THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 08/06/2014 Sleepy Hollow brings the Apocalypse downtown, Teen Choice awards, Perfect Summer

Sleepy Hollow is ready for their coolest scene yet on location!  Today, we got horses running, swords swinging, explosions, you name it! Is the Apocalypse coming to downtown Wilmywood?  You can catch a glimpse of it if you are at the corner of Water and Orange Sts today!

ABC’s Secrets and Lies is staying Ben’s neighborhood in Porter’s Neck today.

The Longest Ride is at Wake University again in Winston-Salem.

RATINGS: Under the Dome is up a tenth from the last two weeks with a 1.6 in A18-49. Views were up too with 6.83 million viewers. Still couldn’t beat American Ninja Warrior, but crushed ABC’s Mistresses which scored a .9.

TEEN CHOUCE 2014: Logo.You have 3 more days to vote for some Wilmywood goodness at the Teen Choice Awards!  There is Mike Vogel for #TVStarMale category.  You can also vote for Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Sleepy Hollow itself!  VOTE NOW! 


PerfectSummerThe Perfect Summer, shot here in WIlmywood is finally out on DVD everywhere! iTunes, Amazon download, Walmart, Target, you name it!  The flick stars Eric Roberts, our local lady Sydney Penny, Adam Horner, Katie Garfield, Justin Barnhill, American Idol Alum Jason Castro and more.

Yesterday, Director of the NC Film Office Aaron Syrett said his goodbyes in a letter.

After more than seven years of hard work, struggles, mistakes and awesome success, it is time for me to pass the torch. While I leave with mixed feelings, I am proud of where we have elevated North Carolina.READ LETTER NOW


Submit your celluloid by Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 6th marks the extended deadline for your film to be submitted to Cucalorus!  Their 3-minute online submission process is a breeze!


WRAL covered the Wilmington film scene yesterday.  Here’s the story.  A little disappointed in the title as film is still alive and most of the media reports like it already died.  Frustrating! But all in all it was a good piece.  Thanks to Richard coming down to do it.  It was very much appreciated. I got interviewed as well as Matt from 9 and Film Commish Johnny. READ/WATCH NOW

Yesterday, the Senate did what we figured.  They reconvened just to adjourn.  Nothing was taken up.  Looks like the House will do the same this afternoon.  Film is still very much alive.  I will keep you posted if anything changes.

With Goolsby’s resignation, it’s interesting to see Michael Lee putting FILM first in his statement. Convenient, I’d say. Truthful? We shall see, won’t we?

In an article from WWAY, Lee says, “No matter what happens over the coming weeks, there will still be an election on November 4th, and I look forward to speaking with the voters of the 9th District about strengthening the film tax credit, improving education, investing in infrastructure and bringing jobs to New Hanover County,” he said. READ/VIEW STORY NOW

From what I am hearing, his is very pro-film incentive (hearing that from folks not articles).  Now, will he take Goolsby’s seat before the election?  The New Hanover GOP Executive Committee meets next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss who will replace Goolsby’s. County party chair Sam Ibrahim says Michael Lee will be one of the few names being considered.  Who else is in the mix?  Ibrahim said, “The executive committee will nominate from the floor.”  So, I guess we shall tune in Tuesday and find out.

I know many of you keep shouting Elizabeth, however, don’t forget she is a Democrat, so if she is your gal, you’re gonna have to wait until the polls are open later this year.


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:  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 – 06/19/2014 – Crew Member Eugene Salerno, Big Smo’s in town, Remaining Trailer, Wilmywood shows nominated

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

What we thought to be indigestion turned out to be Pancreatic Cancer. 

After a series of tests for his abdominal pain, a CT scan revealed  a tumor in his pancreas.  Shock and disbelief floods your brain.  In January 2014, Eugene was diagnosed pancreatic cancer.  After a biopsy confirmed that it had spread to his liver, our hearts dropped again.  He is now diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.  As he struggles with extreme pain, with little relief, he is currently undergoing chemotherapy.  The side effects of chemotherapy coupled with pain makes daily life challenging. 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 our emotional stress.   Please help support our family so we can give Eugene the best care and time well spent.  Thank you for your kindness and generosity. DONATE NOW!

