THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 05/12/2014 The Upfronts, Sleepy Hollow, The Heart, Secrets and Lies, Max Steel

Goood Monday morning!  Wow, so much has been announced since Friday and lots of action from the big networks begin today.

UPFRONTSYep, it’s all about the Upfronts!  Now, they already let a few cats out of the bag as they do from time to time before their big presentations.

According to Nellie over at Deadline, Red Zone is reportedly not getting picked up by CBS.  We will know more this week, possibly today.  If you remember, the Nikki Toscano pilot was shot for CBS by NBC/Universal, so they still have the opportunity to shop it elsewhere.   Whether they do or not, is yet to be known.

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And speaking of upfronts our Sleepyheads are in New York as we speak because today is the day for Fox as well as NBC.  Orlando Jones, Katie Winter, John Noble, Lyndie Greenwood, Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie are all in attendance.  This we already know: On Monday nights, the new Batman prequel Gotham will take over the 8pm time slot, followed by the second season of Sleepy Hollow at 9pm. Now we wait on the premiere date in September.  We do know that there will be 18 episodes of monster fun this season. Now how about a date please 🙂   Here’s the schedule:

May 12 , 2014
NBC 11am – Javits Center
Fox 4pm – Beacon Theatre

May 13, 2014
ABC – 4pm  -Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center

May 14, 2014
CBS 4pm –  Carnegie Hall

SecretsLies_CastAnd even though ABC’s Upfronts aren’t until tomorrow, the network made the announcement that Secrets and Lies has been picked up.   And Hunter over at the Star News got the scoop, they are indeed coming back to Wilmington.  So, get ready!  Offices will reopen in just a few weeks.  They begin production in July.  Months ago they said they were looking at an October premiere, now we find out if they will stick to that plan!

In sad news, it’s R.I.P. to Revolution.  After moving to Austin, TX for season 2, they got the boot.  The power will not be restored.

Kristen WiigWe’ve been waiting patiently for news to come out about The Heart starring Kristen Wiig.  If you remember they had a deadline over a week ago to lower the budget or pick up some more financiers in order to make the comedy happen.  Indian Paintbrush Pictures should be telling us something this week.   I will keep you posted.

MaxSteel050314_0218Congrats to Mattel and Dolphin Films! It looks like their sales group, IM Global has gotten Max Steel pre-sales all over most of Europe and Southeast Asia.  In fact they are so popular, I’ve heard the casting department has gotten calls from Taiwan begging to be in the movie, saying they would fly in and work for free.  Isn’t that crazy!

Under the Dome is at Greenfield Lake Park (main playground area) Union Station and N 4th.  Max Steel is off today.  Sleepy Hollow is off due to the Upfronts.

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Martha De Laurentiis spent her weekend in Wrightsville Beach this weekend.  It was so nice to know she still loves this town considering what she helped build here with Dino.  I know she still has a house here, now if we can get this lovely lady to bring us Hannibal, everything will be just fine 🙂

NCFIlmPendantPerry’s Emporium has the exclusive NC Film Pendants in stock now! They also ship everywhere, so call them to order one or stop by and pick one up! Price: $39.95 Located at 2520 Independence Blvd in Wilmington 910-392-6721  They are open Tues – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  I am wearing mine proudly!

There is so much more to do before the short session begins on Wednesday, May 14th as they decide the NC Film Incentive’s fate.  However, don’t let the name fool you.  This could take 4 weeks or more for them to come to a decision!  Yuck! Please send a message or phone call to our governor Pat McCrory as well as Sharon Decker and ask them to please HELP us!  Here’s their deets:

PAT MCCRORY 
PAT.MCCRORY@NC.GOV 
919-814-2000 
Twitter: @PatMcCroryNC

SHARON DECKER
SHARON.DECKER@NCCOMMERCE.COM
919-733-3449

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.

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, too! Film=Jobs folks!  Spread the word!

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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 – 05/09/2014 The Upfronts, Firestarter, The Crow, Locations today and more.

We made it to the weekend! Woo Hoo!!  First, let me remind you of the excitement that is to come next week.  The Upfronts!  In case you don’t know, the Upfronts are scheduled presentations from all the networks.  Normally, it is during this time (8 weeks), we find out about shows that will get picked up, special sneak peeks of shows currently in production and they also give out premiere dates.

UPFRONTS The major networks will be presenting next week.  What will we find out?  Well, probably the fate of ABC’s Secrets and Lies (READ DEADLINE’S TAKE ON ABC PILOTS) that shot here back in February as well as Red Zone, now called Field of Play (although I heard they will probably head back to LA if it gets picked up).  We are also waiting on a premiere date for Sleepy Hollow.  So get ready!  It’s gonna be fun!  We won’t know anything about How and Why for at least another month, but it looks very promising!

I wanted to thank Edward Martin for writing an incredible article in Business NC Magazine!  He fairly wrote about both sides of the issue of NC Film Incentives and it was beautifully written.  If you find a copy, pick up a few!

