THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/10/2014 – Hank and Jed head to Boston, The Heart, Rick Catlin, Wilmywood B-days, Biggest Loser Winners.

by Sheila Brothers and April Vickery

Happy Thursday my loves!  Boy, what another great week.  Today our Domies will be back in New Hanover County. You will spot them on Kenwood Ave. as well as Castle St.  We had some local boys that got some good roles this week on Under the Dome.  Don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about it yet, so I will just say congrats!  You know who you are!!

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Yesterday, the big news came out about The Heart. They are coming to Wilmywood! And it looks like they will be in pre-production beginning in May.

Kristen WiigIndian Paintbrush Productions is making this comedy and it will star Kristen Wiig, Sam Rockwell as well as Allison Janney (who was just here for Tammy).   Kristen will star as a cash-strapped woman who agrees to transport black market organs with a man she just met, to be played by Sam.  The writer/director Nat Faxon is no stranger to Wilmington as he has family here.

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ncfilmCan we please give a standing ovation to Betsy Jordan who is running AGAINST Rep. Rick Catlin (R-District 20) who is not our film friend.  Betsy had much to say after she reviewed his review for the impact study that was released last week.  I got 3 words for Betsy: YOU GO GIRL!    READ NOW

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(L to R)Tony Schnur, Nate Panning, Jon Etheridge, Brent Triplett, Bryan Mahoney

Our local boys Hank and Jed Movie Pictures are on their way to Boston for PAXEast, one of the largest gaming conventions on the East coast.  The convention sold out in four hours!  They were invited by Plantronics Gaming to be the stars of their booth for the weekend.  Their animated comedy series, Battlefield Friends, which derived from the characters in the game Battlefield 3, is the top show on Machinima’s sub-channel, Happy Hour. The Hank and Jed team announced that the premiere of Season 4 of Battlefield Friends will be on April 41st.  Go figure! I will be following them around all weekend, so I will keep an eye out for the fun on the Battlefield Friends FB page, which has already cleared 121,000 fans!

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Today let’s celebrate some Wilmington film crew members for their entrepreneurship and some cast members’ birthdays!

dukeBBQLet’s talk about something very important here in the south. BBQ! You like BBQ? Well, Wilmywood has the place for you! Duke’s Old South BBQ in Leland on Village Rd.! Duke’s secret recipes that have been in the south for generations. If you get a chance to stop in at Duke’s please have the pit cooked pulled pork and be sure to say hello to husband-and-wife team David and Bo McCall.  David is lending his architectural skills to the set design team of the upcoming FX pilot How and Why .

wonderSpeaking of local and delicious! It’s Wilmington Film Crew Member, Andy Krish!  Haha! And let’s not forget about his amazing rub, 8th Wonder Spice Blend! 8th Wonder combines 17 natural ingredients, including cocoa and coffee to create a unique, full-bodied seasoning that compliments all foods. All natural! 8th Wonder Spice originated in Wilmington, NC and is sold in grocery and specialty stores throughout southeastern, NC!

WUIW_longThe Biggest Loser Season 16 auditions are this Saturday in Charlotte and the show graciously gave us five front of the line passes to give away!  We had A LOT of entries, so after a random drawing here are the winners who get to skip the wait!

Erin Kidwell
Tarron “Bamm Bamm” Coalson
Nikki Muncy
Krystal Wilson
Sheila Alston

He was once known simply as the “wild eyed guy” on MADtv and the 7-Up “Up Yours” guy but these days, Orlando Jones is a household name. A name I’m sure many people will be tagging Twitter posts today to say “Happy Birthday” to Sleepy Hollow‘s own “Captain Frank Irving.”  Did you know that not only has Orlando been in over 30 films in his career, that he is also credited s_rg_fsborlando0910_with some video game voiceover action as well? He is a father, a husband and a producer, writer and director. Don’t wait until Sleepy Hollow returns to Wilmywood in May,  follow Orlando on Twitter  and tell him today! Happy birthday from the Sleepyhead HQ!!  P.S. FREE FRANK!

dean-norris-64th-annual-primetime-emmy-awards-02Big shout out to Wilmywood domie, Dean Norris who turns 51 today! We all know Mr. Norris as “Big Jim” the power loving local crazy man of Chester’s Mill and if you follow him on Twitter, you can see that he’s quite the larger than life man outside of the dome too!

