THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/17/2014 Under the Dome, Red Zone, The Longest Ride, Catherine Hardwicke and more.

WILMYWOOD_READHEARWATCH_BLOG

Wooo Hooo!  Man, go ahead and ask me if I got any sleep this weekend.  Go ahead! Ask me! Hell NO!  But was it worth it?  Hell Yes!  We got the EXCLUSIVE over the weekend giving you the complete cast list for Nikki Toscano’s Red Zone!  But hold your horses, let’s do this one show at a time!

UTD_Dale Raoul_Andrea Grinnell

Dale Raoul made it into Wilmywood over the weekend as she is back Under the Dome.  After working through the weekend, the Domies are back on the sound stages this morning. Welcome back Dale!

Satellite Lots of stars were out and about in Wilmington this weekend.  First, was the Secrets and Lies wrap party Saturday afternoon over at Satellite Lounge.  Although they are done in Wilmington, they will be in Charlotte for two days this week.

tscc3

Now, on to Red Zone! 1900 was the place to be!  A private dinner was held for the director, James Foley, producers Nikki Toscano and Bill Johnson and some of the cast from Red Zone. Yes, they are all in town and we have the COMPLETE cast list. Find out who else was at the ritzy private dinner!  READ MORE NOW  Day one of production is today!  They will be shooting in the Forest Hills area!  Happy filming folks!

PhilWell, you know I have been bragging about our NC boy who wrote the book, The Returned.  It was adapted into the television series Resurrection. Well, April and I just happened to run into him at a fundraiser Saturday night! Celebrity comic book artist Phil Jimenez was in town to help raise money for the Wilmington based non-profit, JasonMottAnimal Warriors.  Mind blowing talent and a super nice guy!  But who did we discover is a comic book fan?  None other than author, Jason Mott.  I really think I embarrassed myself, I totally freaked out and went all fangirl on him!  Ha!  But he agreed to come talk to us after he meets his deadline on his latest book, so I couldn’t have been that horrible.  Or maybe this will be a pity interview! Either way, look forward to hearing him on The Sunny Morning Show on Sunny 104.5  in about two weeks!

NicholasSparksWhile some have been here since last week, other crucial office staff members for the Nicholas Sparks flick The Longest Ride flew in over the weekend.  Look for them to go into pre-production super soon!

Catherine-hardwickeAnd guess who else was sniffing around our hot town?  My sources tell me the one and only Twilight director, Catherine Hardwicke.  Yep, she’s got at least 5 projects brewing so who knows which one she’s scouting for.

1016242_434988879942442_1440392906_n

Also, guess which production was brought up again?  Loomis Fargo. I’ve got the scoop on that, too.  Find out all the details in tomorrow’s blog!  Damn, what a tease!

EP Jack Bender

REMINDER: The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery (200 Hanover St.) is  showcasing Under the Dome’s Jack Bender’s art NOW through the 29th of this month.  Three of his pieces will be from Season One  of Under the Dome.  Think Pink Stars!  We will also get a sneak peek at some of the beautiful pieces for the upcoming season. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5pm.  However, a special night is reserved for you to mingle with the artist that is Jack Bender this Saturday, March 22nd from 6pm-9pm.

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!

MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK: 

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!!

Advertisements

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/14/2014 NC Actress Recurs on CW’s The Originals, Red Zone, Secrets & Lies, Under the Dome and more.

WILMYWOOD_READHEARWATCH_BLOG

Wow!  It’s been one hell of a week!  So much content for one girl!  Thank God, I have April Vickery!  Please welcome her in a huge way to The Wilmywood Daily team!  I swear she is my doppelganger!

the-originalsSpeaking of which, as you probably know The Vampire Diaries has spun us a spinoff which I never miss:  CW’s The Originals.  The “New Orleans” based show that shoots in Atlanta, has welcomed one of our local actresses with open arms.  Can we give a HUGE congratulations to MY GIRL, Alexa Yeames, for landing the recurring speaking role!!  She will play Abigail alexaon at least 3 episodes! After high school, Alexa attended  University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  She currently splits her life between Chapel Hill  and New York, but she might as well lived here in Wilmywood!  She was always here for auditions growing up.  Alexa says she’s only got a couple of lines in this Tuesday night’s episode, but I couldn’t be more proud of her!  This 20 year-old has got exceptional talent and we really hope we will continue to see her on the big and small screen.  Find out if she is a friend or foe to the Originals this Tuesday night on the CW!  If you have Time Warner Cable our local Cape Fear CW is 106.

