WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 08/26/2013 – Need a pass to Sleepy Hollow? UTD, CIC and more.

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If you missed the revolutionary Revolution.  Season One is now  available on Netflix.  They are in Austin, TX shooting Season 2 which  will premiere September 25th!
The word is finally out.  Remember  a few weeks ago I told you Danny McBride is moving onto another HBO  show, a high-school based one?  This will be the one that Lindsay Lohan could be a part of.  She is interested.   Now, where will they film it?   We can hope, right?

Happy Birthday to Melissa McCarthy.  She turns 42 today!

Tonight on Under the Dome, everyone wants to  know: who is the 4th hand?  Make your predictions NOW on Facebook!  Hell’s Kitchen is the place to be tonight.   Viewing party at 10pm.  Here’s a sneak peek for tonight! Let the games begin!

UTD_ScriptThere are two Under the Dome autographed scripts that are being auctioned off within the next 30 days.  The first script will be part of a silent auction benefiting Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation during their Last Chance for White Pants Gala in Wilmywood.  It’s also an online auction. Register and get your bids in now!

Christmas in Conway is shooting in Forest Hills.

sleepySleepy Hollow starts out the day on Stage 10, then they head to Currie, NC.  Tomorrow night is the big early screen for Sleepy Hollow in Wilmywood at Mayfaire’s Regal Cinemas at 7:30pm  It’s over sold so get there EARLY!!

Have you worked on Sleepy Hollow?  Need a pass?  I am gonna give one away ONLY TO SOMEONE WHO HAS WORKED ON THE SHOW.  I will pick a winner tomorrow morning. Email me now! Subject line: Sleepy Hollow with your name, phone number and job title.

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 – 08/19/2013 EBD improves City of Wilmington, start date for Bolden!, and more.

The folks from Eastbound and Down had their wrap party on Saturday. They rented a party boat from Carolina Beach and brought it up to Wrightsville Beach in the Intercoastal Waterway. They parked it on the inlet side of the Blockade Runner. The boat took the entire cast and crew out and they partied hard. Local band, Machine Gun rocked the night away! After the party, everyone rolled over to have some more fun at the Blockade Runner.  Danny McBride was really great and posed for a lot of pics with all the crew. The HBO gang really knew how to take care of the NC film crew that works their tails off because they know Eastbound is never an easy show to produce.

Maides ParkThey also know how to take care of the City of Wilmington. A huge thank you to Eastbound and Down, Danny, Jody Hill, and the whole HBO crew.   In order to shoot scenes at Maides Park, they had to do a lot of landscaping. They spent over $1000 at the baseball field, and it looks amazing!, They re-sodded, added new diamonds and rebuilt the pitchers mound. So, thank you for saving us taxpayers some money and for beautifying our parks! I know the nearby neighborhood is grateful for your efforts.

The rain washed out a few scenes last week, so they won’t head to Charlotte until Wednesday. 1st Unit is shooting at the Cameron Art Museum and the 2nd Unit is back in Castle Hayne.

under-the-dome-cbsIt’s Dome Day once again with LIVE tweets abound with the cast members.  #UnderThe Dome during the show on CBS @ 10pm EST.  A mysterious woman (Natalie Zea) shows up “Under the Dome.”  Hell’s Kitchen in downtown Wilmington is the place to be for the viewing party. It gets underway around 9:30pm.  If you can stay up a little later, Dean Norris is back on Dave Letterman tonight on CBS!

It’s the FINAL DAY TO VOTE FOR SLEEPY HOLLOW!  An advance screening right here in Wilmywood!  And you know that means the other competing cities will be voting like mad, so PLEASE get everyone you know to VOTE!sleepyhollow

The Hollowed cast and crew worked into the ungodly hours this morning in downtown Wilmington.  But people who are working on the series don’t seem to mind when the cast members are so great to work with.  Tyler tells us what it’s like to work with Orlando Jones.  LISTEN NOW .  Sleepy Hollow is sleepin’ in today!

Christmas in Conway is at their usual spot in the Forest Hills area. Andy Garcia, Mary Louise Parker and Mandy Moore join everyone on set.

RumorslogoSome more rumors from the lot. We’re hearing that Bolden! is looking to have a start up date of September 23rd and they will go all the way into June!  Awesome, that’s a lot of jobs and local shopping at our area stores! Love it!  Shooting won’t begin until January, cause they got a lot of building to do!

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 – 08/16/2013 Lindsay Lohan, NC Film and TV Incentives Summit and More!

