NC flick ‘Adrenaline’ gets picked up by Word Films

Many of you saw this flick last month as they SOLD OUT two showings here in Wilmywood.  And if you were one of the lucky ones to get  yourself a ticket, you already know this tidbit.  Regardless, you should be VERY proud of our Wilmington, NC filmmakers. Our local boys and one “good old boy,” John Schneider, got themselves a distribution deal with Word Films for the NC-shot, family feature,  Adrenaline.  It stars John Schneider along with local actors Michael Rosander, Myke Homes, and Anthony Reynolds to name a few.  Oh and let’s not forget the fabulous Gregory Alan Williams. It was written, produced and directed by Joseph Quinn Simpkins. Additional writers include Alex Chatfield and Michael Rosander. The film was produced by Del Baron among others.  It was truly a very collaborative effort.  SEE FULL CAST AND CREW CREDITS

After straightening the curves all these years, it was a pleasure to finally race in a straight line,” said Schneider, the beloved Dukes of Hazard star. “I am very excited about this film.

ICYMI, here’s the trailer. Enjoy!

Adrenaline is the story of a drag racer whose life is changed forever by a near-fatal car crash that leaves him partially paralyzed, forcing him to face new circumstances as he ultimately learns to race again.

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/08/2014 – Rick Catlin’s Counter against Impact Study, The Biggest Loser Front of Line Passes, Under the Dome and More.

ncfilmWell, the minute the Impact study from Dr. Robert Handfield came out, we knew the backlash would come. And so it begins. A report came out yesterday requested by Rick Catlin, a New Hanover County Republican. According to WWAY, The General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division (FRD) concludes that Dr. Robert Handfield’s report that the Film Product Credit’s net contribution to the state is positive “is based on a series of misunderstandings of the state’s tax laws, invalid or overstated assumptions, and errors in accounting.” Dr. Handfield however is standing by his study. I have not fully examined the counter against the impact study. As soon as a I do, I will give you my consensus. READ STORY NOW

VIEW Dr. Handfield’s Impact Study – “A Supply Chain Study of the Economic Impact of the North Carolina Motion Picture & Television Industry.” 

VIEW Review of General Assembly’s Counter Against Handfield Film Study – Rep Catlin 

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Do you got what it takes to be The Biggest Loser?  Get ready North Carolina because we can get you to the very front of the line for your audition for season 16 in Charlotte!  How?  Just email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com 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 today. 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!

StefScott_ItunesOur Red Zone girl, Stefanie Scott who was just here in Wilmywood playing the character “Caroline” has been tweeting like mad for weeks now as her song, “I Don’t Wanna Let You Go” was on the top of the Disney charts. Well now her song is officially out on iTunes.  Get it NOW!

ICYMI: My first interview for Entertainment Weekly‘s Community Section went live yesterday.  It was the latest interview with EP of Under the Dome, Jack Bender who reveals something quite cryptic about the second season. Check it out NOW!

Our Domies are shooting at Screen Gems Studios today, but they will be back running around Wilmywood the rest of the week.

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Did you see the promo for Under the Dome during the UConn/Kentucky game last night?  Let’s just go ahead a geek out about whats to come! Brian K. Vaughan and Neal Baer talk season 2.  

johnschneiderHappy birthday to John Schneider! The NY born actor celebrates his 54th birthday today. John has been working in the film industry since the age of 8! He was in NC last year to play the role of “Paul Sharpe” in the 2014 film, Adrenaline.

AdrenalineAdrenaline was filmed in Wilmington, Jacksonville, Wallace, Rockingham and Supply and was directed by Joseph Quinn Simpkins, and produced by Del Baron. Adrenaline is a story of a drag racer’s life and recovery after a crash that almost kills him! John is best known for his work in the hit TV show Dukes of Hazard as “Bo Duke” and Smallville as “Jonathan Kent.”  Happy Birthday from Wilmywood, John!

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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 Studios 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!!

 

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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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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Feature and Pilot coming to NC, Max Steel hires LP, Sleepy Hollow 2, Full Belly Project.

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/06/2014 – GOOD LAWD! Max Steel, Secrets Lies, Under the Dome, Steven Fiore and more!

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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.  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!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/03/2013 Max Steel, Sleepy Hollow Birthdays and More!

Max-SteelYay!  It’s already Friday!  That went fast, didn’t it?  Alright let’s get right to it.  What a week of banter about Max Steel.  Ready for the latest?  I am getting mixed messages from the lot.  Some are saying that Max Steel plans to open up offices Monday.  BUT to counter that, I heard, nope, it’s just a rumor.  I guess we’ll find out Monday if it is  indeed true.   I have a feeling it won’t be for at least another week and that they will be at Screen Gems.  Pure speculation on my part however.  They are opening offices this month.  I will let you know ASAP. Max Steel is shooting in both Wilmington and Connecticut.

