THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/10/2014 Red Zone, Secrets & Lies, Under the Dome, The Show, Sin Seer

by Sheila Brothers and April Vickery

Happy Monday Wilmywood! Lots to talk about as we were blogging all weekend long!

MarkEllisTHIS MORNING: On the Sunny Morning Show on Sunny 104.5, Football Coordinator, Mark Ellis joins us at 8:15am to talk about the big open call for athletes for the The Untitled Nikki Tuscano Project aka The Red Zone.  Legion Stadium at 2131 Carolina Beach Rd. will host the open call from 10:30am-Noon.   Mark  has worked on projects such as The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spiderman.  They are seeking  Football Players for the pilot episode and are looking for male athletes ages 18-28.  Those auditioning should NOT be seeking NCAA eligibility through a college program.  Those selected will need to be available in Wilmington next week, however it is, per usual, subject to change.  Selected players will paid for rehearsal and shooting dates.  For all the details, please visit gamechangingfilms.com

The first day of production for the Nikki Tuscano project begins this Wednesday downtown!

secretsLiesSecrets & Lies  heads to the YMCA.  A little pool time for the day.  And please let me point out again, they have about 100 crew members (Film=Jobs) and they are renting a local location (Revenue for a great non-profit). Thank you ABC!

under-the-dome-cbsThe Under the Dome folks head to t he Brooklyn Arts District this morning.  Again, 100 crew members (Film=Jobs), Private lot rentals, Base Camp location rental, and off duty police officers hired for traffic control (supplemental income). $$$ Thank you CBS!  Plus, great news. Under the Dome is running a 2nd unit, so that means more local hires! Yay!

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Overflow Entertainment will be conducting interviews and auditions this week for The Sin SeerSEE CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS NOW

theshowWell, we found out about the second feature that we were talking about a week ago.  The Show, the non-union feature about  the talented musician Percy King who aspires to be a great band director,  will be shooting in Daytona Beach, FL/Charlotte-Greensboro-Durham, NC/(Atlanta, GA-TBA).  READ MORE NOW

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An article came out yesterday from the Associated Press about the NC Film Incentives, the pros and cons according to legislators.  They also talked about the HIGHLY anticipated Impact Study that was conducted at the end of last year.  If you are like me, you have been EAGERLY waiting for this.  The good news is that it is done, and already some Wilmington folks have already been briefed on its findings.  It will be released to the public sometime this month. READ STORY NOW

SarahJones__SOCThe Society of Camera Operators paid tribute to Sarah Jones this week in its annual awards ceremony.  Earlier in the week a candlelight vigil took place on Sunset Boulevard with nearly 1,000 supporters in attendance. Sarah’s parents attended both of these events where they accepted a plaque in Sarah’s honor and spoke on her behalf.

sarahjones candleThe tragic death of 27 year old Sarah has sparked a great amount of attention to the importance of on set safety.   The film ‘Midnight Rider‘ has suspended filming since the encounter with a train that injured 7 crew members, including Sleepy Hollow hair stylist, Joyce Gilliard and took the life of Sarah Jones.
A scholarship fund has been set up in Sarah’s name and an address to send donations is included in the full story here.

READ MORE NOW:

‘Midnight Rider’ Victim Sarah Jones Memorialized At Camera Operators Awards

Anger, Impassioned Pleas For Safety At Tribute For Sarah Jones: “No One Should Ever Die On A Television Or Movie Set. Period.”

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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 Red Zone: Open Call MONDAY for Male Athletes Ages 18-28

MarkEllisThe Untitled Nikki Tuscano Project aka The Red Zone is holding an open call THIS MONDAY at Legion Stadium at 2131 Carolina Beach Rd. in Wilmington from 10:30am-Noon.  Football Coordinator, Mark Ellis (The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spiderman), will be heading up the open auditions and seeking Football Players for the pilot episode.  They are looking for male athletes ages 18-28.  Those auditioning should NOT be seeking NCAA eligibility through a college program.  Those selected will need to be available in Wilmington the week of March 17th, however it is, per usual, subject to change.  Selected players will paid for rehearsal and shooting dates.

