NC FILM: Your mission today!

NORTH CAROLINA FILM SUPPORTERS – 

First, thank you for everything you have done this week! And just so you know, all hope is not lost!  There is still a chance that an amendment will be added this morning on the floor of the House to extend the incentives. It’s not over.  And it is not over BECAUSE of you.  They will reconvene at 8:45am this morning.

Everyone in support of the incentives you have a mission this morning!  Contact as many House members as you can.  Ask them to save NC Film.  Keep our film incentives. Thom Tillis is still on the top of the list.

This is no longer a Finance Committee issue; that’s over. Supporters should focus on the entire House and the Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis!

Also, supporters should keep the conversation nice…apparently there was a lot of negativity coming from people calling in yesterday (even toward legislators who support film), which only makes things worse.

Make sure you tell them to please please please support film and be sure to mention that the film incentives creates and maintains jobs. Losing the incentives means losing jobs.

Again, DO NOT threaten or name call!

Spread the word, call and email NOW before it’s too late.

Here’s the list – GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONTACTS

Please call Speaker ThomTillis and tell him to keep the film incentives in the budget.  Phone: 919-733-3451  

 

Also, in case you haven’t seen it: There is a Petition to the North Carolina State Senate, “Leave the North Carolina Film Incentive alone.”  Sign it today.

 

Wilmington Loses a Treasure

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Andy Griffith & Kevin “Cuz” Davis

Filmmakers and Musicians alike are mourning the loss of a great man.  Kevin Davis, “Cuz” as he was so lovingly called, passed away this weekend.

Kevin crossed over into both the music and film world.  He’s worked on more movies than IMDb listed.  Many knew him as an energetic and ever so loving Grip, but so many knew him as an iconic musician.  From his marching band days at New Hanover High, to the craziest of bands he put together throughout the decades. But no matter which side of the entertainment world, people all agreed he was the most loving and kindest spirits that walked this Earth.

His brother, Scott Davis, also an amazing part of the Wilmington Film Family, will be organizing a fundraising effort.  Please look for that effort, and of course all the love and stories about Cuz in this Facebook group. You are also encouraged to share your own stories.

“Kevin “CUZ” Davis ~A Tribute Page to our loved Friend& Local Rock Legend ♥”

Our loss is Heaven’s gain, and as most people have already said, you know he’s already started a party up there.

A Sleepy Hollow Christmas

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TO THE CAST AND CREW OF SLEEPY HOLLOW:

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the lot,
creatures still stirring, til every scene was shot.
The horsemen galloped to the cemetery with care,
in hopes that Ichobod Crane soon would be there.

The film crew wished they were all snug in their beds,
while visions of a day off danced in their heads.
And Alexis in her ‘kerchief, and Darwin in his cap,
just knew this Christmas, there’d be no long winter’s nap.

On the roof of Stage 10, the crew heard such a clatter,
Jefferson yelled out, “Hey, fly out that ladder!”
Away to the window for a set dec redo,
Sullivan opened the shutter, “Hey look, it’s unit two.”

The moon was up, the cast and crew ready,
“Let’s do this!” exclaimed DP John Leonetti.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but Headless himself and an ax quite near.

The shot was well done, on to wardrobe real quick,
Geneveive gets them to Screen Gems in a fast lick!
More rapid than eagles, his coursers they came,
Ken Olin whistled and shouted and called them by name:

“Now Mison! Now Beharie!
Now, Gonzalez and Cho!
On, Winter! On, Greenwood!
On, Stenberg and Jones!
To the top of the set!
To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away!
Dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before Greens made fly,
“Too much crunching noise, Rebecca” said Michael, the sound guy.
So off to North 3rd St, all of them flew,
with trucks full of gear, Cinema Catering too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof,
it was Beavis’ effects that went BOOM and POOF!
As Iscove and Blake turned scripts out and around,
down Princess Street Tom Mison came with a bound.

He was dressed perfectly vintage, from head to toe,
and hair and make up, nailed it, ready to go!
The bundled up crew was so cold in the night,
“Action” was called, yep they got it right!

The crew, they slaved, but were all still merry,
their cheeks were like roses, their noses like cherries!
Sixteen hours in, almost done for the day,
but was the finale done?  Nope, just part way!

Back at the office, they had paperwork miles long,
Lisa and Hope made sure nothing was wrong.
Josh and Stacee had so much to do,
Karen and Shannon’s list grew and grew.

Hartley worked hard like a jolly old elf,
“Gotta stay on budget,” he sternly said to himself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
soon gave FOX word they had nothing to dread.

Sleepy Hollow fans eager, ready for more,
waiting for January is too much to endure.
So they watched again, oh yes, they replayed,
the 13th and 20th their next special days.

“Cast and crew, we love you!” We exclaimed, we yelled.
“You deserve more kudos then we can possibly tell!”
So, with that being said, before we turn off the lights,

“Happy Christmas from Wilmywood, and to all a good night!”

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/10/2013 Sleepy Hollow Film Crew plays Secret Santa for Wilmington Families and more!

SG10Major rumors are swirling about the NC Film Crew. Apparently, they deserve kudos and candy canes.  The  locations department of Sleepy Hollow decided to give back this year to complete strangers.  They took donations from the hundreds of crew members working on Sleepy Hollow, every department, and together they raised $1000!  They headed to Toys R Us and played Secret Santa,  secretly paying off 18 layaway plans at the toy store.  I called the production office for confirmation. As an added bonus, the store manager informed one of the crew members that Toys R Us is also going to make a matching donation to Toys For Tots! Now if that doesn’t inspire you to pay it forward, dunno what will!

The ratings for last night’s episode of Sleepy Hollow will come out later today – I will give you the full report in a separate blog on how The Golem performed.  The Sleepyheads are running two units, both filming on the lot today.

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UTD_DVDCutie Pie, Hunter, with Wilm on Film, released the Under the Dome dates.  Looks like they will open offices on January and production will begin in March. And for the record, give some kudos to Hunter.  He is a lot like me, underpaid, an army of one and collecting a lot of great production news. Ha! You go boy!

Wilmington Regional Film Commission_1Reminder:  I know I’ve talked about this a lot, but it has been a while.  If you got a really cool or interesting property, and think it would be a great location for film, contact the Wilmington Film Commission at (910) 343-3456 or commish@wilmingtonfilm.com. Properties can be anything from a large lot, warehouse, barn to a farm, restaurant, shop, or simply your house.

keepncDon’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 again and I sure would LOVE YOU if you voted for The Wilmywood Daily for “BEST BLOG!” Nominations end December 12th! And hey if you wanna nominate Sheila Brothers for “Best Local Radio Personality,” I won’t mind that either!  Ha!  But hey, yes indeed, it is not all about me or the blog, 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.”VOTE NOW!

 Shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop! Deadline for orders to arrive before Christmas is set for December 13. 3 DAYS LEFT!  SHOP 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 .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!