THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/06/2015 – With new grant in place, NC is only attracting Reality Shows

With the new grant program in place with a $10 million cap, the only productions North Carolina is attracting right now are reality shows. Digging through Production Weekly and other sources, there is nothing else on the radar for NC at the moment. I will keep you posted. I am grateful there are some job openings. So, thanks to these production companies for coming.

National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna North vs. South is back in North Carolina. They will be shooting in the Outer Banks from January through April.

Antonio Sabato WebAlso gearing up for the month of January is Antonio Sabato Jr’s Fix it & Finish It. The former models hit repair show will be fixing up Charlotte for the month of January.

The good news is yesterday as expected, The New Hanover County Commission passed a resolution in support of the film industry during their first meeting of the new year. We have 8 days until the Long Session begins in the General Assembly.

Sleepy Hollow is back downtown. Some fun prop gun fire is expected to sound off today.

Bolden will be back in action tomorrow.

tuskICYMI: The Charlotte shot feature film Tusk, is out on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) It was written and directed by Kevin Smith (Clerks) and stars Michael Parks, Justin Long , Haley Joel Osment (AThe Sixth Sense), and Genesis Rodriguez. Variety says Tusk is “Kevin Smith’s very best work.” Sweet!

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/05/2014 2 Charlotte flicks coming to DVD, Unique Casting Call and more.

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I am not ready to give a full analysis of the events that took place  last night.  That needs to be in a stand alone blog.  So, with that being said, let’s get to today’s Wilmywood News. Let’s venture off first into the Charlotte area.
tuskThe Charlotte shot feature film Tusk, is headed to Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) December 30th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. It was written and directed by Kevin Smith (Clerks) and stars Michael Parks, Justin Long , Haley Joel Osment (AThe Sixth Sense), and Genesis Rodriguez.

Variety says Tusk is “Kevin Smith’s very best work.” Sweet!

evergreenAlso, NC Film News tweeted this morning that Balsam Falls (filmed as An Evergreen Christmas) which was shot in Charlotte and Belmont last year is out on DVD. The film stars Charleene Closshey, Robert Loggia, Tyler Ritter, Booboo Stewart and Naomi Judd in this heart-warming musical holiday tale about “facing your past, rediscovering your voice, and fulfilling your dreams.”

bms3ICYMI: Kim Stewart has been chosen as extras casting director for Blue Mountain State! So, if you wanna work on this project as a stand-in, photo double or background, GET DETAILS NOW

LOCATION ALERT:
The Choice – Private property today.
Secrets and Lies – Porter’s Neck
Sleepy Hollow – Cape Fear Club on Chestnut St.

AshliBogartSleepy Hollow is looking for people of all ethnicities, 18 years and older to work as paid extras in a “Bazaar” scene that will be filmed sometime between Wednesday, Nov 12th and Friday, Nov 14th.

This is a scene that will feature an exceptionally diverse group, and we have a specific need for people of Asian, African American, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, Latino, and Indian descent.

The scene will also feature unique characters, so we are also looking for individuals with significant scars, face tattoos, face piercings, rough and tough body builders, and people who are not of standard height but are exceptionally short or tall.

As the specific date is still to be determined, please only submit if available for all of the days listed above. If submitting you are encouraged to register at www.extrassignup.com. Those registering should be prepared to upload two JPG photos of themselves – one close-up (head and shoulders) and one full-body.

Please send submission e-mail to sleepyhollowextra@gmail.com
E-mail should include: Height, Weight, Clothing Sizes, Location, and two recent photos (a head shot and body shot.)
Subject Line: Bazaar Extra

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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 WILMYWOOD DAILY – 09/22/2014 Battlecreek, Paper Towns, Sleepy Hollow, Yellow Footprints and more

We might have just one more production to hit Wilmywood before our current film incentives ends.  Rumor has it, the feature film, Battlecreek, is coming to Wilmington.  If this is indeed true, we would be hosting the gorgeous Hayden Christiansen who is taking the lead as well as the Oscar winning actress, Melissa Leo (The Fighter, Prisoners).  They came into Wilmington to scout the area last week. Now there are mixed rumors going around.  Some say it will be in just Wilmington, others say it will be filming in Jackson, MS and Wilmington.  But there is the possibility that they just shoot in Mississippi.  They are looking at a start date of October 20th. Offices would open the first week of October if they do come here.  We shall see!

Battlecreek is the story of a gifted young painter (Hayden Christiansen) with a rare skin disorder who lives in an economically depressed Southern American town. Due to his affliction, he must live his life at night. When a young woman being chased by her own demons stumbles into town, their blossoming romance compels him to challenge his provocative, overbearing mother (Melissa Leo) and break free of the lies that have bound them together for years. Battlecreek is about reconciling the past and finding your future.

Producing is Connie Hoy.  Directing is Alison Eastwood, which I believe is Clint Eastwood’s neice?  Hopefully it is more than just a rumor.  More details to come soon.

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As  @SHollowSource puts it, #SleepyHolla!! Sleepy Hollow / Under the Dome viewing party is tonight at the Browncoat at 111 Grace St Downtown, Wilmington.

Sleepy premieres at 9pm on FOX and Dome’s finale is at 10pm on CBS.

