Our Domies head to Comic Con

It’s Comic Con time in San Diego and our Domies will be in attendance…well a few anyway. This afternoon (Ballroom 20) Dean Norris, Mike Vogel and Marg Helgenberger and executive producers Neal Baer and Tim Schlattmann head up a panel and they will give a sneak peek of what’s to come Under the Dome.

Meanwhile, episode 4, The Kinship airs tonight at 10pm EST on CBS. Here’s a quick scene teaser for ya with Kylie Bunbury and Marg Helgenberger.

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 05/20/2014 – What’s going down ‘Under the Dome’, Film Incentives, Locations today

Morning Wilmywood peeps!  It’s was CBS’s big press day yesterday and here’s what we learned about for the upcoming season two of Under the Dome.

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Big Jim will have a “come to God or come to dome moment where he believes maybe his purpose in life should be that he shouldn’t be so nasty,” Norris says. “A different kind of Big Jim is required to survive under the dome.” Neal Baer adds, “It’s the season of transformation. This is the year where we will find out what they’re truly made of.” Just like the cocoon?

Max EhrichPeople get out? People get in?
“Maybe someone might possibly get out and maybe some might possibly get in,” Neal says. Max Ehrich plays Hunter who comes into the dome in episode 3. “but only digitally,” says Neal. “There’s a break in the dome that comes through where Internet messages can get through. In episode 3, Norrie and Joe start to get messages from this young man and we will actually meet him in Episode 8.” That is the episode they are working on now!

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The Dome becomes magnetic, sending all the town’s metal appliances, vehicles, to the walls of the Dome. Won’t do well for anything living. Someone’s bound to receive death by toaster.

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Yep, don’t forget that Neal Baer was EP and writer of that 15 season show!   Sherry Stringfield (Big Jim’s late wife, Pauline) who was also on the medical drama is back for episode 10. ER alum Eriq La Salle will direct that upcoming episode.  She was filming here earlier in the season.  We will be glad to have her back!

Where’s everyone shooting today?

  • Under the Dome – Sunnyvale Dr.
  • Sleepy Hollow – Cotton Exchange – an overnight shoot
  • Max Steel – N. 5th St.

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Now, we have done all we can do, letting Gov. Pat McCrory know that we need his help.  It’s time to move on to phase two.  Kinda going back to where we started.  But now more than ever it is very important we reach out to our own legislators and tell them that we support our film incentives and want them to stay!  Don’t know who represents you?  No problem!  (See Below)  It is crucial that you only reach out to those in your district!  Hate to say it this way, but honestly, if you are not a voter in another legislator’s district they could not care less about what you have to say. Make sure in your calls or email to your own representatives you stay positive and let them know how film impacts your life.

WHO REPRESENTS ME IN THE NC HOUSE & NC SENATE? FIND OUT YOUR DISTRICT NOW

REGISTER NOW:  FILM INDUSTRY DAY @ THE NC LEGISLATURE  ATTENTION: Small Businesses and vendors!

IMG_8745_newIf you want to be an active participant in the film industry day at the NC Legislature on June 4, 2014 from 9am to 1pm REGISTER NOW!

The most important people that need to attend are the small businesses. These are the folks we need to put on a bus and send up to Raleigh. So whatever businesses you are friends with please reach out to them and pass this message along. Its so imperative that they come. More important than the crew more important than the background extras because when they see businesses it will really hit home.

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REMINDER: You have today and tomorrow to go enjoy the locally shot  A Short History of Decay at Thalian Hall.

A Short History of DecayIt’s getting excellent reviews!  It’s about a failed writer (Bryan Greenberg) discovers unexpected beauty and richness in the marriage of his ailing parents (Linda Lavin, Harris Yulin) after he moves to Florida to take care of them.  Of course,  our fabulous Wrightsville beach served as the beaches on the Gulf Coast.

