THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/09/2015 Dome Days, The Squeeze, Vacationland

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Did you see something special in the News and Observer? There is a full page ad (above) provided by the Wilmington Regional Film Commission and Screen Gems. Thanks for this Robbie. “FILM” is spelled out with the names of all the businesses that are part of the Small Business for Film coalition, and the message says:

Small businesses understand the importance of the NC film industry. Film production supports hotels and restaurants, print shops and paint stores, antique dealers and clothing boutiques, equipment rental companies and lumberyards, florists, locksmiths and everything in-between. Legislators, your vote makes a difference. Support small business. Vote Film.

With that being said, while Dirty Dancing is not filming and is holding up $4 million of the grant, I am hearing that the show Vacationland  who very much wanted to stay here has settled on Georgia. I am being told that our NCFilm crew’s getting calls to work on the show. The pilot was filmed here late last year.

Meanwhile the News & Observer’s Spencer Parts hung with us during day one of Dome EddieCahillDays. Check out his article, “CBS drama films third season as NC film industry struggles to compete

In the article Under the Dome cast member Eddie Cahill said he thinks the town (Wilmington) is especially supportive of film. “It feels personal here,” he said. Yeah, Eddie gets it. Nail. Head. Nuff said.

Today is day two of Dome days. I will be heading back to EUE/Screen Gems Studios later this morning to interview some more of the cast. They are currently on Day 7 of Episode 8. And guess who I ran into? The fabulous Eriq LaSalle! Yep he’s back and is ready to direct episode 9 then guest star on a  few episodes too! He will play the ruthless Hektor Martin, the CEO of the energy company run by Barbie’s father played by Brett Cullen. So plan on seein’ Eriq around town for the next couple of months!

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The Wilmywood shot, The Squeeze, is out on DVD today! The golf caper 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. GET IT NOW!

 

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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.

The Squeeze lands deal with Groupon, releases new trailer; Brit Robertson nabs award

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According to a press release, Groupon, the global leader in online local commerce has entered new territory by offering its first-ever digital download movie. And it was shot right here in Wilmywood!  Back in the fall of 2013, Terry Jastrow along with his wife Ann Archer graced us with their presence and brought the golf caper, The Squeeze, to the Port City.  And….they have released the trailer.  It looks like an AWESOME movie.  Check it out!

The offer is available in two separate packages. Customers can either order the movie plus Tom Watson’s “Lessons of a Lifetime” DVD set, the most popular golf instructional video ever, for $19.99 (a $47.95 value), or the movie plus a tee time in their area via EZ Link, America’s largest tee time company, for $13.99 (a $28 value).

SQ_0257While Groupon has previously offered movie tickets to buy and use at the local cinema, this is the first time it’s offering a first-run movie as digital download for the general public to buy and screen at home. So yeah, we’re making history!

Groupon customers can look for this special offer April 16th in selected cities. There will be an even broader offering a few days later. Those not currently Groupon users can simply go to Groupon.com, follow the instructions, and become a member. There is no obligation. READ MORE NOW

britt2015Congrats to our Wilmywood home girl Britt Robertson.  Well, she might as well be, she films so much here! She will receive the “CinemaCon® 2015 Star of Tomorrow Award.” CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), will be held April 20 – 23, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Robertson will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 23, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The press release has some REALLY nice things to say about our original Domie!

“With an already stellar resume under her belt Britt Robertson has proven to critics and audiences alike that she has an undeniable talent and ability to hold her own with some of the most proclaimed actors and actresses of our generation,” noted Neuhauser. “With her upcoming role in Tomorrowland Robertson will once again showcase that she is a force to be reckoned with and we could not be more thrilled to present her with this year’s ‘CinemaCon 2015 Star of Tomorrow Award.’” READ MORE NOW

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It’s day 2 for Under the Dome!  If you went down Oleander Dr this morning, I’m sure you’ve seen them as they set up base camp at the mall parking lot.  They are shooting nearby.  Yes, I know, thank you Capt. Obvious! They will be heading to the sound stages again later today. Have an awesome shoot day cast and crew!  Woop!

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TV.com has made their list: The Best Show on Every Network as of Right Now, and Banshee takes it for Cinemax!  Take a bow cast and crew! Yay! Check out their complete list! GO NOW

 

 

Wilmywood shot ‘The Squeeze’ gets a release date.

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ARC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the golf caper, 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.

ARC Entertainment will be releasing The Squeeze on premium VOD and in select markets in 12 top markets in the U.S. on April 17, 2015 (Friday after The Masters).

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.

According to a press release, Jack Nicklaus, Winner of 18 Major Golf Championship really enjoyed the movie.  “I watched THE SQUEEZE and really enjoyed it. It’s a fun movie that tells an interesting story, and the golf elements are so real you actually believe it could happen.”

The Squeeze was produced by Anne Archer, Terry Jastrow, Brian McCormack, Michael Doven, and George Parra and executive produced by Brian McCormack, Simon Horsman and Milton Kim.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY 07/23/2014 The Squeeze, SDCC2014, Secrets & Lies, and more.

Look at that Under the Dome hotness!  In the special Sci-Fi edition, Rachelle Lefevre and Mike Vogel grace the cover of TV Guide Magazine, which hits the stands this Thursday, July 24. BUY IT!

SecretsLies_PromoABC’s Secrets and Lies kicks off production tomorrow on Tilbury Road in Porter’s Neck and they are ready to roll.  It’s Wilmywood Wednesday and we had Hunter Ingram of the Star News in the studio.  He spoke with Aaron Kaplan, producer of the 10 episode anthology series.  Check it out.  It’s great read for scoop! READ NOW

The Longest Ride is back in Wallace today.
Sleepy Hollow is in Southport.

