THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/03/2014 Superbowl Commercial shot in NC, Ex-Oscar Nom fires back, and more.

Happy Monday!  Are you still recovering or revving to go? Well, whether you are into football or not, common ground is found when it comes to the commercials.  They had a handful of great ads, and one of them was shot right here in North Carolina.

4 Perf Productions

4 Perf Productions

Some of our NC Film Crew worked on this funny one! The Diet Dew Dale Call.  The fabulous Patrick Borowiak, Sean Yaple, John McIntyre, and Kane Pearson were all in the Camera Dept. from Wilmington.  I was told the rest of the crew was mainly from Charlotte.

Check out the remote head they used from 4 Perf Productions for the commercial and find out what other productions they’ve used this bad boy on.  Find 4 Perf on Facebook.

On the local commercial front, give it up for our local boy Michael Rosander!  Seriously, how great was it to see Michael doing that O’Brien Heating and Air Commercial! Awesome dance moves, Rosander!  Awesome dance moves!

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bansheeNow if you missed it on Friday there are two things for you to know.  First, congrats to out NC shot show, Banshee, although they didn’t say if they would continue to film in NC, Cinemax announced a Season 3 pick up.  Hopefully it is implied.

Also, Moviemaker not only gave Wilmington some love as they put us at #2  on the list of top small cities that is the best place to live and work as a movie maker, but Asheville came in at #1 as the best town!  Go NC Film go!

oscarrevokedThursday, we told you about the big Oscar revoke for our 3rd nomination for a  NC shot film.  Well guess what?  Bruce Broughton is hitting back. According to Deadline, the composer, whose title song from NC shot Alone Yet Not Alone fired back just hours after the Academy issued its latest statement on the matter — Broughton’s PR guy Ray Costa made it an open letter.  READ THE OPEN LETTER NOW

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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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/24/2014 – NC Oscar Qualifying Fest, Actors Info, Wilmywood Deemed One of the Best, Marty Siu and more!

FINALLY we made it to Friday!  Man, is it me or did this week feel like the LONGEST week ever?  Well, let’s get right to it!

riverrun-logoFILMMAKERS GET READY!  Winston-Salem’s own RiverRun International Film Festival announced this week that it has been accepted as a qualifying festival for the Oscars in the Documentary Short Subject award category. Evan Vetter, are you listening?  Tony Morin?  Rob Hill?

This is huge news for North Carolina Filmmakers.  Entering your film and trying to attend festival can get really expensive, so it’s nice to have an Oscar qualifying festival in our state.  This new change to River Run allows  documentary shorts to forgo a standard theatrical run, provided that winning films otherwise comply with Academy rules. Now in its 16th year, RiverRun will run April 4-13 in downtown Winston-Salem.

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logoWe were doin’ a little touchdown dance when this news came out yesterday.  WILMYWOOD is #2 in Moviemaker Magazine’s Best Places to Live & Work as a Moviemaker in 2014

The article sited of course 3 of our flicks  were in the top grossing films of 2013.  I think our NC Film crew can take full credit for that.  That’s right!  Your welcome Iron Man!  Moviemaker also sites our North Carolina’s tax incentives, the increase of the project cap from $7.5 to $20 million.  But my favorite part was the last sentence which came from  Aaron Syrett, Director of our NC Film Office:

“If producers are not looking at North Carolina, they’re not doing their jobs!”

Haha!  Yeah, you right!  Tell ’em Aaron!  If you notice, the #1 cities are not mentioned.  You gotta buy the mag to find out. Gotta say that is pretty smart marketing plan on their part.  It hits the shelves on Tuesday.  So who is going to be #1 in the big cities?   Atlanta?  New Orleans?

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nonoOkay  – Moving on.  I gotta complaint yesterday that actors were directly contacting Principal Casting Directors.   So, I said I would try to help in this department.  If you are a working actor, then you know this is a HUGE no-no.  This does not help you!  Okay, but you know what,  after giving it some thought, I know you don’t wanna hear it from me.

We should  probably get an expert to chime in on this subject.  I will let Casting Director Marty Siu give you some insight on this topic.  LISTEN NOW!

By the way, when I called Marty she was surrounded by a film crew who is shooting a Suicide Prevention Film.  She believes that this is a very important issue, so not only has she volunteered her time being part of the crew, but her son Logan Siu has volunteered his acting skills to bring this film to life! Way to give back Siu family! This little flick is written and directed by Missy Beasley and also stars Rebekah Cohen.  It is being produced by Clout Motion Pictures!

BEST_OF_2014_VoteREMINDER: ENCORE BEST OF MASQUERADE BALL will be Saturday, February 8th at the Brooklyn Arts Center.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Winners will be announced that night! BUY TICKETS NOW!

I wonder since it’s a ball this year, if I will have to get dolled up?

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That just about does it for me; I will have the Wilmywood Week In Review for you tomorrow and more Wilmywood updates for you Monday morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning Sheila does “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!!