THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 07/08/2014 Another feature film for NC?, Aaron Syrett resigns, Secrets & Lies and more.

JohnElvisIt’s was Episode 2 for Under The Dome, Season 2 last night on CBS and one of our favorite Domies, John Elvis who plays Ben was back in town to watch the action packed show with our beloved local Chester’s Millers downtown Wilmington at Hell’s Kitchen during the Barrettviewing party. Actor Barrett Carnahan took the night off from Sleepy Hollow to show support and have a little fun with friends while in town. A good time was had by all. John will be leaving midweek.  We will miss ya buddy! Thanks to Mary Jo Jackson for the pics!

We’ll see how Under the Dome did rating-wise later today.   Our Domies are in Currie today while Sleepy Hollow is at Hoggard High School and then Forest Hills.  The Longest Ride is at Atlantic Auto and CFCC.

Timothy BusfieldNow if you remember Tim Busfield is playing Benjamin Franklin is season 2 of Sleepy Hollow.  Well, it looks like ABC’s Secrets & Lies is borrowing him.  As a director.  Look for Secrets & Lies to begin production in about two weeks.

ABC’s Secret & Lies is still accepting crew resumes.  Send your resumes with position in the subject line to: secretsandliesoffice@gmail.com

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Sleepy Hollow is returning to the San Diego Comic Con coming up on Friday, July 25th GET DETAILS NOW!

Although we’ve already seen this on Netflix, North Carolina shot Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 is officially out on DVD and Blu-Ray today.

NCFILM OFFICECORRECTION: Director the NC Film Office Aaron Syrett did not resign.  Due to a reduction in workforce, Aaron will no longer be at the North Carolina Film office as of July 31st.   He did not leave in the middle of the battle.  This is so sad.  Aaron’s been helping keep things alive over the past 7 years.  We wish him well.  Looks like Production Services Executive Guy Gaster is filling in Aaron’s position.  We don’t know if this is permanent or temporary. More details will be released in the coming days.

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RumorslogoThe feature film currently titled, One & Two is currently is said to begin setting up shop later this month in North Carolina.  It’s about two siblings living in a remote area who have supernatural powers but they are and have been stifled by their overbearing father.  Producing in Kim Sherman.  Andrew Droz Palermo is the director.  Not too many other details about this one.  Where in North Carolina is still unknown.  Let’s log this one still as a rumor.  No one has said boo about this one…yet at least.

A lot of people have asked me about the Civil War based pilot coming from Disney.  I am still being told, they are waiting until a decision is made on the film incentives before they decide on North Carolina or Virginia.  Hate to say it, but my gut tells me they are going north for this one.  (please let me be wrong).

 

FILM INCENTIVES: YOUR MISSION THIS WEEK

I think we can all find the time.  Everyone has a lunch break.  Here are the folks you need to contact everyday this week!  Tell them to extend the film incentives for another year!

Gov. Pat McCrory
PHONE: 919-814-2000
EMAIL: Pat.McCrory@NC.gov
TWITTER: @PatMcCroryNC

Speaker Thom Tillis
PHONE: 919-733-3451
EMAIL: Thom.Tillis@ncleg.net
TWITTER: @ThomTillis

Sen. Phil Berger (President Pro Tempore)
PHONE: 919-733-5708
EMAIL: Phil.Berger@ncleg.net

Sen.  Bill Rabon
PHONE:919-733-5963
EMAIL: Bill.Rabon@ncleg.net

Rep. Julia Howard
PHONE: 919-733-5904
EMAIL: Julia.Howard@ncleg.net

If you have time, also include others on the Sen. Finance Chairs:

Sen. Bob Rucho
(919) 733-5655
Bob.Rucho@ncleg.net

Sen. David Curtis
(919) 715-3038
David.Curtis@ncleg.net

Sen. Ron Rabin
(919) 733-5748
Ron.Rabin@ncleg.net

HERE’S THE CONTACT LIST FOR ALL NC HOUSE MEMBERS, CONTACT THOSE IN YOUR DISTRICThttp://keepncfilm.org/contact-nc-representatives/

Perhaps a letter to the editor of the Star News is more your kind of thing? We are urging crew members and small businesses to express their feelings on the matter and tell them how losing film would effect you.

