Wilmington Casting Director heads to Georgia for next production.

With no jobs in sight in North Carolina for any film crew members, it was been a mass exodus to California and Georgia.  Most are leaving permanently, but a few are commuting for now.

Marty Siu of Marty Siu Casting is one of those commuters. She has been named extras casting director for season two of WGN’s Underground. Season one was shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, however since the state totally reworked their film incentives, the production left the state for Savannah, Georgia.

Production for the 10 episode season begins August 29th and will film through December 1st.

North Carolina background actors who are looking for work and can work as a local in Savannah, please visit Marty Siu Casting‘s Facebook page tomorrow for details.

Just four short years ago, North Carolina was one of the most sought after states to film on the East Coast. During that time,  the North Carolina General Assembly along with Governor Pat McCrory made many changes to state law and state budgets.  Currently, there are no productions lined up for North Carolina.

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Extras Casting Director named for History’s ‘Six.’

The new History Channel series, SIX is gearing up here in Wilmywood. Offices are opening and things are buzzing. I have had a TON of folks ask the same question over and over again. “Who is the Extras Casting Director? I am ready to work!” I hear ya, well, it won’t be too much longer! Production for the show begins in March!

MartySiuSo, who is the Extras Casting Director?

Can we give a big CONGRATULATIONS to Marty Siu of Marty Siu Casting! Yes! SO excited as she gets to work AT HOME and not in another state!

Marty is so ready and she says to “Stay tuned! I will have more information later today to share on my Facebook casting page!”

Way to go Marty!

SIX (SEASON ONE) – History Channel
STATUS: Production begins in March
WRITERS: William Broyles, David Broyles
DIRECTOR: Lesli Linka Glatter
LP: George Perkins
UPM: David Brightbill
CAST: Juan Pablo Raba, Dominic Adams
PRODUCERS: Harvey Weinstein

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 08/31/2015 NC Film booms Box Office, NC CD picks up GA job, TNT in Wilmywood

As Box Office Mojo put it, War Room was the story of the weekend!

On Friday, the North Carolina shot (Cabarrus/Mecklenburg counties) faith-based film War Room claimed the #1 spot beating Straight Outta Compton, a feat bigger budget films could not accomplish. War Room took in $4,045,000, on Friday while Compton garnered $3,850,000. In the end however, Straight Outta Compton won the top spot with $13.2M vs War Room with $11M.

Box Office Mojo has more on the story..

Warroom2“Sony’s faith-based film from their Affirm division flew so far under the radar that it didn’t even get a Cinemascore. But it nearly stole Compton’s title and, at the same time, became the biggest hit for the Kendrick brothers, director Alex Kendrick and his writer/producer brother, Stephen. Their modestly-budgeted flicks have a great return on investment. War Room has a reported budget of $3.5M while their 2011 police officer film, Courageous, had a $2M budget, going on to a domestic cume of $34.5. Their 2008 fireman flick, Fireproof, had a $33.5M domestic cume on a budget of $500K.” READ MORE NOW 

AdrenalineNow some of those actors who are in War Room are also starring in this NC shot flick. Adrenaline is showing at Mayfaire’s Regal Cinemas on September 8th 7:30pm. There are only a handful of tickets left. The Adrenaline Barracuda and Chevy Nova will be on display the night of the screening, and you get to hang with the actors!  Get tickets here: https://www.tugg.com/events/30590.  NOTE: Joseph Simpkins says that you cannot show up at the theater and buy your tickets, only through the TUGG link above.

tumblr_static_chris-evans-v_a7431_1_png_640x480_upscale_q90Jobs are slim pickins these days in North Carolina if you are a crew member and many are heading out to as far as Illinois, but Georgia seems to be the most popular location. And that includes casting directors. Although she is not moving, which makes it very difficult when you are a single mother of 3 kids, you gotta go where the work is.
The latest production our lovely local lady, Marty Siu of Marty Siu Casting, is working on is in Savannah, GA.

“I’ll be doing extras casting for the new movie in Savannah, called, Gifted, starring Chris Evans,” says Marty. “It starts filming Oct 7th. Folks can tune in to my website tomorrow for details.”

If you are in the area and would like to work on the flick, head to Marty’s Facebook page.  Congrats on the job girl, but we wish you could stay here!

blakecrouchICYMI: TNT’s Good Behavior is gearing up for pre-production and should be opening offices this week at EUE/Screen Gems. It’s coming from North Carolina native and author Blake Crouch as well as Chad Hodge.  The two are also responsible for the goodness that is FOX’s  Wayward Pines. The drama stars Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery. LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION NOW

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/17/2014 The Choice’s Wrap Party, Day one for Blue Mountain State and more.

Blue Mountain State: The Rise Of Thadland kicks off production today in Currie.  And will actually spend a lot of time there.  Good vibes going out to the cast and crew today!

Bolden is back on the stages in Rock Point. They swing into Wilmington tomorrow.

Even though The Choice has a few more days of shooting, the production had their wrap party yesterday afternoon at the local favorite Satellite Bar and Lounge. In attendance was Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Jesse Boyd, Tom Wilkinson to name a few.

Director Ross Katz got up and wished North Carolina well on our troubles we are facing with our fading film incentives saying, “I hope you guys have lots and lots of more movies down here in spite of the tax incentives situation, but I am sure I will see you on other films, I hope. I also wanna thank those folks who have given us their homes to shoot in. Thank you. The movie was beautiful thanks to your generosity.” He went on to give major kudos of course to the cast and the office staff who never gets enough love.” Great speech Ross!

