THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/17/2014 Jack Bender’s UTD Tease, The Remaining release date, Secrets & Lies

“That’s a wrap,” will be called out later today! Final day on E. Bay St. in Southport! They will just be doing some pick up shots on Friday. However, some folks are already going home.

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But before everyone heads for the hills, we want answers, right? I caught up with EP/Director Jack Bender and he gives yet one more tease of things to come. I LOVE THIS MAN!

But we won’t be down to two productions for long as ABC’s Secrets & Lies starts up next week. And the stars? Well, many of them are flying in this weekend.

If you remember Charles Dutton had to turn down his role in the pilot episode due to health reasons, so in came the fabulous Greg Alan Williams. Yesterday, I heard that Charles Dutton will not be returning to the show after all, and Greg will join the cast.

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The Longest Ride is officially halfway through filming, 23 out of their scheduled 46 days.  They are back on Orange St. today.

_MG_7385.CR2A release date for the Wilmywood shot The Remaining has been revealed. So get ready to gather your friends and hit the theaters September 5th! The Remaining stars Alexa Vega.

Well looky here, Gov. McCrory is returning to Wilmington today, but so far has no plans to come visit the sets or the studios. Nope. The North Carolina Business Committee for Education is having a regional meeting at the Corning Plant Tour. He will be there at 3pm.

Speaking of the Governor, if you remember in his interview with Jon Evans at WECT, he called for more promotion of the state of North Carolina when productions filmed here. Absurd because many productions do it all the time, but he just doesn’t pay attention like we do. But seriously, I think Under the Dome has got it covered, Govna! Did you see this yesterday? And our locations guru Brooke Barnhill is the star of this piece, well, next to Wilmington, Southport and Burgaw! WATCH INCREDIBLE VIDEO NOW

And a final piece of satisfying news, we aren’t the only ones calling Bullshit when it comes to our governor.  Here’s an interesting read:

NC Gov Pat McCrory, Frankly, Will Let You Know When He’s Full Of It

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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 – 07/15/2014 Secrets & Lies, Under the Dome, Pat McCrory and more.

LyleChumleyHoly Kudzu! Do you agree that last night’s episode of Under the Dome was the best one so far? Dwight Yoakam is so good at being bad.  #UnderTheDome ratings are on the rise to 1.9 up 2/10ths from last week’s 1.7 A18-49 rating.  This time we beat those Ninjas and in fact Dome is #1 for the night.

Our Domies are shooting at the Gypsum Plant today.

Sleepy Hollow is on 1300 block of S. 5th Ave. as well as Hwy 421 near Sutton Lake Rd.

The Longest Ride is back on Orange St downtown.

AshliBogartExtras Casting Director, Ashli Bogart is gearing up for ABC’s Secrets & Lies which in turn is gearing up for production! She writes, “Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that Secrets and Lies will be starting back up the end of next week so we are going to start booking in over the next couple of days. Those of you who worked on the pilot as reporters, neighbors and police make sure you check your emails cause we are going to want you back. Don’t worry….we will also need folks who did not work on the pilot. Keep a look out on this FB page for casting calls for stand ins for the season as well. The email for background for the show will be secretsandliesextras@gmail.com.”

stewartYesterday, things got REALLY heated as Gov. Pat McCrory for the 2nd time stated false numbers and claiming The Daily Show had abused the system.  This time it was on Charlotte’s WFAE, an NPR station.  (HERE’S THE AUDIO: (Film Incentive Talk starts at 47:40)  Would anyone else like to join me by telling Pat McCrory to STOP spewing out false numbers? When calling, choose Option 3 to speak to a human being, NOT option 2, which is the opinion line!

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

GOOD READS

  • Thankfully we are not the only one’s calling for a retraction by McCrory or a comment on his false claims of abuse – CAMPAIGN TRACKER. READ THIS
  • Thanks to Jaqueline for spotting this Opinion piece by Lewis Beale in the News & Observer READ NOW
  • WRAL is currently working on a big piece on film incentives and it also involves Pat’s claim of abuse! PLEASE email the reporter who is working on the story, Cullen Browder: CBrowder@wral.com EMAIL NOW and let him know your thoughts on the governor’s claims of abuse! Let’s flood his inbox!

