THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/07/2014 – Casting Directors named for Max Steel, Dawson’s Creek Reunion? and more

Happy Tuesday!  Hope you are surviving the Polar Vortex!  Got a few tidbits for ya.  Starting with Max Steel.

Max-SteelLooks like Max Steel is pushing their schedule just a bit, so offices are going to open a little later than initially planned.  I did get a confirmation this morning, so I gotta give a huge congratulations to Tara and Chase over at Feldstein|Paris Casting for getting the principal casting gig for Mattel’s live-action feature.  I was told there will be some nice day player roles for our local and regional actors.  With that being said, no casting calls have been lined up yet,  so DON’T pester them about roles, just tell your agent to be ready!  No word yet on Extras Casting.  I will keep you posted!

Max Steel tells the story of teenager Maxwell McGrath and alien companion Steel who can combine special turbo-energy powers to generate sensational superhero Max Steel. The storyline centers on bringing a positive and relatable hero to kids, drawing upon turbo-charged teamwork, laughter and friendship.’s got some detailed info about one of the writers as well as the director:

Max Steel writer Christopher Yost most recently rewrote and did the production work on Thor: The Dark World for Marvel and director Alan Taylor. He also wrote the superhero adventure Secret Headquarters for Paramount and Stuber Pictures. Previously, Yost was a member of Marvel’s Writers Program, where he worked on the first ThorMax Steel director Stewart Hendler recently directed and executive produced H+, a digital series for Dolphin Entertainment and Warner Brothers Entertainment, winning a Best Director award and sharing in a Best Sci-Fi or Action Series award at The 2013 Streamy Awards. Hendler also recently completed work on the award-winning digital series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Between them, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn and H+ have garnered 24 industry nominations, thus far. He also manages an active feature film career, having directed the studio features Whisper and Sorority Row, as well as developing several large-scale studio projects.


david_billyLove that local media is putting our local actor David Andrews in the spotlight.   He’s got a four episode gig on the new NBC show, Crisis. Congrats David!  Before this project he had a little fun on Brad Pitt’s  World War Z.

DawsonAccording to Ok! Magazine, Katie Holmes is interested in taking part in a reunion of our teen drama, Dawson’s Creek.  If you remember earlier last year Michelle Williams was itching to do one as well. As of now there is nothing scheduled or scripted, but if something does indeed brew, I will let you know.  READ ARTICLE NOW

SophiaAnd speaking of Wilmywood shows of the past, set your sights on Wednesday nights.  Look out for One Tree Hill’s Sophia Bush on Chicago PD premiering tomorrow at 10pm EST after Law and Order SVU.

McDuffy_LetterDon’t forget this Saturday McDuffy: The Urban Eagle will screen at the fabulous Post 1200 followed by Q & A with the filmmakers! Tickets are only $5, so buy them now for you and some friends.  There is limited seating and it will sell out!  The event begins at 7pm. You can do it online, or stop by Post 1200, they are right across from Screen Gems.  It is rated R so keep in mind, it is ages 17 and up! It stars Matt McHughShane Callahan, Madison Moss, Zeeko Zaki, Patrick Bryant Hayden, Nate Panning, and Jim Mahorney.



  • JAN 8 – Wednesday: The People’s Choice Awards 9pm EST on CBS
  • JAN 9 – Thursday: Variety’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 10 – Friday: Banshee Season Two premieres on Cinemax
  • JAN 13 – Monday: Sleepy Hollow Episode 11 “Vessel” –  9pm EST on FOX
  • JAN 15 – Voting ends for Encore’s Best of 2014 VOTE NOW.
  • JAN 20 – The epic two hour season finale of Sleepy Hollow at 8pm EST on FOX.
  • JAN 29 – America’s Got Talent Auditions Greensboro Marriott Downtown.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning (unless something breaks). 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!!


SLEEPY HOLLOW: RATINGS REPORT – Sandman brings sweet dreams to FOX


The Sandman gave us nightmares last night, but sweet dreams are coming true for FOX with the 3rd Episode Sleepy Hollow.  The overnight numbers are in and it looks as though Sleepy Hollow was #1 in it’s time slot, keeping 7.93 viewers on the edge of their seats (adjustments will come later today).

What do the experts say?

Gaude Paez Morose  – Nice to see that #SleepyHollow held up well in Week 3, with a 3.0/8 in Adults 18-49 (vs last week’s 3.1/8)!  #ScarySandman


Joe Adalian – SLEEPY HOLLOW hanging in there, notches 3.0 A18-49. Renewal assured.
Deadline | TV ‏ – Logging an even stronger hold than The Blacklist was Fox’s newbie Sleepy Hollow (3.0/8), down just a tenth (3%) from last week.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, September 30, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 4.6/13  14.15
  CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.1/9 7.73
  FOX Bones 2.2/6 7.07
  ABC Dancing with the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0/5  12.81
  CW iHeart Radio Music Festival Night 1 (8-10PM) 0.4/1  1.05
8:30 CBS We Are Men – Series Premiere 2.0/5 6.40
9:00 FOX Sleepy Hollow 3.0/8 7.93
  CBS 2 Broke Girls 2.4/6 7.59
9:30 CBS Mom 2.2/5 6.93
10:00 NBC The Blacklist 3.6/10  12.08
  ABC Castle 2.2/6  10.9
  CBS Hostages 1.5/4  5.99
I will update this blog about 50 times as more details come in throughout the day!  We will see if the numbers adjust up later in the day as well.  That’s my prediction anyway 🙂

