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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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 – 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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/04/2014 Max Steel Opens Offices, Under the Dome’s 1st Day, Secrets & Lies, and more.

It was a great first day Under the Dome.  The set in Burgaw was filled with CBS peeps and of course, as expected, they had a visit from Neal Baer and Stephen King himself. King, of course, was his typical humorous self yesterday.  If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s short, sweet and hilarious!

But perhaps the most noted part of the day was how they kicked off their first morning of season two.  It was with a moment of silence for Sarah Elizabeth Jones.

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Their slates still branded with her name as well as a crane in large red taped letters.  They made sure crew members took on the responsibility of looking out for each other as well as themselves.  The rain finally had its way in the early afternoon, so they made a company move to the stage, at beautiful Screen Gems Studios, where they will be this morning.

Day two resumed for ABC’s Secret & Lies, but the rain didn’t stop them from filming Ryan Phillippe in what will be Ben’s  morning jog that changed his life forever.  The very social producer Aaron Kaplan tweeted:

Shanley CaswellYesterday, we finally got a casting announcement.  Congrats to our latest stars. Shanley Caswell and Aimee Garcia will join the cast of what was once called the Red Zone is now back to its original vague title, The Untitled Nikki Tuscano Project.  Shanley Caswell is making her way back to Wilmywood, as she was just recently here for The ConjuringShe will play Holden’s daughter, a “cute but slightly awkward teenager with a lively interest in world affairs.”

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Max Steel has officially opened offices here in Wilmington, but it is not at Screen Gems Studios. I’m not sure if they want their office info released yet, so holding off for the moment.  But I can give a nice warm welcome to the office staff!

Secretary-Sharon-DeckerThanks to WWAY for shooting me this over yesterday.  It seems as though Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker wants to ease our minds when it comes to the NC Film Incentives.  She believes the incentives won’t be terminated but cannot assure us if they will remain the same. Well, no one really can.  Only the May vote can tell us that.  And if they keep them but decide to enact any changes, that could lead to a temporary lapse.  So, everything is simply up in the air at the moment.  However, as reassuring as Decker sounds, we need to continue to contact our legislators about keeping the incentives intact, because even a short lapse could be devastating for North Carolina.  I do appreciate her addressing the issue though because it affects 1000s of us here in NC.  READ MORE NOW

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THIS MORNING: Scott Davis joins me tomorrow on the Sunny Morning Show to talk about the celebration for Cuz!  8:15am on Sunny 104.5.  You can listen live online.

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!!

ATTENTION NC FILM SUPPORTERS: Register by Friday!

Secretary-Sharon-DeckerThe opportunity to voice your idea and concerns about the North Carolina Film Industry is coming on Monday, December 2.    The state secretary of commerce Sharon Decker will be in Wilmington to hear your stories of the impact film has had on our lives.  She wants to take those stories back with her Raleigh.  Joiingr her will be senior advisor Tony Almeida. Aaron Syrett from the NC Film Office will be in the audience. You are invited to attend the The 2013 Listening Tour session BUT YOU MUST REGISTER BY THIS FRIDAY!

It will take place 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Windell Daniels Hall (fifth floor) at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station, 502 N. Front St.

So who exactly is Sharon Decker?  Sharon Decker is our NC Secretary of Commerce, and has been an outspoken proponent of the NC film industry since she started in that role.  Do you remember when IM 3 did the crew shows in Wilmington? She was there that night and introduced the film and briefly spoke to the house.  

So, ALL NC  CREW, VENDORS and SUPPORTERS, come out and tell Sharon THANK YOU for her support of NC film and share why the incentive is important to you.

REGISTER NOW!  Email ListeningTours@nccommerce.com by Friday with “Southeast” in the subject line.