BREAKING: Stage Set for Film Rally in Wilmington, NC

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Stage Set for Film Rally in Wilmington, NC

April 24, 2014 (Wilmington, NC) — The North Carolina Production Alliance and the Wilmington Film Commission are hosting the 2nd annual NC Film Rally on Sunday, May 4th. The rally will begin at 5pm at the bottom of Market Street on the Riverwalk, and will focus on the bipartisan support network of the film industry in Southeastern North Carolina.

The rally is to help raise awareness for the vitality of film jobs in preparation for the beginning of the legislative session on May 14th – at which time the film incentive renewal will be examined by lawmakers. Speakers at the rally will include North Carolina legislators, Mayor Bill Saffo, county officials, and special guests from the entertainment industry.

All friends, family members, extras, vendors, supporters, and concerned citizens are encouraged to participate. For more information, visit the NC Production alliance on Twitter, Facebook, and at http://ncproductionalliance.com/.

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SLEEPY HOLLOW: First casting call for season 2!

sleepy hollow 2Ok folks, here we go! First casting call for the second season of Sleepy Hollow Season 2! Extras casting director, Ashli Bogart is ready for your submissions. See Below:

Wilmington, NC- LOOKING FOR MEN TO PLAY REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS. WOULD LOVE TO GET SOME REENACTORS AS WELL!

We are looking for Caucasian men 18y/o-50y/o to play Revolutionary Era soldiers. The actual date of filming for the battle scene is WED MAY 7TH (PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THIS CAN ALWAYS CHANGE AND IF IT DOES WE Will CONTACT YOU ASAP). If selected we ask that you be available for what could be a 12+hr day. Call time may start VERY VERY early in the AM. The pay is a guaranteed $64 for up to 8 hr and time and a half after 8 hr. I know some of you live outside of Wilmington and understand if you do not want to commute for all the dates listed. Please keep in mind that we do not cover travel or housing expenses.

If you are available for MAY 7th you MUST be available to attend a paid Battle rehearsal on Tuesday May 6th. I don’t know how long you would be needed so again we ask that you be available all day for the rehearsal. You will be paid $64/8 for THAT rehearsal day as well.

IN ADDITION: Since we are dealing with period costumes you must be available to come in for a fitting on MONDAY APRIL 28TH OR TUESDAY APRIL 29TH.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT APPEARANCE
-We need men who can fit Jacket Sizes 38-44 (please note that these are very fitted costumes and true to size so if you are larger than a 44 we will most likely not be able to use you)
-Must be willing to be clean shaven and not have long sideburns
-ABSOLUTELY NO FACIAL PIERCINGS
– NO VISIBLE TATTOOS ON NECK, FACE, AND HANDS

So to recap on the dates needed:
WED MAY 7- Actually filming date of battle scene
TUE MAY 6- Battle Sequence Rehearsal
MON APRIL 28 OR TUE APRIL 29- Fitting for costume

If you are available and interested please first register at www.extrassignup.com if you haven’t done so already. Once you have done that please email sleepyhollowextra@gmail.com SUBJECT: BATTLE SCENE. Email a recent photo, contact information, your location, height, weight and wardrobe size information.

Max Steel adds Billy Slaughter to cast

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/23/2014 – UNDER THE DOME CAST CAN SING!!, How and Why, Max Steel and more.

HAPPY HUMP DAAAAYY my beautiful Wilmywood peeps! Let’s get you caught up with the latest!

michael-cera-john-hawkesFX’s How and Why is gearing up for a great shoot.  They have some fabulous sets at EUE/Screen Gems Studios.  It was a three week build and the stars have been trickling in as rehearsals are this week. Most of the pilot will be shot at Screen Gems, but you might spot them out and about sometime next week like at Roland Grise Middle School.  They are running camera tests this week as they get ready for their seven day shoot which begins this Monday!

Max-SteelMattel’s Max Steel in in their final week and prepping like mad!  So glad to say that Ana Villafane has arrived safely and is already training and rehearsing along with Ben Winchell for the start of production next week.  No down time for these young ones!  The producers are trickling in too, so we can hopefully get a chance to welcome them in person!  Bill and Julia, are ya listening?  Writer Christopher Yost is heading back this way for the duration as well, so welcome to Wilmywood, Christopher!

Under the Dome is running two units today and running all over the place. They are shooting at four different locations: on  Victoria Drive, Castle St, Chestnut St and at New Hanover High School. It’s a beautiful day for filming.

And OMG!  Did you have any idea that Grace Victoria Cox and Mackenzie Lintz could sing like this!  AMAZING LADIES!!!  Check it out! Are you ready to come sing on my show?