Charlotte SUmmitCharlotte is hosting the North Carolina Film and TV incentives Summit tomorrow at 1pm sponsored by a grassroots organization called Film Incentives Work. It’s scheduled for 1 p.m. at the UNC Charlotte Center City Auditorium. It is free to the public but you MUST RSVP.

sleepySleepy Hollow is in Winnabow today.   They are also shooting on Sunday and need you!  CASTING CALL ALERT! They are looking for Men and Women, ages 18 and up!  Get up with Extras Casting Directors, Missy and Susan for all details NOW!   We only have a few days left to ensure our EARLY SCREENING of Sleepy Hollow. VOTE NOW and Demand It.  You can vote every 24 hours!! It all ends Monday!!

Ctaste of italyhristmas in Conway is shooting back in the Forest Hills neighborhood.  And just around the corner, there was a huge geeking out session at A Little Taste of Italy (1101 South College).  I can’t say I blame them!!  Andy Garcia showed up for a little taste of that goodness.

Actress Lindsay Lohan. Photo by Rafael Amado D...

Actress Lindsay Lohan. Photo by Rafael Amado Deras. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What’s it like to work with Lindsay Lohan after her stint in rehab?  What dreams came true on set of Eastbound and Down?  Read the full report now!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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: Dream comes true for Set PA on Eastbound and Down

Actress Lindsay Lohan. Photo by Rafael Amado D...

Actress Lindsay Lohan. Photo by Rafael Amado Deras. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What’s it like to work with Lindsay Lohan after her stint in rehab? To quote Poison, it’s “nothing but a good time” on the set of Eastbound and Down with Lindsay Lohan and True Blood’s Alex Skarsgard.  I’ve had a ton of emails and messages asking me how Lindsay was on set.  So, I went to one of my sources and asked.

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Dream comes true for Set PA on Eastbound and Down

But the best was one of the greatest stories to come form set.  Word has it that a crew member got bumped from Set PA to the luckiest guy in the world.  Apparently this guy is a great asset and everyone loves him.  So how do you thank the guy who does everything for you 16 hours a day?  You get rid of his Duck Dynasty beard, make him all pretty, and put him in a scene with Lindsay Lohan.  Oh yeah,  and grant him the wish of kissing her, too!  In the scene (which I will not reveal) he got the opportunity to kiss her a good 6 times.  So, the question is, “Is Lindsay a good kisser?”  Well according to my sources, let’s just say the man had a smile the size of Manhattan in between takes.  Thank you Danny McBride for booking her and making dreams come true!  The gang is filming on the stage today at Screen Gems as well as The Carolinian on Market in Wilmington, NC.

I will have the full report in a few.  Stand by.  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!!

07/29/2013 Eastbound, Sleepy Hollow, The Conjuring

Over the weekend, The Conjuring (even though it wasn’t first place thanks to The Wolverine), still held strong and earned $22.1 million.  Box Office Mojo predicts it to hit over $100 million by next weekend.

The Star News was throwing out all the hot news over the weekend.  First let’s start off with Eastbound and Down. Jeff Hidek reports HBO president Michael Lombardo offered up a bit of a tease about the future of Kenny Powers.   “You’ll find Kenny struggling with marriage, suburbia and his continued demons.”  Love me some Jeff!  Read his full blog –   If you subscribe to the Star News anyway.  Season Four airs on HBO September 29th.    The gang will be shooting at Independence Mall today.  MikeSpencer took some great pics from the 26th at Maides Park.  Check ’em out!

Production began over the weekend for Sleepy Hollow in New Bern.  Today they begin having a little fun at Tryon Palace also in New Bern.  The Star News reports, “Scenes for “Sleepy Hollow” that are being filmed at the Palace will primarily take place in the eastern courtyard — between the outer and inner gates — and the smokehouse, located just behind the Kitchen Office.”  See the entire article if you subscribe to the Star News Now.  They will continue to film in New Bern for the next few days before they return to Wilmington.

Although the Wrap party was this weekend, Under the Dome has only a few days left until they leave us for a few months!  They are back at the stage and a 2nd Unit is heading to the Ideal Cement Factory today.  Oh, and did I mention, it’s DOME DAY!  Woo Hoo!  Yes! I am so saving the best for last.  Episode 6 is on tonight baby!  10pm EST on CBS!  And of course, Hell’s Kitchen is the official viewing party headquarters, so if you head downtown, it’s the place to be!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMINGTON 07/26/2013 – UTD Season 2, Danny McBride on fire! Plus, cool set construction!

