THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/27/2014 Two Features Coming to NC, A Focus on Local Hires, Conjuring Sequel, Sarah Jones’ Family

ncfilmNorth Carolina has two more feature films coming to shoot this spring and summer. And each are both filming in more than one state. 

Overflow Entertainment is taking The Sin Seer to two states.  North Carolina and Louisiana. The story involves Rose Ricard who has been given a very special gift by God — the ability to see the sin a person carries in their soul. While she uses her gift to, hopefully, rights the wrongs in society, she also knows the gift comes with a price tag.

Is it just me or does John Noble needs to be a consultant on this flick? (Sleepy Hollow reference). Producing is Angela White.  Paul Hannah is the writer/director.   Production is currently scheduled to begin May 5.

Pathways Productions is bringing us The Show.   Looks like they will also be splitting the love between NC and Atlanta, GA.  As it stands, they plan to shoot this summer.  The Show is about Percy King, a very talented musician who aspires to be a great band director, but of course a girl gets in the mix, and in the way messing with his emotions and leaves him questioning his morals.  The production company deems it a story about “man’s constant strive for perfection and his constant inability to achieve it and sheds light on a community of often misunderstood strangers that act as a family, even in the darkest of times, and shows you why no matter what, the show, much like life must always go on.” Justin Jacobs is writing.  JR Butler will direct.

No word yet if they will be filming in Wilmington or in other parts of North Carolina.  I will keep you posted.

Red27Stunt Coordinator Peter King and the Red 27 crew had their hands full Monday as over 50 stunt performers filled Stage 3 at EUE/Screen Gems Studios, for Under The Dome Season Two stunt auditions.  Now, normally you don’t see too many open auditions when it comes to stunts, around these parts anyway, but there was a damn good reason. 1) Meet new talent.  2) Local hires.  As we gear up for multiple shows filming simultaneously, Peter wanted to reach out to the Wilmington area and really see who is out there.  Monday’s 2-hour action packed audition gave Peter and his team a chance to meet performers face to face and get a taste of what they’ve got.  It’s really important to Peter to hire local first, then if there is a need that cannot be filled to look regionally.  And after reviewing the tapes yesterday, they think they found some great new folks to add to their list of local talent.  On a personal note: THANK YOU for hiring local!

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ConjuringNew Line has set a release date for the sequel for The Conjuring. It will be a pre-Halloween release on Oct. 23, 2015.  Looks like Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will return.  Variety reported that the yet-to-be titled sequel does not have a director yet.  Location is still unknown at this time. READ MORE NOW

 

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From Sarah’s Family: Thank You.

“This was Sarah’s personal slate. As you can see by the date she wrote on the bottom left corner, it was with her on that unfortunate day. Our thanks go out not only to the Slates for Sarah community, but also to every hard worker that ever contributed to the industry. She considered you family. We smile because Sarah smiled. We laugh because Sarah laughed. And we cry because we miss her so much. Be kind. Be safe. But, above all, be happy! Never forget Sarah Jones!”

In the meantime, if you haven’t seen the petition floating around, to add Sarah Elizabeth Jones to the Academy Awards Memoriam Tribute, please sign it, they only need a few hundred more to meet their 37,000 signatures. SIGN PETITION NOW

Just before the funeral for Sarah Jones yesterday, Variety reported that Midnight Rider has suspended production in Georgia.  The crew has been released for now, but they were told that they will be recalled at some future date.

LoganRedRoadREMINDER: Local actor Logan Siu is going to be in multiple episodes of the Sundance Channel’s The Red Road.  It premieres TONIGHT, February 28th. They shot it in Atlanta last fall and the show has been picked up for a full season.  Congratulations Logan!

cucalorusOn March 2nd, Wilmington film lovers and industry leaders will gather at Screen Gems Studios for an elegant evening of entertainment featuring a live broadcast of the Oscars, local cuisine, innovative craft cocktails, popcorn, cash oscar pool, a curated silent auction and of course, a flashy red carpet entrance scattered with paparazzi and style judges.

