The Choice names their extras casting director.

The final Nicholas Sparks film of the year, The Choice, is set to begin production on October 13th and will continue shooting until the end of November. So that means it’s time to name that extras casting director!  So, who was their choice? (Ya see what I did there?)

MartySiuCongratulations to Marty Siu of Marty Siu Casting! Marty has just come off the longest ride ever!  No seriously, The Longest Ride, which of course is the other Nicholas Sparks movie that was here this summer.  Before that she did the extras casting for Max Steel and the pilot Red Zone.

If you would like to be an extra on The Choice more details will be given in the next 2 weeks.  Make sure you like her casting facebook page for more announcements.

The production will be shooting in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach.

Congrats Marty!  Woo Hoo!

THE CHOICE – Lionsgate/Safran Company
STATUS: Pre-production
LOCATION: Wilmington, NC
PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Peter Safran, Theresa Park
UPM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Bryan Sipe (screenwriter)

Two neighbors, Travis  Parker and Gabby Holland, become more than just friends in a small coastal town in North Carolina.


WILMINGTON, NC: Crew Call for ‘The Choice’

The Longest Ride Names New Extras Casting Director

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: The Longest Ride has named Marty Siu as Extras Casting Director.  There is a brand new and specific web site for you to register to work on this Nicholas Sparks film.  They will be adding all the details of the film within the next 24 hours on the web site, however, it is ready to take your submissions now. So, even though you registered on Marty’s main web site, you MUST register at to work as background, photo double, or stand-in on this project. Marty will be giving more details in the following days to come on the Marty Siu Casting Facebook Page. Production begins on June 16th.




THE LONGEST RIDE – Temple Hill Productions

STATUS: Production begins June 16th
LOCATION: Wilmington and Winston-Salem
PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Bob Teitel
UPM: Leigh Shanta
LP: Michele Imperato Stabile
WRITER: Craig Bolotin (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: George Tillman, Jr
CAST: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin

The lives of a young couple intertwine with an old man looking back on the relationship he had with a lost love.

SLEEPY HOLLOW: First casting call for season 2!

sleepy hollow 2Ok folks, here we go! First casting call for the second season of Sleepy Hollow Season 2! Extras casting director, Ashli Bogart is ready for your submissions. See Below:


We are looking for Caucasian men 18y/o-50y/o to play Revolutionary Era soldiers. The actual date of filming for the battle scene is WED MAY 7TH (PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THIS CAN ALWAYS CHANGE AND IF IT DOES WE Will CONTACT YOU ASAP). If selected we ask that you be available for what could be a 12+hr day. Call time may start VERY VERY early in the AM. The pay is a guaranteed $64 for up to 8 hr and time and a half after 8 hr. I know some of you live outside of Wilmington and understand if you do not want to commute for all the dates listed. Please keep in mind that we do not cover travel or housing expenses.

If you are available for MAY 7th you MUST be available to attend a paid Battle rehearsal on Tuesday May 6th. I don’t know how long you would be needed so again we ask that you be available all day for the rehearsal. You will be paid $64/8 for THAT rehearsal day as well.

IN ADDITION: Since we are dealing with period costumes you must be available to come in for a fitting on MONDAY APRIL 28TH OR TUESDAY APRIL 29TH.

-We need men who can fit Jacket Sizes 38-44 (please note that these are very fitted costumes and true to size so if you are larger than a 44 we will most likely not be able to use you)
-Must be willing to be clean shaven and not have long sideburns

So to recap on the dates needed:
WED MAY 7- Actually filming date of battle scene
TUE MAY 6- Battle Sequence Rehearsal
MON APRIL 28 OR TUE APRIL 29- Fitting for costume

If you are available and interested please first register at if you haven’t done so already. Once you have done that please email SUBJECT: BATTLE SCENE. Email a recent photo, contact information, your location, height, weight and wardrobe size information.

First extras casting calls for ‘The Sin Seer’

Vanessa has sent out her first extras casting call for The Sin Seer.  See below:

Extras Casting call for the TV film Sin Seer… I need “ROUGH PRISON GUARDS” I am looking for male who could play “GUARDS” OR “OFFICERS” looking for all ethnicities, (especially interested in African American) and ages 35-55 years old. I don’t have exact dates for days these two roles would work but we shoot starting 4/27th- 5/10th you must have open availability and be flexible. Please email subject line “ROUGH PRISON GUARDS” include a head and full body shot with the following info:


The 1st & 2nd official Extras Casting call for the tv film Sin Seer… I need “GUARDS” & “OFFICERS” I am looking for both men and women who could play “GUARDS” OR “OFFICERS” looking for all ethnicities and ages 25-55 years old. I don’t have exact dates for days these two roles would work but we shoot starting 4/27th- 5/10th you must have open availability and be flexible. Please email subject line “GUARDS/OFFICERS”
include a head and full body shot with the following info:


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: 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!


