THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/04/2014 Max Steel Opens Offices, Under the Dome’s 1st Day, Secrets & Lies, and more.

It was a great first day Under the Dome.  The set in Burgaw was filled with CBS peeps and of course, as expected, they had a visit from Neal Baer and Stephen King himself. King, of course, was his typical humorous self yesterday.  If you haven’t seen this yet, it’s short, sweet and hilarious!

But perhaps the most noted part of the day was how they kicked off their first morning of season two.  It was with a moment of silence for Sarah Elizabeth Jones.

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Their slates still branded with her name as well as a crane in large red taped letters.  They made sure crew members took on the responsibility of looking out for each other as well as themselves.  The rain finally had its way in the early afternoon, so they made a company move to the stage, at beautiful Screen Gems Studios, where they will be this morning.

Day two resumed for ABC’s Secret & Lies, but the rain didn’t stop them from filming Ryan Phillippe in what will be Ben’s  morning jog that changed his life forever.  The very social producer Aaron Kaplan tweeted:

Shanley CaswellYesterday, we finally got a casting announcement.  Congrats to our latest stars. Shanley Caswell and Aimee Garcia will join the cast of what was once called the Red Zone is now back to its original vague title, The Untitled Nikki Tuscano Project.  Shanley Caswell is making her way back to Wilmywood, as she was just recently here for The ConjuringShe will play Holden’s daughter, a “cute but slightly awkward teenager with a lively interest in world affairs.”

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Max Steel has officially opened offices here in Wilmington, but it is not at Screen Gems Studios. I’m not sure if they want their office info released yet, so holding off for the moment.  But I can give a nice warm welcome to the office staff!

Secretary-Sharon-DeckerThanks to WWAY for shooting me this over yesterday.  It seems as though Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker wants to ease our minds when it comes to the NC Film Incentives.  She believes the incentives won’t be terminated but cannot assure us if they will remain the same. Well, no one really can.  Only the May vote can tell us that.  And if they keep them but decide to enact any changes, that could lead to a temporary lapse.  So, everything is simply up in the air at the moment.  However, as reassuring as Decker sounds, we need to continue to contact our legislators about keeping the incentives intact, because even a short lapse could be devastating for North Carolina.  I do appreciate her addressing the issue though because it affects 1000s of us here in NC.  READ MORE NOW

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THIS MORNING: Scott Davis joins me tomorrow on the Sunny Morning Show to talk about the celebration for Cuz!  8:15am on Sunny 104.5.  You can listen live online.

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOB 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 from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!

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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: 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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/28/2014 Secrets & Lies Rolling, Under The Dome, Sarah Jones Online Memorial, and more.

secretsLiesYay!  The first production day of the season!  ABC’s Secrets & Lies kicks it off in Porter’s Neck.  Wanna know some more secrets?  How about how Producer Aaron Kaplan feels about Wilmington and why he chose to bring it here.  Hunter Ingram of the Star News snagged this fabulous quote:

aaronkaplan“When we were trying to decide where to shoot this, one of the most important things for us was that we had to pick an American city that felt very safe, very bucolic and a place that would be rattled by something like the murder of a child,” Kaplan said.  

Aaron says more and he wasn’t the only one that agreed.  Find out who cited our excellent film incentives and crew base to seal the deal. READ MORE NOW

charlesduttonThis came out yesterday afternoon!  Australian actress Indiana Evans, has signed on the dotted line as well as three other actors for Secrets & Lies.  Deadline reports that Evans will play Natalie, Ben and Christy’s teenage daughter.  But I am most excited about Charles Dutton!  He will play one of the neighbors, Kevin Williams.  Also added to the list are Steven Brand (Magic City) as Dr. Joseph Turner, another neighbor, and Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead).  READ MORE NOW.

UTD_SlateForSarahAs we gear up for Under the Dome to begin production on Monday in Burgaw, they stopped what they were doing to add to the 100s of slates from around the world paying their respects to Sarah Jones.  Thank you John and the gang!  You rock! Visit SLATES FOR SARAH.  ABC’s Secrets & Lies also have a slate for Sarah as Well.

roadblockOn a traffic note, there will be some road closures as Under the Dome moves forward with Season Two.   Hwy 53 in Burgaw will be closed to traffic between the intersection of HWY 53 and HWY 421 and Malpass Corner Rd.  Times are not set as of yet.

