THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/08/2015 LMGA recognizes NC Crew members!

Tammy might have been nominated for a Razzie, but it took in over $100 million at the worldwide box office. And we got some congratulations to give out to some NC Film peeps! The Location Managers Guild of America is recognizing our locals Mike Hewett and Lori Russell for Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film for the comedy. The awards ceremony will take place in Beverly Hills, March 7th! Awesome job Mike and Lori, but then again, we expect nothing less! Woo Hoo!

tAMMY_mIKE_mELISSATammy_Mike_MelissaMike was the location manager and Lori was the key assistant location manager. The LMGA only allows two people to be nominated and not the whole location department / team, but kudos goes out to the entire department!

And speaking of Tammy, last night at the People’s Choice Awards, Melissa McCarthy won for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress! Congrats lady!

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Tammy stars Melissa, Ben, Kathy on Wilmington and the NC Film Incentives!

Thanks to Michelle Li, our Wilmington news girl who you see in the trailer for Tammy  got a sweet interview with Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone and Kathy Bates. But even though she moved away, her heart is still here in North Carolina.   Here’s what they say about NC Film Incentives!

Here’s a link to a great article from Wilmington Biz that goes into greater detail. READ NOW!

P.S. GOD I LOVE KATHY BATES!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/26/2014 – Incentives Update, Tammy, Under the Dome, Orlando’s Comedy Show and more.

CollegeFund_NCFilmRallyYesterday during the press conference at the NCGA in Raleigh, the Governor was asked to come to set while the short session is underway before decisions are made and see for himself and fully understand what is at stake.  Also, Mayor Saffo along with Bill Vasser, Susi Hamilton, Ted David and Rep. Moore from Mecklenburg County spoke about how important the incentives are and they are asking the legislators to extend the film incentives for another year before making any decisions.   Please continue to call Speaker Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory‘s office. Tell them your story, let them know what would happen if the film incentives went away. Make it personal. Let them see just how many people if affects and how.

Contact these folks today :

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS, CONTACT THOSE IN YOUR DISTRICThttp://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/

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Lots of Wilmywood love on the talk show circuits as we gear up for two premieres: Tammy and Under the Dome.

First up, it’s Dean Norris on Conan this week. He told a funny story about his time here in Wilmington.

Today, I have the honor of hanging with the awesome Under the Dome cast: Eddie, Rachelle, Colin, Alexander, Dean, Mike, Grace, Karla as well as producers Neal and Jack.  Last chance to submit your questions! Comment below and I will literally ask FOR YOU!

Melissa McCarthy will be on The Daily Show today and her hubby Ben Falcone will be on Live! With Kelly & Michael this morning.

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Did you see my surprise I have for you? Woo Hoo! For those going to the Sunny 104.5 Tammy Premiere this Tuesday, July 1st at 8pm, not only will get to check out the vehicles used in the movie but some lucky movie goer will win an autographed Tammy poster. Get your tickets NOW! They will sell out!

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Sleepyhead Orlando Jones is resetting and gearing up for his Stand-up Comedy Show at Theatre Now at 19 S. 10th St. on Saturday, July 12, 2014. There will be two shows: 7:30pm. & 9pm Tickets will be $45. Tickets will be available online at www.theatrewilmington.com or at their box office. Call 910.399.3NOW for more details. (If it is not up yet on their web site, it will be later today).

ICYMI:  Wilmywood star Jason Sudeikis is in talks to join our North Carolina boy, Zach Galafianakis, along with Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig for the comedy Loomis Fargo or as they are calling it now, “Untitled Armored Car Project.” Jason will play a hit man this time around.  I will keep you posted! Production begins in about two weeks in Asheville and they will head to Wilmington for two weeks as well.

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. WE GOT MORE!

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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY 06/24/2014 HQR talks Film Incentives today, Nicholas Sparks, Melissa McCarthy, Sleepy Hollow and more.

