THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/22/2014 Sleepy Hollow ratings & cast additions, NC Film across the state and more.

Please join the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County for a press conference today at NOON, on the Wilmington Riverwalk, across from the Federal building. They will announce Wilmington’s “official” ranking among the USA Today “10Best” Readers’ Choice Awards in the category of “Best American Riverfront.” So, yeah, we nailed it, come on out during lunch and celebrate!

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LOCATION ALERT:
The Choice is on private property today.
Secrets and Lies will be shooting at the Blue Post on S. Water St. and the surrounding areas.
Sleepy Hollow heads to the sound stages.

In the ratings, Sleepy Hollow is on the rise!  They earned a 1.8 which was a tenth from last week’s 1.7 among Adults 18-49 rating.

Michelle_BuffyAlso announced yesterday, Buffy the Vampire Slayer vet Michelle Trachtenberg has landed a guest role on Sleepy Hollow as the first lady Abigail Adams. TV Line reports that she had a secret life that involved Katrina Crane. READ MORE NOW

AROUND THE STATE:
The reboot for the feature film Vacation is taking a break from Atlanta to film day one of three in the Charlotte area. They will be shooting at the training center for white water rafting.  Oh Lord, this outta be good! LOL  The comedy stars Ed Helms, Christina Apple Gate, Chris Hemsworth and others with a cameo of course from Clark and Ellen Griswold.

The Kate Beckinsale feature The Disappointments Room will wrap this Friday. Yesterday, they were shooting at the Railroad Depot in Madison (Rockingham County) and then they moved onto some driving scenes.

Meanwhile Senate Speaker Phil Berger was invited to set yesterday, but he refused.  Perhaps because he was too busy protesting gay marriage?  Charles Rourk reports.

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ICYMI: The 2015 People’s Choice Awards Nominees have been announced.  Check out the list of NC Film nominees. GO THERE NOW

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1900 Restaurant and Lounge will be hosting a Bring Back Film party on Wednesday, October 29th. The party begins at 7pm. They are raising awareness not money and there is no cover charge.

ONE STOP VOTING begins tomorrow. Please get out and vote and bring a friend to the polls. EDUCATE YOURSELF NOW ON CANDIDATES

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting runs through October 28, 2014

EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014

LIST OF WHO VOTED FOR AND AGAINST FILM: NCGA_FilmmakersVotingGuide_2014

Still looking for MORE volunteers at the polls!  We are looking for folks who are pro-NC Film to work in 2 hour shifts at the one stop early voting (October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014) locations and on Election day (November 4, 2014) in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County locations.GET MORE DETAILS NOW

Steve Unger is running against Pender County’s Chris “Anti-Film” Millis for NC House District 16. DONATE TO STEVE UNGER’S CAMPAIGN NOW! 

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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 – 10/14/2014 The Choice, Decker talks Incentives, Sen. Berger Shuts out Constituents

Oh Tom Welling fans, I am sure you will be pleased to know that he will be shooting today along with Benjamin Walker, Maggie Grace, and Teresa Palmer to name a few. The gang from The Choice returns to Dockside as well as Bridge Tender today.

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Secrets and Lies will be heading to the Coastline Convention Center before they return to the Battleship tonight.

Sleepy Hollow heads to the river for the hail plummeting Water St scene.

Tammy_BluAlthough the Tammy DVD release date isn’t until November 11, 2014, We can watch it in all its glory thanks to iTunes! It includes HD Extras and you will also receive the Extended Cut.  Get it all for $19.99. Woo Hoo!  GET IT NOW

Now with 9 days until one stop early voting begins, we need to educate ourselves as well as others about the folks running.  With actions like this in Rockingham County, it is a sure sign that Sen. Phil Berger wants nothing to do with the people he “represents.”  Charles Rourk has this story!

Meanwhile, N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker discusses the future of economic incentives, including the film incentives.  VIEW NOW

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting runs through October 28, 2014

EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014

LIST OF WHO VOTED FOR AND AGAINST FILM: NCGA_FilmmakersVotingGuide_2014

Still looking for MORE volunteers at the polls!  We are looking for folks who are pro-NC Film to work in 2 hour shifts at the one stop early voting (October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014) locations and on Election day (November 4, 2014) in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County locations.GET MORE DETAILS NOW

Steve Unger is running against Pender County’s Chris “Anti-Film” Millis for NC House District 16. DONATE TO STEVE UNGER’S CAMPAIGN NOW! 

