THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/04/2014 HUGE NEWS! Big Sexy Comin’ to NC, the 2014 NC Film Slate, Red Zone Wraps and More.

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sofia-vergaraHOLY CRAP AGAIN!  What did I tell you! (Can you see me bouncing off the freakin’ walls right now?)  WOOOO HOOO!!!  Guess who is coming to North Carolina baby!  All you Sofia VergaraPierce Brosnan fans, your dreams have come true!   BIG SEXY!!!   Now, I cannot confirm if BIG SEXY will be in Wilmywood yet, HOWEVER you can mark NC as home sweet home for Red Granite Pictures!  The feature is about a Private Investigator and his cop son who investigate two different LA-based drug cartels and take on police corruption.  As soon as I get more deets, I will let you know!

How about we review everything that is confirmed and also what is potentially filming simultaneously here in Wilmywood.

Under the Dome (Wilmywood) – Shooting now through July.
Sleepy Hollow  (Wilmywood) – Shooting in May through the Fall.
How & Why  (Wilmywood) – Shoots in April/May
The Sin Seer  (Wilmywood) – Shoots April/May
Max Steel  (Wilmywood) – Shoots April/May
The Longest Ride  (Wilmywood) – Shoots May through August
Loomis Fargo  (Wilmywood) – Shoots July/August
Big Sexy (ONLY NC CONFIRMATION) Shoots June/July
The Heart (ONLY NC CONFIRMATION) Shoots June/July
Age of Miracles(ONLY NC CONFIRMATION) Shoots June/July
Secrets and Lies – (NOT CONFIRMED) Shoots June/July
Bolden!  (Wilmywood) – (Tentative) Shoots September/October

MORE OF THESE PRODUCTIONS:

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/02/2014, HUGE Rumors From the Lot, Loomis Fargo, Secrets & Lies, Age of Miracles, Impact Study

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/03/2014 – Age of Miracles, The Heart, Sleepy Hollow, Loomis Fargo, Bolden and Way More!

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RED ZONE has officially wrapped!   After their last day at Screen Gems Studios, the cast and crew headed to the Blue Post and celebrated!

RedZoneWrapAfter speaking with Richard Ross, the Sr. VP of production at NBC/Universal, he told me that they are very pleased with what they are seeing so far.  I am getting mixed intel, however, of whether or not they will come back to shoot here if the show gets picked up.  I am thinking we will find our if red will get green at the Upfronts next month in New York which is May 14th for CBS.

Congrats to our local actor, Josh Cohen for landing a guest starring role on the pilot RED BAND SOCIETY from Steven Spielberg which was shot in Georgia.

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Betsy Jordan wants you to tell General Assembly leaders to renew the NC Film Tax Rebate this year to keep these jobs in New Hanover County.  Her web site says, “While Betsy Jordan has been on the forefront of this fight, her opponent is on record as voting against an industry creating jobs, building community and keeping small businesses thriving.” GO THERE NOW  Or check out her Facebook Page

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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 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.  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!!

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/26/2014 EW, Sleepy Hollow, Under the Dome, Red Zone

Good Morning Wilmywood! Hope your hump day is as happy as a hippo in heat! Wait…
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First off, I have some personal news to share with you. Beginning the week of April 6th, I will be adding another facet to The Wilmywood Daily.  ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY has gathered up a handful of bloggers and has made a “Community” out of us.  I have to say, they are quite talented and some are downright hilarious.  So, kudos to you EW for the selections.  But here’s the cool kicker.  While the other bloggers are doing awesome show recaps (seriously give them a read), I get to do what I LOVE most. Talk about and promote NC Film. I am very excited about being able to shine an even brighter light on the productions that are shooting here. So yay!  Now let’s do just that!

Sleepy-Hollow-TitleThe small town of SLEEPY HOLLOW is getting bigger!  They have already been using 3 sound stages and the entire back lot.  And now they are adding a 4th sound stage to the massive production.  In addition to that space, it looks like we’ll be seeing more of Wilmington aka Sleepy Hollow as they have been scouting new locations for season 2.  Hunter from the Star News says production begins May 6th.

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RED ZONE is getting a nice mid-morning start which is a very good thing cuz it’s just way too cold to be working outside this morning! They will be shooting on Colonial Drive today.

UNDER THE DOME is at Screen Gems today, but they will venture back out tomorrow.  Dwight Yoakam joins our Domies on set today!

RumorslogoAnd now it’s time for [INSERT ECHO] Rumooooors from the Lot…

1) The buzz is back for BOLDEN! People are talkin’ saying the most expensive independent film ever made is not out of the picture.  Things might move forward after all.  The question is when? Still workin’ on this one.  I will keep you posted!

2) We might be getting back to back TV movies.  After THE SIN SEER wraps Overflow Entertainment might shooting a second flick here in Wilmywood.

3) There is more talk about SECRETS & LIES moving to Charlotte. Although I have heard from others that due to prominent locations, they would stay here, I have also heard that Charlotte would be better suited for the TV production.  We will find out soon enough which rumor is correct.

