TAMMY Trailer Out – WATCH IT NOW!

Well, I guess this all worked out.  Post 1200/Giant Culture has lost power with the storm.  We had to move the event to Saturday.  And just as we made that decision, this popped up!  So yay!  I guess we can all see it now.   Plus, this Saturday we will be showing the EXTENDED trailer, a different one than the one on Youtube, so still think it will be fun!

Post1200/Giant Culture will be playing the extended trailer in their screening room beginning Saturday at 6pm every half hour and on Sunday from 11am -2pm.

Tammy was shot here in Wilmywood last summer and stars Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Gary Cole, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janneyand the rest of the crew.

ABOUT TAMMY: Tammy, who was recently fired from a Toppy Jacks fast food restaurant, returns home only to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbor. She quickly packs her necessities, and travels down three houses to her parent’s home. Upon denied use of her mom’s car to drive to Niagara Falls, she quickly resorts to an “ailing” grandmother, who also lives in the home…Only instead of traveling alone, Grandma Pearl wants in on the road trip. After realizing Grandma Pearl has the funds, they hit the road. Pearl soon proves to be quite the alcoholic despite her diabetes, and Tammy quickly turns into the “baby-sitter.” From finding love in a bar to robbing a Toppy Jack’s in order to bail Pearl out of jail,the quirky adventure will have you finding yourself riding along for the misadventures of Tammy.  Source: IMDb

Wilmywood’s First Look at Tammy

Giant Culture and The Wilmywood Daily present: Wilmywood’s First Look at Tammy

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Here’s your chance to be one of the first to see the official trailer for the Wilmywood shot comedy, Tammy.  This Thursday join the folks at Giant along with The Wilmywood Daily as we get a sneak peek at the antics that ensue with Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Gary Cole, Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney and the rest of the crew.

Open to the public, admission is free, but seating is limited and is first come, first seated.

IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING, VISIT: FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

DATE: Thursday, February 13, 2014

TIME: Screening times are at 7pm, 7:15pm and 7:30pm.

LOCATION: Giant Culture / Post 1200 – 1200 N 23rd St. Suite 209 (across from EUE/Screen Gems)

Please enjoy Giant’s 100% organic coffees, teas, salads, sandwiches and other goodies.

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ABOUT TAMMY: Tammy, who was recently fired from a Toppy Jacks fast food restaurant, returns home only to find her husband enjoying a romantic meal with the neighbor. She quickly packs her necessities, and travels down three houses to her parent’s home. Upon denied use of her mom’s car to drive to Niagara Falls, she quickly resorts to an “ailing” grandmother, who also lives in the home…Only instead of traveling alone, Grandma Pearl wants in on the road trip. After realizing Grandma Pearl has the funds, they hit the road. Pearl soon proves to be quite the alcoholic despite her diabetes, and Tammy quickly turns into the “baby-sitter.” From finding love in a bar to robbing a Toppy Jack’s in order to bail Pearl out of jail,the quirky adventure will have you finding yourself riding along for the misadventures of Tammy.  Source: IMDb

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 06/17/2013 Props Dept Girl gets A-list Cheering Section! More Stars in town! More UTD Premiere Tickets! And so much more!

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The star of the weekend, Marci Perry aka Grace Riot

Susan Sarandon roots for Grace Riot of the Cape Fear Roller Girls.

Susan Sarandon roots for Grace Riot of the Cape Fear Roller Girls.

Where were the cast and crew of Tammy over the weekend?  Well, it started at the Roller Derby at the Schwartz Center!  Yep, Marci Perry aka Grace Riot, who works in the props department on the comedy Tammy, is also a Cape Fear Roller Girl.  And all the action was not only on the track, but in the stands as well!  It was like an LA Kings game!  susan cfrgA movie creates a family, and these big time Hollywood players were there for one thing.  To root Marci Perry on!  Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, Executive Producer Chris Henchy and his lovely wife Brooke Shields!  And with all that star power rooting on our Roller Girls, they took it home for the win!  A HUGE a shout out to Lori Harrison aka Miss Ill Crisis as scoring the most points during the bout!

People were so excited there are even you tube videos floating around.  Like this one:

Photo Courtesy of Meredith Jackson.

Tammy Wrap Party. Photo Courtesy of Meredith Jackson.

After the Derby, they all headed to the Blue Water in Wrightsville Beach for the wrap party!  The top floor was graced with some great times with some great people!

The ticket giveaway went incredible on Sunny 104.5 this past Friday for the big Under the Dome Premiere,  What, you didn’t get tickets?  Well, dangit, I guess I should giveaway another pair!  That’s right, all hope is not lost!  The only way in is to win, so log on to 1045sunnyfm.com and register to win RIGHT NOW!  We will draw the next lucky guy or gal Wednesday!  See you on the red carpet.