It’s a return to the gallows again today for Under the Dome, a Burgaw and Currie adventure today.  But no worries, the Domies will be back in Wilmington next week. CHECK OUT THE SEASON 2 PREVIEW!! 

Greg AllanSecrets & Lies shoots in Porters Neck again today and through the weekend and then wrapping.  So, yeah this is your last chance to see that beautiful cast.  Gregory Alan Williams made into town just in time too, as he has joined the fab cast.  He’s on set today. Greg is no stranger to Wilmywood.  You have seen him on One Tree Hill, Heart of the Country and Adrenaline, but he is most known for Remember the Titans and Necessary Roughness. Welcome back to Wilmywood Greg! READ MORE NOW

tscc3

Red Zone is making final casting choices…I’d say that is cuttin’ it close.  They have at least 5 more stars to fly down here and do their thang!  Though some have been confirmed I am sure, not one major media outlet has gotten the scoop. (said at 8:30am EST)  I am sure the news to make a splash at some point today.  However, didn’t I say that yesterday?

StefanieScottAnd with that being said…haha.. More great casting news for the Nikki Toscano project. A lovely and talented young star has been confirmed as a new cast member. Stefanie Scott is going to be playing the role of “Caroline.”The 2011 Young Artist Award winner is better known for her role of “Lexi Reed” on Disney’s A.N.T Farm. READ MORE NOW

The Red Zone folks did some test shoots last night and they are ready to go for Monday’s shoot in the Forest Hills area.

1016242_434988879942442_1440392906_n

sally hawkinsThe FX pilot HOW & WHY has just nabbed am Oscar nominated cast member! Sally Hawkins of BLUE JASMINE (2013) and GODZILLA (2014) will be joining John Hawkes and Michael Cera in Wilmywood.  READ MORE NOW

REMINDER: Memory Lane Comics and Front Street Brewery are teaming up with two amazing men to put the “Fun” in Fundraiser Saturday the 15th! Join comic book artist,  Phil Jimenez and comic book writer/animal advocate Scott Lope!  READ MORE NOW!

REMINDER: Cuz Fest this weekend!  The Celebration of Kevin “Cuz” Davis will be at Hugh Macrae Park on Sunday, March 16th from 2:00- 6:00pm.  It’s picnic style so bring your goodies.  There will be some great music and some good times, just as Kevin wanted. Join Cuz’s Tribute page on Facebook.

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!

MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK: 

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 – 03/13/2014 Nicholas Sparks, Under The Dome, Red Zone, Sleepy Hollow and More

Such wonderful breaking news came out yesterday and we expect more today! Lots to chat about, so let’s get started!
NicholasSparksNicholas Sparks is ready to return to Wilmywood.  The latest Sparks novel will be adapted (like all his other books) and shot right here in North Carolina.  It is The Longest Ride,which is about [insert sultry voice] the lives of a young couple that intertwine with an old man looking back on the relationship he had with a lost love. A few department heads have already been contacted and some already hired. It looks like we will be sharing the love with Winston-Salem on this one.  Offices could open as soon as this month!  The movie will be released April 3, 2015.  READ MORE NOW

Stage8Under the Dome is gearing up for day one of episode two this morning.  They are still on the lot, stage 8 I believe, but they will be heading out to their other locations tomorrow and next week in Currie and Burgaw.

It’s day one for Red Zone! Wellkinda.  They will be doing some test shoots downtown this evening.  Their big official day one is on Monday.  Poor cast and crew, it’s gonna be a cold one tonight!  We are still waiting on their choice for the leading man, “Holden.” I’m thinking today is the day.  It better be, whoever lands the role will kinda need to know his lines.  Can you imagine?  “Hey, fly in that cue card!” Ha!

RED ZONE STILL NEED MORE STUDENT FOOTBALL FANS to work on Thurs & Friday, March 20 & 21, WHO HAVE NOT YET SUBMITTED. These extras MUST be at least 16 yrs old. Ages 16-25 please. MUST LOOK LIKE YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL. This will be a night shoot (possibly 6pm-6am).  GET MORE DETAILS NOW

tscc3

Some more local love from the stars!  Yeah, Shanley missed us!  She’s been away for too long!  Okay, well since The Conjuring, but that’s entirely too long!  We got her hooked on PCJ!  Remember, Miss Caswell is working on the Red Zone.  She is playing Holden’s daughter, a “cute but slightly awkward teenager with a lively interest in world affairs.”

