WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 08/22/2013 Mystery celebrity revealed, Wilmywood wins Sleepy Hollow early screening

sleepyhollowWe did it!   Wilmington along with New York and Chicago are getting an advance screening of FOX’s Sleepy Hollow.  The show airs on Fox September 16th, but we get to see it this Tuesday, August 27th at Mayfaire’s Regal Cinemas!  Our lovely lady from WECT/WSFX Ashlea Kosikowski will host the event.  Perfect choice! Go hot mama go!  I’ll let you know about tickets later today.  If you spot police cars coming and going on near the 200 block if N. 5th St today, chances are it’s just Sleepy Hollow filming as they are doing some police work within the scene they are shooting.

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Borat bei der Deutschland-Premiere in Köln, ausschnit von Image:Borat in Cologne.jpg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There was a big buzz on the set of Eastbound and Down yesterday, the final day for EBD.  Sacha Baron Cohen graced us with his presence, well on the lot anyway.  He was here for the past few days.  I wonder if he actually got to see a ‘lil of Wilmywood besides the lot?  Hope so.  The gang has moved on to Charlotte.  But before Danny McBride left Wilmywood, he did say he hopes to bring more projects here.  Um, Loomis Fargo w/ Jim Carrey and Owen Wilson, perhaps!  After all he and Jody Hill did write and the word remains, they are looking at early 2014.

SNOW DAY!  Yesterday Christmas in Conway turned into Christmas in August as a wonderful holiday scene was shot with plenty of snow!  The gang was back at the ferris wheel location in Forest Hills and from what I heard, it was a very touching scene between Andy Garcia and Mary Louise Parker.  There were a lot of background extras and I heard a lot of hot Firemen.  Ha!  Kudos to the actors and background for staying pleasant while wearing their winter wear with the weather in the 80s.  (Kinda like working on Sleepy Hollow perhaps?)

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!!

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WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 08/21/2013 UTD, EBD, Sleepy Hollow and more…

under-the-dome-cbsRatings for Monday night’s Under the Dome matched last week’s season low of 2.4 (10.30 million viewers) but still easily won overall at the 10pm slot.

We are still waiting on word whether or not we get our early screening of Sleepy Hollow.  They are still “tallying the votes.”  As soon as they reveal the winners, I will get you the location for the screening.  The folks are back in Currie today.

sleepyMissy and Susan of Revo Casting are looking for a male between the ages of 9-13 that is a MASTER PIANO PLAYER. MUST BE ABLE TO READ MUSIC AND PLAY FLUENTLY and have open availability for filming TOMORROW (8.22.13) in the Wilmington, NC area. The pay for this very featured role is $250.  Visit Revo’s FB page for full details.

English: Danny R. McBride in March 2009 promot...

English: Danny R. McBride in March 2009 promoting the film Observe and Report. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christmas in Conway is filming at their regular location on Forest Hills Dr in Wilmington.

Eastbound and Down back on the stage today, their final day before they head to Charlotte.   Another big star is in town, but I’m not sayin’ who, because the folks at Enemy Mig don’t like stuff leaking out.  Can’t say I blame them if they want people to be pleasantly surprised with all the cameos episode to episode.  But hey, if TMZ leaks it, it’s fair game 🙂

Rumors on the lot say that Bolden! will shoot some of their scenes in Atlanta, thoughI don’t see any solid reasons why that might be true.  Not believing this one so much.  But I will find out for ya.

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 – 08/20/2013 Heart of the Country, Lindsay Lohan, Sleepy Hollow and More.

sleepyhollowVoting ended for the advance screening for Sleepy Hollow last night!  Hopefully we did it.  I will keep you posted!  The gang is shooting in Currie NC today.

Christmas in Conway is back in Forest Hills and Eastbound and Down is on the lot today.

Word has it, Lindsay Lohan is still in town.  Although she was wrapped by the weekend, she simply loves it here!  She was in Marsh Oaks yesterday as they were filming a scene there.  Can’t say I blame her, Wilmywood is pretty damn awesome.

Jana Kramer on Walmart Soundcheck Risers Augus...

