Wilmywood, North Carolina Film Industry

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Trailblazer Studios


RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 4, 2017) – Jeff Lanter has been named as president of Trailblazer Studios, a North Carolina-based production company that focuses on original programming and content.

Lanter, who joined Trailblazer Studios in 2003, most recently served as vice president of Production. He helped lead the company’s shift into original programming for TV networks, including HGTV, TLC, Discovery, DIY, Animal Planet and many others.

According to Trailblazer Studios’ CEO Tom Waring, the 15-year-old company has experienced significant growth in the past five years, calling for a re-alignment of the management team to meet demand for original content. “It’s time to get out of the way and empower our very capable executive team to handle the daily operations of the company,” said Waring.

While Waring will remain in his role as CEO and CFO, Lanter as president will be directly responsible for the company’s four divisions: Trailblazer Entertainment®, Trailblazer Production®, Trailblazer Post®, and Trailblazer Sound®.

“It’s an exciting time to help lead Trailblazer Studios as we continue to deepen our relationships with networks and the creative community,” says Lanter. “We’re focused on developing and producing compelling programming and building on the successes that we’ve recently celebrated.”

About Trailblazer Studios
Trailblazer Studios is an award-winning production, post and sound facility based in Raleigh, N.C., with one of the area’s largest sound stages. Since 2001, the company has created meaningful, compelling and entertaining content for TV, film and advertising. Trailblazer Studios has delivered more than 1,100 TV shows for networks like HGTV, Discovery, TLC, DIY and PBS, as well as numerous commercials and digital content for companies including Sony, ESPN, PEP Boys, Food Lion, Home Depot and Travelocity.

FILM AUDITIONS: "Lydia"WHEN: Sat. May 16th, 2015 11 AM - 3 PMOpen Auditions For Horror Film "Lydia" Will Take Place At:N...


WHEN: Sat. May 16th, 2015 11 AM - 3 PM

Open Auditions For Horror Film "Lydia" Will Take Place At:
North Asheville Library
1030 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804

Located On The Left Beside "The Shops At Beaver Lake"
(Park In Library Parking Lot Only)
*From Asheville: Past Fresh Market/Stein Mart
**From Weaverville: Past Beaver Lake/Bird Sanctuary


Experienced To No Experience Everyone Is Welcome To Audition ~ Always Looking For New Talent!

This Is A Promo Campaign For The Feature Length And Is Non-Paying At This Time.

Please Bring Resume & Head Shot.

Auditions Will Be Filmed To See How Well You Read On Camera.

Auditions Will Consist Of Cold-Reading From The Script.

For More Information Contact: [email protected]

PREMISE: Jessie Stops On The Highway To Give A Beautiful, Strange Girl A Lift One Lonesome Night. Little Did He Know He Would Be Opening A Pandora Of Mysteries That Would Threaten His Life As Well As His Friends. Is What Jessie Experiencing Real Or Has His Past Come Calling Back To Haunt?


JESSIE: Male/20's. A Handsome Southern Guy With The Weight Of The World On His Shoulders. The "Gentler James Dean Type".

STORI: Female/20's. An Attractive Love-Lorn Tom-Boy That Is A Long-Time Friend Of Jessie's.. The "Chloe Sevigny Type".

LYDIA: Female/Teenager: 15 - 20's. A Beautiful Mysterious Hitchhiker That Seems To Be Hiding Something.

SHARON: Female/60's-80's. An Eccentric Old Woman With A Bitter Past. Lydia's Sister.

TRINA: Female/20's-30's. A Spicy Waitress With A Volcanic Presence. Jessie & Stori's Friend.

RUSS: Male/20's-30's. A Cute Fun-Loving Redneck/The Stoner Type. Jessie's Best Friend.

JOANNA: Female/40's-50's. An Angelic Vision Of Jessie's Southern Mother.

YOUNG SHARON: Female/Teenager: 15 - 20's. Lydia's Older Sister/A Vintage Cat-Eye Glasses Wearing Spinster In The Making.

IRENA: Female/30's-40's. Lydia's Mother. A Broken Woman With The Best Of Her Years Left Behind Her.

BILL: Male/40's-50's. Jessie's Father. A HardBoiled Southern Man With A Hidden Sensitivity.

