WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 06/30/2013 SPECIAL EDITION: Under the Dome: Ratings and Locations revealed!

AlexHappy Sunday!  I see that Buzzfeed liked my interview with Alexander Koch, based on this animated gif they made.  Click on it and watch Alex come to life.  Ha!  Plenty more for Junior fans on their site. Thanks, Lauren Yapalater!

Tomorrow is officially another Dome Day!  Ready for Episode two for Under the Dome? If you missed the pilot, an encore presentation is tonight at 9pm EST.  Don’t forget 232323232%7Ffp437(6)nu=4 );79)233)WSNRCG=36 3 3(4 ;324nu0mrjHell’s Kitchen is where it’s at -the official viewing headquarters for Under the Dome Monday nights @10pm.  And again some LIVE tweeting from the cast and fans!  #UnderTheDome.  Over the weekend, we got some final numbers for the ratings of #UndertheDome and their ratings rose again thanks to DVR! After they pulled the DVR records, the CBS series rose from 13.5 to 16.69 million viewers!!  I will be waiting anxiously on Tuesday for Episode 2’s numbers!  I will post them as soon as I find out!

Wanna know where some of the scenes were shot in Under the Dome? I got an email from Owen in Connecticut:

I watched the Under the Dome premiere, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and I have a strange question I’m hoping you can answer.  In the episode, Barbie (Mike Vogel), in an effort to avoid cows in the middle of the street, crashes through a fence and onto a farm where Angie (Britt Robertson) and Joe (Colin Ford) live. Shortly after Barbie crashes his car, the titular dome comes crashing down on Chester’s Mill … splitting an unlucky cow in the process! I know the majority of the pilot episode was filmed in Southport, Burgaw and Wilmington, but I’m guessing this farm is not in any of those three places. I’m not a local, however (I live in Connecticut), so I was wondering if you might happen to know where this series-setting scene was filmed. Any help would be terrific.

Thanks for writing Owen, and here’s your answer along with some other locations.

Under the Dome is shot in three different counties: New Hanover (Wilmington), Brunswick (Southport) and Pender (Burgaw and Currie).


– The scene where Mike Vogel (Barbie) crashed in the pilot and where the dome came down on him and Colin Ford (Joe) was shot in Currie, NC


– Big Jim’s Car Lot took over Southport Motorcars on North Howe Street in Southport.


– Chester’s Mill Clinic is actually The Ocean Trail Convalescent Center also in Southport.


– Big Jim’s house is actually in two different counties.  His back porch is in Southport on E. Bay St, but the inside of his house is near downtown Wilmington on Chestnut St.


– The location used for the kids partying after the dome comes down with John Elvis (Ben) and Colin Ford (Joe) is called the 6th St Bridge (aka Harry Forden Truss Bridge) which is just past Downtown Wilmington.


– The location used for the gas station where Mackenzie Lintz(Norrie), Aisha Hinds(Carolyn) and Samantha Mathis(Alice) stops before the dome comes down is in downtown Burgaw at a defunct gas station at the corner of E. Wilmington/N. Wright St.UTDset062013_0454


– The exterior radio station is in Southport, but the interior is on Sound Stage 7 at EUE/Screen Gems studios in Wilmington.

– Other interiors at EUE/Screen Gems includes the bunker where Alexander Koch (Junior) holds Britt Robertson (Angie) captive.  This is also on Stage 7.


– On Stage 8, you will find the Sweetbriar Rose, the cafe run by Beth Broderick (Rose).UTDSet062013_0306


Anymore location questions? Post ’em below!

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SUNDAY, JULY 21 (2:15 PM – 3:15 PM):  UNDER THE DOME IS HEADED TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON

The dome has descended upon Chester’s Mill and there is no way in or no way out! Get a sneak peek of what’s in store for the town and its residents as they become sealed off from the rest of the world in this summer’s critically acclaimed series based on the bestselling book by Stephen King, from Amblin Television. Stars Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Mike Vogel (Bates Motel) and Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight) will be joined by executive producers Brian K. Vaughan (Lost) and Neal Baer (Law & Order: SVU).  Norris, Vogel and Lefevre will participate in an exclusive autograph signing following the panel at the CBS Interactive Booth at 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM on the convention floor.

