THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/11/2014 – An Interview With Bill Vassar (EUE/Screen Gems), Anthony Reynolds, CFIFF Deadlines and more.

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Howdy and Happy Tuesday! Okay let’s get started with what we reported early yesterday morning!  We knew another pilot was coming to North Carolina, but now we know that YES it is indeed coming to Wilmywood.  The Untitled Nikki Toscano Project written (and produced) by yes, Nikki Toscano (Revenge) will open offices in next week and will begin production on March 10!!  There was some confusion whether it was NBC or CBS bringing the pilot to Wilmywood.  So, I got up with Bill Vassar of EUE/Screen Gems Studios and he explains it.  LISTEN NOW

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One of the Producers will be Kerry Ehrin. The drama centers on a retired CIA operative who, when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., is pulled back into action, forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists are being bred.

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Nikki and Kerry worked on Bates Motel which starred Mike Vogel who stars in Under the Dome which shoots here in Wilmywood.

The Hollywood East Panel was last night at the Northeast Regional Library.  The panel included Bill Vassar (EUE/ScreenGems), Johnny Griffin(Wilmington Film Commish),  Vanessa Neimeyer (NCasting),  and Terry Linehan (UNCW). READ STORY AT WWAY NOW

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Anthony Reynolds

Our local actor, Anthony Reynolds, made the trek to Atlanta, to work on Stephen King’s latest feature, Cell. Yesterday, Anthony finished his first scene opposite John Cusack.   Anthony plays a supporting character, Ray, who is haunted and jittery, a survivor who has devoted himself to killing as many Phoners as he can. He and his friend join a small band of survivors led by Clay (John Cusack) .

“He’s simply a great collaborator who brought an incredible energy to the set,” Anthony said happily.  “He and ‘Kip’ (director Tod Williams) gave me free reign to explore the character that I created and run with the ball. It was an incredible ride today.”

Anthony will be shooting the rest of the week with not only Cusack but Samuel L. Jackson as well.  CONGRATS!!!

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AdrenalineAdrenaline the movie starring John Schneider, will be filming a half day on March 8th in Willard just past Burgaw and they are looking for background extras. It will be from around 8am – 1pm. They are looking for a lot of African Americans due to the scene being in a mostly black church. This will be a non-paid day however, we will be serving lunch and everyone will get a copy of the DVD.

Producer Del Baron, said, “Plus, you can tell family & friends you were in this great faith based film. Please email me at delbaron0524@msn.com to sign up! Have a blessed day and we hope to see you on set!”

werethemillersHappy Birthday to our We’re the Millers star, Jennifer Aniston!  She turns a fabulous 45!

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FINAL DEADLINE APPROACHING!  The Cape Fear Independent Film Festival is accepting feature films and shorts in all genres.  Late Deadline is February 15, 2014.   The final WAB Extended Deadline is March 1st!   Don’t miss your chance to win a cash prize or one of 12 Film Awards. This year’s festival runs from May 1-4, 2014. SUBMIT YOUR FILM NOW

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Hank and Jed Sets Premiere Date for Doraleous & Associates

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: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/08/2014 TV Guide Cover, Bad Grandpa Deleted Scenes, Hank and Jed, PCAs and Much More!

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Howdy! Another freezing morning, but we got lots to chat about that will make us all warm and fuzzy, much like my brain before coffee.  Let’s start off with our adorable dynamic duo Ichabod and Abbie of Sleepy Hollow!  Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison look fabulous on the cover of TV Guide, don’t you think?  And let me just add how much I LOVE the opening to this TV Guide article by Aubry D’Arminio.

“The end is nigh for Sleepy Hollow‘s first season. And it looks extremely…busy. It’s a stinging-cold December morning at Wilmington, North Carolina’s EUE/Screen Gems Studios. In the nearby woods, a stuntwoman wearing a low-cut, corseted frock is being pulled through the air on a thick cord and dropped nose-first onto a safety mat. “Can she be yanked even harder?” director Ken Olin (thirtysomething) asks the crew member at the other end of the rope. Yes, she certainly can.”

Wilmington.  North Carolina.  EUE/Screen Gems.  Crew – So many of my favorite buzz words in the opening paragraph!

READ TV GUIDE’S “Inside Sleepy Hollow’s Shocking Season Finale”

“Sleepy Hollow collects the most tweets per minute of any current Fox show and is the second most popular new series on social media after The Originals, with nearly 1 million fans across Facebook and Twitter alone.”

