THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/24/2014 – ILM Film Rally, Joyce Gilliard, Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, The Heart

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The BIG BREAKING news this morning was the Wilmington Film Rally!  The date is set for Sunday, May 4th at 5pm.  Supporters from all walks of life, this should be MANDATORY.  READ MORE NOW

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On February 20, 2014, Local 798 Sister Joyce Gilliard was injured on the set of Midnight Rider. There is 38 days left and so far they have raised $5,025 surpassing their $5,000 goal.  Please support our Sleepy Hollow hairstylist by donating today. – DONATE NOW  

WUIW_longUnder the Dome is running two units again today.  They will be at the sound stages, Trask Lake as well as “Lyle’s Barbershop” on Castle St.Yesterday, Sleepy Hollow put out their first casting call of the season.  They are gonna need 50 guys to start off with for season 2.  GET DEETS NOWThe Heart is looking at temporary financing troubles. Indian Paintbrush, the current financier of the film is rethinking the budget which is just a little too rich for their blood.  The film has an estimated budget of $18.5 million. Given information is stating that if the budget could reduce to $13 million that financing may not prove as hard to do. The Heart team has until next Friday (May 2) to either lower the budget or find another financier. Indian Paintbrush has not pulled out of the project, but is looking for other fiscal options to make this movie happen.  The Heart was scheduled to begin production in North Carolina in June of 2014.  We will keep you posted as more details come. READ STORY NOW

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WILMYWOOD WEEKEND REMINDERS:

Wilm Sign (1) (1)SATURDAY AND SUNDAY: EUE/Screen Gems Studios will begin their tours again THIS WEEKEND!  Very inexpensive, one hour long and it will be all things Dome.  Okay, more than just Under the Dome, however, you will get to visit the sound stages!  Woo hoo!  GET INFO NOW!

Crow_GiantFRIDAY NIGHT: We are nearing  the 20th Anniversary of The Crow and Giant is holding a screening with a Q&A from crew members who worked on the flick.  The event is TOMORROW night at 7pm.  There will be wine & beer specials and it is absolutely open to the public.  The event will benefit the UNCW Film Program & Cape Fear Indie Film Fest with the help of Fanboy Comics.   Giant is located at 1200 N 23rd St – Suite 209.  Call 910-200-9511 for more details or go to the FACEBOOK INVITE

EclecticSATURDAY NIGHT: Dress in your 1960s best and head on down to The Eclectic Etc (831 South Kerr Avenue) for a early evening fabulous party.  Hang out with some great filmmakers, crew and some of the potential legislators who are pro-film!  The 1960′s Cocktail Party  begins at 6:00pm this Saturday. GET INFO NOW!

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RIGHT NOW GET 15% OFF ALL WOMEN’S APPAREL NOW THRU APRIL 29TH! USE COUPON CODE: HEYMAMA  IN OUR WILMYWOOD SPREADSHIRT STORE!

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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!!

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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/18/2014 Mike Vogel Goes Hallmark, Max Steel, The Longest Ride, Shannon Rippy and more.

Hippety-Hoppety damn good mornin’ to ya! Under the Dome is off today as it is Good Friday, and a good Friday it is indeed.  However that doesn’t stop us from seeing stars, one in particular.

InMyDreamsFilmPosterOur homie Domie Mike Vogel comes out of the Dome for the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, In My Dreams this Sunday night on ABC at 9pm EST. (I know the video claims it’s on tonight, but it is on this Sunday) Nick (Mike Vogel) and Natalie (Katharine McPhee) are the perfect couple, only they have never actually met. After tossing coins in Haywood Fountain, the two start dreaming about each other. According to fountain mythology, they have exactly seven days to turn their dreams into a reality. Now doesn’t that sound as sweet as all get out! Don’t miss it!

MAXSTEEL_CASTMax Steel‘s Ben Winchell who plays the lead Max McGrath makes his way into town this weekend and his counterpart Ana Villafane will make it into town early next week!  Yay! Producer Julia Pistor as well as writer Christopher Yost was here as well, they are headed out, but will be coming back shortly as things will start getting super fun soon enough!

Looks like Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride has pushed their start date to mid June. I will keep you posted on any other details that come out.

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It has been 13 days since anyone has seen our film friend 53-year-old Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk.  Investigators with the Wilmington Police Department now believe there may be foul play surrounding Shannon’s disappearance. Apparently new information has come out that are turning the police’s minds towards the negative. They cannot say what that information is, but they are confident that foul play is at hand. At the vigil held last night on the steps of the federal building, the negative news that foul play is in the mix, it hit home for many. Thankfully in addition to the police on the case is the Cue Center for Missing Persons. There is no search team in the country better than the Cue Center. “Someone out there knows something and that’s why we have to spread the word. Someone may have seen something, someone may have heard something,” said Seidman to WECT.

