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 ListeningTours@nccommerce.com 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 KEEPNCFILM.org 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!

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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: 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!!

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 11/18/2013 Call to Action for NC Film, Christmas in Conway, Max Steel and more!

Goood Morning!  Lots to chat about!  First, let’s talk about a new grassroots campaign that has just launched.  It’s a “Call to Action” for NC Crew Members, Vendors and most importantly Voters!  Here’s the schpeel from me!

Don’t just watch it, DO SOMETHING!  Visit KEEPNCFILM.org NOW.  Help end the “sunset” permanently, keep the film incentives indefinitely!

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A lovely RUMOR from the Lot.  Over the weekend, my sources told me that we may be hearing an announcement soon about  Mattel Entertainment could indeed be bringing us Max Steel.   We can chalk this up as rumor but we will find out soon enough because they are reported to open up offices in January 2014. READ ENTIRE STORY NOW

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The countdown to the Christmas in Conway premiere on ABC has us 13 days away.  Here is a sneak peek!

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!

Ready for Headless?  Tonight on Sleepy Hollow, Ichabod confronts the Headless Horseman and learns the Horseman’s true motives. Don-don-dooon! It’s the Necromancer!

werethemillersswagWe’re the Millers’ DVD Release is TOMORROW!  Wanna win a  “We’re the Millers” T-shirt?  Subscribe to the blog to enter to win! If you are already subscribed, then you are already entered to win. Click on “Follow” at the bottom right of the blog to subscribe!

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 .  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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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: 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 – 08/22/2013 Mystery celebrity revealed, Wilmywood wins Sleepy Hollow early screening

sleepyhollowWe did it!   Wilmington along with New York and Chicago are getting an advance screening of FOX’s Sleepy Hollow.  The show airs on Fox September 16th, but we get to see it this Tuesday, August 27th at Mayfaire’s Regal Cinemas!  Our lovely lady from WECT/WSFX Ashlea Kosikowski will host the event.  Perfect choice! Go hot mama go!  I’ll let you know about tickets later today.  If you spot police cars coming and going on near the 200 block if N. 5th St today, chances are it’s just Sleepy Hollow filming as they are doing some police work within the scene they are shooting.

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There was a big buzz on the set of Eastbound and Down yesterday, the final day for EBD.  Sacha Baron Cohen graced us with his presence, well on the lot anyway.  He was here for the past few days.  I wonder if he actually got to see a ‘lil of Wilmywood besides the lot?  Hope so.  The gang has moved on to Charlotte.  But before Danny McBride left Wilmywood, he did say he hopes to bring more projects here.  Um, Loomis Fargo w/ Jim Carrey and Owen Wilson, perhaps!  After all he and Jody Hill did write and the word remains, they are looking at early 2014.

SNOW DAY!  Yesterday Christmas in Conway turned into Christmas in August as a wonderful holiday scene was shot with plenty of snow!  The gang was back at the ferris wheel location in Forest Hills and from what I heard, it was a very touching scene between Andy Garcia and Mary Louise Parker.  There were a lot of background extras and I heard a lot of hot Firemen.  Ha!  Kudos to the actors and background for staying pleasant while wearing their winter wear with the weather in the 80s.  (Kinda like working on Sleepy Hollow perhaps?)

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 – 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: 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 – 08/09/2013 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: https://www.facebook.com/RevoCastingCalls

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: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com 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: 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 08/05/2013 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.

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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!