LyndieGreenwoodSleepy Hollow star Lyndie Greenwood sits down with HuffPost Live at 3:30pm to talk about season two of the hit fantasy drama, which returns September 22 on Fox.  HERE’S THE LINK

 

Yellow Footprints is to begin production here in Wilmington. Local lady Casey Mako will direct this coming of age female military film, about a young woman who strives to be a Marine and fight on the front lines in a position traditionally held only by men.

TarynTaryn Terrell (WWE, The Campaign, Old Boy), has signed on to play the role of Sarah, a girl with a heart of gold who has suffered unimaginable loss, and finds a physical and mental strength to move on in her own life and inspire the will of others to believe they can do whatever they set their minds to.

The cast will be predominantly female and will feature Christy Berlane, (New Comic Day), and young new comer Hayley Heffernan, (30 Rock, Vera, 846).

Produced and co-written by Nick Dash and co-written by Monica Bellais, production is expected to begin in early October. Dash is a former Marine, is inspired to honor and tell a positive story regarding female Marines, ripped straight from the headlines, now that legislation has been approved for females to fight equally on the front lines with their male counterparts. Dash plans to employ homeless veterans in various extra roles in this film to bring awareness to the issue of homelessness and our beloved veterans.

Cara_DCara Delevingne has been added to the cast of Paper Towns which shoots in Charlotte, NC this fall.  She will take on the role of Margo Roth Spiegelman opposite of Nat Wolff. Paper Towns is expected to begin production in November with offices projected to open at the end of September.

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Tusk was shot in the Charlotte area and stars Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, and Genesis Rodriguez.  It’s NOW in 640 theaters. The movie follows Wallace (Justin Long), a journalist on a mission. He finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.

ICYMI: Kevin Smith discusses  the crazy dark comedy and talks about shooting in NC.

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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 WILMYWOOD DAILY – 09/08/2014 The Remaining afterglow, Kevin Smith’s Tusk, Johnny Depp, The Devil’s Hand, and more.

We had a great time on Friday as more than 50 Wilmywood folks headed to Regal Cinemas Mayfaire for the premiere of The Remaining which was shot here last year.  We got most of the peeps in the pic!  Man, this was PURE Wilmington!  It was so great to see so many locations!

We got a double dose of North Carolina.  Before the show, it was cool to see the trailer for NC shot Kevin Smith flick, Tusk on the big screen before the movie. The movie was shot in Charlotte and stars Haley Joel Osment, Justin Long and yes, even Johnny Depp is in it, but no he didn’t shoot his scenes in North Carolina 🙂 His daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp is also in the flick playing the character Colleen. The first review just came out.  Check it out.  And if you haven’t seen the trailer…

Now, where is everyone today?

As the shooting continues for episode 10, characters come home from school and get a rude awakening on Sleepy Hollow today on N. 15th Street…weather permitting. of course. (Two more Mondays until the premiere! Woo Hoo!!)

Secrets and Lies is in hiding today, but they will venture out tomorrow on N. 4th St.

TONIGHT on Under the Dome! When temperatures begin to plunge, Sam and Rebecca spring into action to try to save the residents of Chester’s Mill. Meanwhile, Barbie risks his own life in order to save Julia after a terrible accident on Under The Dome.  10pm on CBS.

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Happy2 – Dog Days (www.happy2wb.com), a  new video set to the Pharrell Williams song “Happy,” featuring humanized dogs on vacation at Wrightsville Beach, will be released today.  Be on the look out for it on their web site or their Facebook Page. Guest appearances by Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson.

RELATED STORY: Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood get ‘Happy’ for Service Dogs on September 8th.

FlierNow, remember that casting call for a major network that I put out a couple of weeks ago, about divorce couples that can compete together to win a 6 figure trust fund for their kids? Well, I can now tell you the show will be for NBC. GET DETAILS NOW

DevilsHandOneSheetICYMI: Lionsgate passed along the official one-sheet, or poster if you will for the Wilmywood shot The Devils Hand.  The feature film will be released on VOD, EST, DVD and other TV platforms on October 10th, 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. 

ICYMI:  Here is a great op-ed piece regarding NC Film. ‘The true value of film tax credits for North Carolinians’ READ 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!!

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/24/2014 Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome, Max Steel and more.

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Wilmington local Scott Lope at San Diego Comic Con’s Sleepy Hollow Experience

Get your Comic Con on baby!  The San Diego Comic Con has got three of our Wilmywood productions on the table: Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome and Max Steel. Folks attending the Con get the chance to check out exclusive clips of our favorite shows, plus can attend the panel discussion and fan Q&As.  But the coolest things coming out of Wilmywood is…okay well there are two!  Max Steel is bringing out the Max Steel and Dread suits!  And Sleepy Hollow is giving fans an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality experience with Ichabod and Headless.  I will have all the details later today at EW.com.

Also coming out of North Carolina is Kevin Smith’s Tusk which will be in theaters on September 19. The movie stars Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Parks, and Genesis Rodriguez.  Now Kevin has been super secretive about this flick, but finally some light will be shed on this project as he is debuting the trailer at the SDCC.

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NC shot The Ultimate Life will premiere on television next weekend, Saturday, August 2 at 9 p.m. EDT. Best of all, it will be preceded by The Ultimate Gift, also filmed in North Carolina, beginning at 7 p.m. EDT on The Hallmark Movie Channel!

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Giant Culture/Post 1200 is celebrating Wilmywood movies every Friday night.  This Friday, it’s Iron Man 3.  Show time is at 7pm. For all events, head to their Facebook page. 

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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!!