Wilmywood shot ‘The Squeeze’ gets a release date.

ARC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the golf caper, The Squeeze which was shot right here in Wilmywood in the fall of 2013.

The feature stars Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Sumpter, Jillian Murray and Michael Nouri, along with some of our local actors including Michael Rosander, David Andrews, and Logan Siu to name a few.

ARC Entertainment will be releasing The Squeeze on premium VOD and in select markets in 12 top markets in the U.S. on April 17, 2015 (Friday after The Masters).

The Squeeze is a true story about a young man from a small southern town who gets caught in between two notorious gamblers, until the stakes become a matter of life or death. The film has been submitted to the Toronto Film Festival in September.

According to a press release, Jack Nicklaus, Winner of 18 Major Golf Championship really enjoyed the movie.  “I watched THE SQUEEZE and really enjoyed it. It’s a fun movie that tells an interesting story, and the golf elements are so real you actually believe it could happen.”

The Squeeze was produced by Anne Archer, Terry Jastrow, Brian McCormack, Michael Doven, and George Parra and executive produced by Brian McCormack, Simon Horsman and Milton Kim.

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‘The Squeeze’ to hit theaters Spring 2015

Writer/Producer/Director Terry Jastrow has just announced the completion of the Wilmywood shot feature film, The Squeeze. The golf caper which filmed here last fall stars Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Sumpter, Jillian Murray and Michael Nouri, along with some of our local actors including Michael Rosander, David Andrews, and Logan Siu to name a few.

The Squeeze is a true story about a young man from a small southern town who gets caught in between two notorious gamblers, until the stakes become a matter of life or death. The film has been submitted to the Toronto Film Festival in September.

According to a press release, Jastrow recently had its first industry private screening at United Talent Agency in Hollywood to an enthusiastic audience that included film distributors, cast and crew, Terry’s wife and co-producer, actress Anne Archer, and golfer Phil Mickelson.

“Making this movie is a dream come true,” says Jastrow. “For many years as a sports director working for the legendary Roone Arledge, I was schooled in the art of storytelling…’the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, the human drama of athletic competition’…and am very pleased to apply those concepts now to movie making.”

Look for The Squeeze in theaters this Spring.

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/16/2013 Seinfeld writer brings Pilot to Wilmywood, Under the Dome, The Squeeze and More

chrismcdonaldBREAKING: According to WWAY, Christopher McDonald who is starring in The Squeeze was arrested for drunk driving this morning in downtown Wilmington.  Well, that gives a whole new meaning to Shooter McGavin, doesn’t it?  (Sorry bad joke that had to be said).  Lesson learned though to all cast and crew who come to Wilmington to film.  Wilmington takes drinking and driving very serious in this town.  Always hire a driver!  READ STORY NOW Production begins Friday for The Squeeze at the 6th St. Bridge!

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Another TV Pilot is underway in Wilmywood. Kaufmann Media Group brings Do Not Resuscitate to their Wilmington facility Post 1200 across from EUE/Screen Gems. The show has been co-created with a veteran Seinfeld writer and are in search of local talent. They have already been through their first round of auditions, but I don’t think they are over.  I will keep you posted on that front. The Emmy nominated principals of KMG have a 20 year history in Hollywood. Their Wilmington location (Post 1200), open just over a year, has touched almost every local production since expanding to North Carolina. KMG continues to direct Los Angeles business toward the NC market in support of the local film community.

DontknowYetWilmington shot Don’t Know Yet will premiere at the NYC Independent Film Festival tomorrow. The stars James Kyson (Heroes) and Lisa Goldstein (One Tree Hill).  UNCW professor,Terry Linehan, wrote and directed the feature and he calls it  “a love letter to the state of North Carolina.”  You will also see local actors David Andrews, Bill Ladd and Jane McNeill Balter. CHECK OUT THE TRAILER

Showrunner Neal Baer

Sheila Brothers & Neal Baer

Under the Dome’s Neal Baer has signed a new two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios. He will continue be executive producer/showrunner on Under The Dome while also developing new projects. He has sold drama The Three Behrs to CBS, with another sale pending.  READ FULL STORY NOW  

Eastbound and Down fans, Danny McBride will be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight!  Hopefully some Wilmywood talk will ensue!

