HBO picks up new Danny McBride/Jody Hill series.

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Remember when Eastbound and Down was filming here last summer and we are discussing a high school series Danny McBride and Jody Hill were creating for HBO (see blog)?  Well, the show has a name and it got picked up!  The Home Box Office is giving them 18 episodes of Vice Principals.  It’s about the folks who “almost” run the school.  Now we wait and see WHERE they shoot it. Rumors are already swirling about them making sweet eyes at Wilmington yet again.  Let’s hope so!  I will keep you posted! (SOURCE THR)

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 12/30/2013 Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, Wilmywood Flicks Most Lucrative 2013

Good Morning and Happy Monday to ya!  A slew of praise happening as we finish out the year.  So, let’s continue that trend!  A lot of people were talking about this over the weekend. It wasn’t the top grossing movies, but the most successful ones that got the most bang for their buck and North Carolina has 4 on the list, three of which were shot right here in Wilmywood.  Here are the top 9 most lucrative movies of 2013, according to The Wrap: TheWrap - SuccessSo congrats to the cast and crew of: The Conjuring, Bad Grandpa, We’re the Millers and IM3!  Don’t know what ROI means?  It’s Return Of Investment.  The Wrap explains it in simple terms:

To calculate ROI for a movie, you take how much it grossed, subtract how much it cost and then divide that figure by how much it cost. For example, “Insidious: Chapter 2″ cost $5 million to make. It grossed $160.4 million. So here’s how we did it: $160.4M- $5M = $155.4M. $155.4M/$5M = 31.1.

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE NOW!

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CES2014Our beloved CBS series Under the Dome is among the honorees at Variety’s upcoming Breakthrough of the Year Awards, which will be held Thursday January 9th in Las Vegas at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Dean Norris will be on hand to accept the award. CES is the world’s largest electronics show.  It will attract more than 150,000 attendees and will have close to 3,000 exhibitors. It runs January 7th through the 10th.  READ THE STORY AT VARIETY.COM

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I know stories similar to this one have already come out, but when our shows get kudos, you deserve to know. The Global Dispatch reports that due to Amazon’s $700,000 per episode buy,  it made the show profitable before it even aired. (The Amazon licensing deal partnership along with international rights made “Under the Dome” an insanely profitable enterprise, again, before it even aired. ) Because of these factors, the UTD team had less stress with how they crafted the show. Rachelle LeFevre said it best:

“There wasn’t as much pressure,” The CBS execs “were able to make big, ballsy decisions as a result, and success is what comes from that.”

Of course it didn’t hurt that the show was an instant hit.  It was the most watched summer series in more than twenty years.  Nielsen tallied up the live viewing as well as the DVR numbers and estimated that the show averaged 15+million viewers.  Amazon picked up season two, 9 months before it will air, 6 months before filming begins on season two.  That Amazon will continue with the same kind of licensing deal, exclusive domain for the online streaming of the episodes four days after they air.   READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE NOW!

SHWitchesNow onto our other successful television show that has made its home here in Wilmywood. Laurel Brown (@DocBrown_TVdid a great piece as part of Zap2It‘s Year in Review.  It was definitely the Year of the Witch. Laurel highlights some of the best of the best from this years television shows and suggests who could beat up who.  She leaves us with the question: “Will the “Sleepy Hollow” witches dominate 2014?” Awesome Laurel!  It’s a fun piece.  READ IT NOW.

And speaking of some great cast, Lyndie Greenwood says good-bye to Wilmywood:

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Nicole Beharie also said good-bye over the weekend as well.  It looks like today just might be the last day of filming the EPIC season finale! Well, that’s the plan anyway! And sorry, I cannot reveal who is left filming.  Wouldn’t wanna spoil the finale for ya!  They never shoot in sequential order anyway, but I’d rather not accidentally give anything away.  We will just have to wait until January 20th to see who is left standing!1016242_434988879942442_1440392906_n

Make sure to give some major Happy Birthday Shoutouts to our superstar Kenny Effin’ Powers aka Danny McBride!  He turned 37 yesterday.

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Happy Birthday Danny!

 A REMINDER TO VOTE VOTE VOTE!  
Encore Magazine has released their Best Of Nominees and you can VOTE NOW.
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Don’t forget these important 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.
  • Best Blog: The Wilmywood Daily, Port City Foodies, Girls Gone Gluten Free

You can vote until January 15th! So, go on get to votin‘!!