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The San Diego Comic Con has got three of our Wilmywood productions on the table: Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome and Max Steel.  I will have all the details tomorrow at EW.com.

squeezelogoICYMI: Writer/Producer/Director Terry Jastrow has just announced the completion of the Wilmywood shot feature film, The Squeeze. The golf caper which filmed here last fall 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.  Jastrow recently had its first industry private screening at United Talent Agency in Hollywood to an enthusiastic audience that included film distributors, cast and crew, Terry’s wife and co-producer, actress Anne Archer, and golfer Phil Mickelson.  Look for The Squeeze in theaters this Spring.

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LOOKING FOR THESE STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab one 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.

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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 Squeeze’ to hit theaters Spring 2015

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Writer/Producer/Director Terry Jastrow has just announced the completion of the Wilmywood shot feature film, The Squeeze. The golf caper which filmed here last fall 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.

According to a press release, Jastrow recently had its first industry private screening at United Talent Agency in Hollywood to an enthusiastic audience that included film distributors, cast and crew, Terry’s wife and co-producer, actress Anne Archer, and golfer Phil Mickelson.

“Making this movie is a dream come true,” says Jastrow. “For many years as a sports director working for the legendary Roone Arledge, I was schooled in the art of storytelling…’the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the human drama of athletic competition’…and am very pleased to apply those concepts now to movie making.”

Look for The Squeeze in theaters this Spring.

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/18/2013 Danny McBride, Rachelle LeFevre, Banshee, Sleepy Hollow and more

Happy Friday!  Yesterday on the blog, I gave you a blip from Danny McBride on Jimmy Kimmel.  Well, we got some more in.  Raise your hand if you were in the skating scene at Jellybeans!  Here’s Danny as he explains what happened, including the clip from the shoot that day!


OrlandoOn the Sleepy Hollow front, Some more details are coming out about Captain Irving!  According to E! Online, it looks like Orlando’s character has not only an ex-wife named Cynthia, but a teenage daughter named Mae.  We will meet the two ladies after the baseball break and you can count on seeing them in multiple episodes.   Regardless of their failed marriage, they seem to have a good relationship, however Cynthia is concerned about Irving’s relationship with his daughter. Expect to see them stick around for a few episodes.

The rain has put a major damper on Sleepy Hollow’s schedule and now they are working even more crazy hours than usual to catch up.  They head to Brunswick County, one location will be the Brunswick Town Museum in Winnabow.  Ichabod and Abbie continue shooting throughout the weekend as they will pull an all-nighter.  First at the 2nd St. parking deck, then at the NHC Courthouse on N. 3rd St.  Man, they are working INSANE hours!  Kudos to the cast and NC film crew for pulling this off!

The North Carolina shot Banshee‘s second season has a premiere date.  The 10-episode season will kick off Friday, January 10th at 10 PM. The Cinemax show nabbed a Special Visual Effects Emmy and shares a similar success story as Sleepy Hollow, picking up a second season just after the 3rd episode aired. It also gave Cinemax the largest audience ever for an original series finale. Cast members include Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Rus Blackwell, Gordon Hopewell, Ryann Shane, Ben Cross and Anthony Ruivivar.  Good news!  They will all be back in January!

Today is the first day of production for The Squeeze.  They have a few company moves, kicking off the day in downtown Burgaw.  They then head to the railroad bridge in Castle Hayne and finish the day at the 6th St Bridge near downtown Wilmington.  Yeah, this is not your typical golf movie.

The UNCW Film Studies group is shooting a flick called “Late Friendship”  they will also be downtown Saturday afternoon on the 200 block of N. Front St. in the Vance Alleyway.

Under the Dome’s Rachelle LeFevre wants you to save your wallet and the planet with her, “Don’t be an Idler” campaign.

Success continues for Under the Dome as CBS Studios International announced yesterday afternoon an exclusive multi-year licensing deal in Germany. According to the press release,  they will “stream the ground-breaking series UNDER THE DOME on the Watchever subscription video on demand service (SVOD) service starting in January 2014. The agreement will cover seasons one and two of the show, and will run after its initial presentation by the ProSiebensat.1 Group, where it has recently completed its first season and generated top ratings.”

Melissa-McCarthy-ElleOur Tammy star Melissa McCarthy appears on the cover for Elle‘s Women in Hollywood issue — and critics are slamming the magazine for covering up the full-figured actress’s body.

While her fellow cover models Reese WitherspoonShailene Woodleyand Marion Cotillard showed plenty of skin, Melissa sported an oversized coat. Several websites blasted Elle for the cover-up. Slate called her the magazine’s “token plus-size cover girl,” whose coat is “so huge…she could hide her Mike and Molly co-star Billy Gardel underneath. Perhaps photographer Thomas Whiteside only knows how to photograph the usual stick insect models, because he clearly has no clue how to highlight McCarthy’s curves.”

Elle responded to the backlash in a statement, saying, “On all of our shoots, our stylists work with the stars to choose pieces they feel good in, and this is no different: Melissa loved this look, and is gorgeous on our cover. We are thrilled to honor her as one of our Women in Hollywood this year.”   What do you think?  Post your comments below!

Movies_NCAre you looking for some of the best movies to come out of Wilmywood?  How about a Wilmywood Thriller/Horror Marathon just in time for Halloween?  Check out what’s available in the Wilmywood Shop powered by Amazon.com

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!