WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 07/05/2013

 

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July.  Where were the stars celebrating? Well, wherever Eastbound and Down cast members celebrated, they got an extended weekend.  They won’t be shooting until Monday on Fremont St.  The Under the Dome folks are shooting in Burgaw today.  Rachelle LeFevre spent her time in Wrightsville Beach.  She was looking for someone with a boat.  Hopefully she found someone!  Other cast members also had a great time on the 4th.

dean norris ‏@deanjnorris “Grilling meat. Wrightsville Beach. A shit ton of explosives. Yeah, this ain’t CA we will be blowing shit up!! I love America. Happy 4th”
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Jolene Purdy@jojopurdy “Party crashing on the 4th with the ramblers @1NicholasStrong #alexkoch
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John Elvis (who plays Ben) was also out with the crazy kids! They spent their time pretty much all over Wilmington! There’s still a lot of questions about how the dome works.  So, here’s what we know so far.

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Hoping to find out more, Monday night at 10pm! 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!

 

UNDER THE DOME: Ratings and Reviews

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THIS JUST IN: #UnderTheDome premiere increases to 13.53 million viewers and 3.3 in A18-49.

 That’s the best CBS drama premiere of the season, people!

It’s crazy that it was not just the cast and crew sitting patiently waiting for the right numbers and the right words to come out today into tomorrow, but this WHOLE DAMN TOWN, too!  Wilmywood was anxiously googling to see who is saying what.  Well, finally we can shed a little light!  I will be updating this particular blog as more comes in throughout the day and week.

The Official Press Release from CBS is in:

13.14 MILLION VIEWERS GO “UNDER THE DOME”

The Most-Watched Summer Drama Premiere on Any Network Since 1992

“Under The Dome” is CBS’s Most-Watched Summer Premiere Among Any Genre Since “Big Brother” in 2000 and Best in Adults 18-49 Since 2005

CBS premiere of UNDER THE DOME, based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Stephen King and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, delivered 13.14 million viewers, the most-watched summer drama premiere on any network since 1992, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Monday, June 24.

The premiere of UNDER THE DOME, broadcast against NBC’s final game of the Stanley Cup Finals (Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks), averaged 13.14 million viewers, 3.2/09 in adults 18-49 and 4.3/11 in adults 25-54.  This is the most-watched summer drama premiere broadcast on any network since 1992 (CBS’s “2000 Malibu Road”).   In addition, UNDER THE DOME delivered CBS’s largest audience among any genre for a summer series premiere since 2000 (“Big Brother”).  It was also the best delivery in adults 18-49 among any genre, for a summer series premiere on CBS since June 7, 2005 (“Fire Me”).

Among all broadcast network drama series premieres this television year, UNDER THE DOME posted the second-highest adult 18-49 rating (tied with “The Following”) and adults 25-54 ratings.

Updated ratings will be available later today.

 

RATINGS FOR UNDER THE DOME

REVIEWS FOR UNDER THE DOME

 

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 06/25/2013

LISTEN TO PODCAST1053062_10152926877340117_999141935_oThe live tweeting with all the actors and fans was crazy busy and fun during the premiere of Under the Dome!!!  Great too see the actors interact with everyone.  That is one thing I can say about this UTD family.  They are all very approachable and kind.  Here’s a few tweets from last night:

Nicholas StrongNicholas Strong ‏@1NicholasStrong – Thanks to our crew who keep us moving along & on schedule #Underthedome We love you and your effort is always appreciated!

Jolene PurdyJolene Purdy ‏@jojopurdy – #underthedome and the #blackhawks won on the same night?!?!? Could it get any better?!?!

Ashley BrooksAshley Brooks ‏@happygolucky032 – @jojopurdy I haven’t been this obsessed with a show since Friends!!!! Counting down the days! #UnderTheDome

NealBaerNealBaer ‏@NealBaer – Thanks East Coast, for watching! See you next week! More mystery… more twists… #underthedome@NealBaer

Alana C. ClarkAlana C. Clark ‏@aclarkcountry – @jojopurdy SO GOOD! I love your character already, even after one episode! #underthedome

♔ ‏@HausOfSpears – #UnderTheDome over already!!! I want more!!!

