THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/08/2014 Another feature film for NC?, Aaron Syrett resigns, Secrets & Lies and more.

JohnElvisIt’s was Episode 2 for Under The Dome, Season 2 last night on CBS and one of our favorite Domies, John Elvis who plays Ben was back in town to watch the action packed show with our beloved local Chester’s Millers downtown Wilmington at Hell’s Kitchen during the Barrettviewing party. Actor Barrett Carnahan took the night off from Sleepy Hollow to show support and have a little fun with friends while in town. A good time was had by all. John will be leaving midweek.  We will miss ya buddy! Thanks to Mary Jo Jackson for the pics!

We’ll see how Under the Dome did rating-wise later today.   Our Domies are in Currie today while Sleepy Hollow is at Hoggard High School and then Forest Hills.  The Longest Ride is at Atlantic Auto and CFCC.

Timothy BusfieldNow if you remember Tim Busfield is playing Benjamin Franklin is season 2 of Sleepy Hollow.  Well, it looks like ABC’s Secrets & Lies is borrowing him.  As a director.  Look for Secrets & Lies to begin production in about two weeks.

ABC’s Secret & Lies is still accepting crew resumes.  Send your resumes with position in the subject line to:


Sleepy Hollow is returning to the San Diego Comic Con coming up on Friday, July 25th GET DETAILS NOW!

Although we’ve already seen this on Netflix, North Carolina shot Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 is officially out on DVD and Blu-Ray today.

NCFILM OFFICECORRECTION: Director the NC Film Office Aaron Syrett did not resign.  Due to a reduction in workforce, Aaron will no longer be at the North Carolina Film office as of July 31st.   He did not leave in the middle of the battle.  This is so sad.  Aaron’s been helping keep things alive over the past 7 years.  We wish him well.  Looks like Production Services Executive Guy Gaster is filling in Aaron’s position.  We don’t know if this is permanent or temporary. More details will be released in the coming days.


RumorslogoThe feature film currently titled, One & Two is currently is said to begin setting up shop later this month in North Carolina.  It’s about two siblings living in a remote area who have supernatural powers but they are and have been stifled by their overbearing father.  Producing in Kim Sherman.  Andrew Droz Palermo is the director.  Not too many other details about this one.  Where in North Carolina is still unknown.  Let’s log this one still as a rumor.  No one has said boo about this one…yet at least.

A lot of people have asked me about the Civil War based pilot coming from Disney.  I am still being told, they are waiting until a decision is made on the film incentives before they decide on North Carolina or Virginia.  Hate to say it, but my gut tells me they are going north for this one.  (please let me be wrong).



I think we can all find the time.  Everyone has a lunch break.  Here are the folks you need to contact everyday this week!  Tell them to extend the film incentives for another year!

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

Sen. Phil Berger (President Pro Tempore)
PHONE: 919-733-5708

Sen.  Bill Rabon

Rep. Julia Howard
PHONE: 919-733-5904

If you have time, also include others on the Sen. Finance Chairs:

Sen. Bob Rucho
(919) 733-5655

Sen. David Curtis
(919) 715-3038

Sen. Ron Rabin
(919) 733-5748


Perhaps a letter to the editor of the Star News is more your kind of thing? We are urging crew members and small businesses to express their feelings on the matter and tell them how losing film would effect you.

Tricia Vance – Letters to the Editor

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


NC FILM UPDATE: “5,700 production days, $254 million in spending and 25,000 job opportunities in 2013”


Television Series Fuel Strong Year for Film Industry in North Carolina

5,700 production days, $254 million in spending and 25,000 job opportunities in 2013


PRESS RELEASE:  Raleigh, N.C. — Popular television productions fueled one of the strongest years experienced by the film industry in North Carolina.

More than 60 productions registered with the N.C. Film Office and filmed in North Carolina in 2013. Those productions amassed a record-high of more than 5,700 production days with filming taking place in more than 30 of the state’s 100 counties.

“In addition to our state’s beauty, we’ve developed the workforce and artists that make North Carolina an ideal place to produce quality projects efficiently,” said Governor McCrory.

Year-end projections show television and film productions had a direct in-state spend in excess of $254 million and created more than 4,000 well-paying crew positions for the state’s highly skilled workforce. These productions created nearly 25,000 job opportunities (full time equivalent and temporary jobs), including talent and background extra positions, for North Carolinians. These numbers are the second highest in the industry’s history for in-state spending by productions as well as total job opportunities created.

Television series headlined production in North Carolina in 2013. Five major series—the summer’s top show “Under The Dome,” this fall’s breakout series “Sleepy Hollow,” the second season of Cinemax’s top series “Banshee,” the third season of the award winning Showtime series “Homeland” and the final season of HBO’s “Eastbound and Down”—all filmed in the state.

Production on the feature films “Tammy,” “Careful What You Wish For,” “The Ultimate Life,” “The World Made Straight,” “Grass Stains,” “The Squeeze,” “Captive” and “Tusk” also took place in North Carolina. Made-for-television movies also had a strong presence as “Christmas In Conway,” Norman Rockwell’s “Shuffleton Barbershop” and “The Perfect Summer” all were filmed and aired in 2013. National commercials for Mountain Dew, ESPN, NASCAR, Planters, Audi and Fiat also shot in the state.

“The film industry continues to have a major impact on the state’s economy and provide job opportunities for thousands of North Carolinians,” said Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker. “It is great to see our state continue its success in the industry.”

Beyond the more than $254 million in direct spending, additional spending and job creation has taken place on numerous lower budget projects and commercials.

“The past three years have produced unheralded numbers in direct in-state spending and job opportunities,” said NC Film Office Director Aaron Syrett.

Established in 1980, the North Carolina Film Office is part of the N.C. Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development in the N.C. Department of Commerce. Its primary responsibilities are to recruit productions to the state by marketing the many assets—including the resources, crew base, established infrastructure and locations statewide—North Carolina has to offer. In addition, the film office assists productions with permitting and other logistics and works hand-in-hand with regional film commissions in the Wilmington, Research Triangle, Piedmont Triad, Charlotte and Western regions of the state. Since its creation, 400+ projects have filmed in the state, directly spending over $1 billion and creating more than 100,000 job opportunities for crew, talent and extras.

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