THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/15/2014 Sleepy Hollow deets, Crew and Cast for Paper Towns and more.

Now where is everyone today? They are taking cover! A rainy day has put Secrets & Lies as well as Sleepy Hollow at the sound stages. Sleepy might head back to Water St. to shoot the plummeting hail scene, weather permitting tonight.

Now for some more Sleepy Hollow deets.  Please welcome the new Executive Producer  to Wilmywood, Paul Edwards.   Also, Sleepy Hollow has a new line producer as well, so welcome Jane Bartelme. Jane has a long history in the feature film world and lemme tell ya, what a resume!  From Sleepless in Seattle to Legends of the Fall.

They are currently shooting episode 11 with Dwight Little in the director’s chair.  Russell Fine, who will be directing episode 12 is gearing up and scouting the area this week.  Welcome all to the Sleepy family!

The Choice is doing some interior shots on Princess St.  Sorry Tom Welling fans, no sightings today.  At least not on set.  Maybe you will spot him somewhere around town on his day off 🙂tscc3

Paper Towns is still crewing up in Charlotte, NC. Congrats to Leigh Shanta. She is back once again in NC as PM. She was here in Wilmywood for The Longest Ride. I know they are still looking for PAs in just about every department. As for other positions, I don’t have the full list yet of what is needed. Paper Towns is expected to begin production in November.

So, send your crew resume to papertownsproduction@gmail.com with your position in the subject line.

And in case you didn’t know, the fabulous, Tona Dahlquist is heading up extras casting 🙂

They have also added to the cast. Last month, we reported that Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne are starring in the film. Now, they have added Austin Abrams, Halston Sage and Justice Smith to the cast. Congrats!

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vote_nowStill 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

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

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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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/08/2014 Rumors from the Lot, Sophia Bush Rocks the Vote, Locations and More.

Happy Wednesday!  Boy what a great start to the morning with the Lunar Eclipse!  Okay, so what the hell is up in Wilmywood?  Let’s start off with where everyone will be today!

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Secrets & Lies heads downtown today. You will spot them at the Blue Post, along S. Water St and in some alleyways.

Sleepy Hollow is getting ready to pull an all-nighter at Airlie Gardens tonight!

RumorslogoRUMORS FROM THE LOT.  As The Choice gears up for Monday’s first official production day, I am hearing some REALLY COOL RUMORS for their casting “choices.”

First, we already know that Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer have the lead roles, and Tom Wilkinson will play Dr. Shep. But now more rumors about the other roles that need to be filled.  I am hearing 3 names that are up for the gig: Maggie Grace (Taken), the gorgeous Tom Welling (Clark Kent- Smallville) and Joe Gallison (Days of Our Lives). Joe, to us, however is a local!  We love him!  So let’s hope the rumors are true!

I also wanna give a HUGE loving shoutout to the Grip crew on their first day of prep!  Love you guys!  It’s a gorgeous day to be working in Wilmywood!

LAST NIGHT:Senator Kay Hagan (D) debated Speaker Thom Tillis (R) in the second debate for North Carolina’s senate seat. Who do you think won?

As with all things in politics, you just want the facts and ONLY the facts. Thank goodness for WRAL and their FACT CHECK list! GO THERE 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! 

Check out Rock the Vote’s AWESOME video starring Lil Jon!  Rock The Vote wants to know,  “What are you turning out for?”

On Twitter, Facebook and Instagram USE: @rockthevote with Hashtag #TURNOUTFORWHAT

Thanks to our One Tree Hill lady, Sophia Bush, for getting involved! The video also features Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Natasha Lyonne, Fred Armisen, E.J. Johnson, Darren Criss, Ireland Baldwin, Devendra Banhart, Ioanna Gika and Gabriel Valenciano.

vote_nowYou have TWO MORE DAYS to register to vote! The Deadline is Friday!

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

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

adamanddrewRich posted this on my wall yesterday!  Good find!  Wilmington and the film industry get a little love on the first eight minutes of this podcast from Orlando Jones!… LISTEN NOW!

