THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/29/2013 Listening Tour, Savage Wolverine, Christmas in Conway, Starring NC!

Happy Friday Wilmywood!  Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving.  There wasn’t a lot of Sleepy Hollow action on location this week, but coming up next week they will be all over the place, mostly downtown.

Secretary-Sharon-DeckerHave a few reminders today!  The 2013 Listening Tour is Monday, December 2, BUT YOU MUST REGISTER BY TODAY.    The state secretary of commerce Sharon Decker will be in Wilmington to hear your stories, concerns and ideas.  She welcomes all economic development professionals, business leaders, community officials and other stakeholders in the Southeast Prosperity Zone to voice their ideas, concerns, recommendations and barriers to economic growth in their counties, including the film industry. She wants to take those stories back with her Raleigh.  Joining her will be senior advisor Tony Almeida. Aaron Syrett from the NC Film Office will be in the audience. It will take place 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Windell Daniels Hall (fifth floor) at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station, 502 N. Front St. So, ALL NC  CREW, VENDORS and SUPPORTERS, come out and tell Sharon THANK YOU for her support of NC film and share why the incentive is important to you.  REGISTER NOW!  Email by Friday with “Southeast” in the subject line.tscc3

WolverineSavageTOMORROW: Our local boy, Scott Lope, animal advocate and OFFICIALLY comic book writer, will be signing copies of Savage Wolverine Issue#12 at 1pm at Memory Lane Comics‘ new location, 5214 Market St., in Market Station.  It’s the perfect day to get your copy as it is Small Business Saturday!   Scott was the 2009 Animal Planet’s Hero of the Year as well as star of Discovery Channel’s Wild Animal Repo.  READ THE ENTIRE STORY.  

Christmas in Conway hits the small screen on Sunday on ABC (locally WWAY) at 9pm EST. The movie stars Mary-Louise Parker, Andy Garcia and Mandy Moore.

It’s a beautiful story of a man so in love with his wife that he will do anything to make her happy — even building a Ferris wheel in their back yard. But the next-door neighbor isn’t exactly thrilled. She’s determined to win Conway’s best-decorated-yard contest, and she has the law on her side — her brother just happens to be the town sheriff! Tears and laughter — an entertaining mix in this new Hallmark Hall of Fame production.

There are only 17 hours left for The North Carolina Museum of History‘s Indiegogo Campaign.  They are planning a yearlong celebration of filmmaking in the state.  Named  Starring North Carolina!  the celebration will feature:  the first major exhibit about the Tar Heel State’s role in filmmaking, activities that reveal North Carolina stars, filming locations, and references, a film festival and a film series, and more! The celebration is slated to start November  2014.  If you have a couple of bucks to spare, please donate to their crowdfunder!  DONATE NOW!

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 NOW and LIKE their Facebook page

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!

Tis the season!  Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday!  Make sure to shop at one of your local stores!  Oh, did I mention ours?From now until Monday, when you shop the Wilmywood T-shirt Shop, you will get FREE Standard Shipping on minimum order of 2 items. Enter Promo Code: 2FREESHIP during checkout.  Get it before Christmas!  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 – 10/15/2013 – Squeeze Cast, Christmas in Conway Premiere, Sleepy Hollow


Jillian Murray

More actors and actresses have arrived in Wilmington for The Squeeze.  Yesterday, I reported that Jeremy Sumpter arrived.  Now I can tell you Christopher McDonald, Jillian Murray and Katherine LaNasa flew in yesterday.

Katherine LaNasa

Katherine LaNasa

Jillian is an up and coming actress who is really popping this year.  The Squeeze will one of 5 films she is working on in 2013.  As for Katherine you might remember her in The Frozen Ground or better yet, The Campaign as Rose Brady.


Chris McDonald

The most recognizable face however is Christopher McDonald.  You’ve seen him in, well…what haven’t you seen him in!  Chris been in over 160 projects along with 8 flicks yet to be seen.  I think he is most famous for playing the best jerk ever, Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore.  At the airport, he was instantly spotted and some Wilmington folks said he was super nice to everyone while taking pictures with a few fans at baggage claim.


The Conjuring and Iron Man 3, are in the running for Movie of the Year for the 2013 Hollywood Movie Awards.  They need your vote to make that happen!   The awards will be presented October 21st.   Today is the LAST DAY to vote!  VOTE NOW!  

WWAY is proud to annnounce we now have a premiere date for Christmas in Conway!  Mark your calendars for December 1st.  It will air on WWAY, our ABC affiliate.  The movie stars Mary-Louise Parker, Andy Garcia and Mandy Moore. READ WWAY ARTICLE

filmjobsLobbyists from Raleigh visited with Wilmington City Council during their agenda brief yesterday. The lobbyist’s spoke about what the local lawmakers could expect in 2014. The Lobbyists said that one of the most important issues facing the state concerns film incentives.

“We’re working to try and educate legislators,” said Harry Kaplan of McGuire Woods Consulting firm in Raleigh. We continue to educate them about the importance of that film credit both here in Wilmington and New Hanover County, but also across North Carolina, the jobs and economic development that it brings to the state.”

Thom Tillis,  Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, has already said he supports keeping the incentives in the state. The state film incentive legislation is currently set January, 1 2015.  Learn more about the film incentives.

tommisonAnd last not not least how about a standing ovation for another great episode of Sleepy Hollow! Ichabod kept us laughing out loud with his “impenetrable barrier” issues with plastic and his fascination with scotch tape.  But of course, the suspense, drama and curiosity blended in perfectly.  Like butter baby!  Kudos to writer Melissa Blake for her mad skills and to 12 year old Matt Lintz for a great performance!   I will be posting, per usual, the ratings in a separate blog today by 11:30am EST.