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Proceeds from the event support critical costs associated with producing the20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival taking place in downtown Wilmington from November 12 to 16, 2014. $100 for single tickets, $180 for couples!!  Click for more information. 

IF YOU ARE IN OR WORKED ON A FILM THAT PLAYED AT CUCALORUS, you get a special discount.  Your tickets will be $60 each, but you must email the folks at Cucalorus. CONTACT THEM NOW!

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, Orlando’s team is RESCHEDULING the 3/8 TAINTED LIVE show in Wilmington. They said they are sorry for any inconvenience. Any ticket winners will get tickets to the next show. A new date has not been set yet, but they did say they would give me the exclusive first announcement when the new tickets go on sale.  Again, the show is NOT canceled, just rescheduled.  I will post the details when I get them.  We will pick the two winners when they give us a new date!

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filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOB STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab you one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens) Offices are open from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!

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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.  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 – 01/24/2014 – NC Oscar Qualifying Fest, Actors Info, Wilmywood Deemed One of the Best, Marty Siu and more!

FINALLY we made it to Friday!  Man, is it me or did this week feel like the LONGEST week ever?  Well, let’s get right to it!

riverrun-logoFILMMAKERS GET READY!  Winston-Salem’s own RiverRun International Film Festival announced this week that it has been accepted as a qualifying festival for the Oscars in the Documentary Short Subject award category. Evan Vetter, are you listening?  Tony Morin?  Rob Hill?

This is huge news for North Carolina Filmmakers.  Entering your film and trying to attend festival can get really expensive, so it’s nice to have an Oscar qualifying festival in our state.  This new change to River Run allows  documentary shorts to forgo a standard theatrical run, provided that winning films otherwise comply with Academy rules. Now in its 16th year, RiverRun will run April 4-13 in downtown Winston-Salem.

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logoWe were doin’ a little touchdown dance when this news came out yesterday.  WILMYWOOD is #2 in Moviemaker Magazine’s Best Places to Live & Work as a Moviemaker in 2014

The article sited of course 3 of our flicks  were in the top grossing films of 2013.  I think our NC Film crew can take full credit for that.  That’s right!  Your welcome Iron Man!  Moviemaker also sites our North Carolina’s tax incentives, the increase of the project cap from $7.5 to $20 million.  But my favorite part was the last sentence which came from  Aaron Syrett, Director of our NC Film Office:

“If producers are not looking at North Carolina, they’re not doing their jobs!”

Haha!  Yeah, you right!  Tell ’em Aaron!  If you notice, the #1 cities are not mentioned.  You gotta buy the mag to find out. Gotta say that is pretty smart marketing plan on their part.  It hits the shelves on Tuesday.  So who is going to be #1 in the big cities?   Atlanta?  New Orleans?

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nonoOkay  – Moving on.  I gotta complaint yesterday that actors were directly contacting Principal Casting Directors.   So, I said I would try to help in this department.  If you are a working actor, then you know this is a HUGE no-no.  This does not help you!  Okay, but you know what,  after giving it some thought, I know you don’t wanna hear it from me.

We should  probably get an expert to chime in on this subject.  I will let Casting Director Marty Siu give you some insight on this topic.  LISTEN NOW!

By the way, when I called Marty she was surrounded by a film crew who is shooting a Suicide Prevention Film.  She believes that this is a very important issue, so not only has she volunteered her time being part of the crew, but her son Logan Siu has volunteered his acting skills to bring this film to life! Way to give back Siu family! This little flick is written and directed by Missy Beasley and also stars Rebekah Cohen.  It is being produced by Clout Motion Pictures!

BEST_OF_2014_VoteREMINDER: ENCORE BEST OF MASQUERADE BALL will be Saturday, February 8th at the Brooklyn Arts Center.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Winners will be announced that night! BUY TICKETS NOW!

I wonder since it’s a ball this year, if I will have to get dolled up?

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That just about does it for me; I will have the Wilmywood Week In Review for you tomorrow and more Wilmywood updates for you Monday morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning Sheila does “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!!