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Now, where will our productions be shooting around town today?

Under the Dome will be playing around at Greenfield Lake Park and on Wellesley Place and Max Steel will be off Middle Sound Loop Rd. Sleepy Hollow will be shooting later today in Castle Hayne again and The Sin Seer is at an undisclosed location.

Max-SteelMax Steel stole the hearts of many and closed some pre-sales throughout most of Europe as well as Asia! We’re talkin’ Germany, France, Italy, Russia and all over Southeast Asia, they all want some of the Steel action!  Congrats already to the Wilmywood folks working so hard on this fun superhero flick!

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Oh and guess what I heard!  Our awesome Brett Cullen who was here last year for Riverguard, is back in town!  Now rumor has it he will be making an appearance on Under the Dome!  We will see if the trades pick that up or if I can do some some digging, I will tell more as soon as I know! If this is true, I can’t wait to hug him!  LOVE this guy!

TWEETS OF NOTE THIS WEEK:

Never fear, Sleepyheads- whatever’s ahead, @NikkieBehari says Lt. Mills is ready to fight in Season 2:

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That one hurts! Courtesy of make up genius “Pretty” Ricky Pour!


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imageSunday is a very special day in Wilmywood movie history. On May 11, 1984 a very important film was released. That movie was Stephen King’s Firestarter. The film starred a young Drew Barrymore, David Keith and Heather Locklear. It’s a story of a young couple who undergo testing as part of a paid medical experiment. The experiment leaves the couple with telekinetic powers and the child the convince together is born with a “pyro kinetic” ability meaning the child can start fires with her mind. With that power, the government seeks her out and her family helps to keep her safe as she learns that fear and anger control the environment around her.

This movie is monumental in Wilmywood’s history as it is often referred to as the movie that “put us on the map” as a studio town 30 years ago. It all started with Frank Capra, Jr. spotting Orton Plantation on the cover of Southern Accents Magazine while he was searching for the ultimate location for the horror flick.  So, we happened to luck out because where ever that home was, that’s where they were gonna shoot it.  Crew members actually built a replica of the exterior of the plantation about one mile down the road.  Why?  So they could set it on fire and blow it up, of course. Other locations include the Pender County Courthouse, Isabel Holmes Bridge,  and Wilmington’s 1st Presbyterian Church.  This movie was when Wilmywood fell in love with Mr. Stephen King and (seemingly) he with us.

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We also have another NC film which is reaching its 20 year mark.. The same day only ten years after Firestarter was released, The Crow was released as well. The Crow made it’s way from the sound stages of LA to NC and stars Brandon Lee, son of martial arts legend, Bruce Lee. The film is a story of a man who returns from death to seek revenge for the death of his would-be bride and himself. Some of the film’s most memorable scenes were done at the I deal Cement plant (where Max Steel and Under the Dome is shooting now) as well as downtown Wilmington.  But most of it was filmed at Carolco Studios, which we know now to be EUE/Screen Gems.  Sadly, we lost Brandon during the course of filming, but we in Wilmywood are forever grateful for the art he brought into out town twenty years ago.

Happy anniversary to two Wilmywood movies that mean very much to out film community.

 

NCFIlmPendantPerry’s Emporium has the exclusive NC Film Pendants in stock now! They also ship everywhere, so call them to order one or stop by and pick one up! Perfect for Mother’s Day all you film moms! Price: $39.95 Located at 2520 Independence Blvd in Wilmington 910-392-6721  They are open Tues – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  I am wearing mine proudly!

There is so much more to do before the short session May 14th as they decide the NC Film Incentive’s fate.  Please send a message or phone call to our governor Pat McCrory as well as Sharon Decker and ask them to please HELP us!  Here’s their deets:

PAT MCCRORY 
PAT.MCCRORY@NC.GOV 
919-814-2000 
Twitter: @PatMcCroryNC

SHARON DECKER
SHARON.DECKER@NCCOMMERCE.COM
919-733-3449

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.

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, too! Film=Jobs folks!  Spread the word!

MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK: 

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.  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 – 05/08/2014 Chat with Nicholas Sparks, Stuntman Peter King, Today’s Locations and more.

Good morning!  Happy Thursday.  Let’s kick it off with the Entertainment Weekly Community article that highlighted our AWESOME stunt coordinator, Peter King:

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Today we have a couple of productions that will be out and about today.

  • Max Steel – Our super hero team heads to Brookwood Ave today.
  • Under the Dome – Our Domes venture away from the sound stages to Kenwood as well as Creecy Ave.
  • Sleepy Hollow – Our Sleepyheads will be in Castle Hayne for the day.

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A HUGE thank you to one of our favorite UPMs here in Wilmington.  We’ve asked you to write a letter to the governor asking for his help and Dale did just that:
WUIW_longMay 7, 2014

Office of the Governor
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301

Dear Governor McCrory:

My name is Dale Williams and I am a twenty-five year employee of the North Carolina film and television industry.  I am currently employed as a Production Manager on a major network television series in the Wilmington region.

