WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 03/28/2013

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD

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Okay, so let’s start off with some sad news.  Mainly because he was such a great guy!  Wilmington local screenwriter, Don Payne, a 1982 New Hanover High School graduate died Tuesday in LA. He was 48, and left his beautiful wife and young kids.  He’d been battling bone cancer for several years.

He won four Emmys and received six Writer’s Guild Award noms for his writing and producing on “The Simpsons.” Don also wrote the screenplay for “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” and “Thor.”  He wrote drafts for the movies “Thor: The Dark World” which will be released in November as well as James Patterson’s much anticipated “Maximum Ride,” which is still in development.  (If you haven’t read the series, get on it!  Awesome young adult fiction!)

Alright who is shooting where today?

Today,  you can spot the incredible cast and crew of Revolution downtown as they are shooting on S. 3rd Street.  As for an order for season two?  No one knows yet, but word has it, we will find out next week if will get more NBC love here in Wilmington.

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Now let’s go back Under the Dome!  According to onlookers, crew and cast, they all agree that yesterday’s shoot went awesome and the explosions looked amazing!  As I told you yesterday, the scene involves a house catching on fire and in turn sets another house ablaze. mattborn So now we are on to day two, the cast and crew are at Wallace Park again today, then they head back to 23rd St. at EUE/ Screen Gems Studios for some interior “On my God, my house is on fire!” shots.

The StarNews took some great shots, so visit starnewsonline.com and check out the sweet photo gallery by the talented photog Matt Born.  Under the Dome premieres on CBS June 24.

Now let’s go back to some movies that were shot in 2011 and 2012.

‘Stuck in Love’ starring Greg Kinnear and Kristen Bell was shot here last summer.  It will be released in the next few months, but it is unclear exactly when.  WECT says April.  Cutie pie Cassie Foss of the Star News says June.  Watch the full trailer with your face!

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The film Arthur Newman will have a limited release on April 26.  This is the dramatic comedy, which filmed here in Wilmington and other NC locations back in 2011.  ARTHUR-NEWMAN-POSTER_612x612The movie stars Colin Firth who loved Wilmington so, so much.  How much?  When he worked on the movie Main Street back in 2010 which was shot in Durham, he would drive to Wrightsville Beach on his time off.  One of the reasons he agreed to do the Arthur Newman flick, was actually to return to Wrightsville Beach.

Love it!  Alright – I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow and every morning at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Post your comments below!

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