NC-Filmed ‘The Disappointments Room’ in theaters September 9th

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The supernatural thriller, The Disappointments Room, which filmed in the Greensboro area in the fall of 2014 is hitting theaters next week.

It’s about a mother who moves her family out to the country. 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.

The film stars Kate Beckinsale.

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Some hope for two NC Films: Galifianakis / Beckinsale flicks

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Bloomberg Business is releasing some news tht could give us a little ray of hope for two NC Films that were produced last year.  If you remember, both Masterminds (Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis) and The Disappointments Room (Kate Beckinsale) were put on hold indefinitely due to Relativity Media LLC’s bankruptcy filing.  However, it is now being reported that Relativity Media’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh  has found a way to “keep control of his bankrupt movie studio and possibly allow stalled films to make their way into theaters.”

Relativity went to court on Monday to seek approval of a plan that will help its TV unit exit bankruptcy as early as October 20th and allow Kavanaugh to keep the rest company.  Another hearing is today regarding the TV unit, however, we will still be waiting for the film side of the business to see it’s fate. It’s currently in TBD mode.

READ BLOOMBERG ARTICLE NOW:
Relativity Bankruptcy Plan Lets Kavanaugh Keep `Masterminds’

What will happen to the NC Filmed Masterminds & Disappointments Room now?

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Earlier this week the news broke about  Relativity being…well broke! Relativity Media has filed for Chapter 11 in what many are calling one of the biggest bankruptcies in Hollywood history. And that puts two North Carolina shot films in jeopardy: The NC-Filmed comedy shot in the western part of the state Masterminds (Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson) and the thriller shot in the Greensboro area The Disappointments Room (Kate Beckinsale). Both releases have been postponed “indefinitely.”

Today, Eriq Gardner of the Hollywood Reporter writes, “RKA Film Financing, the firm that put up $115 million to fund Relativity Media’s advertising on upcoming films including Masterminds, Somnia, Disappointments Room and Kidnap, is now seeking to seize those films and sell them off to another studio for distribution.”  READ STORY NOW

More to come on this story. Eriq Gardner says, “The Hollywood Reporter will provide updates on this motion.” We will be ready and waiting.

 

North Carolina Film Releases for 2015 and 2016

NC Film Cast & Crew!  You worked hard as hell!  It’s time you go see the movie magic you created.  Here’s a look at the film/TV schedule for 2015/2016 that was proudly made right here in North Carolina.

BansheeChayton-Littlestone BANSHEE SEASON 3 –  Premiered January 9, 2015

The Banshee production team enjoyed shooting in the Charlotte area until the NCGA did away with the NC Film incentives. Sadly, they moved to PA for season 4.

one-and-two-berlin-sxswONE AND TWO – Hit Berlin & SXSW,  theatrical release TBA.

Filming took place in Piedmont Triad Region. And although it hasn’t hit theaters yet, it has made it’s way to the film fest circuit and has already received kudos.

Two siblings discover a supernatural escape from a troubled home, but find their bond tested when reality threatens to tear their family apart.

Berlin International Film Festival -Nominated for Crystal Bear “Generation 14plus – Best Film” (Andrew Droz Palermo)

Director: Andrew Droz Palermo
Producers: Matthew Perniciaro | Kim Sherman | Michael Sherman | Patrick M. Wood
Stars: Kiernan Shipka, Timothée Chalamet, Elizabeth Reaser, Grant Bowler, Kyle Bell

SNL_RyanJulietteSECRETS AND LIES – Premiered March 1, 2015

The 2 hour premiere of the Wilmywood shot Secrets and Lies on ABC (WWAY) was on March 1st. Although critics speculate a second season pick-up, it is unlikely they will return to NC due to the lack of film incentives.

“The Trail; The Father” kicked off with Ben out for his morning jog when he stumble upon the corpse of a young boy, Ton Murphy.  Ben’s life is turned upside down when he becomes a murder suspect.  However, Tom’s mother suspects her estranged husband might be the killer.

PRODUCER: Aaron Kaplan, Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield
WRITER/PRODUCER: Barbie Kligman
DIRECTOR: Charles McDougall
CAST: Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez, Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland, Belle Shouse, Dan Fogler, Jr., Indiana Evans, Charles Dutton, Steven Brand, Kate Ashfield.

LongestrideTHE LONGEST RIDE – in theaters April 10, 2015

This lovely picture was shot all throughout NC.  They started in Wilmington, then headed up to Jacksonville, then headed West to the Yadkin area.

The lives of a young couple intertwine with an old man looking back on the relationship he had with a lost love.

PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Bob Teitel
WRITER: Craig Bolotin (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: George Tillman, Jr
CAST: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Oona Chaplin, Jack Huston, Alan Alda

Make poster from thisTHE SQUEEZE – available via Groupon  and in limited theaters nationwide April 17, 2015.

The Squeeze which was shot right here in Wilmywood in the fall of 2013. The feature stars Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Sumpter, Jillian Murray and Michael Nouri, along with some of our local actors including Michael Rosander, David Andrews, and Logan Siu to name a few. The Squeeze is a true story about a young man from a small southern town who gets caught in between two notorious gamblers, until the stakes become a matter of life or death. The film has been submitted to the Toronto Film Festival in September.