I’ll catch you tomorrow night Under the Dome on CBS-10WILM at 10pm! Don’t miss tomorrow’s blog, some more movies coming into town, plus…well I will wait until tomorrow.  Don’t want anyone stealing my stories!  Happens all the time!

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WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 6/28/2013

Big questions and many of them from Monday night’s premiere of Under the Dome.  Perhaps this is the one I have heard the most: “Why don’t they just dig their way out?!”  That question will be answered this Monday night.  The people of Chester’s Mill are shooting at the old cement factory in Castle Hayne.

So what is the cast talking about?

Nicholas StrongNicholas Strong @NicholasStrong – Thanks to our crew who keep us moving along & on schedule #Underthedome We love you and your effort is always appreciated!   
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Mackenzie Lintz Mackenzie Lintz ‏@mackenzielintz – Absolutely LOVING all these storm clouds here in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina!
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dean norrisdean norris ‏@deanjnorris – Spectacular, scary awesome lightning storm at Wrightsville beach. I MEAN BEAUTIFUL Thank god DOMA gone, cause I wanna f***ing marry you.

MULLET ALERT:  Danny McBride and his Eastbound and Down crew are staying out of the rain, shooting on the lot again today.
scottparksOn to the local front of filmmaking.  The short film, “Disposable Generation” is looking for extras tonight through Sunday.  The cast includes some great local actors including Devin Mcgee, Scott Parks (Vampire Diaries), Tara Williams, Zach Pappas, and Ashleigh Lineberry.  They are in need of 25 extras aged 18-30 for the weekend for a house party scene.  This  exploratory short narrative “meanders through a handful of arrogant, hollow Gen-Y’ers as they navigate their inherited anxieties, their layered philosophies, and ultimately, their excuses to carry on as they are.”  If you are available, email rejaccard@me.com with the subject like : “TDG -extra”.  This is a nopay gig, but know that you are supporting local filmmakers!

UC_Poster_1_copy.largeAlso handsome local boys, Dominic Santana and Chaysen Beacham, are asking for your support with their project, The U.C.  They have 13 days to go on their kickstarter for this police drama. “With the fall of criminal organizations another rises in it’s place. To counteract this this recurring problem, the FBI sanctions a classified experiment to raise one headed by their own U.C. and controlling major crime. (Under Cover)”

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 06/27/2013 More stars in town, Sleepy Hollow Airdates and more.

Looks like Ken Marino(Children’s Hospital) has been here under the radar.  According to deadline.com, he has joined the cast of HBO’s  Eastbound & Down and will appear in all eight episodes from Season 4, playing Guy Young, a middle-aged athlete who’s still living the high life and partying it up every weekend.

 

Also cast as a recurring  is Tim Heidecker(Funny or Die) as Gene, a “vanilla guy in Kenny’s neighborhood.”  He has nothing in common with Kenny and lacks even a basic sense of humor.   The upcoming fourth season picks up the action several years later and finds Kenny living the American Dream with his family in North Carolina.  The Eastbound crew is filming on the lot today.

The Under the Dome folks travel to Southport today.  Looks like they are shooting on Nash and Bay St.  Here’s an Under the Dome look at Episode two – Fire’s a brewin’! This Monday, 10pm EST on CBS!   Fox is getting a jump start on their rivals as dates are set for the fall line up.  The only one we really care about though is Sleep Hollow, right?  Ha!  Okay, so here’s what there doing…in a nutshell they are giving us a HUGE tease!  The series premiere launches on Monday, September 16 at 9pm following the series premiere on Bones.  Let me remind you this is the pilot they shot in Salisbury, NC.  Then, they will do an encore on Friday, September 27th.  So, when will we see episode two?  Freakin’ NOVEMBER!  Argh!  Okay, I’ll calm down, I get it, I mean, they don’t start shooting the rest of the season until late next month, so they will need some time.  But still, after I saw the pilot of Under the Dome, I didn’t want to wait one week for episode two, let alone months!  Anywho, we will go weekly with Sleepy Hollow, Monday, November 4th at 9pm.  It follows the season premiere of Almost Human.

niagratammyThe last day for Tammy is officially today.  They are at Niagara Falls.  It’s a long way down, so no Thelma & Louise moments, Susan!  My buddy Chris tweeted me this photo yesterday.  That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 06/26/2013

LISTEN TO PODCAST

EP Jack Bender

Exec Producer Jack Bender

It’s official! Under the Dome is a smash hit. The Monday night premiere was the highest-rated show for CBS this summer with initial numbers of 13.1 million viewers tuning in. then midday final numbers from Nielson revealed higher ratings at 13.5 million

Yesterday, Executive Producer Jack Bender held a gathering  on set expressing his gratitude and congratulating everyone on the success of the show.  He said CBS is extremely pleased and he hopes they keep the numbers up and the show continues.  He mentioned it was the largest young audience numbers since Gunsmoke.