SH_HeadlessSleepy Hollow’s rating adjusted up a tenth as predicted. This week, the numbers indicate they show held on to 7.6M live viewers this week, with a 2.7 rating.  Hollow is still #1 in its time slot.  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!  The Sleepy folks are shooting on the lot today.

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!!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!

Heartthrob joins the cast of The Squeeze

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If you haven’t heard, 24 year-old heartthrob Jeremy Sumpter joins the cast of the latest movie to come to Wilmywood, The Squeeze. You might have seen him in Friday Night Lights as JD McCoy or remember him way back when in Peter Pan.  He is making a name for himself, that’s for sure, because he is working on six projects this year with him taking the lead role for most of them!  He is already in town and the rest of the cast is coming in town tonight.  Production begins Monday. Directed by Terry Jastrow.  Producing is Terry along with his wife Anne Archer and George Parra.

The latest casting call to come from NCasting:

A few more casting calls for The Squeeze… Please submit ASAP as I am suppose to be meeting with the Director later this afternoon (10/14) to go over choices…For any of the roles posted please email me at squeezebg@gmail.com include in the subject line the role you are submitting for along with a recent body and head shot and the following info:
FULL NAME:
AGE:
PHONE NUMBER:
LOCATION:
HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
SIZE/MEASUREMENTS:
VEHICLE/MAKE/MODEL/COLOR:
ALSO INCLUDE ANY BLACKOUT DATES FROM 10/18-11/14

Role #1 I am looking for a Caucasian boy between 12-14 years olds who looks like the little boy in the photo Below, hair color and such and facial features. He will be playing a younger version of one of our actors. “YOUNG AUGIE”

Role #2 I need another young boy of any ethnicity between 10-12 years old. “YOUNG POOL BOY”

Role#3 I need men of ethnicity to play “USHERS” in a church, ages late 30’s- and up.

Role #4 I need teen males one can be any ethnicity and one must be Latino… “CADDY” and “LATINO CADDY”

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY 10/07/2013 – Cast of the Squeeze, Sleepy Hollow, and More.

chrismcdonaldHappy Monday!  More info is coming out about The Squeeze. Let’s start with the rumored cast!  Some sources have told me Michael Nouri (Flashdance / The Proposal / The Terminal) is starring as well as Christopher McDonald (Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore) in this golf flick.  Now, I cannot confirm the cast yet, but I can confirm the reason for Anne Archer‘s visit to Wilmywood.  Not only is she here to support her husband of 35 years, writer/director/producer Terry Jastow, but she is also one of the producers as well.

Get ready for another sleepless night as Sleepy Hollow is on tonight!  9pm on FOX! In tonight’s episode, Ichabod helps Abbie search for her sister that has escaped from the psychiatric hospital.   I asked Chitra Elizabeth Sampath, one of the writers/story editors on Sleepy Hollow, what we can expect in tonight’s episode and Chitra said, “We’re gonna meet some pretty evil dudes who may or may not return.” Baaahahahaa!!!  Gee, thanks girl! Maybe we should just take a look at this sneak peek:

Weather permitting, the Sleepyheads will be shooting at Bellevue Cemetery, as well as on Princess Place Dr. adjacent to cemetery.  It will be a fun scene today as a chase ensues between good ‘ole Headless and one of the other characters on horseback.

tommisonOn a side note, congrats to Tom Mison (Ichabod Crane) who just won Best Supporting Actor in the British Romantic Comedy, Dead Cat, at the Southhampton International Film Festival.  (Thanks to @TomMisonFans for that info.)  Here’s the trailer:

werethemillersAlthough We’re The Millers is coming out on DVD/Blu-Ray November 19th, it is still making bank at the box office.  After this weekend, it is grossed 144.9M in the US, and almost 240M worldwide.

 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!!