BREAKING: Under the Dome numbers are up!!

Under the Dome numbers are up!!

Vulture.com’s Joe Adalian just announced:

UNDER THE DOME ticks UP to a 2.8 A18-49. Surprised if S2 announcement doesn’t come at Eye’s TCA session next week, if not earlier.

TV by the numbers is reporting with their overnight numbers that Under the Dome carried 11.37 million viewers with a 2.8 this week (up 4 percent from last week’s 2.7).  (Source: The Nielsen Company) Even the new little prince couldn’t outshine the Domies.  It was quite clear who was king of the night! We will find out if indeed the numbers adjust up later today for E5: Blue on Blue!

Will post more on this blog when info streams in!

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BREAKING: Greenlight for Nicholas Sparks flick in Wilmywood!

That’s what my sources are telling me!  The next Nicholas Sparks movie is getting in gear to shoot in Wilmywood. The Best of Me is about a pair of former high school sweethearts who reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.

They are telling me it’s not an “if” but a “when” they are coming.  However, they have also said they wanna have this sweet story in the can by the end of the year, so it has to be soon.  Plus, sources are saying they have already begun contacting department heads to see what crew is available.  The romantic tale is being produced by Sparks as well as the AWESOME Denise DiNovi.  Last heard, Michael Hoffman was in talks to direct.  We don’t know who is starring in it yet, but I will get you that scoop ASAP.

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 07/23/2013, UTD, EBD, SH and more from the rumor mill!

It’s numbers day once again for Under the Dome.  We will find out the overnight ratings by 11 or 11:30am EST.  I, of course, will post them along with reviews and thoughts from the press and critics as well in a separate blog later today.  And I will keep you posted about Season 2.  Word is the crew will find out this week if they return to work and when!  The UTD folks are shooting the final episode this week.  They film on the lot for the day on Sound Stages 7 & 8.

YES!  Wilmington is in the TOP 7!  Yesterday we weren’t even on the radar.  BUT we need to be in the top 3!  DEMAND an early screening on the locally filmed Sleepy Hollow.  Sleepy Hollow will kick off the episode two shoot this weekend in New Bern.

Eastbound and Down is back to Jellybeans today with about 50 extras skatin’ around having fun.

The Hallmark TV Movie Christmas in Conway is looking for a photo double for  for this lovely and talented actress, Mary Louise Parker. You must have the same coloring and measurements and be available the month of August. She is 5’8 ” and weighs 120lbs.Her measurements are 34/24/33.  Please send a recent photo (head and bodyshot) to wimingtonbackground@gmail.com include your sizes and contact info. Please put MLP photodbl in subject.

THE RUMOR MILL

WECT brought the Angelina Jolie movie, Unbroken up again.  Although, I reported this movie’s interest in Wilmington about two months ago, they have added that Jack O’Connell will play Louis Zamperini, the Olympian turned POW.  My sources tell me that they REALLY like Hawaii, but hopefully they will see that North Carolina has way more to offer and is more cost effective!  Thanks for reporting this Ashlea!

And speaking of maybes remember when I brought up Loomis Fargo months ago! What light can we shed on bank heist movie?  The Jim Carrey flick (that has been in “pre-production”) for months now supposedly here in Wilmywood has attached another actor to its roster.  Looks like Owen Wilson will join in on the bank robbing in this comedy flick.  On a sidenote, Danny McBride and Jody Hill are two of the writers on this movie.  I’m thinkin’ a rollover here!  Just stay here and keep filming! Eastbound Film Crew can roll over as well!  My sources are telling me they have been some verbals hires, but I cannot confirm that.  Yet anyway!  Hopefully that is their plan with Relativity Media!

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 07/22/2013

Dome Day has arrived and let me tell you it could not have come any sooner.  Last week’s episode left yelling at the TV, “Crikey! Big Jim, Angie!  Say something!!! ” Tonight we will find out whether Angie gets out of the underground shelter or not.  Check out what the cast said about tonight’s episode. This is the final week of shooting for Under the Dome.  I’m sad just thinking about it.  They shoot on the lot today, so stage 7 & 8 for these actors all day! Over the weekend, cast and producers joined the folks at the San Diego Comic Con and made a few awesome announcements!  First, during the Comic-Con panel, they let us know this season of Under the Dome would end in a cliffhanger!  Which reminds me to remind you, rumors are swirling that the crew will know this week if they will return to work for what is believed to be an inevitable season two. They also gave us the arrival date for season one on Blu-ray and DVD.  On November 5th you can own a piece of the dome!  Amazon is offering an Blu-ray exclusive limited edition in dome packaging that will additionally include its own set of exclusive bonus features on top of the ones in the standard Blu-ray release. Click here to pre-order Under the Dome: Season 1 on Blu-ray for $58.49 at Amazon.com, 10% off the $64.99 list price. Click here to pre-order Under the Dome: Season 1 Limited Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray for $79.99 at Amazon.com, 20% off the $99.99 list price.

