NC-Filmed ‘The Disappointments Room’ in theaters September 9th

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The supernatural thriller, The Disappointments Room, which filmed in the Greensboro area in the fall of 2014 is hitting theaters next week.

It’s about a mother who moves her family out to the country. The poor mother’s sanity begins slipping as she learns about the house’s bloody past and is afflicted by visions of a dead girl.

The film stars Kate Beckinsale.

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‘Max Steel’ Trailer is Here! New Release Date!

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It’s been almost 18 months since Dolphin and Open Road Films swam on into Wilmywood to begin production on Max Steel and we’ve been like, “Where is this movie?” Yes, we’ve been hearing nothing but crickets!  The movie stars Ben Winchell as Max McGrath along with Ana Villafañe, Andy Garcia and Maria Bello. But finally we have our selves a trailer!!!  It’s the Spanish trailer, but in English. If you remember, Mattel’s Max Steel franchise has a HUGE following especially in South America. So, I guess that makes sense. Anyone else SUPER pumped?! The new release date is Friday, October 21, 2016.

MAX STEEL – MATTEL/DOLPHIN/OPEN ROAD 
STATUS: Production began April 29, 2015
PRODUCERS: Bill O’Dowd,  Julia Pistor
WRITER: Christopher Yost
DIRECTOR: Stewart Hendler
LP: David Grace
CAST: Ben Winchell,  Ana Villafañe, Andy Garcia, Maria Bello

16 year old Max McGrath is discovering that he’s got a strange electric energy that emanates from him when he’s upset or excited, and it’s starting to grow beyond his control. With his scientist father dead and his mom Molly unwilling to talk about what really happened in the accident that killed him, Max is resigned to trying to fit in to yet another new school–where he finds himself attracted to the quirky, independent-minded Sydney and develops a friendship with an old colleague of his dad’s, Miles Edwards. But the most startling thing that happens to Max is the arrival of a small, crab-like alien named Steel, whose memory may be faulty but who knows one thing for certain: he’s there to protect Max, and he’s been sent by Max’s father.

Your complete list of One Tree Hill events THIS weekend!

This is gonna be one helluva One Tree Hill Weekend!  Not just at the Wilson Center at CFCC, but there are quite a few events where you can go hang out with cast members from One Tree Hill with or without an event pass.

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Of course, the best event is Inside OTH, hands down! Tons of Q & As, Meet N Greets, Autographs, photo ops, even a dinner with the cast. AND if you remember locals get a 20% discount to the event! (Call or stop by the box office for the discount). But let’s take a walk out of the event center and see what else is in store!

THURSDAY:

TREE HILL Scavenger Hunt – w/ Special Guest Antwon Tanner aka Skills. (SOLD OUT)
While the hunt is sold out, they are still looking for volunteers. They just need you to hand out clues to fans at assigned locations. You could involve you whole family! Still sounds like fun, being a volunteer. Contact ASAP if you can help! Email: othmerch@gmail.com or Call Debi at 480-295-9033

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FRIDAY:

Bethany Joy Lenz & her Fire Pit Band (SOLD OUT)
Bourgie Nights @ Manna Ave.
127 Princess St, Wilmington NC 28401

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The Tree Hill Experience with Hilarie Burton and Antwon Tanner (TICKETS AVAILABLE)
Come Karaoke with Peyton and Skills
Ziggy by the Sea
208 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 769-4096
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SATURDAY:

Insider Tour of Tree Hill  (TICKETS AVAILABLE)
Take a one-hour trolley ride and see some of your favorite locations from the show. To make this a real Insider experience, your guide will be either Colin Fickes (“Jimmy Edwards”), Cullen Moss (“Junk”), or Vaughan Wilson (“Fergie”).

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Michael May (AKA Jamie’s friend Chuck) with special guest Will King. (TICKETS AVAILABLE)
Browncoat Theatre
111 Grace St, Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 341-0001
Show from 8pm-10pm (doors open at 7:30).