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If this opportunity sounds perfect for someone you know, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or pass along this information to them!

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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 – 09/25/2014 Banshee, Homeland, Under the Dome, South of Hell, Paper Towns

Howdy!  As you can tell, I have not been posting everyday.  Why?  Well, with the NC film incentives coming to an end in December, there are no new productions that are making announcements, no new offices setting up.  It is simply bone dry.  So, yes, NC Film obviously affects my little small business I call a blog.  I do have some tidbits to share however. So, let’s get right to it.

Sadly this week, Banshee (pictured above) and Homeland in Charlotte are tearing down their sets down and relocating them to other states due to the film incentives expiring at the end of the year. Banshee will relocate to Louisiana while Homeland won’t return to Charlotte next season. The location for Homeland is yet to be determined.

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Thank God, Producer Marty Bowen (who was just here for The Longest Ride) has returned to Charlotte to set up offices for one of the last films to come to North Carolina this year. It’s called Paper Towns and stars Nat Wolff.  Nan Morales has been named Line Producer. Production begins in November. There is not a an email set up yet, but you can send your crew resume via fax: 855.593.5484.  (Fax?  Who does that anymore?)

Battlecreek decided not to head to North Carolina. They will be filming in Mississippi after all.

Under the Dome extras casting director Vanessa Neimeyer will relocate to South Carolina for the project South of Hell for WEtv. Also headed that way are many of the crew members, office staff and a producer from Under the Dome as well. No word yet on where Under the Dome will be shooting for season 3. GET MORE DETAILS NOW

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Cucalorus needs your help and you have 22 days left to make a donation to Cucalorus. Your donation will support more than 250 artists who will be presenting new work at the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in November. More than half of your donation will go directly to filmmakers. Each year Cucalorus provides artists with over $50,000 in direct financial support. Help them in their mission to bring people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films. DONATE NOW

Sleepy Hollow is on hiatus this week and will return to a shoot schedule next week. Secrets and Lies stayed in their Porter’s Neck Location and the sound stages most of the week. But they did sneak out one day this week off Brandon Road.

Jason_ReturnedThe Returned returns to ABC!  Well, we know it as Resurrection which films in Georgia, but yes we do have that local connection!  It is based on the book written by our local author Jason Mott. Season Two premieres Monday night on ABC!

On the political front, William Osborne is running against President Pro Temp Senator Phil Berger for the NC Senate 26th District Seat.  Berger MUST GO!  So, feel free to spread the word to folks you know in Guilford and Rockingham Counties.

Please view the complete list of all the members of the House and the Senate. You will see statewide, who is for and who is against the current film incentives. We need to make sure the General Assembly FEELS the affects of the film industry, ESPECIALLY at the polls!

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REGISTER TO VOTE: If you have not yet registered to vote, you must do so NO LATER THAN October 10, 2014 by 5pm or you will NOT be able to vote in the General Elections on November 4, 2014.

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting by mail begins September 5,2014 and runs through October 28, 2014

EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014

LIST OF WHO VOTED FOR AND AGAINST FILM: NCGA_FilmmakersVotingGuide_2014

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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 – 09/10/2014 Birthday wishes for Ryan Phillippe, Osborne challenges Berger on Film, Mison for your audio pleasure, Ringwald returns.

TomMisonAudibleImagine having Tom Mison with you everywhere you go! Well, you can have your cake people!   FREE, thanks to Audible!! Woo Hoo!
Tom Mison, the lovely and sexy Ichabod Crane from Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, narrates the classic Washington Irving short story.

Head on over to Amazon’s Audible and download the Audiobook and enjoy 1hr 15min of all that Tom Mison Goodness! Woo Hoo!!  DOWNLOAD NOW

The Sleepyheads are shooting in Brunswick Town today.  We continue to count it down!  12 days until the Sleepy Season 2 premiere!  6 days until the DVD release of Season one!  Woo Hoo!  Gettin’ closer!

