NC flick ‘Adrenaline’ gets picked up by Word Films

Many of you saw this flick last month as they SOLD OUT two showings here in Wilmywood.  And if you were one of the lucky ones to get  yourself a ticket, you already know this tidbit.  Regardless, you should be VERY proud of our Wilmington, NC filmmakers. Our local boys and one “good old boy,” John Schneider, got themselves a distribution deal with Word Films for the NC-shot, family feature,  Adrenaline.  It stars John Schneider along with local actors Michael Rosander, Myke Homes, and Anthony Reynolds to name a few.  Oh and let’s not forget the fabulous Gregory Alan Williams. It was written, produced and directed by Joseph Quinn Simpkins. Additional writers include Alex Chatfield and Michael Rosander. The film was produced by Del Baron among others.  It was truly a very collaborative effort.  SEE FULL CAST AND CREW CREDITS

After straightening the curves all these years, it was a pleasure to finally race in a straight line,” said Schneider, the beloved Dukes of Hazard star. “I am very excited about this film.

ICYMI, here’s the trailer. Enjoy!

Adrenaline is the story of a drag racer whose life is changed forever by a near-fatal car crash that leaves him partially paralyzed, forcing him to face new circumstances as he ultimately learns to race again.


THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 06/18/2015 Bolden Wraps, Adrenaline Sold Out, Dirty Dancing and more.


After Dirty Dancing popped back up in the Production Weekly, I only scratched my head for a moment wondering if they would ever breathe life into this project.  It’s been on hiatus for a while. Over the past few months they have switched out writers and producers and last that was heard was that the project was shut down.  But Hunter Ingram over at the Star News got the news that the Lionsgate project had filed for an extension.  They had 100 days from approval to do so to be able to use the grant money. It’s still quite a mystery on when production will begin, so I guess we will keep Baby in the corner until it’s time to come out and play, or dance if you will.  READ STAR NEWS ARTICLE NOW


I feel there is no point in telling you this bit because, hell, it’s SOLD OUT! Which is great news however. Our NC Indie, Adrenaline, starring John Schneider and quite a few local folks like the fabulous Michael Rosander, is showing at the Lumina Theater at UNCW tomorrow night.  If you are one of the lucky ones to get a ticket, have a great night!


 Ready to get a first look at the Wilmington Film Museum?  This will include a peek at early Wilmington movie theaters, a brief history of filmmaking across the state, Dino and the birth of the studio, plus a walk down memory lane circa 1995. Summer Exhibit runs June 22 – August 15, 2015 with a special Premiere Party on Friday, June 27th at 6pm! As they say, get to know the creators and contributors of the Wilmington Film Museum. Casual dress, drinks and apps for all – and some awesome film history!  It will be at the Hannah S Block Community  Arts Center at 120 S 2nd St.
After months of long days and extra hard work, Bolden! has FINALLY wrapped!  Congrats to all the NC Film Cast and Crew! And thanks to the Bolden folks for putting a major influx of cash in to North Carolina twice! Or was that the third time?


And if you’re Comic Con fanatic, Under the Dome has a panel on Thursday July 9th. The panel will include Mike Vogel, Rachelle LeFevre, Marg Helgenberger along with executive producers Neal Baer and Tim Schlattmann. The panel discussion will be moderated by Michael Yo.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/08/2014 – Rick Catlin’s Counter against Impact Study, The Biggest Loser Front of Line Passes, Under the Dome and More.

ncfilmWell, the minute the Impact study from Dr. Robert Handfield came out, we knew the backlash would come. And so it begins. A report came out yesterday requested by Rick Catlin, a New Hanover County Republican. According to WWAY, The General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division (FRD) concludes that Dr. Robert Handfield’s report that the Film Product Credit’s net contribution to the state is positive “is based on a series of misunderstandings of the state’s tax laws, invalid or overstated assumptions, and errors in accounting.” Dr. Handfield however is standing by his study. I have not fully examined the counter against the impact study. As soon as a I do, I will give you my consensus. READ STORY NOW

VIEW Dr. Handfield’s Impact Study – “A Supply Chain Study of the Economic Impact of the North Carolina Motion Picture & Television Industry.” 

VIEW Review of General Assembly’s Counter Against Handfield Film Study – Rep Catlin 


Do you got what it takes to be The Biggest Loser?  Get ready North Carolina because we can get you to the very front of the line for your audition for season 16 in Charlotte!  How?  Just email me: and give me your story.  Short, sweet and to the point and we will pick the front of the line winners THIS Thursday.  Put “The Biggest Loser” in the subject line.  Casting Director Erica Landon joined me today. She gives you the inside scoop on the audition process, what you can expect and some tips for a great audition. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW WITH Casting Director Erica Landon  Click on The Biggest Loser pic for all the audition details!

StefScott_ItunesOur Red Zone girl, Stefanie Scott who was just here in Wilmywood playing the character “Caroline” has been tweeting like mad for weeks now as her song, “I Don’t Wanna Let You Go” was on the top of the Disney charts. Well now her song is officially out on iTunes.  Get it NOW!

ICYMI: My first interview for Entertainment Weekly‘s Community Section went live yesterday.  It was the latest interview with EP of Under the Dome, Jack Bender who reveals something quite cryptic about the second season. Check it out NOW!

Our Domies are shooting at Screen Gems Studios today, but they will be back running around Wilmywood the rest of the week.


