THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/24/2013 – First Look at Sleepy Hollow’s “Vessel”, 2014 film slate and more.

Yay!  Christmas is almost here!  I hope everyone enjoys it to the fullest.  A few things to report this morning until I head off on vacation.  No worries, I won’t be too far if anything breaks!

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Looking into the new year, it’s looks like Wilmywood will be quite busy, so let’s review about what we’ve been talking about over the last six weeks.
  • Mattel’s Max Steel will be the first out of the gate for 2014, with offices opening in January, production beginning in February.
  • Not far behind will be the return of Under the Dome, opening offices in January as well, but production won’t begin until March.
  • Bolden! is still slated to reopen offices in January, but no definitive dates set for production.
  • Next slated to hit the town is up in the air as we have Loomis Fargo, and the return of Sleepy Hollow for Season Two in mid to late spring.  No solids dates as of yet.
  • The Legend of McCoy Mountain & The Gold 45 Revolver is also still up in the air for this spring as well, but we don’t know where in NC they will be filming yet, so can’t put this one in the Wilmywood bucket quite yet.

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The Sleepy folks got to rush home for the holidays.  They will resume working on the EPIC finale of Sleepy Hollow on Friday.  My production sources told me they plan on shooting at least until the 30th.  Over the weekend, I decided to write a ‘lil ode to the cast and crew.  If you haven’t seen it or heard it (yes, I did a live read on the air, couldn’t resist), CHECK IT OUT NOW!

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Now is the time to watch back to back episodes of Sleepy Hollow, this season’s hottest new show! Binge baby Binge!  From the pilot to episode 10, watch them all  on FOX on Demand, FOX.com & FOXNOW before it returns in January with all-new episodes.

Episode 11 titled “Vessel” airs January 13th and the big 2 hour finale (Episode 12/13 combo, titled  “The Indispensable Man,” and “Bad Blood.”) on January 20th.  Don’t forget the finale begins an hour earlier at 8pm EST.

Well, I am so glad one of these is back.  If you remember a few years back we had a 24 (One Take) and 36 hour (Final Cut) film fest here in Wilmywood.  Well the lovely Ashlea Kosikowski over at WECT reports a 54 hour film fest will be in full swing this spring.  Check out her story here or visit the film fest’s FB page.

BEST_OF_2014_VoteVOTE VOTE VOTE!  Encore Magazine has released their Best Of Nominees and you can VOTE NOW.  I would like to thank all of you who nominated me for:

  • Best Local Radio Personality – Sheila Brothers
  • Best Morning Show – Sheila Brothers
  • Best Blog – The Wilmywood Daily

I would LOVE your vote!  Some highlights: I think you will definitely wanna vote on these three categories.

  • Best Thing to Happen in ILM 2013:  Film/TV Production, Ziggy’s Opening, California Roots: Carolina Sessions.
  • Best Local Independent Film: Pieces of Talent, Bound by Sea, Children of Salt
  • Best Local Filmmaker: Joe Stauffer, Keith Welborn, Brannigan Carter.  So, go on get to votin‘!!

TVBestOf2 TV.com’s “Best Of” is under way, and the site has our NC shot television shows on the list. Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, Homeland, Banshee and Eastdown and Bound. Check out all the NC Nominees and VOTE!  

That just about does it for me; Merry Christmas from The Wilmywood Daily!  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!!

A Sleepy Hollow Christmas

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TO THE CAST AND CREW OF SLEEPY HOLLOW:

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the lot,
creatures still stirring, til every scene was shot.
The horsemen galloped to the cemetery with care,
in hopes that Ichobod Crane soon would be there.

The film crew wished they were all snug in their beds,
while visions of a day off danced in their heads.
And Alexis in her ‘kerchief, and Darwin in his cap,
just knew this Christmas, there’d be no long winter’s nap.

On the roof of Stage 10, the crew heard such a clatter,
Jefferson yelled out, “Hey, fly out that ladder!”
Away to the window for a set dec redo,
Sullivan opened the shutter, “Hey look, it’s unit two.”

The moon was up, the cast and crew ready,
“Let’s do this!” exclaimed DP John Leonetti.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
but Headless himself and an ax quite near.

The shot was well done, on to wardrobe real quick,
Geneveive gets them to Screen Gems in a fast lick!
More rapid than eagles, his coursers they came,
Ken Olin whistled and shouted and called them by name:

“Now Mison! Now Beharie!
Now, Gonzalez and Cho!
On, Winter! On, Greenwood!
On, Stenberg and Jones!
To the top of the set!
To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away!
Dash away all!”

