Local Actor David Andrews lands recurring role on Spielberg series.

Looks like one of our favorite local boys is packing his bags and taking a road trip.  Wilmington actor David Andrews has been booked a recurring role on The Whispers, from ABC Studios and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV. According to Deadline, it focuses on an “unseen force that is manipulating society’s most innocent – our children – to act in favor of its cause. As the kids unwittingly help this unknown enemy, the clock counts down in a suspenseful race to save humanity.”

David will play U.S. Secretary of Defense Frommer in a minimum 6-episode arc. The Whispers began production this week.  They will be shooting in Los Angeles and Vancouver.

Congrats David!  We love ya!

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/07/2014 – Casting Directors named for Max Steel, Dawson’s Creek Reunion? and more

Happy Tuesday!  Hope you are surviving the Polar Vortex!  Got a few tidbits for ya.  Starting with Max Steel.

Max-SteelLooks like Max Steel is pushing their schedule just a bit, so offices are going to open a little later than initially planned.  I did get a confirmation this morning, so I gotta give a huge congratulations to Tara and Chase over at Feldstein|Paris Casting for getting the principal casting gig for Mattel’s live-action feature.  I was told there will be some nice day player roles for our local and regional actors.  With that being said, no casting calls have been lined up yet,  so DON’T pester them about roles, just tell your agent to be ready!  No word yet on Extras Casting.  I will keep you posted!

Max Steel tells the story of teenager Maxwell McGrath and alien companion Steel who can combine special turbo-energy powers to generate sensational superhero Max Steel. The storyline centers on bringing a positive and relatable hero to kids, drawing upon turbo-charged teamwork, laughter and friendship.

MovieWeb.com’s got some detailed info about one of the writers as well as the director:

Max Steel writer Christopher Yost most recently rewrote and did the production work on Thor: The Dark World for Marvel and director Alan Taylor. He also wrote the superhero adventure Secret Headquarters for Paramount and Stuber Pictures. Previously, Yost was a member of Marvel’s Writers Program, where he worked on the first ThorMax Steel director Stewart Hendler recently directed and executive produced H+, a digital series for Dolphin Entertainment and Warner Brothers Entertainment, winning a Best Director award and sharing in a Best Sci-Fi or Action Series award at The 2013 Streamy Awards. Hendler also recently completed work on the award-winning digital series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Between them, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn and H+ have garnered 24 industry nominations, thus far. He also manages an active feature film career, having directed the studio features Whisper and Sorority Row, as well as developing several large-scale studio projects.

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david_billyLove that local media is putting our local actor David Andrews in the spotlight.   He’s got a four episode gig on the new NBC show, Crisis. Congrats David!  Before this project he had a little fun on Brad Pitt’s  World War Z.

DawsonAccording to Ok! Magazine, Katie Holmes is interested in taking part in a reunion of our teen drama, Dawson’s Creek.  If you remember earlier last year Michelle Williams was itching to do one as well. As of now there is nothing scheduled or scripted, but if something does indeed brew, I will let you know.  READ ARTICLE NOW

SophiaAnd speaking of Wilmywood shows of the past, set your sights on Wednesday nights.  Look out for One Tree Hill’s Sophia Bush on Chicago PD premiering tomorrow at 10pm EST after Law and Order SVU.

McDuffy_LetterDon’t forget this Saturday McDuffy: The Urban Eagle will screen at the fabulous Post 1200 followed by Q & A with the filmmakers! Tickets are only $5, so buy them now for you and some friends.  There is limited seating and it will sell out!  The event begins at 7pm. You can do it online, or stop by Post 1200, they are right across from Screen Gems.  It is rated R so keep in mind, it is ages 17 and up! It stars Matt McHughShane Callahan, Madison Moss, Zeeko Zaki, Patrick Bryant Hayden, Nate Panning, and Jim Mahorney.

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OTHER REMINDERS:

  • JAN 8 – Wednesday: The People’s Choice Awards 9pm EST on CBS
  • JAN 9 – Thursday: Variety’s upcoming Breakthrough of the Year Awards, at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Dean Norris will be on hand to accept the award for Under the Dome.
  • JAN 10 – Friday: Banshee Season Two premieres on Cinemax
  • JAN 13 – Monday: Sleepy Hollow Episode 11 “Vessel” –  9pm EST on FOX
  • JAN 15 – Voting ends for Encore’s Best of 2014 VOTE NOW.
  • JAN 20 – The epic two hour season finale of Sleepy Hollow at 8pm EST on FOX.
  • JAN 29 – America’s Got Talent Auditions Greensboro Marriott Downtown.

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 – 11/14/2013 War Hero movie to come to NC, Cuck Coo for Cucalorus

Cucalorus 19 is here!  Finally, we can chow down on popcorn and wacth movie after movie until our eyeballs explode!  I would like to welcome MovieMaker Magazine.  They are in town covering the event!  So, are you ready for a full day of films from all around the world?  I, however,  gotta highlight the locals!  The must see movies of the day!

