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!!

 

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 08/20/2013 Heart of the Country, Lindsay Lohan, Sleepy Hollow and More.

sleepyhollowVoting ended for the advance screening for Sleepy Hollow last night!  Hopefully we did it.  I will keep you posted!  The gang is shooting in Currie NC today.

Christmas in Conway is back in Forest Hills and Eastbound and Down is on the lot today.

Word has it, Lindsay Lohan is still in town.  Although she was wrapped by the weekend, she simply loves it here!  She was in Marsh Oaks yesterday as they were filming a scene there.  Can’t say I blame her, Wilmywood is pretty damn awesome.

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Jana Kramer on Walmart Soundcheck Risers August 2012 (Photo credit: Lunchbox LP)

If you remember, Heart of the Country shot here last year.  The movie is out on DVD and On Demand today.  The movie was written and directed by Wilmington’s own John Ward.  It stars Jana Kramer and Gerald McRaney.  Our lovely Sydney Penny also joins the cast.  Sydney is also the co-producer.  Marty Siu did the extras casting, plus, a lot of great local crew members were on this flick.  The storyline: “With her husband jailed for Wall Street fraud, Faith leaves her life of luxury behind to return to rural North Carolina and the father and sister she’d left behind. A love between a father and his daughter, it parallels the famous parable, ‘The Prodigal Son’.”  ~IMDB

We will see how last night’s episode of Under the Dome fared in the ratings last night with the overnight numbers coming in around 11:30am EST.  I will update the blog when they come in.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 07/12/2013 – Under the Dome shattered records in Canada, NC FILM spending report, Perfect Summer TV Premiere

 

NCFILM OFFICEBased on the press release sent out by the NC Film office, out NC Film Industry remains strong! ( :::::SHOUTING AT TOP OF LUNGS:::: Are you PAYING ATTENTION politicians?  Sorry, you know I had to do that.)

Six months into 2013, the North Carolina Film Office reports a production tally of $250 million in direct in-state spending and 25,000 job opportunities for North Carolinians. As of July 1, more than 35 productions had filed “intent to film” forms indicating that they have filmed or will film in the Tar Heel State. The resulting activity accounts for more than 4,300 production days spread across at least 30 counties. The job opportunities include more than 3,000 crew positions for the state’s highly skilled film professionals, 1,000 well-paying talent.

EmmyYoungThe extras casting director has been named for the Hallmark Movie, Christmas In Conway.  Congrats to Emily Young of Taboma Casting, more details to come within the next two weeks.  Production begins August 5th.

PerfectSummerThe Perfect Summer premieres Saturday and Sunday night on the Up Network at 7pm, 9pm & 11pm.  Up is on Time Warner Cable channel 283.  Sydney Penny who stars in the flick along with Eric Roberts joined us in the studio.  LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW NOWTony Silvagni, who was Eric Robert’s surf double in the film is going to miss the private premiere party, but for good reason.  He is being honored tomorrow night at the Pipeline to a Cure which benefit’s the Cyctis Fibrosis Foundation.

Here’s our Under the Dome Promo of the Week:

Under the Dome is breaking records all around the world, this time in Canada.  The show annihilates the competition and broke a Canadian summertime record.  Coming out of Toronto, Global TV stated that the show garnered nearly 2.6 million confirmed viewers, making it Canada’s #1 summer drama premiere of the past decade. Ready for season 2?  Um…YEAH!  The folks are  staying under cover from the rain shooting at Screen Gems Studios today.  Eastbound and Down heads back to Masonboro Sound Rd.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 07/09/2013

 

Good Morning!  Another great episode for Under the Dome.  Actually, I think it was the best one yet!  I will be posting the overnight numbers for Episode 3 after 11am, so hang on.  These numbers are likely to determine if indeed there will be a season two.  Which means, according to my sources, the cast will leave us for only 6-8 weeks before they would return to Wilmington.  John Elvis who plays Ben, the skateboarding life loving friend to Joe will be in the Sunny  studio today.  I will air it tomorrow morning on What’s Up in Wilmywood at 7:30am and 8:30am on Sunny 104.5.

Also the Under the Dome Radio guys and I chat on today’s podcast talking about Under the Dome, Wilmywood and the film community.  They will post that later today.

Today the folks will be in Southport they will be shooting on  Howe St.,  Lord St.,  and E Bay St.   I would finally like to welcome Mare Winningham (Agatha) and Natalie Zea (Maxine) to the cast!  Better late than never!  Maybe you will see them in Southport today.  The cast just keeps getting better!

PerfectSummerSydney Penny will be on  the show “Home and Family” today on the Hallmark Channel chatting about The Perfect Summer that was shot here just a few months ago.  The movie airs this Saturday night on the Up Network which is on Time Warner Cable channel 283 at 7pm ans 11pm

No big news for Eastbound and Down as they are super closed mouthed about EVERYTHING!  But I can say they are shooting at Trask Lake all day today.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!


WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 06/18/2013

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So I would like to personally thank Angie at CBS up in New York.  Not only is she making this incredible Under the Dome Red Carpet Premiere happen in Wilmington, but she also lined up interviews with the film commission here in Wilmington, in Southport and beyond to do stories with all the news outlets coming out for this event.  The interviews will involve the economic impact of filming in this area.  THIS IS HUGE!  This is exactly what those politicians that are against the film incentives need to hear, and those who live in those counties these representatives live in!  News crews are coming in from all over the region: Greenville, Greensboro, Raleigh, Myrtle Beach, Charlotte and they will be representing the bigger markets with their reporting reaching into Georgia, Florida, Maryland and beyond.

