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


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.

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.


WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 07/24/2013 – Bolden! Sharknado 2 and more!

The final numbers are in for Blue on Blue, which was episode 5 of Under the Dome.  There were no adjustments made after the overnight number came in.  Viewership was up by 4% from last week with 11.6 million people glued to their seats.  The gang is back on the stage today at Screen Gems.

We could get an early screening of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, but it all depends on you voting!  Yesterday we were in 7th place, now we are in the top 3.  We are competing with large markets with millions of people so every vote counts!  Please DEMAND it now!

Danny McBride and the gang with Eastbound and Down will have two units running today, one at Tabor Lane, the other at the Independence Mall.  And congrats by the way Danny.  We just found out this morning that Danny will join Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, and Reese Witherspoon in Cameron Crowe’s next flick.  Which one?  Well, no one’s quite sure right now, as Joey Magidson reported, “it’s supposedly a reworking of a previous romantic comedy script he abandoned a few years back called Deep Tiki. It remains to be seen if it’s exactly that project or something new.”

Now onto fun!  Love the rumors!  They are swirling like crazy!

Yesterday I reported The Best of Me, Nicholas Sparks’ latest adaptation for film had their folks talking to department heads trying to get their crew in place.  It was also said that they really wanna get this film in the can by the end of the year.  So, it looks like this will be a go!

Also said to be a go is Bolden!  Yep third time a charm, they’re baaack!  Or they will be.  The word is Bolden! will start building sets in September begin filming again in January.   Other rumors are flying about them rebuilding at a different location as the sound stages might not be available for them as space is getting hard to find as Wilmywood is getting mighty popular.  My sources are also saying that there are rumors about Anthony Mackie‘s role getting recast.  The lead, the name within the title – Buddy Bolden.  No word on why, but I will get that info to you when I find out.  Wow, that’s a lot of re-shoots!  They’ve spent an ungodly amount of money making this independent flick, so they need to finish to get some kind of return on their investment here!

And finally, the Syfy flick Sharknado fueled  an unprecedented social media buzz, the movie was the #1 most tweeted program on cable.  The folks who brought you this goodness were actually here not long ago filming American Warships starring Mario Van Peeples and Carl Weathers.  Well, folks from The Asylum kinda liked it here.  So much that a buzz was in the air all day yesterday about them scouting here for Sharknado 2!  How fun would that be!!

More details to come, I will update you as soon as I find out more!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!