HQRToday on WHQR’s new show, “Coastline,” host Rachel Lewis Hilburn will be discussing the film incentives at 2pm. I highly recommend you listen and call in. Their studio line is: 910-343-1138. You can also tweet them questions and comments during the show @coastlineHQR.

In the meantime, we cannot tire, folks! That’s exactly what they want us to do. Please continue to call Speaker Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory‘s office. Today, I want you to tell them your story, let them know what would happen if the film incentives went away. Make it personal. Let them see just how many people if affects and how.

Contact these folks today :

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS, CONTACT THOSE IN YOUR DISTRICThttp://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/

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Who’s on TV today?

It’s a double Wilmywood Wow on David Letterman! We get to see not only Melissa McCarthy but our Domie Rachelle Lefevre as well!

Meanwhile some more Tammy love will be on Kelly & Michael as Susan Sarandon joins that crazy duo. I wonder if Miss Penny (Susan’s pup) will be there in style?

So, how did Melissa rise to the top as the most fabulous leading lady?

The wait is finally over, Wilmywood! Get ready to see TAMMY one day early! Almost 3000 folks from Wilmington worked hard on this movie, and we think you deserve to catch it BEFORE the release date!

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Join us at Regal Cinemas in Mayfaire Town Center on Tuesday July 1st at 8pm! Come early as we will have Tammy’s 1986 Car and jet ski on display in front of Regal Cinemas – Yes the vehicles used in the movie!
We got tickets to give away and just maybe some special prizes too! Listen to Sunny 104.5 for all the details! See you there!! CLICK HERE FOR FB INVITE!

THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT! BUY TICKETS NOW! 

MaxEhrichNow, back to Under the Dome. Happy birthday day to two Domies today! First up is Max Ehrich who is new to the show,. He plays Hunter, the boy who gets into the Dome. Also, big Robo-birthday wishes to Peter Weller who was just here directing episode 10 of Under the Dome.

comics-boom-studios-sleepy-hollowWithout warning or further details, Boom! Studios sent out this Sleepy Hollow comic cover and it’s gone totally viral in the Twittersphere!  Talk about a tease coming out of nowhere! BOOM! has already produced comic adaptations for Planet of the Apes, Die Hard and 28 Days Later via licensing agreement with 20th Century Fox, so why not, right? I’d buy it!

In case you didn’t believe me months ago, Nicholas Sparks was here, but not for his movie he is currently shooting, The Longest Ride. Nope, it’s the one they are shooting in September, The Choice. He went scouting with his producing buddies. Sure hope he stopped by The Longest Ride set at least to say, “Yo, what’s up? Thanks for making my book into a movie again Wilmington!”

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. WE GOT MORE!

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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/20/2014 Saving NC Film, Melissa McCarthy, Under the Dome, Juliette Lewis and more.

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THANK YOU!  Yesterday, you were amazing.  So, alright North Carolina, get those phones ringing again TODAY! Raleigh needs to hear from EVERYONE! It’s the final countdown! Be nice and polite but tell them to #SaveNCFilm and keep our film incentives!!!

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERShttp://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/

SONY DSCLet’s please give a huge thank you to our Mayor Billy Saffo who spoke out yesterday regarding the film incentives.  He, like us, would like to keep the film incentives the way they are, and spoke out against the grant program.

“Why kill a good thing,” Saffo said. “We have a thousand people that work in this industry, that work here permanently and to lose a thousand jobs would be a tragedy.”  (Speaking about just in the Wilmington area).  And as far as the grant program, Saffo said, “We have been told by the film industry, we have been told by Disney, we’ve been told by every production company that’s working in the state – it will not work.”  READ STORY NOW

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Our beloved Tammy aka Melissa McCarthy made the cover of Rolling Stone. It’s the Summer Double issue which is on stands TODAY! Check her out flexing her muscles for a revealing story that “details her long rise to stardom and (sometimes unusual) acting techniques.” READ NOW.