For all the details, please visit gamechangingfilms.com

ABOUT THE RED ZONE:

Former CIA operative Holden Weller has put his past behind him and now lives an uneventful life with his wife, Helen, and their daughter, Laney, in Vienna, Virginia, near D.C. The beloved football coach at a local high school, he has a particular bond with one of his star players, Jake Jordan, and is respected and liked in the community. But when his area is rocked by a terrorist bombing at the Smithsonian Museum during a class trip, Holden finds himself getting sucked back into the CIA and to the job he promised to leave behind, especially when he discovers that the prime suspect turns out to be his second string quarterback, Jake Jordan.

STATUS: Pre-Production. Production begins Mid-March
PRODUCER:  Kerry Erhin, Nikki Tuscano
DIRECTOR: James Foley
LP: Bill Johnson
PM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Nikki Tuscano
CREW RESUMES TO: productionredzone@gmail.com
CAST: Aimee Garcia, Shanley Caswell, Sepideh Moafi

Sepideh Moafi Joins Cast of The Nikki Toscano Project

moafiDeadline reports that Sepideh Moafi, has been cast as a regular in our CBS drama The Untitled Nikki Toscano Project aka The Red Zone.   Sepideh will play a Westernized Algerian woman Frida who’s keeping a lot of secrets. READ MORE NOW

The show centers on retired CIA operative Holden Weller who, when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., is pulled back into action, forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists is being bred.

 
STATUS: Pre-Production. Production begins Mid-March
PRODUCER:  Kerry Erhin, Nikki Tuscano
DIRECTOR: James Foley
LP: Bill Johnson
PM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Nikki Tuscano
CREW RESUMES TO: productionredzone@gmail.com
CAST: Aimee Garcia, Shanley Caswell, Sepideh Moafi

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/07/2014 Under the Dome, Max Steel, Secrets & Lies, MTV and More

We made it to Friday Folks!  Sing it with me!  I’m never gonna look back.  Woah, never gonna give it up. No, please don’t wake me now. Oo-o-o-o-o-o. This is gonna be the best day of my life!  Thank you American Authors!  Okay, let’s do this!

secretsLiesSecrets & Lies stays tucked away in the Futch Creek area for one more day, then they finally move from the Porter’s Neck location on Monday and heads to the YMCA (Did you sing it in your head, too?).  A little pool time for the day.  And please let me point out, they have about 100 crew members (Film=Jobs) and they are renting a local location (Revenue for a great non-profit). Thank you ABC!

under-the-dome-cbsThe Under the Dome folks head to Currie today, but we will see them back in the Brooklyn Arts District this coming Monday.  Again, 100 crew members (Film=Jobs), Private lot rentals, Base Camp location rental, and off duty police officers hired for traffic control (supplemental income). $$$ Thank you CBS!

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From Marty Siu Casting: UNTITLED NIKKI TOSCANO PROJECT: Still looking for a few more “sideline football players”. Please see post below for details. ALSO: We’re now accepting submissions for extras to portray ASSISTANT COACHES, TEAM TRAINERS, and REFEREES during our football scenes on March 13 & 14th. These will be night shoots and I need folks with knowledge of the game. Please submit your photo, email, ph#, height,weight, & clothing sizes to: theredzoneextras@gmail.com with the proper heading for your submission.

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And a lil FYI, the folk who run UTD Radio, have a new channel Resurrection Revealed. They have an interview with the series creator for ABC’s Resurrection Aaron Zelman on today’s podcast episode.  This is the show that is based on the book by our Bolten, North Carolina writer Jason Mott (pictured)!  The ABC show premieres THIS Sunday!  LISTEN TO INTERVIEW NOW

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Remember when we talked about this last week?  Overflow Entertainment is taking The Sin Seer to two states.  North Carolina and Louisiana. The story involves Rose Ricard who has been given a very special gift by God — the ability to see the sin a person carries in their soul.  Producing is Angela White.  Paul Hannah (pictured) is the writer/director.   The production is for BET. Production starts at the end of April.