Happy Birthday to cutie pie Nick Gonzalez, you know, Abbie’s Ex, Detective Luke Morales on Sleepy Hollow!  He turns 38 today!  Yay!  Happy Birthday to your face, my handsome buddy!

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And speaking of Abbie, yep, say Happy Birthday to Nicole Beharie too!  She turns 29 today!  Oh but wait there’s more!  Tomorrow we can say Happy Birthday to Miss Jill Marie Jones!  Wow!  A triple threat! Happy Birthday Ladies!!

TV.com’s Winners are out!  Congrats to Ichabod Crane aka Tom Mison is deemed “Best New Character of 2013.”

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NC shot, Banshee was also a winner.  It was named the most underrated series of 2013.tscc3

Adrenaline_OuteachNCHow about a little update on NC shot Adrenaline! Producer Del Baron was excited yesterday and says he’s ready for an amazing 2014.  He said he is really looking forward to finishing production this spring.  As for a release date, Baron said there will be a “limited theatrical release in the US and select foreign markets.”  They are hoping for a summer release. They shot this family friendly flick in Wilmington, Jacksonville, Wallace, Rockingham and Supply. The star of the feature John Schneider, made the cover of  Outreach NC.  Check it out.  The article and pictures are from Rockingham.

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UPComing events:

  • JAN 8 – The People’s Choice Awards are Wednesday, 9pm EST on CBS
  • JAN 9Variety’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 13 – Sleepy Hollow Episode 11 “Vessel” is that Monday, 9pm EST on FOX
  • JAN 15 – Encore Magazine’s Best of 2013: Voting ends that Wednesday VOTE NOW. (And it’s my birthday, too!)
  • JAN 20 – The epic Season Finale of Sleepy Hollow (Epi 12/13) a 2 hour action-packed ride which begins at 8pm EST!

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!!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 09/20/2013 Sleepy Hollow, Adrenaline, MTJM and Rumors from the Lot!

If you or your friends missed it, the series premiere of Sleepy Hollow will air again tonight on Fox at 9pm EST.  Starring Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones, watch as Ichabod Crane finds himself 250 years in the future.  Episode 2 airs Monday at 9pm EST.  Here’s a sneak peek:

Our Under the Dome creator has got a birthday tomorrow so send your shout outs to Stephen King.  He turns 66 this weekend.

radiothonA HUGE thank you to Wilmywood as the Sunny 104.5 Caring for Kids at NHRMC Radiothon was a success!  Thanks to you we raised more than $43,000 to help outfit the kids indoor and outdoor area of the soon to be built SECU Family House.  Our Ebay Auction items from some of our Wilmington productions brought in $3800.00!  Yay!  You guys rock!

The offices are set up and the crew of The Remaining will move in Monday.  They are set to do re-shoots beginning Wednesday and will continue through the end of the week.

AdrenalineThe gang from the movie Adrenaline starring John Schneider and local boy Michael Rosander did not reach their Kickstarter goal,  so they are relaunching using  Indiegogo. Support their new campaign as the movie is already 65% complete.   Thanks again for all your help supporting our local filmmakers.

johntommyREMINDER SHOOTING TONIGHT: Tommy Danger’s film crew is back in town and he is looking for as many volunteers as possible to come to Wrightsville Beach by the Johnny Mercer Pier to be a part of the new video they are working on for the More Than Just Me Foundation.  It will be from 5:30p-7:30p tonight.

RumorslogoNow onto RUMORS FROM THE LOT. We know at some point Journey 3, starring Dwayne Johnson, is expected to come here sometime in 2014, whenever Dwayne and his co-star Josh Hutcherson can get their schedules aligned.  So, maybe perhaps while they figure that out, we could be just have our piece of The Rock here in Wilmywood for the next installment of GI Joe.   Apparently, the admirably goofy G.I. Joe: Journey-2-Josh-Dwayne_320Retaliation made enough money that Paramount and Hasbro are joining forces one more time.  As of now, “a silly subtitle has yet to be decided on.” Word on the Lot is some department heads were contacted to check on the availability of crew. I will keep you posted to see if indeed we can add some credence to these rumors.  To have the Rock twice would sure be nice!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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 – 08/08/2013 – EBD, UTD Piracy, Sleepy Hollow and more

sleepyThings are heating up on Sleepy Hollow today.  After a Police officer pulls a car over, a witch sets the car on fire and it explodes!  Okay, this show is getting fun!  They will be shooting this scene right beside Screen Gems.   Don’t forget to vote today for Wilmington to have an early screening of Sleepy Hollow! We need 140 to get into 2nd place.  I know we have more people in this town that love the film industry in this town! So, come on!  It takes less than 60 seconds to vote! The contest ends August 19th.

If you hear shots being fired in the downtown area, chances are you won’t have to worry.  It’s just Eastbound and Down downtown filming.  They will be on S. Front St, Betten Court Alley, 2nd St.  I would still duck and cover cuz lately, people are cray!

Christmas in Conway goes back for some more Ferris wheel fun on Forest Hills Drive.

