TNT’s ‘Good Behavior’ Chooses Wilmington for Season One

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After posting yesterday’s news, I’ve had so many confirmations from so many folks, we’re gonna go ahead and call it! Plus, Production Weekly’s got Wilmywood as a location as well. Good Behavior is coming to Wilmington! We will see the TNT series open offices next month! Get ready to see those lighting and grip trucks lining the streets again the first week of March!! JOBS JOBS JOBS!

A huge thank you to TNT, our North Carolina writer Blake Crouch and to Chad Hodge for bringing the show here. We Wilmywood peeps appreciate your choice which benefits our local economy including our fabulous small businesses and the employment of our fabulously talented crew! Bless you!

To Michelle, Juan and the rest of the cast and producing team, we welcome you with open arms, big hugs and warm smiles. We hope you enjoy your stay!


TNT’s Good Behavior: That’s a Wrap!


The good boys and girls will be finishing their final shots in Wilmington late, late tonight, so…Thank you to TNT along with Executive Producers Chad Hodge and North Carolina proud Blake Crouch for keeping NC film jobs rolling, for shopping at our local businesses, and for feasting at our local restaurants and on our local catering! Thanks to Michelle Dockery, Juan Diego Botto and the rest of the cast for being so kind and as the crew have said “so great to work with.”

North Carolina Natives bring two productions to the state.

Although there is still no official word from the NC Commerce Dept or the NC Film Office in regards to who indeed got the Dirty Dancing money ($4M), I am still pretty damn certain of at least two out of the three projects that are coming to North Carolina to begin production in October, and we have some North Carolina natives to thank!

First up, TNT’s pilot Good Behavior. It’s already in pre-production on the LA side of things, but from what I’ve heard, offices should open up at EUE/Screen Gems in the next week or so.  For all you Downton Abbey and Wayward Pines fans, you will be quite pleased!  The series is based on the Letty Dobesh books by Wayward Pines author and North Carolina boy, Blake Crouch! We are so proud to welcome him back home!!  He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and he is “excited to be back.”

Good Behavior is written by both Crouch and Chad Hodge. They will serve as executive producers for the show as well.

The show will star Michelle Dockery who you know as Lady Mary Crawley of Downton Abbey.  She will play Letty Dodesh.

The storyline is about “a thief and a con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, one bad decision from implosion — which is exactly how she likes it. Fresh out of prison, Letty is attempting to stay afloat, but when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man’s wife, she sets out to derail the job, putting her on a collision course with the killer and entangling them in a dangerous and seductive relationship.”  Good Behavior should begin production in early October.

danny-mcbride-jody-hillNext up, let’s welcome back Danny and Jody as they bring us the father/son flick The Legacy Of A Whitetail Deer Hunter. The feature stars Josh Brolin and Danny McBride and the storyline revolves around a nationally known deer hunter who takes his son on a hunting trip. Danny and his partner in crime Jody Hill are the writers and executive producers. The project is coming from Scott Rudin Productions and Rough House. Jody Hill will be directing.  Lila Yacoub is listed as the LP. The PM is Georgie Marquis. Currently, Asheville, NC and Georgia are listed as locations, but I have a feeling it will be shot JoshBrolinsolely in Asheville. From what I have been hearing, they have already been in contact with some members of the film community and could be opening offices in the next week or so. Production should begin mid to late October.

Jody is a North Carolina boy, born in Concord. He and Danny both graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.

McBride and Hill are currently shooting the HBO series Vice Principals in Charleston, SC.  If you remember they wanted to film that show here and had already scouted all the locations.  But when the NCGA screwed up our film incentives, they headed to SC. Before that, they brought HBO’s Eastbound and Down to Wilmywood.


So yea, I am pretty damn certain these two projects got the Dirty Dancing cash.  Now onto the uncertain third.  You can label this one a “Rumor from the Lot,” but I am hearing rumblings about a reality show picking up some cash as well. Some are saying it is Figure 8 Films, others have no idea, but “Reality Show” is what I keep hearing. I will keep you posted and let you know if there is any truth to this one. If that is indeed true, I am trying to figure out why. Reality Shows only hire about 10 NC film crew members. Maybe they had a small amount of cash left? Maybe someone’s got a friend in high places? Maybe none of this has any validity. We shall see…

Stay tuned!

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MARG HELGENBERGER goes Under the Dome for Season 3

Continuing our countdown to Dome Day!  Just one week left! And today, our newest cast member Marg Helgenberger goes Under the Dome. During the CBS Press Junket for Season 3, we caught up with Marg who plays Christine on the show this season.  We discuss her new character of course!  She also talks about being back in Wilmywood and she answers questions from her fans. Enjoy!

Under the Dome‘s two-hour premiere is Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 9pm-11pm EST on CBS!

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Charles Roarke
Jonathan Herring

COLIN FORD goes Under the Dome for Season 3
DEAN NORRIS goes Under the Dome for Season 3
ALEXANDER KOCH goes Under the Dome for Season 3
MAX EHRICH goes Under the Dome for Season 3
KYLIE BUNBURY goes Under the Dome for Season 3
MACKENZIE LINTZ goes Under the Dome for Season 3

Rumors from the Lot: Sleepy Hollow

Now it’s time for Rumors from the Lot! Many folks have been hanging on for some chance in hell that Sleepy Hollow will find a way to stay in Wilmington and not make the move to Atlanta. If you are one of the many, you are not gonna like what I have to tell you.