Congrats to Vanessa Neimeyer as she will be doing some casting on The Sin Seer AND there are A LOT of speaking roles for this flick!  So get ready for some local hires actors!   Check her latest status update on her NCasting FB page!  She’s got all the deets: the character breakdowns and specific instructions.

MAXSTEEL_CASTEarlier in the week I told you Max Steel has indeed opened offices.  Interviews are getting set up and they plan on shooting at the end of the month.  Max Steel stars Ben Winchell as Max and Anna Villafane as Sydney Gardner.  Production for this Mattel live-action feature film begins at the end of the month!  More casting news to come soon!

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The 23rd MTV Movie Awards Nominees have been released and NC Film is lookin’ good!  We are in nine categories!  SEE THE NC FILM NOMINEES NOW
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Finally, please help me in welcoming April Vickery on board here as a contributor for The Wilmywood Daily.  She has already completed her first assignment.  I think she has a great voice in her narrative and we are so excited to have her on board!  Congrats April!  We already LOVE you! READ HER POST NOW

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!

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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!!

Aimee Garcia and Shanley Caswell Join Nikki Tuscano Pilot

Congrats to our latest stars that will be gracing Wilmywood! Shanley Caswell and Aimee Garcia will join the cast of what was once called the Red Zone is now back to its original vague title, The Untitled Nikki Tuscano Project.  

caswellShanley Caswell is making her back to Wilmywood, as she was just recently here for The Conjuring. She will play Holden’s daughter, a “cute but slightly awkward teenager with a lively interest in world affairs.”

aimeeDeadline reports that  Aimee Garcia (Dexter, Robocop) will be playing Vera Bradley, “a whip-smart, driven and impatient case officer with the CIA’s Counter-Terrorism department.”  READ MORE NOW FROM DEADLINE

More casting news to come this week!  Stayed tuned for more!

UNTITLED “NIKKI TOSCANO” PROJECT(Pilot) – NBC for CBS
STATUS: Pre-Production. Production begins Mid-March
PRODUCER:  Kerry Erhin, Nikki Tuscano
DIRECTOR: James Foley
LP: Bill Johnson
PM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Nikki Tuscano
CREW RESUMES TO: productionredzone@gmail.com

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/28/2014 Secrets & Lies Rolling, Under The Dome, Sarah Jones Online Memorial, and more.

secretsLiesYay!  The first production day of the season!  ABC’s Secrets & Lies kicks it off in Porter’s Neck.  Wanna know some more secrets?  How about how Producer Aaron Kaplan feels about Wilmington and why he chose to bring it here.  Hunter Ingram of the Star News snagged this fabulous quote:

aaronkaplan“When we were trying to decide where to shoot this, one of the most important things for us was that we had to pick an American city that felt very safe, very bucolic and a place that would be rattled by something like the murder of a child,” Kaplan said.  

Aaron says more and he wasn’t the only one that agreed.  Find out who cited our excellent film incentives and crew base to seal the deal. READ MORE NOW

charlesduttonThis came out yesterday afternoon!  Australian actress Indiana Evans, has signed on the dotted line as well as three other actors for Secrets & Lies.  Deadline reports that Evans will play Natalie, Ben and Christy’s teenage daughter.  But I am most excited about Charles Dutton!  He will play one of the neighbors, Kevin Williams.  Also added to the list are Steven Brand (Magic City) as Dr. Joseph Turner, another neighbor, and Kate Ashfield (Shaun of the Dead).  READ MORE NOW.

