Port City Pop Con

Lots of fun to be had at the first annual Port City Pop Con at the Wilmington Convention Center and lots of recognizable faces too!  I will be updating this page throughout the weekend.

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WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 05/10/2013 – Perfect Summer, Tammy, Port City Pop Con and More

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Perfect SummerWell, I have to give a big thank you to a few news outlets for giving some kudos to the surfers.  Wednesday, a couple of surfers who were working on The Perfect Summer saved some people stuck in a bad rip tide.  See Cassie’s story here in the Star News.  This is nothing new, however.  If you spend your summer at the beach, you know our awesome surfers save lives every week, even more ofter than our lifeguards.  It’s just something they do.  They are always scanning the water.  They totally deserve the recognition.  The Perfect Summer, starring Eric Roberts, is shooting in Carolina Beach today.  They head over to Fort Fisher tomorrow.

Now moving on to Tammy.  Looks like Melissa Mc Carthy, Nat Faxon and Toni Collette will be shooting today on Nun St.  And speaking of Toni, another star sighting!  There was a HUGE buzz in the air at Whole Foods Wednesday around lunchtime.  Darcie reports two store employees were excitedly chatting about Toni Collette after one had just rang up her purchase.  Love it!

There’s going to be star sighting GALORE this weekend.  Not only due to all the stars filming, but POP CONNING as well.

deewallaceDozens of stars are here now and are gearing up for tonight as Day 1 of Port City Pop Con begins! Michael Biehn, Ernie Hudson, Dee Wallace, Margot Kidder, Camden Toy, Scott Grimes, Bob Guiney, Rob Wiethoff (John Marston RDD), Robbie Rist (Oliver, Brady Bunch).

Great line up!  I will definitely see you there!   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: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/03/2013 Another mega-star in town,The Perfect Summer, Tammy, Candyman, and more

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Happy Friday you beautiful peeps!  And we’re off!  It’s day 1 one for Melissa McCarthy and her hubby Ben Falcone.  The Tammy crew is off to Dawson Street today at Two Fat Ladies Restaurant.  That should be super fun!  Yesterday, I told you there was yet another  mega star coming into town today.  Well, I can now tell you that star….will be revealed after the break! or at the end of the blog!  Ha!

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eric-RobertsIt’s also day one for The Perfect Summer today.  It stars Eric Roberts, Sydney Penny, Jason Castro, Adam Horner & Katie Garfield. They will be shooting in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and downtown Wilmington.  The film wraps May 20th.

IM3 is breaking records across the world, first in Italy and now in China with estimated $21.5 million opening.   The previous record-holder for biggest opening day was Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, with a $17 million debut.  Many wondered why Iron Man 3 opened overseas first.  Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis said he wanted to open before the coming May Day holiday on May 1, when many foreign workers and schoolchildren have off. Experts say the US Box Office projections are well over $100 million.  Thank you Captain Obvious.

Actor Tony Todd (Candyman, Night of the Living Dead, Final Destination) is hanging out in Wilmington this weekend.  You can do some Karaoke with the Candyman at the Browncoat (111 Grace St, 910.341.0001) from 10:30-2am. Admission $20. Includes draft beer, 1 free raffle ticket.  He’s also doing a special networking dinner for all those aspiring filmmakers and actors.  Call the number above for more details)

biggest_loser_auditions1We had plenty of giveaways this week.  Here are the winners of the Biggest Loser Season 15 VIP Fast Passes that get you to the front of the line:

Missy Reynolds, John Mullis, Christina Miller, Jessica Tate, Tabithia Smith, Samantha Clanton, Stephanie Garcia, Carlos Garcia, Stacy Barnes, Drucilla Harrison and Angie McSweeney.  Auditions are tomorrow in Charleston, SC at the Music Farm on Ann St from 10am-6pm.  Good luck – we would love to have a Wilmington, NC contestant this year!

I am still giving away VIP passes to Port City Pop Con, which is May 10th & 11th at the Wilmington Convention Center.  ENTER NOW!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates live at 8:30am Monday morning and every weekday on Sunny 104.5.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

Oh, P.S.  Please welcome DAN AYKROYD into town!! Wooo hoooo!!!!!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/30/2013 – Upfronts, Tammy, Under the Dome, VIP Passes to Port City Pop Con and more

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Happy Tuesday! Well,  NBC must be whistlin’ Dixie, and maybe a little of “We are the Champions”.  Kudos just keep coming for our Revolution!  Not only did they pick up a hefty 22 episode, season two, but TV Guide has now deemed the show a “Season MVP: This year’s Best.”

Revolution’s Giancarlo Esposito will be making a guest appearance this Thursday at the Country Club of Landfall for the annual fundraising luncheon for Coastal Horizons Center.  He will be getting personal, speaking about the things that have personally affected his life and family members.  This is a luncheon that should NOT be missed.  Tickets are still available by contacting Farah Boyce 910-790-0187 or fboyce@coastalhorizons.org.  They are asking for a donation of $50 or more to attend the event.

FYI: In case you wanted to know, Lesley over at the Hollywood Reporter has been keeping a close eye on the Upfronts.  Here’s her up-to-date list of all the shows for network TV.

Tammy begins shooting this Friday and they are employing A LOT of people!  And when I say a lot…good Lord!  During the next 8 weeks, they will be hiring 2000+ Extras for this film alone.  And it’s all local!  So thank you Melissa & Ben!  Marty Siu Casting will be quite busy. You can visit her Facebook page for all casting opportunities.

Marty wanted to give a big shout out to the many who worked on Iron Man 3 including Jackie Burch and Tona Dahlquist for the Casting & Extras Casting along with all the local actors who got some screen time including  James Rackley, Anthony Reynolds and many more.