TWOAT-Cover_JasonMottYesterday, Harlequin released the cover of our handsome NC boy’s, sorry let me change that, New York Times bestselling author’s next book, or as I like to call it, Jason Mott‘s next bestseller!  The Wonder of All Things, is about, “a young girl who has the mysterious gift of healing and who suddenly finds herself having to decide how much she’s willing to give of herself in order to save the ones she loves most.”  The Senior Editor Erika Imranyi is extremely proud of not only the book, but it’s cover.

I love the way they put it: “From critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott comes a spellbinding tale of love, sacrifice and the power of miracles.”  Oh yeah, that’s hot!!

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Now, yesterday we had all kind of news!  Let’s review!

VanessaNcastingThe Nicholas Sparks flick The Longest Ride has named their extras casting director.  Vanessa Neimeyer will be accepting your submissions!  Congrats girl!  Visit her FB Casting page for upcoming casting calls!

 WILMYWOOD WEEKEND REMINDERS:

Wilm Sign (1) (1)Just announced yesterday, EUE/Screen Gems Studios will begin their tours again and it all starts THIS WEEKEND!  Very inexpensive, one hour long and it will be all things Dome.  Okay, more than just Under the Dome, however, you will get to visit the sound stages!  Woo hoo!  GET INFO NOW!

Crow_GiantWe are nearing  the 20th Anniversary ofThe Crow and Giant is holding a screening with a Q&A from crew members who worked on the flick.  The event is this Friday night at 7pm.  There will be wine & beer specials and it is absolutely open to the public.  The event will benefit the UNCW Film Program & Cape Fear Indie Film Fest with the help of Fanboy Comics.   Giant is located at 1200 N 23rd St – Suite 209.  Call 910-200-9511 for more details or go to the FACEBOOK INVITE

EclecticSATURDAY NIGHT: Dress in your 1960s best and head on down to The Eclectic Etc (831 South Kerr Avenue) for a early evening fabulous party.  Hang out with some great filmmakers, crew and some of the potential legislators who are pro-film!  The 1960′s Cocktail Party  begins at 6:00pm this Saturday. GET INFO NOW!

RIGHT NOW GET 15% OFF ALL WOMEN’S APPAREL NOW THRU APRIL 29TH! USE COUPON CODE: HEYMAMA  IN OUR WILMYWOOD SPREADSHIRT STORE!

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filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens).  Offices are open 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting, too!

Film=Jobs folks!  Spread the word!

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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.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me:  sheila_brothers@yahoo.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!!

BREAKING: Nicholas Sparks Flick Names Extras Casting Director

VanessaNcastingThe Nicholas Sparks flick The Longest Ride has named their extras casting director.  Vanessa Neimeyer will be accepting your submissions!  Congrats girl!  Visit her FB Casting page for upcoming casting calls!

 

ABOUT:

THE LONGEST RIDE – Temple Hill Productions
STATUS: Production begins June 16
LOCATION: Wilmington and Winston-Salem
PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Bob Teitel
UPM: Leigh Shanta
LP: Michele Imperato Stabile
WRITER: Craig Bolotin (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: George Tillman, Jr
CREW RESUMES TO: TheLongestRide2014@gmail.com

The lives of a young couple intertwine with an old man looking back on the relationship he had with a lost love.

CASTING CALL: FX’s How and Why – Curly Haired White Boy (submission deadline TOMORROW)

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Do I have your attention?  Good!  FX’s How and Why’s extras casting director, Ashli Bogart, is looking  for a Caucasian Male 5’8 around 140 lb age 15-25 with brown curly hair who resides in or near Wilmington, NC.

(PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY AND ONLY APPLY IF YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS)

Ashli is in need of a Caucasian Male 5’8 around 140 lb age 15-25.  If you are older and look younger than you are, that is acceptable.  We need the male to have a head full of brown curly hair. Would like someone who wears similar sizes: Shirt- men small, Pant- 29×30. You don’t have to match wardrobe sizes exactly, just be close as possible to the height.

This person will be used for a photo that will be used in the pilot. At the moment the photo shoot is scheduled for MONDAY APRIL 28. Since an exact time is not known yet, they ask that whoever is selected have a flexible schedule. The pay is $64/8hr. If you meet the requirements and you are available please email the most recent photo, age, height, weight, wardrobe sizes and contact information to howandwhyextras@gmail.com SUBJECT: BOBBY. DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING IS THE AM OF WED APRIL 23!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/22/2014 Max Steel, Screen Gems Tours, The Crow, Red Zone, Under the Dome and more.

Hello and Howdy!  Happy Earth Day to ya!  And if you see fellow Wilmington crew member Shaun O’Rourke, make sure to tell him Happy Birthday!