UTD_SlateForSarahAs we gear up for Under the Dome to begin production on Monday in Burgaw, they stopped what they were doing to add to the 100s of slates from around the world paying their respects to Sarah Jones.  Thank you John and the gang!  You rock! Visit SLATES FOR SARAH.  ABC’s Secrets & Lies also have a slate for Sarah as Well.

roadblockOn a traffic note, there will be some road closures as Under the Dome moves forward with Season Two.   Hwy 53 in Burgaw will be closed to traffic between the intersection of HWY 53 and HWY 421 and Malpass Corner Rd.  Times are not set as of yet.

I got an email this morning about an online memorial for Sarah.  “Join our online memorial tomorrow at 11am PST/2pm EST to help us honor Sarah’s life and show the Academy that this courageous young woman deserves a place in the ceremonies.”

Here’s how you can participate:

    1. Share the petition: Click here to share the petition on Facebook.
    2. Tell people about the memorial: Here’s a tweet you can share.
    3. Join the memorial: At 11am PST/2pm EST on Saturday, sign online and tweet a message of support using the hashtag #RIPSarahJones. You can share a photo of Sarah or yourself, send a message of encouragement for Sarah’s friends and family, or say why you think Sarah deserves recognition at Sunday’s Oscars.

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The Red Zone is no longer called The Red Zone.  It is back to it original vague title: Untitled Nikki Tuscano Project.  Dunno why yet, we shall see!

Max-SteelIn case you missed it yesterday, there is a crew call FINALLY for Max Steel.   Regardless of delays and no office officially open yet, Max Steel is now accepting crew resumes. Send your resumes to maxsteelresumes@gmail.com with your position in the subject line.

THIS SUNDAY:  The Academy Awards!  Don’t forget, we have two North Carolina shot flicks up for the Oscar.

VISUAL EFFECTS

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Iron Man 3

Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick

Our guys are up against GravityThe Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugThe Lone Ranger, and Star Trek Into Darkness

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Stephen Prouty

Other flicks in the running for this category are Dallas Buyers Club, and The Lone Ranger.

See the complete list now from the Oscars!

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REMINDER THIS SUNDAY: A few more tickets are available for Wilmington film lovers and industry leaders as they gather at Screen Gems Studios for an elegant evening of entertainment featuring a live broadcast of the Oscars, local cuisine, innovative craft cocktails, popcorn, cash oscar pool, a curated silent auction and of course, a flashy red carpet entrance scattered with paparazzi and style judges.

Proceeds from the event support critical costs associated with producing the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival taking place in downtown Wilmington from November 12 to 16, 2014. $100 for single tickets, $180 for couples!!  Click for more information. 

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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!

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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!!

CREW CALL: Editor Needed to Handle Dailies For Red Zone Pilot

EDITOR: The Red Zone is looking for an editor to handle dailies. The job begins around March 3rd and could run for three or four weeks.  Please send your resume to: jamesbinnola@gmail.com with EDITOR in the subject line. They are looking to hire by early next week.

OTHER CREW POSITIONS: The Red Zone is also accepting resumes various positions for the television pilot that is shooting here in Wilmington in mid march.  Please send your resume to: productionredzone@gmail.com with your crew position in the title.

THE RED ZONE (Pilot) – NBC for CBS
STATUS: Pre-Production. Production begins Mid-March
EP: Erin Underhill, Russell Rothberg
PRODUCER:  Kerry Erhin, Nikki Tuscano
DIRECTOR: James Foley
PM: Chris Bromley
WRITER: Nikki Tuscano

About The Red Zone:

Former CIA operative Holden Weller has put his past behind him and now lives an uneventful life with his wife, Helen, and their daughter, Laney, in Vienna, Virginia, near D.C. The beloved football coach at a local high school, he has a particular bond with one of his star players, Jake Jordan, and is respected and liked in the community. But when his area is rocked by a terrorist bombing at the Smithsonian Museum during a class trip, Holden finds himself getting sucked back into the CIA and to the job he promised to leave behind, especially when he discovers that the prime suspect turns 
out to be his second string quarterback, Jake Jordan.