THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/16/2014 Absentee Voting Dates, Sleepy Hollow, Max Steel, SDCC 2014

If you missed the Sunny Morning Show at 8:30am, you missed a damn good time. Hunter Ingram from the Star News joined me as it’s Wilmywood Wednesday!  We got to chat about all things Wilmywood this week and he gave you the scoop on ABC’s Secrets and Lies, which begins production next week.  READ ABOUT IT NOW!

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The San Diego Comic-Con is next week and we got a sneak peek at the Sleepy Hollow poster for featuring the Horseman of War.  Next Friday is when all the Sleepy fun goes down with just about everyone in attendance:  Producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Mark Goffman and Heather Kadin as well as cast members Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Orlando Jones, Lyndie Greenwood and Katia Winter. READ MORE AT EW.COM

MaxSteel_ActionFigureWe will have even more Wilmywood goodness representing as Under the Dome as well as Max Steel makes their way to the con. Plus, for $20 you can grab yourself a piece of Max Steel.  Check out this action figure. If you are going, pick me up one!  In attendance will be Ana Villafane and Ben Winchell for sure. We shall find what is in store for those attending soon. See the rest of the cool toys at this year’s SDCC2014.

DwightYoakamIs it just me, or do you also think the ratings bump from Monday night was due to Lyle Chumley? Seriously, so sinister and so damn good at it. I am really digging this character! Dwight Yoakam was fantastic on Under the Dome and his version of “Who’ll Stop the Rain” is now available on iTunes. GET IT NOW!

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Who is shooting where today?
Under the Dome is at the Gypsum Plant.
The Longest Ride is back on Orange St.
Sleepy Hollow returns to the stage this afternoon, then they head down 421 for some night shoots.

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The indie film Princess Cut which was filmed last fall in Winston-Salem has a Kickstarter going and time is running out to nab some finishing funds. It stars our lovely Ashley Bratcher! So, throw ’em a five or more if you can. It ends in less than 36 hours! DONATE NOW

As we gear up for the looming news, the fate of our NC Film Incentives, I would just like to remind you of the absentee voting period.  It will be October 23rd – November 1st, with Election Day on November 4th. We have 98 days until we can cast our votes.

bETSYjORDANCandidate for NC House Betsy Jordan, who is running against Rick Catlin is holding a press conference tomorrow at 11am at Joe Dunton’s place, JDC on N 23rd. Topic? Film of course. She will be speaking about saving our NC Film Industry and will focus on solutions.  The public is invited to attend.

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LOOKING FOR THESE STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab one at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens).  Offices are open 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.

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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 we do “What’s Up in Wilmywood” at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

 

How Film Affects Our Community – Graham’s Barber Shop (Under the Dome)

GrahamsBarberShopIn 2013, April Vickery was working as a security guard on set at 5th St. for Sleepy Hollow. The catering truck and crew parking were in the lots on either side of Graham’s Barber Shop at 5th & Castle. April was on foot patrol covering both areas so she passed the shop numerous times during the day. The owner of the shop, Mr. William Graham,  came out and made conversation with her. At the time he had returned from a trip from Nashville. He visited Graceland with his family and commented on how smart he felt that Elvis’ widow had been to invest in properties around the original home to make Graceland happen. He commented about the amount of work that Graceland brought into the town and how it helped improve the community not only with work but a sense of pride that they were all part of something so big.

He also spoke about Wilmington very fondly and has been here for many years (52 years in business). He said he hoped that more productions would come to town and he hoped that people realize how good it was for us to embrace the changes productions make for us.

Meanwhile, during this same time period, the executive producer of Under the Dome, Jack Bender, spotted that very barber shop.

CAM00011~2“Since our first year on Under the Dome,” Jack remembers, “when I saw this small barber shop in town I went, ‘We have to have a town barber who has to be a character.’ So I was talking to Neal (Baer)and Brian (K. Vaughn) about it and they went, ‘Yeah yeah… Big Jim (Dean Norris) goes there. Could be his confidante.’  So finally, Dwight Yoakam wanted to do the show and they said, ‘We’ll make him the barber.’ So we went to this gentleman’s barber shop, but he had a bright red floor with red walls and I said, ‘We can’t have a red floor. The floor is too red. It’s too bloody.  See if he’ll let us do a black and white check classic barber shop floor.'”