A SHORT HISTORY OF DECAY

‎1hr 34min‎‎ – Rated R‎‎ – Comedy‎
Showing: Monday, May 19th – Wednesday, May 21st.
Director: Michael Maren – Cast: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Bryan Greenberg, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Harris Yulin, Linda Lavin

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Perry’s Emporium has the exclusive NC Film Pendants in stock now! They also ship everywhere, so call them to order one or stop by and pick one up! Price: $39.95 Located at 2520 Independence Blvd in Wilmington 910-392-6721  They are open Tues – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  I am wearing mine proudly!

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab 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, too! Film=Jobs folks!  Spread the word!

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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 – 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 – 02/21/2014 – Secrets & Lies, The Red Zone, Under the Dome and More.

Happy Friday! We had more casting news come out yesterday, in case you missed it, let’s recap.

Belle2Wilmington, NC- “Secrets & Lies” is looking for a PHOTO DOUBLE for Belle Shouse.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday Feb 21 (EVENING), that’s tonight!

Please note that whoever is selected for the photo double will need to be available to work for multiple days, at least 4, during this this time frame:  February 28-March 18.  There will be no weekend filming. GET THE DETAILS NOW!

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Another request came in yesterday as Secrets & Lies is looking for a Stand-in for Juliette Lewis.  

We are in need of someone who can work as stand in for Juliette Lewis for the filming of “Secrets & Lies” in Wilmington, NC. Must be available the entire shooting schedule (February 28- March 19). Looking for someone with dark hair, 5’6″ and in the 120-140 lb range. GET THE DETAILS NOW!

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More stars will make their way to Wilmington.  Yesterday we reported that Sherry Stringfield of ER fame has joined our Under the Dome family for Season 2.

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And it seems that Under the Dome’s EP Neal Baer is grabbing more cast he loves to work with like he did with season one.

“I’m thrilled after all these years to be working again with Sherry Stringfield,” Baer says. “We had a blast on ER together and I know Sherry will bring the same grace, spirit and intensity to her new, pivotal role on Under the Dome.”

According to TVGuide.com, Stringfield will play Pauline, a mysterious woman who may be connected to the origins of the dome.

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filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOB 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 from 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.  Please one sticker per person please.  They will run out fast!  Thanks!

SOME REMINDERS FOR THE WEEKEND:

  • Tonight get ready for the 8th annual The Reel Teal Film Festival, a student-organized film festival Come out to UNCW’s Lumina Theater on February 21st, 2014 at 7pm! There will be a teal carpet, photographers, raffles, great films, and admission is FREE. 7pm-10pm GET MORE DETAILS NOW!
  • Tomorrow (Sat Feb 22, 1-5pm) A Voice Over Work Workshop will be held at Post 1200.  Learn the tips and techniques to master voice acting from taking direction to getting called back. Students will be in the booth recording during this workshop. A rare opportunity not to be missed! GET DETAILS NOW
  • Ernie Ward will be starting his campaign to seek election for NC Senate, District 8 (Pender, Brunswick, Bladen) this Saturday, February 22 at 3:30 pm at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach.  This is your chance to ask questions in person about all things but especially the NC Film Incentives.  I did catch up with him last week.  READ STORY NOW
  • Vanessa Neimeyer of NCasting will hold an open casting call for UNDER THE DOME SEASON 2 this Sunday, February 23rd from 5:30pm-9:30pm (updated time).  You don’t have to attend to be considered, but it will be a fun little get together. GET DETAILS 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  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/14/2014 Wilmywood Love, Max, Tammy, How & Why and more.

It’s the day of love, so let’s LOVE on some Wilmywood shall, we!  What I am already loving is the top three stars cast all have a Wilmywood connection. Ryan Phillippe w/ I Know What You Did Last Summer, Natalie Martinez w/ Under the Dome and Juliette Lewis w/ Hick.  Who else that has stepped before the sands of Wrightsville Beach will grace us with their presence?

If you missed it in the last blog, check out Our Wilmywood Valentines, some adorable couples throughout the decades of movies and TV shot right here in Wilmington, NC.

