THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/10/2014 – Under the Dome, The Choice, Protest Afterglow and More

The folks from The Choice are kicking off their weekend with a little get together tonight for the cast and crew. No, I’m not telling you where, you little stalkers!  LOL –  Production begins Monday!

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DevilsHandOneSheetIt’s here! The Wilmywood shot flick which came here in 2012, The Devil’s Hand aka The Devil’s Rapture aka Where the Devil Hides aka The Occult hits the small screen this weekend.

The feature film will be released on VOD, EST, DVD and other TV platforms today, almost exactly one year later after it’s original release date. The movie stars Rufus Sewell, Alycia Debnam Carey, Adelaide Kane, Leah Pipes, Thomas McDonell and “Dexter” fav Jennifer Carpenter.

RELATED STORY: NC Film crew talks about the making of The Devil’s Hand (The Occult) w/ trailer released. 

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ICYMI: After months of consideration and some really hard work from a few folks, Under the Dome will be returning to Wilmywood after all.

grace_victoria_coxI got up with Grace Victoria Cox, who plays Melanie on the show, and she was thrilled! “I’m really excited to go back to Wilmington! I love the South. I miss it so much. Wilmington feels like another home to me :-)”

“It is our pleasure to return to North Carolina for our third season of Under the Dome,” said Kevin Berg, Executive Vice President of Production for CBS Television Studios. “The film community in the state, and particularly in the greater Wilmington area, is simply outstanding.”  READ MORE AT WFMY

You damn right Kevin Berg!  Again, like I said last night, if politicians think that this will calm us down, they are dead wrong!  This is only one crew.  We can go 5 crews deep in Wilmington, plus we have crew in Charlotte, Asheville and Winston-Salem that still need a job!

We have a long way to go until we get Tier 1 film incentives back, so make sure you get out and VOTE!  We need the right folks in place during the 2015 Long Session so we can indeed have that status once again!

TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE! DEADLINE IS 5PM!

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

PROTEST AFTERGLOW

Yesterday, film supporters as well as advocates for conservation, education and women’s rights gathered for two protests.  The first protest was for Governor Pat McCrory, as he was a keynote speaker during the Energy Summit.  I was told they had a bigger attendance for the breakfast than they did for our Governor.  When asked how the governor received the “Welcome Wagon” aka 100 protesters, I was told, “he was rattled.”

The second protest was right outside WECT for the Hagan/Tillis debate.  7 people stood out there in support of Tillis while about 60 folks were there for Hagan. About two days ago, one of my political insiders told me Tillis’ camp is hurting for support in Southeastern North Carolina, especially New Hanover County.  Mission accomplished!

HUGE thanks to Christine Poppe White for most of these awesome shots!  You rock lady! We will also have some follow up video from WGSR (Greensboro) next week. Yes, they traveled all the way to Wilmywood to support us! Thank you Charles and Jonathan!

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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!!

 

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Rep. Tillis and Gov. Chris Christie sneak out back door to escape film supporters?

This morning on Market St between Front and 2nd, a total of 63 film supporters came out for a last minute mini-rally.  Not a bad turn out considering the rest of the folks are working. And what better place to hold one when the NJ Governor Chris Christie came into town to support the Koch Brothers’  funded Thom Tillis Campaign for US Senate.  We gathered and shared voting information, discussed which NCGA members are for and against our NC Film Incentives  (See Filmmakers voting guide – NCGA_FilmmakersVotingGuide_2014) and also to express our feelings about Thom Tillis showing up in Southeastern North Carolina to do some fundraising. As you know his campaign will fail without SENC on his side, and we will do everything we can to stop him.

When the cars came around in front of the Dixie Grill, Gov. Christie looked a little surprised at the crowd before him. Thom, not so much.  He’s got a good poker face. We gave them their respected breathing room and stood on the median 20 feet away. As media from Charlotte, Raleigh and, of course, Wilmington rolled their cameras and audio devices, the film supporters chanted, “Film =Jobs” until their vocal chords needed a rest.  As Tillis and Christie sashayed through the restaurant doors, a film truck rolled by with joyous honks to support those holding signs.