Jana Kramer on Walmart Soundcheck Risers August 2012 (Photo credit: Lunchbox LP)

If you remember, Heart of the Country shot here last year.  The movie is out on DVD and On Demand today.  The movie was written and directed by Wilmington’s own John Ward.  It stars Jana Kramer and Gerald McRaney.  Our lovely Sydney Penny also joins the cast.  Sydney is also the co-producer.  Marty Siu did the extras casting, plus, a lot of great local crew members were on this flick.  The storyline: “With her husband jailed for Wall Street fraud, Faith leaves her life of luxury behind to return to rural North Carolina and the father and sister she’d left behind. A love between a father and his daughter, it parallels the famous parable, ‘The Prodigal Son’.”  ~IMDB

We will see how last night’s episode of Under the Dome fared in the ratings last night with the overnight numbers coming in around 11:30am EST.  I will update the blog when they come in.

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 – 08/19/2013 EBD improves City of Wilmington, start date for Bolden!, and more.

The folks from Eastbound and Down had their wrap party on Saturday. They rented a party boat from Carolina Beach and brought it up to Wrightsville Beach in the Intercoastal Waterway. They parked it on the inlet side of the Blockade Runner. The boat took the entire cast and crew out and they partied hard. Local band, Machine Gun rocked the night away! After the party, everyone rolled over to have some more fun at the Blockade Runner.  Danny McBride was really great and posed for a lot of pics with all the crew. The HBO gang really knew how to take care of the NC film crew that works their tails off because they know Eastbound is never an easy show to produce.

Maides ParkThey also know how to take care of the City of Wilmington. A huge thank you to Eastbound and Down, Danny, Jody Hill, and the whole HBO crew.   In order to shoot scenes at Maides Park, they had to do a lot of landscaping. They spent over $1000 at the baseball field, and it looks amazing!, They re-sodded, added new diamonds and rebuilt the pitchers mound. So, thank you for saving us taxpayers some money and for beautifying our parks! I know the nearby neighborhood is grateful for your efforts.

The rain washed out a few scenes last week, so they won’t head to Charlotte until Wednesday. 1st Unit is shooting at the Cameron Art Museum and the 2nd Unit is back in Castle Hayne.

under-the-dome-cbsIt’s Dome Day once again with LIVE tweets abound with the cast members.  #UnderThe Dome during the show on CBS @ 10pm EST.  A mysterious woman (Natalie Zea) shows up “Under the Dome.”  Hell’s Kitchen in downtown Wilmington is the place to be for the viewing party. It gets underway around 9:30pm.  If you can stay up a little later, Dean Norris is back on Dave Letterman tonight on CBS!

It’s the FINAL DAY TO VOTE FOR SLEEPY HOLLOW!  An advance screening right here in Wilmywood!  And you know that means the other competing cities will be voting like mad, so PLEASE get everyone you know to VOTE!sleepyhollow

The Hollowed cast and crew worked into the ungodly hours this morning in downtown Wilmington.  But people who are working on the series don’t seem to mind when the cast members are so great to work with.  Tyler tells us what it’s like to work with Orlando Jones.  LISTEN NOW .  Sleepy Hollow is sleepin’ in today!

Christmas in Conway is at their usual spot in the Forest Hills area. Andy Garcia, Mary Louise Parker and Mandy Moore join everyone on set.

RumorslogoSome more rumors from the lot. We’re hearing that Bolden! is looking to have a start up date of September 23rd and they will go all the way into June!  Awesome, that’s a lot of jobs and local shopping at our area stores! Love it!  Shooting won’t begin until January, cause they got a lot of building to do!

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 – 08/16/2013 Lindsay Lohan, NC Film and TV Incentives Summit and More!

Charlotte SUmmitCharlotte is hosting the North Carolina Film and TV incentives Summit tomorrow at 1pm sponsored by a grassroots organization called Film Incentives Work. It’s scheduled for 1 p.m. at the UNC Charlotte Center City Auditorium. It is free to the public but you MUST RSVP.

sleepySleepy Hollow is in Winnabow today.   They are also shooting on Sunday and need you!  CASTING CALL ALERT! They are looking for Men and Women, ages 18 and up!  Get up with Extras Casting Directors, Missy and Susan for all details NOW!   We only have a few days left to ensure our EARLY SCREENING of Sleepy Hollow. VOTE NOW and Demand It.  You can vote every 24 hours!! It all ends Monday!!

