THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/09/2014 Search continues for Shannon Rippy, another Sparks flick, Lifetime, How and Why, HGTV, Dinner with the Stars

Happy Hump Day my Wilmywood peeps!  Oh boy, as if last week wasn’t enough info to keep us 5 crews deep for the year, we got more intel coming in about new projects and some fun tidbits of those that are here.

RumorslogoFirst off, Under the Dome is shooting in Burgaw today. Have a great shoot my film peeps!

Now, let’s get right to it, my favorite thing to write about.  It’s time for Rumors from the Lot!!

choiceNow, having one Nicholas Sparks flick in Wilmywood is pretty awesome, but what if there were two?  Well, there might just be.  According to my sources, Nicholas Sparks is looking for a triple play, but not in book order.  The Best of Me (2010 Novel, shooting in New Orleans now), The Longest Ride (2013 Novel, pre-production in Wilmington now) and now the latest rumors from the lot say he is jumping back a good 7 years to bring The Choice (2007 Novel, currently in development) to the big screen.  And word has it, Wilmywood is high on their list when it comes to a production home.

Sparks however isn’t the only one sniffing around.  My sources are telling me that Lifetime has been giving Wilmywood a wink and a nod as a possible hub for one of their projects.  Which one?  Well, I can speculate, however, I’d rather not jump the gun on that quite yet.

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Charlie-KaufmanAs we gear for the highly anticipated pilot, How and Why from FX, get ready for quite a cast.  So far we know John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Julia Sarah Stone, Sally Hawkins, and Catherine Keener have signed on.  But we can expect to hear more casting news. From what I hear, it’s going to be quite a large cast.  Oh and FYI, we will be welcoming into town the one and only Charlie Kauffman next week!

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Bolden! is set to open offices in Rocky Point on April 21st.  I am hearing Atlanta as well as Wilmywood again.  Though I don’t yet know which city they will be filming first.  As far as who will replace Anthony Mackie is yet to be made public.

DINNER WITH THE STARS!  Saturday May 3rd @ CFCC Union Station. Have dinner with the stars and send a cop to college!  Let’s help out our awesome Wilmington Police Department during this AWESOME charity event including dinner, a raffle, and some rockin good time with the stars including Sleepy Hollow‘s Orlando Jones and Lyndie Greenwood, Sydney Penny, Peter Jurasik, Justin Barnhill, Nina Repeta and more!! GET DETAILS NOW

HGTVHGTV’s House Hunters is coming to Wilmywood this weekend!  They will be filming around town during the Azalea Festival Garden tour.  They will be on Clairidge Rd. and Magnolia Dr., and all over town for one of their episodes.  BL_FrontOfLine

REMINDER: The Biggest Loser Season 16 is holding auditions this Saturday in Charlotte and we are giving away FRONT OF THE LINE passes. Just email me:sheila@1045sunnyfm.com and give me your story.  Short, sweet and to the point and we will pick the front of the line winners THIS Thursday.  Put “The Biggest Loser” in the subject line.  Casting Director Erica Landon joined me yesterday. She gives you the inside scoop on the audition process, what you can expect and some tips for a great audition. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW WITH Casting Director Erica Landon  Click on The Biggest Loser pic for all the audition details!

shannonRippyThe search for film industry friend Shannon Rippy continues. They searched all day yesterday, knocking on doors and posting flyers.  If you can help, their last facebook post stated, “There are flyers and a sign-in sheet at Delphino Dos (5 Water St. Harper’s Rest.) Please get flyers at your convenience and continue to spread the word. If anyone has any pertinent information, please call the Wilmington Police Dept. @ 910-343-3600. Talk with employers and employees of the downtown establishments and also the people walking in the downtown area.”

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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 Studios 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 – 10/16/2013 Seinfeld writer brings Pilot to Wilmywood, Under the Dome, The Squeeze and More

chrismcdonaldBREAKING: According to WWAY, Christopher McDonald who is starring in The Squeeze was arrested for drunk driving this morning in downtown Wilmington.  Well, that gives a whole new meaning to Shooter McGavin, doesn’t it?  (Sorry bad joke that had to be said).  Lesson learned though to all cast and crew who come to Wilmington to film.  Wilmington takes drinking and driving very serious in this town.  Always hire a driver!  READ STORY NOW Production begins Friday for The Squeeze at the 6th St. Bridge!