M.C.: Male/Female. A Vintage Charismatic M.C. Of A Prom.

SINGER: Male/Female. Vintage Singer. Bring A Short Song To Sing Acapella.

Special use permits, film industry fuel discussion at Power Breakfast | WilmingtonBiz
Special use permits, film industry fuel discussion at Power Breakfast | WilmingtonBiz

Special use permits, film industry fuel discussion at Power Breakfast | WilmingtonBiz

New Hanover County’s special use permit ordinance emerged as a topic of some debate among local leaders at an event Thursday as they addressed the region’s strides toward achieving economic development goals. “I will say one of the negatives with developing along U.S. 421 in New Hanover County at th…

'Under the Dome' resumes filming in region
'Under the Dome' resumes filming in region

'Under the Dome' resumes filming in region

WILMINGTON | When CBS' locally shot series "Under the Dome" began filming last spring, it did so alongside two television pilots and just a few weeks ahead of two feature films. This week, as the sci-fi series gets underway on its third season, it shares the local industry with just one other major…

Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc.

Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc.


Wilmington, NC, February 19th - The film and television industry in Wilmington is unified in supporting the efforts of our local legislative delegation to expand and improve the film grant program created by the General Assembly last year.

The Wilmington Regional Film Commission, EUE Screen Gems Studios, City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, and the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce are working in partnership with elected officials from this region to ensure that the film and television industry remains viable and continues to support thousands of jobs in the regional economy.

The film and television grant program was created by the North Carolina General Assembly last year to replace the highly successful tax credit policy that had helped propel the thirty year statewide industry's rapid growth in recent years. We are working closely with our Representatives and Senators to increase the funding in the grant program to a level that will continue to retain our current employment and recruit new projects and the jobs they will create.

On behalf of the film and television industry and the thousands of people employed, we want to thank our local legislative delegation--particularly Representatives Ted Davis, Susie Hamilton, Frank Iler and Senators Bill Rabon and Michael Lee--for their continued support.


Film industry announcement expected Thursday
Film industry announcement expected Thursday

Film industry announcement expected Thursday

WILMINGTON | A group of local film industry leaders will make an announcement regarding the film industry in Wilmington at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Above all, find the FUN in it!
17 Things To Never Do in an Audition

Above all, find the FUN in it!

We take a look at the many audition mishaps that can befall an actor. Make sure you avoid the scenarios below to have the best audition ever!

ABC Schedules 'American Crime,' 'Secrets and Lies'
ABC Schedules 'American Crime,' 'Secrets and Lies'

ABC Schedules 'American Crime,' 'Secrets and Lies'

ABC is firming up its midseason plans. The network has scheduled John Ridley's American Crime and murder-mystery Secrets and Lies while also firming up the season finale date for breakout How to Get Away With Murder. See more Faces of Fall 2014

Did you wish that we were on Twitter? Well we are. Boy, we really need to start Tweeting! Yeah, we're going to need some...

Did you wish that we were on Twitter? Well we are. Boy, we really need to start Tweeting! Yeah, we're going to need some help here!


Attention! Looking for an opportunity to get some experience? This was sent if recently:

Beyond the Scope is a Cary, NC based production company and we are looking for an Assistant Director/Director of Photography and a Casting Director. We are a small team, that has big aspirations. We value innovation, creativity, teamwork and accountability. We have a results-oriented, fun and highly creative culture. These are unpaid internships to begin, but could lead to a paid part time positions with Beyond the Scope. You will be given credit on any project you contribute to, and the opportunity to learn many areas of digital filming. If you are interested, please contact Natasha at [email protected]

What a sad turn of events... The House had adopted an amendment by state Rep. Ted Davis Jr but now the Senate has revert...
Senate OKs state budget with grant program for film

What a sad turn of events... The House had adopted an amendment by state Rep. Ted Davis Jr but now the Senate has reverted to the grant plan...

RALEIGH, N.C. | Senate lawmakers passed a $21.1 billion budget early Friday that gives teachers raises and funnels $113 million to kindergarten and college classrooms statewide. It also establishes a $10 million grant fund to attract films and TV productions, replacing the tax credit that last year…

State sees $268 million in film industry spending
State sees $268 million in film industry spending

State sees $268 million in film industry spending

The first half of 2014 saw an estimated $268 million in direct in-state spending from the film industry, according to a Friday release from the N.C. Film Office.