Stephen Collins who most know from the television show 7th Heaven, and many here know him as Dr. Gene Porter from Revolution has been accused of sexually

SteveCollinsabusing three underage girls. According to CNN’s NewDay, in the divorce documents filed by his estranged second wife, Faye Grant, Collins admitted to her that he molested them more than a decade earlier. Two of the girls lived in New York, one in Los Angeles, according to the divorce papers. Police in New York are aware of child molestation allegations by a former relative against Collins, but due to the statute of limitations, he cannot face charges in that case. In New York, a person has five years from their 18th birthday to make an accusation of sexual abuse to authorities. That time has passed.

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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 – 10/06/2014 Sleepy Hollow, The Choice, Reel Teal Film Fest and More.

No one is about and about today, but Sleepy Hollow and Secrets & Lies will be later this week.

Another Sleepy night tonight!  Woo Hoo! “The Plan Is In Motion from The Kindred.”

The Choice kicks off one week from today and they are keepin’ it super local!  The start production over at Dockside with a nice size crew, not to mention over 80 background extras.  It’s nice to see people employed as we get closer to the holidays!

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As we eagerly wait for Max Steel to come out in 2015, check out our super hero Ben Winchell and his side kick Ana Villafane as they participated at a fundraiser for Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

REELTEALReel Teal Film Festival is a solely student-organized film festival presented by members of the Flicker Film Society at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. With emphasis on the award show atmosphere, this festival programs innovative films from film makers, students, and enthusiasts, to promote a community that fosters competition and cinematic diversity. Complete with a teal carpet, photographers, and Q&A with filmmakers, Reel Teal encompasses all your film festival and award show needs. The event will be split up into two screening blocks – Friday, February 13, from 7:00pm-8:30pm and 9:30pm-11:00pm at Lumina Theater, UNCW. GET DETAILS NOW OR SUBMIT

We will have an awards show from 11:00pm to 11:30pm to present the cash prizes and trophies to the winning filmmakers.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Volunteer 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

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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 – 09/25/2014 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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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 – 08/27/2014 HBO scouts for fall before film incentives expire, Wilmington officials plea with Governor McCrory, UTD Ratings

Mornin’ Sunshine! Happy Humpday.  Not too much going on today, but we do have a few things noteworthy.

The Emmys kicked everyone in the tail. Under the Dome did decent enough, but showed lower numbers with a 1.4 A18-49, 6.59M viewers.

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ABC’s Secrets & Lies is in Porter’s Neck today and Sleepy Hollow is at the sound stages today.

DIckCheneyHBO has been scouting North Carolina, among other states for their mini series Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency (adaptation  of the book by Washington Post investigative reporter Barton Gellman published in 2008).  Some sources say they have made their decision and are shooting in New York and North Carolina, however, other sources say they have not locked in NC as a location. At least not yet anyway. Wherever they shoot, they will need to make a decision soon as production is supposed to start in October. The Line Producer is Louise Rosner. David Frankel is directing. More on this project from The Hollywood Reporter. READ NOW 

FILM INCENTIVE UPDATE: The Port City Daily reports, “City of Wilmington and New Hanover County officials are formally asking Gov. Pat McCrory to reconvene the North Carolina General Assembly to resolve the issue of the state’s film credit.”  READ MORE AT PORT CITY DAILY

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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 – 08/18/2014 Under the Dome Sneak Peek, Sleepy Hollow goes clubbin’, The Longest Ride wrap party details

Okay, for all of those who follow the blog from out of state and out of the country, this sneak peek shows a lot of fabulous footage of downtown Wilmington, NC aka Chester’s Mill aka Zenith!  Love this scene!  Mike Vogel and Max Ehrich have incredible chemistry!  I’m really digging Max’s acting chops.  He’s my instant favorite! Here’s what’s in store for us tonight!

Tonight’s synopsis: When Barbie enlists his father’s help to reach out to Julia, he realizes that Don may know more about the Dome than he is letting on. Meanwhile, Big Jim appoints himself sheriff of Chester’s Mill, on Under The Dome, Monday, August 18 at 10/9c. Brett Cullen guest stars.

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Even though there are a few more additional days of filming, The Longest Ride had their wrap party this weekend in Elkin, NC at a place called 222 conveniently located a 222 East Main St.