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To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

Showrunner Neal Baer.  Photo Credit: Davis Pascua

The latest winter storm charged fiercely upon the South, making Atlanta shut down production for a few days.  However, the NC Film crew didn’t let the latest polar vortex stop them from getting things done Under the Dome, and there certainly is a lot to do.  The construction team is currently the busiest, rebuilding last season’s sets at EUE/Screen Gems Studios and from what I hear building some new ones.

Writer/Showrunner of Under the Dome, Dr. Neal Baer will be honored on Feb. 27 by City Year Denver for his contributions on health, education and other issues involving youth. “I am committed to finding ways to keep kids in school,” he told the Denver Post. Baer will screen his NC shot documentary about new approaches to education, “If You Build It,” during the event.  But that’s not all he said.  You know they had to deliver questions about Season 2 of Under the Dome.

Baer told the Denver Post, “It’s bigger, bolder than last season. In the first five minutes you see the demise of one character; two die in the first episode. No one is safe.”

AhnOReillyOur Sleepy Hollow Heads are beyond busy as they are bringing yet another show to television. Yesterday we reported, that Kurtzman and Orci is bringing a CW pilot entitled, IDENTITY to Charleston, SC.  The show will star Ahna O’Reilly, who is best known for her supporting role as Elizabeth Leefolt in the The Help and of course Fruitvale Station.  Ahnna nabs the lead role as Mia. READ ARTICLE NOW

Also, in case you missed it,the family adventure MAX (the war dog movie) will be shooting in the Charlotte area.  The CREW CALL is out:  Please email your resume and crew position in the subject line to: picture8productions@gmail.com  This family adventure film is inspired by true events and is produced by MGM StudiosSunswept Entertainment and Picture 8 Productions. READ ABOUT IT NOW

33rd Annual Young Artist AwardsJulia Sarah Stone, who is known for Vampire Dog (2012) and the most recent, The Killing (AMC), will join Michael Cera and John Hawkes in our Wilmywood FX pilot How and Why.  She wonThe Young Artist Award for Best Performance in an International Feature Film – Leading Young Performer for The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011).  More details to come!

tammy-posterAnd now that we have seen the teaser trailer for TAMMY, take a look at the poster! (click to enlarge).

We are still having out little Tammy party, we had to push it to Saturday. We will be showing the EXTENDED trailer, a different one than the one on Youtube, so I still think it will be fun!  So come on out!  Post1200/Giant Culture will be playing the extended trailer in their screening room beginning Saturday at 6pm every half hour until 9pm and on Sunday from 11am -2pm.  CHECK FOR DETAILS ON THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.

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TAMMY Trailer Out – WATCH IT NOW!

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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 – 01/20/2014 Brothers Olson set release date, Under the Dome, Jackie Burch, Sleepy Hollow

Happy Monday my Wilmywood peeps! Hope you had a great weekend! If you missed it over the weekend, we posted two production heads stance on incentives!  It’s a total MUST READ.

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“Why do productions come to NC? Ask FX Network Chief or CFO Noble House Entertainment” READ IT NOW!

Buzz, buzz, ohhh the buzz about tonight’s epic 2 hour finale of Sleepy Hollow tonight! Don’t forget, it’s starts one hour early. 8pm EST on FOX!

In tonight’s episode, Ichabod and Abbie uncover a secret in George Washington’s Bible; Irving makes a decision that alters his future; the battle between good and evil comes to a head, changing Sleepy Hollow forever.

Can’t wait!  Now let’s move on to our other hot show, Under the Dome!

UTDJim_LindaAt the TCA’s last week, a teaser trailer was played and interestingly enough, some weird things are happening, including Big Jim (Dean Norris) kissing Linda Esquivel (Natalie Martinez).  Ahhh!

According to EP Brian K. Vaughn,  “The second season is going to take us places the book never got to go, he’s bringing his own twists and turns. Stephen King gave us ideas we’ve never imagined. What’s outside [the dome] comes inside.”

