NC shot Paper Towns releases trailer

Paper Towns which shot in Charlotte in November has got itself a trailer.  In theaters July 24th!  Woo Hoo!

ABOUT PAPER TOWNS: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew. ~GoodReads

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 09/25/2014 Banshee, Homeland, Under the Dome, South of Hell, Paper Towns

Howdy!  As you can tell, I have not been posting everyday.  Why?  Well, with the NC film incentives coming to an end in December, there are no new productions that are making announcements, no new offices setting up.  It is simply bone dry.  So, yes, NC Film obviously affects my little small business I call a blog.  I do have some tidbits to share however. So, let’s get right to it.

Sadly this week, Banshee (pictured above) and Homeland in Charlotte are tearing down their sets down and relocating them to other states due to the film incentives expiring at the end of the year. Banshee will relocate to Louisiana while Homeland won’t return to Charlotte next season. The location for Homeland is yet to be determined.

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Thank God, Producer Marty Bowen (who was just here for The Longest Ride) has returned to Charlotte to set up offices for one of the last films to come to North Carolina this year. It’s called Paper Towns and stars Nat Wolff.  Nan Morales has been named Line Producer. Production begins in November. There is not a an email set up yet, but you can send your crew resume via fax: 855.593.5484.  (Fax?  Who does that anymore?)

Battlecreek decided not to head to North Carolina. They will be filming in Mississippi after all.

Under the Dome extras casting director Vanessa Neimeyer will relocate to South Carolina for the project South of Hell for WEtv. Also headed that way are many of the crew members, office staff and a producer from Under the Dome as well. No word yet on where Under the Dome will be shooting for season 3. GET MORE DETAILS NOW

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Cucalorus needs your help and you have 22 days left to make a donation to Cucalorus. Your donation will support more than 250 artists who will be presenting new work at the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in November. More than half of your donation will go directly to filmmakers. Each year Cucalorus provides artists with over $50,000 in direct financial support. Help them in their mission to bring people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films. DONATE NOW

Sleepy Hollow is on hiatus this week and will return to a shoot schedule next week. Secrets and Lies stayed in their Porter’s Neck Location and the sound stages most of the week. But they did sneak out one day this week off Brandon Road.

Jason_ReturnedThe Returned returns to ABC!  Well, we know it as Resurrection which films in Georgia, but yes we do have that local connection!  It is based on the book written by our local author Jason Mott. Season Two premieres Monday night on ABC!

On the political front, William Osborne is running against President Pro Temp Senator Phil Berger for the NC Senate 26th District Seat.  Berger MUST GO!  So, feel free to spread the word to folks you know in Guilford and Rockingham Counties.

Please view the complete list of all the members of the House and the Senate. You will see statewide, who is for and who is against the current film incentives. We need to make sure the General Assembly FEELS the affects of the film industry, ESPECIALLY at the polls!

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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!!

 

CHARLOTTE, NC: One more film before the end of the year?

TheLongestRide071014_0152Rumor has it, Producer Marty Bowen is bringing Temple Hill Entertainment back to North Carolina yet again this year.  And if the rumors are true, it looks like he will be heading to Charlotte, NC with his partner in crime Wyck Godfrey. Both, of course, were just here in Wilmington this summer producing the Nicholas Sparks adaptation, The Longest Ride.

????????????This fall,  Paper Towns just might be heading to Charlotte.  This is a story of friendship, come and gone and has a very Stand by Me feel to it (without the dead body).  Taking on the lead role, is Nat Wolff who will be returning to North Carolina for the 3rd time in his career, the second this year alone.  Nat was just here a few months ago in NC for the Mickey Rourke flick, Ashby.   Nat and Marty have already worked together on The Fault in our Stars. Directing is the award winning Jake Schreier.

If these rumors are true, this will a huge relief to the Charlotte area filmmakers and will get them through the holidays with their families.  This of course is especially needed after Cinemax (or HBO) decided to move Banshee to Louisiana for the next two seasons due to the film incentives expiring at the end of the year. (See related article)

While working on The Longest Ride here in Wilmington, Marty did mention Paper Towns, but he did not reveal the location.   Marty was already seasoned to the area as he was also the producer for Sparks’ Safe Haven and Dear John.  He absolutely loves North Carolina and has a strong bond with our state.  In fact, his son was born here in Wilmywood! Besides already having a connection to our state, he also has a strong tie to our North Carolina Film Crew.  I caught up with him a few months back and asked if he could explain exactly why our NC Film crew is world class and what it actually means.  LISTEN NOW

Paper Towns is expected to begin production in November with offices projected to open at the end of September. More details to come and let all the rumors be true! 🙂

ABOUT PAPER TOWNS: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew. ~GoodReads

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/14/2014 Wilmywood Crew Call, Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome, Tammy and more.