Ctaste of italyhristmas in Conway is shooting back in the Forest Hills neighborhood.  And just around the corner, there was a huge geeking out session at A Little Taste of Italy (1101 South College).  I can’t say I blame them!!  Andy Garcia showed up for a little taste of that goodness.

Actress Lindsay Lohan. Photo by Rafael Amado D...

Actress Lindsay Lohan. Photo by Rafael Amado Deras. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What’s it like to work with Lindsay Lohan after her stint in rehab?  What dreams came true on set of Eastbound and Down?  Read the full report now!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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: Dream comes true for Set PA on Eastbound and Down

Actress Lindsay Lohan. Photo by Rafael Amado D...

Actress Lindsay Lohan. Photo by Rafael Amado Deras. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What’s it like to work with Lindsay Lohan after her stint in rehab? To quote Poison, it’s “nothing but a good time” on the set of Eastbound and Down with Lindsay Lohan and True Blood’s Alex Skarsgard.  I’ve had a ton of emails and messages asking me how Lindsay was on set.  So, I went to one of my sources and asked.

LISTEN TO THE SCOOP NOW!

Dream comes true for Set PA on Eastbound and Down

But the best was one of the greatest stories to come form set.  Word has it that a crew member got bumped from Set PA to the luckiest guy in the world.  Apparently this guy is a great asset and everyone loves him.  So how do you thank the guy who does everything for you 16 hours a day?  You get rid of his Duck Dynasty beard, make him all pretty, and put him in a scene with Lindsay Lohan.  Oh yeah,  and grant him the wish of kissing her, too!  In the scene (which I will not reveal) he got the opportunity to kiss her a good 6 times.  So, the question is, “Is Lindsay a good kisser?”  Well according to my sources, let’s just say the man had a smile the size of Manhattan in between takes.  Thank you Danny McBride for booking her and making dreams come true!  The gang is filming on the stage today at Screen Gems as well as The Carolinian on Market in Wilmington, NC.

I will have the full report in a few.  Stand by.  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 – 08/15/2013 LINDSAY LOHAN IS IN TOWN!

Lindsey Lohan

Lindsey Lohan (Photo credit: JohnSeb)

Well, I was gonna be quiet about it, but TMZ per their usual sneakiness just leaked the news. Lindsey Lohan is in town for a stint on Eastbound and Down.  SPOILER ALERT: She is playing the adult version of Kenny’s illegitimate daughter on the season and series finale.

TMZ reports there could be a spin-off based on her character in EBD Season 4…saying: “It’s a pretty big opportunity for Lindsay — her first real acting gig since she left rehab — because if she’s funny, a spin-off could be in the cards. Crazier things have happened.”

So what is like to be with her on set?  Yesterday, my sources said she was really nice to everyone and is happy to be back in the acting world.  I am actually really excited she is here because I am pulling for her to get her career back on track.  I think I have watched Mean Girls like 100 times!

Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgard (Photo credit: nick step)

And if that is not enough, guess who else is in town?  If you’re a True Blood fan, you will love to know Mr. Hotness Alexander Skarsgard will be on set today as well!  Eastbound has pulled out all the stops when it comes to cameos this season!  A huge scene is supposed to go down on Eastbound and Down in Castle Hayne this afternoon, weather permitting.

Our gorgeous local boy, Dominic Santana is back in the local ET news.  Or more like BET news!  Huge congrats are in order as Dominic will continue his stint on the second season of the comedy, The Game.  “I’m looking forward to what BET may have in store for me and representing Wilmington film.”   Production starts back up in October.  Love that man!  He gives the BEST hugs!  Congrats Dom!

As far as filming goes today, the weather is not helping. Christmas in Conway is supposed to back on Forest Hills Drive.

sleepyhollowSleepy Hollow is in luck as they are shooting in Atkinson today.  Hopefully the weather will hold out for them.  We are in 2nd place.  Let’s try to take over New York and reach the #1 spot to ensure our early screening of Sleepy Hollow!  We need 100 votes to reach #1 VOTE NOW and VOTE EVERY 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!!