THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 08/06/2014 Sleepy Hollow brings the Apocalypse downtown, Teen Choice awards, Perfect Summer

Sleepy Hollow is ready for their coolest scene yet on location!  Today, we got horses running, swords swinging, explosions, you name it! Is the Apocalypse coming to downtown Wilmywood?  You can catch a glimpse of it if you are at the corner of Water and Orange Sts today!

ABC’s Secrets and Lies is staying Ben’s neighborhood in Porter’s Neck today.

The Longest Ride is at Wake University again in Winston-Salem.

RATINGS: Under the Dome is up a tenth from the last two weeks with a 1.6 in A18-49. Views were up too with 6.83 million viewers. Still couldn’t beat American Ninja Warrior, but crushed ABC’s Mistresses which scored a .9.

TEEN CHOUCE 2014: Logo.You have 3 more days to vote for some Wilmywood goodness at the Teen Choice Awards!  There is Mike Vogel for #TVStarMale category.  You can also vote for Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Sleepy Hollow itself!  VOTE NOW! 


PerfectSummerThe Perfect Summer, shot here in WIlmywood is finally out on DVD everywhere! iTunes, Amazon download, Walmart, Target, you name it!  The flick stars Eric Roberts, our local lady Sydney Penny, Adam Horner, Katie Garfield, Justin Barnhill, American Idol Alum Jason Castro and more.

Yesterday, Director of the NC Film Office Aaron Syrett said his goodbyes in a letter.

After more than seven years of hard work, struggles, mistakes and awesome success, it is time for me to pass the torch. While I leave with mixed feelings, I am proud of where we have elevated North Carolina.READ LETTER NOW


Submit your celluloid by Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 6th marks the extended deadline for your film to be submitted to Cucalorus!  Their 3-minute online submission process is a breeze!


WRAL covered the Wilmington film scene yesterday.  Here’s the story.  A little disappointed in the title as film is still alive and most of the media reports like it already died.  Frustrating! But all in all it was a good piece.  Thanks to Richard coming down to do it.  It was very much appreciated. I got interviewed as well as Matt from 9 and Film Commish Johnny. READ/WATCH NOW

Yesterday, the Senate did what we figured.  They reconvened just to adjourn.  Nothing was taken up.  Looks like the House will do the same this afternoon.  Film is still very much alive.  I will keep you posted if anything changes.

With Goolsby’s resignation, it’s interesting to see Michael Lee putting FILM first in his statement. Convenient, I’d say. Truthful? We shall see, won’t we?

In an article from WWAY, Lee says, “No matter what happens over the coming weeks, there will still be an election on November 4th, and I look forward to speaking with the voters of the 9th District about strengthening the film tax credit, improving education, investing in infrastructure and bringing jobs to New Hanover County,” he said. READ/VIEW STORY NOW

From what I am hearing, his is very pro-film incentive (hearing that from folks not articles).  Now, will he take Goolsby’s seat before the election?  The New Hanover GOP Executive Committee meets next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to discuss who will replace Goolsby’s. County party chair Sam Ibrahim says Michael Lee will be one of the few names being considered.  Who else is in the mix?  Ibrahim said, “The executive committee will nominate from the floor.”  So, I guess we shall tune in Tuesday and find out.

I know many of you keep shouting Elizabeth, however, don’t forget she is a Democrat, so if she is your gal, you’re gonna have to wait until the polls are open later this year.


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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/17/2013 – UTD, EBD, Perfect Summer, Hangover III

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Wilmywood Film Peep of the Day:


Marty Siu – Extras Casting

Happy Friday!  A couple of quick notes first.  Under the Dome will be in Burgaw all day.  If you miss the exclusive preview from the CBS Upfronts I posted yesterday, check it outEastbound and Down is still location scouting and casting photo doubles as well as extras.  Principal Photography begins May 28th.

Tammy gets a late start today as they head over towards the Brooklyn Art District today on N 4th St.  They break away for a bit for an additional scene off Farley Drive.   You can expect to see Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon on set today.  You can also catch Melissa in the latest installment of the delicious Hangover III.  Yep the Wolfpack is back in theaters on the 23rd.  Third times a charm as Melissa plays the character Cassie in the flick….take a look!  She’s at time marker 2:12.

Photo credit: Gary Wheeler

Photo credit: Gary Wheeler

A gorgeous start to the day!  A huge scene for The Perfect Summer today, and they are encouraging everyone to join in on the fun.  (The location is Wrightsville Beach, the Stone St. access (google it) from 7:30am-3pm) The big beach scene is a surf competition.  Eric Roberts and cast will all be out there.  Today is not a paid gig HOWEVER Kim from NCasting says she will be signing you guys in & promise to work you on paid jobs like East Bound and Down! All ages are welcome. They begin filming at 6:30 am.  You can come and go any time between 6:30am – 3 pm.

All beachy type wardrobe: bathing suits with cover ups, shorts, t shirts, sun dresses. No red, no white & no big logosIf you want the shuttle & not pay to park you can come to crew parking every 1/2 hour starting at 6:30 am until 2.  Crew parking is located next to the Wrightsville Beach Museum, 303 W. Salisbury Street.  

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!


WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/14/2013 – New Reality Show, Perfect Summer, Tammy, Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow



Perfect_SummerAnother day in Wrightsville Beach for the cast and crew of The Perfect SummerJason Castro had a great first day as the laid back surf shop owner yesterday.  They will be back at it at the same location today, Aussie Island Surf Shop.  Looks like we will see Jason Castro,  Katie Garfield, JD Banks, Adam Horner and Justin Barnhill shooting.  I am gonna try to stop by the set today and get some scoop for ya!  Thanks to Gary Wheeler for the set pic!

A fun filled day for Tammy as well as they finally get off Nun St. and head to Castle Hayne.  We will be seeing just Melissa McCarthy today with about 8 extras on hand.  There will be a detour as  a 1-mile section of Blue Clay Road will be closed to traffic from Old Mill Road to Holly Road today.

Yesterday I posted the preview for Sleepy Hollow that was shot in the Charlotte area.  If you missed it, check it out now!

Super huge scene for Under the Dome as they are already rolling today at 5th and Castle.  Huge stunts too!  The scene involves a semi-truck crashing into a water tower.  This had the talented set construction folks super busy all week, building the faux water tower.  I was hoping for major explosions today, but I heard they are doing the visual fx in post (but maybe we will get lucky).  But it will still be exciting because not only is it a crazy fun stunt filled day, but it will also be star-studded as well.  Dean Norris, Rachelle LeFevre, Samantha Mathis, Natalie Martinez, Colin Ford – just about all the lead characters will be in this scene as well as a plethora of extras!  Where will be tons of coverage, so they will be shooting until the sun goes down.  This scene will affect traffic patterns as well so find an alternate route!

Doron Ofir Casting (the casting company for Jersey Shore), is casting a new reality show, American Proud – The Party is Down South.  They are searching for the proudest Southerners who are at least 21 years old that are ready to show the world they’re country strong! “If you like your chicken fried, and you’re full of American pride, we are looking for you!”  Local boy Mike Waggett is a recruiter for the company and is asking you to: “Git’er done and apply now!” Email a photo of yourself along with your contact info and tell him why you are “American Proud. ”

Fianlly, CONGRATS to Vanessa and Kim!  NCasting got the gig!  They will be casting Eastbound and Down Season 4.  Look for opportunities to work on the HBO show soon!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  email me:  Until then, that’s a wrap!