TVBestOf2TV.com’s “Best Of” is ongoing, and the site has our NC shot television shows on the list. Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, Homeland, Banshee and Eastbound and Down. Check out all the NC Nominees and VOTE!  Voting ends Thursday, January 2nd!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks). 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 – 12/06/2013 Loomis Fargo, Kevin Sizemore coming to Wilmington, and more.

danny-mcbride-jody-hillWoo Hoo!  Happy Friday!! More details are coming out about Loomis Fargo or what they are currently calling “UNTITLED ARMORED CAR PROJECT” has been pushed to this Summer. This is the 3rd push, but hey as long as they film here, I’m okay with it!  The flick based on a true story which happened in Charlotte, NC in the late 90’s will star Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson.  Some of the producers include Lorne Michaels, John Goldwin, Danny McBride, Jody Hill and Michael Aguilar. Jared Hess is directing.

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kevin-sizemoreOur Domie Homie, Kevin Sizemore, is COMING TO WILMINGTON! Sizemore, of Under the Dome fame, will be coming to Wilmington, December 21/22nd for a general Q&A as well as a general acting class as an intro to a future coaching series he will be teaching at Post 1200.

Tickets will be $59/$90. This will be open to the general public – anyone that would like to hear Kevin speak about his experience as an actor and his most recent career successes.

Tickets will be limited to 50 to 60 seats per group. This is a very intimate setting and everyone will be sure to get a chance to speak to Kevin as well as enjoy a signing session for any photos or UTD memorabilia! Please send an email to reserve your spot.  Post 1200 will contact you to purchase your tickets.  RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW before they are gone! Or stop by Post 1200 (N. 23rd St. across from Screen Gems) Today-Sunday from 1pm-7pm.

homelandCongrats to the writers of our NC show Homeland currently airing on Showtime!  They were nominated for the WGA(Writers Guild of America) Awards!  So, send kudos to: Henry Bromell, William E. Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Barbara Hall, Patrick Harbinson, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Charlotte Stoudt, and James Yoshimura

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 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 – 11/11/2013 Jill Jones, Amandla Stenberg on set of Sleepy Hollow, A Cucalorus Must See and More.

JillJonesIn case you missed it last week, Jill Marie Jones (Girlfriends) has joined the cast of Sleepy Hollow as Cynthia, the former wife of Frank Irving (Orlando Jones) and mother to their teenage daughter, Macey played by Amandla Stenberg.  (Might I add I love the fact that Jones and Jones are playing the ex married couple.)  Jill and Amandla have been in Wilmywood since last week and their debut episode airs November 25th.  Both have recurring roles, so look forward to having these two lovely ladies in town for a few weeks.  Amandla is already having a great time on set.

Let’s back up a bit and take a look at tonight’s episode, The Midnight Ride, shall we! Abbie and Ichabod look for clues to stop the evil in town; Abbie receives an unexpected visit from Andy Brooks (John Cho).

Bad_Grandpa_USAlthough Thor: The Dark World hammered the competition at the weekend box office earning $86 million in its debut, our North Carolina shot Bad Grandpa remained strong with $11.3 million. The comedy’s three-week total stands at $78.7 million.

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CUCALORUSA CUCALORUS MUST SEE: Broadcast – A Man and his Dream is the story of Ralph Epperson growing up in the 1920s and 30s the son of tobacco farmers in the hills of Southwestern Virginia/Northwestern North Carolina and daring to dream of a different life. As a boy he discovered radio and from then on was led by a desire to understand how to transmit sound through the airwaves. This love of technology was coupled with a passion for the broadcast2music native to his growing up, “it was then called old time and now we call it bluegrass,” along with a strong faith in God and community. In 1948 Ralph realized his dream with the opening of his first station, WPAQ 740 AM, Mt. Airy, NC, “the voice of the Blue Ridge” but his dream didn’t stop there. Most of his family followed him out of the tobacco fields and into radio. broadcastToday more than 150 radio stations around the nation owe their beginnings to Ralph Epperson and his dream as well as countless musicians who continued their music and passed along the tradition that still exists today of Blue Ridge style string music. In 2005 Director, Jordan Nance, dared to dream that despite his physical limitations from severe cerebral palsy he could make a film about Ralph and WPAQ. Now in 2013 Jordan’s dream is a reality.

The screening will be on Sunday, Nov 17 at 10:45AM in the studio theatre at Thalian Hall. There will be live bluegrass for those who come a little early and enjoy Jones Smith & Co.

