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James Franco to direct and star in film in Winston-Salem

James Franco to direct and star in film in Winston-Salem

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

FRANCO PROJECT CANCELLED – James Franco was to direct and star in “The Garden Of Last Days” in Winston-Salem.  Emilia Clarke as also to star. The film, from an adapted screenplay written by Hanna Weg, was in pre-production and is scheduled to begin filming when James Franco walked away from the project. $500,000 had been spent in pre-production […]

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We’re The Millers

We’re The Millers

| May 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

The trailer for “We’re The Millers”…  The movie which filmed scenes in Southport, stars a fabulously fit 44 year old Jennifer Aniston and funny man Ed Helms of Hangover fame. A veteran pot dealer played by  Jason Sudeikis creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the […]

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Hoggard High School alumni- screening Twenty Million People at The Brown Coat

Hoggard High School alumni- screening Twenty Million People at The Brown Coat

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

I spoke with writer, director, actor, and producer of the film Twenty Million People, Michael Ferrell today. Michael graduated Hoggard in 1996, where he did a lot of theatre and won some theatre competitions around the state. He also has some pretty impressive accomplishments as a playwright. Among numerous plays to his credit, Michael wrote the […]

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The Confession- First look

The Confession- First look

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Confession, starring Katie Leclerc is based on a Beverly Lewis novel. The Film was made in North Carolina and Directed by Michael Landon Jr. who also recently directed The Ultimate Life here in NC. The Confession, adapted for the film by Michael Landon Jr. and Brian Bird, follows the continuing story of Katie Lapp who is […]

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Beating ploughshares into swords for the Actor’s Arsenal

Beating ploughshares into swords for the Actor’s Arsenal

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The old adage- “Success is what happens when opportunity and preparedness meet”, hung like a resounding mantra on the backdrop of my thoughts as I spoke with this successful and attractive couple from Actor’s Arsenal today. The ’30-something’ acting coaches, Ron Fallica and Allie McColloch have both been in the trenches as actors for much […]

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Screen Gems Studios, Wilmington, NC Hosts “Iron Man 3”

Screen Gems Studios, Wilmington, NC Hosts “Iron Man 3”

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wilmington, NC (May 1, 2013)  The film used all ten stages of the Wilmington, NC film and television complex. A new digital infrastructure designed for the complex needs of the production is now one of the best in the world and benefits current clients such as Stephen King and Steven Spielberg’s “Under the Dome.” On Sunday, […]

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Atlanta to get major studio to house James Bond productions

Atlanta to get major studio to house James Bond productions

| April 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Competition with neighboring film production state is heating up.  According to recent AP news, The British film studio that is responsible for the everlasting James Bond franchise has announced plans this week for it’s first U.S. film production facility near Atlanta. The UK company that pulled in 11 million for it last Bond installment ‘Skyfall’, will […]

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Eastbound & Down’s David Gordon Green is one busy man.

Eastbound & Down’s David Gordon Green is one busy man.

| April 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eastbound & Down’s consulting producer and director David Gordon Green who has stated that he originally wanted to be a fireman, is on a quite different and busy path. Green who Cites John Boorman’s Deliverance as one of his all-time favorite movies, which he took in at the tender age of ten, is not sitting at the […]

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Revolution continues!

Revolution continues!

| April 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

Get ready for more action! Revolution along with four other dramas was renewed today by NBC. There is still rumor and hope that the 2013-14 season will be filmed in Wilmywood.  There are also still six more episodes to come from first season and now we know its “lights on”… well, at least for the […]

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Wilmywood rejects proposed reform that would hobble current film incentives.

Wilmywood rejects proposed reform that would hobble current film incentives.

| April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Local and state film industry professionals swarmed in downtown Wilmington on Saturday afternoon converging on the corner of Market and Water streets to protest the HB 994 bill introduced in the NC state legislature. The bill is thought by many to be a direct threat to the state’s film industry as it’s purpose would essentially make the […]

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