THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/12/2015 NC SFX MUA on Syfy’s Face Off tomorrow, more projects for SC.

North Carolina’s own Special Effects makeup artist Gregory Hewett will be on Syfy’s Face Off tomorrow night during a two part 8th season premiere @ 9 p.m. Greg is a Supply native who now lives in Charlotte.

I caught up with Greg this morning and I asked him what some of his favorite moments from 2014 were. He had a hard time answering because there were just too many to count. After twisting his arm, however, he said, “Working on It’s Supernatural, conducting a sold out FX class at Spooky Empire as a guest speaker, and participating in the national Chairi Walk which made over $15,000 in donations for finding a cure all made in one weekend!”  You rock Greg and we can’t wait to see you on Face Off tomorrow night! Set your DVRs folks!

Hunter over at the Star News has a nice story on Greg.  READ NOW

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With Sleepy Hollow wrapping next week, the feature film Bolden will be the only project shooting in North Carolina (unless you count the two reality shows that only hire a handful of crew.)

It’s mind blowing that South Carolina, a state with no film infrastructure, can land project after project. Yeah, go ahead, chime in after that statement. I could go for days. So, if you’re up to traveling for work, this is the latest scoop in regards to South Carolina. (PS – The SC Gov Nikki Haley gets it! )

danny-mcbride-jody-hillMost of you already know, but in case you missed it, Danny McBride and Jody Hill’s HBO series Vice Principals set up offices last week in Charleston. Two days after I announced it, the SC Media had a field day with that news.  They are shooting 18 episodes. Our local boy David Brightbill’s got this one, so all you Homeland/Secrets and Lies folks, you probably already know that too.

The psychological thriller Faceless has set up shop in Charleston and are projected to begin production on or around February 15th. Marcel Sarmiento is directing.

RobertKirkmanNYCCI am also hearing Robert Kirkman’s Outcast is going to series. They shot the pilot last month in Rock Hill, SC for Cinemax. That will be good for the Charlotte (Banshee/Paper Towns) crew as they I heard they will stay in Rock Hill.  As soon as I get more details, I will let you know.

ABOUT OUTCAST VIA DEADLINE:
Reg E. Cathey (St. Vincent), Julia Crockett (The Absence), Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire)  and Kip Pardue (Ray Donovan) have been cast opposite Patrick Fugit in Cinemax’s new exorcism drama Outcast, from The Walking Dead executive producer Robert Kirkman. Based on a comic by Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, Outcast follows follows Kyle Barnes (Fugit), a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/07/2015 New Production chooses the other Carolina

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So, Remember when Eastbound and Down was coming to a close and Danny McBride and Jody Hill announced a new show that was in development. Vice Principals. Yep – well before the film incentive wars, they were undoubtedly going to shoot it here in North Carolina. They even scouted the area for the show. After we lost the film incentive battle, however, they were uncertain as to where they would open up offices. Well, now we think we know. My sources are telling me Danny McBride and Jody Hill’s team have opened up offices in Charleston for 18 episodes of the series. This is a show, MANY North Carolina Film Crew members were waiting for. As in hundreds. The General Assembly’s Long Session begins one week from today.

Under the Dome is just a few weeks away from opening up offices. I was told they will begin production on or around March 9th.

TvSleepy Hollow is filming at Steven’s Hardware on Dawson St. today.  In the ratings, Monday night’s episode ticked up!  According to TVByTheNumbers.com, Sleepy Hollow garnered a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 7 percent from a 1.5 for its most recent original episode.

BoldenBolden is back from their holiday hiatus. They shoot in Rocky Point today. Marty is still looking for 2 more African American women, ages 18 – mid 20s’s to attend a fitting TODAY before noon, for work on Jan 21st. This will be for a night club scene.

If you fit this description, are available the above mentioned dates, please let her know ASAP.

Pay rate $112.00 per filming day + a $30.00 bump for your wardrobe fitting. Location: Rocky Point, N.C. (25 min outside of Wilmington).

