THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/14/2014 Wilmywood Love, Max, Tammy, How & Why and more.

It’s the day of love, so let’s LOVE on some Wilmywood shall, we!  What I am already loving is the top three stars cast all have a Wilmywood connection. Ryan Phillippe w/ I Know What You Did Last Summer, Natalie Martinez w/ Under the Dome and Juliette Lewis w/ Hick.  Who else that has stepped before the sands of Wrightsville Beach will grace us with their presence?

If you missed it in the last blog, check out Our Wilmywood Valentines, some adorable couples throughout the decades of movies and TV shot right here in Wilmington, NC.

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

Showrunner Neal Baer.  Photo Credit: Davis Pascua

The latest winter storm charged fiercely upon the South, making Atlanta shut down production for a few days.  However, the NC Film crew didn’t let the latest polar vortex stop them from getting things done Under the Dome, and there certainly is a lot to do.  The construction team is currently the busiest, rebuilding last season’s sets at EUE/Screen Gems Studios and from what I hear building some new ones.

Writer/Showrunner of Under the Dome, Dr. Neal Baer will be honored on Feb. 27 by City Year Denver for his contributions on health, education and other issues involving youth. “I am committed to finding ways to keep kids in school,” he told the Denver Post. Baer will screen his NC shot documentary about new approaches to education, “If You Build It,” during the event.  But that’s not all he said.  You know they had to deliver questions about Season 2 of Under the Dome.

Baer told the Denver Post, “It’s bigger, bolder than last season. In the first five minutes you see the demise of one character; two die in the first episode. No one is safe.”

AhnOReillyOur Sleepy Hollow Heads are beyond busy as they are bringing yet another show to television. Yesterday we reported, that Kurtzman and Orci is bringing a CW pilot entitled, IDENTITY to Charleston, SC.  The show will star Ahna O’Reilly, who is best known for her supporting role as Elizabeth Leefolt in the The Help and of course Fruitvale Station.  Ahnna nabs the lead role as Mia. READ ARTICLE NOW

Also, in case you missed it,the family adventure MAX (the war dog movie) will be shooting in the Charlotte area.  The CREW CALL is out:  Please email your resume and crew position in the subject line to: picture8productions@gmail.com  This family adventure film is inspired by true events and is produced by MGM StudiosSunswept Entertainment and Picture 8 Productions. READ ABOUT IT NOW

33rd Annual Young Artist AwardsJulia Sarah Stone, who is known for Vampire Dog (2012) and the most recent, The Killing (AMC), will join Michael Cera and John Hawkes in our Wilmywood FX pilot How and Why.  She wonThe Young Artist Award for Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Performer for The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011).  More details to come!

tammy-posterAnd now that we have seen the teaser trailer for TAMMY, take a look at the poster! (click to enlarge).

We are still having out little Tammy party, we had to push it to Saturday. We will be showing the EXTENDED trailer, a different one than the one on Youtube, so I still think it will be fun!  So come on out!  Post1200/Giant Culture will be playing the extended trailer in their screening room beginning Saturday at 6pm every half hour until 9pm and on Sunday from 11am -2pm.  CHECK FOR DETAILS ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.

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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!!

Sleepy Hollow’s Kurtzman/Orci Bringing CW Pilot to Charleston, SC

AhnOReillyOur Sleepy Hollow Heads are beyond busy as they are bringing yet another show to television.  This spring they will begin production on a pilot entitled, IDENTITY.  The show will star Ahna O’Reilly, who is best known for her supporting role as Elizabeth Leefolt in the The Help and of course Fruitvale Station.  Ahnna nabs the lead role as Mia.

STATUS: Pre-production, Production begins this Spring.
PRODUCER: Alex Kurtzman – Bob Orci – Heather Kadin – Rob Golenberg – Alon Aranya
STUDIOS: CBS for CW
WRITER/PRODUCER: Corinne Brinkerhoff
DIRECTOR: Gary Fleder
LP: Joseph Zolfo
CAST: Ahna O’Reilly

Brooklyn based public defender Mia (Ahna O’Reilly), a grounded, whip-smart but restless young woman , is shocked to learn that she needs a kidney transplant in the next few months or she will die. Deadline adds, “Her only living relative is a newfound half-brother from a wealthy and powerful family in Charleston, SC. She connects with the family only to find they’re the target of a CIA investigation, and the agency wants her as their newest informant. Her loyalty and morality are tested as she slowly builds a case against the family who saved her life.”