Meanwhile, Thom Goolsby snuck through the back door to get into the event.

While indoors they smiled and shook hands with their supporters, but the crowd moved on either side of the doorway, lining the curb and still chanting every few minutes.  As expected, Tillis said what we predicted he would say the minute he did his thing in the short session. “Well, I voted for film.”  When one knows the Senate won’t take it up, one can say anything he or she likes to look good.  Perhaps he shouldn’t have had his people whipping up votes against film the first time around!  I am not sure if he thinks we would not remember, or we are just plain dumb, but whatever the case, it was a nice effort on his part.  Bless his heart.

Knowing that we would not leave, it appeared that he chose to exit through the back door in order to avoid us like the plague as did Gov. Christie and Thom Goolsby. Is there any other explanation? Can’t think of any, either. We left the walkway clear for them to exit. I consider that quite a cowardice move, don’t you?

If you were unsure of what they really think about film in this state, you know now.  We have got to let them know just because you have billionaires in your back pocket, and “celebrity” politicians supporting you, doesn’t mean you will get elected.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 09/15/2014 Moral Monday, Thom Tuesday, Sleepy Hollow, Paper Towns, Under the Dome.

Under the Dome is tonight – Can you believe this is the second to last episode!  Wow!  Time is flying!

When a new threat from the Dome intensifies, the residents of Chester’s Mill find themselves at risk of being crushed to death. Meanwhile, Melanie’s health continues to deteriorate as the fate of the egg remains unknown, on Under The Dome.

Now, next Monday is the season finale of Under the Dome and the premiere of Sleepy Hollow!

Woooooo!!!! Yes! Yes! Yes!! Ahhhhhhh!!!

Okay, now that I got that off my chest!The Browncoat is hosting Under the Dome Season 2 Finale / Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Premiere Party next Monday.  Click on the FB invite for more details or to say you are going!

TOMORROW:  The big DVD release of Sleepy Hollow Season One.

Aaahhhhh! OMG YEAAAHHHH!!

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Okay now I am done! Yesterday, I posted about Orlando Jones’ Tainted Love, an evening of film, with music by Wicked Warlock and Gang Stir Rock, dance and a Q & A from Orlando Jones at the end of the film! Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Though it is not part of the Cucalorus, it is playing the week of the film festival.  READ MORE NOW

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Welcome back to a few of the local crew members who have started working on the Nicholas Sparks flick shooting here in Wilmywood, The Choice. Production begins October 13th.

Now on Friday I reported rumors about another movie coming to North Carolina before the film incentives end. And over the weekend, I got confirmation on it!  Woo Hoo!  This time around, Marty Bowen brings the love to Charlotte with Paper Towns. READ MORE NOW!

TONIGHT: Moral Monday! 5:30pm, join the New Hanover County NAACP and education, environmental, health care and voting rights partners to: Stand for equality, health care, full funding for education, a living wage, economic and environmental justice and Voting Rights for all North Carolina citizens. Check out their Facebook Invite now!

TOMORROW: NJ Governor Chris Christie will be in Wilmywood to support Thom Tillis’ Campaign.  Yes, this is the man who created bridge gate, and same Governor who shut down film in NJ and sent all the productions to New York.  NY was okay with it. They will be doing a meet and greet at the Dixie Grill between 10am-Noon.  If you would like to stop by, with a sign or two to express your feelings to Thom Tillis, please do so.

NEW POLL: Hagan Ahead, Leading Tillis 43-34
Today’s new American Insights poll shows Senator Kay Hagan with a 9-point lead, at 43-34, among Likely Voters. She leads among men, women and Independents.

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REGISTER TO VOTE: If you have not yet registered to vote, you must do so NO LATER THAN October 10, 2014 by 5pm or you will NOT be able to vote in the General Elections on November 4, 2014.

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL: Absentee voting by mail begins September 5,2014 and 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

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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!!

 

 

Pender County leaders urge Governor to call special session for economic development including film.

The Pender County Board of Commissioners sent out a letter today to Governor Pat McCrory, Senator Phil Berger and Speaker Thom Tillis urging the Governor to call a special session of the General Assembly to reconsider a “broad range of economic development opportunities,” with film incentives being a top priority.