As dry leaves that before Greens made fly,
“Too much crunching noise, Rebecca” said Michael, the sound guy.
So off to North 3rd St, all of them flew,
with trucks full of gear, Cinema Catering too.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof,
it was Beavis’ effects that went BOOM and POOF!
As Iscove and Blake turned scripts out and around,
down Princess Street Tom Mison came with a bound.

He was dressed perfectly vintage, from head to toe,
and hair and make up, nailed it, ready to go!
The bundled up crew was so cold in the night,
“Action” was called, yep they got it right!

The crew, they slaved, but were all still merry,
their cheeks were like roses, their noses like cherries!
Sixteen hours in, almost done for the day,
but was the finale done?  Nope, just part way!

Back at the office, they had paperwork miles long,
Lisa and Hope made sure nothing was wrong.
Josh and Stacee had so much to do,
Karen and Shannon’s list grew and grew.

Hartley worked hard like a jolly old elf,
“Gotta stay on budget,” he sternly said to himself.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
soon gave FOX word they had nothing to dread.

Sleepy Hollow fans eager, ready for more,
waiting for January is too much to endure.
So they watched again, oh yes, they replayed,
the 13th and 20th their next special days.

“Cast and crew, we love you!” We exclaimed, we yelled.
“You deserve more kudos then we can possibly tell!”
So, with that being said, before we turn off the lights,

“Happy Christmas from Wilmywood, and to all a good night!”

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/16/2013 Wilmywood Holiday flicks, PCAs, Nicolas Sparks and more.

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Wilmywood Shot Christmas Movie of the Day

We’ve had a few holiday movies pass through this fabulous city, so I thought I would share a few with you this week!  Today, we feature The Angel Doll:  Shot in 2000 in Wilmington, NC as well as Memphis, TN (at St. Jude), this holiday movie stars our beloved Pat Hingle, Betsy Brantley, Beatrice Bush and Nick Searcy.  It’s the story of two small town boys from different sides of the tracks: 1950’s childhood and self-redemption. Young “Whitey” Black (so called because of a tuft of blanched hair on the left side of his head) lives in poverty with his single mother and ailing, four-year old sister, Sandy. Just across town, young Jerry Barlow lives the advantages of a middle class lifestyle with both parents and his younger brother. When mischief casts Whitey and Jerry into a shared paper route, Jerry quickly learns of Whitey’s desire to buy his sister an angel doll for Christmas. Even though no such dolls exist in their hometown, Whitey, Jerry and a host of colorful characters set out in search of Sandy’s gift. Along the way, reversals of fortune, theft, prejudice and, ultimately, the boy’s friendship opens their eyes to the vastness of the small town around them.

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201110-the-best-of-meLate Friday morning, I broke the news that DiNovi Pictures along with Nicolas Sparks is taking “The Best of Me” to New Orleans. Even though just 2 months ago they were still keeping Wilmington in mind, as Nicolas Sparks is a North Carolina native, they made the switch to Louisiana soon after.  No word about the possibility of any footage being shot here at all. The Production Weekly states they begin production in March. If anything changes, I will let you know.

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39th Annual People's Choice Awards - ShowFinalist voting for the People’s Choice Awards wrapped up on the 6th and boy did the people vote.  Fans have cast an astounding half a billion votes so far for the upcoming 2014 People’s Choice Awards.

And it’s not over yet. Though voting for most categories have already wrapped, fans can continue to vote for Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite New TV Drama (both categories have been narrowed down to feature only the top 5 vote-getters):

Favorite New TV Comedy
The Crazy Ones
The Michael J. Fox Show
The Millers
Mom
Super Fun Night


Favorite New TV Drama

Dracula
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
The Originals
Reign
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The 40th annual People’s Choice Awards — hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings — will air live on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET.  

sleepy-hollow1Sleepy Hollow is shooting on the lot at Screen Gems today.  Don’t miss your last chance to be in Season One!  Revo Casting is looking for:

For filming tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17th for Sleepy Hollow, we are currently taking submissions for REAL MALE CONTINENTAL OR BRITISH SOLDIER RE-ENACTORS!!! YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN RE-ENACTMENT WARDROBE(either BRITISH OR CONTINENTAL) and have 100% availability for filming in the WILMINGTON,NC area on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17th!!!!! GET DETAILS NOW!

