THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/24/2013 – First Look at Sleepy Hollow’s “Vessel”, 2014 film slate and more.

Yay!  Christmas is almost here!  I hope everyone enjoys it to the fullest.  A few things to report this morning until I head off on vacation.  No worries, I won’t be too far if anything breaks!


Looking into the new year, it’s looks like Wilmywood will be quite busy, so let’s review about what we’ve been talking about over the last six weeks.
  • Mattel’s Max Steel will be the first out of the gate for 2014, with offices opening in January, production beginning in February.
  • Not far behind will be the return of Under the Dome, opening offices in January as well, but production won’t begin until March.
  • Bolden! is still slated to reopen offices in January, but no definitive dates set for production.
  • Next slated to hit the town is up in the air as we have Loomis Fargo, and the return of Sleepy Hollow for Season Two in mid to late spring.  No solids dates as of yet.
  • The Legend of McCoy Mountain & The Gold 45 Revolver is also still up in the air for this spring as well, but we don’t know where in NC they will be filming yet, so can’t put this one in the Wilmywood bucket quite yet.


The Sleepy folks got to rush home for the holidays.  They will resume working on the EPIC finale of Sleepy Hollow on Friday.  My production sources told me they plan on shooting at least until the 30th.  Over the weekend, I decided to write a ‘lil ode to the cast and crew.  If you haven’t seen it or heard it (yes, I did a live read on the air, couldn’t resist), CHECK IT OUT NOW!


Now is the time to watch back to back episodes of Sleepy Hollow, this season’s hottest new show! Binge baby Binge!  From the pilot to episode 10, watch them all  on FOX on Demand, & FOXNOW before it returns in January with all-new episodes.

Episode 11 titled “Vessel” airs January 13th and the big 2 hour finale (Episode 12/13 combo, titled  “The Indispensable Man,” and “Bad Blood.”) on January 20th.  Don’t forget the finale begins an hour earlier at 8pm EST.

Well, I am so glad one of these is back.  If you remember a few years back we had a 24 (One Take) and 36 hour (Final Cut) film fest here in Wilmywood.  Well the lovely Ashlea Kosikowski over at WECT reports a 54 hour film fest will be in full swing this spring.  Check out her story here or visit the film fest’s FB page.

BEST_OF_2014_VoteVOTE VOTE VOTE!  Encore Magazine has released their Best Of Nominees and you can VOTE NOW.  I would like to thank all of you who nominated me for:

  • Best Local Radio Personality – Sheila Brothers
  • Best Morning Show – Sheila Brothers
  • Best Blog – The Wilmywood Daily

I would LOVE your vote!  Some highlights: I think you will definitely wanna vote on these three categories.

  • Best Thing to Happen in ILM 2013:  Film/TV Production, Ziggy’s Opening, California Roots: Carolina Sessions.
  • Best Local Independent Film: Pieces of Talent, Bound by Sea, Children of Salt
  • Best Local Filmmaker: Joe Stauffer, Keith Welborn, Brannigan Carter.  So, go on get to votin‘!!

TVBestOf2’s “Best Of” is under way, and the site has our NC shot television shows on the list. Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, Homeland, Banshee and Eastdown and Bound. Check out all the NC Nominees and VOTE!  

That just about does it for me; Merry Christmas from The Wilmywood Daily!  Got Scoop?  Email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/11/2013 Max Steel Tests For Lead Roles, Times Like Dying, A Holiday Party and more!

Let the testing begin!  We’ve got a few choice actors and actresses fighting for two top notch roles in the upcoming flick, Max Steel, soon to be shot here in Wilmywood.  Of course, the top spot is Max himself.  And as for the female role, The Tracking Board reports it is currently listed as “undisclosed.”

MaxSteel Test

Anyhow, from left to right, here are the contenders ladies and gentleman!  (“Prisoners”, “Lost”),   (“Necessary Roughness”), and Noah Silver (“The Borgias”) are testing to play Max. For the undisclosed female role both  (“Parenthood”, “Ironside”) and  (“The Nine Lives of Chloe King”, “The Gates”) are in the running.  Who do you think will be heading to Wilmywood?

An Indiegogo campaign had begun for the short film Times Like Dying.  Lemme just say, they had me at Evan Vetter, who is in my personal top 5 favorite filmmakers in Wilmington.  Of course he’s is teaming up with some other very loved filmmakers as well: Shon Blotzer, Anthony Reynolds and Parrish Stikeleather.  You’re money will be very well spent with these guys involved.  So, spot them a 5 or so.  You will be glad you did! Times Like Dying is a 20-minute narrative short film set in the Post-Civil War South involving a man named Percy Dixon and his brothers who are stuck with no good options. They are facing the loss of their family farm and backed into a corner. They decide the only way to save their livelihood is to rob a bank. After the robbery, the Dixon clan become separated, but rendezvous at a small farm where they have a chance encounter with a lawman who has seen better days. Over the course of the night, the truth of their actions is discovered. Loyalties are tested. Hostages are taken. Surviving the night begins to outweigh saving the farm. tscc3 E_EtcThe Eclectic Etc. is having their Grand Opening/Holiday Party this Saturday night from 6:00pm-9:00pm. There will be Live Jazz music as well as lite bites.  All ages welcome. The store is one of many vendors for the film industry. Filmmaker Erica Dunton will be in attendance as she has joined The Eclectic Etc. selling clothing and accessories that have been used in previous movies like The 27 Club,to.get.her and much more.  Come meet her and others within the Screen Gems family!!! (831 South Kerr Avenue. Call 910-395-9979 for details.)  CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK INVITEkeepnc

Don’t be confused, yes there is a second petition for you to sign.  They decided we should have a petition that focused strictly on ending the sunset.  I agree, so yes you have one more petition to sign, but as you know it only takes 20 seconds or less to do so!  SIGN PETITION NOW! BEST_OF_2014_VoteEncore is doing the “Best of” issue. Only two more days to nominate your favorites! Remember The Wilmywood Daily for “BEST BLOG!” Nominations end December 12th! Make sure you vote for “Favorite Filmmaker” whoever you love here in Wilmywood.  We got a lot of incredible local filmmakers in this town! They are all on page 3 under “arts, entertainment and media.” NOMINATE NOW!

 Shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop! Deadline for orders to arrive before Christmas is set for December 13. 2 DAYS LEFT!  SHOP NOW!


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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/18/2013 Call to Action for NC Film, Christmas in Conway, Max Steel and more!

Goood Morning!  Lots to chat about!  First, let’s talk about a new grassroots campaign that has just launched.  It’s a “Call to Action” for NC Crew Members, Vendors and most importantly Voters!  Here’s the schpeel from me!

Don’t just watch it, DO SOMETHING!  Visit NOW.  Help end the “sunset” permanently, keep the film incentives indefinitely!


A lovely RUMOR from the Lot.  Over the weekend, my sources told me that we may be hearing an announcement soon about  Mattel Entertainment could indeed be bringing us Max Steel.   We can chalk this up as rumor but we will find out soon enough because they are reported to open up offices in January 2014. READ ENTIRE STORY NOW


The countdown to the Christmas in Conway premiere on ABC has us 13 days away.  Here is a sneak peek!

39th Annual People's Choice Awards - ShowREMINDER:  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!

Ready for Headless?  Tonight on Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod confronts the Headless Horseman and learns the Horseman’s true motives. Don-don-dooon! It’s the Necromancer!

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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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!