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SUNDAY:

Insider Tour of Tree Hill (TICKETS AVAILABLE)
Take a one-hour trolley ride and see some of your favorite locations from the show. To make this a real Insider experience, your guide will be either Colin Fickes (“Jimmy Edwards”), Cullen Moss (“Junk”), or Vaughan Wilson (“Fergie”).

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Michael May (AKA Jamie’s friend Chuck) with special guest Will King.  (TICKETS AVAILABLE)
The Reel Cafe
100 South Front Street
Wilmington, NC
Doors: 5:30 PM
Show: 7:00 PM (ends at 10:00 PM)

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Dare Night!
Hosted By Michael Copon (Felix Taggaro, Season 2) & OTHmerch! (TICKETS AVAILABLE)
Yep, relive Season 2 of One Tree Hill with Felix!!  Michael will also be hanging out all weekend long in Wilmington. Make sure you get his  photo and autographs.

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Shantel’s Surprise Party hosted by Hilarie Burton and Robert Buckley
(TICKETS AVAILABLE )
Dead Crow Comedy Room
265 N. Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-399-1492
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Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland joins ‘Dirty Dancing’ Cast

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Yep! This just in! According to Deadline Sarah Hyland has been cast as Baby’s older sister Lisa Houseman in Dirty Dancing which will be filming here in North Carolina beginning next month. This is a TV movie which will be aired on ABC.  The three-hour remake will include Cole Prattes as Johnny,  Abigail Breslin as Baby.  Nicole Scherzinger and Debra Messing also star. Production begins in April in Buncombe and Jackson counties.

 

PRESS RELEASE: North Carolina Awards Three Film & Entertainment Grants

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Press release from the North Carolina Department of Commerce:

North Carolina Awards Three Film & Entertainment Grants

Raleigh, N.C. – N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla III and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced three productions will receive funds from the North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant program. Each recipient will begin production within the next 60 days.

“Two of our grantees are returning to film in North Carolina and that is exactly what we want- repeat business,” said Secretary Skvarla. “We want to continue long term relationships on both the big and small screen.”

The three-hour filmed musical event “Dirty Dancing,” the independent feature film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” and a new television event series “Shots Fired” will film in North Carolina. The three projects combined are expected to have direct in-state spending of more than $64.5 million while creating approximately 7,600 job opportunities in the state.

DebraMessingDirty Dancing is an adaption of the beloved 1987 hit romantic drama and instant movie classic, which was shot in part in North Carolina. Produced by Lionsgate Television in association with Allison Shearmur Production, the TV event—starring Academy Award-nominated actress Abigail Breslin (“Freak Show,” “Scream Queens,” “Little Miss Sunshine”) and Emmy Award-winning actress Debra Messing (“The Mysteries of Laura,” “Smash,” “Will & Grace”) and singer, dancer, actor Colt Prattes (P!nk’s music video “Try,” “Rock of Ages”)—will air domestically on ABC. The production will take place in the state’s western region, including Jackson and Buncombe Counties among other locations. The eligible grant amount is up to $4 million.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is an independent feature-length film about a small town mother who confronts the local police department as to why there are still no answers in regard to the death of her teenage daughter seven months ago. The production is being produced by the UK’s Blueprint Pictures in conjunction with Film4 and Fox Searchlight Pictures. It will also base out of the state’s western region with filming taking place in Jackson and Buncombe counties among other locations. The eligible grant amount is up to $3,106,772.

SanaaLathanShots Fired is a series from 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television that will base out of Charlotte. The series examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town and will star Sanaa Lathan (“The Perfect Guy,” “Love & Basketball”) as an expert investigator who digs into the cases, alongside a special prosecutor sent to the town by the Department of Justice, to seek justice before the divided town erupts. The eligible grant amount is up to $9 million

“North Carolina continues to be a choice location for a variety of projects and the latest recipients, who will join previously awarded productions in the Wilmington and Research Triangle areas, show that this industry is indeed statewide,” said Guy Gaster, director of the North Carolina Film Office within the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. “In addition to job opportunities for many of our state’s highly-skilled film professionals, these projects will also help stimulate economic activity in the communities in which they film.”