AshbyASHBY- Premiered at Tribecca Film Fest April 19, 2015. TBA when it hits US theaters.

” Ashby is able to maintain a consistently humorous and light tone. Ed and Ashby’s worldview is more than a bit skewed, but so is the film’s, and it works well enough to keep the film entertaining and bouncy.” – IndieWire

Starring  Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolff, Emma Roberts and Sarah Silverman. It was shot in the Charlotte area.

under-the-dome-cbsUNDER THE DOME SEASON 3 – Thursday, June 25, 2015 -2 hour premiere 9pm-11pm (CBS)

An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town in the United States, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the “dome” and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other. 

WRITER: Stephen King, Neal Baer
CAST: Dean Norris, Colin Ford, Rachelle LeFevre, Mike Vogel, Mackenzie Lintz, Eddie Cahill

MaxMAX – in theaters June 26, 2015

Max, the war dog movie which was shot in Charlotte and the surrounding areas last year, has given us the gift of a trailer!  The family adventure film was directed by Boaz Yakin. This story was inspired by true events.

papertownsPaper Towns – in theaters July 24, 2015.

ABOUT PAPER TOWNS: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life-dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge-he follows. After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues-and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew. ~GoodReads

Masterminds-2015MASTERMINDS – in theaters August 14, 2015.

A night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.

DIRECTOR: Jared Hess
WRITERS: Chris Bowman, Jody Hill
CAST: Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig

Max Steel Movie rfilme2015MAX STEEL – in theaters August 28, 2015

16 year old Max McGrath is discovering that he’s got a strange electric energy that emanates from him when he’s upset or excited, and it’s starting to grow beyond his control. With his scientist father dead and his mom Molly unwilling to talk about what really happened in the accident that killed him, Max is resigned to trying to fit in to yet another new school–where he finds himself attracted to the quirky, independent-minded Sydney and develops a friendship with an old colleague of his dad’s, Miles Edwards. But the most startling thing that happens to Max is the arrival of a small, crab-like alien named Steel, whose memory may be faulty but who knows one thing for certain: he’s there to protect Max, and he’s been sent by Max’s father.

PRODUCERS: Bill O’Dowd,  Julia Pistor
WRITER: Christopher Yost
DIRECTOR: Stewart Hendler
CAST: Ben Winchell,  Ana Villafañe, Andy Garcia, Maria Bello

bmsGIRLSBLUE MOUNTAIN STATE – THE RISE OF THADLAND – in theaters September 2015

No exact date pinned down as of yet.  Hopefully more info will come out soon! The original was a TV comedy series that premiered on Spike back in 2010.

PRODUCERS: Eric Falconer | Eric Fischer | Warren Ostergard | Alan Ritchson |
DIRECTOR: Lev L. Spiro
WRITER: Eric Falconer | Alan Ritchson | Chris Romano

Three incoming freshmen attending Midwestern college football powerhouse Blue Mountain State must quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes and nonstop hazing.

 

disappointmentsroomTHE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM – in theaters September 25, 2015

A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.

DIRECTOR: D.J. Caruso
WRITER: Wentworth Miller (screenplay)
CAST: Kate Beckinsale, Gerald McRaney, Michaela Conlin

RiverGuardRIVER GUARD – 2015 – still waiting for actual release date

TheChoiceTHE CHOICE – February 5, 2016

Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events.

LOCATION: Wilmington, NC
PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Peter Safran, Theresa Park
UPM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Bryan Sipe (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: Ross Katz
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Mark Garner
CAST: Teresa Palmer, Benjamin Walker, Tom Welling, Alexandra Daddario

 

No word yet on The Sin Seer.

Tonight’s premiere and NC Film release dates to come

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SECRETS AND LIES – TONIGHT!

It’s a 2 hour premiere of the Wilmywood shot Secrets and Lies on ABC (WWAY). “The Trail; The Father” kick off with Ben out for his morning jog when he stumble upon the corpse of a young boy, Ton Murphy.  Ben’s life is turned upside down when he becomes a murder suspect.  However, Tom’s mother suspects her estranges husband might be the killer.

PRODUCER: Aaron Kaplan, Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield
WRITER/PRODUCER: Barbie Kligman
DIRECTOR: Charles McDougall
CAST: Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez, Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland, Belle Shouse, Dan Fogler, Jr., Indiana Evans, Charles Dutton, Steven Brand, Kate Ashfield.

RELATED ARTICLES: Wilmington-shot ‘Secrets and Lies’ not typical murder mystery

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THE LONGEST RIDE – in theaters April 10, 2015

The lives of a young couple intertwine with an old man looking back on the relationship he had with a lost love.

PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Bob Teitel
WRITER: Craig Bolotin (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: George Tillman, Jr
CAST: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Oona Chaplin, Jack Huston, Alan Alda

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UNDER THE DOME SEASON 3 – Thursday, June 25, 2015 -2 hour premiere 9pm-11pm (CBS)

Production begins on season 3 of Under the Dome next week.

