Sleepy Hollow is ready for their coolest scene yet on location! Today, we got horses running, swords swinging, explosions, you name it! Is the Apocalypse coming to downtown Wilmywood? You can catch a glimpse of it if you are at the corner of Water and Orange Sts today!
ABC’s Secrets and Lies is staying Ben’s neighborhood in Porter’s Neck today.
The Longest Ride is at Wake University again in Winston-Salem.
RATINGS: Under the Dome is up a tenth from the last two weeks with a 1.6 in A18-49. Views were up too with 6.83 million viewers. Still couldn’t beat American Ninja Warrior, but crushed ABC’s Mistresses which scored a .9.
You have 3 more days to vote for some Wilmywood goodness at the Teen Choice Awards! There is Mike Vogel for # category. You can also vote for Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Sleepy Hollow itself! VOTE NOW!
The Perfect Summer, shot here in WIlmywood is finally out on DVD everywhere! iTunes, Amazon download, Walmart, Target, you name it! The flick stars Eric Roberts, our local lady Sydney Penny, Adam Horner, Katie Garfield, Justin Barnhill, American Idol Alum Jason Castro and more.
Yesterday, Director of the NC Film Office Aaron Syrett said his goodbyes in a letter.
“After more than seven years of hard work, struggles, mistakes and awesome success, it is time for me to pass the torch. While I leave with mixed feelings, I am proud of where we have elevated North Carolina.” READ LETTER NOW
Wednesday, August 6th marks the extended deadline for your film to be submitted to Cucalorus! Their 3-minute online submission process is a breeze!
WRAL covered the Wilmington film scene yesterday. Here’s the story. A little disappointed in the title as film is still alive and most of the media reports like it already died. Frustrating! But all in all it was a good piece. Thanks to Richard coming down to do it. It was very much appreciated. I got interviewed as well as Matt from 9 and Film Commish Johnny. READ/WATCH NOW
Yesterday, the Senate did what we figured. They reconvened just to adjourn. Nothing was taken up. Looks like the House will do the same this afternoon. Film is still very much alive. I will keep you posted if anything changes.
With Goolsby’s resignation, it’s interesting to see Michael Lee putting FILM first in his statement. Convenient, I’d say. Truthful? We shall see, won’t we?
In an article from WWAY, Lee says, “No matter what happens over the coming weeks, there will still be an election on November 4th, and I look forward to speaking with the voters of the 9th District about strengthening the film tax credit, improving education, investing in infrastructure and bringing jobs to New Hanover County,” he said. READ/VIEW STORY NOW
From what I am hearing, his is very pro-film incentive (hearing that from folks not articles). Now, will he take Goolsby’s seat before the election? The New Hanover GOP Executive Committee meets next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss who will replace Goolsby’s. County party chair Sam Ibrahim says Michael Lee will be one of the few names being considered. Who else is in the mix? Ibrahim said, “The executive committee will nominate from the floor.” So, I guess we shall tune in Tuesday and find out.
I know many of you keep shouting Elizabeth, however, don’t forget she is a Democrat, so if she is your gal, you’re gonna have to wait until the polls are open later this year.
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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: email@example.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!!