I was told that CBS is granting me with an interview with Jack Bender, the Executive Producer of Under the Dome.  He was also the EP’s for Lost.  If you got a question for him, submit it now!

Also in town courtesy of Swirl Films, (as reported last week) is Rudy Huxtable, I mean Keshia Knight Pulliam  AND freshly off the film Frat Boys that was shot here not long ago is Lil Romeo in “The Love Letter.”  Oh and did I mention Jackee Harry?  LOVE HER!  Woo, we got some fun loving stars up in ILM!!   The cast and crew will be back at Bi-Centennial Park possibly today, but definitely tomorrow  just off 5 th St.

Finally your next MULLET ALERT!  Eastbound and Down continues with their antics at the Cameron Arts Museum and Oak Grove Presbyterian Church on Carolina Beach Road today.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am and 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 – 06/13/2013

 

Just 24 hours until the HUGE Under the Dome Premiere ticket giveaway!  Free Ticket Friday begins at 7am tomorrow!  Go here for all the details! CBS put out a GREAT sneak peek yesterday, you really gotta see, Go Under the Dome with Stephen King.  The good folks head back to Currie, NC today.

The Tammy crew still on Cabbage Inlet doing the huge 4th of July Bash scene with a full cast.  Kathy Bates, Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass, and Sandra Oh.  Fireworks are supposed to light the night for the scene, but the weather might hold them off until tomorrow night.

MULLET ALERT!  Eastbound and Down heads downtown.  They will be shooting at the Hilton and one of my favorite places to dance Sputnik on Front St.

Heads up for tomorrow, Eastbound and Down will be shooting a fun drag racing scene at the intersection of Princess Place Dr. and 23rd Street from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and intermittent traffic will be allowed through this intersection.  SO, if you are flying out, make sure you give your self a lot more time than planned.

The City of Southport has set a new record for tourism numbers this year, thanks to film productions taking over the town. The Southport visitors’ website numbers have reached an all-time high as well as those stopping by the office. They say Safe Haven alone has taken them to a whole new level.

NevadaANd finally an FYI for ya.  Nevada has gotten into the game. Starting Jan. 1, productions that shoot at least 60 percent in-state and spend $500,000 to $40 million there will be eligible to earn a transferable tax credit worth 15%-19% of their in-state qualified expenses up to $20 million.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am and 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 – 06/12/2013 Another star in Wilmywood, another Under the Dome Premiere, Mullet sightings today!

 

utd_wilmington_premiereflipperWhile the lucky ones get to go to the big red carpet premiere of Under the Dome, Thursday, June 20th at Thalian Hall and others get to sit lazily on their couches with a big bowl of popcorn in their sweats eagerly anticipating the television premiere on Monday, June 24th, the crew of the show will be working.  Well, CBS is really looking out for the guys and gals who have worked their tail off to make this incredible series come to life.  The network is giving them a private screening at UNCW on Saturday, June 22nd.  No one misses out!  I love it!  The cast and crew head over to Chestnut today, then back to stage.

So, what do the cast members of Under the Dome really think about Wilmington?  Check out WRAL, (our sister station), they have complete interviews with all the actors and a great spotlight on the show: http://www.wral.com/entertainment/video/12537956/#/vid12537956

Eastbound and Down will be shooting at Carolina BBQ on S. College Rd as well as the Cameron Arts Center.  Hmmm, quite an eclectic show, n’est-ce pas?

The action continues for day 2 of the 4th of July Bash on Tammy.  And not only did we welcome Kathy Bates into town, but if you are a Grey’s Anatomy fan, you will love to know Sandra Oh is in town!  WELCOME SANDRA! And of course to add all the hilarity, Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Gary Cole, and Mark Duplass join the party.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am and 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 – 06/11/2013 – UTD, EBD, Tammy and More

 

WILMYWOOD FILM PEEPS OF THE DAY

Marci Perry and Kyle Lewis - Props

Marci Perry, Kyle Lewis -Props

Today kicks off the one of many days for one of the HUGE scenes for Tammy. Kathy Bates hosts the big 4th of July lesbian bash!  They will be shooting off Masonboro Loop Rd. near the sound.  Speaking of sound, tonight their will be a fire works test somewhere between 8pm-11pm, so don’t be alarmed but I wouldn’t bother going to bed early if you live nearby.  Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass join Ms. Bates with 100s of extras on hand!

The title of this movie is exactly what the creators of the movie poster for the Sandra Bullock/Melissa McCarthy movie are getting.  Doing a horrible Photoshop job while taking (what the Hollywood Reporter says) 30 lbs off of Melissa is not exactly what critics and the public enjoy.  Read the full article.

