JASON MOTT: Book Signing TONIGHT at Barnes & Noble

Get ready to get in line and give major kudos to  the handsome devil that brought us The Returned or as seen on TV,  Resurrection. Tonight is the night for the release of The Wonder of All Things.  We will be celebrating with our local man, the awesome New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott tonight at 7pm at Barnes & Noble as he talks about the book and will have a book signing shortly after. I AM SO THERE!! I cannot wait!

JasonMott2The Wonder of All Things revolves around a girl named Ava who has an unusual gift: she can heal others of their physical ailments. Until a tragedy at an airshow in which she uses her healing powers, her gift was a secret. Now the whole world knows…

The book has already been optioned from Lionsgate Films through Hey Day (Gravity, Harry Potter) but I will let Jason tell you about that!

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WWAY did a nice piece/interview with Jason.  CHECK IT OUT NOW!

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/21/2014 – Kevin Sizemore, Jack Bender, Red Zone, Canines for Service and More

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Happy Friday and 1st full day of Spring!  Now THIS is more like it!

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Our FAVORITE Domie who is now on the hit ABC show, Resurrection, Kevin Sizemore joined me this morning on The Sunny Morning Show on Sunny 104.5.  Are phone lines were on crack, so we couldn’t take calls. BUT it was still a great interview!  LISTEN NOW!

UNDER THE DOME is back on the sound stages today and if you are lucky enough to be there, you’ll get to hang with Eddie Cahill, Rachelle LeFevre and Grace Victoria Cox to name a few.  The folks will kick things off in Southport next week.

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Don’t forget tomorrow night from 6pm-9pm join EP/Director Jack Bender for a special night at The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery (200 Hanover St.) in downtown Wilmington. They are showcasing his art. Three of his pieces will be from Season One  of UNDER THE DOME, some that will be in Season two  and we will  see a piece from LOST as well.  It’s TOMORROW, Saturday, March 22nd from 6pm-9pm. CHECK OUT THE FB EVENT PAGE . If you missed his interview on the Sunny Morning Show on Wednesday, LISTEN NOW.

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RED ZONE had a LOOOONG night at Ashley High School, wrapping when most were on their morning commute.  And guess what?  They are doing it again tonight.  It’s Day 5!  I love when they use locations such as schools, because that really put some much needed dollars in the school system.  So, thank you RED ZONE.

The construction crew on MAX STEEL is working feverishly some cool set pieces. Can’t tell ya what, but you are gonna definitely wanna work on this flick! For extras casting, hit up Marty Siu Casting  REGISTER NOW.  She will be gearing up in about two weeks!

DoggieREMINDER: Come on out Saturday, March 22, to support Canines for Service and get great photos of your dogs. Star News photographer Mike Spencer will be taking dog photos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the StarNews, 1003 S. 17th St., as a fundraiser for the Canines for Service Walk and Dog Dash. The cost is $25 per dog (cash or check to CFS only). Up to six digital photos of each dog will be delivered via email. The CFS Walk and Dog Dash will be held March 29 at Hugh MacRae Park. Canines for Service, a nonprofit organization, trains service dogs and provides them free of charge to people with mobility issues. Among CFS programs are Canines for Veterans and Canines for Therapy.  GET MORE DE-TAILS NOW! (See what I did there?)

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

And if you haven’t seen it, here’s the promo for my new television segment “What Up In Wilmywood”  Hope you like it!

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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 03/18/2014 – How and Why, Sleepy Hollow, Loomis Fargo, Red Zone, Kevin Sizemore, Jack Bender…

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Morning my beautiful peeps! Hope your Tuesday is as delicious as a cream-filled crepe with blueberry sauce! Sorry, I’m hungry. Let’s get started!
shanley copyATTENTION Ashley High School students!  Major hotness alert for today! Shanley Caswell, Stefanie Scott, and David Castro will be roaming the halls today at your school!  No, they won’t be interfering with your classes, unfortunately.  But you might catch a glimpse this afternoon!

the-originalsTONIGHT! Our North Carolina girl, Alexa Yeames will be on CW’s The Originals tonight as well as our Wilmington boy Jesse C Boyd. Alexa is playing Abigail and Jesse is playing Cary, Klaus’ distant werewolf relative. Both have done 3 episodes so far.

ChrisannVergesCongrats to Chrisann Verges.  She is officially the Line Producer on FX’s How & Why. Chrisann (pictured on left) is known for End of Watch (2012), Cyrus (2010), Valkyrie (2008) and her most recent stint as producer for HBO’s Silicon Valley which airs April 6th.  Welcome to Wilmywood Chrisann!

RumorslogoAnd finally some Rumors from the Lot. Got more news about Loomis Fargo, but it might not be news you wanna hear.  Now I definitely cannot confirm this, but I heard that Loomis Fargo is headed to Winston-Salem.  That would make sense since it will star our NC boy Zach Galifianakis. We will keep you posted if we hear otherwise.

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EP Jack BenderPRODUCER/DIRECTOR JACK BENDER JOINS US ON THE SUNNY MORNING SHOW TOMORROW!   Tune in @ 8:30am during “What’s Up in Wilmywood” on Sunny 104.5 . We’ll be chatting about all things Dome and of course about his art exhibit. 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.