The Remaining trailer is out and it’s got Wilmywood all over it! The Affirm Films action/thriller stars Alexa Vega, Shaun Sipos, Johnny Pacar, Italia Ricci, Bryan Dechart, and Liz E. Morgan. Directed by Casey La Scala who we remember him…well… A Walk to Remember.  In theaters this fall! THE REMAINING is an action-packed supernatural thriller that addresses questions of life, love and belief against an apocalyptic backdrop. A group of close friends gather for a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and enemies foretold by biblical end-times prophecies. The survivors face a horrifying, uncertain future as they scramble for safety, but as their world collapses around them in chaos and terror will they choose real life through faith, or just try to survive?   NC_outline As stated in today’s early morning blog, Raleigh needs to hear from EVERYONE.  There are still thousands of NC residents that love film being in our state that have not voiced their opinion by picking up a phone or sending an email.  Well, today is the day.  Crew, Background actors, small businesses, actors, community leaders!  We need you. All of you. And just because you don’t work in the film industry, does NOT mean you shouldn’t call.  In fact, we NEED your voice in the mix, too.  They need to see that it is all of us who support the industry, not just the workers or vendors. Gov. Pat McCrory PHONE: 919-814-2000 EMAIL: TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC Speaker Thom Tillis PHONE: 919-733-3451 EMAIL: TWITTER: @ThomTillis HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS tscc3 A new poll of North Carolina voters shows support for continuing the state’s film incentives, including broader support among Republicans than Democrats. READ STORY NOW Also a HUGE thank you to Eriq LaSalle!  If you remember, he was here directing episode 10 of Under the Dome.  And now is helping us #SaveNCFilm, check out his tweet! lawsofwrathLaws Of Wrath‘s twitter timeline was all a buzz with people from all over praising author Eriq LaSalle‘s latest thriller!Last weekend Barnes and Noble in Mayfaire SOLD OUT of the novel in minutes, BUT guess what?  They received a few more SIGNED COPIES and they are now available to purchase.  While supplies last of course, so go get you one!  And thank him for supporting us!  He is one hell of a talented and kind man! CD_F6R-1  TONIGHT at Ziggy’s By The Sea is Big SMO. If you aren’t familiar with Meat Mud or Big SMO in general, CHECK HIM OUT NOW! Before the 8:00pm show at Ziggy’s by the Sea, Big SMO joined the WPD at Theatre Now. Zach Hanner and Sydney Penny’s Summer Camp is working with the WPD School Liaison Officers to reach out to kids to keep them off the streets and away from gang violence.  Later today, he will be throwing the 1st pitch at the  Wilmington Sharks Game! (7pm) Wow, he has quite a schedule today!  Thanks Smo for lending a BIG hand in Wilmywood!

HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL…? Under the Dome Premiere: 11 days Tammy Premiere: 13 days Sleepy Hollow Premiere: 95 days Just in time for the Saturn Awards (June 26) and his nominations, our beloved Iron Man himself was seen last night on his Twitter feed getting his selfie on wearing an NC shirt he bought right here at Edge of Urge! Saturn_AwardIf you’re a sci-fi or horror fan, you know what the Saturn Awards are and boy has NC Film made an impact this year!!  Up for Best Comic to Film is Iron Man 3! Not to mention IM3 is also nominated for Best Music and there were also some actor nods as well. Handsome RDJ was nominated for Best Actor in IM3 along with Ben Kingsley for Best Supporting Actor. Under The Dome is also cleaning up the category with nominations to Colin Ford, Mackenzie Lintz and Big Jim himself, Dean Norris!  UTD also has a nomination for Best TV release and Best TV Series nominations went to Sleepy Hollow, Revolution and Under The Dome!  Congrats on your nominations, NC Film family!  For the complete list of the nominees, go to Moving on to a different award, the cast of Sleepy Hollow is getting some love from the GMMR TV Awards. Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie have BOTH been nominated for a “Give Me My Remote” TV award as Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress. They need our votes!! Use this link for Tom:  Use this link for Nicole: Voting ends on the 27th of June. TEEN CHOUCE 2014: Logo.And yet more awards!  Sleepy Hollow is also nominated for a Teen Choice Award for the Fantasy/Sci-Fi category. Sleepyheads, you can vote here:

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! MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK: 

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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!