The Choice is shooting in Whiteville today. Jesse Boyd should be happy about that.  It’s his hometown!  And yes, FINALLY, Tom Welling is back on set today!

Sleepy Hollow is filming on Stage 6 at Screen Gems today. And of course it’s another Sleepy night tonight!

And ICYMI: ‏@SHollowSource shares the TV Guide interview with Nikki Beharie.

As you know, Secrets and Lies wrapped last Tuesday, and WWAY has a great BTS segment. CHECK IT OUT NOW:

Behind the Scenes: ‘Secrets & Lies’ wraps in Wilmywood 

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NEED TODAY ASAP! BOLDEN: If you are a Caucasian male and have not yet been fitted, and want to work on this film, THIS IS YOUR DAY to apply!

FROM MARTY SUI CASTING: FITTING MUST BE TODAY!

We need Caucasian males to portray “workers” in an early 1900 scene on Dec 5th and Dec 8th. If we have not yet booked you in the feature film, BOLDEN, and you are available for the above mentioned dates, AND a wardrobe fitting, today (Monday) in Rocky Point, N.C. (about 20 min outside of Wilmington), please email us A.S.A.P. to be booked and receive your wardrobe fitting time. We prefer ages 18 – 40ish for these worker roles, clean shaven.

Pay rate for background actors in this film is $112/12. You will also receive a $15.00 wardrobe bump and $15.00 hair bump (if a shave/etc is needed).

Please help spread the word as we need to get these fittings done today.

Instructions for submitting: #1. Create an account on www.makescenes.com, using the activation code, “buddy.” Make sure your picture uploads. If you have trouble, resize your photo to a smaller size, and try again. #2, email us at: Boldenwilmington@gmail.com, (once your makescenes account is active) with the heading, “NEW MONDAY FITTING”.

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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!!

‘Bolden’ names Extras Casting Director

MartySiuBolden has named their extras casting director. They have been shooting in Atlanta. Their next stop is Wilmington. They head to New Orleans in January for about a week. They will be shooting in Wilmywood later this year. It could be the end of November or early December. So, please congratulate Marty Siu of Marty Siu Casting. She will have more details on her casting facebook page later today or over the weekend.  Marty is currently working on the Nicholas Sparks feature, The Choice. Good to know many will be working during the holidays! Congrats Marty!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/03/2014 Brian K Vaughan leaves Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow premiere date and more.

Last night at California’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Fox held a press evening including the stars of Sleepy Hollow, including multiple bodies sans heads.   They held a screening at the mausoleum (I mean, where else would you screen Sleepy Hollow?) and of course a panel discussion in which Fox announced the premiered date for season two!  FINALLY.  It will be Monday, September 22nd at 9/8c. READ MORE ABOUT PRESS DAY.

Our Sleepyheads will be shooting on Forest Hills Dr and on One Tree Hill Way.

Lauren_ColinYesterday, my good friend Lauren who is visiting from the UK got the chance to meet some of our Domies while on set. Colin Ford,  Rachelle Le Fevre, and Alexander Koch were of course the sweetest.  Can’t say I blame them because when Lauren starts talking, you can’t help but be hypnotized by that accent!

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How did this pass us by?  It looks like writer/EP Brian K Vaughan has left Under the Dome.  My buddies from Under the Dome Radio sent me a link to a recent interview.

“I actually left my position at Under The Dome a few months ago,” Brian said. “It was the great thrill of my life to help adapt one of the best book’s ever from my all-time hero, but I’ve got two very young kids at home who I never got to see last season, so I’m enormously grateful to CBS and Amblin for letting me out of my contract a little early.  I’m already missing the cast and crew.” READ MORE NOW!

And in case you missed it, CBS is airing a one-hour special on Monday, June 23 (one week before the premiere) as we gear up for the big day!  Don’t miss it!

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Yesterday, before our leading lady Ana Villafane flew back to Los Angeles after wrapping on Max Steel, she held me to my promise.  A Fro Yo date.  As I told you before this lady is something quite special and she is gonna be a star, mark my words!  We talked all things Wilmington, Macaroons, and of course Max Steel.  She fell in love with Wilmywood and looks forward to returning in the future.  Yes, that was a hint.

MartySiuICYMI: The Longest Ride has named Marty Siu as Extras Casting Director.  There is a brand new and specific web site for you to register to work on this Nicholas Sparks film.  READ MORE NOW AND REGISTER

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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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The Longest Ride Names New Extras Casting Director

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: The Longest Ride has named Marty Siu as Extras Casting Director.  There is a brand new and specific web site for you to register to work on this Nicholas Sparks film.  They will be adding all the details of the film within the next 24 hours on the web site, however, it is ready to take your submissions now. So, even though you registered on Marty’s main web site, you MUST register at  MakeScenes.com to work as background, photo double, or stand-in on this project. Marty will be giving more details in the following days to come on the Marty Siu Casting Facebook Page. Production begins on June 16th.

 

 REGISTER NOW: MakeScenes.com

 

THE LONGEST RIDE – Temple Hill Productions

STATUS: Production begins June 16th
LOCATION: Wilmington and Winston-Salem
PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Bob Teitel
UPM: Leigh Shanta
LP: Michele Imperato Stabile
WRITER: Craig Bolotin (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: George Tillman, Jr
CAST: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin
CREW RESUMES TO: TheLongestRide2014@gmail.com

The lives of a young couple intertwine with an old man looking back on the relationship he had with a lost love.