WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 07/11/2013 Another movie coming to town, See the Dome hitting Chestnut St!

Gotta give some kudos to Star News’ Cassie Foss!  She has uncovered some more great filmmaking coming up in the area.  Winston-Salem based, Inspirata Films is producing But Now I See which is about the life of John Newton, whose conversion from slave trader to  pastor helped him write the famous song, “Amazing Grace.”  They will be  shooting in our area the first week of August.  Bald Head Island and  Oak Island will be standing in for Plantain Island and Fort Macon near  Atlantic Beach will be transformed into the Kittim fort, the center for  slave trade. The film stars newcomers, Erik Nelson and Edison Skinner.   John Jackman is directing.  They are expecting a February release on  DVD.   Read Cassie’s complete story.
Cassie also picked up on this storyDIY Network’s “Raising House” will feature a couple’s new Carolina Beach home for this upcoming season with the help of Tidal Wave Construction, the Carolina Beach company that’s building the home. For more on the series visit www.diynetwork.com/raising-house/show.

ChestnutStDomeUnder the Dome is super busy today with two crews running.  They will be filming on Brookwood Ave off Market St. as well as on the lot and possibly in Currie, NC.   And have you seen Chestnut Street recently?  It has been hit by the dome!  Check it out!  How cool is that!

Eastbound and Down is shooting on Masonboro Road.  There’s a big scene today with over 100 extras!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow 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 07/10/2013

Good Morning!  The numbers are in and Under the Dome is STILL #1 baby!  The numbers dipped slightly by 7% but still held a large enough audience to crush the competition with 10.6 million viewers.  They were not only #1 in their time slot, but #1 for the night! Which I will definitely place money on a season two. We should find out this week if that is true.

The folks under the dome will be shooting at Screen Gems today.  I wanted to give a huge thank you to Wayne Henderson and Troy Heinritz, two great guys who produce the “Under the Dome Radio Podcast.” I recently spent some time with them discussing the show, revealing a few locations and hyping up our NC film incentives along with our crew.  Take a listen when you can.

Also, guess who popped in the studio yesterday?  Cutie pie, John Elvis, who plays the character Ben!  We had a great time talking about life under the dome, his relationships with the cast and for the girls who have a crush on him, whether he is single or taken!   Check out his entire interview now!  

As soon as Sleepy Hollow begins productions, Christmas in Conway is not far behind!  Production begins for the Hallmark Movie around August 5th.  They don’t have the Extras Casting director finalized as of yet, but I will let you know!

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


WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 06/04/2013 Under the Dome Already an Award Winner!

Wilmywood Film Peep of the Day

Sanderson - Transpo

Sanderson – Transpo

Hello beautiful Wilmywood Peeps!  Gotta few fun things to report this morning.  Under the Dome is getting more kudos and is hasn’t even premiered yet!  LOVE IT. The Critics’ Choice Television Awards deemed Under the Dome one of “The Most Exciting New Series honorees as judged from pilots and early episodes for Summer and Fall 2013”  The awards show is scheduled to take place the evening of Monday, June 10, 2013 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The award show will be webcast live at 8pm PT on UStream. Award show highlights as well as red carpet coverage will also air on ReelzChannel.  Under the Dome is getting a late start in Currie, NC.

Tammy is getting a late start as well.  They will be back in Wilmington shooting downtown at the Blue Post today.  We will see Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon for sure.

The Revolution Season Finale Bash was last night at The Cellar downtown. Im gonna be posting lots of pics from the event. Season 2 films in Austin TX with a new time slot on NBC Wednesday at 8pm EST.  Check out the slideshow from Militia member, David Pasqua! 

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 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!