Rumor has it, starting next week, the 18-wheelers will be rolling on in. Starting with Stage 10 at EUE/Screen Gems, they are breaking down the sets as they prepare for season 3 in Atlanta.

The only bit of good news, bittersweet really, is that from what I heard they are hiring some of the original crew to do the tear down and set up in Atlanta. I also heard that they might be asking some of the crew members to move to Atlanta and continue working on the show. Especially those in set dec.

So, while folks will be working, it will be short lived for some, and a move away from their families for others should they choose to do so.

Can I confirm this? Not yet. Are my sources strong. Yes. Guess we will know for sure next week.

It’s a sad day for Wilmywood.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/11/2014 Coo Coo for Cucalorus, Crew member needs your help, Tammy and more.

Happy Veterans Day! Please remember it’s more than sales and a school day off! Celebrate those men and women today!

The 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and runs through Sunday.  Wooo Hoo!  One more day!!! There will be 241 independent films from all around the world including a few from right here in Wilmywood ie Times Like Dying playing Thursday night during the Black Silky Shorts Block on the Thalian Main Stage at 7:15PM.

The festival kicks off tomorrow night with of course Dancalorus! For TIX and COMPLETE SCHEDULE, stop on by


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The Choice is back at Airlie Gardens for Day 22 today.  The lovely Teresa Palmer joins Benjamin Walker and Maggie Grace on set.

Secrets and Lies is in Castle Hayne.

Sleepy Hollow will be shooting some driving scenes on N 3rd as well as shooting on N Front.

Have you ever wondered how the story line of your favorite shows are developed? WECT checks in with the producers and writers of Sleepy Hollow. VIEW NOW

Tammy_BluTammy, which was shot here in the summer of 2013 and was released in theaters this past summer, finally comes to your home!  Own it NOW on Blu-Ray and DVD and check it out on VOD and at all other mainstream outlets! Regardless of some nasty reviews, the comedy raked in a cool $84,525,432 domestically, and $99,425,432 worldwide. Woo Hoo!  Eh, I mean, POOM!

ZandurA NC Crew member needs your help! Jason Parham’s son Zandur is 2 years old and he has Progressive Infantile Scoliosis with an 82° curvature. He now wears a permanent torso cast that the family has go back to Chapel Hill every 3 1/2 months to get a new one as he grows.

They need some help from their film family! So, some friends decided to throw a fun little party to help them out! So come on out this Saturday to 21up at 6328 Market St. They will have fun for the whole family including: Pro Wrestling, Silent Auction , Bands, Activities for kids and adults during the day, Bouncy house. ALL AGES WELCOME!! 100% of proceeds go to Zandur.

ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO HELP: Medical care, & gas expenses. Also keeping up with bills for all the doctor appointments; which work has to be missed.


Gov. Pat McCroryRemember after the election I told you about the possibility of Pat McCrory calling a special session for incentives. Well, it looks like it just might happen, HOWEVER, I was told not to get to excited because they will probably bring up everything BUT film. We shall see. It’s shame because we will lose Sleepy Hollow if they order a complete 3rd season. Canada is the latest rumor.


ICYMI: The first annual One Tree Hill convention has been announced and of course it will right here in Wilmywood. The dates have been set for March 27-29, 2015. Tickets go on sale this Friday. November 14, 2014 at 12:00pm at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. (DO NOT CALL HOTEL FOR TICKETS OR INFO, GO HERE)


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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

Wilmington 4th Grader Helps the Homeless


Okay, so this might not be film related, but this little girl is a superstar in my book and I had to let you know about her!  Her mother sent me an email this morning and I had to share!

Dear Sheila,
We listen to you every morning on the way to school, and love that you are always positive and spreading happiness and kindness (even about merging traffic from Leland!) So we thought you might be able to help. After watching a youtube video (see below) about homelessness, my (almost) 9 year old decided to take action here in Wilmington. I’ll let her tell you in her own words (below.)

“Hi my name is Leah. I am 4th grader in Wilmington, NC, and I want to help homeless people get ready for job interviews. To do this I am collecting extra business clothes and toiletries (makeup, baby wipes, tooth brushes, etc.). I think with these things, homeless people will look better and feel more confident when they are getting interviewed. Giving food and money to the homeless is a very great thing to do, but it only really lasts for a couple days. With a job they can get a lot of money every day to buy food and maybe find a home if they get a good one. I was inspired by the woman at the end of the video below, and wanted to find a way to help.

So, if you have business clothes that you don’t need any more or if you have some extra toiletries like the ones listed above or other things that you think would help homeless people might use to feel more presentable I will be at the Food Lion parking lot on South College Drive at 17th Street, every Sunday from 10:00am to 12:00pm now until Thanksgiving. Look for my mom’s big blue minivan. I’ll be there and my dog Otis will probably be there too. I hope you will donate and we can put a stop to homelessness.”

You go girl! Go Leah! We got your back! So everyone, please share this.  My heart grew 3 sizes reading this email her mother sent and I am not even remotely a Grinch!