WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/01/2013 – Rachelle LeFevre, Robert Downey Jr, win VIP passes and more

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Good morning ILM!  Just a few tidbits this morning.  Under the Dome will be filming near downtown for the next few days.  And speaking of which, it looks like I am going to have to add another restaurant to my blog post,  “Where Does Hollywood Dine in Wilmington?” UTD star Rachelle LeFevre raved about Genki Sushi (4724 New Centre Dr).  She said, “Yummy gyoza, fresh sushi & homemade caramels! Can’t believe it’s not packed every night.”

People are gearing up and packin’ a bag as excitement is in the air for a lot of ILM peeps as they get ready to audition for The Biggest Loser in Charleston.  I will be giving away 10 VIP passes to jump right to the front of the line.  I caught up with Biggest Loser casting director, Holland Weathers.   Listen now!

The local cast and crew in ILM weren’t the only ones treated with a sneak peak of IM3 on Monday.  Hurricane Sandy volunteers got the chance to preview this monster of a movie as well. Robert Downey Jr stunned them by making a surprise appearance.  He said, “I just want to say thank you… Police Athletic League and all of you folks. I know you’re all here because you’ve been doing something special in the five boroughs, for this great city. You’re the future of the nation. I guarantee if you keep doing the right thing, you’re going to be running the joint in a minute.”

Don’t forget Port City Pop Con will be May 10th & 11th at the Wilmington Convention Center.  I am giving away VIP passes.  ENTER 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 live on Sunny 104.5.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/30/2013 – Upfronts, Tammy, Under the Dome, VIP Passes to Port City Pop Con and more

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Happy Tuesday! Well,  NBC must be whistlin’ Dixie, and maybe a little of “We are the Champions”.  Kudos just keep coming for our Revolution!  Not only did they pick up a hefty 22 episode, season two, but TV Guide has now deemed the show a “Season MVP: This year’s Best.”

Revolution’s Giancarlo Esposito will be making a guest appearance this Thursday at the Country Club of Landfall for the annual fundraising luncheon for Coastal Horizons Center.  He will be getting personal, speaking about the things that have personally affected his life and family members.  This is a luncheon that should NOT be missed.  Tickets are still available by contacting Farah Boyce 910-790-0187 or fboyce@coastalhorizons.org.  They are asking for a donation of $50 or more to attend the event.

FYI: In case you wanted to know, Lesley over at the Hollywood Reporter has been keeping a close eye on the Upfronts.  Here’s her up-to-date list of all the shows for network TV.

Tammy begins shooting this Friday and they are employing A LOT of people!  And when I say a lot…good Lord!  During the next 8 weeks, they will be hiring 2000+ Extras for this film alone.  And it’s all local!  So thank you Melissa & Ben!  Marty Siu Casting will be quite busy. You can visit her Facebook page for all casting opportunities.

Marty wanted to give a big shout out to the many who worked on Iron Man 3 including Jackie Burch and Tona Dahlquist for the Casting & Extras Casting along with all the local actors who got some screen time including  James Rackley, Anthony Reynolds and many more.

Iron Man 3 isn’t doing too shabby either and it won’t even hit theaters here in the USA until tomorrow.  IM3 has grossed a total of almost $200 million over seas so far.  In its Italian debut last weekend., it is officially the most successful April opening in Italy grossing $11.3 million!  Robert Downey Jr. will be on the Kelly & Michael this morning as well as the Daily Show tonight.

Under the Dome will be on location today.  They kick things off at 15th/Rankin this morning then make a short company move to Chestnut St.  There are a lot of extras casting opportunities for the show.  Visit Vanessa NCasting’s Facebook Page for all the details.

Finally, Port City Pop Con is just around the corner and I would just LOVE to give VIP tickets away!  Soooo, here we go.  ENTER TO WIN NOW!

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 Tomorrow I will give you complete details about a local screening for the Colin Firth flick, Arthur Newman, coming up soon!!

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.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 04/24/2013 – BREAKING Casting News, Kitchen Nightmares, and more!

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Okay let’s get right to it! The lovely extras casting director, Marty Siu, is out of town today and has asked me to make the announcement! The Melissa McCarthy comedy, Tammy is now casting extras! Hundreds will be cast, so get your info in!
To be an extra in Tammy please email a recent photo (headshot and full body shot as well), and the following information:  Full Name, Phone number, Age, Height/Weight, Sizes/Measurements, what kind of car you drive (include color),  and your location.  Send it to Tammyextras@gmail.com
HERE ARE THE GUIDELINES:

1) No VISIBLE tattoos allowed in this film.

2) Must be local to the Wilmington area and available to work approximately 12 hours a day.

3) Some scenes will require that you work several consecutive days.

4) Filming takes place in and around Wilmington in May and June.

5) PAY RATE: $58.00 for up to 8 hours of work. Time and a half after that.

Actors in the movie Tammy include Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Dan Aykroyd, and more!

There will be more info on the Marty Siu Casting Facebook Page this evening.

IF YOU CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT…

Well, there’s has got to be multiple restaurants that could use some professional help in this town, as we are like the “restaurant capital!”  So if you are a restaurant owner or know of one that could benefit from some tough love, check out this casting call.  FOX TV’s hit show Kitchen Nightmares starring Chef Gordon Ramsey is casting immediately for Season 6, anywhere in the US! Download the application or apply online. The guidelines: Restaurant must have been open at least one year, not be a franchise or chain and have at least 35 seats.

It’s a beautiful day to be shooting in Southport today for Under the Dome. They will stay there for the remainder of the day, mainly on Bay St., but will be shooting for a bit on East Moore St as well.

Tomorrow I will tell you more about yet another project coming here that’s going to be creating A LOT of jobs and will definitely be putting money in our local vendors’ pockets.

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!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/18/2013 – Hillary Swank, Rachelle LeFevre and more.

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Not too much going on in Wilmywood today.  Under the Dome is shooting in Southport today.

They are also looking for a stand-in for Rachelle LeFevre.  Casting details are as follows: Need a permanent Caucasian female red headed stand-in between 5ft 6- 5ft 8. You must be available to work almost everyday till July. I need someone with the color red that matches the actress below… You are guaranteed to make at least $125 for up to 10 hrs and time and a half after that.  Visit Vanessa Ncasting‘s Facebook page for all the details.

Last summer we had the honor of having the lovely Hillary Swank visit Wilmington for the HBO movie, Mary and Martha.  And now, we finally get to see it.   Mary and Martha premieres on HBO this Saturday, 8pm.

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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?  Dish it at: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com  Until then, that’s a wrap!