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 – 05/09/2014 The Upfronts, Firestarter, The Crow, Locations today and more.

We made it to the weekend! Woo Hoo!!  First, let me remind you of the excitement that is to come next week.  The Upfronts!  In case you don’t know, the Upfronts are scheduled presentations from all the networks.  Normally, it is during this time (8 weeks), we find out about shows that will get picked up, special sneak peeks of shows currently in production and they also give out premiere dates.

UPFRONTS The major networks will be presenting next week.  What will we find out?  Well, probably the fate of ABC’s Secrets and Lies (READ DEADLINE’S TAKE ON ABC PILOTS) that shot here back in February as well as Red Zone, now called Field of Play (although I heard they will probably head back to LA if it gets picked up).  We are also waiting on a premiere date for Sleepy Hollow.  So get ready!  It’s gonna be fun!  We won’t know anything about How and Why for at least another month, but it looks very promising!

I wanted to thank Edward Martin for writing an incredible article in Business NC Magazine!  He fairly wrote about both sides of the issue of NC Film Incentives and it was beautifully written.  If you find a copy, pick up a few!

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Now, where will our productions be shooting around town today?

Under the Dome will be playing around at Greenfield Lake Park and on Wellesley Place and Max Steel will be off Middle Sound Loop Rd. Sleepy Hollow will be shooting later today in Castle Hayne again and The Sin Seer is at an undisclosed location.

Max-SteelMax Steel stole the hearts of many and closed some pre-sales throughout most of Europe as well as Asia! We’re talkin’ Germany, France, Italy, Russia and all over Southeast Asia, they all want some of the Steel action!  Congrats already to the Wilmywood folks working so hard on this fun superhero flick!

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Oh and guess what I heard!  Our awesome Brett Cullen who was here last year for Riverguard, is back in town!  Now rumor has it he will be making an appearance on Under the Dome!  We will see if the trades pick that up or if I can do some some digging, I will tell more as soon as I know! If this is true, I can’t wait to hug him!  LOVE this guy!

TWEETS OF NOTE THIS WEEK:

Never fear, Sleepyheads- whatever’s ahead, @NikkieBehari says Lt. Mills is ready to fight in Season 2:

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That one hurts! Courtesy of make up genius “Pretty” Ricky Pour!


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imageSunday is a very special day in Wilmywood movie history. On May 11, 1984 a very important film was released. That movie was Stephen King’s Firestarter. The film starred a young Drew Barrymore, David Keith and Heather Locklear. It’s a story of a young couple who undergo testing as part of a paid medical experiment. The experiment leaves the couple with telekinetic powers and the child the convince together is born with a “pyro kinetic” ability meaning the child can start fires with her mind. With that power, the government seeks her out and her family helps to keep her safe as she learns that fear and anger control the environment around her.

This movie is monumental in Wilmywood’s history as it is often referred to as the movie that “put us on the map” as a studio town 30 years ago. It all started with Frank Capra, Jr. spotting Orton Plantation on the cover of Southern Accents Magazine while he was searching for the ultimate location for the horror flick.  So, we happened to luck out because where ever that home was, that’s where they were gonna shoot it.  Crew members actually built a replica of the exterior of the plantation about one mile down the road.  Why?  So they could set it on fire and blow it up, of course. Other locations include the Pender County Courthouse, Isabel Holmes Bridge,  and Wilmington’s 1st Presbyterian Church.  This movie was when Wilmywood fell in love with Mr. Stephen King and (seemingly) he with us.

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We also have another NC film which is reaching its 20 year mark.. The same day only ten years after Firestarter was released, The Crow was released as well. The Crow made it’s way from the sound stages of LA to NC and stars Brandon Lee, son of martial arts legend, Bruce Lee. The film is a story of a man who returns from death to seek revenge for the death of his would-be bride and himself. Some of the film’s most memorable scenes were done at the I deal Cement plant (where Max Steel and Under the Dome is shooting now) as well as downtown Wilmington.  But most of it was filmed at Carolco Studios, which we know now to be EUE/Screen Gems.  Sadly, we lost Brandon during the course of filming, but we in Wilmywood are forever grateful for the art he brought into out town twenty years ago.

Happy anniversary to two Wilmywood movies that mean very much to out film community.