This SAG award winner and Harvard grad with the charismatic smile has been in over 30 films and too many TV shows to count! (I don’t have enough fingers and toes!) Wilmywood has gotten to know Mr. Norris over the course of the UTD series and couldn’t be happier to know that he’s here to celebrate his birthday with us. I’m SURE the Twitter feed on this birthday celebration will be something we won’t want to miss.  “Hey, Dean!  F*** You, Buddy!  Happy Birthday!”

shannonRippyStill no sign of film industry friend Shannon Rippy. They searched all day again yesterday, knocking on doors and posting flyers.  If you can help, please visit this FB page Search Team for Shannon Rippy (Van Newkirk)

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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!

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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: Kristen Wiig flick ‘The Heart’ comes to Wilmywood in May!

Kristen WiigIndian Paintbrush Productions has deemed Wilmywood their home for the comedy, The Heart which stars Kristen Wiig, Sam Rockwell as well as Allison Janney (who was just here for Tammy).   Kristen will star as a cash-strapped woman who agrees to transport black market organs with a man she just met, to be played by Sam.  They plan to go into pre-production in May! The writer/director Nat Faxon is no stranger to Wilmington as he has family here.

 

About The Heart:
STATUS: In Development
PRODUCER: Steven Rales, Mark Roybal, Kevin J. Walsh, Nora Skinner
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
LP: Kevin Halloran
CAST: Kristen Wiig, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney
Wiig will star as a cash-strapped woman who agrees to transport black market organs with a man she just met, to be played by Rockwell.

 

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/03/2014 – Age of Miracles, The Heart, Sleepy Hollow, Loomis Fargo, Bolden and Way More!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/03/2014 – Age of Miracles, The Heart, Sleepy Hollow, Loomis Fargo, Bolden and Way More!

Happy Thursday my loves!  What a whirlwind yesterday, huh?  Well, guess what?  Here comes some more! AND NOW IT’S TIME FOR [INSERT BILLOWING ECHO-Y VOICE] RUUUUMMOOOORS FROM THE LOT!

sleepy-hollow1SLEEPY HOLLOW will be bringing more monsters, IchAbbie and perhaps Yolanda to the fans.  Rumor has it there will be more episodes this season, as many as 18.  I will be speaking with Orlando soon, and hopefully he will get us some more deets.

BoldenMore news about BOLDEN!  Looks like the indie flick will be opening offices again very soon.  THEY MEAN IT THIS TIME! Though they do not have an official schedule yet,  I heard they will resume production at the end of the summer/early fall.  AND I heard there offices are all the way out in Rocky Point.  Crazy, right?  No word yet who will be replacing Anthony Mackie for the lead role.  And who knows, maybe he will come back to the project…we will find out soon enough.

Kristen WiigThe indie flick, THE HEART from Indian Paintbrush Productions is coming to North Carolina.  Now, I know they have been checking us out here in Wilmywood, but I cannot confirm they will be filming here…yet!  Regardless, North Carolina will see a great cast!  Kristen Wiig, Sam Rockwell and we would welcome back Allison Janney! Wiig will star as a cash-strapped woman who agrees to transport black market organs with a man she just met, to be played by Rockwell. They want to get started ASAP, so we should know the rest of the details and exact location VERY soon!  Producing is Steven Rales, Mark Roybal, Kevin J. Walsh and Nora Skinner.  Nat Faxon & Jim Rash are writing and directing.

Zach GalifianakisUNTITLED ARMORED CAR PROJECT (aka LOOMIS FARGO) has named their Line Producer. It’s our LP from SAFE HAVEND. Scott Lumpkin.  He will be heading our way after he finishes up on THE BEST OF ME in Louisiana. And I am not sure who I am more excited about  coming back to North Carolina, Owen and Zach or Producer Lorne Michaels!  North Carolina is a greenlight, waiting for final confirmation about Wilmington, but my multiple sources insist it will be here.

