THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 08/05/2014 Sleepy Hollow preps for huge scene, Wilmington Film Museum, Cucalorus and more.

Image Credit: 20th Century Fox, Brownie Harris

Sleepy Hollow is prepping for one of the coolest scenes yet that is not on the soundstages.  The Horsemen are coming to downtown Wilmywood!  Wet Streets, Horses running, swords swinging, explosions, you name it! They will be prepping all day and overnight to tomorrow’s shoot on Orange St.

Sleepy Hollow is running  two units today, on the soundstages and also in Brunswick County.

Secrets & Lies is back in Porter’s Neck today. The Longest Ride is gone off to 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.


FROM WILMINGTON FILM MUSEUM: You’ve seen the” (f)ilm” shirt, now you can buy one for yourself! All proceeds go to the Wilmington Film Museum. On sale at our meeting this Thursday 7 PM at Giant, 1200 N 23rd Street #209, and of you can’t make the meeting, but still want a shirt – send an email to Shirts just $15.


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!



    220px-28_Days_PosterThe Highest Earning Actresses From the Past Year according to Forbes have some North Carolina ties.  The top four in fact.
    Sandra Bullock, who left East Carolina University only three credits short of graduating to pursue an acting career is the top breadwinner earning $51 million last year.  She was here in NC  for the flick 28 Days as well as Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood.  Others on the list:
    Jennifer Lawrence … $34 million (Hunger Games)
    Jennifer Aniston … $31 million. (We’re the Millers)
    Gwyneth Paltrow … $19 million (Iron Man 3)

    I suppose that’s why Gwyneth can afford just about anything, like Thermage laser treatments. She tells Hello! magazine “It’s non-invasive but it’s quite painful, like having your face smacked with a rubber band that has an electric shock in it. But it works.” Each treatment costs $5,240.

    susan cfrgThe NY Post claims thieves broke into Susan Sarandon‘s Manhattan apartment on Saturday and stole a laptop, a camera, jewelry and documents. A burglar used a ladder to jump from one roof to the next before entering Susan’s home through a terrace door.

    lindseyThe Sun claims Lindsay Lohan is planning to write her autobiography. A source tells the paper: “Lindsay held meetings at major publishing houses in London recently — and the stories she promised the literary agents made their jaws drop. She’s prepared to put everything out there and has already proved she’s not shy with the list of men she claims to have slept with. Lindsay is now looking for a ghost writer. It may seem unlikely, but she thinks she’s in with a shot of getting EL James to work on it — they met recently at [London nightspot] Chiltern Firehouse and got on well. Another pie in the sky idea was that she might persuade JK Rowling to work with her.” Hmmm, we shall see.


    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!!

    THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/15/2014 Casting Call for How and Why, Casting for Eminem look alike, John Elvis lands movie role and more!

    Under the Dome  will be headed to the sound stages today Screen Gems,  good thing with the chances of rain today.  Speaking of Under the Dome, our fabulous extras casting director Vanessa has a special need for another project.   Check it out.

    EminemCASTING CALL: I am looking for 30 Caucasian males 5ft 8 and up that look like the rapper Eminem with the bleached hair. This works April 28th downtown Wilmington for an hour or less and you walk away with $50 cash. This is not for tv or film it is a promotional event for a local company. Think something like a Flash Mob to the song “Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand-Up” except you don’t have to actually dance unless you want to.  If you have already submitted back in Feb. please resubmit and I will send you a link with the confirmation info:  To submit please email with the subject line: “Eminem Male” please include a full body and head shot and include the following info:

    Congrats to our Domie John Elvis who booked a major supporting role in Texas Rising, also starring Bill Paxton (The Traveller), Ray Liotta, Brendan Fraser, Christopher McDonald (The Squeeze) and our One Tree Hill Alum Chad Michael Murray!  They will be shooting the flick in Durango, Mexico.  Production begins in mid-May.   Don’t worry he is scheduling this flick in between his time on Under the Dome!  He’s not leaving us!
    AshliBogartOne more casting call.  Ashli Bogart needs a bully!
    WILMINGTON, NC- TEEN BOY CASTING CALL FOR FX PILOT (PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY AND PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT IF YOUR CHILD MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS) I am looking for submissions for 14-16 yr old boys any ethnicity who has a background in sports, martial arts or gymnastics and it would also be helpful if they have worked as an extra before. I am going to need a handful of boys for a scene that will need to be able to take directions for choreographed movements that will look like a fight, BUT NO ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTACT (MAYBE SOME LIGHT SHOVING) SHOULD TAKE PLACE WITH IN THE SCENE. So looking for boys who have good body control and can take directions so that is why I am focusing on boys with sports, martial arts or gymnastics background. As of right now the scene is scheduled for WED APRIL 30 (please note that this can always change) and we ask that if you submit your child that they are available all day. The pay for this specialty extra is $120/12hr. I am really looking for boys in the Wilmington area or close surrounding areas because we will be setting up “auditions” for some day next week most likely after school and then whoever is selected will than need to be available for a rehearsal day as well. If interested please send recent photos (shoulders up and full body length), contact information, location, age, weight, height and wardrobe sizes to SUBJECT: BULLY
    Now, yes I know it feels quite slow with just one production running right nwo, but trust me when I tell you, it’s about to get nuts!  And we sure do have a lot of local crew members working full time and they get paid more than peanuts, so how about a hand for all those jobs!!  Let’s review all that is coming! The end of April will bring us the start of production for Max Steel, The Sin Seer and FX’s How and Why.  Right on their heels is Sleepy Hollow, then a few weeks later we expect The Longest Ride to start up.  Of course this summer we can expect The Heart as well as the highly anticipated Untitled Armored Car project aka Loomis Fargo. That is a lot of freakin’ jobs folks!