Also at Comic Con was Sleepy Hollow!  Here’s a few highlights from the panel!   WILMINGTON CAN GET AN EARLY SCREENING!  BUT YOU GOTTA VOTE!  PLEASE put your vote in so we can get our own Sleepy Hollow Early Screening!  Demand it NOW! The time has finally come as Sleepy Hollow begins shooting this week!  And it is stand in time!  Casting is looking for full-time stand-ins for Orlando Jones and Nicole Beharie.  So if you look like these two lovely actors, have an open schedule and can handle being a night owl, submit now!  Find all the details here. Eastbound and Down will be water parking it!  It’s Jungle Rapids for these guys plus about 70 extras all day. 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 07/19/2013 John Schneider coming back to Wilmywood, Comic Con, and Casting Call for Baby

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Adrenaline

Let’s kick off the blog with Kickstarter!  Some local folks have been working their tails off on a great inspirational street racing film called, Adrenaline.  You will see some familiar local faces like Michael Rosander, Mike Holmes, and then you see faces you know from TV.  John Schneider (Dukes of Hazard, Smallville) for instance.  65% of the movie has already been shot.  They will return to Wilmington and yes that includes the handsome John Schneider to shoot some more scenes, then head to Rockingham for the big race scenes.  They are looking for some finishing funds and they are asking us in the community for a ‘lil help!  So, that means I am asking you, too.  If everyone who reads this blog, throws in $5 or more, that would be amazing!  A lot of a little really adds up!  They have 27 days left to raise $45,000.  HELP NOW!

The San Diego Comic Con kicks off today and our shows are representin’!

This Friday, Sleepy Hollow‘s Co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and director/executive producer Len Wiseman will host an exclusive, not-to-be-missed world premiere screening of their highly-anticipated mystery-adventure drama, followed by a Q&A with fans, featuring series stars Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones.   There will be Autograph Signings at Booth #4229 at 5:00 PM with SLEEPY HOLLOW Cast & Producers! Can’t make it to Comic-Con? That’s OK! There will be LIVE updates, photos and videos from panels, press opportunities, and additional live events and parties info here: https://www.facebook.com/SleepyHollow

Sleepy Hollow, starring Tom MisonNicole BeharieOrlando Jones and John Cho, is a modern retelling of the classic 1820s short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Produced by Fringe‘s Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, this take on Washington Irving‘s tale finds Icabod Crane (Mison) time-traveling two and a half centuries and teaming up with police to save humanity, and of course battling the headless horseman once again. ~eonline.com

On Sunday, the San Diego Comic Con welcomes our beautiful and talented cast and producers of Under the Dome.  The panel is at 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM (Room 6BCF) 

The dome has descended upon Chester’s Mill and there is no way in or 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 event 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”).  The autograph session will include Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Brian K Vaughan and Neal Baer.  They will sign from 3:30 to 4:15 PM at the CBS Interactive Booth (#4245) on the convention floor.  ~TVbytheNumbers.com

For the latest updates on UNDER THE DOME at Comic-Con go to www.facebook.com/UnderTheDomeCBS  Follow them on twitter over the weekend.  Hashtag: #DomeSDCC

The UTD folks will start their day at Screen Gems, then head over to Chestnut St.

And moms and dads, ready for your baby to start their career? A regional commercial is looking for a calm, laid-back baby between 4-7 month old.  (Calm? Did you laugh too when you read this?  Haaaahahaaa) They will be shooting sometime between the 15th and 21st of September in the Wilmington area.   Email: southeastcastingbg@gmail.com With subject: Regional commercial BABY

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 07/18/2013 Emmy Noms for NCFilm, Sleepy Hollow Casting Call, Under the Dome Season 2 and more.

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The Emmy nominations are in and here is where NC Film shines!