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 09/27/2013 Eastbound, Cucalorus, The Remaining and more.

timguineeTim Guinee (Charlie’s father from Season One of NBC’s Revolution) is back in North Carolina, but this time is is for our other NC hit show, Homeland. While he was in Charlotte, he had to sound off and be his usual grateful self complimenting the writers, the cast and the NC Film crew.  I had a quick exchange with Tim this morning and he said:

“Being a graduate of UNCSA in Winston-Salem, it’s always great to come back to work in North Carolina. So glad there’s so much work here.”  He went on in support of our NC Film Incentives, “I hope the state is smart enough to keep the tax incentives which are above all such a great thing for the NC economy. It would be sad to see all those jobs pack up and move to another state as it so often happens.”

Tim, we love your support and we definitely glad you are back in NC for a few days!  Love to you my friend!

Our Under the Dome creator Stephen King join the ladies on The View today 11am EST He’s there of course to talk about his new book, but I am sure they touch upon the success of our show.


And we can congrate Linda aka Natalie Martinez for landing the lead in the upcoming thriller, Home Invasion. Find out more about it NOW 

Kenny Effin’ Powers has finally arrived! The new season of Eastbound and Down premieres this Sunday at 10 PM on HBO. Those who has already gotten a sneak peek at the first two episodes are letting you know you will not be disappointed.

Acido On The Mound 2

FROM REBECCA GOLD: Immediate need for extras for this weekend!

Acito on the Mound a short film by Fiddler’s Creek Productions and Lighthouse Films companies NEEDS extras THIS WEEKEND! They are looking for [Townspeople] Caucasians aged 18-65 for the big game!  Saturday September 28th, and Sunday September 29th – All day. SAG short film agreement. No pay, but credit and meals provided. This is a volunteer position. This is a fun shoot, with professional locals crew. Please contact Rebecca Gold at: with contact information, picture, and availability.

Cucalorus needs your help! 58 Hours left on their Kickstarter campaign!

CUCALORUSWe’re looking to you, our friends and fellow artists, to make a donation to Cucalorus. Your donation will support more than 250 artists who will be presenting new work at the 19th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in November. Roughly half of your donation will go directly to filmmakers. Each year Cucalorus provides artists with over $35,000 in direct financial support (that’s more than half of all ticket sales!). The remainder of the funding will be used to rent the equipment we need to show movies! It’s really that basic. We hope you’ll help us in our mission to bring people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films. Donate to their Kickstarter NOW! 

_MG_7385.CR2Now, where is everyone filming today.  Well The Remaining is ALL OVER THE PLACE!  LOL – Guess they gotta get ‘er done!  You will see them on One Tree Hill Way, the Goody Goody Omelette House and Bicentennial Park for starters!

Sleepy Hollow will be back in New Bern and it looks like they will have a very long day.  Crew members aren’t returning to Wilmington until Saturday.

nickGI have to say I love when our stars give shout-outs to the local restaurants.  This time it was Nick Gonzalez aka Detective Luke Morales on Sleepy Hollow who gave some kudos to Roko and Manna, which are of course two of the many favorite restaurants of the stars that pass through Wilmywood.  Thanks Nick! We appreciate you talkin’ local!

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

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 09/16/2013 Thom Tillis, NC Film Emmy Winners, tonight’s BIG night and more.

ThomTillisNorth Carolina State Rep Thom Tillis spoke at a picnic for Republicans over the weekend and weighed in on the film incentives. WECT has him quoted saying:

“I believe the film industry is critical to Wilmington, it’s critical in Charlotte, it’s growing in Ashville.  We’ve got to figure out a way to make sure that North Carolina’s competitive.  I think there’s a way to continue to move forward with tax reform but make absolutely certain that North Carolina is the go-to place for the film industry for productions and all the other good jobs that come with it,”

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The 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards isn’t until next week, but there were nearly 80 awards presented at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony yesterday (Sept. 15) at the Nokia Theatre in LA. A two-hour, edited version will air Saturday, September 21st on FXX.  We have some NC Film winners!

IMDb: Jeff Wolfe

IMDb: Jeff Wolfe

First, for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role – Give it up for Banshee!  2013: Armen V. Kevorkian, Visual Effects Supervisor; Mark E. Skowronski, VFX Producer; Jane Sharvina, 2D Supervisor; Rick Ramirez, 3D Artist; Jeremy Jozwik, 3D Artist; Mike Oakley, 3D Artist; Nick Sinnott, VFX Artist; Gevork Babityan, Compositing Artist; Andranik Taranyan, Compositing Artist.

