THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/07/2014 Under the Dome, Max Steel, Secrets & Lies, MTV and More

We made it to Friday Folks!  Sing it with me!  I’m never gonna look back.  Woah, never gonna give it up. No, please don’t wake me now. Oo-o-o-o-o-o. This is gonna be the best day of my life!  Thank you American Authors!  Okay, let’s do this!

secretsLiesSecrets & Lies stays tucked away in the Futch Creek area for one more day, then they finally move from the Porter’s Neck location on Monday and heads to the YMCA (Did you sing it in your head, too?).  A little pool time for the day.  And please let me point out, they have about 100 crew members (Film=Jobs) and they are renting a local location (Revenue for a great non-profit). Thank you ABC!

under-the-dome-cbsThe Under the Dome folks head to Currie today, but we will see them back in the Brooklyn Arts District this coming Monday.  Again, 100 crew members (Film=Jobs), Private lot rentals, Base Camp location rental, and off duty police officers hired for traffic control (supplemental income). $$$ Thank you CBS!


From Marty Siu Casting: UNTITLED NIKKI TOSCANO PROJECT: Still looking for a few more “sideline football players”. Please see post below for details. ALSO: We’re now accepting submissions for extras to portray ASSISTANT COACHES, TEAM TRAINERS, and REFEREES during our football scenes on March 13 & 14th. These will be night shoots and I need folks with knowledge of the game. Please submit your photo, email, ph#, height,weight, & clothing sizes to: with the proper heading for your submission.

Jason Mott

And a lil FYI, the folk who run UTD Radio, have a new channel Resurrection Revealed. They have an interview with the series creator for ABC’s Resurrection Aaron Zelman on today’s podcast episode.  This is the show that is based on the book by our Bolten, North Carolina writer Jason Mott (pictured)!  The ABC show premieres THIS Sunday!  LISTEN TO INTERVIEW NOW

Paul Hannah

Remember when we talked about this last week?  Overflow Entertainment is taking The Sin Seer to two states.  North Carolina and Louisiana. The story involves Rose Ricard who has been given a very special gift by God — the ability to see the sin a person carries in their soul.  Producing is Angela White.  Paul Hannah (pictured) is the writer/director.   The production is for BET. Production starts at the end of April.

Congrats to Vanessa Neimeyer as she will be doing some casting on The Sin Seer AND there are A LOT of speaking roles for this flick!  So get ready for some local hires actors!   Check her latest status update on her NCasting FB page!  She’s got all the deets: the character breakdowns and specific instructions.

MAXSTEEL_CASTEarlier in the week I told you Max Steel has indeed opened offices.  Interviews are getting set up and they plan on shooting at the end of the month.  Max Steel stars Ben Winchell as Max and Anna Villafane as Sydney Gardner.  Production for this Mattel live-action feature film begins at the end of the month!  More casting news to come soon!


The 23rd MTV Movie Awards Nominees have been released and NC Film is lookin’ good!  We are in nine categories!  SEE THE NC FILM NOMINEES NOW

Finally, please help me in welcoming April Vickery on board here as a contributor for The Wilmywood Daily.  She has already completed her first assignment.  I think she has a great voice in her narrative and we are so excited to have her on board!  Congrats April!  We already LOVE you! READ HER POST NOW

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!


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

Wow!  Such an amazing week for BREAKING casting news. Yep, last week was the quiet before the storm.  I have blogged all damn day and night monitoring all the media outlets and doing some major snooping around with my own sources.  So, basically, I haven’t slept in days!  I have GOT to hire some staff!  Okay, so, let’s review what we have so far and put it together in one blog. Damn, I need a nap!

SecretsLies_CastABC’s SECRETS AND LIES  – Ryan Phillippe signed the dotted line yesterday and now he is a done deal.  Just after that announcement came one that made us go Hmmmm.  Natalie Martinez is playing leap frog with the networks. Martinez will play the character Jess, the child’s devastated mother.  Secrets & Lies centers on a house painter and family man (Phillippe) who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young boy when he finds the body while out on a morning run. He must find the real murderer to clear his name and save his marriage, his reputation and any chance of having a normal family life again. If you remember EP Neal Baer said earlier last month, that two of our favorite characters on Under the Dome won’t live to see episode two. Now with that being said, if Natalie is joining the cast of ABC’s Secrets & Lies, could “Linda” be the one of the two that won’t live to see another episode?? Hmmmmm….  WAITING ON CASTING CHOICES FOR  16-year-old Natalie, 12-year-old Abby, Ben’s wife, Christy.

UTD_CASTCBS’S UNDER THE DOME SEASON 2 – The 18-year-old newbie actress Grace Victoria Cox  will recur as the mysterious and beautiful Melanie, who catches the eye of Joe (Colin Ford). Eddie Cahill CSI: New York has been cast as Big Jim’s brother in law, Sam, who is the “crazy drunk” who lives in the woods!   Also, Karla Crome (Misfits) joins the enclosed gang!  Crome will play Rebecca, the beautiful school teacher who we’ve been talking about.