HUGE congratulations to Craig and Lisa Fincannon for getting nominated for  Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series: Homeland!!  Woo Hoo!!  Wilmywood is so proud!

NBC’s Revolution was nominated for stunt coordination for the episode “Nobody’s Fault But Mine.” Congrats to Jeff Wolfe!!

Also up for an Emmy, and I love the way Jeff Hidek from the Star News put it, “The Georgia-filmed episode of #Revolution battles an NC-filmed episode of #Banshee in a visual effects category.”

More  details are circulating about Season 2 of Under the Dome.  Rumor has it, they will be telling the crew at the end of the month.  Now I am curious to know if they will indeed continue the Summer trend or bring it back sooner.  The show is so hot, I dunno if the fans can wait for 10 months for more!  But we will find out soon enough!  The crew will be in Forest Hills this morning, then they move to the sound stage at Screen Gems, then a short trek to the back lot in the woods.  In the meantime as The San Diego Comic Con gets underway, the Under the Dome Comic Con poster was revealed yesterday!  I sooo want one!

PromotedOur very own Hank and Jed Movie Pictures are once again up for an award.  This time their popular show, Battlefield Friends is up for “Notable Machinima/Video Series” in the Dragon Slayer Awards!  A vote for BFF is a vote for PROMOTION!!!  Vote now: http://bit.ly/13PnOvU  Apparently the guys at Electronic Arts are fans of the show because because the EA folks posted it on Battlefield’s FB page which has over 6 million likes.  Nice!  Haven’t seen the series?  Check it out now (WARNING: not for kids!)

Production on Sleepy Hollow begins in just a few days.  Scouts were already seen near downtown on Princess taking pictures as well as in New Bern. The handsome Thirty Something star Ken Olin will be directing episode 2 (our first).   Hello talented hotness!! We have our very first extras casting call! They are looking for a couple females to play police officers. These will be hand picked by the director and will most likely be needed throughout the entire season.  Get all the details now!

surfalorusCucalorus Film Festival is once a year and it’s awesome, but it’s always cold during the festivities!  Thank God they brought back Surfalorus.  The summertime Film Festival begins tonight and runs through the weekend.  Enjoy three days of outdoor screenings in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Downtown Wilmington with the hottest new surf films and docs about coastal issues. The fest will include an outdoor board expo and shaper show with a live display from area board artists. A free, outdoor screening will also be held each night of the festival with live music and cold beer. Now we’re talkin’!  Get your tickets now!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 07/17/2013- Under the Dome, Eastbound and Down and more.

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Under the Dome is holding steady in the ratings game!  Monday night’s episode garnered a 2.7 with overnight numbers listed as 10.8 million viewers.  Later in the day the numbers adjusted up to 11.13M!  Yay!  The show is holding strong! Apparently it also has a hold of teenage hearts because the show was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Summer TV Show.”  The summer sensation is going up against “Teen Wolf”, “Pretty Little Liars”, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and “The Fosters.”  The award show airs Sunday, August 11th LIVE on Fox.  Teens can VOTE once a day!

Have you seen Bruce Willis guest stars on Under the Dome?  For those who missed it or just wanna see 5 more times, here’s the clip from David Letterman on Monday night!

JohnElvis9John Elvis who plays the character Ben on Under the Dome got auctioned off over the weekend all for a good cause, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  $800 was raised for a dinner date which took place last night at the restaurant, “9” downtown.  John got a 2 for 1 special as Elizabeth Singletary and Annie West Graham both wanted him!  Love it!  Thanks for helping out John!  Thank you to 9’s owner, Matt Schuler, and CF Foundation’s Susan Wasserman for organizing this date!  And thank you to Christine Poppe White for taking the great pics!   They had a great time! Fan John on Facebook!

Under the Dome is back in Burgaw today shooting at the hospital.  They begin shooting the final episode on Friday!  Booo!  I miss them already!

I reported this yesterday, but a friend was like, “Sheila don’t start getting all TMZ on us.  Reporting drama where there’s none.  I mean who hasn’t fell wearing roller skates.” Yeah, he was right.  This is actually a non-story.  So, I took down the “This Just In” story and saved it as a side note for today.  If you haven’t heard (I can’t imagine you haven’t) Danny McBride fell while roller skating.  There done!  For extra precaution they took him to Cape Fear Hospital.   I wonder if he signed a bedpan for them or something?

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!