If you weren’t on your couch last night, perhaps you were at Hell’s Kitchen for the viewing party.  Mary Jo Jackson shares some pictures from the event.

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zap2it_homeNo summer series has been more highly anticipated than Under the Dome. Based on a bestselling Stephen King novel, executive produced by A-list showrunner Neal Baer and with a cast that includes Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre and Britt Robertson, this is one summer show that isn’t debuting after the official end of the season because of a lack of network confidence. It’s intended to be a big event. So how big do you think its premiere tonight will be? MAKE YOUR PREDICTIONS NOW!

What did you think about the premiere of Under the Dome?  Post your comments below.  Missed Under The Dome last night?  WATCH IT NOW!  The UTD folks are shooting on Shandy Lane today.

Melissa McCarthy was on Kelly and Michael yesterday.  She talked about shooting Tammy with Susan Sarandon and just how irritating she is to work with!  Find out why.  LISTEN TO PODCAST.

A SENSATIONALLY ENTERTAINING OLD-SCHOOL FREAKOUT AND ONE OF THE SMARTEST, MOST VISCERALLY EFFECTIVE”  That’s what Senior Film Critic Justin Chang at Variety is calling The Conjuring that was filmed here in Wilmywood.  Wilmington, NC should be very proud as a ton of local crew and actors worked on this baby!  Read the whole article!  Meanwhile, look forward to seeing it in theaters July 19th.

Mullet Alert:  Danny McBride and his Eastbound and Down crew is back at Jungle Rapids again today.  You can get a glimpse of Danny as well as Steve Little, Katy Mixon and Elizabeth de Razzo.

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!

“DOME DAY” HAS ARRIVED

06.24.2013

 “DOME DAY” HAS ARRIVED

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 Left to Right: Jolene Purdy, Nicholas Strong, Mackenzie Lintz, Colin Ford, Aisha Hinds, Britt Robertson, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, EP Jack Bender, Natalie Martinez, EP Stephen King, EP Brian K. Vaughan, and EP Neal Baer. Center: Mayor Bill Saffo.

 

City Of Wilmington, North Carolina Proclaims Today

Monday, June 24, 2013 “DOME DAY” In Honor of

CBS’ New Summer Series “UNDER THE DOME”

Executive Producer Stephen King Also Receives a Key to the City

From Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo

Monday, Jun. 24, 2013 — In a presentation to cast and executive producers on Thursday, June 20 in Wilmington, NC, Mayor Bill Saffo proclaimed Monday, June 24th “Dome Day” in the city in honor of CBS’s new summer series. UNDER THE DOME, which premieres tonight at 10PM ET/PT on CBS, films in Wilmington.

Mayor Bill Saffo also presented a key to the city to author and executive producer, Stephen King, who wrote the best-selling novel Under The Dome, on which the series is based.

The premiere screening event took place in Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington, where nearly 600 local residents, cast, producers, officials from the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, the Towns of Burgaw and Southport, and press were treated to an advanced viewing of the first episode, followed by a Q&A panel with cast and producers, moderated by OMG! Insider co-host, Kevin Frazier.

Under The Dome tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a massive transparent dome. The series stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Britt Robertson, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy and Aisha Hinds.  Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Brian K. Vaughan, Neal Baer, Stacey Snider, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, and Jack Bender serve as the series’ executive producers.

Under the Dome is filmed at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, a state-of-the-art 15,000-square-foot, 50-acre film and television production complex with 10 sound stages and two special effects water tanks. Other filming locations included downtown Burgaw and Southport.

The Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. facilitates on-location filmmaking within our eleven county Region by offering production companies a complete range of pre-production services through a central contact. This office provides information regarding local film procedures, permits, and guidelines, and serves as liaison with governmental departments. The Film Commission also serves as a general resource and clearinghouse for information about the Wilmington area and can assist with the following services: Site location photography, Location library, Regional scouting services, Liaison with federal, state, county and city agencies, Logistical information: crew, talent, studio, equipment, stages and support services. More information is available at www.wilmingtonfilm.com.