*African American females, ages 18 – mid 20s, dress sizes 2, 4, 6, or 8. Must have a look that can match the 1905 time period (no hair highlights, visible tattoos, no ear gauges, braces, gels, etc… hair & nails must be natural looking).

Instructions for submitting for these background actor roles:

#1. Create an account on www.makescenes.com, using the activation code, “buddy”. Make sure your picture uploads. If you have trouble, resize your photo to a smaller size, and try again.

#2, email us at: Boldenwilmington@gmail.com, (once your makescenes account is active) with the heading, “CLUB SCENE FEMALE”.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/05/2015 Sleepy Hollow, The Razzies and More.

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Welcome to the 1st Monday of the New Year! Woo Hoo!

First a big shout out to Beth Dawson (along with her peeps), who has been working her tail off getting together a resolution from the New Hanover County commissioners in support of the state’s film industry. They will be talking about that today at the 4pm meeting.  There are 9 days until the long session begins in the General Assembly.

Sleepy Hollow resumes filming today. They will be downtown. AND FINALLY a new Sleepy Hollow tonight at 9pm on FOX!

The Bolden office folks are back. Fittings resume tomorrow and shooting picks back up on Wednesday

Almost here! Under the Dome‘s office peeps will be making a comeback in a few weeks. Looking forward a great season 3!

Golden_Raspberry_AwardThe nominations for The Razzies, honoring the worst in film, have been announced. And OUCH!  We kinda knew this was coming though, no matter how much fun you had making the film, Tammy! Up for WORST ACTRESS is Melissa McCarthy.  The nomination for WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS goes to Susan Sarandon.

Nicholas Sparks is doing a book signing for The Longest Ride signing at Sams Club in Gastonia, NC on Saturday, Jan 10th at noon!  Road Trip! AND ICYMI, here’s the trailer for The Longest Ride.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/22/2014 The final report of the year.

A HUGE thank you to Rachael Tartell, Lauren Buehler, Tracy Breyfogle, Cassandra Kollmer and all the crew members who donated their time and money this season. The Toys R Us Christmas Layaway Payoff event, which was initially a Sleepy Hollow crew initiative quickly turned into a Wilmington Film crew member event, raised over $1300 which paid off 19 Layaway plans this holiday season over at Toy R Us!!!
Thank you Wilmington Film Crew!!!

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The TBS pilot Vacationland wrapped on Friday and had their wrap party over at Burnt Mill Creek Billiards & Wine Bar on Market St. that night.

Both Sleepy Hollow and Bolden are on hiatus until January 5th.

That’s it folks!  See ya in 2015! (Unless breaking news, well, breaks!) Have a safe and wonderful Holiday!!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/17/2014 Locations, Sleepy Hollow Alum heads to The Flash and more.

Mornin!  Let’s kick it off with location, location, location!
It’s Day 6 of 8 for Vacationland. They head to Burgaw today.
Bolden is back at their stages in Rocky Point.
Sleepy Hollow heads to the Brooklyn Arts Center.

DevilsHandOneSheetIn October, The Devil’s Hand which was shot here in Wilmywood (well a lot in Burgaw) went straight to iTunes and Amazon Instant Video without a theatrical release, but now you can own it! Its now available on DVD and Digital HD. Aliases include The Occult, The Devil’s Rapture and Where the Devil Hides.

nickGOur Sleepy Hollow Season One hottie and sweetheart Nicholas Gonzalez has joined the CW drama, The Flash as Dante, Cisco Ramon’s (Carlos Valdes) older brother. Nick has been on just about every network since Fox killed him off on Season one of Sleepy Hollow including Jane the Virgin, BoJack Horseman, Resurrection. He was also in Witches of East End.’s pilot, which was shot here in Wilmywood as well. He will first appear as Dante in episode 16 of The Flash, which returns January 20 on The CW.

Our adorable Raleigh family is getting their own reality series thanks to UpTV. In fact, production is already underway in the Triangle. It’s working title is #Holderness. The pilot will follow husband-wife team Penn & Kim and “delve into their crazy life juggling their upstart digital content business while taking care of two young kids at home.” The debut episodes will each end with one of their awesome parady videos.  You can check it out exclusively on UP and UPtv.com in February!  Woo Hoo!  Awesome!

