THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/04/2016 -More Cast Revealed for SIX, Premiere Party tonight, and more.

WILMYWOOD MOVIE PREMIERE

THE CHOICE premiers everywhere this Friday, however many of the Wilmington peeps who worked on the flick are going to see it tonight at 7pm at Mayfaire’s Regal Cinemas!  And yes, you are invited to join in on the fun!

NC FILM GRANT CASH

As you know TNT’s Good Behavior and History Channel’s SIX will both film in Wilmywood, but how much of the grant did they get? Together, the NC Film Office says they are expected to have direct in-state spending of more than $57 million while creating approximately 2,900 job opportunities in the state.

Good Behavior is eligible for a grant amount of up to $6,603,003.
SIX is eligible for a grant amount of up to $7,215,671.

ADDITIONAL CAST FOR SIX:

Barry SloaneDeadline reports Revenge alum Barry Sloane landed the role of John “Bear” Graves, the recently appointed leader of Seal Team Six, a group of elite soldiers who take on the most high-risk military special ops missions in the world. This Brit will be making his way from across the pond later this month.

EdwinHodgeAlso cast in SIX is Edwin Hodge. You might’ve seen him in Chicago Fire or perhaps The Purge. Hodge will take on the role of Robert Chase III, one of the seals-in-training being considered for Ortiz’s replacement. He completes challenges quickly but makes a few rookie mistakes.

These two handsome gentlemen joins previously cast Dominic Adams and Juan Pablo Raba.

REALITY & DIY SHOWS

HGTV is bringing Hunting Vintage Television Series to Wilmywood for a couple of weeks.  You might spot them in the downtown area, on Wrightsville Ave. and on Country Club Road beginning on Febraury 8th.

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UNCW Alum Jordan Sasser made it through another round on American Idol last night.

NC CREW MEMBER BENEFIT

The extremely loved local stunt woman Tina Wanner is battling cancer. A very rare type of ureter and renal cancer. So rare, in fact, that her doctor is calling it the “Tina Wanner Cancer.”

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There is a Tina Wanner Benefit Concert coming up on Saturday, March 5th.  If you can’t make, you can still donate. SEE DETAILS NOW: FACEBOOK INVITE

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WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/13/2013 – VIP Afterglow, Bob Guiney, Scott Grimes,Tammy, and more

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What a mixed weekend!  Great times were had during the Port City Pop Con.  A HUGE thank you to Mike Roberts for putting on the event with stars everywhere! They were so kind and just about all of them said the same about Wilmington.  “Everyone is so nice here”!  Yeah, we know, that’s one of the reasons why we choose to live here! The Con included VIP meet n greets and a VIP Afterglow at the Calico Room downtown.

GuineyandGrimesThe highlight of the VIP party had to be Bob Guiney and Scott GrimesGuiney and Grimes put on an amazing duo acoustic performance.  We had Dee Wallace  and Ernie Hudson in the front of the crowd completely enjoying the performance.  FYI – they are the sweetest people in the world!  I really hope I get to stay in touch with those folks. Make sure you check out today’s podcast, I have a clip from Saturday night at the Calico Room on Front Street.  They also performed their original, “I’m Goin Home”  It’s a great song and is available for FREE on Sound Cloud!

The news of NBC’s Revolution moving to Austin, TX got some people down this weekend, and some outraged, blaming it on the politicians.  While I can appreciate the spirit and love for NC Film, I can tell you, they didn’t move for that reason.  The storyline is moving and with that so do the locations.  I will definitely miss the cast, but I believe it is not necessarily a bad thing.  This gives room for productions that were pushed back to come to ILM sooner as crew members become available to them.  All my NC Film industry peeps, I would love to hear your thoughts about my take on it.  Lemme know what you think by commenting below!

Now moving on to the productions that are still here.  The Perfect Summer welcomes American Idol’s Jason Castro to his first day on set!  They will be at Aussie Island Surf Shop in Wrightsville Beach.  Jason plays a laid back surf shop owner.

Under the Dome is still in Burgaw and Tammy is back on Nun St. again today!  Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Toni Collette will be on set.

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 – 04/22/2013 – Perfect Summer, Tammy, Vampire Diaries, Revolution

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***BREAKING FILM NEWS:

Commissioners unanimously approve the resolution in support of the film and television industry.

Read the full report from the Star News’ Ashley Withers

Sydney PennyThe local boys of Swirl Films are bringing yet another movie to ILM. “The Perfect Summer” heads to the beaches of Wilmington.  So far, they have casted Jason Castro (American Idol’s Season 7’s top five contestant) and Sydney PennyDaytime Emmy-nominated actress best known for the roles on the soap operas All My Children and The Bold and the Beautiful..  The casting is not yet complete for supporting roles, but they will be making a decision rather quickly as production begins in two weeks.

If you would like to be a part of this project and you’ve got surfing skills, they would love to see you. NCasting is look for ages 16-25 for the upcoming TV movie.  SURFERS ONLY head to the Swirl Film offices this Wednesday from 12pm-5pm located at 411 Landmark Drive in Wilmington.  Other opportunities to be part of this production will open up shortly.  I will let you know when I get the details in.

Toni Collette(United States of Tara/The Sixth Sense) joins the star-studded cast of Tammy.  Marty Siu Casting is looking to hire her stand-in.  She is 5’8. If you are an experienced stand-in, similar in look, & local to the Wilmington area, please email asap at: Tammyextras@gmail.com with the subject title “Toni Stand-in”. Pay rate is $125.00/10.

There are still positions for stand-ins for Susan Sarandon(5’7)  and Kathy Bates(5’3) was well.

In other Tammy news (excellent news for folks right here in Wilmington), First off, Melissa McCarthy is already in town, so be on the lookout for this fabulous lady! Second, the big budget film was originally scheduled to shoot 7 wks in Wilmington and 1 wk in Charlotte.  Well, it looks like Wilmington has everything they need, so they will stay right here in the Wilmington and the surrounding areas for the entire 8 weeks!   We can thank the location scouts for that!  We love you!

We are going to have to wait another week when when it’s time for the season finale of Revolution.   According to Nellie Andreeva of DeadlineTV, NBC has opted not to “double pump Revolution following the pre-emption of last week’s episode for a news special on the Boston bombings. Since the series had been slated for an originals-only run, the second-season finale, previously scheduled for May 27, will now air a week later, on Monday, June 3rd.”

And lastly, a big congratulations to local boy, Raymond Scott Parks, who was cast in Vampire Diaries.  He plays the evil Silas!  You can catch him in Season 4, Episode 19 as he makes his entrance in the very last scene of the episode, “Pictures of You.”  And that is only the beginning, Scott will be in many more episodes to come!  Woo Hoo!  Great job Scott!  Here’s a clip from Celebified that talks about his role! 

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.  Got scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Until then, that’s a wrap!