I got an email this morning about an online memorial for Sarah.  “Join our online memorial tomorrow at 11am PST/2pm EST to help us honor Sarah’s life and show the Academy that this courageous young woman deserves a place in the ceremonies.”

Here’s how you can participate:

    1. Share the petition: Click here to share the petition on Facebook.
    2. Tell people about the memorial: Here’s a tweet you can share.
    3. Join the memorial: At 11am PST/2pm EST on Saturday, sign online and tweet a message of support using the hashtag #RIPSarahJones. You can share a photo of Sarah or yourself, send a message of encouragement for Sarah’s friends and family, or say why you think Sarah deserves recognition at Sunday’s Oscars.

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The Red Zone is no longer called The Red Zone.  It is back to it original vague title: Untitled Nikki Tuscano Project.  Dunno why yet, we shall see!

Max-SteelIn case you missed it yesterday, there is a crew call FINALLY for Max Steel.   Regardless of delays and no office officially open yet, Max Steel is now accepting crew resumes. Send your resumes to maxsteelresumes@gmail.com with your position in the subject line.

THIS SUNDAY:  The Academy Awards!  Don’t forget, we have two North Carolina shot flicks up for the Oscar.

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Iron Man 3

Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick

Our guys are up against GravityThe Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugThe Lone Ranger, and Star Trek Into Darkness

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

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Other flicks in the running for this category are Dallas Buyers Club, and The Lone Ranger.

See the complete list now from the Oscars!

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REMINDER THIS SUNDAY: A few more tickets are available for Wilmington film lovers and industry leaders as they gather at Screen Gems Studios for an elegant evening of entertainment featuring a live broadcast of the Oscars, local cuisine, innovative craft cocktails, popcorn, cash oscar pool, a curated silent auction and of course, a flashy red carpet entrance scattered with paparazzi and style judges.

Proceeds from the event support critical costs associated with producing the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival taking place in downtown Wilmington from November 12 to 16, 2014. $100 for single tickets, $180 for couples!!  Click for more information. 

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filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOB 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 from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!

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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 we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” 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 on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

4 More Cast Members Added to ABC’s Secrets & Lies

indianaAustralian actress Indiana Evans, has signed on the dotted line as well as three other actors.  Deadline reports that Evans will play Natalie, Ben and Christy’s teenage daughter.  Also tapped for recurring roles are Charles Dutton as Kevin Williams, one of the neighbors; Steven Brand (Magic City) as Dr. Joseph Turner, another neighbor, and Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead).  READ MORE NOW.

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/25/2014 Logan Siu, Juliette Lewis, Saturn Award Noms, Cucalorus Red Carpet

The_Red_Road_PosterLocal actor Logan Siu is making his way up the Hollywood ladder and you get to see just a fraction of what he has been up to over the last year.   This 14 year old had a busy year.  He has worked in both television and film, including the Wilmywood shot flick, The Squeeze playing a pool boy.  He also did some traveling as well.  He headed to Savannah for LoganRedRoadSpongebob 2, but here is the best!  Logan is going to be in multiple episodes of the Sundance Channel’s The Red Road.  It premieres TOMORROW, February 27th. They shot it in Atlanta last fall and the show has been picked up for a full season.  Congratulations Logan!  We are so proud of you!   Oh, wanna see the trailer?  Yep, Logan’s in it!

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The Nominations are in for the 40th Saturn Awards honoring the best in science fiction, fantasy and horror film and television in 2013!  We have a ton  of noms for our Wilmywood shot films and television productions. So HUGE congratulations to everyone who worked so damn hard on these productions! HERE ARE THE WILMYWOOD NOMS

cucalorusOn March 2nd, Wilmington film lovers and industry leaders will gather at Screen Gems Studios for an elegant evening of entertainment featuring a live broadcast of the Oscars, local cuisine, innovative craft cocktails, popcorn, cash oscar pool, a curated silent auction and of course, a flashy red carpet entrance scattered with paparazzi and style judges.

