WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/10/13 – Tammy, Wild Blue, Under the Dome, and more!

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Under the Dome will be filming in Southport today.

Tammy, the big budget flick starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates is still in pre-production.  But if you are looking to be an extra on this comedy, they will begin taking submissions within the next two weeks.  I, of course, will give you the info you need when I am allowed to tell you.

Plus, I’ve got more scoop for ya on this movie,  really really big news actually, but I will reveal that tomorrow.  Wow, I totally did a Ryan Seacrest on ya there, didn’t I?  I will tell you…after the break!

But I digress…

The lovely Cassie Foss at the Star News solved the mystery yesterday, about the pilot looking to shoot here in June.  It’s coming from the Fox network.  Wild Blue is about a group of men and women working aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.  So far they have been scouting the Coty Inc. plant in Rocky Point.  It stars Mykelti Williamson (Bubba of Forrest Gump) as Master Chief Donald Bowman along with Josh Salatin, Will Rothhaar, Alano Miller and Gina Rodriguez.

The show will follow a group of young working sailors aboard a battleship.  Hey Fox, we got one of those!  Just sayin’!   No word whether a location scout have been to the USS North Carolina.

Still not counting out Dolph Lundgren’s Rescue 3 coming here yet.

UNCW Seahawks one more day to win a contest that would bring  actors Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson to campus for an advanced screening of the comedy This is the End, which will hit theaters in June.

The web site Eventful is hosting a contest for the celebs to show up at the college with the most online demands

The contest ends tomorrow.  VOTE HERE.   UNCW is in second place, only behind the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Tickets are officially on sale!  Ironman 3 – filmed right here in Wilmington and the surrounding area will open in local cinemas on May 3 in three different formats, including 3D and IMAX.  Of course they will have the midnight showings as well.   Purchase your tickets now from Fandango!

At Regal Cinemas, you can see the film in IMAX for $15.75 or in 3-D for $13.75. Or, do the marathon!  Watch all three Iron Man films back-to-back for $35.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am.  Post your comments below or if you got some scoop, send it my way:  sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 03/28/2013

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Okay, so let’s start off with some sad news.  Mainly because he was such a great guy!  Wilmington local screenwriter, Don Payne, a 1982 New Hanover High School graduate died Tuesday in LA. He was 48, and left his beautiful wife and young kids.  He’d been battling bone cancer for several years.

He won four Emmys and received six Writer’s Guild Award noms for his writing and producing on “The Simpsons.” Don also wrote the screenplay for “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” and “Thor.”  He wrote drafts for the movies “Thor: The Dark World” which will be released in November as well as James Patterson’s much anticipated “Maximum Ride,” which is still in development.  (If you haven’t read the series, get on it!  Awesome young adult fiction!)

Alright who is shooting where today?

Today,  you can spot the incredible cast and crew of Revolution downtown as they are shooting on S. 3rd Street.  As for an order for season two?  No one knows yet, but word has it, we will find out next week if will get more NBC love here in Wilmington.

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Now let’s go back Under the Dome!  According to onlookers, crew and cast, they all agree that yesterday’s shoot went awesome and the explosions looked amazing!  As I told you yesterday, the scene involves a house catching on fire and in turn sets another house ablaze. mattborn So now we are on to day two, the cast and crew are at Wallace Park again today, then they head back to 23rd St. at EUE/ Screen Gems Studios for some interior “On my God, my house is on fire!” shots.

The StarNews took some great shots, so visit starnewsonline.com and check out the sweet photo gallery by the talented photog Matt Born.  Under the Dome premieres on CBS June 24.

Now let’s go back to some movies that were shot in 2011 and 2012.

‘Stuck in Love’ starring Greg Kinnear and Kristen Bell was shot here last summer.  It will be released in the next few months, but it is unclear exactly when.  WECT says April.  Cutie pie Cassie Foss of the Star News says June.  Watch the full trailer with your face!

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The film Arthur Newman will have a limited release on April 26.  This is the dramatic comedy, which filmed here in Wilmington and other NC locations back in 2011.  ARTHUR-NEWMAN-POSTER_612x612The movie stars Colin Firth who loved Wilmington so, so much.  How much?  When he worked on the movie Main Street back in 2010 which was shot in Durham, he would drive to Wrightsville Beach on his time off.  One of the reasons he agreed to do the Arthur Newman flick, was actually to return to Wrightsville Beach.

Love it!  Alright – I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow and every morning at 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.  Post your comments below!