Did you see the promo for Under the Dome during the UConn/Kentucky game last night?  Let’s just go ahead a geek out about whats to come! Brian K. Vaughan and Neal Baer talk season 2.  

johnschneiderHappy birthday to John Schneider! The NY born actor celebrates his 54th birthday today. John has been working in the film industry since the age of 8! He was in NC last year to play the role of “Paul Sharpe” in the 2014 film, Adrenaline.

AdrenalineAdrenaline was filmed in Wilmington, Jacksonville, Wallace, Rockingham and Supply and was directed by Joseph Quinn Simpkins, and produced by Del Baron. Adrenaline is a story of a drag racer’s life and recovery after a crash that almost kills him! John is best known for his work in the hit TV show Dukes of Hazard as “Bo Duke” and Smallville as “Jonathan Kent.”  Happy Birthday from Wilmywood, John!


LOOKING 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 Studios too!


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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!


Gregory Alan Williams Joins Cast of Secrets & Lies

charlesduttonThis just in: My sources have told me that one of our favorite actors that came into town for ABC’s Secrets & Lies has stepped down for health reasons. We wish the lovable Charles Dutton the best and a speedy recovery. Dutton was playing Ben’s (Ryan Phillippe) neighbor, Kevin. Hopefully he will return. While we send out lots of love to Dutton, we are virtually hugging Gregory Alan Williams who is now is in town to join the cast. He is no Greg Allanstranger to Wilmywood.  You have seen him on One Tree Hill, Heart of the Country and Adrenaline, but he is most known for Remember the Titans and Necessary Roughness. Greg, much like Charles, is a gentle and loving soul, according to many of his friends and so many who have worked with him on projects in the Southeast. So, welcome back to Wilmywood Greg!

Now with all that being said, all the details have yet to be confirmed.  I will keep you posted.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/11/2014 – An Interview With Bill Vassar (EUE/Screen Gems), Anthony Reynolds, CFIFF Deadlines and more.


Bill Vassar

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

Nikki Toscano

Nikki Toscano

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



Anthony Reynolds

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!!!


AdrenalineAdrenaline 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 to sign up! Have a blessed day and we hope to see you on set!”

werethemillersHappy Birthday to our We’re the Millers star, Jennifer Aniston!  She turns a fabulous 45!


FINAL DEADLINE APPROACHING!  The Cape Fear Independent Film Festival is accepting feature films and shorts in all genres.  Late Deadline is February 15, 2014.   The final WAB Extended Deadline is March 1st!   Don’t miss your chance to win a cash prize or one of 12 Film Awards. This year’s festival runs from May 1-4, 2014. SUBMIT YOUR FILM NOW


Feature and Pilot coming to NC, Max Steel hires LP, Sleepy Hollow 2, Full Belly Project.

Headshots 101: Casting Directors’ Pet Peeves

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/06/2014 – GOOD LAWD! Max Steel, Secrets Lies, Under the Dome, Steven Fiore and more!

Hank and Jed Sets Premiere Date for Doraleous & Associates

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:  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 – 01/03/2013 Max Steel, Sleepy Hollow Birthdays and More!

Max-SteelYay!  It’s already Friday!  That went fast, didn’t it?  Alright let’s get right to it.  What a week of banter about Max Steel.  Ready for the latest?  I am getting mixed messages from the lot.  Some are saying that Max Steel plans to open up offices Monday.  BUT to counter that, I heard, nope, it’s just a rumor.  I guess we’ll find out Monday if it is  indeed true.   I have a feeling it won’t be for at least another week and that they will be at Screen Gems.  Pure speculation on my part however.  They are opening offices this month.  I will let you know ASAP. Max Steel is shooting in both Wilmington and Connecticut.

Happy Birthday to cutie pie Nick Gonzalez, you know, Abbie’s Ex, Detective Luke Morales on Sleepy Hollow!  He turns 38 today!  Yay!  Happy Birthday to your face, my handsome buddy!


And speaking of Abbie, yep, say Happy Birthday to Nicole Beharie too!  She turns 29 today!  Oh but wait there’s more!  Tomorrow we can say Happy Birthday to Miss Jill Marie Jones!  Wow!  A triple threat! Happy Birthday Ladies!!’s Winners are out!  Congrats to Ichabod Crane aka Tom Mison is deemed “Best New Character of 2013.”


NC shot, Banshee was also a winner.  It was named the most underrated series of 2013.tscc3

Adrenaline_OuteachNCHow about a little update on NC shot Adrenaline! Producer Del Baron was excited yesterday and says he’s ready for an amazing 2014.  He said he is really looking forward to finishing production this spring.  As for a release date, Baron said there will be a “limited theatrical release in the US and select foreign markets.”  They are hoping for a summer release. They shot this family friendly flick in Wilmington, Jacksonville, Wallace, Rockingham and Supply. The star of the feature John Schneider, made the cover of  Outreach NC.  Check it out.  The article and pictures are from Rockingham.


UPComing events:

  • JAN 8 – The People’s Choice Awards are Wednesday, 9pm EST on CBS
  • JAN 9Variety’s upcoming Breakthrough of the Year Awards, at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Dean Norris will be on hand to accept the award for Under the Dome.
  • JAN 13 – Sleepy Hollow Episode 11 “Vessel” is that Monday, 9pm EST on FOX
  • JAN 15 – Encore Magazine’s Best of 2013: Voting ends that Wednesday VOTE NOW. (And it’s my birthday, too!)
  • JAN 20 – The epic Season Finale of Sleepy Hollow (Epi 12/13) a 2 hour action-packed ride which begins at 8pm EST!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks). Got Scoop?  Email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!