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Did you make a film? Submit it by tonight

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Today marks the final deadline to submit your film for the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival, held Nov. 12-16, 2014 in Wilmington. There is no submission fee for residents of Wilmington. Full story...
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Film museum coming soon?

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videoWilmington Film enthusiasts are hoping to expand their presence in the Cape Fear. Members of the local film community gathered to discuss the potential for a film museum in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Big Smo visits Wilmington kids, plays Ziggy's tonight

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videoHick-Hop is coming to Ziggy's by the Sea tonight. From "Kuntry Livin'" to the Port City, reality star Big Smo is performing up and down the east coast and stopping along the way to explain to kids the importance of art and following their dreams. Full story...
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Satisfaction after Downtown Sundown Concert series kicks off

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videoFriday kicked off the 9th Downtown Sundown Concert series featuring Chasing Opal opening for Rolling Stones cover band Satisfaction. People flocked to Riverfront Park in Downtown Wilmington to take in some sweet and free tunes while enjoying food and drink as the sun set on the river. Full story...
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Rolling Stones tribute headlines first Downtown Sundown concert

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videoMemorial Day weekend has arrived, and with it the unofficial start to summer. And of course, Friday nights in downtown Wilmington throughout the summer mean the Downtown Sundown Concert Series. WWAY NewsChannel 3 is proud to sponsor the ninth season of Downtown Sundown. Full story...
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ABC releases first look at locally-shot 'Secrets & Lies'

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videoToday we got our first look at locally-shot "Secrets & Lies," which stars Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis. The trailer released as ABC officially announces its new show during Upfronts in New York also features another familiar face and voice Full story...
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ABC picks up Wilmington-shot 'Secrets & Lies'

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videoABC has picked up the drama "Secrets & Lies," producer Aaron Kaplan confirmed on Twitter this afternoon. The crime drama, starring Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis, Natalie Martinez, Clifton Collins and KaDee Strickland, shot its pilot episode earlier this year in and around Wilmington. Full story...
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Second trailer released for Wilmington-shot 'Tammy'

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A second trailer has been released for the movie "Tammy," which shot in Wilmington in May 2013. The movie stars Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon. Full story...
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Rally pushes for continuation of NC film incentives

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videoFilm equals jobs. That's what hundreds of people were chanting at today's NC Film rally downtown. Film industry employees and supporters worried about their future came out in full force. Organizers says more than 1,000 people turned out. Full story...
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Why 'Max Steel' chose Wilmywood

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videoMax Steel producer says they chose Wilmywood for the incentives and the local crew. Full story...
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Isaiah Washington watches Burke's return to 'Grey's Anatomy' with WWAY

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videoIsaiah Washington's return to "Grey's Anatomy" after a seven-year exile Thursday night was one of the biggest events of this television season, and it will forever have a connection to Wilmington and WWAY. Full story...
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Former Extraordinary Person Sean Webb taken by cancer; Memorial this afternoon

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person of the Week is a comedian who uses his jokes to cope with his cancer. Full story...
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With tax incentives still in doubt, Wilmywood busy as ever

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videoState lawmakers may not be sure about the future of North Carolina's film incentives, but filmmakers appear to be pretty happy with them right now, as several productions are busy shooting around town. Full story...
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Isaiah Washington to watch Burke's return to 'Grey's Anatomy' with WWAY, StarNews

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videoEarlier this week we told you about StarNews reporter Ashley Withers using Twitter to ask actor Isaiah Washington if he would join her to watch his return to "Grey's Anatomy" Thursday night. Washington told Withers if we at WWAY would join in, it might happen. Well, it looks like it's happening! Full story...
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Isaiah Washington mulls StarNews reporter's offer to watch 'Grey's Anatomy' return

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One of the cool things about social media is the ability to connect with just about anyone, including your favorite stars. StarNews reporter Ashley Withers found that out this morning, when she tweeted actor Isaiah Washington, who is in Wilmington to start filming the movie "The Sin Seer" this week. Full story...
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