Dan Aykroyd to set, please!

THIS JUST IN:  Dan Aykroyd‘s first appearance on the set of Tammy is tonight!  As they film at Two Fat Ladies, a second crew is filming  a driving scene on the streets of Wilmington near downtown.    Find out who begins shooting, tomorrow on Tammy…well, tomorrow 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 05/06/2013 – Downtown packed with stars, New Pilot ‘Home Again’

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Where is everyone shooting today?  Well, weather permitting, possibly.  Most are indoor scenes, so should be good to go.  Under the Dome will be on the lot today.  Tammy is back at Two Fat Ladies on Dawson St. this evening.  The Perfect Summer will be downtown today.

dan_aykroydThe Stars were out Saturday night in downtown Wilmington.  It started off with the big kick off party for Tammy was over the weekend at the Blue PostMelissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Allison Janney and of course Dan Aykroyd with his gorgeous wife, Donna Dixon (Sonny Lumet, Bosom Buddies) were in attandence.  Later, some beautiful bartenders met the Blues Brother at Bourbon Street on Front St.

Those weren’t the only stars out, however.  Many got the chance to hang out and do some karaoke with the Candyman himself, Tony Todd at the Browncoat.  And Nutt St.  had a plethora of stars of comedy for the Cape Fear Comedy Festival.  The headliner was Sean Patton.

homeagainThe pilot episode of Home Again will be filming tomorrow and needs your help.  Consider it Extreme Makeover: Home addition with Military families shot right here in Wilmington .  Amy Tipton, gives us a little insight: LISTEN NOW.

They need as many people as possible to line the streets at 9am  1800 – 1900 block of Wrightsville Ave, between the blocks of Pender and Metts (in Carolina Place near 19th Street) to welcome home active duty Marine, Captain Murphy.   So please attend tomorrow: DETAILS HERE

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 05/03/2013 Another mega-star in town,The Perfect Summer, Tammy, Candyman, and more

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Happy Friday you beautiful peeps!  And we’re off!  It’s day 1 one for Melissa McCarthy and her hubby Ben Falcone.  The Tammy crew is off to Dawson Street today at Two Fat Ladies Restaurant.  That should be super fun!  Yesterday, I told you there was yet another  mega star coming into town today.  Well, I can now tell you that star….will be revealed after the break! or at the end of the blog!  Ha!

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eric-RobertsIt’s also day one for The Perfect Summer today.  It stars Eric Roberts, Sydney Penny, Jason Castro, Adam Horner & Katie Garfield. They will be shooting in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and downtown Wilmington.  The film wraps May 20th.

IM3 is breaking records across the world, first in Italy and now in China with estimated $21.5 million opening.   The previous record-holder for biggest opening day was Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, with a $17 million debut.  Many wondered why Iron Man 3 opened overseas first.  Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis said he wanted to open before the coming May Day holiday on May 1, when many foreign workers and schoolchildren have off. Experts say the US Box Office projections are well over $100 million.  Thank you Captain Obvious.

Actor Tony Todd (Candyman, Night of the Living Dead, Final Destination) is hanging out in Wilmington this weekend.  You can do some Karaoke with the Candyman at the Browncoat (111 Grace St, 910.341.0001) from 10:30-2am. Admission $20. Includes draft beer, 1 free raffle ticket.  He’s also doing a special networking dinner for all those aspiring filmmakers and actors.  Call the number above for more details)

biggest_loser_auditions1We had plenty of giveaways this week.  Here are the winners of the Biggest Loser Season 15 VIP Fast Passes that get you to the front of the line:

Missy Reynolds, John Mullis, Christina Miller, Jessica Tate, Tabithia Smith, Samantha Clanton, Stephanie Garcia, Carlos Garcia, Stacy Barnes, Drucilla Harrison and Angie McSweeney.  Auditions are tomorrow in Charleston, SC at the Music Farm on Ann St from 10am-6pm.  Good luck – we would love to have a Wilmington, NC contestant this year!

I am still giving away VIP passes to Port City Pop Con, which is May 10th & 11th at the Wilmington Convention Center.  ENTER NOW!

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

Oh, P.S.  Please welcome DAN AYKROYD into town!! Wooo hoooo!!!!!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/29/2013 Biggest Loser, Tammy, Revolution and More

Good morning loves!  Let’s get the quickies out of the way.  Ha!  I said quickies.

Okay, in case you missed it, over the weekend I told you NBC’s Revolution was picked up for another season!  Yeah!

Hundreds of local cast and crew filled the movie theaters at Mayfaire’s Regal Cinemas for a special screening of Iron Man 3 last night, which made $195.3 million internationally over the weekend.

Under The Dome – shoots at the old cement plant today in Wilmington.  On the Wilmywood Facebook page, I asked what movie or TV show was a favorite to work on, and the most popular was indeed Under the Dome.

The  stars make their way into town this week.  Melissa and Susan are already here, but we can look forward to Kathy Bates, Dan Aykroyd, and Toni Collette arriving this week.  Tammy begins filming this Friday.