ICYMI: We got ourselves another feature film, North Carolina!  This time, it’s all you Greensboro!  The Disappointments Room, a supernatural thriller in which a mother moves her family out to the country, but the poor mother’s sanity begins slipping as she learns about the house’s bloody past and is afflicted by visions of a dead girl. Taking the lead is the beautiful Kate Beckinsale.  READ MORE NOW

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/08/2014 Another feature film for NC?, Aaron Syrett resigns, Secrets & Lies and more.

JohnElvisIt’s was Episode 2 for Under The Dome, Season 2 last night on CBS and one of our favorite Domies, John Elvis who plays Ben was back in town to watch the action packed show with our beloved local Chester’s Millers downtown Wilmington at Hell’s Kitchen during the Barrettviewing party. Actor Barrett Carnahan took the night off from Sleepy Hollow to show support and have a little fun with friends while in town. A good time was had by all. John will be leaving midweek.  We will miss ya buddy! Thanks to Mary Jo Jackson for the pics!

We’ll see how Under the Dome did rating-wise later today.   Our Domies are in Currie today while Sleepy Hollow is at Hoggard High School and then Forest Hills.  The Longest Ride is at Atlantic Auto and CFCC.

Timothy BusfieldNow if you remember Tim Busfield is playing Benjamin Franklin is season 2 of Sleepy Hollow.  Well, it looks like ABC’s Secrets & Lies is borrowing him.  As a director.  Look for Secrets & Lies to begin production in about two weeks.

ABC’s Secret & Lies is still accepting crew resumes.  Send your resumes with position in the subject line to: secretsandliesoffice@gmail.com

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Sleepy Hollow is returning to the San Diego Comic Con coming up on Friday, July 25th GET DETAILS NOW!

Although we’ve already seen this on Netflix, North Carolina shot Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 is officially out on DVD and Blu-Ray today.

NCFILM OFFICECORRECTION: Director the NC Film Office Aaron Syrett did not resign.  Due to a reduction in workforce, Aaron will no longer be at the North Carolina Film office as of July 31st.   He did not leave in the middle of the battle.  This is so sad.  Aaron’s been helping keep things alive over the past 7 years.  We wish him well.  Looks like Production Services Executive Guy Gaster is filling in Aaron’s position.  We don’t know if this is permanent or temporary. More details will be released in the coming days.

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RumorslogoThe feature film currently titled, One & Two is currently is said to begin setting up shop later this month in North Carolina.  It’s about two siblings living in a remote area who have supernatural powers but they are and have been stifled by their overbearing father.  Producing in Kim Sherman.  Andrew Droz Palermo is the director.  Not too many other details about this one.  Where in North Carolina is still unknown.  Let’s log this one still as a rumor.  No one has said boo about this one…yet at least.

A lot of people have asked me about the Civil War based pilot coming from Disney.  I am still being told, they are waiting until a decision is made on the film incentives before they decide on North Carolina or Virginia.  Hate to say it, but my gut tells me they are going north for this one.  (please let me be wrong).

 

FILM INCENTIVES: YOUR MISSION THIS WEEK

I think we can all find the time.  Everyone has a lunch break.  Here are the folks you need to contact everyday this week!  Tell them to extend the film incentives for another year!

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

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

Sen.  Bill Rabon
PHONE:919-733-5963
EMAIL: Bill.Rabon@ncleg.net

Rep. Julia Howard
PHONE: 919-733-5904
EMAIL: Julia.Howard@ncleg.net

If you have time, also include others on the Sen. Finance Chairs:

Sen. Bob Rucho
(919) 733-5655
Bob.Rucho@ncleg.net

Sen. David Curtis
(919) 715-3038
David.Curtis@ncleg.net

Sen. Ron Rabin
(919) 733-5748
Ron.Rabin@ncleg.net

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

Perhaps a letter to the editor of the Star News is more your kind of thing? We are urging crew members and small businesses to express their feelings on the matter and tell them how losing film would effect you.

Tricia Vance – Letters to the Editor
tricia.vance@starnewsonline.com

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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 – 07/02/2014 Rumor: Bolden! casts lead, Tammy Afterglow, Alan Alda and more

Did you miss the premiere of Under the Dome? Well, you have options! You can watch “Heads Will Roll” either at CBS.com or flip on your TV’s tonight at 9pm EST on CBS for an encore presentation.

