North Carolina loses another production to Georgia

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Well, we can thank the General Assembly for this news…

I have just been told the original Netflix series starring Winona Ryder which had a close eye on Wilmywood, ultimately decided to go where most do these days. Georgia. A couple of heads of production scouted here last week and were very pleased with Wilmington. The creatives especially. One of the main reasons they really liked Wilmington is it could easily double for the town of Montauk which is located on the very eastern tip of Long Island. It’s a fishing village but also has very expensive estates, and a lot of very old money. Certain areas of Wilmington could perfectly double for Montauk and from what I have been told the creatives agreed.

But money always wins in the end. Because North Carolina is into its new fiscal year with absolutely ZERO dollars for film, Wilmington lost yet another show.

Some folks are saying they are going to Atlanta, however, the closest thing they will get for Montauk is Tybee Island — where they shot Sponge Bob 2. It will be a much harder task to recreate Montauk in Georgia, but until North Carolina gets their shit together (pardon my French), productions will just be a passing ship through the night for us.

Is very heartbreaking as it would have that worked out perfectly especially for the Under the Dome crew who possibly could have rolled over to that show which will be filming through 2016.

300 jobs. Poof.


THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/29/2015 Rumors from the Lot

Okay, it’s time for Rumors from the Lot! Soooo, apparently we had Netflix sniffing around Wilmywood for an untitled original series starring one of my favs, Winona Ryder. She will play the character Joyce in this supernatural thriller. The story-line follows the disappearance of a young boy in the small town of Montauk, New York. They are looking for a September open and an October production start.

Now, that being said, they are of course waiting for you know what—the damn film grant mess to be sorted out. If the NCGA doesn’t get it together soon, they will move on to another state. And you know how it is, once they experience how great Wilmington is due to incredible film crew and location, you know they will come back for more! I will keep you posted on this one.

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