 

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

Happy Monday Wilmywood!  Lots of great news this morning!

Max_DoggieWell, it looks like not only will North Carolina see Max Steel, but we will also see, Max! Get ready dog lovers, here comes a family adventure from MGM Studios, Sunswept Entertainment and Picture 8 Productions.  This family adventure film is inspired by true events.

A Belgian Shepard Malinois military working dog returns from active service in Afghanistan traumatized by his handler’s death. Erratic and dangerous, Max is adopted by the bereaved family and bonds with the marine’s troubled 14-year old brother. Together they unravel the secret behind his brother’s death and pull a family together again.

BoazYakinAlthough we cannot confirm if it will shoot in Wilmington, we can say it will be NC proud.  Production begins May 5th and will wrap around June 20th.  Release date is set for 2015. Producing is Karen Rosenfelt (Percy Jackson / Twilight).  Writer/Director/EP is Boaz Yakin. This  is Yakin’s first family film since Remember The Titans. He most recently wrote Now You See Me, which our Sleepy Hollow buddies Kurtzman and Orci produced.

Do we have them to thank for bragging about North Carolina and bringing Max here? If that is the case, Now You See Me 2 begins production in September and we can all hope that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci bring that production here, too.

SEASON2And speaking our buddies, it looks like we can expect to branch out when it comes to the small town of Wilmington, aka Sleepy Hollow.  TV Guide reports that  the producers are ready to get Ichabod Crane out of his comfort  zone in season 2; not that he has been completely comfortable with new technology and Starbucks on every block.  “He’s been in this town the whole time and he’s adapted very well, but I’d like to see his reaction the first time he gets on an airplane,” Orci says. “We were joking that he thinks, ‘Oh, are we driving all the way there in this thing?’ And then the plane takes off. Imagine seeing the White House and all the stuff that he never got to see that are the fruit of his labor and his sacrifice. Things like that will blow his mind.” READ ARTICLE NOW

Continuing with ties and undecided locations, George Parra is working on the feature film Risk that is going to begin production this summer.  It would be nice to see him come back a third time as he produced two films here: A Good Old Fashion Orgy and The Squeeze.

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Max-SteelNow onto Max Steel, congrats to David Grace, he has been named Line Producer for Mattel’s flick, produced by Bill O’Dowd and Julia Pistor (Spiderwick Chronicles).  Writer is Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) Director: Stewart Hendler.

The story revolves around 16 year old Max McGrath (Ben Winchell) who discovers that he’s got a strange electric energy that emanates from him when he’s upset or excited, and it’s starts to grow beyond his control. With his scientist father dead and his mom Molly unwilling to talk about what really happened in the accident that killed him, Max is resigned to trying to fit in to yet another new school–where he finds himself attracted to the quirky, independent-minded Sydney (Ana Villafane) and develops a friendship with an old colleague of his dad’s, Miles Edwards. But the most startling thing that happens to Max is the arrival of a small, crab-like alien named Steel, whose memory may be faulty but who knows one thing for certain: he’s there to protect Max, and he’s been sent by Max’s father.

Nikki Toscano

Nikki Toscano

Moving on to another TV pilot.  CBS is bringing another pilot to North Carolina. Currently it is a Untitled Nikki Toscano Project written (and produced) by yes, Nikki Toscano (Revenge). They are currently set to begin production March 17th. Producer 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.  No word yet on whether this production will be in Wilmington.

REMINDER: “Hollywood East” panel, hosted by the New Hanover County Public Library is tonight at 6pm Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Road.

The panel includesg Bill Vassar (EUE ScreenGems), Johnny Griffin (Wilmington Film Commish),  Vanessa Neimeyer (NCasting),  and Terry Linehan (UNCW).  They will be talkin’ a little about everything.  This is not a rally for the incentives, but it will be a nice chance to chat with everyone.