UTDSet062013_0102It seems that a little more has come out about the new characters we talked about last month.  Like Sam, the crazy man in the woods, is actually Junior’s uncle.  He will be makin’ trouble for Barbie.    But that’s not the worst!  Neal Baer revealed that not one, but two of our favorite characters won’t live to see the second episode!   Ahhhhh! Noooo!!

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Just when I was wondering if any Wilmington peeps were going to be getting any of the limelight at Sundance (besides out NC Film Reps hosting a little function), WECT discovered indeed a sweet young man by the name of Beau Wright is in a movie titled, Little Accidents.  It’s about the disappearance of a teenage boy in a small coal mining town.  READ STORY FROM WECT.

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Our local boys are The Brothers Olson are getting some attention for their latest film, Unknown Caller, and they have set a release date.  This suspense/action/thriller is set for a limited theater release March 1st.  They have also released their movie posters.  This is one of the two.   The film stars Louise Griffiths, David Chisum, Assaf Cohen, Henri Lubatti and Victor McCay.

The directing duo Amariah and Obin Olson already have their eyes set on their next project.  READ MORE ABOUT UNKNOWN CALLER

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Before our beloved Jackie Burch heads to Atlanta, she will be holding a casting workshop.  They will be held February 8th & 9th.  This workshop is for ages from 8-80.  Here are all the deets:

Jackie Burch Casting Workshop – Wilmington, NC
Session A – Saturday, February 8th, 10am – 5pm
Session B – Sunday, February 9th, 10am – 5pm

$175 for either session, A or B
Workshop will include:
– Headshot Appraisal
– Live Taping and Playback
– Cold Readings
– One-on-one Scene Study
– Q&As
Please contact samy@jackieburch.com to sign up!

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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 .  You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

Under the Dome Season 2 Premiere Date Set

NEWS: PREMIERE DATE ANNOUNCED

CBS ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE FOR SUMMER SERIES “UNDER THE DOME”:

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“Under the Dome” Returns Monday, June 30, 10:00 PM With the Premiere Episode Written by Stephen King

          CBS today announced a premiere date for its summer event series—UNDER THE DOME, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.

UNDER THE DOME returns for its sophomore season on Monday, June 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).  The premiere episode will be written by Stephen King, whose bestselling novel the series is based on. UNDER THE DOME was last summer’s #1 program, averaging 15.06 million viewers and 3.9/11 in adults 18-49, ranking as the most-watched scripted summer series in 21 years.

UNDER THE DOME tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome.  The town’s inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and if and when it will go away.

UNDER THE DOME is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Amblin Television.  Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider, Jack Bender and Brian K. Vaughan are executive producers.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/13/2014 Is NC Senate Hopeful Pro Film? Sleepy Hollow, EP Neal Baer’s NC Documentary, & more!

Hey there! Happy Monday! Unfortunately, I will not be on Sunny 104.5 this morning.  I have some kind of ear and throat virus thingy, so I don’t want to infect my fellow co-workers.  I will return on Tuesday.  Regardless of being all sicky, I still had a great weekend and I am ready to to have one hell of a kick ass week. How ’bout you?

Now FINALLY tonight is the night!  Let’s review what’s in store for us on Sleepy Hollow at 9pm EST on FOX.

“Sleepy Hollow” Episode 1.11 – “Vessel”  
When Capt. Iriving’s daughter, Macy, becomes the target of evil forces, he makes a desperate plea to Crane and Mills for help and seeks answers that lie within Washington’s Bible. Meanwhile, a frightening chapter of Jenny’s past is revealed.

With all that being said, I wanted scoop!  So I reached out to our buddy Nick Gonzalez, who plays Detective Luke Morales on the show, and asked him to dish!  Here’s what he said about tonight’s episode:

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What? Nick, you better be pulling our chains, my friend!  Now I will be racking my brain all damn day until tonight’s episode!  Argh!  You little rat!  Love ya anyway!