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under-the-dome-cbsNew characters are coming to Chester’s Mill.  from TVLine.com reports not one, not two, but three.   He says Season 2 will introduce three new characters, including:

Sam: a gruff kinda guy who lives in the woods.  The locals call him a “crazy drunk” which to me translates he will have answers to some dilemmas this season.  He is a relative or was once someone close to one of the characters we know well, but they aren’t saying who.

Rebecca: a 30 something teacher.  Big Jim wants her to get a Dome school going, but of course his motivation isn’t higher education.

A “new girl” in town: A very vague and ageless description, but we know that she is “in to” Joe and Norrie, so we can assume she’s a teen.

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MTV is so kind.  Now that the North Carolina shot Bad Grandpa is officially available for digital download, they gave us a bonus!  Here’s an exclusive look at one of the film’s many deleted scenes.  A gem, MTV says,  that’s as good as the pranks that made the final cut.  “Bad Grandpa” will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on January 28.

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TONIGHT: The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards air live on CBS  at 9 p.m. EST.  Take a look at the list of 2014 People’s Choice Awards nominees.

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Here’s the categories and our NC shot productions which might just take it home! To see who they are up against, GO HERE:

  • Favorite Movie – Iron Man 3
  • Favorite Movie Actor – Robert Downey Jr.
  • Favorite Movie Actress – Jennifer Aniston
  • Favorite Movie Duo – Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers)  AND  Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3)
  • Favorite Action Movie – Iron Man 3
  • Favorite Action Movie Star – Robert Downey Jr.
  • Favorite Comedic Movie – We’re the Millers
  • Favorite Comedic Movie Actress –  Jennifer Aniston
  • Favorite Horror Movie – The Conjuring
  • Favorite Premium Cable TV Show – Homeland
  • Favorite Cable TV Actress – Claire Danes
  • Favorite New TV Drama – Sleepy Hollow

Congratulations to our local production company, Hank and Jed Movie Pictures!  Their Battlefield Friends Facebook page surpassed 100,000 likes at 7:17pm last night.  Yeah, I watched it, I’m a geek like that; refreshing the page every 3 seconds!  Why?  Cuz damn!   That’s a lot of fans!

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regular folksIf A-Listers never went to Hollywood: Finally, this got me laughing out loud, so I thought I would share.  If the hottest celebs were regular folks and they did without their personal trainers, stylists and nutritionists, they might look something like this.  Thanks to the power of Photoshop and Danny Evans, who has got mad skills, we get to see what some famous celebrities would look like if “they didn’t take the Hollywood career path.” Some of these photoshop jobs are flawless.  This guy is REAL good!  You gotta see the others as well.  Hilarious shots of  Rihanna, Britney Spears, Johnny Depp, and more.  SEE PHOTOS NOW

OTHER REMINDERS:

  • JAN 9 – Thursday: Variety’s upcoming Breakthrough of the Year Awards, at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  Dean Norris will be on hand to accept the award for Under the Dome.
  • JAN 10 – Friday: Banshee Season Two premieres on Cinemax
  • JAN 11 – McDuffy: The Urban Eagle will screen at the fabulous Post 1200. Tix are $5, buy them now before they sell out!
  • JAN 13 – Monday: Sleepy Hollow Episode 11 “Vessel” –  9pm EST on FOX
  • JAN 15 – Voting ends for Encore’s Best of 2014 VOTE NOW.
  • JAN 20 – The epic two hour season finale of Sleepy Hollow at 8pm EST on FOX.
  • JAN 29 – America’s Got Talent Auditions Greensboro Marriott Downtown.

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That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks). Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/25/2013 Amandla Stenberg talks No Kid Hungry, Sleepy Hollow, and more.

Happy Monday!  Guess what day it is!  GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS!  Sleepy Hollow Day!!!  Woo Hoo!  On tonight’s episode, (Episode 9 “Sanctuary”) Ichabod and Abbie investigate a missing persons case and the search leads to a colonial-era house which holds secrets from Ichabod’s past…and unleashes a long-dormant evil!

Amandla+StenbergOkay that’s all good, but let’s get to the best part!  The big debut episode for Jill Marie Jones and Amandla Stenberg!  We’ve been talkin’ about them for weeks, so glad to finally see them on the small screen!  Amandla joined me on The Sunny Morning show this morning!  And let me just say she is so stinkin’ cute I wanna squeeze her til she pops!!  Hear the cuteness for yourself!  I’ve got the whole interview –  LISTEN NOW!

Tonight competing for viewers with Sleepy Hollow is CBS’ Mike & Molly which will feature three actresses that spent some time this past summer in Wilmington. Melissa McCarthy (of course), Susan Sarandon (Tammy) and Katy Mixon (Eastbound and Down).  So we will have a bit of a Wilmywood Film reunion!  Nyambi Nyambi, who is the sweetest guy and was here visiting during Tammy, tweeted.  I will try to get up with him today for more details about tonight’s episode.