And finally, I would love to see a Wilmington, NC resident this time around take this thing home! So, if you’ve always wanted to be on the Biggest Loser and have nothing to lose but the weight, attend the open casting call, Saturday, May 4th in Charleston. Auditions for Season 15 will be held at the Music Farm in Charleston from 10am-6pm. You have a chance to win $250,000!

To see what to do and bring, all the details are found here: http://thebiggestlosercasting.com/open-calls

Wanna audition and skip the line?  I have VIP passes that will get you to the front of the audition line!  To win yourself a pass, email Sheila: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Lemme know why you wanna go and I will pick winners daily and announce them on the air on Sunny 104.5.

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.  Got scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com. Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 04/24/2013 – BREAKING Casting News, Kitchen Nightmares, and more!

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Okay let’s get right to it! The lovely extras casting director, Marty Siu, is out of town today and has asked me to make the announcement! The Melissa McCarthy comedy, Tammy is now casting extras! Hundreds will be cast, so get your info in!
To be an extra in Tammy please email a recent photo (headshot and full body shot as well), and the following information:  Full Name, Phone number, Age, Height/Weight, Sizes/Measurements, what kind of car you drive (include color),  and your location.  Send it to Tammyextras@gmail.com
HERE ARE THE GUIDELINES:

1) No VISIBLE tattoos allowed in this film.

2) Must be local to the Wilmington area and available to work approximately 12 hours a day.

3) Some scenes will require that you work several consecutive days.

4) Filming takes place in and around Wilmington in May and June.

5) PAY RATE: $58.00 for up to 8 hours of work. Time and a half after that.

Actors in the movie Tammy include Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Dan Aykroyd, and more!

There will be more info on the Marty Siu Casting Facebook Page this evening.

IF YOU CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT…

Well, there’s has got to be multiple restaurants that could use some professional help in this town, as we are like the “restaurant capital!”  So if you are a restaurant owner or know of one that could benefit from some tough love, check out this casting call.  FOX TV’s hit show Kitchen Nightmares starring Chef Gordon Ramsey is casting immediately for Season 6, anywhere in the US! Download the application or apply online. The guidelines: Restaurant must have been open at least one year, not be a franchise or chain and have at least 35 seats.

It’s a beautiful day to be shooting in Southport today for Under the Dome. They will stay there for the remainder of the day, mainly on Bay St., but will be shooting for a bit on East Moore St as well.

Tomorrow I will tell you more about yet another project coming here that’s going to be creating A LOT of jobs and will definitely be putting money in our local vendors’ pockets.

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.  Got scoop?  email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/16/2013 – Jennifer Aniston, Colin Ford, Melissa McCarthy

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Good Morning my Sunny Peeps! Let’s kick it off with We’re the Millers.   The Jennifer Aniston flick which filmed here last summer will open in theaters, August 9th.  The movie is about a veteran pot dealer who creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.  Looking forward to that one.

Moving Under the Dome, they will be filming in Kelly, NC today.  Under The Dome star Colin Ford (We Bought A Zoo/Push) was spotted movie goin’ with some friends last night at Mayfaire’s Regal Cinemas checkin’ out Scary Movie 5.  He was actually the first person cast in Under The Dome, (Steven Spielberg / Stephen King).  He plays the character Joe.  Under the Dome premieres June 24th on CBS.

As reported yesterday, there is an official casting call for stand-ins for the main cast of Tammy including Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd and Kathy Bates.  

***UPDATE***

BACKGROUND ACTORS NEEDED TODAY ONLY: For Under The Dome, actors age 18 and up to work today in Kelly, NC area 2:45pm today. Also need one African American Stand-in that is 6ft 1 to work in Kelly, NC today at 3:15pm. To submit to either please email utdextras@gmail.com subject line either “park extra” or “AA Male Stand-in” include a photo and the following info:
FULL NAME:
AGE:
PHONE NUMBER:
HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
LOCATION:
The park extra is guaranteed to make at least 64 dollars and time and a half after 10 and the stand in is guaranteed to make at least 125 dollars and time and a half after 10.
AGAIN BOTH OF THESE ARE TODAY! 4/16!

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.  Got some scoop, star sightings?  Dish it sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

BREAKING CASTING NEWS: TAMMY – Now casting Stand-ins!

BREAKING CASTING NEWS: TAMMY – Now casting Stand-ins!

Now casting stand-ins for Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates and Dan Aykroyd!

Marty Siu Casting is currently looking for stand-ins & photo doubles for:

Melissa McCarthy 5’2

Kathy Bates 5’3

Susan Sarandon 5’7

Dan Akroyd 6’1

Please only submit if you are this height and look VERY SIMILAR to the actor. Must be local to Wilmington, N.C., must be available for the full run of show, 8 weeks starting May 3rd, and must have stand-in experience.

Pay rate $125.00/8. Please submit headshot & resume to Marty Siu at: TammyExtras@gmail.com.  ONLY accepting standin/photodouble submissions at this time.