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Also, thanks to @sparta46 for telling me, the fabulous Tom Mison will be on Live with Kelly and Michael today!  @TonMisonFans thanks for the pic.  Stay warm this morning!

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I have an interview with the handsome Tom Mison tomorrow morning so please submit your questions NOW!  sheila_brothers@yahoo.com, Subject line: Tom Mison

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Elizabeth Redenbaugh on Twitter: @ERedenbaugh

Now, on to politics!  Yuck!  I know, but stay with me, you need to hear this!  So, when I heard the news on Friday about State Sen. Thom Goolsby (R- New Hanover County) saying good-bye to the NC senate, it really caught my attention.  You see, normally I don’t pay attention to anything political, after all I HATE POLITICS!  However, you know why my ears perked up, don’t you?  My mind started reeling. Who will replace him?  Will this person be 100% for NC Film?  While my brain was pondering those questions, the very next day I saw that Elizabeth Redenbaugh (D) put her name in the hat for the 9th District seat in the North Carolina State Senate.  Now, while I have known her for years, I just wanted to make sure exactly where she stood when it came to the film industry and our incentives.

So, I caught up with Elizabeth and straight out asked her, “Are you 100% pro NC film incentives? I gotta know!”  And here is what she said:

“Yes ma’am, I am! We have to get rid of the sunset provision. I attended the “State of the Slate” during the Cucalorus Film Festival. It was a discussion about film incentives. I understand that the sunset provision is killing future projects here since they spend approximately one and a half years in pre-production. Why would they come here when the incentives could be gone when they actually begin shooting? We have quite a few friends who work in various capacities in the film industry, so I “get it.” Two of our children were extras on the set of Tammy last year. I was blown away by the wide variety of businesses who benefited economically from the filming: tent rental, lighting, catering, traffic control, transportation…”

Elizabeth was given the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. Elizabeth received this award specifically for her work in speaking out against the socioeconomic and racial segregation in New Hanover County’s schools.  Whoever you vote for in the next election, Wilmywood, choose wisely!  Also, let me remind everyone from every county across North Carolina, as new people come to light and decide to run for government office, I plead you to ask that very question.  And don’t stop asking until you get a SOLID answer!

tscc3FYI:  Our celebrity of the ocean Mary Lee, the Great White Shark is back for a visit.  The most recent ping had Mary Lee just off our coast.

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UTDSet062013_0102As Under the Dome opens offices this week, I would like to highlight a film, that unless you got a ticket to see it during Cucalorus 19, you missed it. Our executive producer and showrunner of Under the Dome, Neal Baer, teamed up with one of his Facebook friends, Emily Pilloton, who runs a non-profit devoted to helping impoverished communities address their problems.  After speaking with her, he was inspired to create the 85 minute documentary, If You Build It.  According to the filmmakers, this documentary follows designers Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to one of the poorest counties in our state, Bertie County.

They work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives. Living on credit and grant money and fighting a change-resistant school board, Pilloton and Miller lead their students through a year-long, full-scale design and build project that does much more than just teach basic construction skills: it shows ten teenagers the power of design-thinking to re-invent not just their town but their own sense of what’s possible. Directed by Patrick Creadon and produced by Christine O’Malley and Neal Baer, IF YOU BUILD IT offers a hopeful vision for a new kind of classroom in which students learn the tools to design their own futures., Baer takes a look at an inspiring community development project in rural North Carolina’s poorest county that spotlights the difficult socio-economic issues at the center of many American’s lives.

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“I think it’s a template for what education can become in this country,” Baer says. “We, I think, spend too much time preparing kids for tests so that they can then take more tests and more tests. And the creativity, the problem-solving elements that are so critical and crucial for our society to face the major issues we’re facing can often get lost. ”  READ ARTICLE FROM NEWSMAXTV NOW 

The film continues to screen throughout the country, but I would love to have a public screening of this film here in Wilmywood.  If we get at least 65 people interested in seeing the screening, I can make it happen so PLEASE email: sheila_brothers@yahoo.com and tell me if this would interest you.  SUBJECT LINE: If You Build it.  If you have already seen it, please post your thoughts about it below in the comments section!