 

NCFIlmPendantPerry’s Emporium has the exclusive NC Film Pendants in stock now! They also ship everywhere, so call them to order one or stop by and pick one up! Perfect for Mother’s Day all you film moms! Price: $39.95 Located at 2520 Independence Blvd in Wilmington 910-392-6721  They are open Tues – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  I am wearing mine proudly!

There is so much more to do before the short session May 14th as they decide the NC Film Incentive’s fate.  Please send a message or phone call to our governor Pat McCrory as well as Sharon Decker and ask them to please HELP us!  Here’s their deets:

PAT MCCRORY 
PAT.MCCRORY@NC.GOV 
919-814-2000 
Twitter: @PatMcCroryNC

SHARON DECKER
SHARON.DECKER@NCCOMMERCE.COM
919-733-3449

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 Monday 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 – 05/06/2014 Longest Ride adds cast, Locations, Voting today and more.

Happy Tuesday my loves!

Britt_WilmywoodYesterday we announced that Britt Roberston is coming out from the Chester’s Mill dome and heading in The Longest Ride. Britt is going to play the role of “Sophia,” the college co-ed who meets and falls in love with a cowboy named, “Luke” who is played by Hollywood hunk, Scott Eastwood. Also, find out what why Britt was hangin’ with George Clooney.  READ NOW

OonaGame of Thrones alum Oona Chaplin has been cast as well in our Nicholas Sparks Flick.  She will will play young Ruth, who “survived WWII and collected paintings with Ira (yet to be announced).”  Yep, there will be two separate stories (if you haven’t read the book) that come together in the end.  Production begins June 16.

TODAY: Make sure you look for the 2nd official trailer for our Wilmywood shot comedy, Tammy which comes to theaters July 2nd.  In the meantime, here’s the trailer for the trailer! Woo Hoo!

The Primaries are today.  Hope you are voting!  Who is Pro-Film?  We have a list that we are still trying to complete, however, some candidates just aren’t talking about it at all.  Here’s what we do know: Voting today? Who is Pro NC Film?

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Sleepy Hollow – Our Sleepyheads venture away from the sound stages today and head to S. 5th St.

Under the Dome – Our Domies will be in multiple locations today.  They head back to the soundstages but will also be in Burgaw as well as on Victoria Drive.

Max Steel – The superheroes will be at their Max Steel Headquarters today.

How and Why – Today is the last day for the Charlie Kauffman pilot.  They shoot it out at Screen Gems today!

The Sin Seer – Ya know what?  Good question… Not sure where they are todya.

Timberland – Also, in case you didn’t know Timberland is shooting a commercial here as well.  They have 30 crew members, so that’s pretty cool.  They will be on N. 4th St., N Front, as well as the Smith Creek Bridge @ McRae St.

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LOOKING 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!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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 05/05/2014 – Day one for Sleepy Hollow, Max Steel, NC Film Rally and more.

Wow what a weekend.

MaxSteel050314_0218On Saturday, it was media day for Max Steel and let me tell you it look less than a week for the producers and actors to absolutely fall in love with our Wilmington Film crew. Proving that, they all showed up to the Film Rally yesterday.  THANK YOU!  I will have more about Max Steel coming shortly!  This weekend just about killed me !  Ha! That is Ben Winchell on the left as Max McGrath in Mattel’s Max Steel. (image: David Pascua)

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Saturday evening Lyndie Greenwood and Orlando Jones of Sleepy Hollow along with many other celebrities including David Andrews, Jane McNeill, Sydney Penny, and Peter Jurasik attended the “Send a Cop to College event.”  It was successful and a huge thank you to Warren Kennedy and his gang who put on quite a dinner at CFCC Union Station.

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And of course, the fabulous and amazing NC Film Rally.  Wow!  You are incredible!  Thank you so much for attending.  Although some media is claiming “hundreds” showed up, we surpassed 1,000 in attendance.  SEE PICS AND GET DEETS NOW.

AshliBogartDay one for Sleepy Hollow and they are ready to kick off the action today on the sound stages!  Woo Hoo!  And with that being said, they of course, are casting like mad.  Extras Casting Director Ashli Bogart has a specific casting call.  If you know someone who fits this description, help her out!

Fox’s Hit series Sleepy Hollow is in search of a Little Person to work a paid extras position in an episode on the second season.

