tax Incentive.  WATCH IT NOW!

FILM INDUSTRY DAY @ THE NC LEGISLATURE  ATTENTION: Small Businesses and vendors!

IMG_8745_newIf you want to be an active participant in the film industry day at the NC Legislature on June 4, 2014 from 9am to 1pm please email NCFilmDay@gmail.com

The most important people that need to attend are the small businesses. These are the folks we need to put on a bus and send up to Raleigh. So whatever businesses you are friends with please reach out to them and pass this message along. Its so imperative that they come. More important than the crew more important than the background extras because when they see businesses it will really hit home.

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Perry’s Emporium has the exclusive NC Film Pendants in stock now! They also ship everywhere, so call them to order one or stop by and pick one up! Price: $39.95 Located at 2520 Independence Blvd in Wilmington 910-392-6721  They are open Tues – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  I am wearing mine proudly!

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

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting, too! Film=Jobs folks!  Spread the word!

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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!!

Loomis Fargo adds Kristen Wiig to cast!

Kristen WiigWe were so bummed that Kristen Wiig wouldn’t be here because the feature film The Heart fizzled out, however, it was a pleasant surprise to see she has been cast in what we still call Loomis Fargo to star opposite Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson.  Relativity has already set a release date for the untitled armored car project. It is  Aug. 14, 2015.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kristen will play the workplace crush of Galifianakis, “an unhappy armored car driver. Using her feminine wiles, she gets him to join her and her accomplices in their plan to rob a bank vault, but has no plans to link up with him once the deed is done.” (THR)

UNTITLED ARMORED CAR PROJECT (aka LOOMIS FARGO) – RELATIVITY MEDIA
STATUS:  Pre-Prod: May 5th / Production: July 2014
LOCATION: Asheville/Wilmington
PRODUCERS: Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn
WRITERS: Chris Bowman, Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Hubbel Palmer, Emily Spivey
DIRECTOR: Jared Hess
LP: D. Scott Lumpkin
CAST: Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 05/14/2014 NC Film Incentives, Last Seen Alive, The Heart, Secrets and Lies and more.

Well we got some ups and downs this morning.  Where oh where do we begin?  Let’s start off with some good news.

Investigation Discovery’s new series Last Seen Alive kicks off in North Carolina and it follows one important local lady we all know and love.  Cue Center for Missing Persons founder, Monica Caison.  

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Monica will be showing the world her skills on Last Seen Alive in the premiere episode on Sunday, June 1st at 9pm which will feature Scarlett DeLoach’s case.  In this episode, Monica gets the job done and nobody does it better! A true hero! Tune in at 9pm EST.  VIEW PROMO NOW 

Kristen WiigNow, we finally got some intel on the Kristin Wiig comedy, The Heart and I have to say the prognosis (or is it diagnosis), either way you say it, it’s not good.  My sources are telling me, Indian Paintbrush, the production company who was having some financials woes trying to get this project off the ground, is not moving forward with production.  I’ve been told, however, it wasn’t a money thing.   But whatever it is, I just don’t know.  Boo!  I know we were all excited about this one, however, that is show biz for ya.  Things change every minute.

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However, you know North Carolina still has Loomis Fargo, but whether it will be primarily shot in Asheville or Wilmington, is something we are still pondering.

SecretsLies_PromoThe Upfronts for ABC were yesterday.  The network had much to say about our newbie show Secrets and Lies starring Ryan Phillippe, Juliet Lewis and Natalie Martinez.  They shot the pilot here back in February.  Even though from the get go it was reported that the show had a 10 episode commitment, no one knew for sure if they would continue here in Wilmington.  Well we found out the fab news that they will be opening offices next month and will shoot the remaining nine episodes here starting in July. Secrets and Lies will have a mid-season premiere in March 2015 with a 10pm time slot. As ABC’s youtube channel say, Secrets and Lies revolves around family man Ben Garner (Ryan Phillippe) who is about to go from Good Samaritan to murder suspect, after he discovers the body of his neighbor’s young son in the woods. As Detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) digs for the truth, the secrets and lies of this town come to the surface and no one is above suspicion. Ben’s family’s life will be turned upside down as he sets out on a complicated journey to prove his innocence in this thriller mystery from Barbie Kligman (“Private Practice”) based on the original Australian series of the same name.  ICYMI, here’s the promo!  Love that the first thing you hear is our very own Sarah Hopkins from WWAY as the news reporter! Woo Hoo!

“Secrets and Lies” stars Ryan Phillippe as Ben, KaDee Strickland as Christy, Natalie Martinez as Jess, Clifton Collins, Jr as Dave, Indiana Evans as Natalie, Belle Shouse as Abby and Juliette Lewis as Detective Cornell.

Today CBS is holding their Upfronts.  Not too much more to tell, but perhaps we might get a new promo out of it, or hell, they could surprise us with something juicy!

Now as for productions rolling today? Under the Dome is on N Front St and Chestnut today.  Max Steel is back on Middlesound Loop Road.  Sleepy Hollow is back to production today on the sound stages.   The Sin Seer has wrapped.

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 LISTEN TO SHORT SESSION LIVE STREAM

Some details about the film incentives in regards to the short session will come out today.  As soon as I am able to give you all the details, I will let you know.  However, I can say this to you. The legislative short session will be long.  It will not be voted on in one day and from what people are telling me, we might not know until July what the fate of the incentives will be.  There will be short term good news and bad news.  Expect it.  But have faith that those who are indeed fighting for us will go force and won’t let the incentive just fade away. It is during this session that we stay positive and not bash anyone.  Our job is to educate folks and show them the truth and the pure value the incentives have on our state and most importantly our families.

Wanna thank Star News 47 for the interview.  We talk film incentives.  WATCH IT NOW!

NCFIlmPendantPerry’s Emporium has the exclusive NC Film Pendants in stock now! They also ship everywhere, so call them to order one or stop by and pick one up! Price: $39.95 Located at 2520 Independence Blvd in Wilmington 910-392-6721  They are open Tues – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  I am wearing mine proudly!

Please send a message or phone call to our governor Pat McCrory as well as Sharon Decker and ask them to please HELP us!  Ask them to keep the film incentives at 25% because if they try to drop it, we are dead in the water!  Here’s their deets:

PAT MCCRORY 
PAT.MCCRORY@NC.GOV 
919-814-2000 
Twitter: @PatMcCroryNC

SHARON DECKER
SHARON.DECKER@NCCOMMERCE.COM
919-733-3449

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

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting, too! Film=Jobs folks!  Spread the word!

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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!!