Eastbound and Down is rolling this week.  I don’t see any locations for star-gazing today, but tomorrow’s blog will give you lots of chances to catch Danny McBride aka Kenny Powers around town.  Now is the time to be on the look out for Will Farrell as he is the producer for both EBD and Tammy.  Hit me up if you see him!

utd_wilmington_premiereflipperWe broke the news on Sunny 104.5 yesterday, full details on how to win tickets to the HUGE Under the Dome premiere.  Visit Sunny 104.5‘s web site for all the details!  Under the Dome is taking a small hop from EUE/Screen Gems down to Castle Hayne Rd. today.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am and 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 06/10/2013 Another star rolling into town, Under the Dome early reviews in, and more.

Wilmywood Film Peep of the Day

Steve Swisher - Camera PA

Steve Swisher – Camera PA

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a great weekend!

utd_wilmington_premiere_sunnyI reported over the weekend about Under the Dome now being licensed in 200 international markets.  If you combine that with Amazon’s streaming services of the show, CBS can feel confident they can afford $43 million per season.  UTD will be a summer showcase that CBS hopes to continue annually.  The press has gotten their hands on the Pilot episode, and their comments are nothing short of curious and fabulous:

 “the first hour is intriguing as hell and filled with a lot of storytelling promise. If viewers catch the pilot, they’ll be back for the next episode.”  ~ Tim Goodman, Hollywood Reporter

“the premiere episode did not disappoint and we are definitely hooked in for the summer. We hope you’re getting excited, because “Under the Dome” fans will surely enjoy this adaptation.” ~Andrea Reiher, Zap2It.

Under the Dome also made Entertainment Weekly’s Best-of summer TV list.

Make sure to listen to Sunny 104.5 THIS WEEK for your chance to win your tickets to the early premiere of Under the Dome with all the stars, writers and producers in attendance, June 20th, Thalian Hall, 6:30pm.  Oh, and I guess I should mention they will be shooting on the lot all day, so no star sightings today.

Now onto the fab folks of Tammy!  May I please be the first to welcome Kathy Bates to Wilmywood!  She will finally be shooting her big bash scene. If you remember the casting call about “Lesbians Wanted?”  Well, that call is what this week and next week is all about! Huge scene, with tons of Extras.  Today, however, they will be shooting at a few places, from driving scenes over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to  Winnie’s Tavern, on Burnett Blvd.  The interior shots at The Carolinian Inn on Market St. are currently underway.  You can count on Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Gary Cole and Mark Duplass being on set and hilarity to ensue!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am and 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 – 06/07/2013 – Reese Witherspoon coming to Wilmywood?

Even with Tropical Storm Andrea, Wilmywood’s pushing through like the postal service…how’s that go again?  Through rain, sleet, mudslides and dog poop?  Yes, the show must go on.

utd_wilmington_premiere_sunnyUnder the Dome will be…well, under the dome.  All stage work for these guys and gals today.  The ticket giveaway for the big Local Premiere with the Q&A with Cast, Producers and Stephen King begins next week!  Make sure you tune into Sunny 104.5 or visit the radio station web site!

Eastbound and Down is scheduled to shoot today.  They don’t plan on cancelling for the weather.  They will be shooting a montage so they will be all over the place today.

It’s Day 25 for Tammy.  They move from the Blue Post to the Inn at Wilmington on Market St.  Gary Cole continues his awesomeness on set with Melissa McCarthy today.  I spent a lot of time with him yesterday chattin’ it up in between takes as I got play Connie the Bartender.  Very nice guy and so talented.   It was Gary, Melissa, Susan Sarandon and Mark Duplass.  They shot one scene all day, and the hilarious ad-libs were awesome, I can’t wait until this flick comes out next summer just to see which takes make the cut!

Kudos to WECT for getting this scoop.  How would you like to see Reese Witherspoon make her way to Wilmington?  It could happen as they had some scouts for the movie, Three Little Words sniffing out Wilmywood.  The movie is about a young girl who moves through foster families for years until a volunteer (Witherspoon) helps the girl find her biological mother.  They are looking at a September start date.

Well, yesterday the Wilmington Film Commission made the official announcement about Sleepy Hollow filming here in Wilmywood. Rumor has it that the UPM for The CW’s One Tree Hill and NBC’s Revolution will now make a lateral move to Fox’s Sleepy Hollow.  David Hartley has been working in television since the early ’90s.  He also worked on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and Dawson’s Creek.   Cheers David!  Let’s hope the rumors are true!  Production begins next month.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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!


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

WILMYWOOD’S FILM PEEP OF THE DAY

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!