Meanwhile, the Domies head out to Chestnut Street to film today.

kevin-sizemoreThis Friday, our favorite Domie, Kevin Sizemore will join us on The Sunny Morning Show.   He will be on ABC’s Resurrection this Sunday and guess who else is popping up?  Well, when asked, he said “I think it’s this Sunday.”  LOL.  Remember Reverend Lester Coggins of Under the Dome?  It’s Ned Bellamy.  So we got some Wilmywood love on the Georgia shot show, based on the book The Returned by our Bolton, North Carolina boy Jason Mott.

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Now onto Sleepy Hollow.  My sources are telling me that  offices are slowly opening over the next week as they gear up for season two.  Yesterday, our adorable Sleepy Writers tweeted a pic from the writers room.  Did you spot our new  producer/writer Albert Kim in the back!  He’s pumped to be on the show.

And can we thank Orlando Jones and Tom Mison enough for spreading some North Carolina Love!?  Stars promoting tourism.

Hold on, let me get this straight.  A show films here, brings in a ton a revenue, buys from a lot of local small businesses, create 100s of jobs, and the stars promote tourism, encouraging fans to visit?  Wow, this industry is horrible!  Shut it down immediately! Okay, I’m done. ::::wipes sarcasm from lips:::::

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!!

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!!

ABC’s Resurrection has Wilmywood Ties

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Although ABC’s Resurrection is filming in Atlanta, GA, we do have a connection that brings it home to Wilmywood!  That connection is Jason Mott, author of the The Returned, the book which the show is based on.  Mott is a UNCW grad who lives quietly in Bolton, NC, which is just down the road from Wilmywood in Columbus County.  He went from answering the phones as a Verizon employee to becoming a New York Times best-selling author with a hit show on the way!  There’s way more to the story and it’s a great article from Pam Kelley over at the Charlotte Observer!  READ STORY NOW!

Our second connection of course is our Domie Homie, Kevin Sizemore.  You can catch him in at least 5 episodes of the show playing the character Gary Humphrey.

The folks from Under the Dome Radio have created a 2nd show, entitled Resurrection Revealed and will be recording the first podcast tomorrow.  They will release it later this week.

Resurrection premieres on ABC, Sunday, March 9th.

KEVIN SIZEMORE: A Special Message to Wilmywood

kevin-sizemoreMost Domies will agree Kevin Sizemore‘s time in Wilmington during Under the Dome was not long enough.  Speaking with so many, they will tell you he is adored for his charm and his kind spirit to all who meet him.  He instantly became part of our Wilmywood family.  As you can tell, there is a special place in his heart for Wilmington as well.  But let’s not forget about Terry Kiser, another great actor who graced us with his presence in one of our favorite movies from the 80’s in Weekend at Bernie’s!  Well, the two have teamed up with a great cast in A Christmas Tree Miracle. As an added bonus for all you Love Boat fans, Kevin_ChristmasJill Whelan (Vicki Stubing) also stars. It’s gonna be a great stocking-stuffer, however, I can’t wait.  The only place I am stuffing this movie is in my DVD player!  Stat!  I absolutely love heart-warming holiday stories that make you forget about the big box hustle and bustle that comes with Christmas.  This 5 Star Dove Foundation rated film comes out December 2nd, but you can get the DVD and some great merchandise from the movie.  CHECK IT OUT NOW!  And while you’re at it, give Kevin and the cast some love on the movie’s Facebook page!

More about A Christmas Tree Miracle:

The George family had it all — a beautiful home, the newest cars, and a tree full of presents every year for Christmas. The only thing they were missing was…each other. When the father, David (Kevin Sizemore), loses his high-paying job, the Georges soon begin losing all the finer things they had become accustomed to, including their home. All seems lost until an act of kindness by David leads to an act of kindness provided in return. An eccentric Christmas tree farmer, Henry Banks (Terry Kiser), befriends the family and welcomes them to stay with him indefinitely at his farm house. On the farm, without the distractions of material goods, the family grows closer. They learn that no amount of money or fancy clothes can replace the closeness and love of family. “A Christmas Tree Miracle” reminds us that in the holiday season, the best gifts in life are the simple ones and, miracles do happen, if you believe.

ResurrectionSo what else has Kevin been up to?  Well, he’s moved on from Chester’s Mill, but he will yet again be faced with things far from reality as we know it. Kevin’s landed a reoccurring role in the ABC Drama, Resurrection.  Spoiler TV has been following Kevin and wrote, “Following his memorable recurring role as Paul Randolph, the man who shot the Dome, in the summer hit Under the Dome, Kevin once again finds himself in a small close knit town dealing with an unexplainable phenomenon.”  Well put!  Resurrection, like Under the Dome is based in a small town as well as based on a novel .  The Returned by Jason Mottby.  The show is about the people of Arcadia, Missouri whose lives are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly begin to return.  Get ready for the premiere Sunday, March 9 at 10/9c on ABC.

On a personal note, Kevin, I appreciate your kind words and we are all grateful that we got the chance to spend time with you while you were here! We can’t wait for you to come back!  Love and more love from Wilmywood!!