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.


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!


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 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.”


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!


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:  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 – 02/12/2014 Untitled Pilot is Named, Production Dates Set, Tammy Trailer and more.

Howdy Howdy!  Happy Wilmywood Wednesday to ya!  Man, things are really heating up here in Wilmywood.  I love seeing all my film friends working again.

Nikki ToscanoWe got a little more news that came in yesterday.  The Untitled Nikki Tuscano Project is called The Red Zone.  They have opened up offices this week at Screen Gems and production will begin either March 10th or 17th, depending on who you ask.  Ha!  And congratulations to Chris Bromley.  He is the UPM on this NBC made for CBS project.  Confused?  Well Bill Vassar explained it in an interview from yesterday’s blog.  LISTEN NOW


michael-cera-john-hawkesNow moving on to Charlie Kaufman‘s FX pilot.  How & Why will be opening offices at Screen Gems Studios around March 24th.  Their tentative shoot schedule will be nine days and they begin at the end of April. I am sure we are all looking forward to having Michael Cera and John Hawkes in town for a while!


tammy_wilmywoodI am proud to tell you that The Wilmywood Daily is hosting its first event.   We are joining forces with Giant Culture/Post 1200 to bring you a special sneak peek of the Wilmywood shot, Tammy.  The Melissa McCarthy comedy was shot here last summer and the cast and crew were bigguns.  Over 100 crew members and they used over 2200 background actors.  We will be screening the OFFICIALTRAILER for the movie and having a good time with some of the crew members.  Wanna go? GET DETAILS NOW


I am tracking down those running for office to check on their stance for the NC Film incentives.  This morning I got up with our good friend Ricky Meeks who is running for New Hanover County Commissioner!  What’s his take on NC Film?


TV FOR 600, ALEX!!! Do you know the question to this Jeopardy answer?  Thanks to Deb and all the Sleepy Hollow Fans for this.  THANKS TO: @emollysmom @SleepyHollowFan  @TomMisonFans @cerulean_ronin  @SHollowSource


Sleepy Hollow Jeopardy

THANKS TO GEORGE for finding this Variety article:

John Wesley Shipp, who played Barry Allen/The Flash in the 1990s TV series, has joined the cast of The CW and Warner Bros. Television’s pilot THE FLASH. Shipp will guest star in the pilot in a mystery role, with the part intended to be a recurring guest star in series.”

With all that being said we know him from a different show, don’t we?



Tim Ross – Audition Techniques

Saturday February 15th 1-5pm – Veteran Coach & Actor Tim Ross teaches you insiders tips & tricks for what to do once you get an audition. From open casting calls to cold reads, Tim knows what works to land the role.  PRICE: $100. INFO AND SIGN UPS


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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY 10/17/2013 Danny McBride, Sleepy Hollow, The Squeeze, Cucalorus

dannyMcBride_KimmelDanny McBride was on Jimmy Kimmel last night.  Here they are talking about filming Eastbound and Down in Wilmywood with Marilyn Manson.  LISTEN NOW!

Congrats to Sleepy Hollow’s Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Alex Kurtzman and Mark Goffman.  They made the list in an article from The Hollywood Reporter “Power Showrunners: 10 to Watch for 2014”  READ IT NOW! SH_Headless

Attention, Sleepy Heads!  If you want to relive the first 5 episodes of the show, there will be a Sleepy Hollow Marathon on FX on October 26th beginning at 1pm EST.  (Yes it’s not a typo, FX not FOX)

JillianMurrayIf the GORGEOUS Jillian Murray and I can get our schedules aligned, we will have a chat on the Sunny Morning Show next week. She is currently working on The Squeeze.  Gather your questions over the weekend.  You know I love to ask your questions!  Email them to me! Put “Jillian Interview” in the subject line!  The Squeeze begins principal photography tomorrow!

Get ready for the Cucalorus MEAT n GREET Volunteer BBQ this Sunday at Jengos Playhouse. It’s a fun way for current and prospective volunteers to get more information about Cucalorus and meet others in the organization. Anyone is welcome to come. SEE DETAILS NOW  CUCALORUS

Also join in on the fun!  #Movealorus Instagram Video competition. Anyone can upload a video onto Instagram with their most fun, creative dance moves and tag it #Dancealorus and #Movealorus. The best video will win two free tickets to Dancealorus, Wed., Nov. 13 at Thalian Hall. Here’s the skinny on that  Deadline: Sunday, October 20th 11:59pm. Movies_NC Are you looking for some of the best movies to come out of Wilmywood?  How about a Wilmywood Thriller/Horror Marathon just in time for Halloween?  Check out what’s available in the Wilmywood Shop powered by

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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 10/08/2013 – Sleepy Hollow, The Conjuring, Where the Devil Hides, Walking Dead

Sleepy-Hollow-TitleAnother amazing episode of Sleepy Hollow last night.   One word: Yolanda!  Kudos to writer Damian Kindler for his brilliance!  The ratings will be out around 11:15am today.   If you follow me on Twitter, I report the numbers there as well.

