Melissa McCarthy FIRES Extra For Mistreating Kid!


Marching orders were issued yesterday in Boiling Springs Lake on the set of Tammy as the star of the movie, Melissa McCarthy, had a PA remove an ill-tempered mother who was there with her son to play as Extras in the big lake scene.  The extras count quickly diminished by a pair when Melissa saw the woman being very “unmotherly” when trying to discipline her out-of-control child. TMZ got wind of it and reported:

The extra, a woman in her 20s, brought along her child — age approximately 4-5 — for the daylong shoot by a lake … and the standard $58 payday … sources tell TMZ. Witnesses say the young mom had been struggling with her kid all morning … constantly harping on the child to “stop it” and quiet down … loudly enough to disrupt the production, which included more than 200 extras. Sources say the last straw came when the mom harshly jerked the child up in the air by the wrist — and McCarthy saw it all. The director IMMEDIATELY had PAs bounce the woman … saying she wouldn’t tolerate abuse on her set … and that was that.

Read the full TMZ story!

I CAN CONFIRM THAT IT IS INDEED TRUE.  The Extras Casting Director said that she respects Melissa not just as an actress, but also as a person.  McCarthy has expressed that she will not tolerate such behavior.  She has also stated multiple times during production meetings and on set that it is very important to her that all cast and crew have a pleasant experience while working on Tammy.

Well said, Melissa, very well said.

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/21/2013 – Melissa McCarthy, EBD, UTD and More

It was the final day of production for The Perfect Summer.  The day ended with Sydney Penny (All My Children) and Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). Major kudos to Director Gary Wheeler and Casting Director Kim Stewart.  Here’s a few shots from the last day:

As seen in yesterday’s update, Eastbound and Down: Season 4s new production start date will be around June 11th.    It was originally slated to begin filming around the 28th of this month.  Danny McBride is in town so be on the lookout for Kenny!

Tammy-ExtrasAnother crazy day as the Tammy cast and crew returns to Spring Lake Park in Boiling Springs Lake today.  Another fun day of over 200 extras and the hilarity of Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon.  There was definitely talk in the extras holding pen as the killer tornado in Oklahoma passed through the town of Moore.  People were definitely affected.  It also affected Melissa’s TV show.

CBS decided to pull Monday night’s season finale of Melissa McCarthy’s Mike & Molly because its plot featured a tornado.  The network said in a statement, “Due to the tragic events this afternoon in Oklahoma, we are pre-empting tonight’s season finale of Mike & Molly, which has a related storyline.”  Instead, the network opted to show a repeat, but added, “The season finale will be broadcast at an appropriate date.”

The episode now on the shelf is titled Windy City. A network plot summary reads: “As [a] tornado descends on Chicago, Mike and Molly each confess important news to each other.”

Under the Dome will be on 15th St. near downtown Wilmington for the remainder of the day.  That’s means you have another opportunity to catch a glimpse of Mike Vogel and Rachelle LeFevre on location today.

Be on the lookout because another megastar rolls into town this week!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!

Another Star Rolls Into Wilmywood!

Danny McBride Rolls Into Town


Enemy Mig has pushed production of Eastbound and Down: Season 4.  Originally slated to begin filming around the 28th of this month, it looks as though they won’t start shooting until June 11th.  Even though production has been delayed, it didn’t stop the star of the show, Danny McBride, from coming to Wilmywood.  Yep, he’s here and apparently spent part of his weekend at the movie theaters, seeing the #1 movie at the box office, Star Trek into Darkness.

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/20/2013 – Eastbound and Down, Tammy, Under The Dome, Perfect Summer and More


Wilmywood’s Film Peeps of the Day!

Nate Panning & John Skoglund - Sound Department

Nate Panning & John Skoglund – Sound Department

It’s the last day of Swirl Films’ The Perfect Summer today.  They will be in Carolina Beach on Lake Park Blvd.  Everyone really enjoyed Eric Roberts being here for the past few weeks.  And just a little FYI, Eric has been a very busy man.  He’s is involved in over 42 projects due to come out this year and some in 2014, plus he is acting in 7 other projects that are currently in development.  Very busy man indeed!  Go here for updated picture gallery of The Perfect Summer


On a side note, I think it’s kinda cool and interesting that most of the premium cable channels are shooting in North Carolina.  Eastbound and Down, Season 4 begins next week, right here in Wilmington.  Outside of the Wilmington area, Cinemax’s Banshee continues in Mooresville, while Showtime’s Homeland is just about under way and is casting their stand-ins and photo doubles in the Charlotte area as well.

Iron Man 3 box office update: This weekend IM3 pulled in $35.2 million domestically.  The domestic total is $337 million.  Worldwide, it has cleared ONE BILLION, making it #9 on the list of all time worldwide box office gross.

The Tammy folks went down to Spring Lake Park in Boiling Springs Lake early this morning and will stay there tomorrow as well.  With 203 extras on hand and Melissa McCarthy on a Sea Doo, how can this not be a fun scene to shoot! The fabulous Susan Sarandon is on set today as well.  They are on a rain delay but expecting to shoot as some point.  Here’s a couple of pics from this morning:

553058_10152732374530117_498634129_nUnder The Dome will be shooting on Chestnut St.  this morning then they make their company move to the lot later in the day.  You can catch a glimpse of Rachelle LeFevre, Mike Vogel, Natalie Martinez, and Dean Norris if you are out that way.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!

