THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/25/2013 EA Games hires local Prod Co Hank and Jed, Under the Dome, Weekend Highlights

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Hank and Jed: Brent Triplett, Bryan Mahoney, Jon Etheridge, Nate Panning, Tony Schnur

Our local boys, Hank and Jed Movie Pictures, were hired by EA Games to produce a video that airs this Sunday on Machinima’s Happy Hour Channel as the gaming world gears up for the release of Battlefield 4.  So how did that coolness happen?  Their show Battlefield Friends (BFFs) has completed three seasons, working with the bffsMachinima Network, one of You Tube‘s largest distributors and most subscribed channels.  The Battlefield gaming community quickly caught on and fell in love with the show even catching the eye of game creator DICE as well as its parent company EA Games.  Within the past two years Hank and Jed has developed a relationship with the company and due to the BFF’s millions of views, working together within the social media realm was a win-win for all.  Hank and Jed are also the creators of the medieval comedy Doraleous and Associates, and Minecraft related Mob Squad. Current projects include the next season of Doraleous as well as Season 4 of Battlefield Friends, Battleloggers, Game Idiot and more.  FYI: Hank and Jed will be special guests at Game Stop in Monkey Junction in Wilmington, NC Monday night for the release of BF4.  I believe they will be showing their series during the release party.  You will also have a chance to win an autographed BF4 T-shirt from the folks at DICE.  LIKE the BFFs on Facebook now to stay in the loop!

mcm_london_comic_con_21Under the Dome folks have been in London all week as they get ready for the London Comic Con. They attend tomorrow.

The Squeeze is filming downtown today at the 1800 block of Nun St as well as the alleyway between Ann and Nun.

REMINDERS:

North Carolina shot Bad Grandpa is in theaters today!

pieces-of-talentSleepy Hollow Marathon will air on FX (not FOX) tomorrow beginning at 1pm EST.

Check out local filmmaker Joe Stauffer’s horror flick Pieces of Talent this Saturday night at City Stage.  VIEW THE TRAILER AND BUY TICKETS NOW

The People’s Choice Awards are asking you to vote for all your movie/TV favs, but how on God’s green Earth is Tom Mison NOT on the list as FAVORITE ACTOR IN A NEW TV SERIES?  Or even Nicole Beharie as FAVORITE ACTRESS IN A NEW TV SERIES? No worries you can write in their names!  I did. You should also write in Under the Dome!  Also, make sure to vote for Safe Haven, The Conjuring, We’re the Millers and more!  PLEASE VOTE NOW!

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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: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/24/2013 NC flick in theaters tomorrow, Well Wishes, Vote for our NC productions

A North Carolina shot comedy is in theaters tomorrow!  Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. The storyline involves a bad grandpa who takes a cross-country trip with his young grandson.  You don’t really see it here, but the trailer you see in theaters has a ton of North Carolina beauty including the Charlotte, Gastonia and Belmont areas.  One restaurant in particular was The Penguin restaurant in Charlotte. The flick stars Johnny KnoxvilleJackson Nicoll and Georgina Cates.

Well Wishes, an independent feature, written and directed by UNCSA grad, Drew Boyd, is back in Wilmington again today.  Yesterday they were at Airlie Gardens.  They are moving just down the road to the beach.   Wrightsville Beach access 1 beginning this morning.  The movie stars our local boys Cullen MossShane Callahan , with Don Baker and Anna Stromberg in major supporting roles. Tons of other Wilmington talent involved too!

Still from "The Heroes of Arvine Place"

Still from “The Heroes of Arvine Place”

And speaking of Cullen Moss, our Wilmington-based actor has been killing it lately!  We just saw him do a hilarious scene in Eastbound and Down with Danny McBride in the season premiere, and now you can see him on the big screen during Cucalorus in The Heroes of Arvine Place (written and directed by Wilmington legend, Damian Lahey). It was in the Williamsburg International Film Festival in New York where it won Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor!  So give some love to Cullen for killing it and living the dream!!

The Squeeze is shooting at the Wilmington Municipal Golf course today.

PCAThe People’s Choice Awards are asking you to vote for all your movie/TV favs, but how on God’s green Earth is Tom Mison NOT on the list as FAVORITE ACTOR IN A NEW TV SERIES?  Or even Nicole Beharie as FAVORITE ACTRESS IN A NEW TV SERIES? No worries you can write in their names!  I did. You should also write in Under the Dome!  Also, make sure to vote for Safe Haven, The Conjuring, We’re the Millers and more!  PLEASE VOTE NOW!

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Are you looking for some of the best movies to come out of Wilmywood?  How about a Wilmywood Thriller/Horror Marathon just in time for Halloween?  Check out what’s available in the Wilmywood Shop powered by Amazon.com  Buying from the Wilmywood Shops helps me keep this blog going!