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Another TV Pilot is underway in Wilmywood. Kaufmann Media Group brings Do Not Resuscitate to their Wilmington facility Post 1200 across from EUE/Screen Gems. The show has been co-created with a veteran Seinfeld writer and are in search of local talent. They have already been through their first round of auditions, but I don’t think they are over.  I will keep you posted on that front. The Emmy nominated principals of KMG have a 20 year history in Hollywood. Their Wilmington location (Post 1200), open just over a year, has touched almost every local production since expanding to North Carolina. KMG continues to direct Los Angeles business toward the NC market in support of the local film community.

DontknowYetWilmington shot Don’t Know Yet will premiere at the NYC Independent Film Festival tomorrow. The stars James Kyson (Heroes) and Lisa Goldstein (One Tree Hill).  UNCW professor,Terry Linehan, wrote and directed the feature and he calls it  “a love letter to the state of North Carolina.”  You will also see local actors David Andrews, Bill Ladd and Jane McNeill Balter. CHECK OUT THE TRAILER

Showrunner Neal Baer

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Under the Dome’s Neal Baer has signed a new two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios. He will continue be executive producer/showrunner on Under The Dome while also developing new projects. He has sold drama The Three Behrs to CBS, with another sale pending.  READ FULL STORY NOW  

Eastbound and Down fans, Danny McBride will be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight!  Hopefully some Wilmywood talk will ensue!

SH_HeadlessSleepy Hollow’s rating adjusted up a tenth as predicted. This week, the numbers indicate they show held on to 7.6M live viewers this week, with a 2.7 rating.  Hollow is still #1 in its time slot.  Need to catch up on episodes?  Watch them all NOW only on FOX! Remember, Sleepy Hollow is being interrupted by baseball, so the next episode airs November 4th!  The Sleepy folks are shooting on the lot today.

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

RATINGS: The Plague Brings Devotion to Sleepy Hollow

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Last week, The Lesser Key unlocked a 2.7 rating with 7.76M viewers for Sleepy Hollow, but it looks like the plague took over, bringing devoted fans rather than devastation. Well, keeping their fans.  Ichabod kept us laughing out loud with his “impenetrable barrier” issues with plastic and his fascination with scotch tape and loofahs, but of course, the suspense, drama and curiosity kept us glued to the TV .  This week, the initial numbers indicate they show held on to 7.5M live viewers this week, with a 2.6 rating.  Hollow is still #1 in its time slot.  Adjustments will come later today, and I am betting they will adjust up as they always do!

What do the experts say?  

Gaude Paez Morose  –#SleepyHollow drew a 2.6/7 & 7.5 mil viewers. Fun fact: last night’s Sleepy was up +15% in Teens. Is Roanoke big w/ the kids these days?

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Joe Adalian –  SLEEPY HOLLOW notched a 2.6 A18-49, beating CBS comedies and DWTS.
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Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, October 14, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.5/12 13.79
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.0/9 8.00
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) 2.1/6 12.79
FOX Bones 2.0/6 7.10
CW Hart Of Dixie 0.4/1 1.07
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.5/7 7.88
9:00 FOX Sleepy Hollow 2.6/7 7.54
CBS The Big Bang Theory – R 2.2/6 8.49
CW Beauty & the Beast 0.3/1 0.924
9:30 CBS Mom 1.9/5 7.33
10:00 NBC The Blacklist 3.2/9 11.44
ABC Castle 2.2/6 11.09
CBS Hostages 1.2/3 5.22

Sleepy Hollow Rolls Heads with Ratings!

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Another great night blended with suspense, hilarity and down right creepiness!  So, let’s find out who was watchin’!  SH had some serious competition last night, but regardless it held its headless high beating CBS sitcoms with a 3.1 A18-49. It’s down four tenths from last week’s 3.5, but that is norm for the second episode.  So, down a bit, yes, but still chopped some competition! See what Joe says below, and you will smile.

What do the experts say?

Anthony Crupi  “Sleepy Hollow week 2 pulls a 3.1, which translates to a 91% retention rate versus the premiere overnight. #renewal
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Joe Adalian SLEEPY HOLLOW’s 11 percent decline from premiere qualifies as a great week-to-week hold. Per Fox, REVOLUTION declined 17% W2, ELEMENTARY 19%”

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Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, September 23, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) -Premiere 4.9 13 14.67
CBS How I Met Your Mother -Premiere (8-9 PM) 3.6 10 9.19
ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) 2.3 6 13.36
FOX Bones 1.9 5 6.66
CW Hart Of Dixie -R 0.2 1 0.76
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9:00PM FOX Sleepy Hollow 3.1 8 8.56
CBS 2 Broke Girls -Premiere 2.8 7 8.76
CW Whose Line is it Anyway? -R 0.2 1 0.65
9:30PM CBS Mom -Premiere 2.5 6 7.92
CW Whose Line is it Anyway -R 0.3 1 0.73
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10:00PM NBC The Blacklist 3.8 10 12.62
ABC Castle 2.2 6 13.80
CBS Hostages -Premiere 1.8 5 7.59

“Fringe” star John Noble joins the Headless Cast.