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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 – 12/16/2014 Locations and Tidbits for today.

Mornin! Not too much to chat about, but I have a few tidbits. Vacationland is out on 421 in Currie today before they make a company move downtown. Yesterday they dressed up another local business: The Gator Hole in Winnabow and renamed it, The Deer Hole. Nice one! LOL The TBS pilot wraps on Friday.

I am SO GLAD to see Sleepy Hollow using Old Books on Front St today! I know they will be in front of the building for sure, so you should be able to get a nice glimpse of them filming.

Bolden is back at their Stages in Rocky Point.

Blue Mountain State officially wrapped over the weekend. I am looking forward to this as they used The Conjuring house for their “frat” house in Currie. Love that!

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Director Ross Katz and the post production team are already hard at work editing The Choice. Looks like they got some gorgeous footage. This Sparks flick will definitely be a show piece for Wilmywood tourism!

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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 – 12/10/2014 More Rumors from the Lot, Day 1 for Vacationland and more.

Reggie’s 42nd St Tavern has had quite a transformation – From the lovable hole in the wall bar into the “Banana Creamery.” Jason Jones and Natalie Zea join the crew for Day 1 of production for Vacationland! Have an awesome shoot cast and crew!

BansheeRUMORS FROM THE LOT – Remember when Banshee made the announcement they would not be returning to North Carolina for Season 4, at the time signs pointed them to Louisiana, but yesterday I got word that they are heading to Pittsburgh. I cannot confirm that yet.

Also, yesterday I reported that if there is a Season 3 for Sleepy Hollow (which is not confirmed, but looks like it is a go), I told you the new location frontrunner was Atlanta.  After I posted the blog, I was told by multiple sources, I hit the nail on the head. We shall find out in the next 6 weeks for sure.

JSchaechMore additions to the Sleepy Hollow family. Johnathon Schaech (Ray Donavan, Star-Crossed) has come and gone.  He is guest starring as a former Puritan minister, and powerful warlock, Solomon Kent, in the upcoming episode 2.15,  “Spellcatcher.” READ MORE

All you Sleepyheads fear not, Sleepy Hollow returns on Monday, January 5th.

ICYMI: Under the Dome: Season 2 is officially out on DVD and Blu-Ray today! READ MORE 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 – 12/09/2014 – Rumors from the Lot, Locations and More.

Happy Tuesday Wilmywood. A few things to chat about this morning! Let’s start off with locations today.

Blue Mountain State is in Currie one more time before they head into Wilmywood

Bolden is filming at St. Mary’s Church today.

Vacationland begins tomorrow. They head to Reggies 42nd Street Tavern  tomorrow.

Sleepy Hollow shoots at the sound stages today.

RumorslogoSo, over the past few months we’ve known it’s not a matter of IF Sleepy Hollow will leave North Carolina for season 3. The question has always been WHERE? With the new film grant in place for the first 6 months of 2015, and half of it already allocated to Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow spends way too much money to stay. There has been talk about Vancouver (which was top of the list for a while), also Philly, Louisiana, New York and Atlanta. Now the latest rumors are that Atlanta on the top of the list. Now with that being said, there has been no official announcement about a season 3. So, we shall see in the coming weeks if the rumors have any validity.

WAKINGDEADAnd speaking of Georgia and their BOOMING film industry, The Waking Dead Cafe has opened in Senoia, Georgia where most of the show is shot. Yep, another small business benefitting from the film industry.  Just thought I would point that out.  CHECK IT OUT NOW

ICYMI: Under the Dome: Season 2 is officially out on DVD and Blu-Ray today! READ MORE 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 – 12/5/2014 Some Tidbits for the Day

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Happy Friday peeps! Not a ton of news, but I’ll give you what I got!

We got some of the crew working on the TBS pilot Vacationland  today, but production officially begins on Monday.