Catch the opening minute of Jordan Nance’s first documentary film, Broadcast: A Man and His Dream. WATCH IT NOW

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YAY! Giveaways! We’re the Millers’ DVD Release is Nov. 19th and to celebrate, we’re giving away a “We’re the Millers” T-shirt!  Subscribe to the blog to enter to win! If you are already subscribed, then you are already entered to win. Click on “Follow” at the bottom right of the blog to subscribe! (Giveaway date is 11/19)

20% OFF SALE in the Wilmywood Spreadshirt Store!!  Going on now thru November 12th!  Use Coupon Code: EARLY20

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UTD_DVDUNDER THE DOME is now on DVD and Blu-Ray!  Buy it now from The Wilmywood Daily’s A-Store, powered by Amazon.com!

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 – 11/05/2013 Under the Dome on DVD, Marilyn Manson, Nick Nolte, Robert Redford, Sleepy Hollow and more.

Robert RedfordAbout five years ago (maybe more), North Carolina got very excited about the film adaptation of Bill Bryson’s best-selling memoir, A Walk in the Woods. It was going to star Paul Newman and Jack Nicholson.  Newman was a little apprehensive about signing on.  According to a source, he said if he need the use of cue cards, he would not do the film.  Not much longer after that, the beloved philanthropist, took a turn for the worst and passed away.  All hope for the movie to be made was lost.  Skipping ahead to today, there is not only hope for the flick to rev up again, but two actors have recently signed on to the project. Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. According to NickNolteDeadline.com, the film is a road-trip comedy about an aging travel writer who decides to hike the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail, accompanied by a long-estranged high school buddy he’s been avoiding for years. Along the way, the duo face off with each other, nature and an eccentric assortment of characters only to discover that some roads are better left untraveled.   Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno) is set to direct.  It is aiming for a March start and a release date of December 4, 2014.  Although we probably will never see it here in Wilmington, hopefully the mid to western part of NC will hopefully see its return!
tscc3 I gotta thank Jody Hill and Danny McBride for giving our local skating center some love, as they kept the real name of the business, Jellybeans.  If you caught Danny McBride on Jimmy Kimmel, he talked about Marilyn Manson being here in Wilmywood, doing a scene for Eastbound and Down.  And if you don’t have the premium channel, you might have missed his rolling cameo on HBO.  Check it out.


SH_HeadlessIt was great to have Sleepy Hollow back on the small screen! The ratings will be out after 11am EST.  Rest assured I will be on it!  We will see if we held on to our audience during the baseball hiatus.  Today, they are transforming Greenfield Lake Park into Manhattan park.   They will be filming the actors traveling through park talking and then argument ensues.  You might be able to check out the action from afar as they will be in between the skate park and playground.  They will be adding a cute little hot dog stand and some extra picnic tables for a little character.

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FINALLY IT IS HERE!  Under the Dome is out on DVD and Blu RayBUY IT NOW! Blu-Ray has more bonus features, but DVD is more affordable.  What are those special features?

DVD:

  • Additional Scenes: Deleted Scenes
  • Featurette: Under The Dome: Filming the Pilot
  • Featurette: CBS Launch Promos
  • Featurette: Stephen King and “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: From Novel to Series”
  • Featurette: The World of “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: The First Season
  • Other: Joe’s Blog
  • Bloopers: Gag Reel

Blu-Ray Disc:

  • Featurette: Stephen King Visits Big Jim’s Car Dealership
  • Featurette: Under The Dome: Filming the Pilot
  • Additional Scenes: Deleted Scene
  • Featurette: The Visual Effects of “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: CBS Launch Promos
  • Featurette: Stephen King and “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: From Novel to Series”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: Executing the Finale
  • Featurette: The Wilmington Pilot Premiere
  • Featurette: The World of “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: The First Season
  • Other: Joe’s Blog
  • Bloopers: Gag Reel

UTDPremiere062013_0362Yep Blu-ray has our premiere!!!  Amazon.com says it includes the interviews with cast members and creators, Mayor Saffo’s declaring June 24th “Dome Day,” and reactions to the gigantic success of the network premiere.

20% OFF SALE in the Wilmywood Store!!  With our early-bird discount, you can save a whopping 20%. Avoid the stress of last minute shopping right before Christmas. Going on now thru November 12th!  Use Coupon Code: EARLY20

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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 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 .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/24/2013 NC flick in theaters tomorrow, Well Wishes, Vote for our NC productions

A North Carolina shot comedy is in theaters tomorrow!  Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa. The storyline involves a bad grandpa who takes a cross-country trip with his young grandson.  You don’t really see it here, but the trailer you see in theaters has a ton of North Carolina beauty including the Charlotte, Gastonia and Belmont areas.  One restaurant in particular was The Penguin restaurant in Charlotte. The flick stars Johnny KnoxvilleJackson Nicoll and Georgina Cates.