Catherine-hardwickeLast night, one of my rumors from yesterday morning got a confirmation.  AGE OF MIRACLES will be indeed shooting in North Carolina, now I am waiting for a Wilmywood confirmation. I do know Wilmington was in the finals for them.  Hopefully, I will have that by the end of the day.  We shall see!

sofia-vergaraFor about a month now I’ve heard from three different sources the mention of BIG SEXY, but no one knew much about it.  Seriously, they would say ‘I am hearing Big Sexy’ and I was like, ‘what about it?’ and they were like, ‘I dunno.’  Well, I found out yesterday that it’s a feature from Red Granite Pictures and it stars Sofia Vergara and Pierce Brosnan. I have no idea if this will shoot here, but keep your ears peeled cuz that name keeps popping up.  If you hear anything, lemme know!

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Now moving on to what’s shooting.  Both UNDER THE DOME and RED ZONE are shooting on the sound stages today.  But this will be RED ZONE‘s final fun day as tonight they will cry out, “That’s a wrap!”

JewishFilmFestREMINDER: The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival takes the stage tonight, and then again on Saturday and Sunday.   Four films by Israeli, French and Czech filmmakers will be shown at Thailian Hall on the main stage.

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After Thursday’s and Saturday’s showings there will be a dessert reception catered by Angie’s Catering. Sunday’s festivities will include a full reception between shows. Sunday shows begin at 3:30pm. Wilmywood film goers are encouraged to arrive as early on Sunday to enjoy the food and fun. The event will be one full of crowd pleasing and heartfelt films by very talented artists.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling the Thalian Hall Box Office at (910) 632-2285. For the line-up of titles check out the Facebook Event Page HERE.

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 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.  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!!

TAMMY Trailer Out – WATCH IT NOW!

Well, I guess this all worked out.  Post 1200/Giant Culture has lost power with the storm.  We had to move the event to Saturday.  And just as we made that decision, this popped up!  So yay!  I guess we can all see it now.   Plus, this Saturday we will be showing the EXTENDED trailer, a different one than the one on Youtube, so still think it will be fun!

Post1200/Giant Culture will be playing the extended trailer in their screening room beginning Saturday at 6pm every half hour and on Sunday from 11am -2pm.

Tammy was shot here in Wilmywood last summer and stars Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Gary Cole, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janneyand the rest of the crew.

ABOUT TAMMY: Tammy, who was recently fired from a Toppy Jacks fast food restaurant, returns home only to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbor. She quickly packs her necessities, and travels down three houses to her parent’s home. Upon denied use of her mom’s car to drive to Niagara Falls, she quickly resorts to an “ailing” grandmother, who also lives in the home…Only instead of traveling alone, Grandma Pearl wants in on the road trip. After realizing Grandma Pearl has the funds, they hit the road. Pearl soon proves to be quite the alcoholic despite her diabetes, and Tammy quickly turns into the “baby-sitter.” From finding love in a bar to robbing a Toppy Jack’s in order to bail Pearl out of jail,the quirky adventure will have you finding yourself riding along for the misadventures of Tammy.  Source: IMDb

Wilmywood’s First Look at Tammy

Giant Culture and The Wilmywood Daily present: Wilmywood’s First Look at Tammy

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Here’s your chance to be one of the first to see the official trailer for the Wilmywood shot comedy, Tammy.  This Thursday join the folks at Giant along with The Wilmywood Daily as we get a sneak peek at the antics that ensue with Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Gary Cole, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney and the rest of the crew.

Open to the public, admission is free, but seating is limited and is first come, first seated.

IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING, VISIT: FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

DATE: Thursday, February 13, 2014

TIME: Screening times are at 7pm, 7:15pm and 7:30pm.

LOCATION: Giant Culture / Post 1200 – 1200 N 23rd St. Suite 209 (across from EUE/Screen Gems)

Please enjoy Giant’s 100% organic coffees, teas, salads, sandwiches and other goodies.