But they didn’t stop there.  They basically did a soft remodel. New floors, new sinks, repainted the cabinets, the walls. Everything!

I asked a Wilmington Crew Member who is currently working on the show about the redo.

“The other day when we (film crew) were working at the barber shop, I talked to the owner and the owner was thrilled that he got the new floor. The crew offered to change it back to red when the show was over, but some customers came in and saw the checkered floor all shiny and waxed and said, ‘Don’t you dare let them take that floor up! You need to keep that floor!’ So, he decided that since his patrons are absolutely in love with the new remodeled floor, he is going to keep it. The soft remodel of his entire barber shop was at no cost to him. He is elated and he even had a couple of politicians that come in to get their haircut that told him, ‘You need to write your senators and local representatives and tell them your story.’ Mr. Graham said that he was going to be on the phone calling them later that day.  It’s nice to see a small business not only get a paycheck (for location use) and a beautiful redo for free, but his barber shop will be immortalized on a Stephen King project and people will come there just to get their hair cut at the barbershop that Lyle (Dwight Yoakam) worked at in Chester’s Mill.”

This is just one of many stories to come how NC Film affects our NC communities.  Got a story to share? Let us know!  Email: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/25/2014 Under The Dome, Dwight’s in Town, Red Zone, Biggest Loser Auditions

by Sheila Brothers and April Vickery

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Ladies and Gentleman, please welcome Dwight Yoakam to the stage!  Well, the sound stages anyway!  Yep, THE MAN is here!  Welcome to Wilmywood Dwight!  The UNDER THE DOME folks shoot in the airport area today as well as the sound stages.

RED ZONE starlet, Stefanie Scott is not only celebrating her role in the Nikki Toscano pilot these days, she is also celebrating the release of her single, “I Don’t Wanna Let You Go” on the Radio Disney Charts. Congratulations, Stefanie!  The single will be available on iTunes April 8th.

Meanwhile the cast takes their work VERY seriously!

RED ZONE returns to Ashley High School, but they will be heading to the Forest Hills area later this week.

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If you missed Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone on Ellen last month, here’s another chance, they are airing the repeat today.

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COMMENTS FROM YOU:

: Next time you meet up with the -cast you need to take a selfie with or something haha! *Angelface*

TWD: Okie Dokie, Sarah I’ll see what I can do 🙂

  A tragedy that did not have to happen. Keep our crews and casts safe.”

TWD: Indeed.  Here’s the article we referenced from Rolling Stone:
William Hurt Addresses ‘Midnight Rider’ On-Set Death

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REMINDER: Get ready to dash with your dog!  Or walk!  The 2014 Walk & Dog Dash is THIS Saturday!   Come join us as we raise money and awareness for the programs and services of Canines for Service.  It is a family and pet friendly event including a walk, dog dash, pet photographs, vendors and more.  The Walk is approximately 2 miles around beautiful Hugh MacRae Park beginning between Shelters #5 and #6.  The Dog Dash is an approximate 1.5 mile run with your best canine friend.   Kids 12 and under FREE.  Teens are $15 and adults are $35.   If you register in the next 24 hours, get $10 bucks off (Adult)

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab you one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens). Offices are open from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!

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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 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  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/20/2014 – Paley Afterglow, Under The Dome, Red Zone, and more

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by Sheila Brothers and April Vickery

Gooood Morning!  Happy 1st day of Spring!  We made it!
MattLauerAnd to kick off such a glorious day let’s thank the Today Show who gave us a shoutout! My buddy Martin reported that Matt Lauer announced, “This morning’s sunrise comes from beautiful Wilmington, NC.” They do a couple of sunrise shots each morning from around the country , and they couldn’t have picked a better city!

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Are we sleep deprived yet again? If you guessed, “Yes!” you are one smart cookie! We were up late streaming Paleyfest with the Sleepy Hollow cast! The Twitter world was a mad house last night as the SH cast and creation team took the stage at Paleyfest!

