THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/10/2014 Gov’s False Claim of Abuse, Emmy Noms for NC Film and More.

In an excellent article in the Star News, film supporters and industry leaders are firing back at the Governor’s claim of abuse of the film incentive and we have proof that his statements are completely false.

starnewsPat McCrory said the state paid Comedy Central $400,000 when The Daily Show with Jon Stewart came in and covered the democratic convention. But after checking the audit records, the production company received $190,211 from the incentive not the 400k. They spent a total of $760,846 here in North Carolina.

Now, we all know the truth, however, the general public only hears so much. These are the kind of things that get people to believe all the false rumors and myths about our film industry. McCrory just spews out misinformation and goes about his business. I would like a retraction from him on his statement, and I think we should all call for it.  It is our industry that the governor is abusing, not the other way around.  READ ARTICLE NOW!

And if you would like to join me in asking our governor to retract his false statement, please do!

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

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So where’s everyone at today? Under the Dome, is in Currie and Soundstages, The Longest Ride back at the Cameron Art Museum, and Sleepy Hollow had a long day and night.  They will resume shooting this afternoon.

Special thanks to The Today Show showing a Sunrise Shot from Wilmington , N.C. , with background music of John Legend singing,  “All Of Me “!

homelandThe Emmy Nominations are out and we congratulate our North Carolina Productions.   For Best Lead actress in drama series, it’s Claire Danes for her performance in Homeland which was shot in Charlotte and yes our own Sleepy Hollow got a nod too for Outstanding Original Music!

Catch up or refresh your memory at Fox.com you can watch full episodes of Sleepy Hollow . Right now they have episodes 9-13 up for your headless enjoyment. You can see the full season by going to Fox On Demand or just wait for the DVD release September 16th and binge, binge, binge!

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Don’t forget Orlando Jones Comedy Night this Saturday at Theater NOW 7pm and 9:30 show.

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LOOKING FOR THESE STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab one 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.

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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.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  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!!

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/07/2014 Tammy, Under the Dome, Max Steel, WIN Orlando Jones Tickets

Another Dome Day is upon us. Tonight, get ready for “Infestation” where Barbie risks his life to help Rebecca save the Chester’s Mill food supply, when she discovers an infestation of butterfly eggs on the town’s crops.” Here’s a sneak peek for tonight’s episode which airs at 10pm on CBS:

Under the Dome and Sleepy Hollow  are on the sound stages.The Longest Ride is back at CFCC today.

monica2Also tonight at 10pm, it’s Last Seen Alive, our local lady missing persons specialist Monica Caison is looking for Pamela Biggers and prays that her mental illness will keep her from getting attacked.  Tune into Investigation Discovery tonight.  CHECK OUT PREVIEW NOW tscc3 Although the reviews for our Wilmywood shot Tammy were weak, it did decent at the box office raking in $21.5 million domestically. Transformers topped the box office with $36.4. ICYMI: Max Steel has released the first photos from their good times here in Wilmywood.  Lookin’ good!  Check ’em out! maxsteelphotos  FILM INCENTIVES: Your mission for this week (July 7th-11th) We say that the ball is in the Governor’s court to decide the fate of our film incentives, however, the GOP controlled House/Senate can override any vetoed legislation that McCrory doesn’t like, therefore does he truly have power? tradehats This is why it is so important that we contact our legislators THIS WEEK, especially those who are running for reelection this fall. This will be the week that the legislators will play the trading game. “I will give you this, if you vote for this.” The whole back scratching scenario. There are a lot of legislators who need the film incentives vote to get themselves re-elected. This is not just a local issue. Film/TV productions have filmed in 77 of the 100 counties in North Carolina. Make sure you get this message out statewide. GO TO TODAY’S MISSION NOW! Orlando COmedy Night REMINDER: Orlando Jones is up to no good this weekend for Comedy Night at Theatre NOW! Listen to Sunny 104.5 TOMORROW during the 8:30am segment “What’s Up in Wilmywood.”

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: 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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/26/2014 – Incentives Update, Tammy, Under the Dome, Orlando’s Comedy Show and more.

CollegeFund_NCFilmRallyYesterday during the press conference at the NCGA in Raleigh, the Governor was asked to come to set while the short session is underway before decisions are made and see for himself and fully understand what is at stake.  Also, Mayor Saffo along with Bill Vasser, Susi Hamilton, Ted David and Rep. Moore from Mecklenburg County spoke about how important the incentives are and they are asking the legislators to extend the film incentives for another year before making any decisions.   Please continue to call Speaker Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory‘s office. Tell them your story, let them know what would happen if the film incentives went away. Make it personal. Let them see just how many people if affects and how.