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Don’t Know Yet 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm (City Stage)

Adrift in misery, a heartbroken man lets the hitchhikers he picks up determine his destination and destiny. Everything changes when he meets a free-spirited woman who leads him on a journey of healing and self-discovery while hiding a secret of her own. Directed by UNCW professor Terry Linehan, and starring faces familiar from both around town and the silver screen, this heartfelt tale explores what it means to be lost, and what it means to be “home.”  The flick stars: Cullen Moss, David Andrews, James Kyson, Lisa Goldstein Kirsch and Shane Callahan

Short-History-of-Decay2A Short History of Decay 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm (Thalian Hall – Main Stage)

Nathan Fisher (Bryan Greenberg) is a writer who doesn’t write and a boyfriend who won’t commit. But everything changes when his father has a stroke. He receives a crash course in love, loyalty and forgiveness in this dark comedy about stepping up when your parents are going downhill – Michael Maren’s love letter to anyone who’s ever been a caregiver for someone who raised them. Filmed in Wrightsville Beach, NC and featuring a heart-wrenching performance from former Wilmington resident, Linda Lavin.  The flick also stars: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Bryan Greenberg, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Harris Yulin

stateslateTODAY!!  Don’t miss this presentation about the future of film and the incentive at Cucalorus Film Festival this Thursday, Nov. 14 at Thalian Hall at 4pm.  State of the Slate: The Future of Film in North Carolina.  This special panel presented by Entertainment Partners at the 19th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival will highlight the Film and Television production incentives tax structure and production resources that have made North Carolina an evolving filmmakers destination.  GET ALL THE DETAILS NOW!

Also during Cucalorus, Post 1200 invites you to stop by their open house Thursday-Sunday.  So many stars have passed through Post 1200  for some post work and it was also the production office for Hallmark’s Christmas in Conway.  They will be doing some screenings and giving a tour of the facility along with some coffee and munchies!  It a good place to just get away for a bit, have some fun and chill.

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MedalofhonorNow onto another flick to come to North Carolina!  Chris Leto will direct Medal of Honor,  based on the story of a real american hero, Captain Lance Sijan. “He was a Vietnam war hero that endured 46 days of hell while fighting for our country.”

They will begin principal photog in April 2014 and will shoot for about 4-6 weeks. Katrina Cook of Katz Kasting has been hired to cast principals. No word of them filming in Wilmywood, but I will keep you posted!  This is a good deed project as they are donating a large portion of the proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project. I like these kinds of flicks! Looking forward to hear more about it! Like the “Medal of Honor” page NOW!

werethemillersWe’re the Millers’ DVD Release is 5 days away on 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)

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 10/21/2013 Hunger Games’ Rue comes to Wilmywood, The Squeeze, NC Film Incentives and more.

Remember when I reported on Friday that we will get to know Captain Irving and his ex-wife and daughter?  Well I can officially tell you that the North Carolina shot Hunger Games‘ is bringing our beloved Rue back from the dead placing herAmandaSternberg in Sleepy Hollow.  Amandla Stenberg will be playing Macey or Mae for short.  She begins her Sleepy Hollow journey on November 25′s episode.  Which also means she will be coming into town soon.

More incredible ratings for Sleepy Hollow.   Week 3 of the show jumped +70% to 5.1 rating after 7 days.

One of our local kids choirs will opening and closing the movie, The Squeeze.  We know that Kathy Snow is ecstatic.  Snow’s Gospel Singers will shoot their scene at Airlie Gardens this afternoon.

JillianMurrayOther local actors to congratulate, getting parts in this flick are Michael Rosander, David Andrews, and Logan Siu to name a few.

Jillian Murray who is starring in The Squeeze joined me this morning on The Sunny Morning Show – can I just say how FABULOUS she is!  One of my absolute favorite interviews.  LISTEN NOW!

Dean_GeyerIf you are a fan of Glee, Jillian’s friend Dean Geyer is in town visiting her.  He will be here for a couple of days hanging out enjoying all that is Wilmington.

The NC Film Incentives are still on the minds of many.  Here is a glimpse of an article from the Star News.

Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker said she supports tools to grow the film industry in North Carolina, but added that top state officials are “evaluating what our options are and looking freshly at it (the film incentive).”   Decker has generally been a supporter of the state’s film incentive but is working behind the scenes to build a consensus with state officials and film industry leaders. “We are looking under every rock and at all the options,” Decker told the Star News. “The big question on the table is, ‘How do we continue to help this industry grow in the state?’ I think it’s very clear when you look at it financially that there will have to be some changes in what we might continue to do.”  READ THE ARTICLE NOW! 

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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

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!!