Bolden is back in Rocky Point today.
Sleepy Hollow heads downtown at S. 4th and Anne. There will be prop guns and gunfire noise will be used during filming, so don’t freak out!
Blue Mountain State is off today .
30 minutes. INSANE results.

SATURDAY EVENTS:

Homecoming for Captain Frank Irving of the Sleepy Hollow PD 
Scottish Rite Temple, 1415 South 17th St
Noon (Doors open at 11:45am)
A celebration of the life of Capt. Frank Irving our beloved servant of this earth. There will a live New Orleans Style Band directed by Leroy Harper Jr. Eulogy by The Rev. Brick Jackson Brick Jackson Full burial procession after the funeral followed by a celebration wake at KGB on the corner of Princess and Front Street. Come show your love for one of our own. Black funeral attire suggested.(All ages Welcome) THE IS A FULL FILMED PRODUCTION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE DETAILS GO HERE:  FB INVITE

The Eclectic Etc’s Annual Holiday Party
Hosted by Randy Larson
The Eclectic Etc, 831 S. Kerr ave
6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Live music; lite bites and beverages.  With special guest: Santa Claus!

The Entertainment Experience
Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.
6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Hosted by The Meshed Minds Network
Comedy, Improv, Singing, Open Mic and more. Accepting donations canned goods, clothing for the homeless, Toys for Tots

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/03/2014 – Natalie Zea is back, the locations, the irony

Natalie Zea is back! Yes, remember Natalie was here natalie-zeanot long ago portraying the ruthless Maxine Seagrave on Under the Dome. This time around she will play opposite  Jason Jones (Nate) in TBS’
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The overnight numbers were released yesterday. Sleepy Hollow ratings were up with a 1.5 4.50 M viewers.

Sleepy Hollow has two units running today. One at the sound stages, the other off N 15th St. There will be prop gunfire going off all throughout the day. Our Sleepyheads will be back downtown later this week too.

Blue Mountain State is back in Currie today. Bolden heads to Castle Hayne Road.

Secretary-Sharon-DeckerWell, I found this tidbit quite amusing. Yesterday, N.C. Commerce Secretary  Sharon Decker resigned with John Skvarla III, leader of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, taking her place. Ironically, in January, she will be working in South Carolina in what? The film industry. She will become the new president of Nuray Media, a company that restores and preserves historic film and television footage using digital technology. She will also be a partner in the company.

EVENTS THIS WEEK:

THURSDAY:
The Josie Evans 2015 Calendar Event
Hosted by David Pascua
Dirty Martini, 1904 Eastwood Rd.
7pm-11pm
with charitable proceeds supporting a well-recognized veteran service organization. In addition to the debut and sale of the calendar ($25/calendar), there will be silent auction items to bid on, in which proceeds from the auctioned items will benefit our cause.

Olive Garden will be providing hors d’ouevres and the Dirty Martini will be serving signature cocktails for the event. Acclaim DJ Entertainment will be entertaining us with the cool music vibes!

This event is a 1940’s theme, celebrating the “Greatest Generation” and the veterans and military service people that served during that era.

SATURDAY:
The Eclectic Etc’s Annual Holiday Party
Hosted by Randy Larson
The Eclectic Etc, 831 S. Kerr ave
6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Live music; lite bites and beverages.  With special guest: Santa Claus!

The Entertainment Experience
Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.
Hosted by The Meshed Minds Network
Comedy, Improv, Singing, Open Mic and more. Accepting donations canned goods, clothing for the homeless, Toys for Tots

Homecoming for Captain Frank Irving of the Sleepy Hollow PD 
Scottish Rite Temple, 1415 South 17th St
Noon
A celebration of the life of Capt. Frank Irving our beloved servant of this earth. There will a live New Orleans Style Band directed by Leroy Harper Jr. Eulogy by The Rev. Brick Jackson Brick Jackson Full burial procession after the funeral followed by a celebration wake at KGB on the corner of Princess and Front Street. Come show your love for one of our own. Black funeral attire suggested. THE IS A FULL FILMED PRODUCTION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  FB INVITE

 

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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!!