WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 09/26/2013 – VIP ticket giveaway, Cucalorus Kickstarter, Shoot locations.

tommisonNot too much to report today.  Alexa Vega and The Remaining cast is back at Grace United Methodist Church today beginning mid-morning.   Sleepy Hollow is back in New Bern today.

I gotta give kudos for kindness this morning.  Many people have told me how sweet and charming Tom Mison is.  But this week he spotted a children’s class watching them film up in New Bern and went over and spoke to them and posed for pictures with the class.  Class Act indeed Tom, you get an A for awesomeness!

Local prod co Lighthouse Films is shooting Acito on the Mound, a baseball short film that is set in 1963.  They will be at Optimist Park on S. Front today.  EXTRAS ARE NEEDED:

FROM REBECCA GOLD: Immediate need for extras!!!  Today, September 26th – 2:30 PM – Sunset And/or Saturday September 28th, and Sunday September 29th – All day. Will be needed all three days, or at least Saturday AND Sunday.

SAG short film agreement. No pay, but credit and meals provided. This is a volunteer position. This is a fun shoot, with professional locals crew. Please contact Rebecca Gold at: rebeccagold23@yahoo.com with contact information, picture, and availability.

Cucalorus needs your help!

CUCALORUSWe’re looking to you, our friends and fellow artists, to make a donation to Cucalorus. Your donation will support more than 250 artists who will be presenting new work at the 19th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in November. Roughly half of your donation will go directly to filmmakers. Each year Cucalorus provides artists with over $35,000 in direct financial support (that’s more than half of all ticket sales!). The remainder of the funding will be used to rent the equipment we need to show movies! It’s really that basic. We hope you’ll help us in our mission to bring people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films.

Three days to go and still a lot of money to raise!  Donate to their Kickstarter NOW! 

crackerjackI will have tickets to give away to the VIP screening of Crackerjack (Art Within Productions/Modest) during the “Crackerjack Road Less Graveled Movie Tour.”  The film opens at the Regal Mayfaire 16 on October 11th, with an invitation-only V.I.P. screening on October 10th.  The PG-13 rated film stars Wes Murphy and Bethany Anne Lind and narrated by Jeff Foxworthy.  He is also the Executive Producer. The film was shot in Savannah, GA.  MORE DETAILS TO COME.

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: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

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WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 09/25/2013 New Movie Coming in, VIP Screening and More.

a-good-old-fashioned-orgy02Looks like another movie is coming to Wilmywood!  After speaking with three different sources, the golf themed movie is called The Squeeze and bringing it here is the Executive Producer of Silver Linings Playbook, George Parra.  You might remember him last time he was here as the line producer of Good Old Fashion Orgy.  This flick however will be made for a broader audience.  Attached to the family film is a first time director who will be left unnamed for now, but multiple sources are telling me they could open up offices as early as next week.  We will find out in the coming days if this intel is solid.

crackerjackWe didn’t make it, but they want us to see it!  Wilmywood has been selected for a private VIP screening as a premiere stop on the “Crackerjack Road Less Graveled Movie Tour.”  Crackerjack (Art Within Productions/Modest) is a heartwarming Southern comedy of one man’s journey down a road less graveled. The film opens at the Regal Mayfaire 16 on October 11th, with an invitation-only V.I.P. screening on October 10th.  The PG-13 rated film stars Wes Murphy and Bethany Anne Lind and narrated by Jeff Foxworthy.  The film was shot in Savannah, GA.

So why Wilmington?  According to the press release, Wilmington has a special place in director Bryan Coley’s heart.  It is where his parents met and fell in love over 40 years ago, and hence he grew up vacationing here.  “What’s neat is my kids now love Wilmington the way I have my whole life, and they are excited that they will get to see my film open up here.”

“This film reflects everything I love about the South,” Bryan continues,  “From boiled peanut signs to Pedro’s South of the Border to church league softball — and our narrator, Jeff Foxworthy — that’s not a bad recipe for good-time entertainment.

The filmmakers call it a nice blend of  “Raising Arizona,” “Napoleon Dynamite,” and “The Blind Side.” This Southern tale, told by executive producer, Jeff Foxworthy follows the comical missteps of a lovable loser, Bill “Crackerjack” Bailey IV (CJ). He’s a home run king…of men’s slow pitch softball, and he has been “sort-of” engaged to his girlfriend, Sherry, since 5th grade. However, when Sherry learns she’s pregnant and moves out to nudge CJ into action, the real root of CJ’s artful dodging comes into play: a curse that leads Bailey men to become absent as soon as a baby becomes present. Faced with losing his true love or confronting the curse and his impending fatherhood, CJ does what most men would do. He plays ball!

dalearchMy buddy Matt Warzel is doing another FUNdraiser for his flick Dale Archdale this Saturday to help with getting his movie in the film festival circuit. The event is from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Goat-n-Compass, 710 N. 4th St. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Good Shepherd Center. Yes, this movie was the reason Ron Jeremy was in town a while back.