River Guard is back at the courthouse on Princess St for Day 3 of the courtroom scenes. I think my favorite actor on set beside Eric Ladin, has got to be Peter Jason.  It’s really hot in the courtroom (gotta keep the AC off for sound)  Yesterday, when he took his judge’s robe off during a quick break, he was sporting a white shirt and tie with black shorts and pink shoes.  Hilarious!  He is just so fun and goofy!  Everyone LOVES him!  Also, pictured is local boy, Ben Yemba, best Bailiff ever! Ha!

under-the-dome-cbsPiracy rates are up for Under the Dome about 4% since the TWC/CBS dispute and black out in some major cities.  Wow!  That’s some dedicated fans!  “We will watch no matter the cost!”  Okay, I jest, it’s not a good thing, but is does seem like people are desperate.  Why can’t they just watch it on Hulu or CBS.com?  Anywho read the whole Variety article now!

AdrenalineI am glad WECT tweeted this because it reminded me to remind you that the folks making the movie Adrenaline have a Kickstarter campaign that has only 7 days left to raise all of their $45,000.  The film stars  John Schneider(Dukes of Hazard, Smallville) along with local boy Michael Rosander and Mike Holmes.  They’ve already shot more than 65% of the flick.  I donated about a month ago.  So, get on it!  Even if its just a couple of bucks, every bit helps! DONATE NOW!

werethemillersswagHave you seen the most awesome swag we gave to give away? THANK YOU CARMIKE CINEMAS!!! I will have more to give away tomorrow morning at 8:30am during What’s Up in Wilmywood on Sunny 104.5! We’re the Millers tickets and swag to give away thanks to Carmike Cinemas! 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 07/19/2013 John Schneider coming back to Wilmywood, Comic Con, and Casting Call for Baby

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Let’s kick off the blog with Kickstarter!  Some local folks have been working their tails off on a great inspirational street racing film called, Adrenaline.  You will see some familiar local faces like Michael Rosander, Mike Holmes, and then you see faces you know from TV.  John Schneider (Dukes of Hazard, Smallville) for instance.  65% of the movie has already been shot.  They will return to Wilmington and yes that includes the handsome John Schneider to shoot some more scenes, then head to Rockingham for the big race scenes.  They are looking for some finishing funds and they are asking us in the community for a ‘lil help!  So, that means I am asking you, too.  If everyone who reads this blog, throws in $5 or more, that would be amazing!  A lot of a little really adds up!  They have 27 days left to raise $45,000.  HELP NOW!

The San Diego Comic Con kicks off today and our shows are representin’!

This Friday, Sleepy Hollow‘s Co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and director/executive producer Len Wiseman will host an exclusive, not-to-be-missed world premiere screening of their highly-anticipated mystery-adventure drama, followed by a Q&A with fans, featuring series stars Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones.   There will be Autograph Signings at Booth #4229 at 5:00 PM with SLEEPY HOLLOW Cast & Producers! Can’t make it to Comic-Con? That’s OK! There will be LIVE updates, photos and videos from panels, press opportunities, and additional live events and parties info here: https://www.facebook.com/SleepyHollow

Sleepy Hollow, starring Tom MisonNicole BeharieOrlando Jones and John Cho, is a modern retelling of the classic 1820s short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Produced by Fringe‘s Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci, this take on Washington Irving‘s tale finds Icabod Crane (Mison) time-traveling two and a half centuries and teaming up with police to save humanity, and of course battling the headless horseman once again. ~eonline.com

On Sunday, the San Diego Comic Con welcomes our beautiful and talented cast and producers of Under the Dome.  The panel is at 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM (Room 6BCF) 

The dome has descended upon Chester’s Mill and there is no way in or out! Get a sneak peek of what’s in store for the town and its residents as they become sealed off from the rest of the world in this summer’s event series based on the bestselling book by Stephen King, from Amblin Television. Stars Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), Mike Vogel (“Bates Motel”) and Rachelle Lefevre (“Twilight”) will be joined by executive producers Brian K. Vaughan (“Lost”) and Neal Baer (“Law & Order: SVU”).  The autograph session will include Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Brian K Vaughan and Neal Baer.  They will sign from 3:30 to 4:15 PM at the CBS Interactive Booth (#4245) on the convention floor.  ~TVbytheNumbers.com

For the latest updates on UNDER THE DOME at Comic-Con go to www.facebook.com/UnderTheDomeCBS  Follow them on twitter over the weekend.  Hashtag: #DomeSDCC

The UTD folks will start their day at Screen Gems, then head over to Chestnut St.

And moms and dads, ready for your baby to start their career? A regional commercial is looking for a calm, laid-back baby between 4-7 month old.  (Calm? Did you laugh too when you read this?  Haaaahahaaa) They will be shooting sometime between the 15th and 21st of September in the Wilmington area.   Email: southeastcastingbg@gmail.com With subject: Regional commercial BABY