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Plus, our friends from Basecamp Luxe will be on hand with one of the three Vintage Airstream trailers that are available for rent for TV/Film productions.  If you haven’t seen them, here’s your opportunity!  They are AWESOME!

post cardEnjoy a night of international cuisine inspired by the countries in which we work, the world beats of Axiom, and a wide array of both live and silent auction items from all over the world.  See our award-winning inventions, and learn more about our expanding mission to benefit rural communities around the world.

WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2014 6:00-10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Coastline Conference & Event Center, 501 Nutt St., Wilmington NC

ADMISSION: $50 in advance from http://www.thefullbellyproject.org or 910-452-0975

MORE: The Full Belly Project empowers rural communities by designing and distributing income-generating agricultural devices to improve life. We want to share our efforts in developing local businesses, increasing household incomes, combating hunger, and benefiting the environment.

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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 – 11/13/2013 Amandla Stenberg, Sleepy Hollow, Tales from the Darkside, Dance-A-Lorus, Brothers Olson

Amandla+StenbergGood morning Wilmywood!  I am so pleased to tell you that later today, I have an interview with the fabulous Amandla Stenberg.  At the moment she is working on Sleepy Hollow, playing Macey, Captain Irving’s daughter.  Her debut episode will be November 25th.  This 15 year old is beautiful inside and out.  Not only is she a gifted actress but she believes in giving back.  She will talk to us about her being a youth advocate for the No Kid Hungry Campaign.

Sleepy Hollow’s final numbers came in and The Midnight Ride adjusted up a tenth – 2.6 rating, 7 share, with a little over 7 million viewers.   And speaking of fabulous shows with fabulous writers and producers, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are teaming with author Joe Hill to “resurrect” one of my favorite shows from the 1980s – Tales from the Darkside!  How EXCITED are you! According to Vulture.com:

“The CW has been looking to develop a new take on the syndicated series for a while now, and with Hill, Kurtzman and Orci on board, the network has ordered a script for the project. The CW is also poised to move quickly on the project: If it likes the script, the network could air the reboot as soon as this summer. Like the original George A. Romero-created series, the new Tales episodes will be 30 minutes long, episodes will be self-contained and every minute will be designed to scare the hell out of viewers. Mitch Galin, Heather Kadin and Jerry Golod will also serve as exec producers on the project, with Hill writing the script.”  READ COMPLETE ARTICLE NOW! 

Oh and by the way, Joe Hill just happens to be the son of Stephen King. See the connection there?  The man who links our 2 hit shows together.  Now if they would shoot this in Wilmywood…

Dance-a-LorusIt’s here!  Day 1 of the 19th Cucalorus Film Festival, and as tradition goes it all kicks off with a dance/film samba, rhombus, cha-cha-cha! Filmmakers and choreographers unite to bring you Dance-A-Lorus, a one-of-a-kind event. Tonight, 7:00 PM at Thalian Hall’s Main Stage.  Then at 8pm, the Bellamy Mansion holds the opening night kickoff party.

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Obin and Amariah Olson

Obin and Amariah Olson

Our local boys, The Brothers Olson (Obin and Amariah) are returning to Wilmywood after a fun-fiilled week at AFM (American Film Market).  We know that their action/thriller Unknown Caller was well received and the details of the deal will be coming out shortly in either The Hollywood Reporter or IndieWire. I’ll keep you posted.  Make sure to stop by their facebook page and give them some major kudos!
stateslateATTENTION NC FILM LOVERS: Don’t miss this presentation about the future of film and the incentive at Cucalorus Film Festival this Thursday, Nov. 14 at Thalian Hall at 4pm.  State of the Slate: The Future of Film in North Carolina.  This special panel presented by Entertainment Partners at the 19th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival will highlight the Film and Television production incentives tax structure and production resources that have made North Carolina an evolving filmmakers destination.  GET ALL THE DETAILS NOW!

