Under the Dome Ratings and One Word for Season 3

Although the two-hour season three premiere of Under the Dome was down 38% from the season two premiere, they still crushed the competition. Our Wilmywood shot show had nearly double the viewers than the other network rivals. So, we should still be pleased with the numbers. UTD garnered over 6 million viewers.  Not bad for its third time around.

From time to time, I contribute to the Community section of Entertainment Weekly regarding all television productions filmed right here in Wilmywood. Since we haven’t had much to talk about TV wise for months, it was great to be able to write and capture video for this awesome magazine.  My work is online only, but I still get pretty pumped about talking about filming in our awesome city!  So, whether you have seen the premiere of Under the Dome or not, here are the cast members attempting to describe season 3 in one word.  Enjoy!

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 05/29/2014 Under the Dome, Max Steel, Locations for the day

While Under the Dome is still shooting episode 8 and 9 simultaneously, they are all over the place today.  It’s day two for director Peter Weller.  Cape Fear CW got a nice shot of him today at Greenfield Lake. The Domies will also be off of  Blue Clay Rd., One Tree Hill Way,  Wrightsville Ave. and the sound stages, too.

If you remember from last week, we discovered that Barbie indeed has a daddy, but we knew very little about him.  Brett Cullen sheds some light on his character, Don Barbara, in this week’s EW Community article! READ NOW!

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Dwight Yoakam is back on set again today, and more new Domies are popping up.  Our super hero Ben Winchell tweeted all about it.

And speaking of Max Steel, the gang is back at Ideal Cement today. Sleepy Hollow is on the lot today.

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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!

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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/24/2014 – ILM Film Rally, Joyce Gilliard, Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, The Heart

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The BIG BREAKING news this morning was the Wilmington Film Rally!  The date is set for Sunday, May 4th at 5pm.  Supporters from all walks of life, this should be MANDATORY.  READ MORE NOW

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On February 20, 2014, Local 798 Sister Joyce Gilliard was injured on the set of Midnight Rider. There is 38 days left and so far they have raised $5,025 surpassing their $5,000 goal.  Please support our Sleepy Hollow hairstylist by donating today. – DONATE NOW  

WUIW_longUnder the Dome is running two units again today.  They will be at the sound stages, Trask Lake as well as “Lyle’s Barbershop” on Castle St.Yesterday, Sleepy Hollow put out their first casting call of the season.  They are gonna need 50 guys to start off with for season 2.  GET DEETS NOWThe Heart is looking at temporary financing troubles. Indian Paintbrush, the current financier of the film is rethinking the budget which is just a little too rich for their blood.  The film has an estimated budget of $18.5 million. Given information is stating that if the budget could reduce to $13 million that financing may not prove as hard to do. The Heart team has until next Friday (May 2) to either lower the budget or find another financier. Indian Paintbrush has not pulled out of the project, but is looking for other fiscal options to make this movie happen.  The Heart was scheduled to begin production in North Carolina in June of 2014.  We will keep you posted as more details come. READ STORY NOW

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WILMYWOOD WEEKEND REMINDERS:

Wilm Sign (1) (1)SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: EUE/Screen Gems Studios will begin their tours again THIS WEEKEND!  Very inexpensive, one hour long and it will be all things Dome.  Okay, more than just Under the Dome, however, you will get to visit the sound stages!  Woo hoo!  GET INFO NOW!

Crow_GiantFRIDAY NIGHT: We are nearing  the 20th Anniversary of The Crow and Giant is holding a screening with a Q&A from crew members who worked on the flick.  The event is TOMORROW night at 7pm.  There will be wine & beer specials and it is absolutely open to the public.  The event will benefit the UNCW Film Program & Cape Fear Indie Film Fest with the help of Fanboy Comics.   Giant is located at 1200 N 23rd St – Suite 209.  Call 910-200-9511 for more details or go to the FACEBOOK INVITE

EclecticSATURDAY NIGHT: Dress in your 1960s best and head on down to The Eclectic Etc (831 South Kerr Avenue) for a early evening fabulous party.  Hang out with some great filmmakers, crew and some of the potential legislators who are pro-film!  The 1960′s Cocktail Party  begins at 6:00pm this Saturday. GET INFO NOW!

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RIGHT NOW GET 15% OFF ALL WOMEN’S APPAREL NOW THRU APRIL 29TH! USE COUPON CODE: HEYMAMA  IN OUR WILMYWOOD SPREADSHIRT STORE!

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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 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 – 04/18/2014 Mike Vogel Goes Hallmark, Max Steel, The Longest Ride, Shannon Rippy and more.

Hippety-Hoppety damn good mornin’ to ya! Under the Dome is off today as it is Good Friday, and a good Friday it is indeed.  However that doesn’t stop us from seeing stars, one in particular.

InMyDreamsFilmPosterOur homie Domie Mike Vogel comes out of the Dome for the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, In My Dreams this Sunday night on ABC at 9pm EST. (I know the video claims it’s on tonight, but it is on this Sunday) Nick (Mike Vogel) and Natalie (Katharine McPhee) are the perfect couple, only they have never actually met. After tossing coins in Haywood Fountain, the two start dreaming about each other. According to fountain mythology, they have exactly seven days to turn their dreams into a reality. Now doesn’t that sound as sweet as all get out! Don’t miss it!

MAXSTEEL_CASTMax Steel‘s Ben Winchell who plays the lead Max McGrath makes his way into town this weekend and his counterpart Ana Villafane will make it into town early next week!  Yay! Producer Julia Pistor as well as writer Christopher Yost was here as well, they are headed out, but will be coming back shortly as things will start getting super fun soon enough!

Looks like Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride has pushed their start date to mid June. I will keep you posted on any other details that come out.