The scene is set to be filmed in Wilmington, NC on May 15th, but that is always subject to change. The extra should be prepared to work a night shoot that could last 12-14 hours. This position will require special effects makeup.

We are looking for a Male Little Person between ages 18 and 45. If available and interested please e-mail sleepyhollowextra@gmail.com.

Included in the e-mail should be a recent photo, wardrobe sizes, height, location and contact information.

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Under the Dome heads to the Brooklyn Arts Center today on N. 4th.

The Sin Seer is back at Manna today.  Expect to hear some fun prop gun bangs today. Woo Hoo, good times!

How & Why is shooting on the lot today.

Max Steel is off today as they shoot Tuesday-Saturday.

onearmedmanThe 14th annual CFIFF has come and gone and what an impact it has made in the local film community! The festival ran May 1-4, 2014 here in Wilmington and the awards ceremony was held on Sunday in the Beam Room of Front Street Brewery. At said ceremony there were tons of filmmakers and indiefilm lovers from all over. Taking home one award was actor/producer/Tim Guinee. Tim’s film, ‘One Armed Man’ won Best Short. You know Wilmywood loves them some Tim Guinee. He was here before the festival to shoot for the FX pilot, How and Why but had to leave for the festival itself.

Jacksonville native, Meredith Edward won the Best Feature award for her film, ‘Imagine I’m Beautiful.’ A new award was handed out this year as well: The “Filmington” award. The award honors those who have an impact in the local film community. The winners (yes, there were two) were Peggy Farrell and Jeff Goodwin. Peggy is an Emmy award winning costume designer and Jeff specializes in FX and make-up. Congratulations to everyone who participated and were nominated!

Here’s a complete list of last night’s winners:

  • Best Feature: “Imagine I’m Beautiful” by Meredith Edwards
  • Best Short: “One Armed Man” by Tim Guinee
  • Best Local Film: “Weight” by Moriah Thomasen
  • Best Comedy: “McDuffy: The Urban Eagle” by Troy Carlton
  • Best Documentary: “Cowjews & Indians” by Marc Halberstadt
  • Best Drama: “Money 1955: The Emmett Till Murder” by Rob Underhill
  • Best Family Film: “The Magic Ferret” by Alison Parker
  • Best Horror: “The Cabining” by Steve Kopera
  • The Don Award: Naomi McDougall Jones, “Imagine I’m Beautiful”
  • The Female Director Award: Meredith Edwards, “Imagine I’m Beautiful”
  • The Filmington Award: Peggy Farrell and Jeff Goodwin (tie)
  • Director’s Choice: “From the Woods” by Nicolas Wendl

HUGE congrats to all the winners!

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LOOKING 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!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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 – 05/02/2014 – #NCFilmRally, Locations, Cast Announcements and More.

Hey Friday peeps!  A very busy weekend ahead, so let’s get right to it.

FIRST AND FOREMOST!!!!  The NC FILM Rally is THIS SUNDAY!!!!  When people say they will “try” to go to the rally, tell them, “DO OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY!” May the 4th be with you!  WE NEED YOU!  Film Fans, Small Businesses, Vendors, Crew, Background, ALL of you!  This Sunday at 5pm on the Riverwalk Downtown.  Make your posters!  Bring your signs!  Wear your film shirts!  Let’s do this! CLICK TO say you’re going! When you head to Twitter, make sure you use #NCFilmRally.  Let’s get that trending this weekend!

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Okay, now we can move on!  Yesterday evening it was announced that the lovely Marcella Plunkett made it to  Wilmywood for FX’s How and Why AND she is playing two roles!

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The Irish actress will play Cynthia, a photographer at Goodman’s new TV station in Murfreesboro, and Magda, Mendelson’s (Michael Cera) secretary, “whose day is spent in a cramped, tiny room, not much bigger than her desk.”   WELCOME TO WILMYWOOD, Marcella!  READ MORE AT DEADLINE

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Now where is everyone shooting today?

  • How and Why will be downtown on 2nd St then they head to Matlock territory today at the federal building as well as N 23rd. St
  • The Sin Seer will be at Wilmington Coastal boxing on Anderson.
  • Under the Dome will be back in Currie, NC.
  • Max Steel is getting schooled at undisclosed high school somewhere in Wilmywood…Go Vikings!