The Perfect Weekend for The Perfect Summer

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/17/2013 – UTD, EBD, Perfect Summer, Hangover III

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Wilmywood Film Peep of the Day:


Marty Siu – Extras Casting

Happy Friday!  A couple of quick notes first.  Under the Dome will be in Burgaw all day.  If you miss the exclusive preview from the CBS Upfronts I posted yesterday, check it outEastbound and Down is still location scouting and casting photo doubles as well as extras.  Principal Photography begins May 28th.

Tammy gets a late start today as they head over towards the Brooklyn Art District today on N 4th St.  They break away for a bit for an additional scene off Farley Drive.   You can expect to see Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon on set today.  You can also catch Melissa in the latest installment of the delicious Hangover III.  Yep the Wolfpack is back in theaters on the 23rd.  Third times a charm as Melissa plays the character Cassie in the flick….take a look!  She’s at time marker 2:12.

Photo credit: Gary Wheeler

Photo credit: Gary Wheeler

A gorgeous start to the day!  A huge scene for The Perfect Summer today, and they are encouraging everyone to join in on the fun.  (The location is Wrightsville Beach, the Stone St. access (google it) from 7:30am-3pm) The big beach scene is a surf competition.  Eric Roberts and cast will all be out there.  Today is not a paid gig HOWEVER Kim from NCasting says she will be signing you guys in & promise to work you on paid jobs like East Bound and Down! All ages are welcome. They begin filming at 6:30 am.  You can come and go any time between 6:30am – 3 pm.

All beachy type wardrobe: bathing suits with cover ups, shorts, t shirts, sun dresses. No red, no white & no big logosIf you want the shuttle & not pay to park you can come to crew parking every 1/2 hour starting at 6:30 am until 2.  Crew parking is located next to the Wrightsville Beach Museum, 303 W. Salisbury Street.  

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!


WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/16/2013 – HBO, CBS and other three letter words


Wilmywood, NC Film Crew Member of the Day:

Ian Prange – 2nd A.D., Tammy

Toni Collette took some time away from the set of Tammy to head to New York for the CBS Upfronts yesterday as she and Dylan McDermott star in Hostages .

It will have a limited 15-episode order. Her co-stars Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon continue filming today in Carolina Beach.  They will return to the State Park, then make a company move to Snow’s Cut Park.

Continuing with the CBS Upfronts, Under the Dome was presented yesterday at Carnagie Hall.  It was well received from those in the audience.  I asked one journalist, AJ Marechal from Variety, who was multitasking, blogging and tweeting every detail of the presentation, her thoughts about UTD.  She replied with,  “intriguing, cool effects.”  She is funny as hell and straight to the point.  I highly recommend you follow her @Variety_AJM. Under the Dome is shooting on Point Harbor Rd. at the boat salvage yard, then they will head back to the lot.  If you would like to be an extra on the show, and haven’t done so yet, they are looking for more new faces for tomorrow’s shoot.  Visit NCasting’s FB page for details.

Here’s the exclusive preview from the Upfronts yesterday: 

Perfect Summer

Photo by Director Gary Wheeler

It’s a great day to be a cast and crew member of The Perfect Summer as they are in Wrightsville Beach again today! You will get to see Eric Roberts  on set this afternoon and all day tomorrow.  Gorgeous weather, so I hope they get some downtime to jump in the ocean today!

CROWD NEEDED TOMORROW: The production is looking for a crowd for the “surf competition” scene at Wrightsville Beach tomorrow.  No pay, but if you want be out there, you can come and go as you please.  There will some of our favorite local surfers out there, so they would love to see you supporting them.  Let alone you can hang out with the cast and crew.  Fun day. (The location is Wrightsville Beach, the Stone St. access (google it) from 7:30am-3pm)

HBO’s Eastbound and Down is getting closer to their production date and they are scouting your neighborhood!  I have heard from two friends now that they want to use their houses for the show.  Hey, don’t say no!  It’s good money!  The Fincannon’s are casting principal and NCasting is casting extras.  Production begins May 28th.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!


WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/15/2013 – Eastbound and Down, Sleepy Hollow, Tammy, Perfect Summer


Wilmywood, NC Film Crew Member of the Day:

Wilmywood NC Film Crew Member of the Day: Lauren - Key Set PA, The Perfect Summer

Lauren – Key Set PA, The Perfect Summer

Good morning! It’s another busy day in Wilmywood. Finally, we can start talking about these guys again.  Danny McBride wants you as Eastbound and Down Season 4 is underway!  And I would just like to put something out there one more time.  With EBD and Tammy shooting here, I am betting we will be seeing Will Ferrell at some point as he is producing both projects.  Pure speculation, but I would drop a 20 on that bet.  I will let you know if I hear anything.