Ryan PhillippeSecrets & Lies will be out and about today, they will be back in the Brooklyn Arts District on N 4th St as well as the Wilmington Convention Center.  And if you happen to see Ryan Phillippe filming tell him Happy Birthday.  He turns the big 4-0! Get on over to Twitter and send him some Birthday wishes! Happy Birthday buddy!  We are so glad you returned to Wilmywood!

MRingwald_ES_5x5CMYK300dpiIf you remember we talked about this months ago!  Well the day is coming soon, Molly Ringwald will be returning to WIlmywood.  Yep, if you remember, she was here  in 1989 starring in Betsy’s Wedding (with Alan Alda)This time she returns not for the love of film, but the love of jazz.  Here’s the deets:

An Evening with Molly Ringwald (TICKETS)
Wednesday, September 17
7 p.m., Kenan Auditorium
Film icon Molly Ringwald is celebrated for her acting work in critically acclaimed, rite-of-passage movies. However, long before she became a Golden Globe-nominated actress, Ringwald was singing. She began performing with her father’s jazz band when she was three and has never stopped. Now, she kicks off our exciting season with her crowd-pleasing concert, “An Evening with Molly Ringwald.” She returns to her roots as a singer, performing a flavorsome arrangement of jazz songs from her album, Except Sometimes.

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Yesterday, 26th District (Guilford, Rockingham) Candidate William Osborne challenged his opponent Pres. Pro Temp Sen Phil Berger on the the decisions made regarding the NC Film Incentives.

ICYMI:  A special session is needed for JOBS, JOBS, JOBS.

Gov. Pat McCroryWe need your help telling our Governor just that!  It’s time for Governor McCrory to address the economic development crisis because job creation cannot wait until next year. Here are two special email addresses for you:

GOVERNOR.OFFICE@NCMAIL.NET

GOVERNOR.OFFICE@NC.GOV

Again, please tell the Governor to get the NCGA back into session and address the economic development crisis because job creation cannot wait until next year!

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REGISTER TO VOTE: If you have not yet registered to vote, you must do so NO LATER THAN October 10, 2014 by 5pm or you will NOT be able to vote in the General Elections on November 4, 2014.

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting by mail begins September 5,2014 and runs through October 28, 2014

EARLY VOTING (ONE STOP) PERIOD: October 23, 2014 – November 1, 2014

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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!!

 

 

Pender County leaders urge Governor to call special session for economic development including film.

The Pender County Board of Commissioners sent out a letter today to Governor Pat McCrory, Senator Phil Berger and Speaker Thom Tillis urging the Governor to call a special session of the General Assembly to reconsider a “broad range of economic development opportunities,” with film incentives being a top priority.

Board Members J. David Williams, Fred McCoy, George Brown, Jr., Jimmy Tate, Chester Ward as well as Interim county manager, Robert Murphy and county attorney Trey Thurman expressed their concern saying the loss of the current film incentives will hit their area hard.  They also stated that they have spent a lot of money developing the industrial park and the loss of a number of incentive programs could mean they will lose the tools they need in order to “effectively secure tenants.”

They have asked the Governor to please call the special session so that they can reinstate the much needed economic programs that has served North Carolina well over the years.

READ LETTER NOW: Letter from Pender County BOC

FILM INCENTIVES: Your mission for Monday, June 30, 2014

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Good morning my beautiful North Carolina peeps.  Over the weekend, I was told yet again from those on the inside that what we are doing i.e. making the phone calls and sending emails, is working. BIG TIME. The folks who will decide our fate are feeling the pressure.  So, again I tell you, DO NOT give up.  At this point there is a strong possibility that they will extend the current film incentives for another year, study them carefully and then revisit them in the long session.

IF, and I mean only, IF we keep up the good work we have been doing over the past month.

So, again, PLEASE be polite, and CALL, CALL, CALL.

Today we will be calling The Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis,   Governor Pat McCrory and we will now be putting pressure on Senator Berger.

Let them know you are a voter, let them know your story, and ask them to extend the film incentives AS THEY ARE!

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

Sen. Phil Berger (President Pro Tempore)
PHONE: 919-733-5708
Phil.Berger@ncleg.net

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

I know it’s been a VERY, VERY long month, but we are strong in numbers and we can’t quit when we are so close to a decision being made that will either save your jobs or send you packing.  Don’t let them think for a second we stopped caring!  Make your calls everyday this week and let’s continue to fight to save our community!