Happy Valentine’s Day!  I thought on this special day, we should go back in time and take a look at some of the best couples in Wilmywood Made Movies and TV Shows.

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/18/2013 Call to Action for NC Film, Christmas in Conway, Max Steel and more!

Goood Morning!  Lots to chat about!  First, let’s talk about a new grassroots campaign that has just launched.  It’s a “Call to Action” for NC Crew Members, Vendors and most importantly Voters!  Here’s the schpeel from me!

Don’t just watch it, DO SOMETHING!  Visit KEEPNCFILM.org NOW.  Help end the “sunset” permanently, keep the film incentives indefinitely!


A lovely RUMOR from the Lot.  Over the weekend, my sources told me that we may be hearing an announcement soon about  Mattel Entertainment could indeed be bringing us Max Steel.   We can chalk this up as rumor but we will find out soon enough because they are reported to open up offices in January 2014. READ ENTIRE STORY NOW


The countdown to the Christmas in Conway premiere on ABC has us 13 days away.  Here is a sneak peek!

39th Annual People's Choice Awards - ShowREMINDER:  Voting in The People’s Choice Awards is still happening!  Make sure to vote, vote, and vote again for your NC FILM favorites. Finalist voting ends on Thursday, December 5th!  Check out the list of NC Nominees NOW!

Ready for Headless?  Tonight on Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod confronts the Headless Horseman and learns the Horseman’s true motives. Don-don-dooon! It’s the Necromancer!

werethemillersswagWe’re the Millers’ DVD Release is TOMORROW!  Wanna win a  “We’re the Millers” T-shirt?  Subscribe to the blog to enter to win! If you are already subscribed, then you are already entered to win. Click on “Follow” at the bottom right of the blog to subscribe!

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: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/15/2013 – Squeeze Cast, Christmas in Conway Premiere, Sleepy Hollow


Jillian Murray

More actors and actresses have arrived in Wilmington for The Squeeze.  Yesterday, I reported that Jeremy Sumpter arrived.  Now I can tell you Christopher McDonald, Jillian Murray and Katherine LaNasa flew in yesterday.

Katherine LaNasa

Katherine LaNasa

Jillian is an up and coming actress who is really popping this year.  The Squeeze will one of 5 films she is working on in 2013.  As for Katherine you might remember her in The Frozen Ground or better yet, The Campaign as Rose Brady.


Chris McDonald

The most recognizable face however is Christopher McDonald.  You’ve seen him in, well…what haven’t you seen him in!  Chris been in over 160 projects along with 8 flicks yet to be seen.  I think he is most famous for playing the best jerk ever, Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore.  At the airport, he was instantly spotted and some Wilmington folks said he was super nice to everyone while taking pictures with a few fans at baggage claim.


The Conjuring and Iron Man 3, are in the running for Movie of the Year for the 2013 Hollywood Movie Awards.  They need your vote to make that happen!   The awards will be presented October 21st.   Today is the LAST DAY to vote!  VOTE NOW!  

WWAY is proud to annnounce we now have a premiere date for Christmas in Conway!  Mark your calendars for December 1st.  It will air on WWAY, our ABC affiliate.  The movie stars Mary-Louise Parker, Andy Garcia and Mandy Moore. READ WWAY ARTICLE

filmjobsLobbyists from Raleigh visited with Wilmington City Council during their agenda brief yesterday. The lobbyist’s spoke about what the local lawmakers could expect in 2014. The Lobbyists said that one of the most important issues facing the state concerns film incentives.

“We’re working to try and educate legislators,” said Harry Kaplan of McGuire Woods Consulting firm in Raleigh. We continue to educate them about the importance of that film credit both here in Wilmington and New Hanover County, but also across North Carolina, the jobs and economic development that it brings to the state.”

Thom Tillis,  Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, has already said he supports keeping the incentives in the state. The state film incentive legislation is currently set January, 1 2015.  Learn more about the film incentives.

tommisonAnd last not not least how about a standing ovation for another great episode of Sleepy Hollow! Ichabod kept us laughing out loud with his “impenetrable barrier” issues with plastic and his fascination with scotch tape.  But of course, the suspense, drama and curiosity blended in perfectly.  Like butter baby!  Kudos to writer Melissa Blake for her mad skills and to 12 year old Matt Lintz for a great performance!   I will be posting, per usual, the ratings in a separate blog today by 11:30am EST.


There’s nothin’ more fun than filming at the Bellevue Cemetery in the month of October!   They will be shooting tonight at that location on Princess Place Drive.  Perhaps you will see good ole Headless as he chases another character on horseback.  Awesome!  God, I love this town!