CASTING: The 1st Extras Casting call for EBD is underway in Wilmington.  NCasting is looking for  “HOT GIRLS” between 21 year to 32 years old for an upscale night club scene to shoot at the end of May.  Check out NCasting’s FB page for complete details.

CREW: Looking for crew work? Send resumes to,  put your occupation in the subject line.

Two out of the three productions are at our beautiful beaches.  You have a chance at some star sightings North and South today.

tammy_wilmywoodMelissa McCarthy and the Tammy crew moves from Castle Hayne to Carolina Beach today adding Dan Aykroyd and Susan Sarandon to the mix.  They are shooting at Carolina Beach State Park this morning.  I stopped by the set yesterday and I don’t see how anyone can not burst out laughing and ruin the scenes with Melissa’s brilliant comedic performances.  I am really looking forward to seeing this movie!

I also stopped by the set of The Perfect Summer yesterday.  Lots of great local crew on this one.  Plus, you can’t go wrong shooting at the beach.  The cast was in great spirits as well.  Jason Castro, JD Banks and Justin Barnhill were getting ready for their scene. They are back in Wrightsville Beach again at the surf shop (Aussie Island).  FYI – If you are a fan of the American Idol contestant, Jason’s last day on set is today, so get your gawking in while you can.   Now, I have to put the spotlight on Justin Barnhill for a moment as he is a local boy (Maple Hill) turned sensation especially in the modeling world.

Love to see success come out of North Carolina.  Aside from modeling, he is pursuing an acting career and is off to a great start.  The 21 year old recently did two episodes of Banshee and now he, of course, is filming The Perfect Summer.  Kudos my friend!

Under the Dome is taking it down a notch after big sets and explosions yesterday on Castle St. They are shooting on Chestnut St. this morning then heading to the lot for the remainder of the day.

In case you missed it yesterday, major rumors swirling about 20th Century Fox’s Sleepy Hollow shooting in ILM for the rest of the season.  No details yet, but I will keep you posted!

REMINDER: The Beach Boys are coming to the Odell Williamson Auditorium, Thursday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the box office and online at Tickets are $69. There will be 50 special VIP tickets sold for the first 3 rows and a meet and greet with Mike Love for $152.00

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!

BREAKING WILMYWOOD NEWS: Sleepy Hollow coming to Wilmington?

Looks like 20th Century Fox Television isn’t done with North Carolina when it comes to their new show, Sleepy Hollow.  Although they shot the pilot in the Charlotte area, they have been scoping out Wilmington for the rest of the season.  My sources tell me the show is more than likely coming to our area.  So, like I said in Monday’s blog, it wasn’t a bad thing that Revolution has moved to the Lonestar State, as we will have the crew base to support another TV series! Sure hope this pans out for us!   I will keep you posted as more information comes in!   So see the preview of the show, see below.

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/14/2013 – New Reality Show, Perfect Summer, Tammy, Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow



Perfect_SummerAnother day in Wrightsville Beach for the cast and crew of The Perfect SummerJason Castro had a great first day as the laid back surf shop owner yesterday.  They will be back at it at the same location today, Aussie Island Surf Shop.  Looks like we will see Jason Castro,  Katie Garfield, JD Banks, Adam Horner and Justin Barnhill shooting.  I am gonna try to stop by the set today and get some scoop for ya!  Thanks to Gary Wheeler for the set pic!

A fun filled day for Tammy as well as they finally get off Nun St. and head to Castle Hayne.  We will be seeing just Melissa McCarthy today with about 8 extras on hand.  There will be a detour as  a 1-mile section of Blue Clay Road will be closed to traffic from Old Mill Road to Holly Road today.

Yesterday I posted the preview for Sleepy Hollow that was shot in the Charlotte area.  If you missed it, check it out now!

Super huge scene for Under the Dome as they are already rolling today at 5th and Castle.  Huge stunts too!  The scene involves a semi-truck crashing into a water tower.  This had the talented set construction folks super busy all week, building the faux water tower.  I was hoping for major explosions today, but I heard they are doing the visual fx in post (but maybe we will get lucky).  But it will still be exciting because not only is it a crazy fun stunt filled day, but it will also be star-studded as well.  Dean Norris, Rachelle LeFevre, Samantha Mathis, Natalie Martinez, Colin Ford – just about all the lead characters will be in this scene as well as a plethora of extras!  Where will be tons of coverage, so they will be shooting until the sun goes down.  This scene will affect traffic patterns as well so find an alternate route!

Doron Ofir Casting (the casting company for Jersey Shore), is casting a new reality show, American Proud – The Party is Down South.  They are searching for the proudest Southerners who are at least 21 years old that are ready to show the world they’re country strong! “If you like your chicken fried, and you’re full of American pride, we are looking for you!”  Local boy Mike Waggett is a recruiter for the company and is asking you to: “Git’er done and apply now!” Email a photo of yourself along with your contact info and tell him why you are “American Proud. ”

Fianlly, CONGRATS to Vanessa and Kim!  NCasting got the gig!  They will be casting Eastbound and Down Season 4.  Look for opportunities to work on the HBO show soon!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  email me:  Until then, that’s a wrap!