THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – June 9, 2016 – Under the Dome, Neebs Gaming, and SIX

Mornin’ peeps! Giving you a few tidbits before I head out on vacay, so let’s do this!

Netflix recently conducted a study to find which shows are binge-watched the most and which shows are binge-watched the least.  Looks like Under the Dome is still a hot show to watch!

The most binge-watched shows are … Ascension, Between, Heroes, Orphan Black, Sense8, The 100, The 4400, Under the Dome, American Horror Story, Hemlock Grove, Penny Dreadful, Scream, The Walking Dead, Z Nation, Bates Motel, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy, The Fall, The Following and The Killing.

The least binge-watched shows are … Arrested Development, BoJack Horseman, Club de Cuervos, F is for Family, Love, Summer Heights High, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Wet Hot American Summer, Homeland, House of Cards, Occupied, The Good Wife, The West Wing, Mad Men, Narcos, Peaky Blinders, and The Americans.

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Our local production company Hank and Jed who run the YouTube Channels HankandJed and Neebs Gaming have become quite the You Tube stars. Recently, EA Games brought them to London and now they have been invited to EA Play to have some fun at their con. They will be doing a  livestream of Battlefield 1. Check it out on June 12 at 5pm EST. They will be going up against other youtubers and celebrities like Wiz Khalifa and Zedd. Haha! Awesome! Here’s one of their crazy trailers for it!

Plus, EA was kind enough to write an article about our local guys! READ NOW! 

Brent Triplett, Jon Etheridge, Tony Schnur, Bryan Mahoney and Nate Panning make up the lead team of Hank and Jed.

Neebs Gaming, their gaming channel, is on par to reach ONE MILLION subscribers by the end of this year.

 

SIX is flying through production and I know the cast is so pumped about our History Channel show airing on Monday July 18 10/9c! Have you seen the latest trailer?

There are also two previews for you to check out! GO THERE NOW!

So what has our SIX team been up to?  Let’s check in!

The Scoop on Wilmywood’s Team for NBC’s ‘Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge’

Solomon Harvey, resident of Wilmington, NC is back to competing with another NBC television show. This time it’s Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge! His team, the team you’ll be rooting for, is named the #BounceSquad. The name comes from some of the teammates’ place of work, Defy Gravity.

Here’s the lineup! Team 25: Bounce Squad – Aimee Flint – Amber Johnson – Luke Reynolds – Solomon Harvey – Tee Jackson

13382168_143267212755762_316824666_nThe new NBC show is inspired by the existing Spartan Race – the creators of the world’s leading obstacle course races – and highlights the competitive and athletic world of the wildly popular obstacle course racing phenomenon sweeping the world. In each episode six teams of five players will compete in an intense physical challenge through massive obstacles. A winning team will emerge – they will later compete at the National Finals, one of the most grueling Spartan courses yet. There is a grand prize of $250,000.

10412013_947001152050843_4211111945363266948_nFollowing American Ninja Warrior, it’s another family friendly, high octane and inspirational competition series. Solomon Harvey was recently interviewed, and here’s what he’s got to say 🙂

1. What attracted you to want to be on this show?

As a fan and competitor on American Ninja Warrior, I was attracted to this show because it’s done by the same producers. Also, I thought it was a great opportunity to bring a team of my very athletic and talented friends together. I love the team aspect of Spartan.

2. How did you form your team?

I went and talked to a few of my athletic friends. Aimee Flint who runs Spartan races and Luke Reynolds who is on my parkour/free running team, Sole Freerunning. I asked them if they would be interested in being two of my teammates. Then, Aimee contacted Amber who became our elite racer and then we recruited Tee Jackson, my co-manager at Defy who just got done running a triathlon.

3. What was the most challenging obstacle on the course as an individual?

The barbed wire crawl. It was 110 feet long. There was only an 18-24 inch clearance from the ground to the razor sharp wire. The terrain was made up of valleys and peaks. The valleys were submerged in mud and water.

4. What was the most challenging obstacle on the course as a team?

The slip wall. It was a huge, muddy nightmare.

5. Grand prize, what is one thing you’d do with it?

One of my teammates, Tee wants to start a foundation for breast cancer research and also a wellness foundation for those going through cancer and cancer treatment. I would definitely do whatever I could to help support her in starting that foundation.

6. Is your race dedicated to anyone or any cause?

As a team, we dedicated our race to breast cancer awareness. Individually, we all had our reasons for running. My teammate, Tee dedicated it to her mom. Me, it was definitely dedicated to my mom who I lost to breast cancer. In fact, we all wore pink bandanas during our race to bring awareness to the cause.

PREVIEW PARTY TIME!
Monday, June 13, 2016
Ironclad Brewery, Downtown Wilmington
10pm

They intend to have viewing parties for each episode. They have two set up already for the first two episodes Monday, June 13th and Monday, June 20th.

They will be held at Ironclad Brewery, downtown at 10PM. It has an awesome structure/space and they have a delicious selection of home brewed beers.

For the viewing on the 20th, they’ll have a half and half raffle table set up were the proceeds will go to the NHRMC Foundation for their cancer services.