Contact these folks today :

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS, CONTACT THOSE IN YOUR DISTRICThttp://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/

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Lots of Wilmywood love on the talk show circuits as we gear up for two premieres: Tammy and Under the Dome.

First up, it’s Dean Norris on Conan this week. He told a funny story about his time here in Wilmington.

Today, I have the honor of hanging with the awesome Under the Dome cast: Eddie, Rachelle, Colin, Alexander, Dean, Mike, Grace, Karla as well as producers Neal and Jack.  Last chance to submit your questions! Comment below and I will literally ask FOR YOU!

Melissa McCarthy will be on The Daily Show today and her hubby Ben Falcone will be on Live! With Kelly & Michael this morning.

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Did you see my surprise I have for you? Woo Hoo! For those going to the Sunny 104.5 Tammy Premiere this Tuesday, July 1st at 8pm, not only will get to check out the vehicles used in the movie but some lucky movie goer will win an autographed Tammy poster. Get your tickets NOW! They will sell out!

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Sleepyhead Orlando Jones is resetting and gearing up for his Stand-up Comedy Show at Theatre Now at 19 S. 10th St. on Saturday, July 12, 2014. There will be two shows: 7:30pm. & 9pm Tickets will be $45. Tickets will be available online at www.theatrewilmington.com or at their box office. Call 910.399.3NOW for more details. (If it is not up yet on their web site, it will be later today).

ICYMI:  Wilmywood star Jason Sudeikis is in talks to join our North Carolina boy, Zach Galafianakis, along with Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig for the comedy Loomis Fargo or as they are calling it now, “Untitled Armored Car Project.” Jason will play a hit man this time around.  I will keep you posted! Production begins in about two weeks in Asheville and they will head to Wilmington for two weeks as well.

filmjobsLOOKING 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: 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!!

SLEEPY HOLLOW: First casting call for season 2!

sleepy hollow 2Ok folks, here we go! First casting call for the second season of Sleepy Hollow Season 2! Extras casting director, Ashli Bogart is ready for your submissions. See Below:

Wilmington, NC- LOOKING FOR MEN TO PLAY REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS. WOULD LOVE TO GET SOME REENACTORS AS WELL!

We are looking for Caucasian men 18y/o-50y/o to play Revolutionary Era soldiers. The actual date of filming for the battle scene is WED MAY 7TH (PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THIS CAN ALWAYS CHANGE AND IF IT DOES WE Will CONTACT YOU ASAP). If selected we ask that you be available for what could be a 12+hr day. Call time may start VERY VERY early in the AM. The pay is a guaranteed $64 for up to 8 hr and time and a half after 8 hr. I know some of you live outside of Wilmington and understand if you do not want to commute for all the dates listed. Please keep in mind that we do not cover travel or housing expenses.

If you are available for MAY 7th you MUST be available to attend a paid Battle rehearsal on Tuesday May 6th. I don’t know how long you would be needed so again we ask that you be available all day for the rehearsal. You will be paid $64/8 for THAT rehearsal day as well.

IN ADDITION: Since we are dealing with period costumes you must be available to come in for a fitting on MONDAY APRIL 28TH OR TUESDAY APRIL 29TH.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT APPEARANCE
-We need men who can fit Jacket Sizes 38-44 (please note that these are very fitted costumes and true to size so if you are larger than a 44 we will most likely not be able to use you)
-Must be willing to be clean shaven and not have long sideburns
-ABSOLUTELY NO FACIAL PIERCINGS
– NO VISIBLE TATTOOS ON NECK, FACE, AND HANDS

So to recap on the dates needed:
WED MAY 7- Actually filming date of battle scene
TUE MAY 6- Battle Sequence Rehearsal
MON APRIL 28 OR TUE APRIL 29- Fitting for costume

If you are available and interested please first register at www.extrassignup.com if you haven’t done so already. Once you have done that please email sleepyhollowextra@gmail.com SUBJECT: BATTLE SCENE. Email a recent photo, contact information, your location, height, weight and wardrobe size information.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/10/2014 – Hank and Jed head to Boston, The Heart, Rick Catlin, Wilmywood B-days, Biggest Loser Winners.

by Sheila Brothers and April Vickery

Happy Thursday my loves!  Boy, what another great week.  Today our Domies will be back in New Hanover County. You will spot them on Kenwood Ave. as well as Castle St.  We had some local boys that got some good roles this week on Under the Dome.  Don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about it yet, so I will just say congrats!  You know who you are!!

