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 05/03/2013 Another mega-star in town,The Perfect Summer, Tammy, Candyman, and more

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Happy Friday you beautiful peeps!  And we’re off!  It’s day 1 one for Melissa McCarthy and her hubby Ben Falcone.  The Tammy crew is off to Dawson Street today at Two Fat Ladies Restaurant.  That should be super fun!  Yesterday, I told you there was yet another  mega star coming into town today.  Well, I can now tell you that star….will be revealed after the break! or at the end of the blog!  Ha!

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eric-RobertsIt’s also day one for The Perfect Summer today.  It stars Eric Roberts, Sydney Penny, Jason Castro, Adam Horner & Katie Garfield. They will be shooting in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and downtown Wilmington.  The film wraps May 20th.

IM3 is breaking records across the world, first in Italy and now in China with estimated $21.5 million opening.   The previous record-holder for biggest opening day was Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, with a $17 million debut.  Many wondered why Iron Man 3 opened overseas first.  Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis said he wanted to open before the coming May Day holiday on May 1, when many foreign workers and schoolchildren have off. Experts say the US Box Office projections are well over $100 million.  Thank you Captain Obvious.

Actor Tony Todd (Candyman, Night of the Living Dead, Final Destination) is hanging out in Wilmington this weekend.  You can do some Karaoke with the Candyman at the Browncoat (111 Grace St, 910.341.0001) from 10:30-2am. Admission $20. Includes draft beer, 1 free raffle ticket.  He’s also doing a special networking dinner for all those aspiring filmmakers and actors.  Call the number above for more details)

biggest_loser_auditions1We had plenty of giveaways this week.  Here are the winners of the Biggest Loser Season 15 VIP Fast Passes that get you to the front of the line:

Missy Reynolds, John Mullis, Christina Miller, Jessica Tate, Tabithia Smith, Samantha Clanton, Stephanie Garcia, Carlos Garcia, Stacy Barnes, Drucilla Harrison and Angie McSweeney.  Auditions are tomorrow in Charleston, SC at the Music Farm on Ann St from 10am-6pm.  Good luck – we would love to have a Wilmington, NC contestant this year!

I am still giving away VIP passes to Port City Pop Con, which is May 10th & 11th at the Wilmington Convention Center.  ENTER NOW!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates live at 8:30am Monday morning and every weekday on Sunny 104.5.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

Oh, P.S.  Please welcome DAN AYKROYD into town!! Wooo hoooo!!!!!