Well Wishes, an independent feature, written and directed by UNCSA grad, Drew Boyd, is back in Wilmington again today.  Yesterday they were at Airlie Gardens.  They are moving just down the road to the beach.   Wrightsville Beach access 1 beginning this morning.  The movie stars our local boys Cullen MossShane Callahan , with Don Baker and Anna Stromberg in major supporting roles. Tons of other Wilmington talent involved too!

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Still from “The Heroes of Arvine Place”

And speaking of Cullen Moss, our Wilmington-based actor has been killing it lately!  We just saw him do a hilarious scene in Eastbound and Down with Danny McBride in the season premiere, and now you can see him on the big screen during Cucalorus in The Heroes of Arvine Place (written and directed by Wilmington legend, Damian Lahey). It was in the Williamsburg International Film Festival in New York where it won Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor!  So give some love to Cullen for killing it and living the dream!!

The Squeeze is shooting at the Wilmington Municipal Golf course today.

PCAThe People’s Choice Awards are asking you to vote for all your movie/TV favs, but how on God’s green Earth is Tom Mison NOT on the list as FAVORITE ACTOR IN A NEW TV SERIES?  Or even Nicole Beharie as FAVORITE ACTRESS IN A NEW TV SERIES? No worries you can write in their names!  I did. You should also write in Under the Dome!  Also, make sure to vote for Safe Haven, The Conjuring, We’re the Millers and more!  PLEASE VOTE NOW!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR NC CASTING CALLS OF THE DAY!

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Are you looking for some of the best movies to come out of Wilmywood?  How about a Wilmywood Thriller/Horror Marathon just in time for Halloween?  Check out what’s available in the Wilmywood Shop powered by Amazon.com  Buying from the Wilmywood Shops helps me keep this blog going!

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_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/18/2013 Danny McBride, Rachelle LeFevre, Banshee, Sleepy Hollow and more

Happy Friday!  Yesterday on the blog, I gave you a blip from Danny McBride on Jimmy Kimmel.  Well, we got some more in.  Raise your hand if you were in the skating scene at Jellybeans!  Here’s Danny as he explains what happened, including the clip from the shoot that day!


OrlandoOn the Sleepy Hollow front, Some more details are coming out about Captain Irving!  According to E! Online, it looks like Orlando’s character has not only an ex-wife named Cynthia, but a teenage daughter named Mae.  We will meet the two ladies after the baseball break and you can count on seeing them in multiple episodes.   Regardless of their failed marriage, they seem to have a good relationship, however Cynthia is concerned about Irving’s relationship with his daughter. Expect to see them stick around for a few episodes.

The rain has put a major damper on Sleepy Hollow’s schedule and now they are working even more crazy hours than usual to catch up.  They head to Brunswick County, one location will be the Brunswick Town Museum in Winnabow.  Ichabod and Abbie continue shooting throughout the weekend as they will pull an all-nighter.  First at the 2nd St. parking deck, then at the NHC Courthouse on N. 3rd St.  Man, they are working INSANE hours!  Kudos to the cast and NC film crew for pulling this off!

The North Carolina shot Banshee‘s second season has a premiere date.  The 10-episode season will kick off Friday, January 10th at 10 PM. The Cinemax show nabbed a Special Visual Effects Emmy and shares a similar success story as Sleepy Hollow, picking up a second season just after the 3rd episode aired. It also gave Cinemax the largest audience ever for an original series finale. Cast members include Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison, Rus Blackwell, Gordon Hopewell, Ryann Shane, Ben Cross and Anthony Ruivivar.  Good news!  They will all be back in January!

Today is the first day of production for The Squeeze.  They have a few company moves, kicking off the day in downtown Burgaw.  They then head to the railroad bridge in Castle Hayne and finish the day at the 6th St Bridge near downtown Wilmington.  Yeah, this is not your typical golf movie.

The UNCW Film Studies group is shooting a flick called “Late Friendship”  they will also be downtown Saturday afternoon on the 200 block of N. Front St. in the Vance Alleyway.

Under the Dome’s Rachelle LeFevre wants you to save your wallet and the planet with her, “Don’t be an Idler” campaign.

Success continues for Under the Dome as CBS Studios International announced yesterday afternoon an exclusive multi-year licensing deal in Germany. According to the press release,  they will “stream the ground-breaking series UNDER THE DOME on the Watchever subscription video on demand service (SVOD) service starting in January 2014. The agreement will cover seasons one and two of the show, and will run after its initial presentation by the ProSiebensat.1 Group, where it has recently completed its first season and generated top ratings.”