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

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/23/2013 Homeland’s pick up, Pieces of Talent, The Squeeze

homelandHomeland has picked up a 4th season. Looks like we will have 12 new one hour episodes, regardless of fears that the current season has lost the plot line.  But that wasn’t enough to stop Showtime from placing its order because they were more focused on the big numbers Homeland is bringing in for the premium channel – an impressive 6.5 million viewers a week – 26% jump from last year.

Dunno what’s going to happen weather wise today with The Squeeze.  We have 30mph wind gusts that the sound guys will not love, plus chances of rain.  If they do go through with it, they will be at the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course.

pieces-of-talentSaturday will be a great day.  A Sleepy Hollow Marathon will air on FX (not FOX) beginning at 1pm EST.  Then get ready to get your pants scared off of you this weekend and see  local filmmaker Joe Stauffer’s horror flick Pieces of Talent this Saturday night at City Stage.  VIEW THE TRAILER AND BUY TICKETS NOW

ConjuringThe Conjuring was released yesterday on DVD and Blu Ray today!  Buy it now in the Wilmywood A-Store, powered by Amazon.com!

The local boys of C/G Productions are looking to cast several African American models (youth to adult) for an upcoming print ad on November 6th and November 7th in Wilmington.  This is a paid job (but don’t know what the pay is) and you must submit by Monday.
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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/22/2013 Another movie coming to Wilmywood?

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RUMORS FROM THE LOT!

Happy Tuesday!  Let’s kick it off with “Rumors from the Lot.”  Another movie could be coming to Wilmywood.  It’s an independent flick with a big heart. It’s called Fragile, a true story about high school football team embracing a mentally challenged boy, and could be in production before the holidays.   It’s a small project (under $5 million) and from what I understand is funded by folks in NC.  I think it will be a project that everyone will want to be a part of. So to sum it up, the movie is a fact, whether it comes here is still bookmarked as rumor, at least for now.  I will keep you posted.

mtvMTV is casting a new show!  Do you live in a real-life Modern Family?

Are your parents and siblings the anti-1950s nuclear family? Do you have same-sex parents? An internationally-adopted cousin? A hot, young new step-mom or dad? Is your clan multi-generational, multi-cultural, and multiplying? Perhaps your brood is made up of a recently blended family or an ever-expanding and hilarious, random group. If your family is fun, dynamic, diverse, and the new normal, MTV would love to hear from you!  If you appear between the ages of 16 and 25 and believe your household is totally modern,  please email mymodernfamily@mtv.com.  Don’t forget to include your name, phone number, email and a photo of your family!

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James-FrainWhen Sleepy Hollow comes back on November 4th following its baseball break,  James Frain  will put in his first appearance, and it looks as though Stretch Armstrong aka John Cho —will have his return. A few weeks later, on November 25th, Amandla Stenberg will make her debut as Macey, Captain Irving’s daughter.

The Sleepy folks head to The Graystone Inn, on S. 3rd St.  this evening.  There will be one of the horses at this location, but I cannot tell you if it will be Zach.  That’s Headless’s horse.  Also, it looks like we will see James Frain on set today. Another reported location for the day is the Cape Fear Club on Chestnut.

Well Wishes, a little film out of Raleigh, will be taking up space on the 100 block of Water St. until Noon today.  The characters will be spreading the wealth by filling parking meters.

ConjuringThe Conjuring is FINALLY out on DVD and Blu Ray today!  Buy it now in the Wilmywood A-Store, powered by Amazon.com!

And finally, congrats to local filmmaker Joe Stauffer.  His flick Pieces of Talent, won Best Feature, Best Psycho Feature, and Best Actor at the Fear Fete Film Festival in D’Iberville, Miss.

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) 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!!

INTERVIEW: Jillian Murray (The Squeeze)

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Jillian Murray who is starring in The Squeeze joined me this morning on The Sunny Morning Show – can I just say how FABULOUS she is!  One of my absolute favorite interviews.  LISTEN NOW!

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY 10/21/2013 Hunger Games’ Rue comes to Wilmywood, The Squeeze, NC Film Incentives and more.

Remember when I reported on Friday that we will get to know Captain Irving and his ex-wife and daughter?  Well I can officially tell you that the North Carolina shot Hunger Games‘ is bringing our beloved Rue back from the dead placing herAmandaSternberg in Sleepy Hollow.  Amandla Stenberg will be playing Macey or Mae for short.  She begins her Sleepy Hollow journey on November 25′s episode.  Which also means she will be coming into town soon.

More incredible ratings for Sleepy Hollow.   Week 3 of the show jumped +70% to 5.1 rating after 7 days.

One of our local kids choirs will opening and closing the movie, The Squeeze.  We know that Kathy Snow is ecstatic.  Snow’s Gospel Singers will shoot their scene at Airlie Gardens this afternoon.

JillianMurrayOther local actors to congratulate, getting parts in this flick are Michael Rosander, David Andrews, and Logan Siu to name a few.