Hallmark is having super fun set!   Christmas in Conway, that begins shooting next week, is constructing a 50 ft. Ferris wheel.  It will be  erected at a home on Forest Hills Drive.  I also heard there will be some cool stunts utilizing the mechanical beast as well.

The Eastbound and Down folks are shooting at Maides Park, on Manly Ave today.  It looks at though Danny and Jody have been very busy this year.  Earlier this week,  I reported that the writing duo have written Loomis Fargo which is shooting in North Carolina later this year.  But that’s not the only thing happening with these talented guys. Danny McBride and Jody Hill are working on a new  1/2 hour comedy revolving around high school, While at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in  Beverly Hills yesterday, Michael Lombardo, president, HBO  programming, said,  “They’re  taking a look at high school life — its a really great, funny,  quintessentially Danny and Jody idea.”

Don’t forget you can vote once a day to bring an early screening of Sleepy Hollow to Wilmington.  We could use about 100 votes today to stay ahead of the game and ensure a top3 spot.  So get on it NOW and vote!

If you missed it back in June, Dean Norris will be on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel tonight.  He will also be on ABC’s The View this Wednesday.

Now, onto the Rumor Mill!  Under the Dome is wrapping by this coming Wednesday.  And no official word has been flung to the press as of yet about Season two, but we all know, including the media the a second season is inevitable.  Well, I can tell you that yes there will be a season two and they are looking at starting back up in October.

I also heard that rumors were floating about there being 16 episodes this time around.  Even though they will continue shooting the final episode of season one until this coming Wednesday, their wrap party is tomorrow night downtown.  I bet the big announcement to the cast and crew will happen there!  The UTD folks will be in Burgaw this afternoon and overnight until sunrise!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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 07/23/2013, UTD, EBD, SH and more from the rumor mill!

It’s numbers day once again for Under the Dome.  We will find out the overnight ratings by 11 or 11:30am EST.  I, of course, will post them along with reviews and thoughts from the press and critics as well in a separate blog later today.  And I will keep you posted about Season 2.  Word is the crew will find out this week if they return to work and when!  The UTD folks are shooting the final episode this week.  They film on the lot for the day on Sound Stages 7 & 8.

YES!  Wilmington is in the TOP 7!  Yesterday we weren’t even on the radar.  BUT we need to be in the top 3!  DEMAND an early screening on the locally filmed Sleepy Hollow.  Sleepy Hollow will kick off the episode two shoot this weekend in New Bern.

Eastbound and Down is back to Jellybeans today with about 50 extras skatin’ around having fun.

The Hallmark TV Movie Christmas in Conway is looking for a photo double for  for this lovely and talented actress, Mary Louise Parker. You must have the same coloring and measurements and be available the month of August. She is 5’8 ” and weighs 120lbs.Her measurements are 34/24/33.  Please send a recent photo (head and bodyshot) to wimingtonbackground@gmail.com include your sizes and contact info. Please put MLP photodbl in subject.

THE RUMOR MILL

WECT brought the Angelina Jolie movie, Unbroken up again.  Although, I reported this movie’s interest in Wilmington about two months ago, they have added that Jack O’Connell will play Louis Zamperini, the Olympian turned POW.  My sources tell me that they REALLY like Hawaii, but hopefully they will see that North Carolina has way more to offer and is more cost effective!  Thanks for reporting this Ashlea!

And speaking of maybes remember when I brought up Loomis Fargo months ago! What light can we shed on bank heist movie?  The Jim Carrey flick (that has been in “pre-production”) for months now supposedly here in Wilmywood has attached another actor to its roster.  Looks like Owen Wilson will join in on the bank robbing in this comedy flick.  On a sidenote, Danny McBride and Jody Hill are two of the writers on this movie.  I’m thinkin’ a rollover here!  Just stay here and keep filming! Eastbound Film Crew can roll over as well!  My sources are telling me they have been some verbals hires, but I cannot confirm that.  Yet anyway!  Hopefully that is their plan with Relativity Media!

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 – 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 05/16/2013 – HBO, CBS and other three letter words

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Wilmywood, NC Film Crew Member of the Day:

Ian Prange – 2nd A.D., Tammy

Toni Collette took some time away from the set of Tammy to head to New York for the CBS Upfronts yesterday as she and Dylan McDermott star in Hostages .

It will have a limited 15-episode order. Her co-stars Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon continue filming today in Carolina Beach.  They will return to the State Park, then make a company move to Snow’s Cut Park.