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The battle for the best Southern town is on! In the spirit of March Madness, Garden & Guns has set up a bracket featuring 32 great Southern towns going head-to-head for the championship. And your votes will determine which towns advance.  VOTE FOR WILMINGTON NOW (Voting ends tomorrow)

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REMINDER: Get ready to dash with your dog!  Or walk!  The 2014 Walk & Dog Dash is THIS Saturday!   Come join us as we raise money and awareness for the programs and services of Canines for Service.  It is a family and pet friendly event including a walk, dog dash, pet photographs, vendors and more.  The Walk is approximately 2 miles around beautiful Hugh MacRae Park beginning between Shelters #5 and #6.  The Dog Dash is an approximate 1.5 mile run with your best canine friend.   Kids 12 and under FREE.  Teens are $15 and adults are $35.

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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!!

WHAT THE WILMYWOOD STARS WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS WEEK!

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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 – 03/14/2014 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.

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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!!

Gregory Alan Williams Joins Cast of Secrets & Lies

charlesduttonThis just in: My sources have told me that one of our favorite actors that came into town for ABC’s Secrets & Lies has stepped down for health reasons. We wish the lovable Charles Dutton the best and a speedy recovery. Dutton was playing Ben’s (Ryan Phillippe) neighbor, Kevin. Hopefully he will return. While we send out lots of love to Dutton, we are virtually hugging Gregory Alan Williams who is now is in town to join the cast. He is no Greg Allanstranger 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. Greg, much like Charles, is a gentle and loving soul, according to many of his friends and so many who have worked with him on projects in the Southeast. So, welcome back to Wilmywood Greg!

Now with all that being said, all the details have yet to be confirmed.  I will keep you posted.

CHARLES DUTTON Photo Double For TOMORROW

Emergency photo double casting for tomorrow for Charles Dutton – need to find someone to match!!  From Ashli Bogart:
Wilmington NC- “Secrets & Lies” PHOTO DOUBLE CASTING FOR TOMORROW THURSDAY MARCH 13. I am in need of a photo double for Charles Dutton who can work TOMORROW THURSDAY MARCH 13.
Call time would be around 730 AM and we ask that you be available for what could be a 12+ hr day. PHOTO DOUBLE RATE IS $125 for up to 8 hr and time and a half after 8 hr.
MUST FIT REQUIREMENTS LISTED BELOW:
Bald African American Male
5’10 250lb
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If available please email recent photo, wardrobe sizes and contact information to secretsandliesextras@gmail.com SUBJECT: KEVIN PHOTO DOUBLE

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 03/12/2014 Joyce Gilliard, Jack Bender, UTD, SNL, Red Zone, How & Why

cropped-utdset062013_0012.jpgHUMP DAAAYYY!  Let’s do this! Under the Dome returns to EUE/Screen Gems wrapping up the premiere episode.  I think they are on more sound stages this season.  That means more cool locations we will never see until the show. Argh! Later this week they will head to some of their favorite spots in Currie and Burgaw.

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Jack Bender directed the first episode for season two.  Not only is he a talented director, but a talented artist as well.   The Wilma W. Daniels Gallery (200 Hanover St.) will be showcasing his work beginning this Saturday.  The artwork will be on display from the 15th 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 on Saturday, March 22nd from 6pm-9pm.

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Our beautiful hair stylist Joyce Gilliard, who got injured on the set of Midnight Rider in Jesup, GA and airlifted to the hospital, is getting her stitches out this morning.  She thanks everyone for her support.  She said she misses her Sleepy Hollow family and she looks forward to working again one day, but right now her main focus is healing.  Completely.  Love to you beautiful lady!  She took to tweeting this morning with an update.

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ABC’s Secrets and Lies headed downtown super early this morning to CFCC’s Union station.  It’s gonna be a big scene, lots of extras.

michael-cera-john-hawkesYesterday, we reported FX is FINALLY doing some scouting around Wilmington this week.  Charlie Kaufmann’s How and Why stars Michael Cera and John Hawkes.  Production offices open in about two weeks.

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The Sin Seer‘s producer and director flew in from LA this week as auditions are currently underway.  They are all about hiring as many locals as they can.  This includes actors and crew.  So congrats to you if you have an audition lined up with Overflow Entertainment‘s Paul Hannah and Angela White!

melissaMelissa McCarthy is on one hell of a subliminal marketing campaign connecting the views of Mike & Molly with her upcoming feature film Tammy, shot of course right here in Wilmywood.  If you remember she had Susan Sarandon on a couple of episodes on her CBS sitcom.  Next up?  Kathy Bates.  How many other cast members will guest star as we lead up to the Tammy release on July 2nd?

And speaking of Tammy, a little FYI, Allison Janney will be on Queen Latifah today!

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Some UNCW students are shooting a short documentary on the film incentives.  They have been interviewing people like Aaron Syrett from the NC FIlm Office, Wilmington Film Commission’s Johnny Griffin and Screen Gems’ Bill Vassar.

Shaun_KeepItRollingAs stated on their Facebook page, “Keep It Rolling” is a short documentary film about the North Carolina Film Tax Incentive and it’s significance to a healthy economy in North Carolina. Directing is Robert Conley. Sarah Flores is producing.  They are concerned about their future as well as everyone else’s. Show some love and support to these college students and LIKE their Facebook Page.