Jillian Murray who is starring in The Squeeze joined me this morning on The Sunny Morning Show – can I just say how FABULOUS she is!  One of my absolute favorite interviews.  LISTEN NOW!

Dean_GeyerIf you are a fan of Glee, Jillian’s friend Dean Geyer is in town visiting her.  He will be here for a couple of days hanging out enjoying all that is Wilmington.

The NC Film Incentives are still on the minds of many.  Here is a glimpse of an article from the Star News.

Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker said she supports tools to grow the film industry in North Carolina, but added that top state officials are “evaluating what our options are and looking freshly at it (the film incentive).”   Decker has generally been a supporter of the state’s film incentive but is working behind the scenes to build a consensus with state officials and film industry leaders. “We are looking under every rock and at all the options,” Decker told the Star News. “The big question on the table is, ‘How do we continue to help this industry grow in the state?’ I think it’s very clear when you look at it financially that there will have to be some changes in what we might continue to do.”  READ THE ARTICLE NOW! 

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Are you looking for some of the best movies to come out of Wilmywood?  How about a Wilmywood Thriller/Horror Marathon just in time for Halloween?  Check out what’s available in the Wilmywood Shop powered by Amazon.com

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) 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!!

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/18/2013 Danny McBride, Rachelle LeFevre, Banshee, Sleepy Hollow and more

Happy Friday!  Yesterday on the blog, I gave you a blip from Danny McBride on Jimmy Kimmel.  Well, we got some more in.  Raise your hand if you were in the skating scene at Jellybeans!  Here’s Danny as he explains what happened, including the clip from the shoot that day!


OrlandoOn the Sleepy Hollow front, Some more details are coming out about Captain Irving!  According to E! Online, it looks like Orlando’s character has not only an ex-wife named Cynthia, but a teenage daughter named Mae.  We will meet the two ladies after the baseball break and you can count on seeing them in multiple episodes.   Regardless of their failed marriage, they seem to have a good relationship, however Cynthia is concerned about Irving’s relationship with his daughter. Expect to see them stick around for a few episodes.

The rain has put a major damper on Sleepy Hollow’s schedule and now they are working even more crazy hours than usual to catch up.  They head to Brunswick County, one location will be the Brunswick Town Museum in Winnabow.  Ichabod and Abbie continue shooting throughout the weekend as they will pull an all-nighter.  First at the 2nd St. parking deck, then at the NHC Courthouse on N. 3rd St.  Man, they are working INSANE hours!  Kudos to the cast and NC film crew for pulling this off!

The North Carolina shot Banshee‘s second season has a premiere date.  The 10-episode season will kick off Friday, January 10th at 10 PM. The Cinemax show nabbed a Special Visual Effects Emmy and shares a similar success story as Sleepy Hollow, picking up a second season just after the 3rd episode aired. It also gave Cinemax the largest audience ever for an original series finale. Cast members include Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Rus Blackwell, Gordon Hopewell, Ryann Shane, Ben Cross and Anthony Ruivivar.  Good news!  They will all be back in January!

Today is the first day of production for The Squeeze.  They have a few company moves, kicking off the day in downtown Burgaw.  They then head to the railroad bridge in Castle Hayne and finish the day at the 6th St Bridge near downtown Wilmington.  Yeah, this is not your typical golf movie.

The UNCW Film Studies group is shooting a flick called “Late Friendship”  they will also be downtown Saturday afternoon on the 200 block of N. Front St. in the Vance Alleyway.

Under the Dome’s Rachelle LeFevre wants you to save your wallet and the planet with her, “Don’t be an Idler” campaign.

Success continues for Under the Dome as CBS Studios International announced yesterday afternoon an exclusive multi-year licensing deal in Germany. According to the press release,  they will “stream the ground-breaking series UNDER THE DOME on the Watchever subscription video on demand service (SVOD) service starting in January 2014. The agreement will cover seasons one and two of the show, and will run after its initial presentation by the ProSiebensat.1 Group, where it has recently completed its first season and generated top ratings.”

Melissa-McCarthy-ElleOur Tammy star Melissa McCarthy appears on the cover for Elle‘s Women in Hollywood issue — and critics are slamming the magazine for covering up the full-figured actress’s body.

While her fellow cover models Reese WitherspoonShailene Woodleyand Marion Cotillard showed plenty of skin, Melissa sported an oversized coat. Several websites blasted Elle for the cover-up. Slate called her the magazine’s “token plus-size cover girl,” whose coat is “so huge…she could hide her Mike and Molly co-star Billy Gardel underneath. Perhaps photographer Thomas Whiteside only knows how to photograph the usual stick insect models, because he clearly has no clue how to highlight McCarthy’s curves.”

Elle responded to the backlash in a statement, saying, “On all of our shoots, our stylists work with the stars to choose pieces they feel good in, and this is no different: Melissa loved this look, and is gorgeous on our cover. We are thrilled to honor her as one of our Women in Hollywood this year.”   What do you think?  Post your comments below!

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) 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!!