Be sure to visit our website to see what's happening in Wilmywood. BE HEARD...  If you know businesses or film professio...
Film Equals Jobs- Wilmywood Talks With Local Businesses : Wilmywood, North Carolina Film...

Be sure to visit our website to see what's happening in Wilmywood. BE HEARD... If you know businesses or film professionals effected by changes to the incentives program, please go to this story and share your comments in the comments section.

Mere days ago, Bill Vassar – executive vice president at Wilmington’s EUE/Screen Gems Studios – issued a statement, continuing his advocacy for the state’s film incentives program. The fight’s not over yet. And, as legislative negotiations over the new state budget – including the incentives! – drag…

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Take a Tour of EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, NC What you’ll see: Guests will get an insider’s look at the largest studio complex East of California. You’ll experience the rich history of EUE/Screen Gems and the film and television…Read more ›


5101 Dunlea Court Suite 104
Wilmington, NC


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Hi Wilmington Film Folk!

I'm a Brooklyn-based producer currently planning a corporate interview shoot in Kiawah, SC on 11/08.

I'm looking for a (vaccinated) gaffer and grip with a grip truck and gear we might be able to rent. The shoot should be fairly simple–it's a 1:! interview all in the same location. We'll ideally pre-light and build camera on 11/07 and shoot 11/08.

If you're interested and available please message! I'd love it if you could send me your day rate and gear list.

Any recommendations welcome!!

Thank you

Excellent zoom class!
Throwback Thursday 06-17-21: "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?"

Today's Throwback Thursday post features a North Carolinian who made Hollywood history. Raised in North Carolina, George Randolph Scott, better known simply as Randolph Scott, became synonymous with the stoic western cowboy hero in the Western film genre.

Included in the image seen here, is a personal inscription to "my old buddie [sic] of the A.E.F." In 1917, Scott enlisted as an artillery observer with the 2nd Trench Mortar Battalion, 19th Field Artillery Regiment for service with the Allied Expeditionary Force in France during World War I. This image shows a then 38-year-old Scott in the role of Bilge Smith in the musical comedy "Follow the Fleet" (1936) also starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, with music composed by Irving Berlin. Actresses Lucille Ball and Betty Grable also appear in smaller roles in the film.

At a height of 6'2" with a calm, unflinching demeanor, Scott is best known for his starring roles in more than 60 Westerns. The film Abilene Town (1946) cemented his prominence as a fearless lawman determined to fight against those who would threaten law and order, a character-type that he would play many times over making him a consistent box office draw until his retirement from acting in 1964. Though Scott never won an Oscar, he did receive recognition with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and a posthumous Golden Boot Award for his work in the Western film genre.

In 1974, country music vocal group The Statler Brothers, released the song "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott," lamenting the aging and passing on of Western film icons like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and Randolph Scott. Scott passed away 13 years later in 1987 at the age of 89 and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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From the Collection June 2020: A Connection to the "King of Horror"

Both of the images seen here come from the North Carolina Room's Movie-Making Digital Collection, which highlights the role of film and television productions in southeastern North Carolina. The collection can be accessed at:

Stephen King is one of the most popular American writers. The “King of Horror” has written 70 books and sold more than 350 million copies of his novels and short stories. Though he is best associated with the horror genre, he also writes works on supernatural fiction, suspense, and fantasy. It should come as no surprise that a writer of such renown would have many of his works turned into movies. In the 1980s, several Stephen King novels were transformed for the silver screen and the filming took place right here in the Port City.