There’s nothin’ more fun than filming at the Bellevue Cemetery in the month of October!   They will be shooting tonight at that location on Princess Place Drive.  Perhaps you will see good ole Headless as he chases another character on horseback.  Awesome!  God, I love this town!

Need to catch up on episodes?  Watch them all NOW only on FOX! Remember, Sleepy Hollow is being interrupted by baseball, so the next episode airs November 4th!

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 WILMYWOOD – 08/09/2013 River Guard, Eastbound, Sleepy Hollow and more…

hallmarkhouseChristmas in Conway, starring Mary Louise Parker, Andy Garcia and Mandy Moore, is back on Forest Hills Drive.  I did a quick drive by yesterday, and that thing is HUGE.  And I gotta give kudos to the locations department.  They did  a great job, because the way the house and trees are situated you can barely see it from the road.  

riverguardclackerRiver Guard is ready for day 4 in the Historic Courthouse on Princess St . downtownWe will see Eric Ladin, Brett Cullen, Jeff Kober and Peter Jason today.

Sleepy Hollow’s is filming just outside the downtown area on N. 15th St.  The 2nd unit  will be shooting later tonight. 

VOTE VOTE VOTE Get us that early screening of Sleepy Hollow here in Wilmington!  We only have a few more days to vote – you can do it everyday!!

The lovely ladies who cast Sleepy Hollow, Missy and Susan, are also casting another regional commercial and are looking for white, attractive, fit, actors with experience in their 20s, 30s, and 50s.  Shoot dates are between the 9th and 13th of September in the Wilmington area.  For more details are at:

BoardwalkEastbound and Down was all over downtown for the 2nd half of the day.  Big shout out to Ron and Mike, part of the construction crew.  They have been doing a great job doing all these quick builds.  Here’s one of them!  Hey, where did the windows go!  Haha!  Nice work boys!

werethemillersswagI have ONE MORE “We’re the Millers” T-Shirt.  It is a XXL.  If you worked on the show and ONLY if you worked on the show, and you would like to have this T-shirt and WILL wear it proudly, email me: and I will pick one of you to win it!

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 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!!

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

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 08/01/2013 – Conjuring, Double Rainbow Guy, Sleepy Hollow and more

ConjuringHappy Friday!  Don’t know about you but I am SO ready for the weekend!  And so are the folks from The Conjuring.   It’s looking like the scary movie will break $100 million by the weekend. Not bad for a $20M budget.  UPM for the flick, Chris Bromley proudly said, “It’s climbing up the ladder in the top 15 horror films.”  Woo Hoo!

Our local boys from Hank and Jed Movie Pictures are attending VidCon in Anaheim. While these YouTube partners got their learn on in California, they ran into Double Rainbow Guy, Paul “Yosemitebear” Vasquez!

(L to R) Jon Etheridge, Paul "Yosemitebear" Vasquez. Brent Triplett, Tony Schnur

Sleepy Hollow is off until Monday.  They will head to the fabulous stage 10.  While off, some of the folks were in Los Angeles for the The TCA Summer Press Tour.  Some noted words from Cast and producers during the panel:

TV Guide Magazine ‏@TVGuideMagazine“Ichabod could be this wonderful lens through which we now see our world” says #SleepyHollow EP Alex Kurtzman #TCAs13

TV Guide ‏@TVGuide Sleepy Hollow’s Orlando Jones jokes that he’s still reeling from the fact that anyone could die at any moment #TCAS13

Tiffany Vogt ‏@TVWatchtower There is a love story at the heart of Fox’s #SleepyHollow as Ichabod Crane tries to free his wife from her supernatural curse. #TCAs13

Lisa Palmer ‏@TVTherapy Orlando Jones on his character: I don’t know if I’m good or bad right now. #TCAs13#FOX#SleepyHollow

TV Guide Magazine ‏@TVGuideMagazine “I’m looking forward to the quest to rescue my wife” says #SleepyHollow‘s Tom Mison #TCAs13

Lesley Goldberg ‏@Snoodit #SleepyHollow producers note that they’re going to be casting a flashback episode to show the Headless Horseman *with* his head. #TCAs13

Follow the show on Twitter: ‏@SleepyHollowFOX

Town leaders in Boiling Spring Lakes are examining their filming rules and are considering new ordinance changes.  It would establish guidelines for productions who want to shoot in Boiling Spring Lakes.  If it gets the greenlight, the town would force production companies to pay a $25,000 deposit.  WECT reports, “The town manager says the thought is to draft an ordinance which would make the rules similar to places like Southport and Wilmington.”

Eastbound and Down head to Thalian Hall for the day.

English: Mary-Louise Parker at the 2010 Comic ...

English: Mary-Louise Parker at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christmas in Conway begins production this Monday.  And a huge birthday shout out goes out to Mary Louise Parker!  She turns a fabulous 49!  She could be celebrating with her co stars that were named yesterday: Andy Garcia and Mandy Moore!

Also, I will be at Carolina BBQ (Murrayville Station location) TODAY from 11am-1pm for our 1st stop to raise money for the upcoming Sunny 104.5 Caring For Kids at NHRMC Radiothon.  I will be passing out those “Film=Jobs” stickers!  So come on out and see me!

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!