Reshoots for The Remaining begin today.  They will be downtown at Grace United Methodist Church for day one.  Sleepy Hollow heads back to New Bern today.

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: 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 09/09/2013 – UTD, Sleepy Hollow, The Ultimate Life and More…

Natalie Martinez "Linda"

Natalie Martinez “Linda”

Dome Day is here once again.  Under the Dome is on CBS at 10pm.  We are on episode 12, just one more to go!  Seems as though folks are gathering at The Cellar tonight for a viewing party for UTD, as Hell’s Kitchen I was told is doing football.  But everyone will go back to Hell’s Kitchen next Monday, the 16th and it will be HUGE as it will be the Season Finale of Under the Dome and the Season Premiere of Sleepy Hollow!

Our awesome lady, Jolene Purdy (Dodee from Under the Dome) will be on ‘OMG! Insider‘ tonight! Make sure to catch it!

Sleepy Hollow  is back at the old Brunswick hospital.  Their 2nd unit is shooting on the backlot today.

Our busy man, Gary Wheeler is directing his next flick, Mountaintop.  Location will be, yep you guessed it, in the mountains.  Our lovely lady Kim Stewart is casting.  They begin shooting in October.

Though no official word is out, crew members are still saying Bolden! is coming back in two weeks.  And it’s all building, building, building!  Rumors still say besides Wilmington, they plan on shooting of course in New Orleans, but also in Atlanta as well.  Principal photog isn’t set until January.  When the official news comes out, I will let you know!

AmerBibleChallengeDon’t forget, if game shows are your thing, auditions for the American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy is coming to Charlotte, Saturday September 14th from 10am-4pm at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton!  Our girl Holland Weathers is casting.  If you are from the Wilmington/Raleigh area, please let Holland know you are coming by emailing her: BibleChallenge2014@gmail.com.  Also, we are scoring from swag to give away courtesy of Holland as well!  Stay tuned for that!!

Did you go to the movies this weekend?  The North Carolina-filmed independent feature from ReelWorks Studios The Ultimate Life is now showing!  The movie was shot in Rockingham, Rowan and Forsyth counties earlier this year.  Directed by Michael Landon, Jr. the flick stars Drew Walters, Bill Cobbs, David Mann, Ali Hillis, and Peter Fonda.

“Despite his best intentions, billionaire Jason Stevens can’t find enough time to keep his beloved Alexia a priority. But when he discovers his late grandfather’s journal, he is transported back to Red Stevens’ incredible world. With everything he loves hanging in the balance, Jason Stevens hopes the past will prepare him well for the future. ”

According to the NC Film office, “Production on The Ultimate Life lasted for about five months in the state, with principal photography lasting for 30 days earlier this year.  The production is estimated to have had a direct in-state spend of about $4 million while providing approximately 450 job opportunities.”

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: 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 09/05/2013, Cucalorus, American Bible Challenge, Out on DVD

CUCALORUSSTRAIGHT FROM THE MONSTER’S MOUTH!  Cucalorus needs your help! We’re looking to you, our friends and fellow artists, to make a donation to Cucalorus. Your donation will support more than 250 artists who will be presenting new work at the 19th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in November.

Roughly half of your donation will go directly to filmmakers. Each year Cucalorus provides artists with over $35,000 in direct financial support (that’s more than half of all ticket sales!). The remainder of the funding will be used to rent the equipment we need to show movies! It’s really that basic. We hope you’ll help us in our mission to bring people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films. VISIT CUCALORUS KICKSTARTER PAGE

AmerBibleChallengeAuditions for the American Bible Challenge hosted by Jeff Foxworthy is coming to Charlotte, Saturday September 14th from 10am-4pm at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton!  Our girl Holland Weathers is casting.  If you are from the Wilmington/Raleigh area, please let Holland know you are coming by emailing her: BibleChallenge2014@gmail.com.  Also, we are scoring from swag to give away courtesy of Holland as well!  Stay tuned for that!!

Out on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download is Season One of NBC’s Revolution as well as Authur Newman (Colin Firth, Emily Blunt).  WECT’s Ashlea Kosikowski reported:

According to the North Carolina Film Office, Arthur Newman shot for approximately 45 days in New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, Duplin, Wake, Durham and Alamance counties.

Numbers from the NC Film Office show the production had a direct in-state spend of more than $6.8 million and hired more than 500 employees during production, including approximately 150 crew positions.

Sleepy Hollow is replicating yesterday’s schedule.  Stage 10 then some driving scenes on MLK Parkway (23rd St. ramp to N. Kerr intersection)

Say good-bye to Hallmark!  Christmas in Conway wraps today.  They are shooting their final day just off 17th St.

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: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!