Today, there are seven productions in the Wilmington area: two television series, one television pilot, and four feature films.  Additionally, other projects are shooting in the Charlotte region while more are scouting locations in other parts of the State as well.  The film and television industry in North Carolina is doing well.  However, with the film incentive set to expire in eight months, all of these current clients will not consider additional business in our State beyond December 31.  As you might imagine, this is of great concern to approximately four thousand residents of our State who are full time workers in this industry.

On behalf of the film workers in the Wilmington region, I am respectfully requesting an opportunity for the workers to meet with you in Wilmington or Raleigh to discuss their future in our State.  I look forward to your response.

Dale Williams
Unit Production Manager

Dale, you are so loved in this town!  Thank you for leading the way!  tscc3Also, I posted an article earlier this morning from a station owner in Greensboro who attended the rally.

“I was totally amazed at the outpouring of community support at the Wilmington Film Rally. I have covered rallies for over 20 years and never seen the togetherness of the film workers and the local government leaders at any event.”  READ MORE NOW

TONIGHT: The premiere screening of Keep It Rolling on May 8, 2014 at Satellite Bar and Lounge in Wilmington, NC. Starting at around 7:00pm, they will kick off the evening with a few animations made by their UNCW classmates Whitney Polk and James Cobb, followed by Keep It Rolling and A Brewing Community, directed by Zach Boylston. Please come and see this incredible documentary!  Here’s the trailer: 

NCFIlmPendantPerry’s Emporium has the exclusive NC Film Pendants in stock now! They also ship everywhere, so call them to order one or stop by and pick one up! Perfect for Mother’s Day all you film moms! Price: $39.95 Located at 2520 Independence Blvd in Wilmington 910-392-6721  They are open Tues – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  I am wearing mine proudly!

There is so much more to do before the short session May 14th as they decide the NC Film Incentive’s fate.  Please send a message or phone call to our governor Pat McCrory as well as Sharon Decker and ask them to please HELP us!  Here’s the deets:

PAT MCCRORY 
PAT.MCCRORY@NC.GOV 
919-814-2000 
Twitter: @PatMcCroryNC

SHARON DECKER
SHARON.DECKER@NCCOMMERCE.COM
919-733-3449

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.

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, too! Film=Jobs folks!  Spread the word!

MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK: 

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 – 05/07/2014 – CF Comedy Fest, Productions Running, Keep It Rolling, Sleepy Hollow, Tammy and more.

Happy Hump Daaayyy Wilmywood!  Another gorgeous day to be filming out and about!

Timothy BusfieldSleepy Hollow fans, get ready for another blast from Ichabod’s past! Emmy award winner,Timothy Busfield (Revolution, Thirty Something, The West Wing) will be playing one of our founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin.  Ichabod Crane will meet up with Ben. It will be a recurring role so expect to see Tim around town throughout the year.

NCFIlmPendantPerry’s Emporium has the exclusive NC Film Pendants in stock now! They also ship everywhere, so call them to order one or stop by and pick one up! Perfect for Mother’s Day all you film moms! Price: $39.95 Located at 2520 Independence Blvd in Wilmington 910-392-6721  They are open Tues – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  I am wearing mine proudly!tscc3 Yesterday, the new trailer for the WIlmywood shot Tammy was released from Warner Brothers.  With over 2200 background actors and more than 100 crew members, we all expect this flick to be a major summer blockbuster.  Comin’ in hot July 2nd. POOM!

FX’s How and Why wrapped yesterday at Screen Gems studios. However, I have a really good feeling they will be back in a few months to shoot out the season.  The is, however, me being my optimistic self 🙂

Sleepy Hollow – The Sleepyheads are back at Screen Gems today.

Under the Dome – Our Domies head to the sound stages today but they will be back out and about tomorrow in Wilmington.

Max Steel back at Max Steel Headquarters.

The Sin Seer – They out and about somewhere.  Ha!

Timberland – This commercial will be sittin’ on the dock of the bay just off Greenfield Loop Rd. Judy Gold TOMORROW: The premiere screening of Keep It Rolling on May 8, 2014 at Satellite Bar and Lounge in Wilmington, NC. Starting at around 7:00pm, they will kick off the evening with a few animations made by their UNCW classmates Whitney Polk and James Cobb, followed by Keep It Rolling and A Brewing Community, directed by Zach Boylston. Please come and see this incredible documentary!  Here’s the trailer: 

There is so much more to do before the short session May 14th as they decide the NC Film Incentive’s fate.  Please send a message or phone call to our governor Pat McCrory as well as Sharon Decker and ask them to please HELP us!  Here’s the deets:

PAT MCCRORY 
PAT.MCCRORY@NC.GOV 
919-814-2000 
Twitter: @PatMcCroryNC

SHARON DECKER
SHARON.DECKER@NCCOMMERCE.COM
919-733-3449

LOOKING 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.

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, too! Film=Jobs folks!  Spread the word!

MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK: 

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.  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!!