North Carolina loses another production to Georgia

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Well, we can thank the General Assembly for this news…

I have just been told the original Netflix series starring Winona Ryder which had a close eye on Wilmywood, ultimately decided to go where most do these days. Georgia. A couple of heads of production scouted here last week and were very pleased with Wilmington. The creatives especially. One of the main reasons they really liked Wilmington is it could easily double for the town of Montauk which is located on the very eastern tip of Long Island. It’s a fishing village but also has very expensive estates, and a lot of very old money. Certain areas of Wilmington could perfectly double for Montauk and from what I have been told the creatives agreed.

But money always wins in the end. Because North Carolina is into its new fiscal year with absolutely ZERO dollars for film, Wilmington lost yet another show.

Some folks are saying they are going to Atlanta, however, the closest thing they will get for Montauk is Tybee Island — where they shot Sponge Bob 2. It will be a much harder task to recreate Montauk in Georgia, but until North Carolina gets their shit together (pardon my French), productions will just be a passing ship through the night for us.

Is very heartbreaking as it would have that worked out perfectly especially for the Under the Dome crew who possibly could have rolled over to that show which will be filming through 2016.

300 jobs. Poof.


THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/29/2015 Rumors from the Lot

Okay, it’s time for Rumors from the Lot! Soooo, apparently we had Netflix sniffing around Wilmywood for an untitled original series starring one of my favs, Winona Ryder. She will play the character Joyce in this supernatural thriller. The story-line follows the disappearance of a young boy in the small town of Montauk, New York. They are looking for a September open and an October production start.

Now, that being said, they are of course waiting for you know what—the damn film grant mess to be sorted out. If the NCGA doesn’t get it together soon, they will move on to another state. And you know how it is, once they experience how great Wilmington is due to incredible film crew and location, you know they will come back for more! I will keep you posted on this one.

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WILMYWOOD DAILY EXCLUSIVE: Marvel’s Savage Wolverine



scott lopeI am so excited to get the exclusive on this story.  Our boy, Scott Lope, the founder of Animal Warriors based right here in Wilmington, is now officially a comic book writer!  Who is Scott Lope?  For those who don’t know, Scott is a major animal advocate and was deemed Animal Planet’s Hero of the WARepoYear just a couple of years ago for the work that he did with lions and tigers.  You may have spotted him on the Discovery Channel as the star of Wild Animal Repo (First two episodes are available on Netflix).

Scott is always looking for new avenues to raise awareness about the plight of wild animals.  One medium that has rarely touched on this subject is super hero comic books.  He was able to take his passion to pen and as a lifetime comic geek, found the perfect place to tell the story.  He was hired by Marvel to write a kick ass Wolverine story with superstar artist Phil Jimenez.  The result is Savage Wolverine issues 12 and 13.

“In telling this awesome Wolverine story, we found the perfect place to really make people understand the severity of the poaching epidemic on rhinos and elephants,” Scott said.  “This is truly an extinction event that most people have no idea is happening as we speak.”  He really turned the light on in my brain when he said,  “an elephant is killed for its ivory tusks every 15 minutes.”

elephantWhat?  So, lemme get this straight, while I am watching Sleepy Hollow, there are four elephants killed.  That’s four elephants that are never coming back.  That blows my mind.

The first part of the story (Savage Wolverine issue 12) goes on sale Wednesday, November 27th.  It will be available at all comic book stores nationwide as well as a digital download on

elephantsThe best part (and why I truly LOVE this guy) is that a big portion of any money he personally receives from this project will go to SanWild Rhino Sanctuary in South Africa to protect the animals he so dearly loves!

If you want to help Scott and his Animal Warriors or get involved in any way, contact Scott directly through his facebook page!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 08/26/2013 – Need a pass to Sleepy Hollow? UTD, CIC and more.

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If you missed the revolutionary Revolution.  Season One is now  available on Netflix.  They are in Austin, TX shooting Season 2 which  will premiere September 25th!
The word is finally out.  Remember  a few weeks ago I told you Danny McBride is moving onto another HBO  show, a high-school based one?  This will be the one that Lindsay Lohan could be a part of.  She is interested.   Now, where will they film it?   We can hope, right?

Happy Birthday to Melissa McCarthy.  She turns 42 today!

Tonight on Under the Dome, everyone wants to  know: who is the 4th hand?  Make your predictions NOW on Facebook!  Hell’s Kitchen is the place to be tonight.   Viewing party at 10pm.  Here’s a sneak peek for tonight! Let the games begin!

UTD_ScriptThere are two Under the Dome autographed scripts that are being auctioned off within the next 30 days.  The first script will be part of a silent auction benefiting Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation during their Last Chance for White Pants Gala in Wilmywood.  It’s also an online auction. Register and get your bids in now!

Christmas in Conway is shooting in Forest Hills.

sleepySleepy Hollow starts out the day on Stage 10, then they head to Currie, NC.  Tomorrow night is the big early screen for Sleepy Hollow in Wilmywood at Mayfaire’s Regal Cinemas at 7:30pm  It’s over sold so get there EARLY!!

Have you worked on Sleepy Hollow?  Need a pass?  I am gonna give one away ONLY TO SOMEONE WHO HAS WORKED ON THE SHOW.  I will pick a winner tomorrow morning. Email me now! Subject line: Sleepy Hollow with your name, phone number and job title.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!