Over the weekend, my friend Shaun and I took the liberty of answering a lot of questions that people have about the NC Film Incentives and film questions in general.

QUESTION: What’s the difference between North Carolina’s Film Incentives and Georgia’s?  ANSWER.

QUESTION:  Everyone is talking about a sunset when it comes to the film incentives.  What exactly is a “sunset?” ANSWER.

QUESTION: So why does North Carolina need film incentives anyway? ANSWER.

QUESTION:  What film incentives do the other states offer?  ANSWER.

QUESTION: Do the tax payers pay for police officers and fireman when used on a movie set?  ANSWER.

keepncMake sure you are a part of the movement, you are a voter, you have a voice.  Help end the “sunset” permanently, keep the film incentives indefinitely! Visit KEEPNCFILM.org NOW and LIKE their Facebook page

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39th Annual People's Choice Awards - ShowREMINDER:  Voting in The People’s Choice Awards is still happening!  Make sure to vote, vote, and vote again for your NC FILM favorites. Finalist voting ends on Thursday, December 5th!  Check out the list of NC Nominees NOW!

weremillersWe’re the Millers, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis is now available on DVD & Blu Ray.  BUY IT NOW from The Wilmywood Daily’s A-Store, powered by Amazon.com

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: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/22/2013 Under the Dome – Mackenzie Lintz’s Birthday call, USA Pilot comes to NC, and more.

UTDPremiere062013_0080Happy Friday!  Boy, did we have some fun this morning.  A HUGE Happy Birthday to Mackenzie Lintz who plays Norrie on Under the Dome!  She called in this morning.  Did you miss it?  LISTEN NOW!  Tweet her your b-day wishes: @MackenzieLintz

Just like Sleepy Hollow, looks like Under the Dome is changing up their shooting schedule for Season two.  Offices are still projected to open in January, but filming might not begin until March 1st.

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shane coffeyIf you remember I told you about a USA pilot that would be shooting here in NC. Well, my suspicions are now solidly confirmed.  Moving across the state, that pilot is indeed the drama The Novice.  It’s from Fox 21, who also does Homeland.  They will be filming in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.  They begin production in a couple of weeks. Shane Coffey has landed the lead. He is best known for his role as Holden Strauss in ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars.  Written by Hell On Wheels creators Joe and Tony Gayton.  According to Deadline.com:

The Novice centers on Kyle (Coffey), a charming and highly intelligent recent college graduate who is forced to move back home with his parents and siblings when his job search stalls. However, after a strange quirk of fate proves oddly fortuitous, he lands a position with a Korean crime organization.

keepncMake sure you are a part of the movement, you are a voter, you have a voice.  Help end the “sunset” permanently, keep the film incentives indefinitely! Visit KEEPNCFILM.org NOW and LIKE their Facebook page

REMINDER:  Voting in The People’s Choice Awards is still happening!  Make sure to vote, vote, and vote again for your NC FILM favorites. Finalist voting ends on Thursday, December 5th!  Check out the list of NC Nominees NOW!

From NOW – 24th Get 15% off everything in the Wilmywood Store when you use coupon code: WITHLOVE.  Let the gift shopping season commence!! SHOP NOW

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weremillersWe’re the Millers, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis is now available on DVD & Blu Ray.  BUY IT NOW from The Wilmywood Daily’s A-Store, powered by Amazon.com

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/21/2013 – Max Steel, Sleepy Hollow, and more.

Max-SteelHappy Thursday beautiful peeps!  I hope you are more rested than me!  Ha!  Let’s start with more details about Max Steel.  My sources have told me that the powers that be from Mattel Entertainment along with Open Road Films and Dolphin Films have been interviewing department-heads for this live action version of the Action SciFi TV series.    It’s looking like the budget will not exceed 20 million, more likely 10-15M.  Stewart Hendler will direct.  One of the two producers really caught my eye!  Julia Pistor.  JuliaPistorShe is a perfect fit for this find of flick as she has produced films such as The Spiderwick Chronicles, Charlott’s Web, Jimmy Neutron and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, just to name a few!  I REALLY want to meet her!  They are slated to open offices in the next 40-60 days.  We should be hearing an announcement very soon! The feature revolves around teenager Maxwell McGrath and alien companion Steel who can combine special turbo-energy powers to generate superhero, Max Steel.

SH_necromancerSleepy Hollow has been going back and forth trying to figure out when indeed they will be coming back to Wilmywood for Season 2.  At one point they were discussing a start as early as January, but now they are looking at April/May.