Bolden! is still accepting resumes, mainly in the PA department.  Email them your resume now!

Wilmywood shot Stuck In Love with Greg Kinnear & Lily Collins is out on DVD today!

And if The Conjuring scared the ____ out of you! It’s available on Digital HD today. Get your copy NOW!

where-the-devil-hides_608x900The horror film Where the Devil Hides that was originally  scheduled for release this Friday has been pushed.  They have not released the new date as of yet.

Tim Guinee is back in North Carolina for another stint on Homeland.  Welcome back again Tim.  If you remember Tim plays Charlie’s father on NBC’s Revolution.

Fanboy Comic’s big Walking Dead 10th annual release celebration is happening tonight from 11pm-1am as they gear up for the midnight release for The Walking Dead #115 comic book.  Special guests at the event include AMC’s The Walking Dead’s, Jane McNeill (Patricia); official AMC Walking Dead poster artist, Danny Miller; and local zombie comic artist, Brandon Blanks.   Check out all the details NOW

And don’t forget this Sunday, it’s the Walking Dead viewing party at Theatre Now.  The festivities begin at 7pm.  See the poster for all the details.


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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

Under the Dome Interview: Mackenzie Lintz on Homelife, Colin Ford, and the Finale of UTD


Photo by: David Pascua

If you live in Wilmington and are anything like me, you are totally geeking out about Monday night.  We get our first taste (if you didn’t go to the early screening or couldn’t get in) of Sleepy Hollow and our life Under the Dome comes to an end.  Well, until next year anyway.  Over the past 8 months we’ve had some wonderful talent in our own backyard.  They became our neighbors and our friends.  They are kind, approachable and grateful for the opportunity to work on the #1 show, Under the Dome.  And as we eagerly gear up for Monday, I decided to get in touch with some of our favorite cast members.

Mackenzie Lintz who plays Norrie on Under the Dome took a few minutes to chat about homelife, Colin Ford and of course life under the dome.

SHEILA: Lady! We miss you!  I hope you had a great summer.  Now that Under the Dome has wrapped season one, looks like you have some normalcy back in your life again.  How has your transition been from set tutor back to normal high school life?  Do some teens as school treat you differently because you are on TV?

MACKENZIE: I absolutely LOVE being back in school. I’m in a really small private school so my class is like my family. They don’t treat me any different because they just see me as Kenzie just like they did before Under the Dome. Even though a lot of them watch the show! 🙂

SHEILA: Shane Bates has a great question for you.  This week, we discovered that you are not the only actress in the Lintz clan.  What’s it like living in a family full of actors?

MACKENZIE: Shane, I absolutely love having a family of actors. It’s so awesome because all of us are in different age groups so we don’t really have to compete so it’s easy to cheer each other on and be happy and excited for each other. My brother is actually working in Wilmington (Where UTD is shot) for a future episode of Sleepy Hollow.

SHEILA: Now you know I gotta ask this question ’cause the ladies wanna know!  What’s it like to work with Colin Ford?  Are you two close in real life?  Still stay in touch during the hiatus?

MACKENZIE: Hahaha!! Colin and I have so much fun. It’s actually his 17th birthday today!!  {yesterday} We are constantly laughing on set and doin’ crazy stuff. He’s such a talented actor and it’s so easy to play Norrie when he’s playing Joe.

SHEILA: My friends from Under the Dome Radio Podcast ask, “What can you tell us about Norrie’s dad and will we ever get to see more of that relationship?

MACKENZIE: Papa Norrie won’t be back in Season One, but Season Two will definitely bring a lot of excitement, who knows who will show up!! 🙂

SHEILA: What was the most exciting part about shooting the finale for you?

MACKENZIE: Well, for one thing, we found out while shooting the finale that we were officially picked up for a season 2!! That made goodbyes a lot less sad because we knew it wasn’t goodbye forever.

SHEILA:  Okay, final question.  The biggun’!  Any hints about what we can expect this Monday?

MACKENZIE: All I can tell you about the finale is that it’s one of our MOST exciting episodes, you will find out more about the dome, who the monarch is, and maybe see a familiar face or two. It’s gonna be EPIC!

Just like this interview!  Thanks Mackenzie!  We can’t wait until UTD returns to Wilmington in February!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 09/11/2013 – Sleepy Hollow, Wilmington Film Commission, One Tree Hill item for sale and more

UTDSet062013_0306With the US Open eating up half of Under The Dome‘s regular time slot, CBS will preempt Crimetime for an encore airing of episode 12, “Exigent Circumstances” on Saturday night at 9pm.  Also, the final broadcast primetime ratings gave Under The Dome 1st place regardless of their numbers dipping to 9.72 million viewers.  But, if you factor in cable channels however, football was the winner.

sleepyNow, I’ve been waiting for this scene to happen for a week now!  Why?  Because of its killer location for Sleepy Hollow!  They will be wetting down the streets this evening  where they will be filming at the Kenan Memorial Fountain at 5th and Market.  Lots to see.


In the scene, a young boy wanders into town, EMT tries to help him and one of our heroes try to speak to him.   And guess who plays the little boy in Sleepy Hollow today!  Mackenzie Lintz (Under the Dome, Norrie)’s little bro Matt Lintz!!  Wilmywood just loves the Lintz family!  Yay!!!!  Way to go Matt! There will be 100 crew members and 30 extras hanging out with four of the cast members today.  Sleepy Hollow premieres this Monday!

WFCAnd speaking of great locations, do you own one?  The Wilmington Regional Film Commission wants your house…or barn…or store!  Well, they want to add it to their locations database.  As stated in their press release that came out yesterday:

In order to add to their existing database of 3,300 locations, the Wilmington Regional Film Commission will be adding a Location Scout to their team this fall. The Scout will be available to photograph local properties, in order to provide a broad idea of potential shooting locations to productions considering filming in the area.

“We are encouraging anyone with an interesting property – anything from a warehouse or a barn to a restaurant, shop, house or farm – to contact us.  If it’s appropriate we will send our Scout to take some photographs,” said Griffin.  “We’ll add it to our database, and if a production likes what they see, they will contact the owner directly.”

The Film Commission can be contacted at 910.343.3456 or

The auction benefiting the Sunny 104.5 Caring for Kids at NHRMC should begin this afternoon.  As soon as everything is up, I will post it on a separate blog today!  Awesome items!

ravensAttention One Tree Hill fans, my friend Laura is selling the Ravens basketball gym doors. Each door is 37″x84″.  $400 OBO.  Call: 910-805-4546. So awesome!!!

And on a final note, because it is 9/11 – After fund raising and putting in a ton of work, the team from the Empie Park Fire Station has its memorial to honor fallen Wilmington firefighters as well as the memories of New York firefighters who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th 12 years ago.   A dedication ceremony will happen tonight at 6pm, but everyone is encouraged to stop by anytime. The at the fire station is located at Independence Boulevard and Park Avenue.

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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .


Another Dome Day is coming. Here’s the preview as we gear up for Monday night:

Christmas in Conway is filming at NHRMC today as one of the characters is treated for injury. Afterwards they head to Greenfield Lake Park at the main playground area.

Sleepy Hollow is back at the Brooklyn Arts Center on N. 4th St. The location was transformed into an abandoned church which is not hard to do. Our heroes will find a clue, but of course some bad guys show up to start the party making some noise. So, if you are close by, you will probably hear some fake gunfire coming from inside the building.

Swirl’s The Dempsey Sisters is shooting off Gordon Rd today.

Sarah Crandall reports that Wilmington recently made a BuzzFeed article’s list of 41 Things You Might Not Know About “One Tree Hill,” highlighting certain parts of Wilmington.

The Cucalorus Film Festival has announced its early selections for 2013.  Here’s the list!


Some more auction items came in for the Sunny 104.5 Caring for Kids at NHRMC Radiothon.  Thanks to Chris Bromley for getting us the swag for Tammy and The Conjuring.  Don’t forget we also have an Under The Dome autographed script, an Arthur Newman poster signed by Colin Firth and Emily Blunt as well as a “Screen Gems Experience” up for grabs.  The auction will begin around September 10th.  As soon as I get concrete details, I will share!

Finally congrats to our Safe Haven man Josh Duhamel as Fergie’s little pea is out of the pod — The Black Eyed Peas singer has given birth to a baby boy named Axl Jack Duhamel.

Buckle up, ’cause I have been told things are gonna get real busy after Labor Day.  Woo Hoo!  Bring it!  Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Tuesday morning (unless something breaks) and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!