WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 07/18/2013 Emmy Noms for NCFilm, Sleepy Hollow Casting Call, Under the Dome Season 2 and more.

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The Emmy nominations are in and here is where NC Film shines!

HUGE congratulations to Craig and Lisa Fincannon for getting nominated for  Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series: Homeland!!  Woo Hoo!!  Wilmywood is so proud!

NBC’s Revolution was nominated for stunt coordination for the episode “Nobody’s Fault But Mine.” Congrats to Jeff Wolfe!!

Also up for an Emmy, and I love the way Jeff Hidek from the Star News put it, “The Georgia-filmed episode of #Revolution battles an NC-filmed episode of #Banshee in a visual effects category.”

More  details are circulating about Season 2 of Under the Dome.  Rumor has it, they will be telling the crew at the end of the month.  Now I am curious to know if they will indeed continue the Summer trend or bring it back sooner.  The show is so hot, I dunno if the fans can wait for 10 months for more!  But we will find out soon enough!  The crew will be in Forest Hills this morning, then they move to the sound stage at Screen Gems, then a short trek to the back lot in the woods.  In the meantime as The San Diego Comic Con gets underway, the Under the Dome Comic Con poster was revealed yesterday!  I sooo want one!

PromotedOur very own Hank and Jed Movie Pictures are once again up for an award.  This time their popular show, Battlefield Friends is up for “Notable Machinima/Video Series” in the Dragon Slayer Awards!  A vote for BFF is a vote for PROMOTION!!!  Vote now: http://bit.ly/13PnOvU  Apparently the guys at Electronic Arts are fans of the show because because the EA folks posted it on Battlefield’s FB page which has over 6 million likes.  Nice!  Haven’t seen the series?  Check it out now (WARNING: not for kids!)

Production on Sleepy Hollow begins in just a few days.  Scouts were already seen near downtown on Princess taking pictures as well as in New Bern. The handsome Thirty Something star Ken Olin will be directing episode 2 (our first).   Hello talented hotness!! We have our very first extras casting call! They are looking for a couple females to play police officers. These will be hand picked by the director and will most likely be needed throughout the entire season.  Get all the details now!

surfalorusCucalorus Film Festival is once a year and it’s awesome, but it’s always cold during the festivities!  Thank God they brought back Surfalorus.  The summertime Film Festival begins tonight and runs through the weekend.  Enjoy three days of outdoor screenings in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Downtown Wilmington with the hottest new surf films and docs about coastal issues. The fest will include an outdoor board expo and shaper show with a live display from area board artists. A free, outdoor screening will also be held each night of the festival with live music and cold beer. Now we’re talkin’!  Get your tickets now!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/20/2013 – Eastbound and Down, Tammy, Under The Dome, Perfect Summer and More

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Wilmywood’s Film Peeps of the Day!

Nate Panning & John Skoglund - Sound Department

Nate Panning & John Skoglund – Sound Department

It’s the last day of Swirl Films’ The Perfect Summer today.  They will be in Carolina Beach on Lake Park Blvd.  Everyone really enjoyed Eric Roberts being here for the past few weeks.  And just a little FYI, Eric has been a very busy man.  He’s is involved in over 42 projects due to come out this year and some in 2014, plus he is acting in 7 other projects that are currently in development.  Very busy man indeed!  Go here for updated picture gallery of The Perfect Summer

 

On a side note, I think it’s kinda cool and interesting that most of the premium cable channels are shooting in North Carolina.  Eastbound and Down, Season 4 begins next week, right here in Wilmington.  Outside of the Wilmington area, Cinemax’s Banshee continues in Mooresville, while Showtime’s Homeland is just about under way and is casting their stand-ins and photo doubles in the Charlotte area as well.

Iron Man 3 box office update: This weekend IM3 pulled in $35.2 million domestically.  The domestic total is $337 million.  Worldwide, it has cleared ONE BILLION, making it #9 on the list of all time worldwide box office gross.

The Tammy folks went down to Spring Lake Park in Boiling Springs Lake early this morning and will stay there tomorrow as well.  With 203 extras on hand and Melissa McCarthy on a Sea Doo, how can this not be a fun scene to shoot! The fabulous Susan Sarandon is on set today as well.  They are on a rain delay but expecting to shoot as some point.  Here’s a couple of pics from this morning:

553058_10152732374530117_498634129_nUnder The Dome will be shooting on Chestnut St.  this morning then they make their company move to the lot later in the day.  You can catch a glimpse of Rachelle LeFevre, Mike Vogel, Natalie Martinez, and Dean Norris if you are out that way.

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.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/16/2013 – HBO, CBS and other three letter words

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Wilmywood, NC Film Crew Member of the Day:

Ian Prange – 2nd A.D., Tammy

Toni Collette took some time away from the set of Tammy to head to New York for the CBS Upfronts yesterday as she and Dylan McDermott star in Hostages .

