THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/07/2015 New Production chooses the other Carolina

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So, Remember when Eastbound and Down was coming to a close and Danny McBride and Jody Hill announced a new show that was in development. Vice Principals. Yep – well before the film incentive wars, they were undoubtedly going to shoot it here in North Carolina. They even scouted the area for the show. After we lost the film incentive battle, however, they were uncertain as to where they would open up offices. Well, now we think we know. My sources are telling me Danny McBride and Jody Hill’s team have opened up offices in Charleston for 18 episodes of the series. This is a show, MANY North Carolina Film Crew members were waiting for. As in hundreds. The General Assembly’s Long Session begins one week from today.

Under the Dome is just a few weeks away from opening up offices. I was told they will begin production on or around March 9th.

TvSleepy Hollow is filming at Steven’s Hardware on Dawson St. today.  In the ratings, Monday night’s episode ticked up!  According to, Sleepy Hollow garnered a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up 7 percent from a 1.5 for its most recent original episode.

BoldenBolden is back from their holiday hiatus. They shoot in Rocky Point today. Marty is still looking for 2 more African American women, ages 18 – mid 20s’s to attend a fitting TODAY before noon, for work on Jan 21st. This will be for a night club scene.

If you fit this description, are available the above mentioned dates, please let her know ASAP.

Pay rate $112.00 per filming day + a $30.00 bump for your wardrobe fitting. Location: Rocky Point, N.C. (25 min outside of Wilmington).

*African American females, ages 18 – mid 20s, dress sizes 2, 4, 6, or 8. Must have a look that can match the 1905 time period (no hair highlights, visible tattoos, no ear gauges, braces, gels, etc… hair & nails must be natural looking).

Instructions for submitting for these background actor roles:

#1. Create an account on, using the activation code, “buddy”. Make sure your picture uploads. If you have trouble, resize your photo to a smaller size, and try again.

#2, email us at:, (once your makescenes account is active) with the heading, “CLUB SCENE FEMALE”.

HBO picks up new Danny McBride/Jody Hill series.

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Remember when Eastbound and Down was filming here last summer and we are discussing a high school series Danny McBride and Jody Hill were creating for HBO (see blog)?  Well, the show has a name and it got picked up!  The Home Box Office is giving them 18 episodes of Vice Principals.  It’s about the folks who “almost” run the school.  Now we wait and see WHERE they shoot it. Rumors are already swirling about them making sweet eyes at Wilmington yet again.  Let’s hope so!  I will keep you posted! (SOURCE THR)

The Wilmywood Daily – 12/06/2013 Loomis Fargo, Kevin Sizemore coming to Wilmington, and more.

danny-mcbride-jody-hillWoo Hoo!  Happy Friday!! More details are coming out about Loomis Fargo or what they are currently calling “UNTITLED ARMORED CAR PROJECT” has been pushed to this Summer. This is the 3rd push, but hey as long as they film here, I’m okay with it!  The flick based on a true story which happened in Charlotte, NC in the late 90’s will star Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson.  Some of the producers include Lorne Michaels, John Goldwin, Danny McBride, Jody Hill and Michael Aguilar. Jared Hess is directing.


kevin-sizemoreOur Domie Homie, Kevin Sizemore, is COMING TO WILMINGTON! Sizemore, of Under the Dome fame, will be coming to Wilmington, December 21/22nd for a general Q&A as well as a general acting class as an intro to a future coaching series he will be teaching at Post 1200.

Tickets will be $59/$90. This will be open to the general public – anyone that would like to hear Kevin speak about his experience as an actor and his most recent career successes.

Tickets will be limited to 50 to 60 seats per group. This is a very intimate setting and everyone will be sure to get a chance to speak to Kevin as well as enjoy a signing session for any photos or UTD memorabilia! Please send an email to reserve your spot.  Post 1200 will contact you to purchase your tickets.  RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW before they are gone! Or stop by Post 1200 (N. 23rd St. across from Screen Gems) Today-Sunday from 1pm-7pm.

homelandCongrats to the writers of our NC show Homeland currently airing on Showtime!  They were nominated for the WGA(Writers Guild of America) Awards!  So, send kudos to: Henry Bromell, William E. Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Barbara Hall, Patrick Harbinson, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm, Charlotte Stoudt, and James Yoshimura

BEST_OF_2014_VoteEncore is doing the “Best of” issue again and I sure would LOVE YOU if you voted for The Wilmywood Daily for “BEST BLOG!” Nominations end December 18th! And hey if you wanna nominate Sheila Brothers for “Best Local Radio Personality,” I won’t mind that either!  Ha!  But hey, yes indeed, it is not all about me or the blog, make sure you vote for “Favorite Filmmaker” whoever you love here in Wilmywood.  We got a lot of incredible local filmmakers in this town! They are all on page 3 under “arts, entertainment and media.” VOTE NOW!

Shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop! Deadline for orders to arrive before Christmas is set for December 13.  SHOP NOW!