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Wilmington Regional Film Commission

1223 N. 23rd Street

Wilmington, NC 20403

(910) 343-3456

commish@wilmingtonfilm.com

DOME DAY INTERVIEWS: Rachelle LeFevre, Brian K. Vaughan, Jolene Purdy, Jack Bender

Yeah!  Got some great interviews with a great film family from Under the Dome.  Looks like I have a lot of work to do over the weekend.  Here’s the first four interviews. Plenty more to come!


PHOTO GALLERY: On the set of Under the Dome

Sheila Brothers got a chance to chat and hang out with the cast, writers and producers of Under the Dome.  Photographer David Pasqua was on hand to capture the many moments.

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WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 06/20/2013 Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome, Eastbound and Down, Tammy

Tonight is the big night!  The HUGE Under the Dome Premiere in Wilmywood baby!  Thalian Hall will be starlit!  The ENTIRE cast is getting a pass to get out of filming to walk the red carpet and attend the event!!  That includes producers and writers too!  Jack Bender, Neal Baer, Brian K Vaughan and of course Stephen King!

ALL UNDER THE DOME TICKET WINNERS: CBS is insistent you must be in your seats by 6pm Thursday – OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR SEAT! Don’t be late!

With 4 days until the television premiere, the press is going nuts grabbing interviews left and right from the cast.  The Huffington Post continues it’s trend, this time they got a hold of Miss Rachelle LeFevre.  Here’s an excerpt:

What can you preview about her relationship with Barbie (Mike Vogel), since it seems like their paths cross fairly early on?
Well, I think they gravitate towards each other initially because neither of them is from there. Both of them are outsiders — him more than her — but certainly, that’s something they have in common immediately. Energetically, it kind of differentiates them. Everyone else, they’ve all lived together, grown up together. They’re going to stay there. Neither Barbie nor I feel that way about this place. So we’re unique in that nobody wants to be trapped, but they’re at least trapped at home and we’re not. And so that gives us something immediately in common … There is a strong chemistry there and a strong curiosity about one another, you know, “Who are you and why are you here?”

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE

Rachelle isn’t the only one getting some love.  Dean Norris was awesome as usual on Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday night.  Did you see it?  Got the links for you!  Dean Norris on Jimmy Kimmel Live

MsPenny_tweetYesterday I told you about the flames and explosions that were taking place on the set of Tammy.  Well, Miss Penny Lane tweeted a photo of what went down.  Today Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Mark Duplass and Sandra Oh head to LA baby!  Leland that is.  They are off the the Leland House off Lincoln Rd.

Eastbound and Down will be at two locations today.  Just off N. Kerr Ave and at Market/Cardinal at Stevenson Direct.  I caught up with the incredibly talented actor, Cullen Moss, after he did a stint this week on EBD, and did multiple scenes with Danny McBride.

Still from "The Heroes of Arvine Place"

Still from “The Heroes of Arvine Place”

He’s going to be in the first episode of season 4, playing the general manager of a business, who has an antagonistic relationship with Kenny Powers.  “This will be my only episode, as far as I know, Cullen said.  “I had so much damn fun! We did the scenes as scripted, and then were given chances to use alternate lines and go off on lengthy improvised tangents. That kind of spontaneously creative atmosphere that they’re able to provide is invaluable. In addition to the actors being given that freedom, the writers and the director (Jody Hill) are there, fine-tuning and tweaking the dialogue every moment. It was a completely creative, vitalizing, and affirming experience. I’m hoping they’ll find a way to get me back in the mix later in the season.”

Pre-Production is going swimmingly for Sleepy Hollow and they are still accepting resumes for crew positions.  There are just a handful of positions available, i.e. Set PA, Art PA, and possible assistant to the director.  I am sure there are a few more, so go for it!  BUT be prepared, I would highly recommend to apply ONLY if you are a night owl.  I’ve heard there will be a lot of overnights shoots of this series.   Get your resumes in: sleepyhollowseason1@gmail.com.  As far as extras casting goes, there is speculation, but there is no official word on who has signed on the dotted line for that position.  I will be able to reveal that to you in the next 2 weeks.  Production begins in late July!  Bring it!

Check out the latest promo for Sleepy Hollow that came out this week!

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!