Tricia Vance – Letters to the Editor
tricia.vance@starnewsonline.com

LOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab 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. WE GOT MORE!

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: 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 – 04/15/2014 Casting Call for How and Why, Casting for Eminem look alike, John Elvis lands movie role and more!

Under the Dome  will be headed to the sound stages today Screen Gems,  good thing with the chances of rain today.  Speaking of Under the Dome, our fabulous extras casting director Vanessa has a special need for another project.   Check it out.

EminemCASTING CALL: I am looking for 30 Caucasian males 5ft 8 and up that look like the rapper Eminem with the bleached hair. This works April 28th downtown Wilmington for an hour or less and you walk away with $50 cash. This is not for tv or film it is a promotional event for a local company. Think something like a Flash Mob to the song “Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand-Up” except you don’t have to actually dance unless you want to.  If you have already submitted back in Feb. please resubmit and I will send you a link with the confirmation info:  To submit please email slimshadycasting@gmail.com with the subject line: “Eminem Male” please include a full body and head shot and include the following info:
FULL NAME:
AGE:
PHONE NUMBER:
HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
LOCATION:

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Congrats to our Domie John Elvis who booked a major supporting role in Texas Rising, also starring Bill Paxton (The Traveller), Ray Liotta, Brendan Fraser, Christopher McDonald (The Squeeze) and our One Tree Hill Alum Chad Michael Murray!  They will be shooting the flick in Durango, Mexico.  Production begins in mid-May.   Don’t worry he is scheduling this flick in between his time on Under the Dome!  He’s not leaving us!
AshliBogartOne more casting call.  Ashli Bogart needs a bully!
WILMINGTON, NC- TEEN BOY CASTING CALL FOR FX PILOT (PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY AND PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IF YOUR CHILD MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS) I am looking for submissions for 14-16 yr old boys any ethnicity who has a background in sports, martial arts or gymnastics and it would also be helpful if they have worked as an extra before. I am going to need a handful of boys for a scene that will need to be able to take directions for choreographed movements that will look like a fight, BUT NO ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTACT (MAYBE SOME LIGHT SHOVING) SHOULD TAKE PLACE WITH IN THE SCENE. So looking for boys who have good body control and can take directions so that is why I am focusing on boys with sports, martial arts or gymnastics background. As of right now the scene is scheduled for WED APRIL 30 (please note that this can always change) and we ask that if you submit your child that they are available all day. The pay for this specialty extra is $120/12hr. I am really looking for boys in the Wilmington area or close surrounding areas because we will be setting up “auditions” for some day next week most likely after school and then whoever is selected will than need to be available for a rehearsal day as well. If interested please send recent photos (shoulders up and full body length), contact information, location, age, weight, height and wardrobe sizes to howandwhyextras@gmail.com SUBJECT: BULLY
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Now, yes I know it feels quite slow with just one production running right nwo, but trust me when I tell you, it’s about to get nuts!  And we sure do have a lot of local crew members working full time and they get paid more than peanuts, so how about a hand for all those jobs!!  Let’s review all that is coming! The end of April will bring us the start of production for Max Steel, The Sin Seer and FX’s How and Why.  Right on their heels is Sleepy Hollow, then a few weeks later we expect The Longest Ride to start up.  Of course this summer we can expect The Heart as well as the highly anticipated Untitled Armored Car project aka Loomis Fargo. That is a lot of freakin’ jobs folks!

Sarah-Michelle-Gellar-Ringer-Comic-Con37 years ago, the world became a little safer when Buffy The Vampire Slayer herself was brought into the world. April 14 is the day to be exact. This NY girl has been in the film industry since she was first discovered at the ripe old age of 4! Sarah Michelle Gellar is linked to NC film with I Know What You Did Last Summer which filmed in and around NC in 1997. The film went to Burgaw, Durham and Southport.

The Emmy award winner was not yet Mrs. Freddie Prinze Jr., but she did work on the film with him. Sarah is of course known to be a part of the TV family as well as big screen with her role as Buffy, but she has also done voiceover work for The Simpsons, American Dad and Robot Chicken. She can be seen AND heard as “Sydney Roberts” on the television show, The Crazy Ones. Happy Birthday from Wilmywood, Sarah

220px-28_Days_PosterLast but not least, Happy Release-a-versary to 28 Days. (April 14, 2000) The film was shot in many NC locations including Asheville, Black Mountain and right here in Wilmywood where many of our EUE/Screen Gems stages and crew were utilized. This story of a newspaper columnist who is court ordered to rehab was brought to life by director, Betty Thomas as well as the film’s star– Oscar AND Golden Globe AND MTV movie award AND SAG award AND Teen Choice award winner, Sandra Bullock! (She must have a huge mantel at home!