An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town in the United States, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the “dome” and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other. 

WRITER: Stephen King, Neal Baer
CAST: Dean Norris, Colin Ford, Rachelle LeFevre, Mike Vogel, Mackenzie Lintz, Eddie Cahill
CREW RESUMES TO: UTDproduction@gmail.com

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MASTERMINDS – in theaters August 14, 2015.
A night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.

DIRECTOR: Jared Hess
WRITERS: Chris Bowman, Jody Hill
CAST: Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig

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THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM – in theaters September 25, 2015
A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.

DIRECTOR: D.J. Caruso
WRITER: Wentworth Miller (screenplay)
CAST: Kate Beckinsale, Gerald McRaney, Michaela Conlin

TheChoiceTHE CHOICE – February 5, 2016
Travis and Gabby first meet as neighbors in a small coastal town and wind up in a relationship that is tested by life’s most defining events.

LOCATION: Wilmington, NC
PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Peter Safran, Theresa Park
UPM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Bryan Sipe (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: Ross Katz
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Mark Garner
CAST: Teresa Palmer, Benjamin Walker, Tom Welling, Alexandra Daddario

 

STILL NO WORD ON MAX STEEL OR THE SIN SEER

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/22/2014 Sleepy Hollow ratings & cast additions, NC Film across the state and more.

Please join the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County for a press conference today at NOON, on the Wilmington Riverwalk, across from the Federal building. They will announce Wilmington’s “official” ranking among the USA Today “10Best” Readers’ Choice Awards in the category of “Best American Riverfront.” So, yeah, we nailed it, come on out during lunch and celebrate!

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LOCATION ALERT:
The Choice is on private property today.
Secrets and Lies will be shooting at the Blue Post on S. Water St. and the surrounding areas.
Sleepy Hollow heads to the sound stages.

In the ratings, Sleepy Hollow is on the rise!  They earned a 1.8 which was a tenth from last week’s 1.7 among Adults 18-49 rating.

Michelle_BuffyAlso announced yesterday, Buffy the Vampire Slayer vet Michelle Trachtenberg has landed a guest role on Sleepy Hollow as the first lady Abigail Adams. TV Line reports that she had a secret life that involved Katrina Crane. READ MORE NOW

AROUND THE STATE:
The reboot for the feature film Vacation is taking a break from Atlanta to film day one of three in the Charlotte area. They will be shooting at the training center for white water rafting.  Oh Lord, this outta be good! LOL  The comedy stars Ed Helms, Christina Apple Gate, Chris Hemsworth and others with a cameo of course from Clark and Ellen Griswold.

The Kate Beckinsale feature The Disappointments Room will wrap this Friday. Yesterday, they were shooting at the Railroad Depot in Madison (Rockingham County) and then they moved onto some driving scenes.

Meanwhile Senate Speaker Phil Berger was invited to set yesterday, but he refused.  Perhaps because he was too busy protesting gay marriage?  Charles Rourk reports.

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ICYMI: The 2015 People’s Choice Awards Nominees have been announced.  Check out the list of NC Film nominees. GO THERE NOW

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1900 Restaurant and Lounge will be hosting a Bring Back Film party on Wednesday, October 29th. The party begins at 7pm. They are raising awareness not money and there is no cover charge.

ONE STOP VOTING begins tomorrow. Please get out and vote and bring a friend to the polls. EDUCATE YOURSELF NOW ON CANDIDATES

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!!

 

GREENSBORO, NC: Cast added to Disappointments Room, ECD named, Casting Call.

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The Disappointments Room starring Kate Beckinsale (Dana) has added another cast member to the supernatual flick. British actor Mel Raido (The Informers, Legend) will be playing Beckinsale’s husband, David.  No word yet who will be playing their 5 year old son, Lucas.

The Relativity production has met all their crew needs.  So, now we move on to more casting.

Congrats to Phil Newsome from Altair Casting who landed the extras casting gig.   He is out of Winston-Salem and is already looking for a few folks.

Altair Casting is accepting headhots/photos for extra work in the Greensboro area.  Send to your name, photo and sizes to: TDR.EXTRAS@gmail.com.

Altair Casting is also looking for two Stand-Ins:

  • (1) Male…early to mid 20’s/blonde hair/blue eyes/5’10″/150 lbs.
  • (2) Over 18 year old Female to stand-in for male child…short (45 inches…4′ and under) blonde hair/brown eyes/fair to olive complexion.

Positions are paid.  Send photo/stats to: TDR.SI@gmail.com.

Production will run September 8th through October 24th.

The Disappointments Room is a supernatural thriller, inspired by real events, about a mother who moves her family out to the country.  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.

THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM (Relativity Media)
STATUS: Pre-production
LOCATION: Greensboro, NC
WRITER: Wentworth Miller
DIRECTOR: D.J. Caruso
LP: Patrick Peach, Tony Grazia
CAST: Kate Beckinsale, Mel Raido
CREW RESUMES TO: drprodoffice@gmail.com

“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.”