    Sarah-Michelle-Gellar-Ringer-Comic-Con37 years ago, the world became a little safer when Buffy The Vampire Slayer herself was brought into the world. April 14 is the day to be exact. This NY girl has been in the film industry since she was first discovered at the ripe old age of 4! Sarah Michelle Gellar is linked to NC film with I Know What You Did Last Summer which filmed in and around NC in 1997. The film went to Burgaw, Durham and Southport.

    The Emmy award winner was not yet Mrs. Freddie Prinze Jr., but she did work on the film with him. Sarah is of course known to be a part of the TV family as well as big screen with her role as Buffy, but she has also done voiceover work for The Simpsons, American Dad and Robot Chicken. She can be seen AND heard as “Sydney Roberts” on the television show, The Crazy Ones. Happy Birthday from Wilmywood, Sarah

    220px-28_Days_PosterLast but not least, Happy Release-a-versary to 28 Days. (April 14, 2000) The film was shot in many NC locations including Asheville, Black Mountain and right here in Wilmywood where many of our EUE/Screen Gems stages and crew were utilized. This story of a newspaper columnist who is court ordered to rehab was brought to life by director, Betty Thomas as well as the film’s star– Oscar AND Golden Globe AND MTV movie award AND SAG award AND Teen Choice award winner, Sandra Bullock! (She must have a huge mantel at home!


    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 too!


    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!!

    People’s Choice Awards: “and the NC FILM Nominees are…”

    39th Annual People's Choice Awards - ShowAnd here we go NC Film Peeps…Take a look at the list of 2014 People’s Choice Awards nominees below and make sure to vote, vote, and vote again for your NC FILM favorites. Finalist voting ends on Dec. 5.

    Favorite Movie

    Despicable Me 2
    Fast & Furious 6
    Iron Man 3
    Monsters University
    Star Trek Into Darkness

    Favorite Movie Actor
    Channing Tatum
    Hugh Jackman
    Johnny Depp
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    Robert Downey Jr.

    Favorite Movie Actress
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Jennifer Aniston
    Melissa McCarthy
    Sandra Bullock
    Scarlett Johansson

    Favorite Movie Duo
    Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness)
    Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers)
    Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3)
    Sandra Bullock & George Clooney (Gravity)
    Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy (The Heat)

    Favorite Action Movie
    Fast & Furious 6
    Iron Man 3
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    The Wolverine
    World War Z

    Favorite Action Movie Star
    Brad Pitt
    Channing Tatum
    Hugh Jackman
    Robert Downey Jr.
    Vin Diesel

    Favorite Comedic Movie
    Grown Ups 2
    The Hangover Part III
    The Heat
    Instructions Not Included
    We’re the Millers

    Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
    Emma Watson
    Jennifer Aniston
    Melissa McCarthy
    Sandra Bullock
    Scarlett Johansson

    Favorite Horror Movie
    The Conjuring
    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
    Insidious: Chapter 2

    Favorite Premium Cable TV Show
    Game of Thrones
    True Blood

    Favorite Cable TV Actress
    Angie Harmon
    Claire Danes
    Courteney Cox
    Lucy Hale
    Maggie Smith

    Favorite New TV Drama
    Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
    The Blacklist
    Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
    The Originals
    Sleepy Hollow
    The Tomorrow People




    The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards air live on CBS on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. ET.

    Melissa McCarthy Responds to Cruel Weight Comments

    the_heat_melissa_mccarthey_photoshopRemember a few days ago when I posted this HORRIBLE Photoshop job for the movie poster of The Heat?  What was the point of taking about 30 lbs off Melissa McCarthy?  What is there to hide?  Everyone knows her size, and she loves herself the way she is, so what gives?

    Well, she finally spoke about that and the hateful review from Rex Reed when Identity Thief came out and referred to her as, “cacophonous, tractor-sized Melissa McCarthy.”  Wow, can someone please bitch slap him?  But before you do, please throw the $171 million I.T. made at the worldwide box office in his face.  It’s one thing to not like a movie and give it a bad review, but it’s another when you throw in hateful, personal digs.

    Her response is not surprising.  Again, this woman’s got class!  Read the article: