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 – 05/10/2013 – Perfect Summer, Tammy, Port City Pop Con and More

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Perfect SummerWell, I have to give a big thank you to a few news outlets for giving some kudos to the surfers.  Wednesday, a couple of surfers who were working on The Perfect Summer saved some people stuck in a bad rip tide.  See Cassie’s story here in the Star News.  This is nothing new, however.  If you spend your summer at the beach, you know our awesome surfers save lives every week, even more ofter than our lifeguards.  It’s just something they do.  They are always scanning the water.  They totally deserve the recognition.  The Perfect Summer, starring Eric Roberts, is shooting in Carolina Beach today.  They head over to Fort Fisher tomorrow.

Now moving on to Tammy.  Looks like Melissa Mc Carthy, Nat Faxon and Toni Collette will be shooting today on Nun St.  And speaking of Toni, another star sighting!  There was a HUGE buzz in the air at Whole Foods Wednesday around lunchtime.  Darcie reports two store employees were excitedly chatting about Toni Collette after one had just rang up her purchase.  Love it!

There’s going to be star sighting GALORE this weekend.  Not only due to all the stars filming, but POP CONNING as well.

deewallaceDozens of stars are here now and are gearing up for tonight as Day 1 of Port City Pop Con begins! Michael Biehn, Ernie Hudson, Dee Wallace, Margot Kidder, Camden Toy, Scott Grimes, Bob Guiney, Rob Wiethoff (John Marston RDD), Robbie Rist (Oliver, Brady Bunch).

Great line up!  I will definitely see you there!   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!