THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/30/2014 Director Named for Secrets & Lies, Max Steel, NC Oscar Nom Revoked and More.

secretsLiesABC’s Secrets and Lies has named their director.  It looks like Charles McDougall will be directing the pilot episode.  If you don’t know the name, you’ve definitely has seen his work at some point.  His credits span every network from primetime to premium including The Office, House of Cards, Sex and The City, as well as the pilot episode of the new show Resurrection, which is also from ABC, shooting in Atlanta. And here’s a little fun connection.  Our love Kevin Sizemore from Season One of Under the Dome will be playing Gary Humphrey in at least five episodes.  The Aussie turned US television series begins production in Wilmywood, February 21st.

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Max-SteelNow moving on to Mattel, we knew that Max Steel has been pushed back, but now we have a bit of a clearer picture.  It’s looks like production will begins in March.  No casting details have been released as of yet.  I will keep you posted on those details.
oscarrevokedPeople Magazine came out with an article that put the number of NC Film Oscar Noms back to two again.  We have of course Iron Man 3 (VSX) as well as Bad Grandpa(Hair/Makeup) up for the golden statue.  The third Oscar nod went to Bruce Broughton, who was nominated for writing the music for Alone Yet Not Alone that filmed in Transylvania County here in North Carolina.  Bruce had his Best Original Song nomination taken away by the Academy yesterday.  Why? People went on to say:
“Broughton, who is a former member of the Academy’s Board of Governors and a current member of the Music Branch executive committee, emailed members of the branch to make them aware of his submission.”  
Apparently that is a HUGE No-No. Do you think he deserved to lose the Oscar Nom?  Post your thoughts below!  READ ARTICLE NOW
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North Carolina is ranked third in the US by Good Jobs First for public access to its incentive packages. The article in the Winston-Salem Journal states that “North Carolina received a score of 48, trailing just Illinois at 65 and Michigan at 58.” READ ARTICLE NOW

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Jimmy Fallon: Melissa McCarthy

REMINDER:  Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live this Saturday!

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.  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 – 01/24/2014 – NC Oscar Qualifying Fest, Actors Info, Wilmywood Deemed One of the Best, Marty Siu and more!

FINALLY we made it to Friday!  Man, is it me or did this week feel like the LONGEST week ever?  Well, let’s get right to it!

riverrun-logoFILMMAKERS GET READY!  Winston-Salem’s own RiverRun International Film Festival announced this week that it has been accepted as a qualifying festival for the Oscars in the Documentary Short Subject award category. Evan Vetter, are you listening?  Tony Morin?  Rob Hill?

This is huge news for North Carolina Filmmakers.  Entering your film and trying to attend festival can get really expensive, so it’s nice to have an Oscar qualifying festival in our state.  This new change to River Run allows  documentary shorts to forgo a standard theatrical run, provided that winning films otherwise comply with Academy rules. Now in its 16th year, RiverRun will run April 4-13 in downtown Winston-Salem.

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logoWe were doin’ a little touchdown dance when this news came out yesterday.  WILMYWOOD is #2 in Moviemaker Magazine’s Best Places to Live & Work as a Moviemaker in 2014

The article sited of course 3 of our flicks  were in the top grossing films of 2013.  I think our NC Film crew can take full credit for that.  That’s right!  Your welcome Iron Man!  Moviemaker also sites our North Carolina’s tax incentives, the increase of the project cap from $7.5 to $20 million.  But my favorite part was the last sentence which came from  Aaron Syrett, Director of our NC Film Office:

“If producers are not looking at North Carolina, they’re not doing their jobs!”

Haha!  Yeah, you right!  Tell ’em Aaron!  If you notice, the #1 cities are not mentioned.  You gotta buy the mag to find out. Gotta say that is pretty smart marketing plan on their part.  It hits the shelves on Tuesday.  So who is going to be #1 in the big cities?   Atlanta?  New Orleans?

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nonoOkay  – Moving on.  I gotta complaint yesterday that actors were directly contacting Principal Casting Directors.   So, I said I would try to help in this department.  If you are a working actor, then you know this is a HUGE no-no.  This does not help you!  Okay, but you know what,  after giving it some thought, I know you don’t wanna hear it from me.

We should  probably get an expert to chime in on this subject.  I will let Casting Director Marty Siu give you some insight on this topic.  LISTEN NOW!

By the way, when I called Marty she was surrounded by a film crew who is shooting a Suicide Prevention Film.  She believes that this is a very important issue, so not only has she volunteered her time being part of the crew, but her son Logan Siu has volunteered his acting skills to bring this film to life! Way to give back Siu family! This little flick is written and directed by Missy Beasley and also stars Rebekah Cohen.  It is being produced by Clout Motion Pictures!

BEST_OF_2014_VoteREMINDER: ENCORE BEST OF MASQUERADE BALL will be Saturday, February 8th at the Brooklyn Arts Center.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Winners will be announced that night! BUY TICKETS NOW!

I wonder since it’s a ball this year, if I will have to get dolled up?

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That just about does it for me; I will have the Wilmywood Week In Review for you tomorrow and more Wilmywood updates for you Monday morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning Sheila does “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!!