It will have a limited 15-episode order. Her co-stars Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon continue filming today in Carolina Beach.  They will return to the State Park, then make a company move to Snow’s Cut Park.

Continuing with the CBS Upfronts, Under the Dome was presented yesterday at Carnagie Hall.  It was well received from those in the audience.  I asked one journalist, AJ Marechal from Variety, who was multitasking, blogging and tweeting every detail of the presentation, her thoughts about UTD.  She replied with,  “intriguing, cool effects.”  She is funny as hell and straight to the point.  I highly recommend you follow her @Variety_AJM. Under the Dome is shooting on Point Harbor Rd. at the boat salvage yard, then they will head back to the lot.  If you would like to be an extra on the show, and haven’t done so yet, they are looking for more new faces for tomorrow’s shoot.  Visit NCasting’s FB page for details.

Here’s the exclusive preview from the Upfronts yesterday: 

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Photo by Director Gary Wheeler

It’s a great day to be a cast and crew member of The Perfect Summer as they are in Wrightsville Beach again today! You will get to see Eric Roberts  on set this afternoon and all day tomorrow.  Gorgeous weather, so I hope they get some downtime to jump in the ocean today!

CROWD NEEDED TOMORROW: The production is looking for a crowd for the “surf competition” scene at Wrightsville Beach tomorrow.  No pay, but if you want be out there, you can come and go as you please.  There will some of our favorite local surfers out there, so they would love to see you supporting them.  Let alone you can hang out with the cast and crew.  Fun day. (The location is Wrightsville Beach, the Stone St. access (google it) from 7:30am-3pm)

HBO’s Eastbound and Down is getting closer to their production date and they are scouting your neighborhood!  I have heard from two friends now that they want to use their houses for the show.  Hey, don’t say no!  It’s good money!  The Fincannon’s are casting principal and NCasting is casting extras.  Production begins May 28th.

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.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!

 

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/15/2013 – Eastbound and Down, Sleepy Hollow, Tammy, Perfect Summer

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Wilmywood, NC Film Crew Member of the Day:

Wilmywood NC Film Crew Member of the Day: Lauren - Key Set PA, The Perfect Summer

Lauren – Key Set PA, The Perfect Summer

Good morning! It’s another busy day in Wilmywood. Finally, we can start talking about these guys again.  Danny McBride wants you as Eastbound and Down Season 4 is underway!  And I would just like to put something out there one more time.  With EBD and Tammy shooting here, I am betting we will be seeing Will Ferrell at some point as he is producing both projects.  Pure speculation, but I would drop a 20 on that bet.  I will let you know if I hear anything.

CASTING: The 1st Extras Casting call for EBD is underway in Wilmington.  NCasting is looking for  “HOT GIRLS” between 21 year to 32 years old for an upscale night club scene to shoot at the end of May.  Check out NCasting’s FB page for complete details.

CREW: Looking for crew work? Send resumes to hboresumes@gmail.com,  put your occupation in the subject line.

Two out of the three productions are at our beautiful beaches.  You have a chance at some star sightings North and South today.

tammy_wilmywoodMelissa McCarthy and the Tammy crew moves from Castle Hayne to Carolina Beach today adding Dan Aykroyd and Susan Sarandon to the mix.  They are shooting at Carolina Beach State Park this morning.  I stopped by the set yesterday and I don’t see how anyone can not burst out laughing and ruin the scenes with Melissa’s brilliant comedic performances.  I am really looking forward to seeing this movie!

I also stopped by the set of The Perfect Summer yesterday.  Lots of great local crew on this one.  Plus, you can’t go wrong shooting at the beach.  The cast was in great spirits as well.  Jason Castro, JD Banks and Justin Barnhill were getting ready for their scene. They are back in Wrightsville Beach again at the surf shop (Aussie Island).  FYI – If you are a fan of the American Idol contestant, Jason’s last day on set is today, so get your gawking in while you can.   Now, I have to put the spotlight on Justin Barnhill for a moment as he is a local boy (Maple Hill) turned sensation especially in the modeling world.

Love to see success come out of North Carolina.  Aside from modeling, he is pursuing an acting career and is off to a great start.  The 21 year old recently did two episodes of Banshee and now he, of course, is filming The Perfect Summer.  Kudos my friend!

Under the Dome is taking it down a notch after big sets and explosions yesterday on Castle St. They are shooting on Chestnut St. this morning then heading to the lot for the remainder of the day.

In case you missed it yesterday, major rumors swirling about 20th Century Fox’s Sleepy Hollow shooting in ILM for the rest of the season.  No details yet, but I will keep you posted!

REMINDER: The Beach Boys are coming to the Odell Williamson Auditorium, Thursday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the box office and online at bccowa.com. Tickets are $69. There will be 50 special VIP tickets sold for the first 3 rows and a meet and greet with Mike Love for $152.00

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.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  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!