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!!

 

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/21/2014 ‘Vacation’ Reboot visits Charlotte, NC, Bring Back Film Party at 1900, and more.

The reboot of Vacation that is currently shooting in Atlanta has made it’s way into Charlotte. They will be shooting tomorrow. The movie stars Ed Helms (Rusty), Christina Applegate (Debbie), Leslie Mann (Audrey) and Chris Hemsworth (Stone Crandall, Rusty’s “irritatingly successful” brother-in-law) to name a few.
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Here’s the synopsis: Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

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Sleepy Hollow as well as Secrets & Lies are not on location today.

The Choice, however, will be back in the intracastoal waterway before they head to a local favorite. Brasserie du Soliel. And to be fair, it’s also a celebrity favorite, too 🙂

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And speaking of local favorites….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.

DeathBedDeath Bed: The Play That Bites
October 23- 31
8pm Thurs-Sat, 3pm Sun October 23-26, 8pm Wed-Fri October 29-31
Written by Gwenyfar Rohler, Directed by Steve Vernon

The old story of a man, a dream & a struggle to the death with killer furniture. The lost 70’s cult classic is coming to the stage, live in 3-D this fall!

In 1973 George Barry wrote, directed, and produced Death Bed: The Bed That Eats.  It would not be officially released until 2003 (then on DVD) but would go on to become a cult classic through a pirated edition in Europe.

Wilmington’s own inventor Jock Brandis worked on Death Bed as a Gaffer and made The Bed actually “eat.” Patton Oswalt made the rediscovered film famous through his material lamenting that someone put money into Death Bed but he can’t get his work made. Jock is actually the guy Oswalt is making fun of for making The Bed.

Gwenyfar has adapted the film to the stage and added a “making of” element to Act One.  GET MORE DETAILS 

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! 

MOST POPULAR THIS WEEK:

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!!