WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/13/2013 – VIP Afterglow, Bob Guiney, Scott Grimes,Tammy, and more

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What a mixed weekend!  Great times were had during the Port City Pop Con.  A HUGE thank you to Mike Roberts for putting on the event with stars everywhere! They were so kind and just about all of them said the same about Wilmington.  “Everyone is so nice here”!  Yeah, we know, that’s one of the reasons why we choose to live here! The Con included VIP meet n greets and a VIP Afterglow at the Calico Room downtown.

GuineyandGrimesThe highlight of the VIP party had to be Bob Guiney and Scott GrimesGuiney and Grimes put on an amazing duo acoustic performance.  We had Dee Wallace  and Ernie Hudson in the front of the crowd completely enjoying the performance.  FYI – they are the sweetest people in the world!  I really hope I get to stay in touch with those folks. Make sure you check out today’s podcast, I have a clip from Saturday night at the Calico Room on Front Street.  They also performed their original, “I’m Goin Home”  It’s a great song and is available for FREE on Sound Cloud!

The news of NBC’s Revolution moving to Austin, TX got some people down this weekend, and some outraged, blaming it on the politicians.  While I can appreciate the spirit and love for NC Film, I can tell you, they didn’t move for that reason.  The storyline is moving and with that so do the locations.  I will definitely miss the cast, but I believe it is not necessarily a bad thing.  This gives room for productions that were pushed back to come to ILM sooner as crew members become available to them.  All my NC Film industry peeps, I would love to hear your thoughts about my take on it.  Lemme know what you think by commenting below!

Now moving on to the productions that are still here.  The Perfect Summer welcomes American Idol’s Jason Castro to his first day on set!  They will be at Aussie Island Surf Shop in Wrightsville Beach.  Jason plays a laid back surf shop owner.

Under the Dome is still in Burgaw and Tammy is back on Nun St. again today!  Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Toni Collette will be on set.

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!

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Lots of fun to be had at the first annual Port City Pop Con at the Wilmington Convention Center and lots of recognizable faces too!  I will be updating this page throughout the weekend.

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 05/10/2013 – Perfect Summer, Tammy, Port City Pop Con and More

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Perfect SummerWell, I have to give a big thank you to a few news outlets for giving some kudos to the surfers.  Wednesday, a couple of surfers who were working on The Perfect Summer saved some people stuck in a bad rip tide.  See Cassie’s story here in the Star News.  This is nothing new, however.  If you spend your summer at the beach, you know our awesome surfers save lives every week, even more ofter than our lifeguards.  It’s just something they do.  They are always scanning the water.  They totally deserve the recognition.  The Perfect Summer, starring Eric Roberts, is shooting in Carolina Beach today.  They head over to Fort Fisher tomorrow.

Now moving on to Tammy.  Looks like Melissa Mc Carthy, Nat Faxon and Toni Collette will be shooting today on Nun St.  And speaking of Toni, another star sighting!  There was a HUGE buzz in the air at Whole Foods Wednesday around lunchtime.  Darcie reports two store employees were excitedly chatting about Toni Collette after one had just rang up her purchase.  Love it!

There’s going to be star sighting GALORE this weekend.  Not only due to all the stars filming, but POP CONNING as well.

deewallaceDozens of stars are here now and are gearing up for tonight as Day 1 of Port City Pop Con begins! Michael Biehn, Ernie Hudson, Dee Wallace, Margot Kidder, Camden Toy, Scott Grimes, Bob Guiney, Rob Wiethoff (John Marston RDD), Robbie Rist (Oliver, Brady Bunch).

Great line up!  I will definitely see you there!   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 05/09/2013 Red Dead Dedemption, Fox’s Wild Blue, CFIFF and more

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Lots of little tidbits and reminders today!  Let’s start with some star sightings.  This time was at Mayfaire.  The stars got a chance to get off the set any enjoy some of Wilmington’s finer things.  Like food!  We gotta add Roko Italian Cuisine to the list of restaurants in Wilmington where Hollywood dines.  Both Melissa McCarthy and Dan Aykroyd, who are here shooting the comedy, Tammy, dined there this week.  Tammy is shooting once again on Nun St.

Okay, moving on.  Under the Dome is back in Burgaw.  IMG_4108The Perfect Summer is in Carolina Beach again – just interior shots,  so no star gazing today.  Had to throw in this pic from yesterday.  Looks like our local surfer, Tony Silvagni  and Eric Roberts are best buds since the shoot yesterday.  Tony is Eric’s surf double in the movie.

Today is the last day to see Arthur Newman in theaters, so make your plans to head to Carmike Cinemas for this limited release!  (check Tuesday’s blog post for showtimes).