Secrets & Lies is back in Porter’s Neck today. So get ready for more  hotness on set.  Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez and of course our favorite fun guy producer Aaron Kaplan.

Auditions are underway for Overflow Entertainment’s The Sin Seer.  Good luck to those auditioning today! They are hiring as many local actor and crew as they can!  Love it!

NEW_FILM_FEST_2014_FLYER_FRONTThe 13th annual North Carolina Black Film Festival will be held in Wilmington this weekend! (March 13-16) The event is sponsored by The Black Art Alliance. The Black Art Alliance is a volunteer run organization that offers support and encouragement of art in all genres from emerging artists to seasoned artists alike and has some incredible films lined up for the weekend.

1016242_434988879942442_1440392906_n

MCM_ComicCon_Birmingham_h1And if you think the Sleepy Hollow cast is just sitting on their tails or vacationing, nope!  They are busy cuz ya know it’s all about promotion, promotion, promotion! Of course, we reported this months ago, but they will be headed to Paley Fest in LA with a special Sleepy Hollow screening.  They will also be going across the pond for some Con fun.  Check it out!

REMINDER: Memory Lane Comics and Front Street Brewery are teaming up with two amazing men to put the “Fun” in Fundraiser Saturday the 15th! Join comic book artist,  Phil Jimenez and comic book writer/animal advocate Scott Lope!  READ MORE NOW!

REMINDER: Cuz Fest this weekend!  The Celebration of Kevin “Cuz” Davis will be at Hugh Macrae Park on Sunday, March 16th from 2:00- 6:00pm.  It’s picnic style so bring your goodies.  There will be some great music and some good times, just as Kevin wanted. Join Cuz’s Tribute page on Facebook.

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!

MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK: 

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!!

Comic Books, Cold Beer and Saving Animals

by April Vickery

Memory Lane Comics and Front Street Brewery are teaming up with two amazing men to put the “Fun” in Fundraiser Saturday the 15th!

PhilAt 1:00pm, Jake’s Memory Lane Comics (5214 Market St. 105, Wilmington) will be hosting a signing during their grand opening with non other than Phil Jimenez and Scott Lope!

Phil is best known for his work as an artist and writer for my hero, DC’s Wonder Woman! (2000-2003) His work spans throughout other titles and characters such as Infinite Crisis, The Invisibles, New X-Men and Astonishing X-Men and of course Savage Wolverine.

Scott is an animal advocate who was voted 2009’s Animal Planet Hero of the Year and the star of Discovery Channel’s Wild Animal Repo. He has dedicated his life to animals great and small.

Scott

100% of the proceeds from the sale of Savage Wolverine #12 & #13, written by Lope, will go to the incredible non-profit organization, Animal Warriors. So, head on out to Memory Lane on Saturday afternoon, pick up some comics and help a great cause.

WolverineSavageSATURDAY NIGHT: The fun won’t end there though! Later that evening, Front Street Brewery and Memory Lane Comics will be hosting a post-party in the “Rafter Room.” There will be a Q & A session with Phil and Scott as well as a few other surprises!!

Saving animals, reading comics and drinking local brews–How could anyone resist that? I know where I’ll be, but if you can’t make the signing and after party, please go to http://animalwarriors.org/ and find out how you can help too.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 01/17/2014 Sleepy Hollow, NC Oscar Noms, Studio Charlotte, Chunky and more.

Holy Hounddog, it’s Friday!  Can I get a woop woop!?  Let’s start off with our Wilmywood shot Sleepy Hollow.  They are hot today on TV.  First Orlando Jones kicks off the morning on Rachel Ray this morning at 9am on CBS-10 WILM!  He’ll be taking us behind the scenes of  Sleepy Hollow with a set tour just in time for the big finale!

orlando_rachel

Then tonight get ready for Nicole Beharie on Arsenio Hall tonight!!  Thanks to @Donnarie2 for the scoop!

Nicole_Arsenio

Steve_ProutyYesterday, we watched the Oscar Nominees roll in and two North Carolina got recognized. We expected Iron Man 3 to get a nom, and it did for Visual Effects. But our jaws dropped when we saw the next one. After all, when do you ever see a comedy EVER get a nomination at the Oscars? It’s a rare occurrence. But hey, we’ll take it! So HUGE congratulations to Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa! The Hair and Makeup department got the nomination! Very well deserved! Johnny Knoxville looked amazing! Makeup artist Steve Prouty said in a statement:

“I’m very proud of having been a part of this film,” Prouty said. “We worked very hard each day to help bring Irving Zisman to life and are eternally grateful to have worked with someone like Johnny Knoxville. He is a true talent.”