Also during Cucalorus, Post 1200 invites you to stop by their open house Thursday-Sunday.  And since our casting lady Vanessa Neimeyer just moved into her swanky office there, she is sharing in the celebration!  Her fun open house party will be this Friday from 10am-3:30pm.  So many stars have passed through Post 1200  for some post work and it was also the production office for Hallmark’s Christmas in Conway.  They will be doing some screenings and giving a tour of the facility along with some coffee and munchies!

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We’re the Millers’ DVD Release is 6 days away on Nov. 19th and to celebrate, we’re giving away a “We’re the Millers” T-shirt!  Subscribe to the blog to enter to win! If you are already subscribed, then you are already entered to win. Click on “Follow” at the bottom right of the blog to subscribe! (Giveaway date is 11/19)

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 .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY 10/17/2013 Danny McBride, Sleepy Hollow, The Squeeze, Cucalorus

dannyMcBride_KimmelDanny McBride was on Jimmy Kimmel last night.  Here they are talking about filming Eastbound and Down in Wilmywood with Marilyn Manson.  LISTEN NOW!

Congrats to Sleepy Hollow’s Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Alex Kurtzman and Mark Goffman.  They made the list in an article from The Hollywood Reporter “Power Showrunners: 10 to Watch for 2014”  READ IT NOW! SH_Headless

Attention, Sleepy Heads!  If you want to relive the first 5 episodes of the show, there will be a Sleepy Hollow Marathon on FX on October 26th beginning at 1pm EST.  (Yes it’s not a typo, FX not FOX)

JillianMurrayIf the GORGEOUS Jillian Murray and I can get our schedules aligned, we will have a chat on the Sunny Morning Show next week. She is currently working on The Squeeze.  Gather your questions over the weekend.  You know I love to ask your questions!  Email them to me! Put “Jillian Interview” in the subject line!  The Squeeze begins principal photography tomorrow!

Get ready for the Cucalorus MEAT n GREET Volunteer BBQ this Sunday at Jengos Playhouse. It’s a fun way for current and prospective volunteers to get more information about Cucalorus and meet others in the organization. Anyone is welcome to come. SEE DETAILS NOW  CUCALORUS

Also join in on the fun!  #Movealorus Instagram Video competition. Anyone can upload a video onto Instagram with their most fun, creative dance moves and tag it #Dancealorus and #Movealorus. The best video will win two free tickets to Dancealorus, Wed., Nov. 13 at Thalian Hall. Here’s the skinny on that  Deadline: Sunday, October 20th 11:59pm. Movies_NC 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 – 10/14/2013 Sleepy Hollow awakens the fans at NYCC

First HUGE numbers are in for Sleepy Hollow.  During the premiere week  of the 2013-2014 season (September 23-29), Sleepy Hollow topped the % adults 18-49 ratings increase from DVR viewing, adding 70% to its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 ratings.  Holy crap!  Amazing!  READ ALL ABOUT IT NOW!

Photo courtesy of Phillip Iscove

Photo courtesy of Phillip Iscove

With numbers like that you can understand why the Sleepy Hollow panel was the must attend event at the New York Comic Con yesterday. Panels ran throughout the con, but no one had a panel or an autograph line quite like Sleepy Hollow.  Co-Creator of the show, Phillip Iscove captured the moment. Wow!  That line is insane!  Thanks for the pic Phillip! Liz P. who runs the @TomMisonFans twitter account, was in attendance for none other than Sleepy Hollow.

I asked Liz to share her experience at this year’s con. “The highlights for me were mostly about Tom (of course).  The question was asked about how to play the comedic moments that he does so well — he said that he has to repress “the flouncing tart” in him that wants to ham it up.  It got a great laugh, especially when someone added that everyone in the audience was probably now googling “flouncing tart.”

@TomMisonFans @WilmywoodNC It was a HUGE room. Person Of Interest didn’t fill it, and The Following barely did, but mostly cuz everyone was there for SH!

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Photo courtesy of: Christine Ring

“Also I loved when people asked (a couple of times, I think), about “Ichabbie,” and he kept reminding them that he had a wife who was a witch, who probably wouldn’t appreciate him taking up with another woman.  They showed a rough cut of some new scenes, which were pretty amazing — lovely moments between Ichabod and Abbie, then some pretty crazy stuff happens.  The footage will be part of the November 4th episode, I think, which airs after a break for the World Series.  Not sure how I’m going to make it through that break, to be honest!!”