Our Domies are shooting on the sound stages today.

Sleepy Hollow is over at St. Thomas Preservation Hall.

You’ve been asking, so here ya go. Alan Alda is here and on set today of The Longest Ride! Yay! They will be filming today at Cape Fear Community College.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the early premiere of Tammy. And thank to Jimmie Lee who brought the awesome car and jet ski that Melissa drove in the movie.  Hope you had a blast, I know I did! Here’s a few pics from last night!

The Wilmywood Tammy Premiere got some love from the local media:

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Look for an article later today for more from The Star News.

Susan Sarandon was on Good Morning America this morning and she will be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight! Meanwhile Melissa McCarthy was on the CBS Early Show and she will be on Chelsea Lately tonight.

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Without the incentives, this is what we plan to lose if the current incentives do not stay in place.  Under the Dome remains up in the air in regards to where they will be shooting season 3 in Wilmington.  FX’s How and Why are planning on shooting in January.  Where is still unknown.   Secrets & Lies planned on shooting in Charlotte if they picked up a second season, without the current film incentives, they will go to Georgia.  Homeland, which will be coming back to the states after this upcoming season in South Africa will not return to Charlotte.  The Civil War based Disney pilot will go to Virginia – they plan to go into production later.  If a decision is not made soon (a good decision), we will lose a lot of projects!  No one like to wait and plans need to be made.

GaryCarrThe rumors are flying that Gary Carr (Downtown Abby)has landed the part of Bolden! which was originally played by Anthony Mackie. Now that they are back from about 7 years ago, they are about to do it all over again and this British born handsome devil is looking good for taking the lead.  Once I get confirmation, I will let you know.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/20/2014 Saving NC Film, Melissa McCarthy, Under the Dome, Juliette Lewis and more.

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THANK YOU!  Yesterday, you were amazing.  So, alright North Carolina, get those phones ringing again TODAY! Raleigh needs to hear from EVERYONE! It’s the final countdown! Be nice and polite but tell them to #SaveNCFilm and keep our film incentives!!!

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/

SONY DSCLet’s please give a huge thank you to our Mayor Billy Saffo who spoke out yesterday regarding the film incentives.  He, like us, would like to keep the film incentives the way they are, and spoke out against the grant program.

“Why kill a good thing,” Saffo said. “We have a thousand people that work in this industry, that work here permanently and to lose a thousand jobs would be a tragedy.”  (Speaking about just in the Wilmington area).  And as far as the grant program, Saffo said, “We have been told by the film industry, we have been told by Disney, we’ve been told by every production company that’s working in the state – it will not work.”  READ STORY NOW

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Our beloved Tammy aka Melissa McCarthy made the cover of Rolling Stone. It’s the Summer Double issue which is on stands TODAY! Check her out flexing her muscles for a revealing story that “details her long rise to stardom and (sometimes unusual) acting techniques.” READ NOW.

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This morning Writer/producer Aaron Baiers is teasing Sleepy Hollow fans on twitter, saying they are “already editing ep#203 – and shooting ep#204. Season 2 is off with a BANG!! 3 months to go…”

The 2014 DAYTIME EMMY® AWARDS will be presented this Sunday. Max Ehrich, who plays Hunter on this season of Under the Dome, is up for an award for “Outstanding Younger Actor” in a Drama Series for his work on The Young and the Restless. The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards will be available for viewing live at www.daytimeemmys.net beginning at 5:00pm on June 22.

Our Domies are heading to the soundstages today.

julietteLOur special agent actress Juliette Lewis turns 41 tomorrow, not looking a day older than 31. She will be returning to Wilmington in a couple of weeks as production for ABC’s Secrets & Lies begins in about four weeks.

It’s day 5 of 46 for The Longest Ride.  They will be downtown today on N 4th. Oona and Jack are back on set today.  Looks like they will also be shooting in Jacksonville as well as Hampstead in the coming days.  Awesome, I dig when they spread the film love across the counties.