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Proceeds from the event support critical costs associated with producing the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival taking place in downtown Wilmington from November 12 to 16, 2014. $100 for single tickets, $180 for couples!!  Click for more information. 

IF YOU ARE IN OR WORKED ON A FILM THAT PLAYED AT CUCALORUS, you get a special discount.  Your tickets will be $60 each, but you must email the folks at Cucalorus. CONTACT THEM NOW!

We had some changes come in yesterday regarding the casting for the football players for The Red Zone.  They are still in need of FOOTBALL PLAYERS who meet certain requirements, for this new TV pilot. Please see the flyer below and follow instructions for consideration.  These rules also apply for cheerleaders who are seeking eligibility as well.  GET MORE DETAILS NOW

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werethemillersDue Date and Made of Honor writer Adam Sztykiel has been hired to pen the sequel We’re the MillersJason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Will Poulter and Emma Roberts are all expected to come back and get into character, but no contracts have been signed as of yet.  Hopefully we will get them back!  I heard nothing but good things about working on this flick!

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Screenshot_2014-02-25-21-16-24~2Okay, seriously, how cool is Juliette Lewis! Looks like a little character development went down yesterday as she gears up for her role as Angela Cornell in ABC’s Secrets & Lies which begins production in just a few days! Woo Hoo!  I am so looking forward to finally meeting her this year.

This came in yesterday, did you see it?  Although ABC’s Resurrection is filming in Atlanta, GA, we do have a connection that brings it home to Jason MottWilmywood!  That connection is Jason Mottauthor of the The Returned, the book which the show is based on.  Mott is a UNCW grad who lives quietly in Bolton, NC, which is just down the road from Wilmywood in Columbus County.  He went from answering the phones as a Verizon employee to becoming a New York Times best-selling author with a hit show on the way! There’s way more to the story and it’s a great article from Pam Kelley over at the Charlotte Observer!  READ STORY NOW!

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Wanna win a pair of VIP passes to the Orlando event?  While we are STILL waiting on Orlando to pick a winner for the 1st pair of VIP passes. We have one more pair to give away!  These passes give you the best seats, PLUS a meet and greet with Orlando.  Though each VIP s a $100 value, the experience is priceless! All you gotta do is click join to enter! ENTER TO WIN VIP PASSES NOW!

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REMINDER: SEEKING SINGLES who would like to be a part of this BRAND NEW E! Entertainment TV Series!!!  We are conducting Skype interviews this week!! STILL  If you are between 23-32 and available to been flown to a TROPICAL DESTINATION for 5 WEEKS beginning March 20th, email me photos and a little about yourself ASAP: mikewagsmusic@gmail.com …good luck!

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOB 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 from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!

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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: 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!!

ABC’s Resurrection has Wilmywood Ties

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Although ABC’s Resurrection is filming in Atlanta, GA, we do have a connection that brings it home to Wilmywood!  That connection is Jason Mott, author of the The Returned, the book which the show is based on.  Mott is a UNCW grad who lives quietly in Bolton, NC, which is just down the road from Wilmywood in Columbus County.  He went from answering the phones as a Verizon employee to becoming a New York Times best-selling author with a hit show on the way!  There’s way more to the story and it’s a great article from Pam Kelley over at the Charlotte Observer!  READ STORY NOW!

Our second connection of course is our Domie Homie, Kevin Sizemore.  You can catch him in at least 5 episodes of the show playing the character Gary Humphrey.

The folks from Under the Dome Radio have created a 2nd show, entitled Resurrection Revealed and will be recording the first podcast tomorrow.  They will release it later this week.

Resurrection premieres on ABC, Sunday, March 9th.

Extras Casting Call – Secrets & Lies Young Professionals/Police Types

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Wilmington, NC- “Secrets & Lies” Still looking for submissions for the following (please keep in mind that all of these are extras roles and the pay is a guaranteed $58 for 8 hr and we do not pay for travel or hotel if coming from out of town.