RECOMMENDED VIEWING: TED Talks: Emily Pilloton – Teaching design for change

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Let’s continue with our Under the Dome coverage.  On Friday, Fearnet.com did a write up about this.  The news came out (which thanks to my friends Laura, I am telling you this) Stephen King‘s Under the Dome will FINALLY be released in mass-market paperback.  This time the book is divided in half; part one will be available on  February 25th, and part 2 comes out on March 25th. Both are available for pre-order on Amazon.com.  – READ MORE ABOUT IT NOW AT FEARNET.COM.

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VOTING ENDS WEDNESDAY for Encore Magazine’s Best Of 2014!! So, go on get to votin‘!!  

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Don’t forget these important categories!
  • Best Thing to Happen in ILM 2013:  Film/TV Production, Ziggy’s Opening, California Roots: Carolina Sessions.
  • Best Local Independent Film: Pieces of Talent, Bound by Sea, Children of Salt
  • Best Local Filmmaker: Joe Stauffer, Keith Welborn, Brannigan Carter.
  • Best Blog: The Wilmywood Daily, Port City Foodies, Girls Gone Gluten Free

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.   I am out today, but Mike will have you covered on the airwaves. 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 – 10/16/2013 Seinfeld writer brings Pilot to Wilmywood, Under the Dome, The Squeeze and More

chrismcdonaldBREAKING: According to WWAY, Christopher McDonald who is starring in The Squeeze was arrested for drunk driving this morning in downtown Wilmington.  Well, that gives a whole new meaning to Shooter McGavin, doesn’t it?  (Sorry bad joke that had to be said).  Lesson learned though to all cast and crew who come to Wilmington to film.  Wilmington takes drinking and driving very serious in this town.  Always hire a driver!  READ STORY NOW Production begins Friday for The Squeeze at the 6th St. Bridge!

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Another TV Pilot is underway in Wilmywood. Kaufmann Media Group brings Do Not Resuscitate to their Wilmington facility Post 1200 across from EUE/Screen Gems. The show has been co-created with a veteran Seinfeld writer and are in search of local talent. They have already been through their first round of auditions, but I don’t think they are over.  I will keep you posted on that front. The Emmy nominated principals of KMG have a 20 year history in Hollywood. Their Wilmington location (Post 1200), open just over a year, has touched almost every local production since expanding to North Carolina. KMG continues to direct Los Angeles business toward the NC market in support of the local film community.

DontknowYetWilmington shot Don’t Know Yet will premiere at the NYC Independent Film Festival tomorrow. The stars James Kyson (Heroes) and Lisa Goldstein (One Tree Hill).  UNCW professor,Terry Linehan, wrote and directed the feature and he calls it  “a love letter to the state of North Carolina.”  You will also see local actors David Andrews, Bill Ladd and Jane McNeill Balter. CHECK OUT THE TRAILER

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Under the Dome’s Neal Baer has signed a new two-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios. He will continue be executive producer/showrunner on Under The Dome while also developing new projects. He has sold drama The Three Behrs to CBS, with another sale pending.  READ FULL STORY NOW  

Eastbound and Down fans, Danny McBride will be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight!  Hopefully some Wilmywood talk will ensue!

SH_HeadlessSleepy Hollow’s rating adjusted up a tenth as predicted. This week, the numbers indicate they show held on to 7.6M live viewers this week, with a 2.7 rating.  Hollow is still #1 in its time slot.  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!  The Sleepy folks are shooting on the lot today.

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 06/30/2013 SPECIAL EDITION: Under the Dome: Ratings and Locations revealed!