800px-Elkin_NC_DowntownThe people were so friendly, the music was great, and the food was delicious,” said one crew member. Local party buses were hired and took the crew to and from the party from the hotels so they didn’t have to drive.

“The landscape beauty, coupled with the welcoming spirit from the local folks in Winston-Salem, Dobson and Elkin made for very pleasant filmmaking during the last couple of weeks of The Longest Ride,” another crew member said. “Many of us are looking forward to return to both locations with our families for a little vacation. I really want my kids to see these places.”

ICYMI: Our friends from WGSR in Greensboro headed over there to see how the folks in the town feel about The Longest Ride shooting there.  They get extra brownie points for using a drone for some of their gorgeous shots! A great piece! SEE VIDEO NOW.

The Longest Ride heads back to the farm again today in Dobson.

PravdaOkay, I am so excited about Sleepy Hollow filming at my FAVORITE club(s) downtown. They will be over at Pravda/Sputnik today and they got a packed club with over 120 hip background actors. Now I can’t tell you who is in this scene, however, can you imagine Ichabod Crane’s reaction to music and dancing in 2014? Baaahahahaaa.

ABC’s Secrets & Lies shoots in their hood again today in Porter’s Neck.

FilmPhotoREMINDER: Anyone who benefits from the NC Film Industry, please gather with us @ Battleship Park on Sat. August 23rd 2014@ 4:00pm.

We will be documenting the residents and families of Southeastern North Carolina with a massive group photograph of all those who will be affected by the loss of the Film Incentives.

FILM INCENTIVE UPDATE: This is the final week.  Yep, it ain’t over yet. Unless something changes, and it always does, the Senate meets at 4pm, the Rules Committee meets at 4:30pm and the House meets tonight at 5pm.  I will keep you posted.

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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 – 08/14/2014 Cullen Moss is Reckless, Locations, Fate of Film and more.

Our local boy Cullen Moss was on CBS’s Reckless last Sunday, and he finally got the stills to prove it. So, if you missed it, get to your Primetime On Demand channels or go online now and look for Cullen who plays the shrewd Charleston lawyer, Carter Davidson, in the episode, Deep Waters.

today2The Longest Ride is getting more love, this time from the former “first daughter,” Jenna Bush and the Today Show.  They came to Elkin, NC to do a piece on Nick Sparks and the film.  So, be on the lookout for that soon!

If you see a big 30 ton crane outside of Okami Japanese Steakhouse today, that is just Food Lion shooting a commercial…they will be all around town this week.

Secrets & Lies is back in their hood in Porter’s Neck.

Sleepy Hollow is over at the Cape Fear Club on Chestnut tonight and into the wee hours.

Aunjanue EllisWho we once thought was dead, is now painfully surfacing to Abbie and Jenny Mills. Their mother. They both thought their Madre went nuts, was committed, then took her own life. Whether she is dead and we see her through the girls memories, or she shows up in present day, know that Lori Mills is coming. Lori is being played by Aunjanue Ellis. You might know her from The Menalist, True Blood, or the most recent feature Get on Up.

We have 39 days until the premiere of Sleepy Hollow, Monday nights, 9pm on FOX.

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FILM INCENTIVES UPDATE: The General Assembly is more interested in kicking the can down the road or completely ignoring sustaining jobs and job creation.

From what I am hearing, things don’t look so well for NC Film. It isn’t over until the final gavel hits, however, unless something drastic comes to light, I am being told that they will be adjourning sine die on Friday (sine die is an adjournment until the next session), with film not even on the list.  GET MORE DETAILS NOW

We will still be quite busy this year with Bolden!, Yellow Footprints and The Choice going into production next month, but come 2015, we won’t have enough money to sustain more than 3 decent projects statewide. As it stands right now, productions can’t even apply for the grant until 2015, so it’s gonna be very dry in the New Year.

With that being said, here’s a reminder:

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Ernie Ward, candidate for District 8 who is running against Bill Rabon is holding a fundraiser TOMORROW NIGHT.  If you can make it and you live in his district, PLEASE attend!

The man puts People and Puppies before Politics!

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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!!