-YOUNG PROFESSIONALS/PREPPY Males and Females 25-40 yr old who have a fairly flexible schedule Feb 28-March 13. Won’t necessarily be needed every day so in your submission please list any dates you are NOT available for. Email recent photo, your location, and contact information to secretsandliesextras@gmail.com SUBJECT: YOUNG PROFESSIONAL

-POLICE TYPES Fit Males and Females 30-45 yr old who have a fairly flexible schedule Feb 28-March 13. Won’t necessarily be needed every day so in your submission please list any dates you are NOT available for. Men must be willing to be clean shaven (can have a neat mustache) and be willing to have a regulation haircut. HAVING ACTUAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BACKGROUND IS NOT REQUIRED. Email recent photo, your location, and contact information secretsandliesextras@gmail.com SUBJECT: POLICE.

In addition to emailing me your submission, please make sure you visit www.extrassignup.com and register with our online extras database. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED.

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Clifton Collins, Jr. Joins ABC’S Secrets and Lies Cast

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Aaron Kaplan announced today that Clifton Collins, Jr. is joining the cast of ABC’S Secrets and Lies.  You’ve seen him in Star Trek, Pacific Rim and many other features and television shows.  Now he joins our star studded cat including Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez, KaDee Strickland and Juliet Lewis.  

Clifton will play Ben’s childhood friend who lives in Ben’s pool house.  He stands by Ben when he becomes the main suspect in 4 year old, Tom’s murder.

Congrats Clifton!  

 

Casting Call: JULIETTE LEWIS STAND-IN for Secrets & Lies

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Juliette Lewis Stand In for “Secrets & Lies” Casting Call in WIlmington, NC.  From Extras Casting Director, Ashli Bogart:

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We are in need of someone who can work as stand in for Juliette Lewis for the filming of “Secrets & Lies” in Wilmington, NC. Must be available the entire shooting schedule (February 28- March 19). Looking for someone with dark hair, 5’6″ and in the 120-140 lb range. If available and interested please submit recent photos (must be how you look today). Email photos, contact information and wardrobe sizes to secretsandliesextras@gmail.com SUBJECT: CORNELL STAND IN.

***Only inquiries about Juliette Lewis Stand-In at this time.

KaDee Strickland and Belle Shouse Join Wilmywood’s ‘Secrets & Lies’

christyKaDee Strickland and Ryan Phillippe will be man and wife! Yep!  The Private Practice star will play Ben’s wife, Christy!   And this lil bit, Belle Shouse, (adorable as all get out) has been cast as the youngest daughter of the couple!   The upcoming Australian crime mystery series is premiering in less than two weeks! Belle ShauseSecrets & Lies centers on a family man (Phillippe) who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young boy when he finds the body while on a morning jog. He has no choice but to try to find the real killer as his marriage, his kids, his reputation, and his sanity are all at stake.

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SECRETS & LIES (Pilot)  – ABC
STATUS: Pre-Production. Production begins end of February
PRODUCER: Aaron Kaplan, Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield
WRITER/PRODUCER: Barbie Kligman
LP: Barbara D’Alessandro, David Hartley
DIRECTOR: Charles McDougall
CAST: Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez, Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland

CASTING DIRECTOR NEEDS MORE KIDS for ABC’s Secrets & Lies

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ABC’S Secrets & Lies Extras Casting Director Ashli Bogart is in need of more children in her database.  Parents, please see below:

Kids of all age ranges will be needed for “Secrets & Lies” for various scenes.  Parents, if you haven’t already done so, please visit www.extrassignup.com and register your child with our online database.

***Please keep in mind that if you are registering multiple members of the family that each person must be registered under separate email accounts (sorry that is how the database was designed).

About Secrets & Lies:

Secrets & Lies centers on a family man (Phillippe) who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young boy when he finds the body while on a morning jog. He has no choice but to try to find the real killer as his marriage, his kids, his reputation, and his sanity are all at stake.

SECRETS & LIES (Pilot)  – ABC
STATUS: Pre-Production. Production begins end of February
PRODUCER: Aaron Kaplan, Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield
WRITER/PRODUCER: Barbie Kligman
LP: Barbara D’Alessandro, David Hartley
DIRECTOR: Charles McDougall
CAST: Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez, Juliette Lewis