StinkyFeetSTINKY FEET needs your sock photos! Stinky Feet is a short family film about a pair of socks and their owner Billy through the years. They want to make their main poster for Stinky Feet the Short, a mosaic from socks. So, grab your phone or camera and lean over and snap a shot and send it to stinkyfeettheshort@aol.com.  If you give them your  name with your sock submission, they will add it to their Sock Sender Thank You list in the notes section of their films Facebook page.

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

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 their emotional stress.   Please help support this film family so they can give Eugene the best care and time well spent.  Thank you for your kindness and generosity. DONATE NOW!

REMINDER: lawsofwrathLaws Of Wrath, written by our Under the Dome director Eriq LaSalle is in stock at Barnes and Noble in Mayfaire. They received a few more SIGNED COPIES!  Get you one before they’re gone!

Get FREE SHIPPING TODAY in the Wilmywood Shop!! Use Voucher Code: T-DAY2014

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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 – 06/18/2014 Your Mission Today, Under the Dome, Positive Impact Video Campaign

NC_outlineSo, there is a slim chance, they could leave the film incentives alone until next year in the long session. That would mean the new folks we vote for in November can tackle it or leave it the way it is.  These folks up in Raleigh have never experienced such a high volume of calls for one particular issue!  So, keep up the great work!! Flood the phone lines today!

If you work in film, TODAY is your day.  Please, call today!  Just say something to this effect –

“I work in film here in North Carolina, I live in NC, and I vote. I want you to keep the incentive as is, get rid of the sunset, and save my job!!”

Call Thom Tillis 919-733-3451
Call Sharon Decker 919-733-3449

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FROM JONATHAN LANDAU: In light of the recent actions taken by our NC legislators we have decided to step up our “Positive Impact” video campaign for keeping the film incentives. Some of you may have seen our video “Positive Impact”.

PositiveimpactThe plan is to have people all over the state organize separate video shoots in which they parade people in their area by the camera holding red and blue signs representing people and businesses that are positively impacted by the film industry in NC. It won’t take great equipment and all we are talking about is one shot, with the name of your town as the opening title. If you are interested in organizing and shooting a video in your area please call Jonathan Landau at (910) 520-2815 for further instructions.

KEEP NC FILM ALIVE! THERE’S STILL TIME!

HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL…?
Under the Dome Premiere: 12 days
Tammy Premiere: 14 days
Sleepy Hollow Premiere: 96 days

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Under The Dome Executive Producer Stephen King discusses his involvement with Season 2 of Under The Dome premiering on CBS June 30th! CHECK OUT VIDEO NOW!

Our Domies are on the sound stages today.  The Longest Ride is downtown today shooting over at CFCC, and Sleepy Hollow is filming out in Castle Hayne.

ICYMI: Ashli Bogart has officially been deemed Extras Casting Director for ABC’s Secrets & Lies. Ashli did extras casting on the pilot. Production begins in mid-July. If you haven’t haven’t done so already, make sure you register on her web site to be considered on any projects she is working on.www.extrassignup.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!

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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!!

ABC’s Secrets & Lies names Extras Casting Director

Congrats again to Ashli Bogart who has officially been deemed Extras Casting Director for ABC’s Secrets & Lies. Ashli did extras casting on the pilot. Production begins in mid-July. If you haven’t haven’t done so already, make sure you register on her web site to be considered on any projects she is working on. www.extrassignup.com. Ashli is also the Extras Casting Director for Sleepy Hollow.

 

ABOUT SECRETS & LIES (Series)  – ABC
STATUS:  Pre-Production
PRODUCER: Aaron Kaplan, Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield
WRITER/PRODUCER: Barbie Kligman
UPM: David Brightbill
DIRECTOR: Charles McDougall
CAST: Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez, Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland, Belle Shouse, Clifton Collins, Jr., Indiana Evans, Charles Dutton, Steven Brand, Kate Ashfield
CREW RESUMES TO: secretsandliesresumes@gmail.com

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/16/2014 – Sleepy Hollow, The Longest Ride, Under the Dome, Secrets & Lies

HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL…?
Under the Dome Premiere: 14 days
Tammy Premiere: 16 days
Sleepy Hollow Premiere: 98 days

We are back to three productions running in Wilmywood!  It’s day one for The Longest Ride!  They got a very early start this morning over at St. Mary’s.  Looks like first up is the gorgeous Jack Huston and well as the lovely Oona Chaplin.

