THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 05/16/2014 Legislative Day, Eastbound and Down, Full Belly Project

NCFilmRally050414_0125FILM INDUSTRY DAY @ THE NC LEGISLATURE is June 4, 2014 from 9am to 1pm.  This is not a rally, rather a one on one discussion with some legislators.  The most important people that need to attend this special day in Raleigh are the SMALL BUSINESSES who do business with the film industry.  It is important to let those legislators know what would happen to you, your family, your employees and your business if the film industry went away.  We need to let them know it is not just about crew jobs,  but it is also about our community. If you are a small business that benefits from the industry being here,  please email NCFilmDay@gmail.com  Please, pass this on to all the small business friends you know.
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Eastbound and Down Season 4 is officially ready for you to take home!  Out on DVD and Blu Ray this week.  It is eight episodes, 240 minutes. Extras: deleted scenes, outtakes and audio commentary tracks. From HBO Home Video.

My latest EW article came out late yesterday afternoon.  Tellin’ the world about our awesome TV shows filming here!  Please give it a read and a comment if you have time! READ NOW!
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Under the Dome is shooting on Victoria Dr in WIlmington as well as Burgaw today.  Sleepy Hollow is sleepin’ in as they filmed through the night. Max Steel is headed to the Ideal Cement Plant aka Max Steel Headquarters.
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The Full Belly Project needs your help.  They really need to upgrade their shop and office. Your gift will go directly to purchase tools and materials they need to further their mission.  They have set up an indiegogo and if you got a few bucks to spare, it’s is an incredible cause!!  DONATE NOW!

Full Belly Project’s mission is to support the improvement of economic possibilities for people in global communities. We address the critical issue of poverty eradication with simple agricultural technologies, developing and distributing devices that essentially help people help themselves.

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Perry’s Emporium has the exclusive NC Film Pendants in stock now! They also ship everywhere, so call them to order one or stop by and pick one up! Price: $39.95 Located at 2520 Independence Blvd in Wilmington 910-392-6721  They are open Tues – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  I am wearing mine proudly!

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab one while they last 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.

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting, too! Film=Jobs folks!  Spread the word!

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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.  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!!

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/17/2014 – Sleepy Hollow, How and Why, Max Steel, Under the Dome and more.

Happy Thursday my awesome peeps!  Let’s get right to it!

My article for Entertainment Weekly’s “The Community” section is out and like I said on Facebook recently, it is my dream article. It’s all about Wilmington, so begging and pleading with you to share it!  I cannot tell you how excited I am to be able to bring awareness to the Wilmington film scene and share it with the world!  SHARE NOW: http://bit.ly/RsiY2N I am totally counting on you!  Thank you in advance my fabulous peeps!  Send me a message and let me know you have shared it!

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Mattel’s Max Steel is two weeks away from going into production and they are prepping like mad. My sources tell me that Max McGrath himself, Ben Winchell could be arriving as soon as this weekend in Wilmywood! His counterpart Ana Villafane who plays Sydney Gardner should be arriving soon after.

sleepy hollow 2A surprising turn of events came out yesterday regarding FOX’s Sleepy Hollow. It looks as though the massive production will be going in a different direction when it comes to background talent.  A new extras casting director was named for season two.  Ashli Bogart will be taking on the monster that is Sleepy Hollow.  READ MORE.

timguinee And speaking of flying in, Wilmywood welcomes writer/director Charlie Kaufman into town. He’s gearing up for FX’s How and Why which begins production at the end of the month. And guess who is making a return! Just as Revolution’s Graham Rogers came back for Red Zone, we welcome another Revolution alum back for our FX pilot. Tim Guinee, who played Danny’s father on Rev, is returning for the comedy pilot. As I was checking in with the handsome devil as I do from time to time, I got the exciting news confirmed yesterday. “I’m really excited to come back to Wilmington,”  Tim said. “It’s like coming home.”  Although Tim has been all over the place filming TV shows and features, he’s been in NC quite a lot for our Charlotte show, Homeland.  Welcome back,  Tim! We love you!

And since it is Throwback Thursday, he’s a hilarious memory from 2012! NBC’s Revolution star David Lyons donated money to inflict pain on his cast members during our radiothon – Sorry Tim Guinee, but it’s flu shot time!

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Under the Dome is headed back to the Brooklyn Arts District again so get ready for some road closures and some snap, crackle, booms and pops.  Yes, they get to play with loud toys again.  They will be off tomorrow for Good Friday and will resume shooting Monday in Wilmington.