Second how about some mad kudos to our man Jeff Wolfe for Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Miniseries Or Movie – Our Stunt Coordinator killed it for “Revolution!”

Episode 3 of NBC‘s powerless show was remembered by these crazy two over the weekend.  I have to say I laughed when I saw these shots on Facebook this weekend.  We lost a location as Sticky Fingers is no more and apparently members of the Militia had to express there feelings about it!

The ‘rebel hideout’ where the Monroe Militia first captured Miles Matheson has been reduced to rubble…

revdavid“Rest in pieces, Sticky Fingers, aka ‘Revolution’ Episode 3 Rebel Hideout…”  ~ David Pascua

revglen“You really did it. You maniacs! You blew it up! Awe damn you! God damn you all to hell!” ~ Glenn Blackwood

Awesome!  Good job boys!  Finally tonight is the BIG night for Wilmington!!!  The night where Sleepy Hollow begins and Under the Dome ends.  You know where the party is and it will be a PACKED house tonight.  Hell’s Kitchen, downtown Wilmington.  The action begins at 9pm.  Get there early for a good seat!

UTD4I had the honor of speaking with Jolene Purdy who plays Dodee on Under the Dome over the weekend.  I will have the complete interview posted in a separate blog which should be up by lunch time.  SPOILER ALERT!  If you haven’t seen episode 12, don’t listen!  It does reveal a big plot point that you wanna see before you listen to the interview!

UTD_ScriptThe auction is underway for those great autographed items from some awesome Wilmington Productions including:  Tammy, The Conjuring, Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome and even a Screen Gems Experience with a 2 Night Hotel stay!  All proceeds go to this year’s Sunny 104.5 Caring for Kids at NHRMC Radiothon!  BID NOW!

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!!


Under the Dome was not only the winner in its time slot but easily took the whole night with 10.71 million viewers.  TV By The Numbers reports:

On CBS, with the Time Warner carriage dispute finally resolved, Under the Dome earned a 2.6, up a tenth from last week’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. It’s impossible to say whether the restoration of CBS to TWC customers in 3 markets was responsible for the rise.

Encore Magazine wrote an article yesterday that is a fantastic read about the film incentives and those affected by it. Check it out.

And oooh my goodness, look at what’s arrived!!!! The trailer is here!  Eastbound and Down Season 4!

IMAG0404I had the honor of hanging out on Stage 10, the dream stage of Sleepy Hollow for a bit as our London correspondent, Lauren Watt, is in town.  Let’s just say I was geeking out probably more than she and her mate was!  Major kudos to the crew the production grabbed.  Solid.  If you know me by now, you know there was a major hug fest going on yesterday!    I LOVE OUR NC CREW SO MUCH!  Mad talent! Stage 10 by far is the most beautiful multi-set I have ever seen.  And of course they have also taken over other sound stages as well as the back lot!  Let’s hope Fox is here to stay for a long time.  If the pilot is any indication of how good the show will be, we will have ourselves a long time to love them.  The series premieres September 16th on Fox!

Sleepy Hollow has two units running today. They will be back on stage 10 today and the 2nd unit will be doing some driving scenes on MLK Parkway (23rd St. ramp to N. Kerr intersection).

The Dempsey Sisters wrapped yesterday in Brunswick Forest.

NBC’s Revolution Season One is now out on DVD and Blue Ray as well as digital download!  Get yourself a piece of Wilmington Film History 🙂

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!!




This Just In: From CBS Entertainment July 16, 2013

Remains Monday’s Dominant Broadcast

UNDER THE DOME posted week-to-week growth in viewers and adults 25-54 and held steady in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Monday, July 15.

At 10:00 PM, UNDER THE DOME was first in viewers (10.80m), adults 25-54 (3.7/09) and adults 18-49 (2.7/08).  Compared to last week, UNDER THE DOME was up +6% in adults 25-54 (from 3.5/09), added +90,000 viewers (from 10.71m, +1%) and was even in adults 18-49.

UNDER THE DOME was the night’s #1 broadcast in viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

Updated Monday ratings will be available later today.

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UNDER THE DOME RATINGS: slight dip but still #1

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, July 8, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC The Bachelorette (8-10PM) 1.9/6 6.81
NBC American Ninja Warrior 1.6/5 5.05
CBS How I Met Your Mother – R 1.1/4 4.00
FOX Raising Hope – R 0.6/2 1.77
CW Oh Sit! 0.2/1 0.75
8:30 CBS 2 Broke Girls – R 1.2/4 4.174
FOX Raising Hope – R 0.6/2 1.53
9:00 NBC Get Out Alive With Bear Grylis – Series Premiere 1.4/4 4.17
CBS 2 Broke Girls – R 1.3/4 4.82
FOX New Girl – R 0.5/2 1.304
CW The Carrie Diaries – R 0.1/0 0.336
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly – R 1.2/3 5.04
FOX The Mindy Project – R 0.6/2 1.46
10:00 CBS Under the Dome 2.7/7 10.57
ABC Mistresses 1.2/3 3.97
NBC Siberia 1.0/3 2.72