MAXSTEEL_CASTMATTEL’S MAX STEEL – Open Road will release domestically in 2015. Atlanta boy, Ben Winchell will take on the lead role of Max McGrath.  He’s best known for his roles in Lifetime’s Pregnancy Pact, as well as Dixon in season 3 of A.N.T. Farm (Disney) and Eric in season 2 of Necessary Roughness (TNT). Ana Villafane will play Max’s love interest, Sydney Gardner.  She’s an up-and-coming Latina actress and singer from Miami, Florida.  Villafane is best known for her starring role in Anchor Bay’s 2012 release Hiding playing a protected witness relocated from New York City to Montana.  Also, in this flick was Jeremy Sumpter who we just had here working on The Squeeze.



CREW MEMBERS: Hunter Ingram from the Star News is writing an article about Wilmington crew members who produce our fabulous TV shows and films. Those people who work project to project. He wants to know what you do in their off time, how many months a year do you have to work, how you choose projects, etc.. With the incentive talk only getting louder, he figured this could be a nice feature to work on.  So, if you are interested in being part of this article, you can email or call Hunter at 910-343-2327.

STEVENUniversal Publishing Artist Steven Fiore will be appearing live at Post 1200’s Giant Culture this Friday evening. It all begins at 7pm.  This will be an “Austin City Limits” style setting. On the east coast from Los Angeles to work with Art Garfunkel – Steven will captivate the audience the same way he has caught the attention of artists like Kate Vogel, Keith Urban, Alison Krauss and Jason Castro. Regional favorite Howie Day has also used Steven’s music. 5$ seats will sell fast! Buy online with no fees!  BRING YOUR OWN BEER OR WINE & PAY A CORKING FEE!


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 – 12/11/2013 Max Steel Tests For Lead Roles, Times Like Dying, A Holiday Party and more!

Let the testing begin!  We’ve got a few choice actors and actresses fighting for two top notch roles in the upcoming flick, Max Steel, soon to be shot here in Wilmywood.  Of course, the top spot is Max himself.  And as for the female role, The Tracking Board reports it is currently listed as “undisclosed.”

MaxSteel Test

Anyhow, from left to right, here are the contenders ladies and gentleman!  (“Prisoners”, “Lost”),   (“Necessary Roughness”), and Noah Silver (“The Borgias”) are testing to play Max. For the undisclosed female role both  (“Parenthood”, “Ironside”) and  (“The Nine Lives of Chloe King”, “The Gates”) are in the running.  Who do you think will be heading to Wilmywood?

An Indiegogo campaign had begun for the short film Times Like Dying.  Lemme just say, they had me at Evan Vetter, who is in my personal top 5 favorite filmmakers in Wilmington.  Of course he’s is teaming up with some other very loved filmmakers as well: Shon Blotzer, Anthony Reynolds and Parrish Stikeleather.  You’re money will be very well spent with these guys involved.  So, spot them a 5 or so.  You will be glad you did! Times Like Dying is a 20-minute narrative short film set in the Post-Civil War South involving a man named Percy Dixon and his brothers who are stuck with no good options. They are facing the loss of their family farm and backed into a corner. They decide the only way to save their livelihood is to rob a bank. After the robbery, the Dixon clan become separated, but rendezvous at a small farm where they have a chance encounter with a lawman who has seen better days. Over the course of the night, the truth of their actions is discovered. Loyalties are tested. Hostages are taken. Surviving the night begins to outweigh saving the farm. tscc3 E_EtcThe Eclectic Etc. is having their Grand Opening/Holiday Party this Saturday night from 6:00pm-9:00pm. There will be Live Jazz music as well as lite bites.  All ages welcome. The store is one of many vendors for the film industry. Filmmaker Erica Dunton will be in attendance as she has joined The Eclectic Etc. selling clothing and accessories that have been used in previous movies like The 27 Club,to.get.her and much more.  Come meet her and others within the Screen Gems family!!! (831 South Kerr Avenue. Call 910-395-9979 for details.)  CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK INVITEkeepnc

Don’t be confused, yes there is a second petition for you to sign.  They decided we should have a petition that focused strictly on ending the sunset.  I agree, so yes you have one more petition to sign, but as you know it only takes 20 seconds or less to do so!  SIGN PETITION NOW! BEST_OF_2014_VoteEncore is doing the “Best of” issue. Only two more days to nominate your favorites! Remember The Wilmywood Daily for “BEST BLOG!” Nominations end December 12th! Make sure you vote for “Favorite Filmmaker” whoever you love here in Wilmywood.  We got a lot of incredible local filmmakers in this town! They are all on page 3 under “arts, entertainment and media.” NOMINATE NOW!

 Shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop! Deadline for orders to arrive before Christmas is set for December 13. 2 DAYS LEFT!  SHOP NOW!


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