WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 09/05/2013, Cucalorus, American Bible Challenge, Out on DVD

CUCALORUSSTRAIGHT FROM THE MONSTER’S MOUTH!  Cucalorus needs your help! We’re looking to you, our friends and fellow artists, to make a donation to Cucalorus. Your donation will support more than 250 artists who will be presenting new work at the 19th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in November.

Roughly half of your donation will go directly to filmmakers. Each year Cucalorus provides artists with over $35,000 in direct financial support (that’s more than half of all ticket sales!). The remainder of the funding will be used to rent the equipment we need to show movies! It’s really that basic. We hope you’ll help us in our mission to bring people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films. VISIT CUCALORUS KICKSTARTER PAGE

AmerBibleChallengeAuditions for the American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy is coming to Charlotte, Saturday September 14th from 10am-4pm at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton!  Our girl Holland Weathers is casting.  If you are from the Wilmington/Raleigh area, please let Holland know you are coming by emailing her: BibleChallenge2014@gmail.com.  Also, we are scoring from swag to give away courtesy of Holland as well!  Stay tuned for that!!

Out on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download is Season One of NBC’s Revolution as well as Authur Newman (Colin Firth, Emily Blunt).  WECT’s Ashlea Kosikowski reported:

According to the North Carolina Film Office, Arthur Newman shot for approximately 45 days in New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Duplin, Wake, Durham and Alamance counties.

Numbers from the NC Film Office show the production had a direct in-state spend of more than $6.8 million and hired more than 500 employees during production, including approximately 150 crew positions.

Sleepy Hollow is replicating yesterday’s schedule.  Stage 10 then some driving scenes on MLK Parkway (23rd St. ramp to N. Kerr intersection)

Say good-bye to Hallmark!  Christmas in Conway wraps today.  They are shooting their final day just off 17th St.

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 05/07/2013 – Tammy, Homeland 3, Port City Pop Con, CFIFF



Lots of little tidbits today!  Let’s start with where the stars will be today.  The fabulous folks Under the Dome are back on the lot today.  The Perfect Summer will be in Carolina Beach today.  FYI they are looking for EXPERIENCED surfers for their upcoming beach scenes being filmed in Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach.  Please submit a current photograph, age, contact information & wardrobe sizes to: perfectsummerextras@gmail.com with the subject SURFER.

Tammy is already under way this morning along Nun St.  Allison Janney makes her way to set today. Folks who were involved in yesterday’s shoot at Two Fat Ladies gave glowing reports about their experience on set.  Kristin shares about her husband’s time on set.   “He had a blast filming today and Friday.  He said Melissa McCarthy was so nice and hilarious. He sometimes found it hard to keep a straight face while filming.  She thanked everyone at the end if the day. Class act!”

"Crystal Head Vodka"The highlight of the day, however, took place at the ABC store down the street.  No, I am not kidding!  Dan Aykroyd headed to the liquor store and signed bottles of his Crystal Head vodka.  Yep, Glenn was lucky to get his hands on one! She also gave major praise (well -deserved) to the extras casting director Marty Siu.  People are going to have fun filming on Tammy with such great people.  To get in on the action visit the extras casting page.  They will be hiring over 2000 folks for this film!

Let’s also give a quick nod to the filming going on west of us!  Homeland 3 is just about ready to roll in a couple of weeks.  They are back in North Carolina, mainly in the Charlotte/Concord area. You can find all the Extras Casting opportunities here for ‘Homeland 3,’ as well as ‘Careful What You Wish For’ and ‘Banshee

Locally shot Safe Haven is hitting Blu-ray and DVD today. Although the film wasn’t released worldwide, it still managed to make a decent amount, pulling in over $71 million at the US box office.

You only have three more days to catch Arthur Newman (Colin Firth, Emily Blunt) at Carmike Cinemas in Wilmington.  It runs now  through Thursday, May 9th.  Showtimes daily are: 12:45pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:25pm.


Finally, not only are we counting down the days until Port City Pop Con happening this weekend at the Wilmington Convention Center, but they have partnered with the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival which starts a day sooner (this Thursday)!  For this year’s line-up and to purchase tickets, visit CFIFF’s web site 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 on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/02/2013 Jon Favreau, Tammy, Arthur Newman, VIP tickets



Hey there beautiful peeps!  I have a lot of reminders for you this morning as well as prizes and your daily scoop.

Revolution’s Giancarlo Esposito will be making his  guest appearance TODAY at the Country Club of Landfall for the annual fundraising luncheon for Coastal Horizons Center. 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.

Tammy is ready to get rolling tomorrow. They will be heading over to Dawson St for Day 1.  Two Fat Ladies Restaurant will be honored with Melissa McCarthy‘s presence.  This will be the pinnacle scene which sets off the series of events that leads to the crazy road trip Tammy embarks upon with her crazy grandmother.

Other tidbits include Under the Dome.  They shoot by the 6th street bridge again today.  Safe Haven will be available on DVD/Blue Ray this Tuesday.

Executive Producer Jon Favreau was on Jimmy Kimmel talking about shooting Iron Man 3 in Wilmington.  Check out what he said:

Arthur Newman, shot right here in the ILM area, has a LIMITED release which will be Friday, May 3rd through Thursday, May 9th.  Showtimes daily are: 12:45pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:25pm at Carmike Cinemas.

I gave some tickets away during my Wilmywood segment on Sunny 104.5 at 8:30am BUT if you worked on the film, I am giving you dibs, too!  Email: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com and give me your name, phone number, email and job title on the Colin Firth flick!   Put Arthur Newman in the subject line.  Gonna pick a few cast/crew winners throughout the day today and tomorrow, so enter now!