Wilmywood welcomes Aussie actor, John Noble, as he joins his Fringe creators, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, for a major recurring role in Sleepy Hollow.

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English: John Noble at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Noble will play Henry Parrish, a kind and reclusive man who possesses supernatural powers that have the potential to help Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison).  He’s gonna need it.  If you remember a few days ago, we reported James Frain’s entrance to the show playing the character Rutledge, an Oxford Professor, who holds secrets that could cause problems that could affect Crane’s mission.

Sleepy Hollow kicked some ratings booty Monday with 10.1 million viewers and is officially the network’s most viewed fall drama debut in seven years.

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WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 06/27/2013 More stars in town, Sleepy Hollow Airdates and more.

Looks like Ken Marino(Children’s Hospital) has been here under the radar.  According to deadline.com, he has joined the cast of HBO’s  Eastbound & Down and will appear in all eight episodes from Season 4, playing Guy Young, a middle-aged athlete who’s still living the high life and partying it up every weekend.

 

Also cast as a recurring  is Tim Heidecker(Funny or Die) as Gene, a “vanilla guy in Kenny’s neighborhood.”  He has nothing in common with Kenny and lacks even a basic sense of humor.   The upcoming fourth season picks up the action several years later and finds Kenny living the American Dream with his family in North Carolina.  The Eastbound crew is filming on the lot today.

The Under the Dome folks travel to Southport today.  Looks like they are shooting on Nash and Bay St.  Here’s an Under the Dome look at Episode two – Fire’s a brewin’! This Monday, 10pm EST on CBS!   Fox is getting a jump start on their rivals as dates are set for the fall line up.  The only one we really care about though is Sleep Hollow, right?  Ha!  Okay, so here’s what there doing…in a nutshell they are giving us a HUGE tease!  The series premiere launches on Monday, September 16 at 9pm following the series premiere on Bones.  Let me remind you this is the pilot they shot in Salisbury, NC.  Then, they will do an encore on Friday, September 27th.  So, when will we see episode two?  Freakin’ NOVEMBER!  Argh!  Okay, I’ll calm down, I get it, I mean, they don’t start shooting the rest of the season until late next month, so they will need some time.  But still, after I saw the pilot of Under the Dome, I didn’t want to wait one week for episode two, let alone months!  Anywho, we will go weekly with Sleepy Hollow, Monday, November 4th at 9pm.  It follows the season premiere of Almost Human.

niagratammyThe last day for Tammy is officially today.  They are at Niagara Falls.  It’s a long way down, so no Thelma & Louise moments, Susan!  My buddy Chris tweeted me this photo yesterday.  That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 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!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 05/29/2013

Morning Peeps!  Well, it wasn’t just the sport stars that came to Wilmywood to enjoy the 3 day weekend.  WECT reported The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrey was enjoying the Port City as well.

Yesterday, I made a BIG correction on the blog.  There was a bit on confusion about whether Fox TV’s Sleepy Hollow was coming here or going to Charleston, SC.  Well, it’s looks like it is finishing the season in Wilmywood.

sheiladanSince yesterday was Dan Aykroyd‘s last day on the set of Tammy, I was hell bent on meeting him (again after more than 20 years).  So, I caught up with him on set yesterday, and let me tell you that is one sweet, sincere man.  And he loves Wilmington.  The Tammy crew is trekking back to Burgaw today.  Big park scene, lots of kids running around.  You will be seeing Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon on set.

Under the Dome is on the lot for the first part of the day, then they return for their N. 15th St. location.  And speaking of UTD, if you are already a fan, you are so gonna love what I have coming up for you! Well, what Sunny 104.5 has coming up for you!  So, don’t miss a single blog!

Also, an FYI for Makeup Artists in town. I don’t know what brand you use, but wanted to pass on that Halloween and More carries these brands in case you need something locally:  (for special effects, everyday makeup, face & body paint, theatrical  etc…)  Ben Nye, Paradise “Mehron”, Brand X “Colored Liquid Latex”, Exotic Eyes Body Art, Xotic Eyes Body Art and Makeup, Snazaroo Face Paint and Don Post FX.

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 .  Until then, that’s a wrap!

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!