Happy Friday Wilmywood! Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving. There wasn’t a lot of Sleepy Hollow action on location this week, but coming up next week they will be all over the place, mostly downtown.
Have a few reminders today! The 2013 Listening Tour is Monday, December 2, BUT YOU MUST REGISTER BY TODAY. The state secretary of commerce Sharon Decker will be in Wilmington to hear your stories, concerns and ideas. She welcomes all economic development professionals, business leaders, community officials and other stakeholders in the Southeast Prosperity Zone to voice their ideas, concerns, recommendations and barriers to economic growth in their counties, including the film industry. She wants to take those stories back with her Raleigh. Joining her will be senior advisor Tony Almeida. Aaron Syrett from the NC Film Office will be in the audience. It will take place 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Windell Daniels Hall (fifth floor) at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station, 502 N. Front St. So, ALL NC CREW, VENDORS and SUPPORTERS, come out and tell Sharon THANK YOU for her support of NC film and share why the incentive is important to you. REGISTER NOW! Email ListeningTours@nccommerce.com by Friday with “Southeast” in the subject line.
TOMORROW: Our local boy, Scott Lope, animal advocate and OFFICIALLY comic book writer, will be signing copies of Savage Wolverine Issue#12 at 1pm at Memory Lane Comics‘ new location, 5214 Market St., in Market Station. It’s the perfect day to get your copy as it is Small Business Saturday! Scott was the 2009 Animal Planet’s Hero of the Year as well as star of Discovery Channel’s Wild Animal Repo. READ THE ENTIRE STORY.
Christmas in Conway hits the small screen on Sunday on ABC (locally WWAY) at 9pm EST. The movie stars Mary-Louise Parker, Andy Garcia and Mandy Moore.
It’s a beautiful story of a man so in love with his wife that he will do anything to make her happy — even building a Ferris wheel in their back yard. But the next-door neighbor isn’t exactly thrilled. She’s determined to win Conway’s best-decorated-yard contest, and she has the law on her side — her brother just happens to be the town sheriff! Tears and laughter — an entertaining mix in this new Hallmark Hall of Fame production.
There are only 17 hours left for The North Carolina Museum of History‘s Indiegogo Campaign. They are planning a yearlong celebration of filmmaking in the state. Named Starring North Carolina! the celebration will feature: the first major exhibit about the Tar Heel State’s role in filmmaking, activities that reveal North Carolina stars, filming locations, and references, a film festival and a film series, and more! The celebration is slated to start November 2014. If you have a couple of bucks to spare, please donate to their crowdfunder! DONATE NOW!
Make sure you are a part of the movement, you are a voter, you have a voice. Help end the “sunset” permanently, keep the film incentives indefinitely! Visit KEEPNCFILM.org NOW and LIKE their Facebook page
REMINDER: Voting in The People’s Choice Awards is still happening! Make sure to vote, vote, and vote again for your NC FILM favorites. Finalist voting ends on Thursday, December 5th! Check out the list of NC Nominees NOW!
Tis the season! Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday! Make sure to shop at one of your local stores! Oh, did I mention ours?From now until Monday, when you shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop, you will get FREE Standard Shipping on minimum order of 2 items. Enter Promo Code: 2FREESHIP during checkout. Get it before Christmas! Deadline for orders to arrive before Christmas is set for December 13. SHOP NOW!
That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB . You can also just post your comments below! Until then, that’s a wrap!!