Portcitypopcon_sunny2 copyAlso, the first two winners of VIP passes for Port City Pop Con are Mike Hewett and Katherine Beard.  Stay tuned to win your VIP passes.  I had the honor of interviewing one of the celebs of the Pop Con, Renae Jacobs, this morning.  She was the voice of reporter April O’Neill on all 9 seasons of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesLISTEN TO INTERVIEW NOW!

Finally, another mega star arrives in Wilmington tomorrow, who do you think it is?  I am going to pick someone’s right answer and give them a pair of VIP passes to Port City Pop Con!  Answer on our What’s Up in Wilmywood Facebook Page!  Good Luck!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates live at 8:30am tomorrow morning and every weekday on Sunny 104.5.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

Autographed posters & tickets to Colin Firth flick, Arthur Newman

For all those who worked on Arthur Newman that was shot here in the Wilmington area, you will be pleased to know that Carmike Cinemas (111 Cinema Dr  Wilmington, NC 28403) will be showing the Colin Firth, Emily Blunt flick for a limited time.

The movie runs from Friday, May 3rd to Thursday May 9th.  Showtimes daily are: 12:45pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:25pm.


I have not only tickets to see Arthur Newman, but autographed movie posters as well!  Get ready to win starting tomorrow morning on The Sunny Morning Show w/ Sheila Brothers!

About Arthur Newman (Summary written by Becky Johnston) – The movie follows Wallace Avery who really hates his job and his ex-wife and son hate him.  He’s blown his one shot at living his dream. Not wanting to face all this, he stages his own death and buys himself a new identity as Arthur Newman.

However, Arthur’s road trip towards anew life is interrupted by the arrival of the beautiful but fragile Mike, who is also trying to leave her past behind. Drawn to one another, these two damaged souls begin to connect as they break into empty homes and take on the identities of the absent owners: elderly newlyweds, a high-roller and his Russian lady, among others. Through this process, Arthur and Mike discover that what they love most about each other are the identities they left at home, and their real journey, that of healing, begins.

Good luck!  I will be giving away the first pair of movie tickets tomorrow morning at 8:30am during the LIVE “What Up In Wilmywood” segment on Sunny 104.5!  910-790-1045




Happy Monday morning to you!  Not too much to report today, filming wise.  I can tell you that Under the Dome will be on the lot for the day, so no action on the streets today.  Here’s the teaser.  The series premieres on CBS June 24th!

The trailer is out for Arthur Newman, golf pro starring Colin Firth and Emily Blunt.  A story of a man who fakes his own death and assumes a new identity in order to escape his life, who then moves in with a woman who is also trying to leave her past behind.

The flick has a limited release April 26th.

peter jurasikOur own Peter Jurasik is in the film. And that’s not all Peter Jurasik was up to.  You get to see him in the movie, 42, which opened this past weekend and scored the best opening day ever for a baseball flick with $27.2 million.  So, yeah Peter!  We love you!

WECT’s Ashley Kosikowski did a nice story on a couple of LA actors who have moved here and opened an actors school here called the Actor’s Arsenal.

That just about does it for me. I’ll have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am.  Until then, that’s a wrap!




Okay, so let’s start off with some sad news.  Mainly because he was such a great guy!  Wilmington local screenwriter, Don Payne, a 1982 New Hanover High School graduate died Tuesday in LA. He was 48, and left his beautiful wife and young kids.  He’d been battling bone cancer for several years.

He won four Emmys and received six Writer’s Guild Award noms for his writing and producing on “The Simpsons.” Don also wrote the screenplay for “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” and “Thor.”  He wrote drafts for the movies “Thor: The Dark World” which will be released in November as well as James Patterson’s much anticipated “Maximum Ride,” which is still in development.  (If you haven’t read the series, get on it!  Awesome young adult fiction!)

Alright who is shooting where today?

Today,  you can spot the incredible cast and crew of Revolution downtown as they are shooting on S. 3rd Street.  As for an order for season two?  No one knows yet, but word has it, we will find out next week if will get more NBC love here in Wilmington.



Now let’s go back Under the Dome!  According to onlookers, crew and cast, they all agree that yesterday’s shoot went awesome and the explosions looked amazing!  As I told you yesterday, the scene involves a house catching on fire and in turn sets another house ablaze. mattborn So now we are on to day two, the cast and crew are at Wallace Park again today, then they head back to 23rd St. at EUE/ Screen Gems Studios for some interior “On my God, my house is on fire!” shots.

The StarNews took some great shots, so visit starnewsonline.com and check out the sweet photo gallery by the talented photog Matt Born.  Under the Dome premieres on CBS June 24.

Now let’s go back to some movies that were shot in 2011 and 2012.

‘Stuck in Love’ starring Greg Kinnear and Kristen Bell was shot here last summer.  It will be released in the next few months, but it is unclear exactly when.  WECT says April.  Cutie pie Cassie Foss of the Star News says June.  Watch the full trailer with your face!


The film Arthur Newman will have a limited release on April 26.  This is the dramatic comedy, which filmed here in Wilmington and other NC locations back in 2011.  ARTHUR-NEWMAN-POSTER_612x612The movie stars Colin Firth who loved Wilmington so, so much.  How much?  When he worked on the movie Main Street back in 2010 which was shot in Durham, he would drive to Wrightsville Beach on his time off.  One of the reasons he agreed to do the Arthur Newman flick, was actually to return to Wrightsville Beach.

Love it!  Alright – I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow and every morning at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Post your comments below!