INTERVIEW: Sleepy Hollow’s Orlando Jones joins Sheila Brothers on The Sunny Morning Show


A huge thank you to Fox Television and of course Orlando Jones for today’s interview.  This morning, Orlando joined us on The Sunny Morning Show.  He talks about the writing team, the NC Film Crew, his stay in Wilmington, growing up in the South, and he answers fan questions.  Listen to the entire interview now!


WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 09/23/2013 Orlando Jones, The Remaining, Bolden!, NC Film Incentives and more.

OrlandoOver the weekend the final ratings came out for the premiere episode,   factoring in the DVR numbers.  Hello MEGA HIT show!  Check it out in last weekend’s blog now!  Looks like Sleepy Hollow will get an early start tomorrow, and doing double time in New Bern as well as Screen Gems.  Don’t forget, Orlando Jones aka Captain Frank Irving joined me this morning on What’s Up in Wilmywood at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  I will post the interview shortly!   And most importantly WATCH IT TONIGHT!

And don’t forget: LIVE TWEET WITH YOUR SLEEPY HOLLOW PEEPS at 9pm EST! #SleepyHollow @TomMison @katia_winter @NikkiBeharie @markgoffman @pmiscove @JoseMolinaTV @lenwiseman @IamNickGonzalez @LyndieGreenwood @SleepyHollowFOX

Here’s the preview!



Congrats to Claire Danes for taking home an Emmy last night for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for our North Carolina shot, Homeland.

Offices for The Remaining are officially open and the cast will come into town tomorrow as they get ready for re-shoots.  Why the re-shoots?  Well without giving anything away, they decided to make some writing changes and decided to have a better outcome with a few of the scenes.  Now, I can tell you the crew is VERY glad the show is back.  Speaking with some crew members they said that although they will be a couple of very long shoot days this week, they had a great time shooting this movie earlier this year.  They enjoyed both the young cast and director on this flick.  “They were a great group of people to work with .”  They will be shooting Wednesday through Friday this week, although some have told me just Thursday and Friday.  I will find out more details.

Dan Pritzker, Director of 'Louis the Movie'

Dan Pritzker, Director of ‘Louis the Movie’ (Photo credit: Steve Bowbrick)

Offices officially open today for Bolden!  Looks as though they moved into Hub B, then we transfer to Hub D next year.  Glad to have the film back that saved so many during the housing crisis.  Yep, if you remember, this movie kept a lot of people working and stores open with its budget exceeding $100 million.  So, thank you Dan Pritzker and the rest of the crew from Bolden!

filmjobsFinally, there have been some crazy rumors and I have no idea how or where this silliness started, so let’s this straight!  The NC Film Incentives HAVE NOT been cancelled. They will not sunset!  So tell, everyone to calm their little pants down!

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

Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Gets Big DVR boost beating out Under the Dome


Wilmywood can celebrate some more!  We already knew that Sleepy Hollow killed it in the ratings, but after factoring in the DVR numbers, it went through the roof!  And even bettered Wilmywood’s other hit show, Under the Dome!

According to Deadline:

The September 16th debut episode jumped 43% in Live + 3 ratings, nabbing a 5.0 rating & 13.2 million viewers compared with the Live + Same Day numbers which were a 3.5 rating & 10.1 million viewers. That makes it the best debut for a Fox fall drama series since the launch of “24” (5.4/13) all the way back in November 2001.

That’s the largest L+3 audience movement of any new series debut last season and bests Under The Dome’s 3.2 million gain. With the other Big 3 set to unleash their new dramas next week, all we can say is “let the games begin.”

The jump of 1.5 ratings points is also the biggest new series L+3 jump this year – more than “Revolution” (1.4), “The Following” (1.1)  as well.


“Fringe” star John Noble joins the Headless Cast.

Wilmywood welcomes Aussie actor, John Noble, as he joins his Fringe creators, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, for a major recurring role in Sleepy Hollow.

English: John Noble at the 2010 Comic Con in S...

English: John Noble at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Noble will play Henry Parrish, a kind and reclusive man who possesses supernatural powers that have the potential to help Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison).  He’s gonna need it.  If you remember a few days ago, we reported James Frain’s entrance to the show playing the character Rutledge, an Oxford Professor, who holds secrets that could cause problems that could affect Crane’s mission.