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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 too!

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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: 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!!

Jack Bender’s Art Show w/ Under the Dome Cast

We’ve talked about it all week, and IMPO it was better than expected.  And that’s saying a lot. Robbie McKeithan did a PHENOMENAL job putting it all together! A beautiful art show last night at The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery (200 Hanover St.) in downtown Wilmington. EP/Director/Artist Jack Bender just needs a simple title.  Creative.  Whether its imagining for film or canvas, he is a brilliant man.  A great crowd  assembled and mingled throughout the evening – a lot of NC Film crew members and many of the cast members of Under the Dome:   Mackenzie Lintz, Colin Ford, Alex Koch, John Elvis, Nicholas Strong as well as  newcomers Karla Chrome and Grace Victoria Cox paid a visit as well.  Here’s some fun photos from the event!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 08/05/2013 Under the Dome Interview, Sleepy Hollow, We’re the Millers ticket giveaway and more!

Christmas in Conway will be in Forest Hills having some fun with the Ferris Wheel today!  Got about 50 extras on the set today, so a backyard festival today!   If you spot Mandy Moore, Mary Louise Parker or Andy Garcia, shoot me a picture!

loveletterSwirl Films is doing what they do best!  Spitting about movies in 2.5 seconds!  I don’t know how they do it, but if you remember just a short while ago, we had lil Rudy Huxtable (Keshia Knight Pulliam) along with Jackee and Lil Romeo here shooting The Love Letter,  and it is already airing on the UP Network (Time Warner Cable 283) this Saturday!   Same air times as the premiere of the Perfect Summer, 7, 9 and 11 p.m.  Keep ’em comin’ Swirl!!

Sleepy Hollow shooting on gorgeous stage 10.  We were in 4th place earlier this weekend, we are now barely in 3rd! We deserve this early screening Sleepy Hollow!  We need at least 100 votes today, so please share the link!!  http://eventful.com/campaigns/sleepyhollow2013

Eastbound and Down heads over to Kenny’s house in Porter’s Neck.

The Conjuring has surpassed the 100 mark at $108,590,000!  This puts this Wilmington shot flick at  #8 on the Top US Grossing Horror Titles.

NYC BILLBOARD: A Refreshing Drink

NYC BILLBOARD: A Refreshing Drink (Photo credit: Professor Bop)

Ready for the Millers?  We’re the Millers starring Jennifer AnistonJason Sudeikis, and Emma Roberts premiere’s tomorrow at Carmike Cinemas, perfect since it is Stimulus Tuesday with $2 Popcorn, drinks and candy!  I will have more tickets to give away tomorrow!

PiplineAnd finally, guess who dropped by the studio this morning?  Under the Dome‘s John Elvis and adventurer Tommy Danger with More Than Just Me Foundation.  Listen to the interview NOW!  Both will be at Hell’s Kitchen tonight for the Under the Dome screening party at 10pm!  On a side note, don’t forget to vote for Under the Dome for the Teen Choice Awards!

Coming up!  I will be handing out Film=Jobs stickers today again at Carolina BBQ at Murrayville Station off N. College Rd. from Noon to 1pm so come and see me!!

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: 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 07/15/2013 The Weekend Afterglow

 

A great time was had over the weekend. Let’s start with the Pipeline to a Cure, the benefit to support Cystic Fibrosis.  We decided to auction off a date with Under the Dome’s John Elvis who came out to support.  We ended up raising $800.  Here’s some great photos from the night:

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Toni Silvagni, our own surf hero here in Carolina Beach was honored on Saturday night, which means he didn’t get to go to the premiere party for The Perfect Summer that was shot here just a few months ago by Swirl Films.  But thank goodness they aired it multiple times over the weekend on the Up Network (TWC 283), so everyone got the chance to see it.  Have to give major kudos to Swirl for getting in some of the best establishing shots on our area.  Makes me wanna move there…oh wait…

1064036_10152992247495117_575935430_oSo, let’s flip back to Under the Dome real quick.  Episode 4 is tonight on CBS at 10pm.   As if living under the dome wasn’t already cruel enough, tonight Chester’s Mill is being hit with a meningitis outbreak, and to make matters worse the medical supplies are running low.
 
