First actor revealed for Wilmywood’s ‘Six’

Wow, do you see a trend here?  Our fabulous lead Juan (Diego Botto) from Argentina in TNT’s Good Behavior and now Juan #2, the first cast member announced for The History Channel’s Six.  Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Juan Pablo Raba, a Colombian film, TV series and telenovela actor. He will be playing Ricky “Buddha” Ortiz, one of the veterans on SEAL Team Six.

Six follows a Navy SEAL Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists.

You can spot Raba in Narcos and The 33 and next appears, according to Deadline,  in the indie drama Shot Caller.

We welcome you with open arms Juan! We can’t wait until your arrival here in Wilmington, or as I like to call it Wilmywood!

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Some tidbits for Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy Monday Peeps!  Hope you had a fabulous weekend!  Offices should be opening up today at EUE/Screen Gems Studios for the History Channel series Six. I am hearing that they are already crew up for the most part, so I don’t know if they will be putting out a crew call or not.  However, if I hear anything, you know I will post it. So, welcome to Wilmywood, Weinstein & Company!

SIX is a series that recognizes this country’s great heroes and soldiers, and there’s no doubt that it will make for some of the most important, provocative television seen in ages.  While we had vast interest from other networks, our great relationship with Nancy Dubuc, Paul Buccieri and Barry Jossen made HISTORY the clear choice. ~Harvey Weinstein.

We will be getting 8 episodes to work on and they should be in production by end of February unless something changes. UPM David Brightbill is happy to be working at home again and I am sure the crew will be happy as well.

Here’s the official press release fro A+E networks in case you didn’t see it last week: READ NOW

SYNOPSIS: Members of the Navy’s most prestigious and lethal squadron know the dangers, responsibilities, and high risks involved with charging into battle. For John “Bear” Graves,  Alex Caulder and Ricky “Buddha” Ortiz, it’s a way of life. Being a member of SEAL Team 6 means committing yourself to a life away from family, and the constant knowledge that you may never return home. For some it’s what they live for. For others who feel they put in their time, they might be afraid of not knowing what to do once they’re out.

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Here’s a couple of other links of note that the Star News put out that are worth giving a read:

NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ to briefly shoot in Wilmington

‘The Detour’ producer – I’d rather have filmed in Wilmington than ‘Hotlanta’

 

History Channel to bring ‘Six’ to Wilmywood.

Boy, it’s a great day for more fabulous news for our local economy and our film crew! Ladies and Gents, please welcome The History Channel to Wilmywood! Looks like they will be setting up shop next month for the series, Six. They are slated to begin production in February.

This series is coming from the famous Weinsteins! Yep, Bob and Harvey! And from what I am hearing, the line producer George Perkins has quite the resume! William and David Broyles are the writer/ producers. I am hearing David Brightbill got the UPM position.

Here’s the deets on this series:

Members of the Navy’s most prestigious and lethal squadron know the dangers, responsibilities, and high risks involved with charging into battle. For John ‘Bear’ Graves,  Alex Caulder and Ricky ‘Buddha’ Ortiz, it’s a way of life. Being a member of SEAL team 6 means committing yourself to a life away from family, and the constant knowledge that you may never return home. For some it’s what they live for. For others who feel they put in their time, they might be afraid of not knowing what to do once they’re out.

That’s two crews deep for the 1st quarter of 2016! Can we go for three? I am hearing rumblings about a feature as well. As soon as I get more deets, I will share!

Woop! It’s a damn fine day in Wilmywood!

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How is 2016 shaping up for NC Film?

The Longest Ride. Image credit: David Pascua

It sure has been a while since I last blogged. Hell, there’s not a damn thing happening at the moment, so maybe we should look into the approaching new year. Here’s what I’ve been hearing. A LOT of conflicting information. One day I hear a production is definitely coming, people got interviewed, then the next day, it’s all up in the air. So lemme just give you a glimpse of what MIGHT happen. It’s the best I can do!

  1. Good Behavior – TV Series (TNT) – They shot the pilot here a couple of months ago. Will they return? Lord knows. From what I’ve heard, it is a traveling show, so it wouldn’t be necessary to stay in our area to shoot it.  So, mark this one a maybe. And, for the record, they have not announced a pick up yet, so, we might have to wait a bit longer.
  2. Untitled – TV series (CBS) – Back and Forth conflicting reports. A show that until about 2 months ago was a definite Wilmington pick up, now, I hear Toronto might be a possibility.
  3. Six – TV Series (History Channel) – A Weinstein Production that is sniffing around. If they do make Wilmington their home, it looks like a February start.
  4. Dirty Dancing – Telefilm (ABC) – Yes, you read that right. They are looking at Asheville. Again.  Hopefully it will be a go this time around. April is what I am seeing for things to get underway IF all things work out swimmingly. Abigail Breslin will play ‘Baby.’

None of these are set in stone at all. In fact, we might get one or two. That’s it. But I figured I would keep you in the loop. Now you know what I know thus far. I will keep you posted when I hear more.