Yes, Liz, I think we can all relate!  Within that exclusive footage shown at NYCC was the two main women in Ichabod’s life will have to team up to try and save him from a new evil after he gets abducted. We learn that Katrina can also visit Abbie.  Katrina warns Abbie that the Headless Horseman is returning to Sleepy Hollow that night and only Ichabod can stop him.

So what was one of Liz’s favorite moments during Comin Con?  “Singing happy birthday to Katia,” she said.  “I wish we had heard a little more from Orlando, but we ran out of time.  He did get to talk a little about his really savvy use of social media – but would have loved to hear more about it and about his Capt. Irving.”

My other correspondent was Bryce Finchem.  He said more info was revealed about John Noble (Fringe).  We now know according to Alex Kurtzman & Len Wiseman, he will be playing a Sin-eater, a person/entity which will be crucial to Ichabod’s existence.

Couldn’t make it to the con?  No worries check out the panel discussion NOW!

Looking four episodes ahead, writer Jose Molina mentioned that they are working on Episode 9 and he shared a little tease about what’s to come. “If today’s writing session is any indicator, episode 1.09 is gonna be a 5-hankie event!”  Oh boy!

With all that being said, let’s focus on tonight’s episode (9pm EST, FOX) written by Melissa Blake. Here’s a sneak peek:

The Sleepy Folks shoot at Smith Creek Park today!

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 – 10/09/2013 – UTD Bonus Features, Sleepy Hollow heads to Comic Con and more.

Sleepy-Hollow-TitleThe ratings came out yesterday and although the numbers dipped slightly for Sleepy Hollow, they were still strong. The show was #1 in it’s time slot again, keeping 7.8 million viewers on the edge of their seats and falling off of it from laughter. Yolanda!!  Wanna see Fox’s Sleepy Hollow from the beginning?  WATCH THE FIRST 4 EPISODES NOW!

The Sleepyheads will be shooting downtown at The Graystone Inn this morning on S. 3rd St. The scene revolves around a break-in at a store and our heroes investigate.

nyccThis Sunday Sleepy Hollow heads to the New York Comic Con. Their Panel is from 2:45-3:45 PM on the Empire Stage 1-E

Who’s goin’? SLEEPY HOLLOW co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, director/co-creator/executive producer Len Wiseman, co-creator/supervising producer Phillip Iscove, executive producer Heather Kadin and series stars Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones and Katia Winter for a special exclusive sneak peek at an upcoming episode and Q&A panel discussion.  There will also be an autograph signing at 4pm.

UTD_DVDGetting excited about the upcoming release?  CBS’s Under the Dome, shot of course right here in Wilmywood, is available for pre-order and comes out November 5th on both DVD and Blu-Ray.  Blu-Ray has more bonus features, but DVD is more affordable.  What are those special features?  According to Paramount Home Entertainment’s press site, it’s got more than I thought it would, check out the list.

DVD:

  • Additional Scenes: Deleted Scenes
  • Featurette: Under The Dome: Filming the Pilot
  • Featurette: CBS Launch Promos
  • Featurette: Stephen King and “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: From Novel to Series”
  • Featurette: The World of “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: The First Season
  • Other: Joe’s Blog
  • Bloopers: Gag Reel

Blu-ray Disc:

  • Featurette: Stephen King Visits Big Jim’s Car Dealership
  • Featurette: Under The Dome: Filming the Pilot
  • Additional Scenes: Deleted Scene
  • Featurette: The Visual Effects of “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: CBS Launch Promos
  • Featurette: Stephen King and “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: From Novel to Series”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: Executing the Finale
  • Featurette: The Wilmington Pilot Premiere
  • Featurette: The World of “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: The First Season
  • Other: Joe’s Blog
  • Bloopers: Gag Reel

UTDPremiere062013_0362Yep Blu-ray has our premiere!!!  Amazon.com says it includes the interviews with cast members and creators, Mayor Saffo’s declaring June 24th “Dome Day,” and reactions to the gigantic success of the network premiere.

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!!