The Under the Dome  Red Carpet event is just two days away, the Worldwide television premiere in just 6!  And the closer we get, the more we uncover about the actors and their characters they play.  Mike Vogel talks about his anti-hero turned hero character “Barbie” in this Huffington Post article which came out yesterday. Here’s an excerpt.

“Barbie is a great guy. I love him. He’s a former Special Forces operator. He’s gotten out of the military and since then, he’s done a bunch of odd jobs, trying to find his spot and where he fits in.

He finds himself basically collecting debts for a bookie and nine times out of 10, it’s a nonviolent ordeal. He’s not a heavy that’s going around thumping on people, breaking kneecaps, [saying,] “Pay up. Pay up.” Normally, everyone’s willing. But he finds himself in some situations where he has to defend himself, which is sort of the catalyst which brings him into this town and he happens to find himself here when this event happens.

So he finds himself stuck in a position of having had to defend himself after a rather nefarious deed and stuck in a small town where word travels fast and everyone knows everyone. There’s a lot of stuff swirling in the first couple episodes, and what I like about the show is, judging by the opening of the show, someone might say, “Oh, Barbie, bad guy — Big Jim [played by Dean Norris], good guy.” But that’s not at all the case. And I enjoy that it takes time for everything to unravel here and that everything that you see is not what you’re getting.”

Barbie’s love interest Julia aka Rachelle LeFevre was on Craig Ferguson last night.  Here’s a link to last night’s interview.  Great interview!  But I have to say one of my favorite parts was when they showed a clip from the pilot, and who was there in the scene with Rachelle LeFevre and Mike Vogel?  Our local boy, Mike Rosander!  Woo Hoo!  Great job Mike!  The Domies will be back on Chestnut St today, then they will head back to the lot.

If any of the past shows speak of  Stephen King’s future, music will play a big role in this Summer series.  If you remember the soundtrack to Maximum Overdrive that was shot here in 1986, it was doused in AC/DC’.  “Who Made Who” is the official soundtrack (minus Roger Miller’s ‘King of the Road’), a film that has since become a cult classic .  He’s quite a fan of  rock and Americana.  I found an article that listed King’s Ultimate playlist from 2009.  So, of course it makes perfect sense that we have, Under the Dome Radio.

And finally, speaking of audio, there is much buzz about this!  Originally the UTD pilot contained sound bytes from President Obama in an Emergency Address to the nation about the situation with Chester’s Mill, but they decided to cut it.  Why? The audio they used came from remarks the President made in a speech about Hurricane Sandy.  According to the statement issued by CBS: “The scene cleared broadcast standards, but both Amblin TV and CBS had concerns about using actual audio in this specific fictional context.”  I agree. It’s a sensitive issue, and just like the did with Mike & Molly during the tornado tragedy, they did the right thing.

Your next Mullet sighting will be on Market Street.  Danny McBride and the crew of Eastbound and Down are shooting at Neuwirth  Auto Center all day today.  Here’s a clip from last week w/ TMZ asking Danny about his corn rows of the past.

This will be the last day for Tammy at the GORGEOUS house on Cabbage Inlet during the big 4th of July Bash.  On set today is Sandra Oh, Susan Sarandon, Melissa McCarthy

PERFECT SUMMER PROMOThe Love Letter shooting at Bicentennial Park again today just off 5th St.  You’ll see Keshia Knight Pulliam, Lil Romeo and Jackee today!  Gary Wheeler is not only directing this flick but is releasing another with his Swirl pals!  The Perfect Summer premieres Saturday, July 13th on the UP Network.  Wanna see a clip?  Look how adorable Sydney Penny is!  But wait a second.  Weren’t they just here filming like a few days ago?  Man, they move fast!  Great job Swirl Films!

According to Box Office MoJo, ‘Iron Man 3‘ passed $1.2 billion this weekend, making it the #5 highest gross movie worldwide!

Planter’s Peanuts is shooting a commercial Thursday at the Wilmington Convention Center.  Mr. Peanut is giving a motivational speech, meanwhile a group is playing flag football outside in the grass.

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow morning and every weekday morning at 7:30am & 8:30am LIVE on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Or just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/21/2013 – Melissa McCarthy, EBD, UTD and More

It was the final day of production for The Perfect Summer.  The day ended with Sydney Penny (All My Children) and Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). Major kudos to Director Gary Wheeler and Casting Director Kim Stewart.  Here’s a few shots from the last day:

As seen in yesterday’s update, Eastbound and Down: Season 4s new production start date will be around June 11th.    It was originally slated to begin filming around the 28th of this month.  Danny McBride is in town so be on the lookout for Kenny!

Tammy-ExtrasAnother crazy day as the Tammy cast and crew returns to Spring Lake Park in Boiling Springs Lake today.  Another fun day of over 200 extras and the hilarity of Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon.  There was definitely talk in the extras holding pen as the killer tornado in Oklahoma passed through the town of Moore.  People were definitely affected.  It also affected Melissa’s TV show.

CBS decided to pull Monday night’s season finale of Melissa McCarthy’s Mike & Molly because its plot featured a tornado.  The network said in a statement, “Due to the tragic events this afternoon in Oklahoma, we are pre-empting tonight’s season finale of Mike & Molly, which has a related storyline.”  Instead, the network opted to show a repeat, but added, “The season finale will be broadcast at an appropriate date.”

The episode now on the shelf is titled Windy City. A network plot summary reads: “As [a] tornado descends on Chicago, Mike and Molly each confess important news to each other.”

Under the Dome will be on 15th St. near downtown Wilmington for the remainder of the day.  That’s means you have another opportunity to catch a glimpse of Mike Vogel and Rachelle LeFevre on location today.

Be on the lookout because another megastar rolls into town this week!

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 on Sunny 104.5.  Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  Until then, that’s a wrap!

The Perfect Weekend for The Perfect Summer