THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/04/2016 -More Cast Revealed for SIX, Premiere Party tonight, and more.


THE CHOICE premiers everywhere this Friday, however many of the Wilmington peeps who worked on the flick are going to see it tonight at 7pm at Mayfaire’s Regal Cinemas!  And yes, you are invited to join in on the fun!


As you know TNT’s Good Behavior and History Channel’s SIX will both film in Wilmywood, but how much of the grant did they get? Together, the NC Film Office says they are expected to have direct in-state spending of more than $57 million while creating approximately 2,900 job opportunities in the state.

Good Behavior is eligible for a grant amount of up to $6,603,003.
SIX is eligible for a grant amount of up to $7,215,671.


Barry SloaneDeadline reports Revenge alum Barry Sloane landed the role of John “Bear” Graves, the recently appointed leader of Seal Team Six, a group of elite soldiers who take on the most high-risk military special ops missions in the world. This Brit will be making his way from across the pond later this month.

EdwinHodgeAlso cast in SIX is Edwin Hodge. You might’ve seen him in Chicago Fire or perhaps The Purge. Hodge will take on the role of Robert Chase III, one of the seals-in-training being considered for Ortiz’s replacement. He completes challenges quickly but makes a few rookie mistakes.

These two handsome gentlemen joins previously cast Dominic Adams and Juan Pablo Raba.


HGTV is bringing Hunting Vintage Television Series to Wilmywood for a couple of weeks.  You might spot them in the downtown area, on Wrightsville Ave. and on Country Club Road beginning on Febraury 8th.

Hunting Vintage

UNCW Alum Jordan Sasser made it through another round on American Idol last night.


The extremely loved local stunt woman Tina Wanner is battling cancer. A very rare type of ureter and renal cancer. So rare, in fact, that her doctor is calling it the “Tina Wanner Cancer.”


There is a Tina Wanner Benefit Concert coming up on Saturday, March 5th.  If you can’t make, you can still donate. SEE DETAILS NOW: FACEBOOK INVITE

NC Dept. of Commerce releases Prod Cos who got the Dirty Dancing Cash

If you are an avid reader of this here blog, The Wilmywood Daily, then you’ve known most of these deets for a while now. But there were a few things that we were waiting on. Like an official announcement from the Dept. of N.C. Commerce of what we already know AND which production got what from the Dirty Dancing money.  So, here we go.

  1. TNT’s Good Behavior (Wilmington, NC) – Eligible for up to $1.25 million. 

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2. The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (Asheville, NC) – Eligible for up to $2.8 million.

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3. HGTV’s Love it or List it (Raleigh/Durham, NC) – Eligible for up to $950,000.

We knew a reality show got the final bit of cash from the left over money , but we didn’t know which one.  Well, now we do.

Now with the Dirty Dancing money done with and since the Governor signed the budget today, we will now see who applies for the $30M in the grant for this fiscal year. It might be a little while since they have to implement all the new language what was changed.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/19/2014 Orlando Needs Volunteers, That Yummy Yard Crashers Guy, Film=Job Stickers, Casting and more.

Photo: Dick Parrot

Photo: Dick Parrot

Normally we know who is coming into town as they are filming here for either a feature film or television show.  But sometimes we get a surprise or two.  Like Michael Phelps, for example, who is spotted in Wrightsville Beach from time to time because of his girlfriend Win McMurry‘s ties to Wilmington.  Others include Alec Baldwin, Al Gore and the most recent Michael Strahan.  He wasn’t here for a shoot unless you are talkin’ about hoops.  He was here for personal reasons this weekend; to attend a basketball game.  His twins live here.  He also spent some time at Monty’s Home’s Pet Expo last weekend.  It was great to hear him talk about Wilmington on Live! with Kelly and Michael. WATCH NOW

Now this weekend, we will see another star, not for TV or Film production but for an appearance at the Wilmington Home Show.  And if you are an HGTV/DIY fan, you know this guy.  And the ladies LOVE him. On a personal note, he hosts one of my favorite HGTV shows, “Yard Crashers.”  Now, to find out if he does indeed have any ties here to Wilmington.  Here’s the deets if you would like to meet the hotness that is Ahmed Hassan. Stolen from the Wilmington Home Show‘s web site:

Meet Ahmed Hassan — Host of HGTV & DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers” & “Blog Cabin”

Turn your outdoor oasis dreams into a reality!

You’ve seen him on HGTV & DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers” & “Blog Cabin” – Now don’t miss your chance to meet the one and only Ahmed Hassan. Ahmed’s expertise in landscaping, horticulture and soil science has made him one of the most hotly sought-after landscapers and gardening consultants by homeowners and businesses alike. That’s no surprise: Ahmed’s been digging in the dirt – and loving every minute of it – since he was ten years old.

Meet Ahmed at The Lifestyle Stage as he shares his amazing ideas for turning your outdoor oasis dreams into a reality! He will be appearing Saturday at 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM, and on Sunday at 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM at the Wilmington Home Show which will be held at the Wilmington Convention Center.


If you missed it in the 2 previous blogs, we have some casting announcements.


Wanna win a pair of VIP passes to Orlando Jones Presents Tainted Love at the Brooklyn Arts Center, Saturday March 8th?  These passes give you the best seats, PLUS a meet and greet with Orlando.  Though each VIP s a $100 value, the experience is priceless! All you gotta do is click join to enter! ENTER TO WIN VIP PASSES NOW!

This will be a SOLD OUT event, so buy your tickets now!  There will be two showtimes.

Show 7:00pm-9:30pm BUY TICKETS.  Show 10:00pm-12:30am BUY TICKETS.  General Admission is $30.  Balcony (standing) is $20.  VIP(which includes a meet-n-greet is $100

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS: Orlando Jones and his team are looking for volunteers for March 8th before, during and/or after the show!  All volunteers will have a meet and greet of their own after the second show.   If you are interested, please email me as I am helping a tad as well being Volunteer Wrangler: SUBJECT LINE: Orlando Volunteer.


filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOB 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 from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!


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.  Got Scoop?  Email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!