THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/19/2014 – Crew Member Eugene Salerno, Big Smo’s in town, Remaining Trailer, Wilmywood shows nominated

Please Support Wilmington Film Crew Member Eugene’s Cancer Battle!   eUGENE

What we thought to be indigestion turned out to be Pancreatic Cancer. 

After a series of tests for his abdominal pain, a CT scan revealed  a tumor in his pancreas.  Shock and disbelief floods your brain.  In January 2014, Eugene was diagnosed pancreatic cancer.  After a biopsy confirmed that it had spread to his liver, our hearts dropped again.  He is now diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.  As he struggles with extreme pain, with little relief, he is currently undergoing chemotherapy.  The side effects of chemotherapy coupled with pain makes daily life challenging. Eugene is a 53 year old kindhearted soul, a wonderful husband and father to two young children.  We wish for our children to have as much joy and normalcy as possible while we battle this horrible disease.  Medical bills, daily care and living expenses add to our emotional stress.   Please help support our family so we can give Eugene the best care and time well spent.  Thank you for your kindness and generosity. DONATE NOW!

The Remaining trailer is out and it’s got Wilmywood all over it! The Affirm Films action/thriller stars Alexa Vega, Shaun Sipos, Johnny Pacar, Italia Ricci, Bryan Dechart, and Liz E. Morgan. Directed by Casey La Scala who we remember him…well… A Walk to Remember.  In theaters this fall! THE REMAINING is an action-packed supernatural thriller that addresses questions of life, love and belief against an apocalyptic backdrop. A group of close friends gather for a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and enemies foretold by biblical end-times prophecies. The survivors face a horrifying, uncertain future as they scramble for safety, but as their world collapses around them in chaos and terror will they choose real life through faith, or just try to survive?   NC_outline As stated in today’s early morning blog, Raleigh needs to hear from EVERYONE.  There are still thousands of NC residents that love film being in our state that have not voiced their opinion by picking up a phone or sending an email.  Well, today is the day.  Crew, Background actors, small businesses, actors, community leaders!  We need you. All of you. And just because you don’t work in the film industry, does NOT mean you shouldn’t call.  In fact, we NEED your voice in the mix, too.  They need to see that it is all of us who support the industry, not just the workers or vendors. Gov. Pat McCrory PHONE: 919-814-2000 EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC Speaker Thom Tillis PHONE: 919-733-3451 EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net TWITTER: @ThomTillis HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERShttp://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/ tscc3 A new poll of North Carolina voters shows support for continuing the state’s film incentives, including broader support among Republicans than Democrats. READ STORY NOW Also a HUGE thank you to Eriq LaSalle!  If you remember, he was here directing episode 10 of Under the Dome.  And now is helping us #SaveNCFilm, check out his tweet! https://twitter.com/EriqLaSalle23/status/479666422541340674 lawsofwrathLaws Of Wrath‘s twitter timeline was all a buzz with people from all over praising author Eriq LaSalle‘s latest thriller!Last weekend Barnes and Noble in Mayfaire SOLD OUT of the novel in minutes, BUT guess what?  They received a few more SIGNED COPIES and they are now available to purchase.  While supplies last of course, so go get you one!  And thank him for supporting us!  He is one hell of a talented and kind man! CD_F6R-1  TONIGHT at Ziggy’s By The Sea is Big SMO. If you aren’t familiar with Meat Mud or Big SMO in general, CHECK HIM OUT NOW! Before the 8:00pm show at Ziggy’s by the Sea, Big SMO joined the WPD at Theatre Now. Zach Hanner and Sydney Penny’s Summer Camp is working with the WPD School Liaison Officers to reach out to kids to keep them off the streets and away from gang violence.  Later today, he will be throwing the 1st pitch at the  Wilmington Sharks Game! (7pm) Wow, he has quite a schedule today!  Thanks Smo for lending a BIG hand in Wilmywood!

HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL…? Under the Dome Premiere: 11 days Tammy Premiere: 13 days Sleepy Hollow Premiere: 95 days

https://twitter.com/RobertDowneyJr/status/479410801933959168 Just in time for the Saturn Awards (June 26) and his nominations, our beloved Iron Man himself was seen last night on his Twitter feed getting his selfie on wearing an NC shirt he bought right here at Edge of Urge! Saturn_AwardIf you’re a sci-fi or horror fan, you know what the Saturn Awards are and boy has NC Film made an impact this year!!  Up for Best Comic to Film is Iron Man 3! Not to mention IM3 is also nominated for Best Music and there were also some actor nods as well. Handsome RDJ was nominated for Best Actor in IM3 along with Ben Kingsley for Best Supporting Actor. Under The Dome is also cleaning up the category with nominations to Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz and Big Jim himself, Dean Norris!  UTD also has a nomination for Best TV release and Best TV Series nominations went to Sleepy Hollow, Revolution and Under The Dome!  Congrats on your nominations, NC Film family!  For the complete list of the nominees, go to saturnawards.org Moving on to a different award, the cast of Sleepy Hollow is getting some love from the GMMR TV Awards. Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie have BOTH been nominated for a “Give Me My Remote” TV award as Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress. They need our votes!! Use this link for Tom: http://fox.tv/1ltczuI  Use this link for Nicole: http://bit.ly/1lXp4DD Voting ends on the 27th of June. TEEN CHOUCE 2014: Logo.And yet more awards!  Sleepy Hollow is also nominated for a Teen Choice Award for the Fantasy/Sci-Fi category. Sleepyheads, you can vote here: www.teenchoiceawards.com

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 – 02/25/2014 Logan Siu, Juliette Lewis, Saturn Award Noms, Cucalorus Red Carpet

The_Red_Road_PosterLocal actor Logan Siu is making his way up the Hollywood ladder and you get to see just a fraction of what he has been up to over the last year.   This 14 year old had a busy year.  He has worked in both television and film, including the Wilmywood shot flick, The Squeeze playing a pool boy.  He also did some traveling as well.  He headed to Savannah for LoganRedRoadSpongebob 2, but here is the best!  Logan is going to be in multiple episodes of the Sundance Channel’s The Red Road.  It premieres TOMORROW, February 27th. They shot it in Atlanta last fall and the show has been picked up for a full season.  Congratulations Logan!  We are so proud of you!   Oh, wanna see the trailer?  Yep, Logan’s in it!

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The Nominations are in for the 40th Saturn Awards honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film and television in 2013!  We have a ton  of noms for our Wilmywood shot films and television productions. So HUGE congratulations to everyone who worked so damn hard on these productions! HERE ARE THE WILMYWOOD NOMS

cucalorusOn March 2nd, Wilmington film lovers and industry leaders will gather at Screen Gems Studios for an elegant evening of entertainment featuring a live broadcast of the Oscars, local cuisine, innovative craft cocktails, popcorn, cash oscar pool, a curated silent auction and of course, a flashy red carpet entrance scattered with paparazzi and style judges.

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Proceeds from the event support critical costs associated with producing the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival taking place in downtown Wilmington from November 12 to 16, 2014. $100 for single tickets, $180 for couples!!  Click for more information. 

IF YOU ARE IN OR WORKED ON A FILM THAT PLAYED AT CUCALORUS, you get a special discount.  Your tickets will be $60 each, but you must email the folks at Cucalorus. CONTACT THEM NOW!

We had some changes come in yesterday regarding the casting for the football players for The Red Zone.  They are still in need of FOOTBALL PLAYERS who meet certain requirements, for this new TV pilot. Please see the flyer below and follow instructions for consideration.  These rules also apply for cheerleaders who are seeking eligibility as well.  GET MORE DETAILS NOW

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werethemillersDue Date and Made of Honor writer Adam Sztykiel has been hired to pen the sequel We’re the MillersJason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter and Emma Roberts are all expected to come back and get into character, but no contracts have been signed as of yet.  Hopefully we will get them back!  I heard nothing but good things about working on this flick!

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Screenshot_2014-02-25-21-16-24~2Okay, seriously, how cool is Juliette Lewis! Looks like a little character development went down yesterday as she gears up for her role as Angela Cornell in ABC’s Secrets & Lies which begins production in just a few days! Woo Hoo!  I am so looking forward to finally meeting her this year.

This came in yesterday, did you see it?  Although ABC’s Resurrection is filming in Atlanta, GA, we do have a connection that brings it home to Jason MottWilmywood!  That connection is Jason Mottauthor of the The Returned, the book which the show is based on.  Mott is a UNCW grad who lives quietly in Bolton, NC, which is just down the road from Wilmywood in Columbus County.  He went from answering the phones as a Verizon employee to becoming a New York Times best-selling author with a hit show on the way! There’s way more to the story and it’s a great article from Pam Kelley over at the Charlotte Observer!  READ STORY NOW!

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Wanna win a pair of VIP passes to the Orlando event?  While we are STILL waiting on Orlando to pick a winner for the 1st pair of VIP passes. We have one more pair to give away!  These passes give you the best seats, PLUS a meet and greet with Orlando.  Though each VIP s a $100 value, the experience is priceless! All you gotta do is click join to enter! ENTER TO WIN VIP PASSES NOW!