AlexHappy Sunday!  I see that Buzzfeed liked my interview with Alexander Koch, based on this animated gif they made.  Click on it and watch Alex come to life.  Ha!  Plenty more for Junior fans on their site. Thanks, Lauren Yapalater!

Tomorrow is officially another Dome Day!  Ready for Episode two for Under the Dome? If you missed the pilot, an encore presentation is tonight at 9pm EST.  Don’t forget 232323232%7Ffp437(6)nu=4 );79)233)WSNRCG=36 3 3(4 ;324nu0mrjHell’s Kitchen is where it’s at -the official viewing headquarters for Under the Dome Monday nights @10pm.  And again some LIVE tweeting from the cast and fans!  #UnderTheDome.  Over the weekend, we got some final numbers for the ratings of #UndertheDome and their ratings rose again thanks to DVR! After they pulled the DVR records, the CBS series rose from 13.5 to 16.69 million viewers!!  I will be waiting anxiously on Tuesday for Episode 2’s numbers!  I will post them as soon as I find out!

Wanna know where some of the scenes were shot in Under the Dome? I got an email from Owen in Connecticut:

I watched the Under the Dome premiere, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and I have a strange question I’m hoping you can answer.  In the episode, Barbie (Mike Vogel), in an effort to avoid cows in the middle of the street, crashes through a fence and onto a farm where Angie (Britt Robertson) and Joe (Colin Ford) live. Shortly after Barbie crashes his car, the titular dome comes crashing down on Chester’s Mill … splitting an unlucky cow in the process! I know the majority of the pilot episode was filmed in Southport, Burgaw and Wilmington, but I’m guessing this farm is not in any of those three places. I’m not a local, however (I live in Connecticut), so I was wondering if you might happen to know where this series-setting scene was filmed. Any help would be terrific.

Thanks for writing Owen, and here’s your answer along with some other locations.

Under the Dome is shot in three different counties: New Hanover (Wilmington), Brunswick (Southport) and Pender (Burgaw and Currie).


– The scene where Mike Vogel (Barbie) crashed in the pilot and where the dome came down on him and Colin Ford (Joe) was shot in Currie, NC


– Big Jim’s Car Lot took over Southport Motorcars on North Howe Street in Southport.


– Chester’s Mill Clinic is actually The Ocean Trail Convalescent Center also in Southport.


– Big Jim’s house is actually in two different counties.  His back porch is in Southport on E. Bay St, but the inside of his house is near downtown Wilmington on Chestnut St.


– The location used for the kids partying after the dome comes down with John Elvis (Ben) and Colin Ford (Joe) is called the 6th St Bridge (aka Harry Forden Truss Bridge) which is just past Downtown Wilmington.


– The location used for the gas station where Mackenzie Lintz(Norrie), Aisha Hinds(Carolyn) and Samantha Mathis(Alice) stops before the dome comes down is in downtown Burgaw at a defunct gas station at the corner of E. Wilmington/N. Wright St.UTDset062013_0454


– The exterior radio station is in Southport, but the interior is on Sound Stage 7 at EUE/Screen Gems studios in Wilmington.

– Other interiors at EUE/Screen Gems includes the bunker where Alexander Koch (Junior) holds Britt Robertson (Angie) captive.  This is also on Stage 7.


– On Stage 8, you will find the Sweetbriar Rose, the cafe run by Beth Broderick (Rose).UTDSet062013_0306


Anymore location questions? Post ’em below!

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SUNDAY, JULY 21 (2:15 PM – 3:15 PM):  UNDER THE DOME IS HEADED TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON

The dome has descended upon Chester’s Mill and there is no way in or no way 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 critically acclaimed 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).  Norris, Vogel and Lefevre will participate in an exclusive autograph signing following the panel at the CBS Interactive Booth at 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM on the convention floor.

I’ll catch you tomorrow night Under the Dome on CBS-10WILM at 10pm! Don’t miss tomorrow’s blog, some more movies coming into town, plus…well I will wait until tomorrow.  Don’t want anyone stealing my stories!  Happens all the time!