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Yesterday, the big news came out about The Heart. They are coming to Wilmywood! And it looks like they will be in pre-production beginning in May.

Kristen WiigIndian Paintbrush Productions is making this comedy and it will star Kristen Wiig, Sam Rockwell as well as Allison Janney (who was just here for Tammy).   Kristen will star as a cash-strapped woman who agrees to transport black market organs with a man she just met, to be played by Sam.  The writer/director Nat Faxon is no stranger to Wilmington as he has family here.

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ncfilmCan we please give a standing ovation to Betsy Jordan who is running AGAINST Rep. Rick Catlin (R-District 20) who is not our film friend.  Betsy had much to say after she reviewed his review for the impact study that was released last week.  I got 3 words for Betsy: YOU GO GIRL!    READ NOW

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(L to R)Tony Schnur, Nate Panning, Jon Etheridge, Brent Triplett, Bryan Mahoney

Our local boys Hank and Jed Movie Pictures are on their way to Boston for PAXEast, one of the largest gaming conventions on the East coast.  The convention sold out in four hours!  They were invited by Plantronics Gaming to be the stars of their booth for the weekend.  Their animated comedy series, Battlefield Friends, which derived from the characters in the game Battlefield 3, is the top show on Machinima’s sub-channel, Happy Hour. The Hank and Jed team announced that the premiere of Season 4 of Battlefield Friends will be on April 41st.  Go figure! I will be following them around all weekend, so I will keep an eye out for the fun on the Battlefield Friends FB page, which has already cleared 121,000 fans!

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Today let’s celebrate some Wilmington film crew members for their entrepreneurship and some cast members’ birthdays!

dukeBBQLet’s talk about something very important here in the south. BBQ! You like BBQ? Well, Wilmywood has the place for you! Duke’s Old South BBQ in Leland on Village Rd.! Duke’s secret recipes that have been in the south for generations. If you get a chance to stop in at Duke’s please have the pit cooked pulled pork and be sure to say hello to husband-and-wife team David and Bo McCall.  David is lending his architectural skills to the set design team of the upcoming FX pilot How and Why .

wonderSpeaking of local and delicious! It’s Wilmington Film Crew Member, Andy Krish!  Haha! And let’s not forget about his amazing rub, 8th Wonder Spice Blend! 8th Wonder combines 17 natural ingredients, including cocoa and coffee to create a unique, full-bodied seasoning that compliments all foods. All natural! 8th Wonder Spice originated in Wilmington, NC and is sold in grocery and specialty stores throughout southeastern, NC!

WUIW_longThe Biggest Loser Season 16 auditions are this Saturday in Charlotte and the show graciously gave us five front of the line passes to give away!  We had A LOT of entries, so after a random drawing here are the winners who get to skip the wait!

Erin Kidwell
Tarron “Bamm Bamm” Coalson
Nikki Muncy
Krystal Wilson
Sheila Alston

He was once known simply as the “wild eyed guy” on MADtv and the 7-Up “Up Yours” guy but these days, Orlando Jones is a household name. A name I’m sure many people will be tagging Twitter posts today to say “Happy Birthday” to Sleepy Hollow‘s own “Captain Frank Irving.”  Did you know that not only has Orlando been in over 30 films in his career, that he is also credited s_rg_fsborlando0910_with some video game voiceover action as well? He is a father, a husband and a producer, writer and director. Don’t wait until Sleepy Hollow returns to Wilmywood in May,  follow Orlando on Twitter  and tell him today! Happy birthday from the Sleepyhead HQ!!  P.S. FREE FRANK!

dean-norris-64th-annual-primetime-emmy-awards-02Big shout out to Wilmywood domie, Dean Norris who turns 51 today! We all know Mr. Norris as “Big Jim” the power loving local crazy man of Chester’s Mill and if you follow him on Twitter, you can see that he’s quite the larger than life man outside of the dome too!