LolitaCongrats to Lolita Davidovich.  She’s been added to the cast of The Longest Ride.  This British born actress is known for Gods and Monsters (1998), Raising Cain (1992) and Jungle 2 Jungle (1997).

Under the Dome is in Southport for the last day of filming for Episode 10.  Oh boo, that means Eriq LaSalle will be leaving us shortly.  ICYMI, we had a great time at his very first book signing AND he sold out of books!  Here’s a few pics from Saturday!

Sleepy Hollow will be shooting three scenes today as they work mad hours on episode 4. You can find our Sleepyheads doing some driving shots beginning on N. 3rd as well as at the NHC Courthouse aka Sleepy Hollow Police Headquarters and on N. Front St.

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Yes indeed! Happy 42 to John!  Ya know what?  I will help them out and make sure The Sleepy Hollow folks celebrate!  Hahaha!  Yes, this is me scheming!  Stand by! Bwuuuaahhh!!

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Congrats to David Brightbill.  He’s sticking around Wilmington, his home.  He’s been named the UPM of ABC’s Secrets & Lies.  He’s was the UPM for FX’s How and Why.  Before that he was in Charlotte working on Homeland. The extras casting director will be named shortly.  I will keep you posted.  Production begins in mid-July.

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 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 – 05/12/2014 Maria Bello, Max Steel, Secrets & Lies, Tom Mison Weds, and more.

Happy Tuesday loves!  This morning we finally posted the good news!  God, I’ve been sitting on this news for like 2 weeks!  Maria Bello tweeted on set, so no more secrets!

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Mattel and Dolphin has brought in one of my favorite actresses! Maria Bello! This talented lady has over 35 feature film credits under her belt and she is now adding Max Steel to her roster! Maria will be playing Max’s mom, Molly.

Maria arrived in Wilmywood and got right to work last week.

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Yesterday it was a mad house at not only the Fox Upfronts but at the Fox Fan Fronts! Twitter was on fandom fire especially when our Sleepy Hollow cast arrived. Then, something else caught the eyes of Ringmany fans.  Is that a ring on Tom Mison’s left hand?  Yes, indeed it is!  According to multiple sources, Tom Mison married his love Charlotte Coy in a small and private ceremony about a month ago.  So, congrats to the gorgeous couple!

Today, we have the Upfronts for ABC at 4pm EST.  Got any favorite shows on that network?  Secrets and Lies begins production in July from what I’ve been hearing, they will be a mid-season pick-up.tscc3

Under the Dome is shooting all over the place today including Winnabow as well as all of their sound stages.  Max Steel is back at a private location on Middlesound Loop Road.

MLC_EisnerBig Congrats to our local comic book shop, Memory Lane Comics!  They were just nominated for an Eisner Award – the 2014 Will Eisner “Spirit of Comics” Retailer Award. The awards will be given out during this year’s San Diego Comic Con in July.

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

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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!!

Wilmywood Pilot Updates

Upfronts

by April Vickery

Well, here we go folks! The moment of truth is coming. Upfronts are two weeks away and the fate of some network shows are no longer in the hands of the execs. It’s all in the hands of the people now.

The recently renamed pilot Field of Play (REDZONE) is currently being viewed by test audiences. Now, it looks as though CBS may not pick up more than 3 or 4 drama pilots this season. At least two of these shows will be a spin offs. Field of Play is one of the shows vying for one of those coveted spots! Have no fear though, if CBS does NOT pick up the Nikki Toscano pilot, another network can swoop in and nab it for themselves.  Time will tell.

Another Wilmywood pilot is going to be tested NEXT week:  ABC’s Secrets and Lies. Originally, the show had a 10 episode commitment, but sources say that commitment went to the way side, so it’s just as vulnerable as the other pilots in the mix. Sources say however, it’s a “strong contender for pick-up.”

As for How and Why, FX’s upfronts already  came and went (April 9th).  The show which is currently in production, won’t be complete until the end of May.  We should hear something about our Charlie Kaufman comedy by mid June at the earliest.