Sleepy Hollow kicked some ratings booty Monday with 10.1 million viewers and is officially the network’s most viewed fall drama debut in seven years.

Source: Dark Horizons

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 09/20/2013 Sleepy Hollow, Adrenaline, MTJM and Rumors from the Lot!

If you or your friends missed it, the series premiere of Sleepy Hollow will air again tonight on Fox at 9pm EST.  Starring Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones, watch as Ichabod Crane finds himself 250 years in the future.  Episode 2 airs Monday at 9pm EST.  Here’s a sneak peek:

Our Under the Dome creator has got a birthday tomorrow so send your shout outs to Stephen King.  He turns 66 this weekend.

radiothonA HUGE thank you to Wilmywood as the Sunny 104.5 Caring for Kids at NHRMC Radiothon was a success!  Thanks to you we raised more than $43,000 to help outfit the kids indoor and outdoor area of the soon to be built SECU Family House.  Our Ebay Auction items from some of our Wilmington productions brought in $3800.00!  Yay!  You guys rock!

The offices are set up and the crew of The Remaining will move in Monday.  They are set to do re-shoots beginning Wednesday and will continue through the end of the week.

AdrenalineThe gang from the movie Adrenaline starring John Schneider and local boy Michael Rosander did not reach their Kickstarter goal,  so they are relaunching using  Indiegogo. Support their new campaign as the movie is already 65% complete.   Thanks again for all your help supporting our local filmmakers.

johntommyREMINDER SHOOTING TONIGHT: Tommy Danger’s film crew is back in town and he is looking for as many volunteers as possible to come to Wrightsville Beach by the Johnny Mercer Pier to be a part of the new video they are working on for the More Than Just Me Foundation.  It will be from 5:30p-7:30p tonight.

RumorslogoNow onto RUMORS FROM THE LOT. We know at some point Journey 3, starring Dwayne Johnson, is expected to come here sometime in 2014, whenever Dwayne and his co-star Josh Hutcherson can get their schedules aligned.  So, maybe perhaps while they figure that out, we could be just have our piece of The Rock here in Wilmywood for the next installment of GI Joe.   Apparently, the admirably goofy G.I. Joe: Journey-2-Josh-Dwayne_320Retaliation made enough money that Paramount and Hasbro are joining forces one more time.  As of now, “a silly subtitle has yet to be decided on.” Word on the Lot is some department heads were contacted to check on the availability of crew. I will keep you posted to see if indeed we can add some credence to these rumors.  To have the Rock twice would sure be nice!

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

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 09/19/2013 Need Stand-In TODAY and Sleepy Hollow

wife_assimOur fabulous local boys, the Olsen Brothers (and dad) from The Forgery and DV3 Productions has got an AMAZING film on their hands, “The Unknown Caller.”  I had the honor of checking out  a few scenes and per usual these guys blow it out of the water.  They can compete with any of the big dogs in Hollywood.  The film is complete but they have ONE pick up shot left and are looking for a Stand-In for today. It will only take 1-2 hours.  SO, if you are in the Wilmington area and have a look similar to this guys, they NEED you from 3-5pm today!

ASSIM: Middle eastern man, short hair, around 5’11. Medium build. Can be Latino dark instead of middle eastern dark.  MUST HAVE SIMILAR WARDROBE (as seen in photo) TO BRING TO SET.  Email: a full body shot and headshot along with weight, height and all contact info with ASSIM in subject line.

JFSleepy Hollow is shooting at the Brooklyn Arts Center today until about 11pm tonight.  And as Hunter of the Wilm on Film Blog reported yesterday, it looks like James Frain (True Blood/Grimm) is joining the cast and I don’t think he will make the mystery any smoother for Ichabod Crane.  James plays the character Rutledge, a nobleman in modern-day Sleepy Hollow who takes an interest in Crane, now posing as a visiting Oxford professor. Rutledge is also harboring a secret that could affect Crane.  And in cased you missed the Premiere episode of  Sleepy Hollow, it will run again this Friday night on Fox. 9pm

THANK YOU! Radiothon Ebay auction


The 5th Annual Sunny 104.5 Caring For Kids at NHRMC Radiothon is today and tomorrow! We’re raising money for the new SECU Family House at NHRMC and we had some great items from the productions that have filmed here in Wilmington, NC. 100% proceeds went to the Radiothon! Thanks!

We raised $3,800.00 just on eBay alone!!