AngieNow let’s head to Charlotte, NC for a spell.  Actress Angie Harmon ( Law & Order, Rizzoli & Isles)  was appointed to the Studio Charlotte board. She gave her plea to Charlotte City Council members yesterday to approve Studio Charlotte. The developer has until the spring to convince city leaders to OK the plan to remake the Eastland Mall site.   READ STORY NOW

Also on the Charlotte front, in the latest issue of Production Weekly, they report Charlotte will get the feature film, The Sharp Files later this year.  This suspenseful flick is about a professional psychiatrist, Laura Sharp, who struggles with her own mental state after the death of her husband and two children. She must work to find out what is real as she deals with four mysterious and dangerous patients.  M.J. Alhabeeb Jr. will direct.

tscc3

If you didn’t see it yesterday, WWAY’s Daniel Seamans did a cute little blurb about a man we all know and love in the film industry – Chunky!  Check it out now: Extraordinary People: The grip who was sponsored by the Terminator

MemoryLane

Come out to Jake’s Memory Lane Comics TOMORROW and meet Superstar Comic Artist Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis, Wonder Woman, New X-Men) and new comic writer/ animal advocate Scott Lope.
MLC is teaming up with Jimenez, Lope and, of course, the Savage Wolverine to fight Rhino poaching. 100 percent of the proceeds of Savage Wolverine 12 and 13 from our store will be donated to Animal Warriors to help take the fight to the poachers. This is a great family friendly event. We have plenty of copies to get signed by the Marvel Comics creators. The signing starts at 1pm.  In addition to the signing, they’ll have some crazy good specials, including a fifty cent comic sale!

1016242_434988879942442_1440392906_n

Finally, I hope you join me tonight as my birthday week comes to an end with a bash at Ziggy’s by the Sea downtown Wilmington with one of the most incredible bands, Cowboy Mouth.  So please come and join in on the celebration Wilmywood!

I will have The Wilmywood Week in Review for you tomorrow, so check the blog sometime this weekend.  It’s a video wrap up of a week of Wilmywood Film News.  HERE’S LAST WEEK’S “WEEK IN REVIEW”

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!!

WILMYWOOD DAILY EXCLUSIVE: Marvel’s Savage Wolverine

WolverineSavage

LISTEN TO PODCAST 

scott lopeI am so excited to get the exclusive on this story.  Our boy, Scott Lope, the founder of Animal Warriors based right here in Wilmington, is now officially a comic book writer!  Who is Scott Lope?  For those who don’t know, Scott is a major animal advocate and was deemed Animal Planet’s Hero of the WARepoYear just a couple of years ago for the work that he did with lions and tigers.  You may have spotted him on the Discovery Channel as the star of Wild Animal Repo (First two episodes are available on Netflix).

Scott is always looking for new avenues to raise awareness about the plight of wild animals.  One medium that has rarely touched on this subject is super hero comic books.  He was able to take his passion to pen and as a lifetime comic geek, found the perfect place to tell the story.  He was hired by Marvel to write a kick ass Wolverine story with superstar artist Phil Jimenez.  The result is Savage Wolverine issues 12 and 13.

“In telling this awesome Wolverine story, we found the perfect place to really make people understand the severity of the poaching epidemic on rhinos and elephants,” Scott said.  “This is truly an extinction event that most people have no idea is happening as we speak.”  He really turned the light on in my brain when he said,  “an elephant is killed for its ivory tusks every 15 minutes.”

elephantWhat?  So, lemme get this straight, while I am watching Sleepy Hollow, there are four elephants killed.  That’s four elephants that are never coming back.  That blows my mind.

The first part of the story (Savage Wolverine issue 12) goes on sale Wednesday, November 27th.  It will be available at all comic book stores nationwide as well as a digital download on Marvel.com.

elephantsThe best part (and why I truly LOVE this guy) is that a big portion of any money he personally receives from this project will go to SanWild Rhino Sanctuary in South Africa to protect the animals he so dearly loves!

If you want to help Scott and his Animal Warriors or get involved in any way, contact Scott directly through his facebook page!