Giant  – Cinema, Coffee, Culture – Open Daily 6am-10pm

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ABOUT TAMMY: Tammy, who was recently fired from a Toppy Jacks fast food restaurant, returns home only to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbor. She quickly packs her necessities, and travels down three houses to her parent’s home. Upon denied use of her mom’s car to drive to Niagara Falls, she quickly resorts to an “ailing” grandmother, who also lives in the home…Only instead of traveling alone, Grandma Pearl wants in on the road trip. After realizing Grandma Pearl has the funds, they hit the road. Pearl soon proves to be quite the alcoholic despite her diabetes, and Tammy quickly turns into the “baby-sitter.” From finding love in a bar to robbing a Toppy Jack’s in order to bail Pearl out of jail,the quirky adventure will have you finding yourself riding along for the misadventures of Tammy.  Source: IMDb

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/08/2013

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I took a detour yesterday after attending the Home Again reveal (see previous blog post) and got to visit the set of Tammy.  I can tell you its got a nice energy.  We have some great local crew working on this one.  Today, they are back on Nun St.  What megastar is  in town and ready to shoot this morning?  Susan Sarandon!!  Yep, she’s here and she joins Melissa McCarthy and Allison Janney on set today!

tonysilvagniA big congrats to everybody’s favorite, local, world champion surfer Tony Silvagni.  He is officially Eric Roberts‘ surf double in the movie The Perfect Summer.  They began at sunrise this morning.   (FYI: Tony’s got an AMAZING surf school). Wilmington’s own, Swirl Films is producing this one.

Here’s some pics from this morning shoot!

Now let’s go Under the Dome!  They will be filming up in Burgaw today.  We have received a special treat from the folks at CBS.  Check out this Sneak Peek that was released this week.

Under The Dome premiers Monday, June 24 at 10/9c.

You have today and tomorrow only to see Arthur Newman in theaters, so make your plans to head to Carmike Cinemas for this limited release!  (check yesterday’s blog post for showtimes).

Port City Pop Con is THIS weekend at the Wilmington Convention center.  Get your tickets now!  Meet cast members of The Walking Dead, Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson, Dee Wallace, Margot Kidder, Noah Hathaway (Atreyu in the Neverending Story), Hank and Jed Movie Pictures (creators/cast members of Battlefield Friends and Doraleous & Associates) and so many more!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/07/2013 – Tammy, Homeland 3, Port City Pop Con, CFIFF

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Lots of little tidbits today!  Let’s start with where the stars will be today.  The fabulous folks Under the Dome are back on the lot today.  The Perfect Summer will be in Carolina Beach today.  FYI they are looking for EXPERIENCED surfers for their upcoming beach scenes being filmed in Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach.  Please submit a current photograph, age, contact information & wardrobe sizes to: perfectsummerextras@gmail.com with the subject SURFER.

Tammy is already under way this morning along Nun St.  Allison Janney makes her way to set today. Folks who were involved in yesterday’s shoot at Two Fat Ladies gave glowing reports about their experience on set.  Kristin shares about her husband’s time on set.   “He had a blast filming today and Friday.  He said Melissa McCarthy was so nice and hilarious. He sometimes found it hard to keep a straight face while filming.  She thanked everyone at the end if the day. Class act!”

"Crystal Head Vodka"The highlight of the day, however, took place at the ABC store down the street.  No, I am not kidding!  Dan Aykroyd headed to the liquor store and signed bottles of his Crystal Head vodka.  Yep, Glenn was lucky to get his hands on one! She also gave major praise (well -deserved) to the extras casting director Marty Siu.  People are going to have fun filming on Tammy with such great people.  To get in on the action visit the extras casting page.  They will be hiring over 2000 folks for this film!

Let’s also give a quick nod to the filming going on west of us!  Homeland 3 is just about ready to roll in a couple of weeks.  They are back in North Carolina, mainly in the Charlotte/Concord area. You can find all the Extras Casting opportunities here for ‘Homeland 3,’ as well as ‘Careful What You Wish For’ and ‘Banshee

Locally shot Safe Haven is hitting Blu-ray and DVD today. Although the film wasn’t released worldwide, it still managed to make a decent amount, pulling in over $71 million at the US box office.

You only have three more days to catch Arthur Newman (Colin Firth, Emily Blunt) at Carmike Cinemas in Wilmington.  It runs now  through Thursday, May 9th.  Showtimes daily are: 12:45pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:25pm.

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Finally, not only are we counting down the days until Port City Pop Con happening this weekend at the Wilmington Convention Center, but they have partnered with the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival which starts a day sooner (this Thursday)!  For this year’s line-up and to purchase tickets, visit CFIFF’s web site now!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Until then, that’s a wrap!