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REMINDER: SEEKING SINGLES who would like to be a part of this BRAND NEW E! Entertainment TV Series!!!  We are conducting Skype interviews this week!! STILL  If you are between 23-32 and available to been flown to a TROPICAL DESTINATION for 5 WEEKS beginning March 20th, email me photos and a little about yourself ASAP: mikewagsmusic@gmail.com …good luck!

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOB 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 from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!

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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.  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!!

40th Annual Saturn Awards – multiple Wilmywood Noms!

Saturn_Award40th Annual Saturn Awards Nominations are in & we have multiple noms for Wilmywood!

The Nominations are in for the 40th Saturn Awards honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film and television in 2013!  We have a ton  of noms for our Wilmywood shot films and television productions. So HUGE congratulations to everyone who worked so damn hard on these productions!

This year’s Saturn Awards will be presented in June in Burbank in California.  For a complete list of nominations and more information about the Academy, visit www.saturnawards.org.  HERE ARE THE WILMYWOOD NOMS:

BEST COMIC-TO-FILM MOTION PICTURE

IRON MAN 3 
Marvel / Walt Disney

MAN OF STEEL
Warner Bros.

THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Marvel / Walt Disney

THE WOLVERINE
20th Century Fox

BEST HORROR FILM

CARRIE
Screen Gems / Sony

THE CONJURING 
Warner Bros.

MAMA
Universal Pictures

THE PURGE
Universal Pictures

THIS IS THE END
Sony Pictures

WARM BODIES
Summit / Lionsgate

BEST ACTOR

ROBERT DOWNEY, JR.
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

OSCAR ISAAC
Inside Llewyn Davis
CBS Films

SIMON PEGG
The World’s End
Focus Features

JOAQUIN PHOENIX
Her
Warner Bros.

BRAD PITT
World War Z
Paramount Pictures

BEN STILLER
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
20th Century Fox

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

DANIEL BRUHL
Rush
Universal Pictures

GEORGE CLOONEY
Gravity
Warner Bros.

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
Star Trek Into Darkness
Paramount Pictures

HARRISON FORD
Ender’s Game
Summit / Lionsgate

TOM HIDDLESTON
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel / Walt Disney

BEN KINGSLEY
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

BILL NIGHY
About Time
Universal Pictures


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR

ASA BUTTERFIELD
Ender’s Game
Summit / Lionsgate

CHLOE GRACE MORETZ
Carrie
Screen Gems / Sony

SOPHIE NELISSE
The Book Thief
20th Century Fox

SAOIRSE RONAN
How I Live Now
Magnolia Pictures

TY SIMKINS
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

DYLAN SPRAYBERRY
Man of Steel
Warner Bros.

BEST MUSIC

DANNY ELFMAN
Oz The Great and Powerful
Walt Disney Studios

FRANK ILFMAN
Big Bad Wolves
Magnolia Pictures

HOWARD SHORE
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
New Line / MGM / Warner Bros.

BRIAN TYLER
Iron Man 3
Marvel / Walt Disney

BRIAN TYLER
Now You See Me
Summit / Lionsgate

JOHN WILLIAMS
The Book Thief
20th Century Fox

T E L E V I S I O N

BEST NETWORK TELEVISION SERIES RELEASE

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC

THE BLACKLIST
NBC

THE FOLLOWING
FOX

HANNIBAL
NBC

REVOLUTION
NBC

SLEEPY HOLLOW
FOX

UNDER THE DOME
CBS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES

NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU
Games of Thrones
HBO

ERIK KNUDSEN
Continuum
SyFy

DAVID LYONS
Revolution
NBC

DEAN NORRIS
Under the Dome
CBS

AARON PAUL
Breaking Bad
AMC

JAMES PUREFOY
The Following
Fox

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BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES

COLIN FORD
Under the Dome
CBS

JARED GILMORE
Once Upon a Time
ABC

JACK GLEESON
Game of Thrones
HBO

CONNOR JESSUP
Falling Skies
TNT

MACKENZIE LINTZ
Under the Dome
CBS

CHANDLER RIGGS
The Walking Dead
AMC

BEST TELEVISION RELEASE

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
Warner Archives

SEARCH: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Warner Archives

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: SEASON 3, 4, 5
CBS Paramount

UNDER THE DOME: SEASON ONE
CBS Paramount

THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
Starz / Anchor Bay

THE WHITE QUEEN: SEASON ONE
Anchor Bay