BCLuxeThe company BaseCamp Luxe is holding their ribbon cutting ceremony TODAY at Screen Gems.    Media will receive special viewing of the stylish and luxurious vintage airstream trailers for use on film and television production sets. Congrats to Anne Wilson and Marybeth Bankson on their business. They look gorgeous!

keepncMake sure you are a part of the movement, You are a voter, you have a voice.  Help end the “sunset” permanently, keep the film incentives indefinitely! Visit KEEPNCFILM.org NOW and LIKE their Facebook page

REMINDER:  Voting in The People’s Choice Awards is still happening!  Make sure to vote, vote, and vote again for your NC FILM favorites. Finalist voting ends on Thursday, December 5th!  Check out the list of NC Nominees NOW!

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From November 19th – 24th Get 15% off everything in the Wilmywood Store when you use coupon code: WITHLOVE.  Let the gift shopping season commence!! SHOP NOW

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weremillersWe’re the Millers, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis is now available on DVD & Blu Ray.  BUY IT NOW from The Wilmywood Daily’s A-Store, powered by Amazon.com

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: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

People’s Choice Awards: “and the NC FILM Nominees are…”

39th Annual People's Choice Awards - ShowAnd here we go NC Film Peeps…Take a look at the list of 2014 People’s Choice Awards nominees below and make sure to vote, vote, and vote again for your NC FILM favorites. Finalist voting ends on Dec. 5.

Favorite Movie

Despicable Me 2
Fast & Furious 6
Iron Man 3
Monsters University
Star Trek Into Darkness

Favorite Movie Actor
Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Johnny Depp
Leonardo DiCaprio
Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Movie Actress
Gwyneth Paltrow
Jennifer Aniston
Melissa McCarthy
Sandra Bullock
Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Movie Duo
Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness)
Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers)
Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3)
Sandra Bullock & George Clooney (Gravity)
Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy (The Heat)

Favorite Action Movie
Fast & Furious 6
Iron Man 3
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Wolverine
World War Z

Favorite Action Movie Star
Brad Pitt
Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Robert Downey Jr.
Vin Diesel

Favorite Comedic Movie
Grown Ups 2
The Hangover Part III
The Heat
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We’re the Millers

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
Emma Watson
Jennifer Aniston
Melissa McCarthy
Sandra Bullock
Scarlett Johansson

Favorite Horror Movie
Carrie
The Conjuring
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Insidious: Chapter 2
Mama

Favorite Premium Cable TV Show
Californication
Game of Thrones
Girls
Homeland
True Blood

Favorite Cable TV Actress
Angie Harmon
Claire Danes
Courteney Cox
Lucy Hale
Maggie Smith

Favorite New TV Drama
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Betrayal
The Blacklist
Dracula
Hostages
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
The Originals
Reign
Sleepy Hollow
The Tomorrow People

 

VIEW THE COMPLETE LIST NOW!

• PeoplesChoice.com

The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards air live on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET.

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/16/2013 – Jennifer Aniston, Colin Ford, Melissa McCarthy

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Good Morning my Sunny Peeps! Let’s kick it off with We’re the Millers.   The Jennifer Aniston flick which filmed here last summer will open in theaters, August 9th.  The movie is about a veteran pot dealer who creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.  Looking forward to that one.

Moving Under the Dome, they will be filming in Kelly, NC today.  Under The Dome star Colin Ford (We Bought A Zoo/Push) was spotted movie goin’ with some friends last night at Mayfaire’s Regal Cinemas checkin’ out Scary Movie 5.  He was actually the first person cast in Under The Dome, (Steven Spielberg / Stephen King).  He plays the character Joe.  Under the Dome premieres June 24th on CBS.

As reported yesterday, there is an official casting call for stand-ins for the main cast of Tammy including Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Dan Aykroyd and Kathy Bates.  

***UPDATE***

BACKGROUND ACTORS NEEDED TODAY ONLY: For Under The Dome, actors age 18 and up to work today in Kelly, NC area 2:45pm today. Also need one African American Stand-in that is 6ft 1 to work in Kelly, NC today at 3:15pm. To submit to either please email utdextras@gmail.com subject line either “park extra” or “AA Male Stand-in” include a photo and the following info:
FULL NAME:
AGE:
PHONE NUMBER:
HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
LOCATION:
The park extra is guaranteed to make at least 64 dollars and time and a half after 10 and the stand in is guaranteed to make at least 125 dollars and time and a half after 10.
AGAIN BOTH OF THESE ARE TODAY! 4/16!

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.  Got some scoop, star sightings?  Dish it sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Until then, that’s a wrap!