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This morning Writer/producer Aaron Baiers is teasing Sleepy Hollow fans on twitter, saying they are “already editing ep#203 – and shooting ep#204. Season 2 is off with a BANG!! 3 months to go…”

The 2014 DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS will be presented this Sunday. Max Ehrich, who plays Hunter on this season of Under the Dome, is up for an award for “Outstanding Younger Actor” in a Drama Series for his work on The Young and the Restless. The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards will be available for viewing live at www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 5:00pm on June 22.

Our Domies are heading to the soundstages today.

julietteLOur special agent actress Juliette Lewis turns 41 tomorrow, not looking a day older than 31. She will be returning to Wilmington in a couple of weeks as production for ABC’s Secrets & Lies begins in about four weeks.

It’s day 5 of 46 for The Longest Ride.  They will be downtown today on N 4th. Oona and Jack are back on set today.  Looks like they will also be shooting in Jacksonville as well as Hampstead in the coming days.  Awesome, I dig when they spread the film love across the counties.

StinkyFeetSTINKY FEET needs your sock photos! Stinky Feet is a short family film about a pair of socks and their owner Billy through the years. They want to make their main poster for Stinky Feet the Short, a mosaic from socks. So, grab your phone or camera and lean over and snap a shot and send it to stinkyfeettheshort@aol.com.  If you give them your  name with your sock submission, they will add it to their Sock Sender Thank You list in the notes section of their films Facebook page.

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Please Support Wilmington Film Crew Member Eugene’s Cancer Battle!  

Eugene is a 53 year old kindhearted soul, a wonderful husband and father to two young children.  We wish for our children to have as much joy and normalcy as possible while we battle this horrible disease.  Medical bills, daily care and living expenses add to their emotional stress.   Please help support this film family so they can give Eugene the best care and time well spent.  Thank you for your kindness and generosity. DONATE NOW!

REMINDER: lawsofwrathLaws Of Wrath, written by our Under the Dome director Eriq LaSalle is in stock at Barnes and Noble in Mayfaire. They received a few more SIGNED COPIES!  Get you one before they’re gone!

Get FREE SHIPPING TODAY in the Wilmywood Shop!! Use Voucher Code: T-DAY2014

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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.
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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.  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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/25/2014 Under The Dome, Dwight’s in Town, Red Zone, Biggest Loser Auditions

by Sheila Brothers and April Vickery

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Ladies and Gentleman, please welcome Dwight Yoakam to the stage!  Well, the sound stages anyway!  Yep, THE MAN is here!  Welcome to Wilmywood Dwight!  The UNDER THE DOME folks shoot in the airport area today as well as the sound stages.

RED ZONE starlet, Stefanie Scott is not only celebrating her role in the Nikki Toscano pilot these days, she is also celebrating the release of her single, “I Don’t Wanna Let You Go” on the Radio Disney Charts. Congratulations, Stefanie!  The single will be available on iTunes April 8th.

Meanwhile the cast takes their work VERY seriously!

RED ZONE returns to Ashley High School, but they will be heading to the Forest Hills area later this week.

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If you missed Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone on Ellen last month, here’s another chance, they are airing the repeat today.

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COMMENTS FROM YOU:

: Next time you meet up with the -cast you need to take a selfie with or something haha! *Angelface*

TWD: Okie Dokie, Sarah I’ll see what I can do 🙂

  A tragedy that did not have to happen. Keep our crews and casts safe.”

TWD: Indeed.  Here’s the article we referenced from Rolling Stone:
William Hurt Addresses ‘Midnight Rider’ On-Set Death

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REMINDER: Get ready to dash with your dog!  Or walk!  The 2014 Walk & Dog Dash is THIS Saturday!   Come join us as we raise money and awareness for the programs and services of Canines for Service.  It is a family and pet friendly event including a walk, dog dash, pet photographs, vendors and more.  The Walk is approximately 2 miles around beautiful Hugh MacRae Park beginning between Shelters #5 and #6.  The Dog Dash is an approximate 1.5 mile run with your best canine friend.   Kids 12 and under FREE.  Teens are $15 and adults are $35.   If you register in the next 24 hours, get $10 bucks off (Adult)

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS 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!!