I haven’t said much about the Fox Network’s Wild Blue in a while mainly because there is not much going on.  My sources tell me the production has been pushed back.  Actually quite a few productions have, including Eastbound and Down.  From what I am hearing one reason for the delay is that the crew is all working on other productions.  I suppose now’s a great time to get into the field, if that is what your passion is!  SEE LATEST BREAKING NEWS ABOUT WILD BLUE HERE. Wild Blue stars Mykelti Williamson (Bubba of Forrest Gump) as Master Chief Donald Bowman along with Josh SalatinWill RothhaarAlano Miller and Gina Rodriguez.

I will be interviewing Rob Wiethoff, the voice of JOHN MARSTON on the video game, Red Dead Redemption.  He will be among the many attending Port City Pop Con this weekend at the Wilmington Convention center.  His interview will be up later today (or tomorrow). Get your tickets now!  Meet cast members of The Walking Dead, Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson, Dee Wallace, Margot Kidder, Noah Hathaway (Atreyu in the Neverending Story), Hank and Jed Movie Pictures (creators/cast members of Battlefield  Friends and Doraleous & Associates) and so many more!

The 13th Annual Cape Fear Independent Film Festival begins today and it includes the screening of Heart of the Country, starring Gerald McRaney, and Jana Kramer. It  was shot here last year. For a complete schedule of events, head to http://cfifn.org.

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 05/08/2013

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I took a detour yesterday after attending the Home Again reveal (see previous blog post) and got to visit the set of Tammy.  I can tell you its got a nice energy.  We have some great local crew working on this one.  Today, they are back on Nun St.  What megastar is  in town and ready to shoot this morning?  Susan Sarandon!!  Yep, she’s here and she joins Melissa McCarthy and Allison Janney on set today!

tonysilvagniA big congrats to everybody’s favorite, local, world champion surfer Tony Silvagni.  He is officially Eric Roberts‘ surf double in the movie The Perfect Summer.  They began at sunrise this morning.   (FYI: Tony’s got an AMAZING surf school). Wilmington’s own, Swirl Films is producing this one.

Here’s some pics from this morning shoot!

Now let’s go Under the Dome!  They will be filming up in Burgaw today.  We have received a special treat from the folks at CBS.  Check out this Sneak Peek that was released this week.

Under The Dome premiers Monday, June 24 at 10/9c.

You have today and tomorrow only to see Arthur Newman in theaters, so make your plans to head to Carmike Cinemas for this limited release!  (check yesterday’s blog post for showtimes).

Port City Pop Con is THIS weekend at the Wilmington Convention center.  Get your tickets now!  Meet cast members of The Walking Dead, Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson, Dee Wallace, Margot Kidder, Noah Hathaway (Atreyu in the Neverending Story), Hank and Jed Movie Pictures (creators/cast members of Battlefield Friends and Doraleous & Associates) and so many more!

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 04/01/2013

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Good Morning!  Stay on your guard, it’s April Fool’s Day!  We’ve got no jokes here, but lots of cool stuff.  Let’s start with some afterglow!

The folks from Under the Dome and Revolution had a kick butt time at WonderCon in Anaheim over the weekend.  They are back in Wilmington and ready to shoot.

Under the Dome is heading back to Metts Ave at Wallace Park then heading to Chestnut St. for a quick scene today, as long as the weather holds out.

As for Revolution, they are still asking for some pedestrians…so, if you would like to be an extra on the show, they need fresh faces for tomorrow Go here to be a part of season one.

Now, I told you on Friday that Warner Brothers was showing unaired parts to Revolution at WonderCon , well they cave now released it, Check it out the link below!

http://www.nbc.com/revolution/video/revolution-at-wondercon-power-is-everything/n34484/

And of course, Revolution is on tonight, the truth about how the world lost power… will finally come to light!

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Okay now onto some fresh stars coming into the Port City?  What does the Wayne’s World, The Walking Dead and The Neverending Story have in common?   The stars will all be in Wilmington in May!!  And you get the chance to meet them!  Tia Carrere, Noah Hathaway (who played Atreyu) plus yes cast members of THE WALK DEAD!

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They will all be at Port City Pop Con May 10th & 11th! At the Wilmington Convention Center.

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Also in attendance THE LOIS LANE Margot Kidder, Dee Wallace (mom in ET and Cujo) Ernie Hudson from Ghostbusters, Don Stark from That 70s Show, Betsy Rue of True Blood, Cast member of the Original Night of the Living Dead!

The lineup is endless as they will all be in attendance at You can get your tickets, plus check out the entire celebrity list at PortCityPopCon.com.

And rumor has it I WILL PERSONALLY have tickets to give away soon!  WooHoo!

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