BREAKING: Stage Set for Film Rally in Wilmington, NC

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Stage Set for Film Rally in Wilmington, NC

April 24, 2014 (Wilmington, NC) — The North Carolina Production Alliance and the Wilmington Film Commission are hosting the 2nd annual NC Film Rally on Sunday, May 4th. The rally will begin at 5pm at the bottom of Market Street on the Riverwalk, and will focus on the bipartisan support network of the film industry in Southeastern North Carolina.

The rally is to help raise awareness for the vitality of film jobs in preparation for the beginning of the legislative session on May 14th – at which time the film incentive renewal will be examined by lawmakers. Speakers at the rally will include North Carolina legislators, Mayor Bill Saffo, county officials, and special guests from the entertainment industry.

All friends, family members, extras, vendors, supporters, and concerned citizens are encouraged to participate. For more information, visit the NC Production alliance on Twitter, Facebook, and at http://ncproductionalliance.com/.

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/07/2014 Hank and Jed, Under the Dome, and more.

Wooo Hoo!  We made it to the weekend!  I would just like to say that I know the two who die early on in Season two of Under the Dome.  I have to say I am NOT happy about it and I’m not tellin’!  Ha!!  MOVING ON!

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And I gotta give thanks to our ABC affiliate WWAY for the shout out in last night’s newscast about Natalie Martinez‘s leap from CBS to ABC.

Fans from around the world gave over $82,000 to our local production company Hank and Jed Movie Pictures’ Kickstarter Campaign last Spring to bring back their medieval comedy, Doraleous & Associates.  I had the honor of getting the exclusive scoop this week and the Wilmington boys took the time to answer some Doraleous lovers’ questions, including the release date of the new season.

 Are you new to Doraleous & Associates?  Watch the 1st 36 episodes now!  The new season will include 13 episodes and will air on Hank and Jed’s Youtube Channel.

WHAT’S ON TV THIS WEEKEND?

peter jurasikHBO New Movie of the Week: 42 … Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford … But more importantly, it’s got our fabulous Peter Jurasik and our Sleepy Hollow gal Nikki Beharie.  She was nominated for an Image Award for her role for this flick.  If you haven’t seen it, it takes place in 1946.  Branch Rickey(Ford), general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, signs Jackie Robinson(Boseman) to the team in defiance of major league baseball’s notorious color barrier.

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STEVENREMINDER TONIGHT: Universal Publishing Artist Steven Fiore will be appearing live at Post 1200′s Giant Culture this Friday evening. It all begins at 7pm.  This will be an “Austin City Limits” style setting. On the east coast from Los Angeles to work with Art Garfunkel – Steven will captivate the audience the same way he has caught the attention of artists like Kate Vogel, Keith Urban, Alison Krauss and Jason Castro. Regional favorite Howie Day has also used Steven’s music. 5$ seats will sell fast! Buy online with no fees!  BRING YOUR OWN BEER OR WINE & PAY A CORKING FEE!

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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.  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!!

NC FILM MISNOMER: “Most of the Crew Comes From out of State”

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We’ve been trying to put misnomers to rest when we hear them. The latest comment that was made regarding crew when the article was posted about New Hanover County losing $10M IF incentives went away:

“Most of the crew comes from out of State anyway. Sad to hear it though cause if NHC loses that amount money, taxes will probably go up….AGAIN!”

Out of state? As ridiculous as that seems to you, it just goes to show you how many people are misinformed in North Carolina.   But hey, that’s what we who support the NC Film industry are here for, to educate the public, right?

I will let you answer this question.  Let’s start off with the NC Film Production Alliance who has heard similar notions.  Here’s what they say about that on their facebook page:

“Some people believe North Carolina’s film industry only supports temporary workers and movie stars.  However, the film industry is responsible for thousands of permanent jobs for North Carolinians. There are thousands of skilled workers and crew members living and working across the state, and the film industry creates a revenue source for other North Carolina industries such as tourism, construction, and hospitality.”

Folks on Facebook tackled this misnomer as well.  Elizabeth has been hearing this for almost 25 years in the business:

“They think we’re gypsies and move around to wherever the work is. Or that we’re from LA. Someone even told me that they always thought the studio on 23rd St was a photography studio! Or more likely they didn’t know about it at all. I always do my best to tell them that we’re local, own houses, pay taxes,shop, and have kids in school here. We WANT to be here, but if the work leaves, many WILL follow it to GA, SC, or wherever because our crews have experience they can’t get in those places.”

Yvonne’s been in a film family for more than two decades.  She says:

“Films, made-for-TV-movies and TV shows bring in some key people (just like the corporations who come here) and fill the majority of the crew spots with the people you go to church with, whose kids sit next to yours at school and who live right down the street from you. A strong crew base chooses to live in Wilmington because of the community. They pay taxes and spend their paychecks in local stores just like UNCW, NHHN, GE or Corning employers (the other large employers in this area).”

There ya have it.  We’ve had other questions and misnomers come in about the NC Film incentives as well as production.

Check ’em out now and if you have any other questions, please go here and ask away!