Iron Man 3 isn’t doing too shabby either and it won’t even hit theaters here in the USA until tomorrow.  IM3 has grossed a total of almost $200 million over seas so far.  In its Italian debut last weekend., it is officially the most successful April opening in Italy grossing $11.3 million!  Robert Downey Jr. will be on the Kelly & Michael this morning as well as the Daily Show tonight.

Under the Dome will be on location today.  They kick things off at 15th/Rankin this morning then make a short company move to Chestnut St.  There are a lot of extras casting opportunities for the show.  Visit Vanessa NCasting’s Facebook Page for all the details.

Finally, Port City Pop Con is just around the corner and I would just LOVE to give VIP tickets away!  Soooo, here we go.  ENTER TO WIN NOW!

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 Tomorrow I will give you complete details about a local screening for the Colin Firth flick, Arthur Newman, coming up 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.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 04/25/2013 Fox TV brings more jobs, Revolution’s return and more

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I really hope that all the representatives and other politicians across the state read my blog because I am kicking it off with something to remind them of what the film industry does for our area. The Fox Network’s Wild Blue is bring more action here in the area, but more importantly a HUGE budget.  My sources tell me it’s one of the most expensive TV pilot’s in history with a budget of $15 million.  A few weeks ago, we know they were scouting the Coty Inc. plant in Rocky Point.  I cannot confirm whether they will indeed use that location as other sources tell me they will be taking over an old out of business yacht building company. The best part, of course, with that big budget is JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!  They will be employing a lot of people.

I was told they plan to completely replicate the top deck on an aircraft carrier.  Then, they will digitally put in the ocean in post.  That is great news for construction workers, i.e carpenters, painters, electricians, and the many vendors they will need supplies from!  Pre-production could begin as early as this Monday.  Thank you Fox! Fox’s Wild Blue is about a group of men and women working aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.  It stars Mykelti Williamson (Bubba of Forrest Gump) as Master Chief Donald Bowman along with Josh SalatinWill RothhaarAlano Miller and Gina Rodriguez.

Now let’s move on to NBC.  We have waited patiently for official word on two things about our beloved show, Revolution. 1) Is there a season two? and 2) Will they return to Wilmington?  Wanna know what my reliable sources tell me?  How about yes and yes!  Let’s hope my peeps are right about this!   Official word is supposed to come out May 13th.  Plus, if you remember,  the cast LOVES Wilmington.  They all said they did not want to relocate. I don’t blame them.  With beach season approaching fast, who wants to be stuck in a major city with no sea breeze?

The Vampire Diaries airs on the CW tonight.  Don’t forget to be on the look out for our local boy, Scott Parks who plays the evil Silas!

And on a final note, who’s ready for Port City Pop Con?  Check out this spot for the convention by Joe Stauffer.

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 live on Sunny 104.5.  Got scoop?  email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/04/13

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Not a lot of action today in Wilmywood, but we’ll start off with who’s on location today?  The cast and crew of NBC’s Revolution is doing a night shoot at Water St. Parking Deck.  Weather permitting, of course.

Under The Dome, will be at the old cement factory later today.  That is such a cool location and has been used for dozens of flicks shooting here.  So far, the weather has not cancelled the shoot.

FYI:  The local crews here have given rave reviews about working on these shows.  The Revolution cast are becoming family to many and as far as Under The Dome, everybody LOVES Stephen King.  They think he is such a great guy.  Very laid back and doesn’t have an ego.  That’s is great to hear!

Moving on to Late Night TV.

Jimmy Fallon has Melissa McCarthy on tonight which I am hoping she will be talking about her upcoming movie, “Tammy,” that’s being shot here in Wilmington.  More importantly I hope she brings up WHERE they are shooting.  Production begins around May 6th.

Also in May is what I have been talking about for the past month.  Port City Pop Con will be May 10th & 11th at the Wilmington Convention Center. Just a reminder that their special advanced ticket price will end this week, so if you want tickets, get ’em now and save some dough! PortCityPopCon.com

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

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/01/2013

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Good Morning!  Stay on your guard, it’s April Fool’s Day!  We’ve got no jokes here, but lots of cool stuff.  Let’s start with some afterglow!

The folks from Under the Dome and Revolution had a kick butt time at WonderCon in Anaheim over the weekend.  They are back in Wilmington and ready to shoot.

Under the Dome is heading back to Metts Ave at Wallace Park then heading to Chestnut St. for a quick scene today, as long as the weather holds out.

As for Revolution, they are still asking for some pedestrians…so, if you would like to be an extra on the show, they need fresh faces for tomorrow Go here to be a part of season one.

Now, I told you on Friday that Warner Brothers was showing unaired parts to Revolution at WonderCon , well they cave now released it, Check it out the link below!

http://www.nbc.com/revolution/video/revolution-at-wondercon-power-is-everything/n34484/

And of course, Revolution is on tonight, the truth about how the world lost power… will finally come to light!

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Okay now onto some fresh stars coming into the Port City?  What does the Wayne’s World, The Walking Dead and The Neverending Story have in common?   The stars will all be in Wilmington in May!!  And you get the chance to meet them!  Tia Carrere, Noah Hathaway (who played Atreyu) plus yes cast members of THE WALK DEAD!

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They will all be at Port City Pop Con May 10th & 11th! At the Wilmington Convention Center.

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Also in attendance THE LOIS LANE Margot Kidder, Dee Wallace (mom in ET and Cujo) Ernie Hudson from Ghostbusters, Don Stark from That 70s Show, Betsy Rue of True Blood, Cast member of the Original Night of the Living Dead!

The lineup is endless as they will all be in attendance at You can get your tickets, plus check out the entire celebrity list at PortCityPopCon.com.

And rumor has it I WILL PERSONALLY have tickets to give away soon!  WooHoo!

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