THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/09/2014 Search continues for Shannon Rippy, another Sparks flick, Lifetime, How and Why, HGTV, Dinner with the Stars

Happy Hump Day my Wilmywood peeps!  Oh boy, as if last week wasn’t enough info to keep us 5 crews deep for the year, we got more intel coming in about new projects and some fun tidbits of those that are here.

RumorslogoFirst off, Under the Dome is shooting in Burgaw today. Have a great shoot my film peeps!

Now, let’s get right to it, my favorite thing to write about.  It’s time for Rumors from the Lot!!

choiceNow, having one Nicholas Sparks flick in Wilmywood is pretty awesome, but what if there were two?  Well, there might just be.  According to my sources, Nicholas Sparks is looking for a triple play, but not in book order.  The Best of Me (2010 Novel, shooting in New Orleans now), The Longest Ride (2013 Novel, pre-production in Wilmington now) and now the latest rumors from the lot say he is jumping back a good 7 years to bring The Choice (2007 Novel, currently in development) to the big screen.  And word has it, Wilmywood is high on their list when it comes to a production home.

Sparks however isn’t the only one sniffing around.  My sources are telling me that Lifetime has been giving Wilmywood a wink and a nod as a possible hub for one of their projects.  Which one?  Well, I can speculate, however, I’d rather not jump the gun on that quite yet.

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Charlie-KaufmanAs we gear for the highly anticipated pilot, How and Why from FX, get ready for quite a cast.  So far we know John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Julia Sarah Stone, Sally Hawkins, and Catherine Keener have signed on.  But we can expect to hear more casting news. From what I hear, it’s going to be quite a large cast.  Oh and FYI, we will be welcoming into town the one and only Charlie Kauffman next week!

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Bolden! is set to open offices in Rocky Point on April 21st.  I am hearing Atlanta as well as Wilmywood again.  Though I don’t yet know which city they will be filming first.  As far as who will replace Anthony Mackie is yet to be made public.

DINNER WITH THE STARS!  Saturday May 3rd @ CFCC Union Station. Have dinner with the stars and send a cop to college!  Let’s help out our awesome Wilmington Police Department during this AWESOME charity event including dinner, a raffle, and some rockin good time with the stars including Sleepy Hollow‘s Orlando Jones and Lyndie Greenwood, Sydney Penny, Peter Jurasik, Justin Barnhill, Nina Repeta and more!! GET DETAILS NOW

HGTVHGTV’s House Hunters is coming to Wilmywood this weekend!  They will be filming around town during the Azalea Festival Garden tour.  They will be on Clairidge Rd. and Magnolia Dr., and all over town for one of their episodes.  BL_FrontOfLine

REMINDER: The Biggest Loser Season 16 is holding auditions this Saturday in Charlotte and we are giving away FRONT OF THE LINE passes. Just email me:sheila@1045sunnyfm.com and give me your story.  Short, sweet and to the point and we will pick the front of the line winners THIS Thursday.  Put “The Biggest Loser” in the subject line.  Casting Director Erica Landon joined me yesterday. She gives you the inside scoop on the audition process, what you can expect and some tips for a great audition. LISTEN TO INTERVIEW WITH Casting Director Erica Landon  Click on The Biggest Loser pic for all the audition details!

shannonRippyThe search for film industry friend Shannon Rippy continues. They searched all day yesterday, knocking on doors and posting flyers.  If you can help, their last facebook post stated, “There are flyers and a sign-in sheet at Delphino Dos (5 Water St. Harper’s Rest.) Please get flyers at your convenience and continue to spread the word. If anyone has any pertinent information, please call the Wilmington Police Dept. @ 910-343-3600. Talk with employers and employees of the downtown establishments and also the people walking in the downtown area.”

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LOOKING 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 8:30am-5:30pm M-F.

FIlmWilm2WE GOT MORE!  Last time, they flew out of here in 24 hours!  Thanks to Jed and the gang over at Image Monster, you can now pick up these fab stickers at the Sunrise Broadcasting Studios too!

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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.  And on Thursdays during Cape Fear CW‘s Primetime News at 10!  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: FX’S HOW AND WHY

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FX’s HOW AND WHY has officially opened up offices at EUE/ScreenGems Studios.

The pilot starring Michael Cera and John Hawkes is now accepting crew resumes. Please send resumes to howandwhypilot@gmail.com with your position in the subject line.

ABOUT FX’S HOW AND WHY:

STATUS: Pre-Production. Production begins at the end of April.
PRODUCER: Anthony Bregman, Charlie Kaufman
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Charlie Kaufman
UPM: David Brightbill
CAST: John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Julia Sarah Stone, Sally Hawkins, Catherine Keener

After his children’s science show is canceled, Goodman Hesselman tries to start over with a new show in a little TV market – also a portal to the supernatural world.

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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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!!

Hawkins joins Hawkes in FX’s How and Why

by April Vickery

sally hawkinsThe FX pilot HOW & WHY has just confirmed a recently Oscar nominated cast member! Sally Hawkins of BLUE JASMINE (2013) and GODZILLA (2014) will be joining John Hawkes and Michael Cera in Wilmywood. Sally is a winner of a Golden Globe for her performance in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) and also spokesperson for Oxfam’s East Africa Appeal. http://www.eastafricaappeal.com/ and is credited as a writer in the comedy ‘THE EVERGLADES’ (2007).

Welcome to Wilmywood, Sally!

ABOUT HOW AND WHY:
HOW & WHY (Pilot) – FX
STATUS: Pre-Production. Offices open March 24th. Production begins at the end of April.
PRODUCER: Anthony Bregman, Charlie Kaufman
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Charlie Kaufman
CAST: John Hawkes, Michael Cera, Julia Sarah Stone

Goodman Hesselman (John Hawkes) is a long-lasting minor TV celebrity, the host of a science show for children entitled “How And Why.” He’s been explaining the wonders of the known universe to kids for the last 25 years — and he’s visibly bored with his job and his life; a guy in a rut. A skeptical rationalist who thinks the supernatural is a big load of hooey, Goodman loses his gig, gets dropped to a ratty little market in the middle of nowhere, and tries to start all over again, doing a TV show and working for a much younger boss (Michael Cera). And that’s when the supernatural world has its dark vengeance on Goodman, catching him when he’s at the lowest point in his life, and forcing his grasp of reality to curl and fray and twist and shred — first at the edges, then working in towards the bones.