FREE FREE FREE ACTORS STAND-IN WORKSHOP

Jerome Williams wanted me to pass this along!

This Saturday Dec. 21st 12pm-3pm in Wilmington NC hosted by Lee-Lee Williams (Sleepy Hollow) (Eastbound and Down), Tanya Fermin (Christmas In Conway) (Eastbound and Down), J.d. Irwin (Eastbound and Down) and other guest speakers. Also we are GIVING BACK to the community asking everyone to bring 2 Canned Goods FOOD ITEMS as we are gonna give food to needing families during this Holiday Season. Event location and address is Flow Fitness Studios 7946 Market Street, Ste 400, Wilmington, NC 28411 for more info contact 910-632-0938 themeshedminds@gmail.com.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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 – 12/13/2013 – 3 Wilmywood Shot Flicks Make Success List, Casting call for Top Model and Holiday Parties

Box Office Mojo’s Ray Subers reveals the Top 10 Box Office Success Stories in 2013 as part on IMDb’s Year in Review.  Three Wilmywood shot movies made that list which discusses over-performing blockbusters along with surprise hits:

IM3#1 of course is Iron Man 3 – Ray says, “While Iron Man 3 was the top movie of the year at the domestic box office (over $409 million), the real upside was overseas, where its $806 million haul was more than double that of its predecessor. Worldwide, the movie’s $1.2 billion total ranks fifth all-time. ”

werethemillers#6 We’re the Millers – Ray writes,  “Benefiting from good scheduling and a strong premise, road trip comedy. We’re the Millers got off to a solid start in early August. The movie then held well thanks to strong word-of-mouth, and ultimately became the highest-grossing movie of August 2013. To date, it has earned over $150 million at the domestic box office. ”

ConjuringComing in right behind one of the best comedies of the year is The Conjuring at #7.  This is definitely on the surprise list, surpassing all expectations.  “The Conjuring wrapped up its domestic run with $137.4 million, which made it the top supernatural horror movie in over a decade. ”

SEE THE COMPLETE LIST NOW

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Americas-Next-Top-ModeThe Cape Fear CW, WWAY’s new sister station, is hosting an open casting call for America’s Next Top Model THIS SUNDAY beginning at 10 a.m. at the Indigo Silver Studio, located at 5552 Carolina Beach Road.  You must be between the ages of 18 and 27 at the time of application.  

GO TO http://wwaytv3.wix.com/wilmington for more info and eligibility requirements and to download an application.

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For all the Domies, here’s the Under the Dome discussion panel from from the October 2013 MCM London Comic Con Panel, featuring Colin Ford (Joe Mcalister), Samantha Mathis (Alice Calvert) and Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie Calvert-Hill)

E_EtcREMINDER: The Eclectic Etc. is having their Grand Opening/Holiday Party TOMORROW 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 INVITE

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REMINDER: 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!

REMINDER:  Shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop! Deadline for orders to arrive before Christmas is set for TODAY!  SHOP NOW!

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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!!

SLEEPY HOLLOW RATINGS: How many viewers did the Golem Gobble?


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Last night’s episode was the last new Sleepy Hollow to air before the new year,  but hey in return they did bring us the Monster of the Week!  Let’s find out if the numbers were just as deliciously monstrous.  The overnight numbers are in.  Last week, Sanctuary (Episode 9)  held on to 6.6 viewers after adjustments. This week, The Golem (Episode 10) numbers are a tick down from last week, averaging a 2.1 (A18-49) with 6.5 million viewers.  Not bad after taking a week off.  As always, we still need to see if the Sleepyheads will adjust up or down later in the day.

Joe Adalian – “ALMOST HUMAN hanging in there, up a tick to 1.8. But SLEEPY misses BONES: Last night’s ep down to a 2.1”
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Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, December 9, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice 3.4/9 12.85
FOX Almost Human 1.8/5 5.98
ABC Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – R 1.7/5 6.42
CBS How I Met Your Mother – R 1.3/4 4.69
CW Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special – R 0.4/1 1.26
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls 1.2/3 4.82
CW Merry Madagascar – R 0.4/1 1.157
9:00 NBC The Sing-Off (9-11PM) – Season Premiere 2.4/6 8.36
FOX Sleepy Hollow 2.1/5 6.52
CBS Mike & Molly 2.0/5 7.637
ABC The Great Christmas Light Fight – Season Premiere 1.8/4 6.621
CW One Direction iHeartRadio Album Release Party 0.2/0 0.63
9:30 CBS Mom – R 1.3/3 5.52
10:00 ABC Castle – R 1.3/4 6.48
CBS Hostages 1.1/3 4.66

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/10/2013 Sleepy Hollow Film Crew plays Secret Santa for Wilmington Families and more!