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!


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!


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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!


New Extras Casting Director Named for Sleepy Hollow

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A 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. Now, before I get pummeled with questions, I cannot tell you why, just that changes have occurred.

If you are interested in working as an extra please make sure you visit and register. When speaking with Ashli yesterday, she said, “If you have already registered you do not need to do it again. For continuity between seasons it would be very helpful that if you have worked on Sleepy Hollow as an extra, photo double and a stand in to please email me at and include your photo, contact information and what roles you have played.”

Production begins for Sleepy Hollow‘s sophomore season the first week in May.

FX’s How and Why names extras casting director.

AshliBogartCongratulations are in order to Ashli Bogart, who just got the casting gig for the Charlie Kaufman project, How and Why for FX.  After completing the pilot for ABC’s Secrets and Lies, Ashli trekked to South Carolina to work on Identity.  She is now back home in Wilmington and is ready to get started.

There will definitely will have few specialty needs. Those interested in becoming an extra on How and Why can register at If you have already registered previously, you do not have to sign up again.  Ashli will fill you in on the rest when she begins her casting calls on Facebook!

Congratulations Ashli and welcome back!!


HOW & WHY (Pilot) – FX
STATUS: Pre-Production. Production begins at the end of April.
PRODUCER: Anthony Bregman, Charlie Kaufman
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Charlie Kaufman
UPM: David Brightbill
CAST: John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Julia Sarah Stone, Sally Hawkins, Catherine Keener

After his children’s science show is canceled, Goodman Hesselman tries to start over with a new show in a little TV market – also a portal to the supernatural world.


RED ZONE: STILL NEED MORE STUDENT FOOTBALL FANS to work on Thurs & Friday, March 20 & 21, WHO HAVE NOT YET SUBMITTED. These extras MUST be at least 16 yrs old. Ages 16-25 please. MUST LOOK LIKE YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL. This will be a night shoot (possibly 6pm-6am). If you have already submitted, we are considering you for a different role, so please again, only submit for this one if you have not yet submitted for this project.

If you fit the above description and can be available roughly 12 hours/day, please submit your photo/age/contact info A.S.A.P. to:, with the heading, “STUDENT FOOTBALL FAN”. This will film in Wilmington, N.C. and we are looking for locals.

Pay rate is $68.00 for up to 8 hours, time and a half after that. Thank you.


RED ZONE (Pilot) – NBC for CBS
STATUS: Pre-Production
PRODUCER:  Kerry Erhin, Nikki Tuscano
DIRECTOR: James Foley
LP: Bill Johnson
PM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Nikki Tuscano
CAST: Aimee Garcia, Shanley Caswell

EXTRAS CASTING: Secrets & Lies Needs Teen Girls


Wilmington, NC- “Secrets & Lies”- Looking for Latino, Asian, African American and Middle Eastern teen girls 16yr-19yr old who could be available to work as an extra 1-3 days between Tue March 4th -Thursday March 6th. The pay is a guaranteed $58 total for up to 8 hr and time and a half after 8 hr. If you are a minor you must have a parent or guardian accompany you on set.

If available please register at and then email a recent photo and contact information to SUBJECT: TEENAGE GIRL.

In email please list the dates (Tue March 4th, Wed March 5th and Thur March 6th) you are available to work all day for what could be a 8-12 hr day and could start as early as 6 AM.

Casting Directors Named for ABC’s Secrets & Lies

secretsLiesAnd the news is in!  Tara and Chase are gonna be quite busy in the first quarter of 2014.  Not only does Feldstein/Paris Casting have Max Steel, they also got the local Principal Casting gig for Secrets & Lies.  So, congrats my loves!

Also, congratulations to Ashli Bogart as she was named the Extras Casting Director for our ABC pilot.  I know a lot of local folks will be curious about this casting choice, however, it does make sense.

With Barbara D’Alessandro working on this project, both have worked on projects together in South Carolina.  Ashli was Extras Casting Director for all seven seasons of Lifetime’s Army Wives as well as the ECD for Reckless which is expected to air on CBS this summer. But she has worked on quite a few projects here in Wilmington, so she is no stranger to our town.  (SEE CREDITS)

Ashli is “excited to work in Wilmington and excited to meet some new talent!”  Welcome back Ashli! We are glad to have you!

Those who are interested in working as extras on Secrets & Lies can REGISTER for free