Melissa-McCarthy-ElleOur Tammy star Melissa McCarthy appears on the cover for Elle‘s Women in Hollywood issue — and critics are slamming the magazine for covering up the full-figured actress’s body.

While her fellow cover models Reese WitherspoonShailene Woodleyand Marion Cotillard showed plenty of skin, Melissa sported an oversized coat. Several websites blasted Elle for the cover-up. Slate called her the magazine’s “token plus-size cover girl,” whose coat is “so huge…she could hide her Mike and Molly co-star Billy Gardel underneath. Perhaps photographer Thomas Whiteside only knows how to photograph the usual stick insect models, because he clearly has no clue how to highlight McCarthy’s curves.”

Elle responded to the backlash in a statement, saying, “On all of our shoots, our stylists work with the stars to choose pieces they feel good in, and this is no different: Melissa loved this look, and is gorgeous on our cover. We are thrilled to honor her as one of our Women in Hollywood this year.”   What do you think?  Post your comments below!

Movies_NCAre you looking for some of the best movies to come out of Wilmywood?  How about a Wilmywood Thriller/Horror Marathon just in time for Halloween?  Check out what’s available in the Wilmywood Shop powered by Amazon.com

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 10/17/2013 Danny McBride, Sleepy Hollow, The Squeeze, Cucalorus

dannyMcBride_KimmelDanny McBride was on Jimmy Kimmel last night.  Here they are talking about filming Eastbound and Down in Wilmywood with Marilyn Manson.  LISTEN NOW!

Congrats to Sleepy Hollow’s Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Alex Kurtzman and Mark Goffman.  They made the list in an article from The Hollywood Reporter “Power Showrunners: 10 to Watch for 2014”  READ IT NOW! SH_Headless

Attention, Sleepy Heads!  If you want to relive the first 5 episodes of the show, there will be a Sleepy Hollow Marathon on FX on October 26th beginning at 1pm EST.  (Yes it’s not a typo, FX not FOX)

JillianMurrayIf the GORGEOUS Jillian Murray and I can get our schedules aligned, we will have a chat on the Sunny Morning Show next week. She is currently working on The Squeeze.  Gather your questions over the weekend.  You know I love to ask your questions!  Email them to me! Put “Jillian Interview” in the subject line!  The Squeeze begins principal photography tomorrow!

Get ready for the Cucalorus MEAT n GREET Volunteer BBQ this Sunday at Jengos Playhouse. It’s a fun way for current and prospective volunteers to get more information about Cucalorus and meet others in the organization. Anyone is welcome to come. SEE DETAILS NOW  CUCALORUS

Also join in on the fun!  #Movealorus Instagram Video competition. Anyone can upload a video onto Instagram with their most fun, creative dance moves and tag it #Dancealorus and #Movealorus. The best video will win two free tickets to Dancealorus, Wed., Nov. 13 at Thalian Hall. Here’s the skinny on that  Deadline: Sunday, October 20th 11:59pm. Movies_NC Are you looking for some of the best movies to come out of Wilmywood?  How about a Wilmywood Thriller/Horror Marathon just in time for Halloween?  Check out what’s available in the Wilmywood Shop powered by Amazon.com

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 – 10/16/2013 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

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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!!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 09/12/2013

In an interview with TVLine, Dean Norris gave us a little insight about this Monday night on Under The Dome.

“You’re going to learn a lot about the Dome,” Norris explained. “It’s all very satisfying and it will make you go, ‘Oh, wow. OK, how are they going to play that out in Season 2?’ It sets up for a great second season.”

And don’t think the season’s ending is even close to the book.  Here’s a taste of what’s coming this Monday night.

If you missed Episode 12 last Monday or only caught 30 minutes of it on your DVR (due to the US Open), CBS is running Episode 12 again this Saturday night ay 9pm EST.

UTDPremiere062013_0080We’ve got an interview lined up today with the most adorable Mackenzie Lintz who plays Joe’s little “firecracker” friend Norrie on Under the Dome.  Send me your questions and I will pick from a few and ask her!

And of course I can’t forget to say:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLIN FORD!  He turns 17 today!

Our buddy Tommy Danger needs as many volunteers as possible to 200873_10200195448349369_1964083808_ocome to Wrightsville Beach by the Johnny Mercer Pier to be a part of the new video they are working on for the More Than Just Me Foundation. Please tell your friends. We need all ages, color, shapes, and sizes of people. Friday, September 20th from 6pm-7:30.  Click on the FB invite if you will be attending!

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!!