This SAG award winner and Harvard grad with the charismatic smile has been in over 30 films and too many TV shows to count! (I don’t have enough fingers and toes!) Wilmywood has gotten to know Mr. Norris over the course of the UTD series and couldn’t be happier to know that he’s here to celebrate his birthday with us. I’m SURE the Twitter feed on this birthday celebration will be something we won’t want to miss.  “Hey, Dean!  F*** You, Buddy!  Happy Birthday!”

shannonRippyStill no sign of film industry friend Shannon Rippy. They searched all day again yesterday, knocking on doors and posting flyers.  If you can help, please visit this FB page Search Team for Shannon Rippy (Van Newkirk)

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LOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab you 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.

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting Studios too!

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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.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  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!!

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/09/2014 Search continues for Shannon Rippy, another Sparks flick, Lifetime, How and Why, HGTV, Dinner with the Stars

Happy Hump Day my Wilmywood peeps!  Oh boy, as if last week wasn’t enough info to keep us 5 crews deep for the year, we got more intel coming in about new projects and some fun tidbits of those that are here.

RumorslogoFirst off, Under the Dome is shooting in Burgaw today. Have a great shoot my film peeps!

Now, let’s get right to it, my favorite thing to write about.  It’s time for Rumors from the Lot!!

choiceNow, having one Nicholas Sparks flick in Wilmywood is pretty awesome, but what if there were two?  Well, there might just be.  According to my sources, Nicholas Sparks is looking for a triple play, but not in book order.  The Best of Me (2010 Novel, shooting in New Orleans now), The Longest Ride (2013 Novel, pre-production in Wilmington now) and now the latest rumors from the lot say he is jumping back a good 7 years to bring The Choice (2007 Novel, currently in development) to the big screen.  And word has it, Wilmywood is high on their list when it comes to a production home.

Sparks however isn’t the only one sniffing around.  My sources are telling me that Lifetime has been giving Wilmywood a wink and a nod as a possible hub for one of their projects.  Which one?  Well, I can speculate, however, I’d rather not jump the gun on that quite yet.

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Charlie-KaufmanAs we gear for the highly anticipated pilot, How and Why from FX, get ready for quite a cast.  So far we know John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Julia Sarah Stone, Sally Hawkins, and Catherine Keener have signed on.  But we can expect to hear more casting news. From what I hear, it’s going to be quite a large cast.  Oh and FYI, we will be welcoming into town the one and only Charlie Kauffman next week!

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Bolden! is set to open offices in Rocky Point on April 21st.  I am hearing Atlanta as well as Wilmywood again.  Though I don’t yet know which city they will be filming first.  As far as who will replace Anthony Mackie is yet to be made public.

DINNER WITH THE STARS!  Saturday May 3rd @ CFCC Union Station. Have dinner with the stars and send a cop to college!  Let’s help out our awesome Wilmington Police Department during this AWESOME charity event including dinner, a raffle, and some rockin good time with the stars including Sleepy Hollow‘s Orlando Jones and Lyndie Greenwood, Sydney Penny, Peter Jurasik, Justin Barnhill, Nina Repeta and more!! GET DETAILS NOW

HGTVHGTV’s House Hunters is coming to Wilmywood this weekend!  They will be filming around town during the Azalea Festival Garden tour.  They will be on Clairidge Rd. and Magnolia Dr., and all over town for one of their episodes.  BL_FrontOfLine

REMINDER: The Biggest Loser Season 16 is holding auditions this Saturday in Charlotte and we are giving away FRONT OF THE LINE passes. Just email me:sheila@1045sunnyfm.com and give me your story.  Short, sweet and to the point and we will pick the front of the line winners THIS Thursday.  Put “The Biggest Loser” in the subject line.  Casting Director Erica Landon joined me yesterday. She gives you the inside scoop on the audition process, what you can expect and some tips for a great audition. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW WITH Casting Director Erica Landon  Click on The Biggest Loser pic for all the audition details!

shannonRippyThe search for film industry friend Shannon Rippy continues. They searched all day yesterday, knocking on doors and posting flyers.  If you can help, their last facebook post stated, “There are flyers and a sign-in sheet at Delphino Dos (5 Water St. Harper’s Rest.) Please get flyers at your convenience and continue to spread the word. If anyone has any pertinent information, please call the Wilmington Police Dept. @ 910-343-3600. Talk with employers and employees of the downtown establishments and also the people walking in the downtown area.”

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LOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab you 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.

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting Studios too!

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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.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  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!!