This week seems to be the week, but then again that’s what they said last week, and the week before.  However, the General Assembly is already a full two weeks over their intended short session (ironic, isn’t it?).  ICYMI, on Friday I posted a blog about getting some national media attention on our film incentives battle, so please give it a read, and send your emails!  READ NOW

Meanwhile, thanks to those who wrote Letters to the Editor to the Star News.  READ NOW

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Orlando Jones had people cracking up over the weekend with his Comedy Night over at Theatre Now with an after party at KGB.  Of course there was Sleepyhead Nikki Baharie in attendance.  Here’s a few pics I totally stole from Jessica Armstrong and David Pascua!

Sleepy Hollow is shooting on the soundstages all day today!

CREW CALL:  Yellow Footprints (working title) is now accepting crew resumes. Send your resumes to Crew@snakebite.com with your position in the subject line.  The indie feature is about a Female Marine, who struggles at home and on the front lines in a traditionally all male Marine Infantry Unit. Offices will open within the next two weeks.  Production is slated to begin in September.  This project will shoot in Wilmington and the surrounding areas.

tammy-posterAfter it’s third week at the box office, Tammy is doing pretty well earning $12.9M over the weekend.  Add that to its total gross, the Wilmywood shot comedy is currently at $57,354,000.  Not bad for a $20M movie.

 

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Another great night to head on down to Hell’s Kitchen for the Under the Dome viewing party.  Party kicks off around 9pm with of course the show at 10pm.  Here’s a little preview of what’s in store for us tonight!

Under the Dome is in Burgaw today. This is the last week for locations as our DOmies wrap at the end of the week!  So sad!  Argh!

Our favorite Domie shared some local love over the weekend!

And this is Dean after the Britt’s Donuts!

Now onto The Longest Ride.  They are shooting downtown on Orange St. today. And speaking of which, I got the chance to hang on set last week and thanks to David Pascua, we got some great shots on set. (I will post a separate blog w/ all the awesome pics)

TheLongestRide071014_0152ICYMI: I caught up with producer, Marty Bowen.  Besides already having a connection to our crew with Safe Haven, Marty has worked with film crews all over the country with projects such as the Twilight Saga, Dear John and the latest The Fault in our Stars.  Now he is here for The Longest Ride.   He explains why our NC Film crew is world class and what it actually means. LISTEN NOW

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Remember last week when we gave major kudos to Wilmywood crew member Larry Long.  Well, shame on me but I forgot to include Butterthe complete team.  I mean, I had the picture up, but didn’t give the complete nod to Team Butter!  Also getting that Emmy nomination is Matt Fann who is currently working on Under the Dome and Jack Hill.  Jack is currently working on Ashby in Charlotte.   So, go ahead and reem me for it, I deserve it!  Bad, Sheila! Bad!  Congrats Team Butter!  You rock!

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LOOKING FOR THESE STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab one 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.

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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!!

World class film crew: What does that really mean?

The Longest Ride. Image credit: David Pascua

We hear it all the time.  North Carolina has a world class film crew.  You hear it from producers and directors on every project that comes here.  But what does TheLongestRide071014_0152that really mean?  Sure, we know we have the best, but why?  I caught up with producer, Marty Bowen.  Besides already having a connection to our crew with Safe Haven, Marty has worked with film crews all over the country with projects such as the Twilight Saga, Dear John and the latest The Fault in our Stars.  Now he is here for The Longest Ride.   He explains why our NC Film crew is world class and what it actually means.

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CREW CALL: The Longest Ride

Crew Call:  Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride is now accepting crew resumes. Send your resumes to TheLongestRide2014@gmail.com  with your position in the subject line.

THE LONGEST RIDE – Temple Hill Productions
STATUS: Pre-Production
LOCATION: Wilmington and Winston-Salem
PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey
WRITER: Craig Bolotin (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: George Tillman, Jr

ABOUT THE LONGEST RIDE:

Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together – how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can’t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.