Three days away from the start of season two for Sleepy Hollow  and the actors are getting ready!  Check out the tweet from producer Albert Kim!

says he wants to take his movie “The Sin Seer” on the festival circuit, “So I can talk about Wilmywood”

ScottEastwoodScott Eastwood (Clint Eastwood’s son) is set to star in our soon to be Wilmywood shot The Longest Ride from Nicholas Spark’s 2013 novel of the same name.  He will play Luke Collins, “whose love affair with college senior Sophia Danko plays out as the youthful half of the romantic saga.” READ MORE NOW

If you remember last week, we discovered there were some financial woes with Indian Paintbrush’s The Heart starring Kristen Wiig.  The deadline is today to lower the budget or find more financiers.  As soon as I hear anything, I will let you know!  READ LAST WEEK’S ARTICLE

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timguineeICYMI:  I had a chat with Tim Guinee, who we know in Wilmywood from NBC’s Revolution.  We talked about FX’s How and Why, his award winning short film One Armed Man, directed by Tim; produced by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman  & the NC Film Incentives.  Great conversation! LISTEN NOW!

See ONE ARMED MAN this Saturday!
Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Browncoat Theatre @ 1pm
111 Grace St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone:(910) 341-0001

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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 – 05/01/2014 The Longest Ride, Locations, Hilarie Burton, Tim Guinee and more.

Mornin!  Hopefully it will be a bit drier today!  What a downpour yesterday!  Loved Director Stewart Hendler’s Tweet yesterday regarding the matter…he’s so fabulous!

  • Max Steel is back in their same location as yesterday in which I will not reveal cuz I would get shot for it.  LOL  They really wanna keep things on the DL, so there!  Not tellin’  Ha!
  • Under the Dome heads back to Chestnut St again as well as Creecy Ave.
  • How and Why will be on New Center Drive today.
  • The Sin Seer returns downtown to N. Front St.

HilarieLast night, I posted a letter that One Tree Hills Hilarie Burton shared with me to pass along to you. Although she no longer lives here, North Carolina and the film crew will always be in her heart.

To the North Carolina voters and legislators,
Please forgive me for not being able to attend this weekend’s film rally. I’m already signed up to attend the Olevolos2014 fundraiser for a One Tree Hill castmate – Bryan Greenberg – up in NYC. But I wanted to send along a message of support for the NC Film community as the State’s current incentive is up for discussion.  READ LETTER NOW

timguinee Actor/Director Tim Guinee, who we know in Wilmywood from NBC’s Revolution talked with me today. We chatted about FX’s How and Why, his award winning short film One Armed Man & the NC Film Incentives. Great conversation! LISTEN NOW!

NC FILM RALLY: The count is also just 3 days away and WE NEED YOU!  Film Fans, Small Businesses, Vendors, Crew, Background, ALL of you!  This Sunday at 5pm on the Riverwalk Downtown.  Bring your signs, wear your film shirts!  Let’s do this! CLICK TO say you’re going!

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ScottEastwoodScott Eastwood (Clint Eastwood’s son) is set to star in our soon to be Wilmywood shot The Longest Ride from Nicholas Spark’s 2013 novel of the same name.  He will play Luke Collins, “whose love affair with college senior Sophia Danko plays out as the youthful half of the romantic saga.” READ MORE NOW

3rd Annual Surfalorus Film Festival

(Totally stole this from their site)The 3rd annual Surfalorus Film Festival is proud to announce its partnership with the Wrightsville Beach Museum and the Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association in founding the Inaugural Wrightsville Beach Waterman Ocean Festival, held May 1-3. Surfers, nature lovers, water weirdos, cinephiles and fans of everything aquatic will enjoy three days of screenings, soirees, and contests exclusively in Wrightsville Beach – bringing people from Southeastern North Carolina together to celebrate low country coastal culture. The Surfalorus you know and love will still feature the hottest new surf films and docs and will include the outdoor Board + Beach Expo a Tidal Creek Co-op.  With 3 nights of free screenings and 4 days of sun soaked action, this year’s festival is sure fire fun. Visit the Surfalorus website for more information.

CFIFF_2014The 2014 Cape Fear Independent Film Festival will take place in downtown Wilmington on MAY 1st – MAY 4th.  Screenings will be at THE BROWNCOAT THEATRE (111 Grace St.) and THALIAN HALL (310 Chestnut St.)

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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!!