Stephen King’s first novel to be made into a movie in Wilmington was 1984’s Firestarter. Starring David Keith, Martin Sheen, George C. Scott and a young Drew Barrymore, the film was based on King’s 1980 bestseller of the same name. The novel centers around a young girl who has the ability to create fires simply with the power of her mind, a psychic ability referred to as pyrokinesis. The film’s producer Dino DeLaurentiis of DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group had seen an image of Orton Plantation in an issue of Southern Accents magazine and was inspired to film the movie in the area. Discovering an affection for the area and meeting with great local support for the movie’s production, DeLaurentiis decided to return to the Port City and establish a studio here, thereby securing Wilmington's role in the television and film industry. The studio today is known as EUE/Screen Gems Studios and is located on N. 23rd Street near the Wilmington International Airport. In this way, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel was the impetus for the creation of "FILM-ington". Several scenes of the movie were shot in downtown Wilmington as can be seen in the image above, a night-time shot at the corner of Chestnut and N. 2nd. On the left of the image is the Cape Fear Hotel and on the right the Main Branch of the New Hanover County Public Library.

A year later in 1985, the horror movie Silver Bullet starring Corey Haim, Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Megan Follows, and Terry O’Quinn was shown in theaters across the country. In addition to being filmed at various locations in Wilmington, the film also shot scenes just a short drive up Interstate 40 in Burgaw, notably around the Pender County Courthouse. The film was based on the Stephen King short horror story Cycle of the Werewolf, published in 1983. The story centers on a wheelchair-bound boy who must discover the secret of the werewolf attacking the residents of his hometown. King also wrote the screenplay for the film.

In 1986, a year after Silver Bullet, Maximum Overdrive appeared in theaters. The comedy-horror film was based on Stephen King’s short story Trucks that first appeared in June 1973. King not only wrote the source material for the film, but wrote the screenplay and directed the film as well. Although many Stephen King novels and stories have been made into films, Maximum Overdrive remains his only directorial credit. In the film, as the Earth passes through the tail of a comet, inanimate machines suddenly spring to life and begin attacking humans, notably a semi-tractor trailer sporting the giant green goblin mask seen in the image above. The locally-produced film starred Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, and Yeardley Smith. Smith is best known as the voice of Lisa on the animated show The Simpsons. Hingle, best known for his role as Police Commissioner Jim Gordon in the Batman movie franchise, had a home in Carolina Beach where he passed away in 2009.

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This page seems like it is so full of tips, events, and opportunities for aspiring actors and filmmakers! I wanted to share an independent film that I watched recently that I think this group would appreciate for its uniqueness. The film is a monochromatic sci-fi thriller called Empathy, Inc. by director Yedidya Gorsetman, starring Joel (Zack Robidas). Joel is a struggling venture capitalist who is on the search for a new business to invest in after his previous venture lost him millions. He finds a new tech startup that provides a cutting edge virtual reality service to high paying clients. Joel becomes overly curious about how the technology works and he decides to find out for himself. After a few unsolicited experiences with the technology Joel begins to realize that there is something wrong with his life. It becomes clear the the experience is not exactly as advertised by the company and that something sinister lies beneath the surface. I highly recommend watching this exciting sci-fi thriller on Amazon or VOD!
Hey My Durham School of Acting Community!

I'm having a Grand Opening! Come on by and take a Class!

We’ll meet, every Saturday, from 2PM SHARP till approximately 5 or 6PM, depending on how many students sign up each week, and how detailed we get into weekly classes, beginning December 7, 2019 at 1239 Berkeley St., Durham NC.

Parking is available on the lot, albeit small, and in the street. As well, there is a bus-stop, right down the street from the Church.

Classes are $50.00, each Saturday, payable by Venmo, CashApp, PayPal, or Cash, the day before Class begins.

As well, once a month, we can bring in, non-perishable items for the Community as well as toiletries. I feel that this is detrimental in ‘giving back’ to our Community, and while I’m well aware, that we, as Actors, are ’Starving Artists’, head on over to Dollar Tree, and pick one, non-perishable item, for $1. That’s all we’d need from you, for that month, and the Community would greatly appreciate it.

This is considered a Donation to the Church and remember, this can be utilised as a Tax Deduction/Write-Off,
when preparing your taxes for the Career that you’re in. (we’ll get to more of this in class).

Feel free, to bring food, snacks, drinks, sandwiches, to get you through the afternoon.

Please bring a notebook, your laptop, if you like, although I’m unsure about the wifi just yet, something to write with, etc.

Please respond accordingly, as to whether you’re available for the 7th, so that I may plan accordingly and pair you all up, etc., for scenes.

I think that’s it for now …

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