Don’t forget Live tweeting with the cast and producers at #UnderTheDome.   Or hang at the viewing party at Hell’s Kitchen downtown at 10pm.   The gang is shooting back in Currie, NC today.  They UTD4only have two more weeks of production before the cast heads to where ever they will go.  Still waiting for official word for a season two.  If that does indeed happen, we won’t have to miss the gang for too long.  The cast had another rambling weekend. Colin and Mackenzie joined Nick, Aisha, Rachelle, Dean, Jolene, John, Alex for dinner than all those over the age of 21 enjoyed the rest of the night downtown.

Finishing with some quickies, Michael Phelps was back in Wrightsville Beach over the weekend at The Yacht Club. Tomorrow, Eastbound and Down is shooting Union Missionary Baptist Church,  and Maides Park.

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: 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 07/10/2013

Good Morning!  The numbers are in and Under the Dome is STILL #1 baby!  The numbers dipped slightly by 7% but still held a large enough audience to crush the competition with 10.6 million viewers.  They were not only #1 in their time slot, but #1 for the night! Which I will definitely place money on a season two. We should find out this week if that is true.

The folks under the dome will be shooting at Screen Gems today.  I wanted to give a huge thank you to Wayne Henderson and Troy Heinritz, two great guys who produce the “Under the Dome Radio Podcast.” I recently spent some time with them discussing the show, revealing a few locations and hyping up our NC film incentives along with our crew.  Take a listen when you can.

Also, guess who popped in the studio yesterday?  Cutie pie, John Elvis, who plays the character Ben!  We had a great time talking about life under the dome, his relationships with the cast and for the girls who have a crush on him, whether he is single or taken!   Check out his entire interview now!  

As soon as Sleepy Hollow begins productions, Christmas in Conway is not far behind!  Production begins for the Hallmark Movie around August 5th.  They don’t have the Extras Casting director finalized as of yet, but I will let you know!

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: 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 07/08/2013 – It’s Dome Day once again!

It’s Dome Day once again, so either watch Under the Dome at 10pm tonight or set your DVRs!  And you know where to go for the viewing party.  Hell’s Kitchen is the place to be.  Some of the stars show up for the weekly event, you never know who is going to be there.  If you are a fan of John Elvis who plays the character Ben, he’s a regular, so stop on by and say hello!  Tonight is his big scene showing off his mad skating skills.  What were the stars up to this weekend? Rachelle LeFevre spent some time in Charleston over the weekend at the Market Pavilion Hotel and was especially entranced with their down home,  southern food.   Looks like Mackenzie Lintz went back to her homestate of MidnightRamblersGeorgia to hang with some of her besties.  Jolene Purdy, Nicholas Strong  and Alex Koch aka the Midnight Ramblers as they call themselves, rambled all over Wilmington.  Nicholas said they were at the beach, the pool, they barbequed, even had a dinner party set to Sinatra.  Here’s a pic they tweeted over the weekend.

Only a few days left to win a map of Chester’s Mill & a signed copy of #UnderTheDome by Stephen King! Enter now!

Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover fame, was hanging with some local friends at Topsail Beach over the weekend.  Did you see him?  I wonder if he is as ADD in real life as he is on the show.  No matter, he is sooo adorable!

Eastbound and Down is  shooting on Tabor Lane just off N Kerr Ave today.  There’s a casting call for Wednesday’s shoot from NCasting: EASTBOUND & DOWN: “This will work Wednesday.  I need 5 Mexican males ages 18 and up. Please spread the word!!! Have them email me a CURRENT photograph with the following information – NAME, AGE, HEIGHT/WEIGHT,
PHONE # ebdextras@gmail.com

Excitement is filling the air as we gear up for Sleepy Hollow.  They begin production in two weeks. As far as casting goes for the Fox show, I do know they will be looking for Revolutionary War re-actors really soon. I will keep you posted or you can check for more details at Revo Casting Calls on Facebook.”

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