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If you are wonder what Kim Stewart is up to, she’s busy working on casting Upwards with director Gary Wheeler.  The project is shooting in Charlotte.

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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 – 03/11/2014 RUSH Kid Casting Call for Secrets & Lies, Under the Dome, and more

SecretsLiesYMCASecrets & Lies was shooting at the YMCA yesterday, now they head down S 17th St. for a little shopping scene.

RUSH CASTING CALL FOR PHOTO DOUBLE TO WORK THIS AFTERNOON (TUE MARCH 11) FROM EXTRAS CASTING DIRECTOR ASHLI BOGART. There is a 99.9 % chance that I am in need of a 49″ tall 5-6 yr old who looks TOmlike the photo attached. MUST FIT CHILD SIZE 5 CLOTHING AND SIZE 12 SHOE. Would need someone available around 3pm this afternoon and available to work until what could be 730-8pm. If interested please email a recent photo, height, weight, wardrobe sizes and contact information to secretsandliesextras@gmail.com SUBJECT: TOM PHOTO DOUBLE.
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UnderTheDome_Alex_Koch03102014Yesterday, Under the Dome was shooting downtown and a 2nd unit went to Southport.  I have to say Alexander Koch looked fabulous in uniform yesterday.  A little more about the downtown Stage8location.  My sources tell me that the location they are using is a vacant store front waiting to be rented.  So again, NC Film is putting money into the local economy.  Today they are back at EUE/Screen Gems.  Stage 8 is where the magic will happen with Mike Vogel, Colin Ford and Mackenzie Lintz just to name a few,  rocking their acting skills today. Looks like they will be on the lot for the next couple of days.
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The first day of production for the Nikki Tuscano project begins this tomorrow  downtown!
AmosAndrewThis week we celebrate two movies to come out of Wilmywood.  Amos & Andrew as well as the Hudsucker Proxy.  Contributor April Vickery’s got a great write up on the flicks.  READ NOW

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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 – 03/10/2014 Red Zone, Secrets & Lies, Under the Dome, The Show, Sin Seer

by Sheila Brothers and April Vickery

Happy Monday Wilmywood! Lots to talk about as we were blogging all weekend long!

MarkEllisTHIS MORNING: On the Sunny Morning Show on Sunny 104.5, Football Coordinator, Mark Ellis joins us at 8:15am to talk about the big open call for athletes for the The Untitled Nikki Tuscano Project aka The Red Zone.  Legion Stadium at 2131 Carolina Beach Rd. will host the open call from 10:30am-Noon.   Mark  has worked on projects such as The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spiderman.  They are seeking  Football Players for the pilot episode and are looking for male athletes ages 18-28.  Those auditioning should NOT be seeking NCAA eligibility through a college program.  Those selected will need to be available in Wilmington next week, however it is, per usual, subject to change.  Selected players will paid for rehearsal and shooting dates.  For all the details, please visit gamechangingfilms.com

The first day of production for the Nikki Tuscano project begins this Wednesday downtown!

secretsLiesSecrets & Lies  heads to the YMCA.  A little pool time for the day.  And please let me point out again, 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 t he Brooklyn Arts District this morning.  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!  Plus, great news. Under the Dome is running a 2nd unit, so that means more local hires! Yay!

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Overflow Entertainment will be conducting interviews and auditions this week for The Sin SeerSEE CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS NOW

theshowWell, we found out about the second feature that we were talking about a week ago.  The Show, the non-union feature about  the talented musician Percy King who aspires to be a great band director,  will be shooting in Daytona Beach, FL/Charlotte-Greensboro-Durham, NC/(Atlanta, GA-TBA).  READ MORE NOW

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An article came out yesterday from the Associated Press about the NC Film Incentives, the pros and cons according to legislators.  They also talked about the HIGHLY anticipated Impact Study that was conducted at the end of last year.  If you are like me, you have been EAGERLY waiting for this.  The good news is that it is done, and already some Wilmington folks have already been briefed on its findings.  It will be released to the public sometime this month. READ STORY NOW

SarahJones__SOCThe Society of Camera Operators paid tribute to Sarah Jones this week in its annual awards ceremony.  Earlier in the week a candlelight vigil took place on Sunset Boulevard with nearly 1,000 supporters in attendance. Sarah’s parents attended both of these events where they accepted a plaque in Sarah’s honor and spoke on her behalf.

sarahjones candleThe tragic death of 27 year old Sarah has sparked a great amount of attention to the importance of on set safety.   The film ‘Midnight Rider‘ has suspended filming since the encounter with a train that injured 7 crew members, including Sleepy Hollow hair stylist, Joyce Gilliard and took the life of Sarah Jones.
A scholarship fund has been set up in Sarah’s name and an address to send donations is included in the full story here.

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‘Midnight Rider’ Victim Sarah Jones Memorialized At Camera Operators Awards

Anger, Impassioned Pleas For Safety At Tribute For Sarah Jones: “No One Should Ever Die On A Television Or Movie Set. Period.”

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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!!