The North Carolina Film and Entertainment Grant provides financial assistance to attract productions that will stimulate economic activity and create jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet direct in-state spending requirements to qualify for grant funds.

Why NC Film supporters in NHC must vote in the Primaries.

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The primaries are coming up on March 15th and whether you are affiliated or unaffiliated with any party, I can tell you, it is crucial that we get the right representative in the NC House when it comes to NC Film. NC House District 20 is saying goodbye to Rick Catlin. Who will replace him?

There are two choices. None from the Democratic side. There are two Republicans that are running. Tammy Covil and Holly Grange. Catlin is rooting for Covil and from what I hear is going out with a bang when it comes to film.  I’ve heard from multiple sources that Catlin’s last hurrah is attempting to try to change the House members’ minds about NC Film.

The House was our friend last time around, it was the Senate that gave us most of the trouble. So, the last thing we need is less support from the NC House and it is CRUCIAL for you to vote in the upcoming primary. Why?

Because there are no Democrats running and two Republicans who are. Only one of which can win the primary. Whoever wins the primary will win the seat.

Holly Grange is our only hope who is extremely pro-film.

Covil, is NO FRIEND to NC Film. Let’s also not forget, now more than ever, we need more Republican support for NC Film.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are registered as an Independent or Unaffiliated, you can still vote in the primaries!

You will be asked which party you want to vote for. I personally will be choosing the Republicans this time around. There is too much at risk not to.

GO TO CANDIDATE LIST NOW

The One-Stop Absentee period for the 2016 Primary Election begins on Thursday, March 3, 2016 and ends on Saturday, March 12, 2016. To see the One-Stop voting schedule for the 2016 Primary, click here.

So please, if you support NC Film, get to the polls during the One-Stop period or on the day of March 15th! If you are able to vote in NC House District 20, please support Holly Grange.

 

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/04/2016 -More Cast Revealed for SIX, Premiere Party tonight, and more.

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WILMYWOOD MOVIE PREMIERE

THE CHOICE premiers everywhere this Friday, however many of the Wilmington peeps who worked on the flick are going to see it tonight at 7pm at Mayfaire’s Regal Cinemas!  And yes, you are invited to join in on the fun!

NC FILM GRANT CASH

As you know TNT’s Good Behavior and History Channel’s SIX will both film in Wilmywood, but how much of the grant did they get? Together, the NC Film Office says they are expected to have direct in-state spending of more than $57 million while creating approximately 2,900 job opportunities in the state.

Good Behavior is eligible for a grant amount of up to $6,603,003.
SIX is eligible for a grant amount of up to $7,215,671.

ADDITIONAL CAST FOR SIX:

Barry SloaneDeadline reports Revenge alum Barry Sloane landed the role of John “Bear” Graves, the recently appointed leader of Seal Team Six, a group of elite soldiers who take on the most high-risk military special ops missions in the world. This Brit will be making his way from across the pond later this month.

EdwinHodgeAlso cast in SIX is Edwin Hodge. You might’ve seen him in Chicago Fire or perhaps The Purge. Hodge will take on the role of Robert Chase III, one of the seals-in-training being considered for Ortiz’s replacement. He completes challenges quickly but makes a few rookie mistakes.

These two handsome gentlemen joins previously cast Dominic Adams and Juan Pablo Raba.

REALITY & DIY SHOWS

HGTV is bringing Hunting Vintage Television Series to Wilmywood for a couple of weeks.  You might spot them in the downtown area, on Wrightsville Ave. and on Country Club Road beginning on Febraury 8th.

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UNCW Alum Jordan Sasser made it through another round on American Idol last night.

NC CREW MEMBER BENEFIT

The extremely loved local stunt woman Tina Wanner is battling cancer. A very rare type of ureter and renal cancer. So rare, in fact, that her doctor is calling it the “Tina Wanner Cancer.”

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There is a Tina Wanner Benefit Concert coming up on Saturday, March 5th.  If you can’t make, you can still donate. SEE DETAILS NOW: FACEBOOK INVITE