SG10Major rumors are swirling about the NC Film Crew. Apparently, they deserve kudos and candy canes.  The  locations department of Sleepy Hollow decided to give back this year to complete strangers.  They took donations from the hundreds of crew members working on Sleepy Hollow, every department, and together they raised $1000!  They headed to Toys R Us and played Secret Santa,  secretly paying off 18 layaway plans at the toy store.  I called the production office for confirmation. As an added bonus, the store manager informed one of the crew members that Toys R Us is also going to make a matching donation to Toys For Tots! Now if that doesn’t inspire you to pay it forward, dunno what will!

The ratings for last night’s episode of Sleepy Hollow will come out later today – I will give you the full report in a separate blog on how The Golem performed.  The Sleepyheads are running two units, both filming on the lot today.

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UTD_DVDCutie Pie, Hunter, with Wilm on Film, released the Under the Dome dates.  Looks like they will open offices on January and production will begin in March. And for the record, give some kudos to Hunter.  He is a lot like me, underpaid, an army of one and collecting a lot of great production news. Ha! You go boy!

Wilmington Regional Film Commission_1Reminder:  I know I’ve talked about this a lot, but it has been a while.  If you got a really cool or interesting property, and think it would be a great location for film, contact the Wilmington Film Commission at (910) 343-3456 or commish@wilmingtonfilm.com. Properties can be anything from a large lot, warehouse, barn to a farm, restaurant, shop, or simply your house.

keepncDon’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 again and I sure would LOVE YOU if you voted for The Wilmywood Daily for “BEST BLOG!” Nominations end December 12th! And hey if you wanna nominate Sheila Brothers for “Best Local Radio Personality,” I won’t mind that either!  Ha!  But hey, yes indeed, it is not all about me or the blog, 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.”VOTE NOW!

 Shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop! Deadline for orders to arrive before Christmas is set for December 13. 3 DAYS LEFT!  SHOP NOW!

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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 – 12/09/2013 Sleepy Hollow, Kevin Sizemore and more.

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FINALLY a new episode! Episode 10, The Golem is on tonight at 9pm on FOX.  When Ichabod gets Henry Parrish to help him communicate with Katrina, a threatening force is released from purgatory.  Don Don Dooon!!  We’ll be LIVE tweeting tonight, so make sure you join us!

Susan Dosier, public relations counsel for EUE/Screen Gems Studios, made the announcement over the weekend, Sleepy Hollow will stay at its home sweet home for season 2.

“20th Century Fox Television officially notified EUE/Screen Gems that the second season of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ will be shot at the studio in Wilmington, NC. The first season wraps production this month. Second season production will begin after a yet-to-be-determined hiatus.”

As we wait and wonder how it will all end for season one, the network will wrap up with some double time action! A two-hour finale, that is.  It all happens – Monday, Jan. 20 from 8-10 p.m.

39th Annual People's Choice Awards - ShowThe People’s Choice Awards have left a few catagories open. That means you still have time to vote for “Favorite New TV Drama”  Sleepy Hollow, of course!  VOTE FOR SLEEPY HOLLOW NOW!

The Sleepyheads have two units running today, both on N 23rd St.  Oh, and speaking of which have you heard?  Looks like CBS finally agreed to show off their sets to eager fans.  Screen Gems has been trying to start tours back up for awhile now.  Finally, they have the approval and this Spring things will rev back up.  That will be some good income for Screen Gems, and awesome for tourism!  I know a TON of fans of our TV shows would love the chance to see where the magic happens!

kevin-sizemoreScheduling conflicts have pushed our Domie Homie, Kevin Sizemore‘s trip to Wilmywood. He will be here January 17th-19th.  It will be an open speaking engagement as well as acting classes at Post 1200.  RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW before the the spots are gone! Or stop by Post 1200 (N. 23rd St. across from Screen Gems)

BEST_OF_2014_VoteEncore is doing the “Best of” issue again and I sure would LOVE YOU if you voted for The Wilmywood Daily for “BEST BLOG!”Nominations end December 18th! And hey if you wanna nominate Sheila Brothers for “Best Local Radio Personality,” I won’t mind that either!  Ha!  But hey, yes indeed, it is not all about me or the blog, 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.”VOTE NOW!

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

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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!!