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What a GREAT Q & A session!! What will happen in S2? Well, how about the return of beloved characters? (Dead doesn’t exactly equal gone on this show and we all know sometimes you can run, but you can’t hide.) How about new characters? According to the writing and creative team, “amazing new foot soldiers are coming and we need to be on the look out for a new dangerous creation: Headless faces.” Spooky!

rheartnetworkWar & redemption are themes of course! Will the Leftenant be left in purgatory? Can Ichabod give his son the ultimate “Time Out?” Who’s dead? Who’s coming back to life? Who’s going to be the law man now that Frank is locked up?

Watching the live stream of the cast last night was amazing! This show grabs you in and keeps you there in the midst of the supernatural, the scary and the outrageous because above it all, there is such a great dynamic of friendship and family in the storyline and very obviously in real life with these cast mates!

We can’t wait to have SH back in Wilmywood.  Production begins in May. Catch all the PaleyFest Q & A highlights NOW  and Follow @Wilmywood on Twitter to recap all the live tweets from the cast.

Dwight-YoakamDwight Yoakam is brigin’ his cowboy hat Under the Dome. And Entertainment weekly claims his character has been there the entire time!  WHAT?   Lyle Chumley is his name.  He runs the Chester’s Mill’s barbershop. And you know there will be some serious conflict as he was supposedly romantically involved with Big Jim’s dead wife!   READ MORE NOW AT EW

The Under the Dome folks head over the bridge to Winnabow today.

DavidPaymerGot some more great cast news for RED ZONE!  With over 200 film and TV titles under his belt, David Paymer had joined the cast. Lately, he’s been directing and producing HART OF DIXIE. We will play the role of “Banks.”  Welcome to WIlmywood, David!

David CarzellAlso, let’s welcome David Carzell back to Wilmywood! He is no stranger to the southeast as he has worked on ARMY WIVES in South Carolina and he was here in Wilmywood not long ago for Greg Kinnear’s STUCK IN LOVE.

Soo, it looks like Mason Dye will be too busy with Teen Wolf to play Mark on REDZONE.  So, in comes Cameron Deane Stewart.  Make that two Disney kids in the zone.  Crazy fast switch out.  So, I’m thinkin’ here’s what went down.  Mason said, “gotta keep it real with my outrageous fans in the teen drama world!  Peace Out.” Producers were frightened and were scrambling until Stefanie Scott chimes in…”So, I know this guy…” and BAM the new Mark was born!

::::Awkward pause as April gives Sheila a glaring glance::::

Sheila: What?  It could’ve happened! ::::sigh::::  Okay, fiiiinnneeee! April will wrap this up.  Take it sister!

cameron_deane_stewartCameron Deane Stewart is in! He’ll fit in on set with his Disney alum co-star Stefanie Scott. He was known as “Steven” on iCarly and “Jace” on Austin & Ally. Cameron Deane is best known for his role in the big screen in Pitch Perfect with Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, but he has quit a following with the Indie crowd for his role in “GEOGRAPHY CLUB”.

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Put  May 14th on your calendar.  This is D-Day.  State lawmakers will battle it out and will decide the fate of the North Carolina’s film incentives program.  With that in mind, please take it upon yourselves to contact YOUR legislator via, letters, emails, phone.  It WILL make a difference.  With that being said, there is a great article in the Star News written by film professor, Dave MonahanREAD NOW 

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab you one while they last at 25 N. Kerr Ave. (near the intersection of Market and Kerr across from the new Walgreens). Offices are open from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!

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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 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  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

Dwight Yoakam Goes Under the Dome!

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Dwight Yoakam is brigin’ his cowboy hat Under the Dome. And Entertainment weekly claims his character has been there the entire time!  WHAT?   Lyle Chumley is his name.  He runs the Chester’s Mill’s barbershop. And you know there will be some serious conflict as he was supposedly romantically involved with Big Jim’s dead wife!   Ahhhh!!!

READ MORE NOW AT EW