WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/02/2013 Jon Favreau, Tammy, Arthur Newman, VIP tickets

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Hey there beautiful peeps!  I have a lot of reminders for you this morning as well as prizes and your daily scoop.

Revolution’s Giancarlo Esposito will be making his  guest appearance TODAY at the Country Club of Landfall for the annual fundraising luncheon for Coastal Horizons Center. Tickets are still available by contacting Farah Boyce 910-790-0187 or fboyce@coastalhorizons.org.  They are asking for a donation of $50 or more to attend the event.

Tammy is ready to get rolling tomorrow. They will be heading over to Dawson St for Day 1.  Two Fat Ladies Restaurant will be honored with Melissa McCarthy‘s presence.  This will be the pinnacle scene which sets off the series of events that leads to the crazy road trip Tammy embarks upon with her crazy grandmother.

Other tidbits include Under the Dome.  They shoot by the 6th street bridge again today.  Safe Haven will be available on DVD/Blue Ray this Tuesday.

Executive Producer Jon Favreau was on Jimmy Kimmel talking about shooting Iron Man 3 in Wilmington.  Check out what he said:

Arthur Newman, shot right here in the ILM area, has a LIMITED release which will be Friday, May 3rd through Thursday, May 9th.  Showtimes daily are: 12:45pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:25pm at Carmike Cinemas.

I gave some tickets away during my Wilmywood segment on Sunny 104.5 at 8:30am BUT if you worked on the film, I am giving you dibs, too!  Email: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com and give me your name, phone number, email and job title on the Colin Firth flick!   Put Arthur Newman in the subject line.  Gonna pick a few cast/crew winners throughout the day today and tomorrow, so enter now!

Portcitypopcon_sunny2 copyAlso, the first two winners of VIP passes for Port City Pop Con are Mike Hewett and Katherine Beard.  Stay tuned to win your VIP passes.  I had the honor of interviewing one of the celebs of the Pop Con, Renae Jacobs, this morning.  She was the voice of reporter April O’Neill on all 9 seasons of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesLISTEN TO INTERVIEW NOW!

Finally, another mega star arrives in Wilmington tomorrow, who do you think it is?  I am going to pick someone’s right answer and give them a pair of VIP passes to Port City Pop Con!  Answer on our What’s Up in Wilmywood Facebook Page!  Good Luck!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates live at 8:30am tomorrow morning and every weekday on Sunny 104.5.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/30/2013 – Upfronts, Tammy, Under the Dome, VIP Passes to Port City Pop Con and more

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Happy Tuesday! Well,  NBC must be whistlin’ Dixie, and maybe a little of “We are the Champions”.  Kudos just keep coming for our Revolution!  Not only did they pick up a hefty 22 episode, season two, but TV Guide has now deemed the show a “Season MVP: This year’s Best.”

Revolution’s Giancarlo Esposito will be making a guest appearance this Thursday at the Country Club of Landfall for the annual fundraising luncheon for Coastal Horizons Center.  He will be getting personal, speaking about the things that have personally affected his life and family members.  This is a luncheon that should NOT be missed.  Tickets are still available by contacting Farah Boyce 910-790-0187 or fboyce@coastalhorizons.org.  They are asking for a donation of $50 or more to attend the event.

FYI: In case you wanted to know, Lesley over at the Hollywood Reporter has been keeping a close eye on the Upfronts.  Here’s her up-to-date list of all the shows for network TV.

Tammy begins shooting this Friday and they are employing A LOT of people!  And when I say a lot…good Lord!  During the next 8 weeks, they will be hiring 2000+ Extras for this film alone.  And it’s all local!  So thank you Melissa & Ben!  Marty Siu Casting will be quite busy. You can visit her Facebook page for all casting opportunities.

Marty wanted to give a big shout out to the many who worked on Iron Man 3 including Jackie Burch and Tona Dahlquist for the Casting & Extras Casting along with all the local actors who got some screen time including  James Rackley, Anthony Reynolds and many more.

Iron Man 3 isn’t doing too shabby either and it won’t even hit theaters here in the USA until tomorrow.  IM3 has grossed a total of almost $200 million over seas so far.  In its Italian debut last weekend., it is officially the most successful April opening in Italy grossing $11.3 million!  Robert Downey Jr. will be on the Kelly & Michael this morning as well as the Daily Show tonight.

Under the Dome will be on location today.  They kick things off at 15th/Rankin this morning then make a short company move to Chestnut St.  There are a lot of extras casting opportunities for the show.  Visit Vanessa NCasting’s Facebook Page for all the details.

Finally, Port City Pop Con is just around the corner and I would just LOVE to give VIP tickets away!  Soooo, here we go.  ENTER TO WIN NOW!

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 Tomorrow I will give you complete details about a local screening for the Colin Firth flick, Arthur Newman, coming up soon!!

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.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/02/2013

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Okay gotta start with some exciting news!  Bolden! is coming back to Wilmington to shoot additional scenes in July!  It’s the film that never ends!  But we are so grateful to these guys.  Why?  Many reasons.  First, they spent over $120 MILLION locally, making it one of the most expensive independent films ever made.  Second, Bolden! was shooting here when we really needed commerce to flow.  They helped keep lumber and paint stores afloat after the housing bubble burst when they originally filmed here the first time!  Wilmington is so grateful for this production.  This will be the third time Bolden! will set up offices in Wilmington.

On late night TV, check out our hot actors from the past and present.

On Jimmy Kimmel tonight, Revolution fans will be staying up late to watch Giancarlo Esposito.  And we will go back in time and reminisce about those Dawson’s Creek days as Chelsea Lately has Busy Philipps.  Okay so she’s moved on to Cougar Town, but hey, we knew her when…

Now let’s get back Under the Dome.  The rain washed out yesterday’s shoot, so cast and crew head back to Wallace Park and Chestnut St.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am.  Post your comments, thoughts, suggestions and Thai recipes below! Until then, that’s a wrap!