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Lifetime pilot shooting in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Wilmington Regional Film Commission says another production is shooting in Wilmington. "Witches Of East End," starring Julia Ormond, is a new pilot for Lifetime produced by Fox 21. Production offices are opening this week with the 10-day shoot scheduled for mid-October.

Based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel, "Witches of East End" centers on the adventures of Joanna Beauchamp, played by Ormond, and her two adult daughters. Joanna is a sexy, warm, artistic, tough, ethereal beauty who has been concealing a shocking secret from her daughters - namely, that they are witches born and bred. Having put her magical past and powers on hold, Joanna is now living a quiet life as a small town art teacher, but in the face of a grave and immediate danger, it seems the only way out is for the trio to rediscover their skills.

Maggie Friedman, from ABC's witch-themed "Eastwick," wrote and will executive produce "Witches of East End" with Erwin Stoff for Fox 21.

"The community is excited to have yet another production choose to film in the Wilmington region during 2012," Film Commission Director Johnny Griffin said in a statement. "This continues to prove that Wilmington is one of the top locations in the country for production."

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