UTD_DVDLooks like our Domies will be filming in two locations today.  The Burgaw Courthouse as well as in Currie. Now, we were chatting about this on Facebook yesterday as some more fun deets came out about season 2 of Under the Dome. Two things of note.  I asked about this last season! Stephen King is known for having a cameo in every movie he has done.  Sometimes it’s like Where’s Waldo, and sometimes he has a one liner.  So, I kept an eye out for him last season, but to no avail.

Well, FINALLY this season, King will do his staple thang! He will be a townsfolk in the  season premiere which airs June 30th!   And secondly, here it is again:  The Six Degrees of Wilmywood! Under the Dome‘s premiere episode is titled ‘Heads will Roll’ Coincidence? I think not!  Speaking of Sleepy Hollow, production begins on its sophomore season in just 13 days!

anthony-lapaglia copyThe upfronts are just around the corner.  That’s when we normally find out a lot of intel about our favorite Wilmywood shot shows and especially our new ones!  Like ABC’s Secrets and Lies and  Red Zone, which has been renamed Field of Play.  All of our shows have a ton of competition, however, so we will be eagerly waiting on which WIlmywood shows make the cut!  Check out the enitre fall pilot list from my homies over at EW.com

MAXSTEEL_CASTWoo Hoo!  Our leading man for Max Steel, Ben Winchell arrived in Wilmywood over the weekend, and today his female counter part joins us here, too!  A big Wilmywood welcome to Ana Villafane.  But back to Mr. Ben.  Marty has a specialty photo double need for Max Steel that will audition today or tomorrow! Here is Marty’s Post:

We are in search of a specialty PHOTO DOUBLE. If you look similar to Ben Winchell and are an EXPERT MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDER, please email your photo/contact info/bike riding experience.  Contact Marty Siu Casting  A.S.A.P. at: maxsteelextras@gmail.com with the heading BIKE RIDING PHOTO DOUBLE. The photo double rate is $150/10, and there will be a bump for bike riding. Must be available to audition with your bike tonight or tomorrow, and will work 2 days in our show, during the month of May.  For more casting for Max Steel, visit Mary Siu’s Casting Facebook Page

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So, I think I have most of your weekend planned for you!  Ready for a fun exciting Wilmywood Weekend!??

Wilm Sign (1) (1)Just announced EUE/Screen Gems Studios will begin their tours again and it all starts THIS WEEKEND!  Very inexpensive, one hour long and it will be all things Dome.  Okay more than just Under the Dome, however, you will get to visit the sound stages!  Woo hoo!  GET INFO NOW!

Crow_GiantWe are nearing  the 20th Anniversary of The Crow and Giant is holding a screening with a Q&A from crew members who worked on the flick.  The event is this Friday night at 7pm.  There will be wine & beer specials and it is absolutely open to the public.  The event will benefit the UNCW Film Program & Cape Fear Indie Film Fest with the help of Fanboy Comics.   GIANT is located at 1200 N 23rd St – Suite 209.  Call 910-200-9511 for more details or go to the FACEBOOK INVITE

Then get ready on Saturday night to dress in your 1960s best and head on down to The Eclectic Etc for a early evening fabulous party.  Hang out with some great filmmakers, crew and some of the potential legislators who are pro-film!  The 1960’s Cocktail Party  begins at 6:00pm this Saturday.

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LOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens). Offices are open 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting, too!

MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK: 

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.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.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!!

 

 

 

MAX STEEL CASTING CALL: Expert Mountain Biker Photo Double for Ben Winchell (Auditions today/tomorrow)

BenWinchellWe are in search of a specialty PHOTO DOUBLE. If you look similar to Ben Winchell and are an EXPERT MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDER, please email your photo/contact info/bike riding experience.  Contact Marty Siu Casting to me A.S.A.P. at: maxsteelextras@gmail.com with the heading BIKE RIDING PHOTO DOUBLE. The photo double rate is $150/10, and there will be a bump for bike riding. Must be available to audition with your bike tonight or tomorrow, and will work 2 days in our show, during the month of May.

For more casting for Max Steel, visit Mary Siu’s Casting Facebook Page

EUE/Screen Gems Studios Tours Begin April 26, 2014


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EUE/Screen Gems Begins Tours of Wilmington, NC Studios on April 26, 2014

 Wilmington, NC (April 22, 2014) EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington announced today that tours resume at its production complex beginning this Saturday, April 26.

Guests will get an insider’s look at the largest studio complex East of California and experience the rich history of EUE/Screen Gems and the films and television shows produced at the facility over the last three decades. Attendees will walk the 10-stage working lot have access to sounds stages and go behind the scenes of the CBS series “Under the Dome.” Guests will see a visual history of the North Carolina film and television industry in the screening theater where many famous producers, directors and actors have reviewed footage of productions shot at the studio.

Tours will be hosted on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm weather permitting throughout the summer. Tours will continue throughout 2014 and beyond. Please check the tour hotline to confirm times throughout the fall and winter.

