Howdy and Happy Tuesday! Okay let’s get started with what we reported early yesterday morning! We knew another pilot was coming to North Carolina, but now we know that YES it is indeed coming to Wilmywood. The Untitled Nikki Toscano Project written (and produced) by yes, Nikki Toscano (Revenge) will open offices in next week and will begin production on March 10!! There was some confusion whether it was NBC or CBS bringing the pilot to Wilmywood. So, I got up with Bill Vassar of EUE/Screen Gems Studios and he explains it. LISTEN NOW
One of the Producers will be Kerry Ehrin. The drama centers on a retired CIA operative who, when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., is pulled back into action, forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists are being bred.
Nikki and Kerry worked on Bates Motel which starred Mike Vogel who stars in Under the Dome which shoots here in Wilmywood.
The Hollywood East Panel was last night at the Northeast Regional Library. The panel included Bill Vassar (EUE/ScreenGems), Johnny Griffin(Wilmington Film Commish), Vanessa Neimeyer (NCasting), and Terry Linehan (UNCW). READ STORY AT WWAY NOW
Our local actor, Anthony Reynolds, made the trek to Atlanta, to work on Stephen King’s latest feature, Cell. Yesterday, Anthony finished his first scene opposite John Cusack. Anthony plays a supporting character, Ray, who is haunted and jittery, a survivor who has devoted himself to killing as many Phoners as he can. He and his friend join a small band of survivors led by Clay (John Cusack) .
“He’s simply a great collaborator who brought an incredible energy to the set,” Anthony said happily. “He and ‘Kip’ (director Tod Williams) gave me free reign to explore the character that I created and run with the ball. It was an incredible ride today.”
Anthony will be shooting the rest of the week with not only Cusack but Samuel L. Jackson as well. CONGRATS!!!
Adrenaline the movie starring John Schneider, will be filming a half day on March 8th in Willard just past Burgaw and they are looking for background extras. It will be from around 8am – 1pm. They are looking for a lot of African Americans due to the scene being in a mostly black church. This will be a non-paid day however, we will be serving lunch and everyone will get a copy of the DVD.
Producer Del Baron, said, “Plus, you can tell family & friends you were in this great faith based film. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! Have a blessed day and we hope to see you on set!”
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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 we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5. Got Scoop? Email me: email@example.com. Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB or on Twitter. You can also just post your comments below! Until then, that’s a wrap!!