With that being said, there are MAJOR RUMORS SWIRLING!  Today could be the day when the cast and crew find out if there will indeed be a season two!  The UTD folks are shooting at the cement factory in Castle Hayne today.

Wired4Film caught up with Kevin Sizemore who plays Paul Randolph.  Check out his interview: Hanging Out “Under the Dome” with Actor Kevin Sizemore

Missy_SusanWell I told ya info would be released about Sleepy Hollow shooting here in Wilmywood beginning next month.  We do have confirmation who got the extras casting gig!  Congrats goes to Susan Cunningham and Missy Branciforte, the extras casting directors from NBC’s Revolution.  I caught up with the ladies this morning.  Susan said, “Folks can look for casting notices on our casting page, Revo Casting Calls on Facebook.”  

You next Mullet Alert is at the Courtyard Marriott.  Eastbound and Down is shooting today with Danny McBride, Katy Mixon,  and Steve Little.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!

UNDER THE DOME: Ratings and Reviews

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THIS JUST IN: #UnderTheDome premiere increases to 13.53 million viewers and 3.3 in A18-49.

 That’s the best CBS drama premiere of the season, people!

It’s crazy that it was not just the cast and crew sitting patiently waiting for the right numbers and the right words to come out today into tomorrow, but this WHOLE DAMN TOWN, too!  Wilmywood was anxiously googling to see who is saying what.  Well, finally we can shed a little light!  I will be updating this particular blog as more comes in throughout the day and week.

The Official Press Release from CBS is in:

13.14 MILLION VIEWERS GO “UNDER THE DOME”

The Most-Watched Summer Drama Premiere on Any Network Since 1992

“Under The Dome” is CBS’s Most-Watched Summer Premiere Among Any Genre Since “Big Brother” in 2000 and Best in Adults 18-49 Since 2005

CBS premiere of UNDER THE DOME, based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Stephen King and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, delivered 13.14 million viewers, the most-watched summer drama premiere on any network since 1992, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Monday, June 24.

The premiere of UNDER THE DOME, broadcast against NBC’s final game of the Stanley Cup Finals (Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks), averaged 13.14 million viewers, 3.2/09 in adults 18-49 and 4.3/11 in adults 25-54.  This is the most-watched summer drama premiere broadcast on any network since 1992 (CBS’s “2000 Malibu Road”).   In addition, UNDER THE DOME delivered CBS’s largest audience among any genre for a summer series premiere since 2000 (“Big Brother”).  It was also the best delivery in adults 18-49 among any genre, for a summer series premiere on CBS since June 7, 2005 (“Fire Me”).

Among all broadcast network drama series premieres this television year, UNDER THE DOME posted the second-highest adult 18-49 rating (tied with “The Following”) and adults 25-54 ratings.

Updated ratings will be available later today.

 

RATINGS FOR UNDER THE DOME

REVIEWS FOR UNDER THE DOME

 

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 06/25/2013

LISTEN TO PODCAST1053062_10152926877340117_999141935_oThe live tweeting with all the actors and fans was crazy busy and fun during the premiere of Under the Dome!!!  Great too see the actors interact with everyone.  That is one thing I can say about this UTD family.  They are all very approachable and kind.  Here’s a few tweets from last night:

Nicholas StrongNicholas Strong ‏@1NicholasStrong – Thanks to our crew who keep us moving along & on schedule #Underthedome We love you and your effort is always appreciated!

Jolene PurdyJolene Purdy ‏@jojopurdy – #underthedome and the #blackhawks won on the same night?!?!? Could it get any better?!?!

Ashley BrooksAshley Brooks ‏@happygolucky032 – @jojopurdy I haven’t been this obsessed with a show since Friends!!!! Counting down the days! #UnderTheDome

NealBaerNealBaer ‏@NealBaer – Thanks East Coast, for watching! See you next week! More mystery… more twists… #underthedome@NealBaer

Alana C. ClarkAlana C. Clark ‏@aclarkcountry – @jojopurdy SO GOOD! I love your character already, even after one episode! #underthedome

♔ ‏@HausOfSpears – #UnderTheDome over already!!! I want more!!!