Not only can you catch Solomon on Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge, you will get a glimpse of him on our History channel show SIX. He’s been working a lot of hours on the show.

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The Season premier for Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge is Monday, June 13th at 10pm on NBC.

Connect with Solomon now:
Facebook at /iamsolomonharvey
Instagram @iamsolomonharvey
Twitter @imsolomonharvey

Go Team #BounceSquad!!!

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – April 27, 2016: SIX, Good Behavior, Vice Principals and more.

Happy Hump day peeps! A few things to note today.

Now that Walton Goggins has filled the role of Rip Taggart, SIX is gearing back up! Woo Hoo! So glad they are back in action! You can spot them at the Budgetel Inn on Market St. tomorrow.

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Oh,  and did you hear about our fabulous SIX producer/director? The American Film Institute chose Lesli Linka Glatter as the recipient of its 2016 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. Wow! You go super, awesome lady! Brianne, I totally stole this image from you, girl!  READ ARTICLE NOW

Good Behavior will be shooting on S. College Rd today near Hugh MacRae Park.

Vice Principals, created by UNCSA alums Danny McBride and Jody Hill, will air it’s first season on HBO, July 17.

Journal Now, has a lot of little tidbits about projects with ties to UNCSA. READ NOW

Starring Cape Fear, SIX, Good Behavior

Happy Thursday Peeps!

Now that Walton has been cast as Rip Taggart, SIX can get back to work! Their first time back  on location will be at the Budgetel Inn on Market St next week.

Things are going swimmingly for TNT’s Good Behavior. They are going to be at Cubbie’s/House of Pizza today on S. College Rd. tomorrow.

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As for tonight, The Cape Fear Museum is having their big preview party for Starring Cape Fear! 

Visitors can explore the history of the local film and television production industry from the 1980s to the present day. View artifacts from several productions including Firestarter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill and Tammy. See a cape and the ear from Blue Velvet, an Iron Man 3 mask, and the jet ski beloved by Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) in Eastbound & Down.

Test your knowledge of past television programs and major motion pictures. Try your hand at the foley arts by adding sound to movie clips. Learn about Dino DeLaurentiis’ efforts to create the largest sound stage lot east of California and find out how North Carolina’s film incentives program changed the industry in the Cape Fear region. Starring Cape Fear! was developed in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of History.

Exhibit Preview Party

TONIGHT! Thursday, April 21, 2016
6-9 PM
Free for members; $30 non-members

Be the first to explore the history of the local film and television production industry from the 1980s to the present day. Enjoy light appetizers, drinks and live music by the Cape Fear Jazz Society. Hosted by Cape Fear Museum Associates. This is an adults-only event.

Six will recast Rip Taggart played by Joe Manganiello 

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Variety is reporting that our One Tree Hill Alum Joe Manganiello will be recast due to a health issues. He was cast as Six Team member Rip Taggart.

It’s a pre-existing condition and is manageable, however with the vigorous amounts of physical activity required on our History Channel show, Six, he will not be able to continue. We wish him the best and we were glad to have him back in Wilmington for the short time he was here.

Production should resume in May if they find a new actor is to replace Manganiello.

SOURCE : Variety

SIX takes a three week break; Good Behavior Rolls on.

Happy Thursday Peeps! There’s not too much going on that doesn’t involve Azaleas, but it looks like quite a fun weekend ahead.  Starting with tonight, the Avett Brothers take the Belk Stage in downtown Wilmington to kick off Azalea Festival. Snoop Dogg will also join in on the festivities as will Country artist Chase Rice over the next couple of days.

SEE FULL AZALEA FEST LINE UP AND ACTIVITIES

As for all the wonders of Wilmywood, our History Channel show, SIX will be taking a 3 week hiatus. I spoke with an A & E rep this afternoon and he said they are six_clappercatching up on some writing and will be back and revving to go in May. I know some of the cast members will be hanging around during their break, enjoying Azalea Fest, Pleasure Island Chowder Cook off, and all that Wilmington has to offer in the Spring.

TNT’s Good Behavior is still filming around town and this week and next week they will be on location on Castle St., Churchill Dr. and the NC State Ports.

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On a personal note, I have an online petition asking Gov Pat McCrory to repeal HB2. To learn more about it or to sign the petition, GO THERE NOW.

GetHomeSafeHave fun this weekend and don’t forget: Sunny 103.7 wants you to GET HOME SAFE this Azalea Festival weekend. Stop on by their studios at 25 North Kerr Avenue to pick up your FREE vouchers worth $25 towards a cab fare while supplies last…it’s good for Yellow Cab or Lett’s taxi service. The vouchers are courtesy of Port City Collision.

 

Inside the lives of SIX: March 26 – April 3, 2016

Another beautiful week here in Wilmywood and the cast of SIX is enjoying their stay with their new film family. Let’s see what they’ve been up to this week.

Many of the Team Six family stayed in Wilmington for the Easter weekend.

And some worked harder this past week than others.

There were lots of rehearsals and filming on the battleship and I’m pretty sure they like the location.

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Day off? Seals don’t know the meaning of that phrase!

These guys and gals have really become a family.

Selfie for the win!

Have another great week Team SIX! See ya soon!