Need to catch up on episodes?  Watch them all NOW only on FOX! Remember, Sleepy Hollow is being interrupted by baseball, so the next episode airs November 4th!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 08/01/2013 – Conjuring, Double Rainbow Guy, Sleepy Hollow and more

ConjuringHappy Friday!  Don’t know about you but I am SO ready for the weekend!  And so are the folks from The Conjuring.   It’s looking like the scary movie will break $100 million by the weekend. Not bad for a $20M budget.  UPM for the flick, Chris Bromley proudly said, “It’s climbing up the ladder in the top 15 horror films.”  Woo Hoo!

Our local boys from Hank and Jed Movie Pictures are attending VidCon in Anaheim. While these YouTube partners got their learn on in California, they ran into Double Rainbow Guy, Paul “Yosemitebear” Vasquez!

(L to R) Jon Etheridge, Paul "Yosemitebear" Vasquez. Brent Triplett, Tony Schnur

Sleepy Hollow is off until Monday.  They will head to the fabulous stage 10.  While off, some of the folks were in Los Angeles for the The TCA Summer Press Tour.  Some noted words from Cast and producers during the panel:

TV Guide Magazine ‏@TVGuideMagazine“Ichabod could be this wonderful lens through which we now see our world” says #SleepyHollow EP Alex Kurtzman #TCAs13

TV Guide ‏@TVGuide Sleepy Hollow’s Orlando Jones jokes that he’s still reeling from the fact that anyone could die at any moment #TCAS13

Tiffany Vogt ‏@TVWatchtower There is a love story at the heart of Fox’s #SleepyHollow as Ichabod Crane tries to free his wife from her supernatural curse. #TCAs13

Lisa Palmer ‏@TVTherapy Orlando Jones on his character: I don’t know if I’m good or bad right now. #TCAs13#FOX#SleepyHollow

TV Guide Magazine ‏@TVGuideMagazine “I’m looking forward to the quest to rescue my wife” says #SleepyHollow‘s Tom Mison #TCAs13

Lesley Goldberg ‏@Snoodit #SleepyHollow producers note that they’re going to be casting a flashback episode to show the Headless Horseman *with* his head. #TCAs13

Follow the show on Twitter: ‏@SleepyHollowFOX

Town leaders in Boiling Spring Lakes are examining their filming rules and are considering new ordinance changes.  It would establish guidelines for productions who want to shoot in Boiling Spring Lakes.  If it gets the greenlight, the town would force production companies to pay a $25,000 deposit.  WECT reports, “The town manager says the thought is to draft an ordinance which would make the rules similar to places like Southport and Wilmington.”

Eastbound and Down head to Thalian Hall for the day.

English: Mary-Louise Parker at the 2010 Comic ...

English: Mary-Louise Parker at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christmas in Conway begins production this Monday.  And a huge birthday shout out goes out to Mary Louise Parker!  She turns a fabulous 49!  She could be celebrating with her co stars that were named yesterday: Andy Garcia and Mandy Moore!

Also, I will be at Carolina BBQ (Murrayville Station location) TODAY from 11am-1pm for our 1st stop to raise money for the upcoming Sunny 104.5 Caring For Kids at NHRMC Radiothon.  I will be passing out those “Film=Jobs” stickers!  So come on out and see me!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 07/02/2013 – Christmas comes early in Wilmywood!

Hallmark Movie Channel

Another movie coming to Wilmington would be like Christmas coming early, right?  Well, according to my sources, it is.  And they have the offices to prove it. The Hallmark Movie, Christmas in Conway has set up shop at the 1200 building on 23rd St.  They’ve been scouting around the area including downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods.  Brent Shields is Executive Producer, John Kent Harrison is directing, Ronnie Yeskel and Sharon Howard-Field are doing principal castingI will keep you posted!

Well, yesterday I found out tours for Screen Gems won’t happen as soon as August, in fact it is still TBD at the moment, BUT there are BIG PLANS FOR THE BACKLOT – and it’s going to be HUGE!  Looks like 17+ buildings going up recreating colonial times for Sleep Hollow!  This will Screen Gemsbe the biggest set we have had yet on the back lot at Screen Gems!  And you know what that means?  It means money in our vendor’s pockets!  Paint stores, lumber, hardware, you name it!  Keep the Wilmington economy going, Sleepy Hollow!!  Production begins at the end of the month.

WECT picked up on this fun story!  27 year old Rachel Spalding will be one of 16 cast members on a new reality show called Summer Camp on USA Network.  They will compete for a chance to win $250,000.  The show premieres Thursday, July 11 at 8 p.m

While, I am waiting rather impatiently for Episode 2’s numbers, the encore of the pilot for Under the Dome grabbed 5.12 million viewers giving it the most viewers in its time slot and 3rd place overall for Sunday night!  I know Under the Dome’s final ratings count of 16.6million views last week is going to be hard to beat, but as long as the numbers are still double digits, we should indeed see a second season announcement.  :::::biting fingernails:::::  The Under the Dome folks are shooting at the farm again in Currie, NC.  Thanks for the pic, Sandie!