Board Members J. David Williams, Fred McCoy, George Brown, Jr., Jimmy Tate, Chester Ward as well as Interim county manager, Robert Murphy and county attorney Trey Thurman expressed their concern saying the loss of the current film incentives will hit their area hard.  They also stated that they have spent a lot of money developing the industrial park and the loss of a number of incentive programs could mean they will lose the tools they need in order to “effectively secure tenants.”

They have asked the Governor to please call the special session so that they can reinstate the much needed economic programs that has served North Carolina well over the years.

READ LETTER NOW: Letter from Pender County BOC

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY 09/03/2014 UTD Ratings, Hagan/Tillis debate tonight, and more

Continuing the countdown for Sleepy Hollow on FOX!

  • 19 days until Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow
  • 13 days until the DVD/Blu-Ray release of Sleepy Hollow, Season One.

RATINGS: Under The Dome scored a series low 1.2 A18-49, and was down about 14% from  last week’s 1.4. However, even though the rating were low, UTD still managed to have the most viewers of the night.

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Director Ross Katz for The Choice has made his way to Wilmywood.  He’s been all around town scouting the area. Yesterday, he was in Wrightsville Beach and went to Twitter to show off the intracoastal waterway and all the beautiful boats lined up.

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Two more days until the premiere of Wilmywood shot The Remaining. We are all headed to the Friday 7:50pm show at Regal Cinemas Mayfaire. If you are going, lemme know on the Facebook invite. CLICK HERE.  They shot the flick in 2013 and used locations such as downtown, One Tree Hill Way, the Goody Goody Omelette House, and Bicentennial Park.

The Spy Kid turned gorgeous woman, Alexa Vega, leads the cast alongside Shaun Sipos, Italia Ricci, Johnny Pacar, Bryan Dechart and Liz E. Morgan star in this thriller directed by Casey La Scala who is known for Donnie Darko, A Walk to Remember and What a Girls WantsGET TICKETS NOW!

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North Carolina’s leading U.S. Senate candidates Democrat U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis are slated for three debates. The first comes Wednesday evening at the University of North Carolina Television studios at Research Triangle Park. They go toe to toe, tonight at 7pm and you can watch it on UNC TV.

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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!!

FILM INCENTIVES: Your mission for Monday, June 30, 2014

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Good morning my beautiful North Carolina peeps.  Over the weekend, I was told yet again from those on the inside that what we are doing i.e. making the phone calls and sending emails, is working. BIG TIME. The folks who will decide our fate are feeling the pressure.  So, again I tell you, DO NOT give up.  At this point there is a strong possibility that they will extend the current film incentives for another year, study them carefully and then revisit them in the long session.

IF, and I mean only, IF we keep up the good work we have been doing over the past month.

So, again, PLEASE be polite, and CALL, CALL, CALL.

Today we will be calling The Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis,   Governor Pat McCrory and we will now be putting pressure on Senator Berger.

Let them know you are a voter, let them know your story, and ask them to extend the film incentives AS THEY ARE!

Contact these folks today :

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

Sen. Phil Berger (President Pro Tempore)
PHONE: 919-733-5708
Phil.Berger@ncleg.net

HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS, CONTACT THOSE IN YOUR DISTRICThttp://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/

I know it’s been a VERY, VERY long month, but we are strong in numbers and we can’t quit when we are so close to a decision being made that will either save your jobs or send you packing.  Don’t let them think for a second we stopped caring!  Make your calls everyday this week and let’s continue to fight to save our community!

Cast members of ‘Under the Dome’ on the NC Film Incentives.

Cast members of Under the Dome give their thoughts on the North Carolina Film Incentives.

Dean Norris, Karla Chrome, Alexander Koch, Grace Victoria Cox, Mackenzie Lintz, Colin Ford.

Please continue to call Speaker Tillis and Gov. Pat McCrory‘s office. Tell them your story, let them know what would happen if the film incentives went away. Make it personal. Let them see the multitude of people if affects and how.

Contact these folks today :

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS, CONTACT THOSE IN YOUR DISTRICThttp://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/