Heading over to Charlotte for a spell, the feature film Max which starts production in a few weeks has announced more cast members for their “war dog”  flick.  Joining Josh Wiggins are Thomas Haden Church and Jay Hernandez.

And congrats to Banshee‘s Geno Segers and Afton Williamson. They were just upgraded to series regulars! Woop Woop! Congrats!

Make sure to check out the CW’s Primetime News at 10pm tonight as I will bring you all the Wilmywood news for the week via boob tube with “What’s Up In Wilmywood.”

LOOKING 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 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting too!

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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!!

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/16/2014 – Isaiah Washington & C. Thomas Howell coming to Wilmywood, Under the Dome, Charlie Kaufman, and more.

Isaiah-WashingtonOverflow Entertainment’s The Sin Seer is confirming their casting choices.  Can we give a HUGE congrats to some of the cast that have been named. Grey’s Anatomy‘s Isaiah Washington for one.  FIND OUT WHO ELSE WAS CAST NOW! Under the Dome will be in the Brooklyn Arts District today on N. 4th Street.  Looks like they will be having some fun today as well as explosions are planned!  Woo Hoo! Fun day! We get the chance to see our awesome Aisha Hinds today.  I don’t think I have seen her since last season!  What a woman! tscc3 We do have a star returning to Wilmington for one of the productions and it is killing me to not be able to tell you.  If said person calls me this morning, I will let said person tell you! Sorry! Charlie-KaufmanAs FX’s How and Why preps for their first production day, The Wilmywood Daily would like to welcome the brilliant writer director Charlie Kaufman into town!  Yay!  Yesterday they were out scouting locations.  Did you see him around town? ncfilmThis week for the Community section of Entertainment Weekly, I will be changing it up and I am very excited about it.  My article/ interview with Jason Mott is being pushed towards the season finale of the show (Sorry Jason!).  HOWEVER, I was asked to write basically my DREAM article.  After a group discussion I was asked to write a bit of a tourism piece on Wilmington that includes, locations from the show, where the stars hang out and how the residents feel about the film industry having a prominent role in our city.  I was like, ‘Are you kidding me!!?  OF COURSE I will write it!’  I am so proud to be able to share with a worldwide audience the awesomeness that is WIlmington!  So PLEASE SHARE it when it is published!!  BEG! PLEAD!  I will post it on FB, Twitter, Tumblr and anywhere else and I can!  I think It will help us in our fight trying to save our industry and of course increase tourism in our town, which leads to more $$ in our small businesses’ pockets!  It should come out tomorrow.

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 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting too!

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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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/26/2014 EW, Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome, Red Zone

Good Morning Wilmywood! Hope your hump day is as happy as a hippo in heat! Wait…
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First off, I have some personal news to share with you. Beginning the week of April 6th, I will be adding another facet to The Wilmywood Daily.  ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY has gathered up a handful of bloggers and has made a “Community” out of us.  I have to say, they are quite talented and some are downright hilarious.  So, kudos to you EW for the selections.  But here’s the cool kicker.  While the other bloggers are doing awesome show recaps (seriously give them a read), I get to do what I LOVE most. Talk about and promote NC Film. I am very excited about being able to shine an even brighter light on the productions that are shooting here. So yay!  Now let’s do just that!

Sleepy-Hollow-TitleThe small town of SLEEPY HOLLOW is getting bigger!  They have already been using 3 sound stages and the entire back lot.  And now they are adding a 4th sound stage to the massive production.  In addition to that space, it looks like we’ll be seeing more of Wilmington aka Sleepy Hollow as they have been scouting new locations for season 2.  Hunter from the Star News says production begins May 6th.

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RED ZONE is getting a nice mid-morning start which is a very good thing cuz it’s just way too cold to be working outside this morning! They will be shooting on Colonial Drive today.

UNDER THE DOME is at Screen Gems today, but they will venture back out tomorrow.  Dwight Yoakam joins our Domies on set today!

RumorslogoAnd now it’s time for [INSERT ECHO] Rumooooors from the Lot…

1) The buzz is back for BOLDEN! People are talkin’ saying the most expensive independent film ever made is not out of the picture.  Things might move forward after all.  The question is when? Still workin’ on this one.  I will keep you posted!

2) We might be getting back to back TV movies.  After THE SIN SEER wraps Overflow Entertainment might shooting a second flick here in Wilmywood.

3) There is more talk about SECRETS & LIES moving to Charlotte. Although I have heard from others that due to prominent locations, they would stay here, I have also heard that Charlotte would be better suited for the TV production.  We will find out soon enough which rumor is correct.