If you weren’t on your couch last night, perhaps you were at Hell’s Kitchen for the viewing party.  Mary Jo Jackson shares some pictures from the event.

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zap2it_homeNo summer series has been more highly anticipated than Under the Dome. Based on a bestselling Stephen King novel, executive produced by A-list showrunner Neal Baer and with a cast that includes Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre and Britt Robertson, this is one summer show that isn’t debuting after the official end of the season because of a lack of network confidence. It’s intended to be a big event. So how big do you think its premiere tonight will be? MAKE YOUR PREDICTIONS NOW!

What did you think about the premiere of Under the Dome?  Post your comments below.  Missed Under The Dome last night?  WATCH IT NOW!  The UTD folks are shooting on Shandy Lane today.

Melissa McCarthy was on Kelly and Michael yesterday.  She talked about shooting Tammy with Susan Sarandon and just how irritating she is to work with!  Find out why.  LISTEN TO PODCAST.

A SENSATIONALLY ENTERTAINING OLD-SCHOOL FREAKOUT AND ONE OF THE SMARTEST, MOST VISCERALLY EFFECTIVE”  That’s what Senior Film Critic Justin Chang at Variety is calling The Conjuring that was filmed here in Wilmywood.  Wilmington, NC should be very proud as a ton of local crew and actors worked on this baby!  Read the whole article!  Meanwhile, look forward to seeing it in theaters July 19th.

Mullet Alert:  Danny McBride and his Eastbound and Down crew is back at Jungle Rapids again today.  You can get a glimpse of Danny as well as Steve Little, Katy Mixon and Elizabeth de Razzo.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!

“DOME DAY” HAS ARRIVED

06.24.2013

 “DOME DAY” HAS ARRIVED

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 Left to Right: Jolene Purdy, Nicholas Strong, Mackenzie Lintz, Colin Ford, Aisha Hinds, Britt Robertson, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, EP Jack Bender, Natalie Martinez, EP Stephen King, EP Brian K. Vaughan, and EP Neal Baer. Center: Mayor Bill Saffo.

 

City Of Wilmington, North Carolina Proclaims Today

Monday, June 24, 2013 “DOME DAY” In Honor of

CBS’ New Summer Series “UNDER THE DOME”

Executive Producer Stephen King Also Receives a Key to the City

From Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo

Monday, Jun. 24, 2013 — In a presentation to cast and executive producers on Thursday, June 20 in Wilmington, NC, Mayor Bill Saffo proclaimed Monday, June 24th “Dome Day” in the city in honor of CBS’s new summer series. UNDER THE DOME, which premieres tonight at 10PM ET/PT on CBS, films in Wilmington.

Mayor Bill Saffo also presented a key to the city to author and executive producer, Stephen King, who wrote the best-selling novel Under The Dome, on which the series is based.

The premiere screening event took place in Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington, where nearly 600 local residents, cast, producers, officials from the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, the Towns of Burgaw and Southport, and press were treated to an advanced viewing of the first episode, followed by a Q&A panel with cast and producers, moderated by OMG! Insider co-host, Kevin Frazier.

Under The Dome tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a massive transparent dome. The series stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy and Aisha Hinds.  Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Brian K. Vaughan, Neal Baer, Stacey Snider, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, and Jack Bender serve as the series’ executive producers.

Under the Dome is filmed at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, a state-of-the-art 15,000-square-foot, 50-acre film and television production complex with 10 sound stages and two special effects water tanks. Other filming locations included downtown Burgaw and Southport.

The Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. facilitates on-location filmmaking within our eleven county Region by offering production companies a complete range of pre-production services through a central contact. This office provides information regarding local film procedures, permits, and guidelines, and serves as liaison with governmental departments. The Film Commission also serves as a general resource and clearinghouse for information about the Wilmington area and can assist with the following services: Site location photography, Location library, Regional scouting services, Liaison with federal, state, county and city agencies, Logistical information: crew, talent, studio, equipment, stages and support services. More information is available at www.wilmingtonfilm.com.

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Wilmington Regional Film Commission

1223 N. 23rd Street

Wilmington, NC 20403

(910) 343-3456

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