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

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/05/2013 Under the Dome on DVD, Marilyn Manson, Nick Nolte, Robert Redford, Sleepy Hollow and more.

Robert RedfordAbout five years ago (maybe more), North Carolina got very excited about the film adaptation of Bill Bryson’s best-selling memoir, A Walk in the Woods. It was going to star Paul Newman and Jack Nicholson.  Newman was a little apprehensive about signing on.  According to a source, he said if he need the use of cue cards, he would not do the film.  Not much longer after that, the beloved philanthropist, took a turn for the worst and passed away.  All hope for the movie to be made was lost.  Skipping ahead to today, there is not only hope for the flick to rev up again, but two actors have recently signed on to the project. Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. According to, the film is a road-trip comedy about an aging travel writer who decides to hike the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail, accompanied by a long-estranged high school buddy he’s been avoiding for years. Along the way, the duo face off with each other, nature and an eccentric assortment of characters only to discover that some roads are better left untraveled.   Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno) is set to direct.  It is aiming for a March start and a release date of December 4, 2014.  Although we probably will never see it here in Wilmington, hopefully the mid to western part of NC will hopefully see its return!
tscc3 I gotta thank Jody Hill and Danny McBride for giving our local skating center some love, as they kept the real name of the business, Jellybeans.  If you caught Danny McBride on Jimmy Kimmel, he talked about Marilyn Manson being here in Wilmywood, doing a scene for Eastbound and Down.  And if you don’t have the premium channel, you might have missed his rolling cameo on HBO.  Check it out.

SH_HeadlessIt was great to have Sleepy Hollow back on the small screen! The ratings will be out after 11am EST.  Rest assured I will be on it!  We will see if we held on to our audience during the baseball hiatus.  Today, they are transforming Greenfield Lake Park into Manhattan park.   They will be filming the actors traveling through park talking and then argument ensues.  You might be able to check out the action from afar as they will be in between the skate park and playground.  They will be adding a cute little hot dog stand and some extra picnic tables for a little character.


FINALLY IT IS HERE!  Under the Dome is out on DVD and Blu RayBUY IT NOW! Blu-Ray has more bonus features, but DVD is more affordable.  What are those special features?


  • Additional Scenes: Deleted Scenes
  • Featurette: Under The Dome: Filming the Pilot
  • Featurette: CBS Launch Promos
  • Featurette: Stephen King and “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: From Novel to Series”
  • Featurette: The World of “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: The First Season
  • Other: Joe’s Blog
  • Bloopers: Gag Reel

Blu-Ray Disc:

  • Featurette: Stephen King Visits Big Jim’s Car Dealership
  • Featurette: Under The Dome: Filming the Pilot
  • Additional Scenes: Deleted Scene
  • Featurette: The Visual Effects of “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: CBS Launch Promos
  • Featurette: Stephen King and “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: From Novel to Series”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: Executing the Finale
  • Featurette: The Wilmington Pilot Premiere
  • Featurette: The World of “Under The Dome”
  • Featurette: “Under The Dome”: The First Season
  • Other: Joe’s Blog
  • Bloopers: Gag Reel

UTDPremiere062013_0362Yep Blu-ray has our premiere!!! says it includes the interviews with cast members and creators, Mayor Saffo’s declaring June 24th “Dome Day,” and reactions to the gigantic success of the network premiere.

20% OFF SALE in the Wilmywood Store!!  With our early-bird discount, you can save a whopping 20%. Avoid the stress of last minute shopping right before Christmas. Going on now thru November 12th!  Use Coupon Code: EARLY20


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!!

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

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


WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/12/13 – Nicholas Sparks, Jim Carrey, Lorne Michaels headed to Wilmywood?



Lots of exciting news today!  First things first, however.  Under the Dome will be filming later today on 15th St and also on the lot. They are shooting some interior scenes, so not too much to see as a bystander.


Okay, I can’t take it anymore!  Gotta dish the latest rumors!  First, Nights in Rodanthe, then Safe Haven and now it looks as though our New Bern native, Nicholas Sparks, is returning for the drama/romance, The Best of Me.  The adaptation dives into the lives of  a pair of former high school sweethearts who reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown.   The brilliant and beautiful Denise DiNovi is set to produce. Michael Hoffman is in talks to direct.  Loving the love, Nicholas!  Thank you for sticking with your hometown posse!

The excitement continues even though there is a bit of a delay.  Yes, Christmas will have to wait as Loomis Fargo has been pushed to August.  Jim Carrey stars in this comedy flick about a night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. who organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.  Interestingly enough, one of the screenwriters is Danny McBride who is currently hanging out were in Wilmywood shooting his HBO show, Eastbound and Down.  Other notable players attached are Lorne Michaels (Producer) and Jody Hill (screenwriter for Eastbound and Down).  Jared Hess will direct.  Loomis Fargo is looking for a release date in 2014.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Until then, that’s a wrap!