Tour Location: 1223 23rd Street North, Wilmington, NC 28405

Cost: $12 for adults

$10 for students and military personnel with an ID

$5 for children under 12

Admission is cash only at this time

More tour information: Get up to the minute tour information and answers to questions on the Tour Hotline at (910) 343-3433. Or visit http://studios.euescreengems.com/nc/tours

EUE/Screen Gems Tour Director Pam Stilwell advises wearing comfortable shoes and bringing rain gear if there’s a chance of showers. “We are indoors and out, and on our feet for an hour—all over this production complex—so we want to make sure our guests have a great experience, rain or shine,” she says. The tour lasts an hour.

Stilwell and her team of tour guides expects to host 1000 guests in May. “We’ve already received word that we’ll be hosting visiting journalists from Canada and the United States early next month. We are quite proud of the attachment fans have for this facility and its production history,” she says.

EUE/Screen Gems Studios hosted tours of the studios for 15 years and concluded them in the fall of 2011 when the CW series “One Tree Hill” wrapped production. The tours have consistently attracted film and television fans from across the United States and around the world.

About EUE/Screen Gems Studios Wilmington, NC

EUE/Screen Gems Studios supplies production space, studios, technological infrastructure and support for film, television and commercial producers in Wilmington, N.C. and Atlanta. The company is headquartered in New York City and also operates a content production division there.

In the last two years, the Wilmington, NC complex has hosted films such as “Iron Man 3” for Marvel and “The Conjuring” and “We’re the Millers” for New Line/Warner Bros. Recent television projects include “Under the Dome” for CBS, “Eastbound and Down” for HBO and “Sleepy Hollow” for Fox Television. The Wilmington EUE/Screen Gems complex has hosted more than 350 productions since it opened. For more information, visit www.euescreengemsstudios.com.

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/21/2014 – Under the Dome, Max Steel, The Sin Seer and more.

Hippety-Hoppy Monday!  Hope you had a great Easter/Passover weekend!  I tell you what I am soooo done with the crappy weather.  Seriously, moving to Tahiti if this continues!  Okay, done venting, let’s do this!

UTD_DVDUnder the Dome will be running two units. They will be heading back to Chestnut St. today as well as running to Currie.  Looks like CBS is back to do some cool interviews that we will I am sure before the premiere which will be June 30th!  Our Domies are going to have a busy day!– Argh! Why can’t I work at CBS! I so wanna be there.

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Our leading man Ben Winchell made it into town over the weekend as he gears up to play Max McGrath in Max Steel. His awesome counterpart, Ana Villafane who will play Sydney Gardner arrives tomorrow!  Looks like the awesome producer Julia Pistor (Lemony Snicket/Spiderwick Chronicles/Charlotte’s Web) will be making her way back to Wilmywood as well for the Mattel flick.

They will be shooting at Indochine next week!  Look at that, film supporting local businesses! Imagine that!

If you’re lookin’ to work on this flick, Marty Siu is looking for teens at the moment.  Visit her Casting FB Page for all the deets!

 

There’s a big announcement from EUE/Screen Gems Studios and you will hear it first on Sunny 104.5 tomorrow at 8:30am. So make sure you tune in!

ICYMI: Greg AllanMore cast has been added to the TV movie, The Sin Seer which will begin production at the end of this month here in Wilmington, NC. Earlier this week it was announced that Isaiah Washington, Michael Ironside, Lisa Arrindell Anderson and C. Thomas Howell signed on to the supernatural tale from Overflow Entertainment.  Now it looks like this guy barely had time to wash his clothes and straighten up his kitchen before coming back to our Port City. Gregory Alan Williams who was just here for ABC’s Secrets & Lies, returns to play Rose’s father, Clarence Ricard. Also added to the line up is Angeline-Rose Troy who will play Abagail Landers.

They will be shooting next week on Shandy Ln, Princess St. and Anderson St.

ncfilmNow all of this is great, but if we lose the film incentives, read my lips!  WE ARE SCREWED! You won’t be getting the daily film updates because there will be nothing to report on! I have been hearing some things lately that are making me shake at the knees. We need EVERYONE to help! Have you contacted your legislators yet?  If you work in the film industry, I am at the point of bitch-slapping you! We are fighting for 1000s of lives folks.  Thousands of NC families!  You think the incentives will pass with no help from you?  You are sorely mistaken. Yes, we know you are busy, but take two minutes during your lunch break and do it! Your job is at stake here! Okay, apparently has some more venting to do!  I am done…at least for now!  CLICK HERE for who to contact in your district and DO IT TODAY!  Wanna contact Pat McCrory? Please do!

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab you one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens). Offices are open 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting too!

MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK: 

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.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.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!!