WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 06/06/2013 – Lesbians WANTED on Tammy! Under the Dome Premiere Ticket Giveaway, Fox’s Wild Blue

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Scott Davis - Grip

Scott Davis – Grip

Oh, the excitement over the past few days! First let’s kick it off with you!  I 399763_4508207793860_2135126136_ncannot stress enough how important it is to sign the petition.  If you wanna see how much the NCFilm industry has an affect on our state in a positive financial way, check out the annual reports on NCFilm.com.

utd_wilmington_premiere_sunnyOkay, now I am really getting pumped about the this!  The Under the Dome ticket giveaway on Sunny 104.5 could happen as soon as Monday!  So stay tuned and we will be giving full details on the air.  The folks will be on Chestnut St. today, then move to the lot for the remainder of the day.

20130605_201256-1I met another star yesterday on the set of Tammy.  Gary Cole (Office Space) was on set to shoot a few scenes.  They stay at the Blue Post (Blue Post Bar-B-Que in the movie) downtown for a third day.  No telling if they will be sticking to their schedule due to the first named storm of the season coming this way. They’ve already switched shooting schedules around to get many exterior shots out of the way before TS Andrea passes through Wilmington from the Gulf Coast.  I will be back on set today, so I will get more details!  The big 4th of July scene with Kathy Bates is next week They will be shooting that off Masonboro Sound.  Marty is looking for ladies 40+ for the big lesbian bash. And no you don’t have to be one to play one.  You must be available, June 11-14. Gonna be an awesome crazy 3 days for this scene! Check her FB page for all the details. When Marty posted this casting call yesterday, she got over 3000 emails inquiring about the gig from all around the world!  Good Luck sifting through all that, Marty!  Baaahahaaaa, awesome!

I haven’t talked about Fox’s Wild Blue in a while because if you remember production was shut down last month as they went into rewriting mode.  But I did get some new intel that might bring us hope.  Right now this is strictly rumor, but a source tells me that the lease of the property has not been pulled.  That is definitely a good sign.  Originally it was thought that if they did return to Wilmington it would be a late June start, but now I am hearing it is more likely that production would begin in September.  Wild Blue will have one of the biggest budgets in history for its pilot, reaching $15 million.  The cast list includes Mykelti Williamson (Bubba of Forrest Gump) as Master Chief Donald Bowman along with Josh SalatinWill RothhaarAlano Miller and Gina Rodriguez.

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

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WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 04/25/2013 Fox TV brings more jobs, Revolution’s return and more

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I really hope that all the representatives and other politicians across the state read my blog because I am kicking it off with something to remind them of what the film industry does for our area. The Fox Network’s Wild Blue is bring more action here in the area, but more importantly a HUGE budget.  My sources tell me it’s one of the most expensive TV pilot’s in history with a budget of $15 million.  A few weeks ago, we know they were scouting the Coty Inc. plant in Rocky Point.  I cannot confirm whether they will indeed use that location as other sources tell me they will be taking over an old out of business yacht building company. The best part, of course, with that big budget is JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!  They will be employing a lot of people.

I was told they plan to completely replicate the top deck on an aircraft carrier.  Then, they will digitally put in the ocean in post.  That is great news for construction workers, i.e carpenters, painters, electricians, and the many vendors they will need supplies from!  Pre-production could begin as early as this Monday.  Thank you Fox! Fox’s Wild Blue is about a group of men and women working aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.  It stars Mykelti Williamson (Bubba of Forrest Gump) as Master Chief Donald Bowman along with Josh SalatinWill RothhaarAlano Miller and Gina Rodriguez.

Now let’s move on to NBC.  We have waited patiently for official word on two things about our beloved show, Revolution. 1) Is there a season two? and 2) Will they return to Wilmington?  Wanna know what my reliable sources tell me?  How about yes and yes!  Let’s hope my peeps are right about this!   Official word is supposed to come out May 13th.  Plus, if you remember,  the cast LOVES Wilmington.  They all said they did not want to relocate. I don’t blame them.  With beach season approaching fast, who wants to be stuck in a major city with no sea breeze?

The Vampire Diaries airs on the CW tonight.  Don’t forget to be on the look out for our local boy, Scott Parks who plays the evil Silas!

And on a final note, who’s ready for Port City Pop Con?  Check out this spot for the convention by Joe Stauffer.

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 live on Sunny 104.5.  Got scoop?  email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Until then, that’s a wrap!