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It has been 13 days since anyone has seen our film friend 53-year-old Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk.  Investigators with the Wilmington Police Department now believe there may be foul play surrounding Shannon’s disappearance. Apparently new information has come out that are turning the police’s minds towards the negative. They cannot say what that information is, but they are confident that foul play is at hand. At the vigil held last night on the steps of the federal building, the negative news that foul play is in the mix, it hit home for many. Thankfully in addition to the police on the case is the Cue Center for Missing Persons. There is no search team in the country better than the Cue Center. “Someone out there knows something and that’s why we have to spread the word. Someone may have seen something, someone may have heard something,” said Seidman to WECT.

WWAY,  however, has the latest on the vigil from last night. READ NOW

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Now if you live in a cave, I still think you saw this!  I was quite pumped about my article that was published yesterday on EW.com  All about Wilmington baby!  So thanks for the shares and comments.  Feel free to continue that behavior!  Ha! READ IT NOW!

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Earlier this week, we let you know that the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider was planning to continue production. Once the news broke on the internet, a Facebook page called, “I REFUSE to work on Midnight Rider” was created.

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Sarah Jones was killed on February 20, 2014 in Wayne County, GA while filming. Seven crew members were injured when a train collided with the set which called for the crew to be on a bridge. One member who was injured, Joyce Gilliard, is part of our Wilmywood Film Community. Help trend:  #BoycottMidnightRider on Twitter.

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; Have a great Easter weekend and be safe! 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!!

 

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 – 04/14/2014 Mtv Movie Awards, PaxEast Afterglow, Casting Call for How and Why and More.

By Sheila Brothers and April Vickery

Goood Morning!  Hope you had a great Azalea Fest Weekend.  This was the first Azalea Fest I have missing in 13 years.  Geesh!  But hey, it was worth it to follow our local boys, Hank and Jed Movie Pictures to Boston for PAX East.  A crazy time and worth every bit of dragging ass this morning!  Here’s a few pics from the weekend.

Our Domies are running two Units today. They will be splitting counties, one in Southport as they head back to the church and the other next to Screen Gems on One Tree Hill Way.

JuliaSarahStoneFX’s How and Why put out their first casting call over the weekend, and Ashli’s definitely got a tough one to cast!  But hey, this is Wilmywood!  So, spread the word for our girl!  See below:

WILMINGTON,NC-HOW AND WHY PILOT LOOKING FOR CAUCASIAN MALE AND FEMALES (WOULD LOVE TO FIND TWINS ). THERE IS A LOT OF INFORMATION SO PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY AND ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU MEET REQUIREMENTS.

We have one actress who will be playing triplets. I am in need to find 2 photo doubles (would LOVE to find twins!!) who can match her from behind to be used when we need to see all three triplets in a shot. We do have a young actress playing the role, but she is playing a tomboy so from behind it is very likely she will look like a boy. With that said, I would accept options of boys and girls but everyone would need to prepare to alter hair to match how they decided to have the actress look (but I am also seeing if production would consider using wigs). It would also be great if child has some acting experience because they might be asked to read lines off camera in some scenes.

This is a paid position, but the rate has not been finalized, but it shouldn’t be less than $125 per day. Those selected would need to be available to work in Wilmington, NC on Thursday May 1st, Friday May 2nd, Monday May 5th and Tuesday May 6th (please note that these dates can always change). Because this is such a specific look I am looking for, I am willing to consider kids from outside of the Wilmington area, but please note that we will not be able to pay for travel and lodging.

So here is what I am looking for: 11-15 yr old Males and Females 5’4 ½” and petite. I am not sure what color they are going to have our actresses’ hair, so I would open it to blondes and brunettes. The following sizes are in reference to girl sizes: Top/shirt- xs or 0, pants/skirt: 0, hips: 28, 7 or 7.5 shoe. In reference for boys, just need options of small petite guys who wear size small.
If interested and you meet requirements please send recent photos (one shoulder and up, one full body length facing the camera and then one photo full body length facing away from camera), age, height, weight, wardrobe sizes, contact information, and your location to howandwhyextras@gmail.com SUBJECT:PHOTO DOUBLE

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So this weekend was the MTV Movie Awards and as usual, the presenters, nominees and winner reminded us all of what a great time awards show should be. Congratulations to Wilmywood shot We’re the Millers for taking home a couple of golden popcorn awards.

Breakthrough performance

WINNER: Will Poulter, We’re the Millers

Nominees: Liam James, The Way Way Back; Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station; Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street; Miles Teller; The Spectacular Now

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WINNER: Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter, We’re the Millers

Nominees: Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams, American Hustle; Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson, Don Jon; James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens, Spring Breakers; Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, The Spectacular Now

cats eyeOn Saturday, the Wilmywood flick Cat’s Eye turned 29 years old. The horror movie written by author Stephen King (maybe you’ve hear of him) and directed by Lewis Teague  incorporates a stray kitty into three different suspense stories. The film stars a young Drew Barrymore who was also the lead in another little NC film by Stephen King’s Firestarter in 1984!

Speaking of novels up on the big screen, have you caught up with Resurrection? Our beloved NC boy Jason Mott (author The Returned which the story is based on) and Kevin Sizemore are making NC film proud. Last night , Kevin’s character “Gary” was introduced and boy did he make an entrance!! Only a couple of more shows before the season finale. You have all week to catch up and then be on Twitter to live chat with the cast using the #Resurrection hashtag.

Speaking of that ABC hit show, it looks like the EW Community folks want me to save my interview with Jason for the finale. They have something in mind that I am quite excited about for this week, so I am happy to oblige!

 

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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!

MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK: 

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!!