WWAY,  however, has the latest on the vigil from last night. READ NOW

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Now if you live in a cave, I still think you saw this!  I was quite pumped about my article that was published yesterday on EW.com  All about Wilmington baby!  So thanks for the shares and comments.  Feel free to continue that behavior!  Ha! READ IT NOW!

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Earlier this week, we let you know that the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider was planning to continue production. Once the news broke on the internet, a Facebook page called, “I REFUSE to work on Midnight Rider” was created.

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Sarah Jones was killed on February 20, 2014 in Wayne County, GA while filming. Seven crew members were injured when a train collided with the set which called for the crew to be on a bridge. One member who was injured, Joyce Gilliard, is part of our Wilmywood Film Community. Help trend:  #BoycottMidnightRider on Twitter.

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That just about does it for me; Have a great Easter weekend and be safe! 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 – 04/17/2014 – Sleepy Hollow, How and Why, Max Steel, Under the Dome and more.

Happy Thursday my awesome peeps!  Let’s get right to it!

My article for Entertainment Weekly’s “The Community” section is out and like I said on Facebook recently, it is my dream article. It’s all about Wilmington, so begging and pleading with you to share it!  I cannot tell you how excited I am to be able to bring awareness to the Wilmington film scene and share it with the world!  SHARE NOW: http://bit.ly/RsiY2N I am totally counting on you!  Thank you in advance my fabulous peeps!  Send me a message and let me know you have shared it!

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Mattel’s Max Steel is two weeks away from going into production and they are prepping like mad. My sources tell me that Max McGrath himself, Ben Winchell could be arriving as soon as this weekend in Wilmywood! His counterpart Ana Villafane who plays Sydney Gardner should be arriving soon after.

sleepy hollow 2A surprising turn of events came out yesterday regarding FOX’s Sleepy Hollow. It looks as though the massive production will be going in a different direction when it comes to background talent.  A new extras casting director was named for season two.  Ashli Bogart will be taking on the monster that is Sleepy Hollow.  READ MORE.

timguinee And speaking of flying in, Wilmywood welcomes writer/director Charlie Kaufman into town. He’s gearing up for FX’s How and Why which begins production at the end of the month. And guess who is making a return! Just as Revolution’s Graham Rogers came back for Red Zone, we welcome another Revolution alum back for our FX pilot. Tim Guinee, who played Danny’s father on Rev, is returning for the comedy pilot. As I was checking in with the handsome devil as I do from time to time, I got the exciting news confirmed yesterday. “I’m really excited to come back to Wilmington,”  Tim said. “It’s like coming home.”  Although Tim has been all over the place filming TV shows and features, he’s been in NC quite a lot for our Charlotte show, Homeland.  Welcome back,  Tim! We love you!

And since it is Throwback Thursday, he’s a hilarious memory from 2012! NBC’s Revolution star David Lyons donated money to inflict pain on his cast members during our radiothon – Sorry Tim Guinee, but it’s flu shot time!

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Under the Dome is headed back to the Brooklyn Arts District again so get ready for some road closures and some snap, crackle, booms and pops.  Yes, they get to play with loud toys again.  They will be off tomorrow for Good Friday and will resume shooting Monday in Wilmington.

Heading over to Charlotte for a spell, the feature film Max which starts production in a few weeks has announced more cast members for their “war dog”  flick.  Joining Josh Wiggins are Thomas Haden Church and Jay Hernandez.

And congrats to Banshee‘s Geno Segers and Afton Williamson. They were just upgraded to series regulars! Woop Woop! Congrats!

Make sure to check out the CW’s Primetime News at 10pm tonight as I will bring you all the Wilmywood news for the week via boob tube with “What’s Up In Wilmywood.”

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.

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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!!

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/14/2014 Mtv Movie Awards, PaxEast Afterglow, Casting Call for How and Why and More.

By Sheila Brothers and April Vickery

Goood Morning!  Hope you had a great Azalea Fest Weekend.  This was the first Azalea Fest I have missing in 13 years.  Geesh!  But hey, it was worth it to follow our local boys, Hank and Jed Movie Pictures to Boston for PAX East.  A crazy time and worth every bit of dragging ass this morning!  Here’s a few pics from the weekend.

Our Domies are running two Units today. They will be splitting counties, one in Southport as they head back to the church and the other next to Screen Gems on One Tree Hill Way.

JuliaSarahStoneFX’s How and Why put out their first casting call over the weekend, and Ashli’s definitely got a tough one to cast!  But hey, this is Wilmywood!  So, spread the word for our girl!  See below:

WILMINGTON,NC-HOW AND WHY PILOT LOOKING FOR CAUCASIAN MALE AND FEMALES (WOULD LOVE TO FIND TWINS ). THERE IS A LOT OF INFORMATION SO PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY AND ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU MEET REQUIREMENTS.

