Netflix to shoot ‘Florida Man’ series, ‘Echoes’ thriller in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON –– After the beach-set “Along for the Ride” film wrapped just in time for peak tourist season, two more Netflix projects are scouting out the Cape Fear area for upcoming series. “Florida Man” is in pre-production, according to the Wilmington Film Commission website, and EUE/Screen Gems shared Wednesday on Facebook “Echoes” has plans to […]
Eric Miller and the L Shape Lot closed out the relief concert at Greenfield Park Amphitheater Saturday night. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)

Li’l Friday Roundup: 14 events taking place in the Port City

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Independence Day weekend is upon this Li’l Friday edition, which means the City of Wilmington is preparing to debut downtown’s newest addition: Riverfront Park. A July 4th opening is slated for locals to check out the venue ahead of its first major touring act, Widespread Panic, coming through for a three-night residency, […]

Local producer launches Port City Comedy Jam with host Orlando Jones on streaming platforms

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WILMINGTON — Karon Richardson-Tunis comes from the world of standup comedy, so she knows the challenges of living on the road, working for a laugh. It’s only apropos that her latest project, Port City Comedy Jam, gives a boost to comedians — hopefully, into the global realm. Having launched two months ago, the jam has produced […]
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Film boosts Wilmington businesses

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WILMINGTON –– Like a game of ‘I Spy,’ when the locally filmed “Halloween Kills” hits theaters this October, scan the screen for a prescription pad used by a psychiatrist. It’s a micro detail for a major franchise, but fabricating that fake form is a job someone needed to do.  Turns out, Dock Street Printing in […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 9 events taking place in the Cape Fear this weekend

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SOUTHEASTERN NC — One quick probe of #LittleFriday on Google, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, or other search engines and social sites will pull up multiple selfies, videos, food pics, business profiles, and animal photos boasting the kickoff to the weekend — or midweek, depending on where you are in the world. After all, Li’l Friday isn’t only […]

Going underground: Local filmmakers, musicians screen 30 music videos created during the pandemic

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WILMINGTON — “Music videos are so creatively freeing,” Honey Head Films’ Kristy Ray wrote to Port City Daily Tuesday.  Her production company — founded with Erika Edwards — is launching its second Wilmington Underground Film Festival on Wednesday evening at Satellite Bar and Lounge. The festival’s format: music videos. Having premiered last spring at the start of […]

TV series ‘Start Up’ rolling in Wilmington this June, showcasing 4 local businesses

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WILMINGTON – The PBS reality show “Start Up,” which profiles entrepreneurs across the U.S., is putting a magnifying glass on the southeast in its ninth season. Four of its 13 episodes will be filmed in the Cape Fear early next month. The Emmy-nominated docuseries will showcase TRU Colors Brewery, Sea Love Sea Salt Co., Bitty […]

Amazon adaptation of Jenny Han trilogy to shoot in Wilmington, new details on ‘Our Kind of People’

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. –– Wilmington’s coastal scenery has helped the film industry once again land a major project in 2021. Another streaming service is preparing to shoot a beach-set adaptation of a teen romance novel in the area this summer. Put on by Amazon Studios and production company wiip, “The Summer I Turned Pretty” is currently […]

‘If we had 6 to 8 more stages, we likely would fill them’: Streaming demand takes over Screen Gems

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WILMINGTON –– At the start of 2021, EUE/Screen Gems Studios had booked all 10 stages with cable shows and films made for theaters. Between mid-March and early April, most of those projects wrapped and left the lot. Today, the campus is quiet. The action has died down – enough for the studio to spot-paint the […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 15 events happening in the Cape Fear this weekend

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Spring suddenly has turned summer this week, with temps topping near 90 degrees some days. Makes sense, seeing as things are heating up around Wilmington. Local calendars are filling with more activities weekly, seemingly getting us closer to pre-pandemic days. You know the drill: It’s Li’l Friday (local speak for Thursday), meaning it’s […]