Continuing with the CBS Upfronts, Under the Dome was presented yesterday at Carnagie Hall.  It was well received from those in the audience.  I asked one journalist, AJ Marechal from Variety, who was multitasking, blogging and tweeting every detail of the presentation, her thoughts about UTD.  She replied with,  “intriguing, cool effects.”  She is funny as hell and straight to the point.  I highly recommend you follow her @Variety_AJM. Under the Dome is shooting on Point Harbor Rd. at the boat salvage yard, then they will head back to the lot.  If you would like to be an extra on the show, and haven’t done so yet, they are looking for more new faces for tomorrow’s shoot.  Visit NCasting’s FB page for details.

Here’s the exclusive preview from the Upfronts yesterday: 

Perfect Summer

Photo by Director Gary Wheeler

It’s a great day to be a cast and crew member of The Perfect Summer as they are in Wrightsville Beach again today! You will get to see Eric Roberts  on set this afternoon and all day tomorrow.  Gorgeous weather, so I hope they get some downtime to jump in the ocean today!

CROWD NEEDED TOMORROW: The production is looking for a crowd for the “surf competition” scene at Wrightsville Beach tomorrow.  No pay, but if you want be out there, you can come and go as you please.  There will some of our favorite local surfers out there, so they would love to see you supporting them.  Let alone you can hang out with the cast and crew.  Fun day. (The location is Wrightsville Beach, the Stone St. access (google it) from 7:30am-3pm)

HBO’s Eastbound and Down is getting closer to their production date and they are scouting your neighborhood!  I have heard from two friends now that they want to use their houses for the show.  Hey, don’t say no!  It’s good money!  The Fincannon’s are casting principal and NCasting is casting extras.  Production begins May 28th.

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.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!

 

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/15/2013 – Eastbound and Down, Sleepy Hollow, Tammy, Perfect Summer

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Wilmywood, NC Film Crew Member of the Day:

Wilmywood NC Film Crew Member of the Day: Lauren - Key Set PA, The Perfect Summer

Lauren – Key Set PA, The Perfect Summer

Good morning! It’s another busy day in Wilmywood. Finally, we can start talking about these guys again.  Danny McBride wants you as Eastbound and Down Season 4 is underway!  And I would just like to put something out there one more time.  With EBD and Tammy shooting here, I am betting we will be seeing Will Ferrell at some point as he is producing both projects.  Pure speculation, but I would drop a 20 on that bet.  I will let you know if I hear anything.

CASTING: The 1st Extras Casting call for EBD is underway in Wilmington.  NCasting is looking for  “HOT GIRLS” between 21 year to 32 years old for an upscale night club scene to shoot at the end of May.  Check out NCasting’s FB page for complete details.

CREW: Looking for crew work? Send resumes to hboresumes@gmail.com,  put your occupation in the subject line.

Two out of the three productions are at our beautiful beaches.  You have a chance at some star sightings North and South today.

tammy_wilmywoodMelissa McCarthy and the Tammy crew moves from Castle Hayne to Carolina Beach today adding Dan Aykroyd and Susan Sarandon to the mix.  They are shooting at Carolina Beach State Park this morning.  I stopped by the set yesterday and I don’t see how anyone can not burst out laughing and ruin the scenes with Melissa’s brilliant comedic performances.  I am really looking forward to seeing this movie!

I also stopped by the set of The Perfect Summer yesterday.  Lots of great local crew on this one.  Plus, you can’t go wrong shooting at the beach.  The cast was in great spirits as well.  Jason Castro, JD Banks and Justin Barnhill were getting ready for their scene. They are back in Wrightsville Beach again at the surf shop (Aussie Island).  FYI – If you are a fan of the American Idol contestant, Jason’s last day on set is today, so get your gawking in while you can.   Now, I have to put the spotlight on Justin Barnhill for a moment as he is a local boy (Maple Hill) turned sensation especially in the modeling world.

Love to see success come out of North Carolina.  Aside from modeling, he is pursuing an acting career and is off to a great start.  The 21 year old recently did two episodes of Banshee and now he, of course, is filming The Perfect Summer.  Kudos my friend!

Under the Dome is taking it down a notch after big sets and explosions yesterday on Castle St. They are shooting on Chestnut St. this morning then heading to the lot for the remainder of the day.

In case you missed it yesterday, major rumors swirling about 20th Century Fox’s Sleepy Hollow shooting in ILM for the rest of the season.  No details yet, but I will keep you posted!

REMINDER: The Beach Boys are coming to the Odell Williamson Auditorium, Thursday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the box office and online at bccowa.com. Tickets are $69. There will be 50 special VIP tickets sold for the first 3 rows and a meet and greet with Mike Love for $152.00

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.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!