We have one actress who will be playing triplets. I am in need to find 2 photo doubles (would LOVE to find twins!!) who can match her from behind to be used when we need to see all three triplets in a shot. We do have a young actress playing the role, but she is playing a tomboy so from behind it is very likely she will look like a boy. With that said, I would accept options of boys and girls but everyone would need to prepare to alter hair to match how they decided to have the actress look (but I am also seeing if production would consider using wigs). It would also be great if child has some acting experience because they might be asked to read lines off camera in some scenes.

This is a paid position, but the rate has not been finalized, but it shouldn’t be less than $125 per day. Those selected would need to be available to work in Wilmington, NC on Thursday May 1st, Friday May 2nd, Monday May 5th and Tuesday May 6th (please note that these dates can always change). Because this is such a specific look I am looking for, I am willing to consider kids from outside of the Wilmington area, but please note that we will not be able to pay for travel and lodging.

So here is what I am looking for: 11-15 yr old Males and Females 5’4 ½” and petite. I am not sure what color they are going to have our actresses’ hair, so I would open it to blondes and brunettes. The following sizes are in reference to girl sizes: Top/shirt- xs or 0, pants/skirt: 0, hips: 28, 7 or 7.5 shoe. In reference for boys, just need options of small petite guys who wear size small.
If interested and you meet requirements please send recent photos (one shoulder and up, one full body length facing the camera and then one photo full body length facing away from camera), age, height, weight, wardrobe sizes, contact information, and your location to howandwhyextras@gmail.com SUBJECT:PHOTO DOUBLE

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So this weekend was the MTV Movie Awards and as usual, the presenters, nominees and winner reminded us all of what a great time awards show should be. Congratulations to Wilmywood shot We’re the Millers for taking home a couple of golden popcorn awards.

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WINNER: Will Poulter, We’re the Millers

Nominees: Liam James, The Way Way Back; Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station; Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wall Street; Miles Teller; The Spectacular Now

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WINNER: Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter, We’re the Millers

Nominees: Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams, American Hustle; Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson, Don Jon; James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens, Spring Breakers; Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, The Spectacular Now

cats eyeOn Saturday, the Wilmywood flick Cat’s Eye turned 29 years old. The horror movie written by author Stephen King (maybe you’ve hear of him) and directed by Lewis Teague  incorporates a stray kitty into three different suspense stories. The film stars a young Drew Barrymore who was also the lead in another little NC film by Stephen King’s Firestarter in 1984!

Speaking of novels up on the big screen, have you caught up with Resurrection? Our beloved NC boy Jason Mott (author The Returned which the story is based on) and Kevin Sizemore are making NC film proud. Last night , Kevin’s character “Gary” was introduced and boy did he make an entrance!! Only a couple of more shows before the season finale. You have all week to catch up and then be on Twitter to live chat with the cast using the #Resurrection hashtag.

Speaking of that ABC hit show, it looks like the EW Community folks want me to save my interview with Jason for the finale. They have something in mind that I am quite excited about for this week, so I am happy to oblige!

 

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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.

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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!!

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/11/2014 Under the Dome, Film Impact Study, How and Why and more.

Howdy my loves!  Happy Friday!  Let’s get the party started, shall we?  Under the Dome is working in Currie today and they will continue shooting there on Saturday as well.

Yesterday afternoon, we announced Ashli Bogart got the extras casting gig for the FX’s How and Why.

AshliBogart After completing the pilot for ABC’s Secrets and Lies, Ashli trekked to South Carolina to work on Identity.  She is now back home in Wilmington and is ready to get started.  There will definitely will have few specialty needs. Those interested in becoming an extra on How and Why can register at www.extrassignup.com. If you have already registered previously, you do not have to sign up again.  Ashli will fill you in on the rest when she begins her casting calls on Facebook! Congratulations Ashli and welcome back!!

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Catch up on the latest on the battle of the film impact study! Hunter over at The Star News put out the latest article on the conflict.  It’s a great read, so get caught up on the latest on the NC Film Incentives NOW!

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Azalea Festival is bringing us the fun, the food, all the festivities and some meet and greets.  This Sunday, if you have kids that are fans of Disney’s Austin & Ally, Calum Worthy will be doing a meet and greet at Bailey Park.  He will also be the ringmaster during the Cole Bros Circus during this Sunday’s 4:30pm show.  For the complete list of Azalea Fest Celebs coming into town, CLICK HERE tscc3 This Monday, my next article for EW’s The Community will be on our NC author, Jason Mott who wrote The Returned.  The book was transformed into the hit show, Resurrection on ABC.  Regardless of the show being shot in Atlanta, the brilliance came from North Carolina! Where do you find the #EWCommunity blogs on Entertainment Weekly? Here! http://www.EW.com/ COmmunityEWWHere

Our local boys Hank and Jed Movie Pictures have arrived in Boston for PAXEast, one of the largest gaming conventions on the East coast.  They were invited by Plantronics Gaming to be the stars of their booth for the weekend.  

Follow along in the fun on Twitter @hank and jed with #BattlefieldFriends, on Instagram or on Facebook 

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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 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!!

 

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!

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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!!