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The battle for the best Southern town is on! In the spirit of March Madness, Garden & Guns has set up a bracket featuring 32 great Southern towns going head-to-head for the championship. And your votes will determine which towns advance.  VOTE FOR WILMINGTON NOW (Voting ends tomorrow)

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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.

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!!

RATINGS: Sleepy Hollow and Under the Dome!!

Sleepy Hollow DECAPITATES the competition! 

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Don’t lose your head, but Sleepy Hollow was the No. 1 entertainment show on Monday in its time slot!!  

Congrats to the cast and NC Film crew of BOTH Under the Dome and Sleepy Hollow!

SLEEPY HOLLOW went up to 3.5 rtg in Adults 18-49 (vs. 3.4/9 this morning) with 10.1 Mil Total Viewers (vs. 10.0 Mil this morning)  According to EW, That’s 127 percent better than last fall’s premiere for The Mob Doctor.  And once we get the seven days of DVR playback, the numbers are predicted to skyrocket!   Joe Adalian of vulture.com mentioned, “Fox shows *rarely* exceed 10M viewers. Or 8M.”  Very impressive folks!  He also said via twitter, “SLEEPY HOLLOW also debuted ahead of January’s THE FOLLOWING, which had a 3.1 A18-49 in fast nationals/3.2 in finals.”

Sara Bibel  (TVbythenumbers.com) said Sleepy Hollow was “the highest broadcast drama premiere since the debut of Revolution and FOX’s best drama premiere in six years, since the short-lived K-ville in 2007.”

Now on to our other fabulous show which ended with a solid BANG!  The season finale of Under the Dome garnered a big 2.8 adults 18-49 rating.  It captured 11.8 million viewers, its highest demo score since July 29!  Ratings were up 33 percent from last week’s 2.1.  That is one strong finish!

TVbyTheNumbers.com has it laid out as such:

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, September 16, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC Dancing with the Stars – Season Premiere (8-10PM) 3.2/9 16.19
FOX Bones – Season Premiere 2.2/7 7.53
NBC The Million Second Quiz 1.1/3 3.75
CBS How I Met Your Mother – R 1.3/4 4.31
CW Hart Of Dixie – R 0.2/1 0.71
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls – R 1.5/4 4.38
9:00 FOX Sleepy Hollow – Series Premiere 3.4/9 10.05
NBC American Ninja Warrior – season Finale 1.6/4 4.23
CBS 2 Broke Girls – R 1.5/4 5.00
CW Breaking Pointe – Season Finale 0.2/1 0.50
9:30 CBS The Big Bang Theory – R 1.8/5 6.07
10:00 CBS Under the Dome – Season Finale 2.8/8 11.84
ABC Castle – R 1.5/4 7.69
NBC Siberia – Finale 0.8/2 2.23

MORE DETAILS COMING IN – check back to this blog for further details!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 06/10/2013 Another star rolling into town, Under the Dome early reviews in, and more.

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Happy Monday!  Hope you had a great weekend!

utd_wilmington_premiere_sunnyI reported over the weekend about Under the Dome now being licensed in 200 international markets.  If you combine that with Amazon’s streaming services of the show, CBS can feel confident they can afford $43 million per season.  UTD will be a summer showcase that CBS hopes to continue annually.  The press has gotten their hands on the Pilot episode, and their comments are nothing short of curious and fabulous:

 “the first hour is intriguing as hell and filled with a lot of storytelling promise. If viewers catch the pilot, they’ll be back for the next episode.”  ~ Tim Goodman, Hollywood Reporter

“the premiere episode did not disappoint and we are definitely hooked in for the summer. We hope you’re getting excited, because “Under the Dome” fans will surely enjoy this adaptation.” ~Andrea Reiher, Zap2It.

Under the Dome also made Entertainment Weekly’s Best-of summer TV list.

Make sure to listen to Sunny 104.5 THIS WEEK for your chance to win your tickets to the early premiere of Under the Dome with all the stars, writers and producers in attendance, June 20th, Thalian Hall, 6:30pm.  Oh, and I guess I should mention they will be shooting on the lot all day, so no star sightings today.

Now onto the fab folks of Tammy!  May I please be the first to welcome Kathy Bates to Wilmywood!  She will finally be shooting her big bash scene. If you remember the casting call about “Lesbians Wanted?”  Well, that call is what this week and next week is all about! Huge scene, with tons of Extras.  Today, however, they will be shooting at a few places, from driving scenes over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to  Winnie’s Tavern, on Burnett Blvd.  The interior shots at The Carolinian Inn on Market St. are currently underway.  You can count on Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Gary Cole and Mark Duplass being on set and hilarity to ensue!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am and 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!