THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 05/21/2014 Asheville native WINS American Idol, Sleepy Hollow, The Perfect Summer, NC Film Incentives

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First off let’s congratulate Asheville, NC native Caleb Johnson who took it home last night and was deemed the season 13 winner of American Idol.  Woo Hoo!  Congrats Caleb!

PerfectSummerVia Director Gary Wheeler, some good news came out about the TV movie, The Perfect Summer.   The Christian Bookstore DVD release will be on June 3rd and Target and Walmart will be on August 5th.  Plus UPtv will be re-premiering the flick in June and it is already selling in the foreign market.  Great job cast and crew!!

Neil The Headless Horseman will be back. British actor Neil Jackson, who guest starred in Episode 7 of the first season of the drama Sleepy Hollow, is set to heavily recur on the Fox series in Season 2. He will reprise his role as Abraham Von Brunt aka the Headless Horseman. 

Susi HamiltonYesterday, we made another tiny step towards keeping our NC film incentives.  Rep. Susi Hamilton’s bill to eliminate the end of North Carolina’s film incentives (the sunset) overcame its first hurdle in the General Assembly today. HB 1142 passed its first reading as the House of Representatives referred it to the Finance Committee. The next step will be for the Finance Committee to consider the proposal, which has support from members of both parties.  Read HB 1142 NOW

Under the Dome is shooting on the sound stages today as well as PPD.  Lucky folks over there!  Max Steel is back at Ideal Cement.

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Perry’s Emporium has the exclusive NC Film Pendants in stock now! They also ship everywhere, so call them to order one or stop by and pick one up! Price: $39.95 Located at 2520 Independence Blvd in Wilmington 910-392-6721  They are open Tues – Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  I am wearing mine proudly!

filmjobsLOOKING FOR THOSE FILM=JOBS STICKERS? Sunrise Broadcasting has a few.  Feel free to stop by and grab 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! Film=Jobs folks!  Spread the word!

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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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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!

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WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/15/2013 – Eastbound and Down, Sleepy Hollow, Tammy, Perfect Summer

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Wilmywood, NC Film Crew Member of the Day:

Wilmywood NC Film Crew Member of the Day: Lauren - Key Set PA, The Perfect Summer

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Good morning! It’s another busy day in Wilmywood. Finally, we can start talking about these guys again.  Danny McBride wants you as Eastbound and Down Season 4 is underway!  And I would just like to put something out there one more time.  With EBD and Tammy shooting here, I am betting we will be seeing Will Ferrell at some point as he is producing both projects.  Pure speculation, but I would drop a 20 on that bet.  I will let you know if I hear anything.

CASTING: The 1st Extras Casting call for EBD is underway in Wilmington.  NCasting is looking for  “HOT GIRLS” between 21 year to 32 years old for an upscale night club scene to shoot at the end of May.  Check out NCasting’s FB page for complete details.

CREW: Looking for crew work? Send resumes to hboresumes@gmail.com,  put your occupation in the subject line.

Two out of the three productions are at our beautiful beaches.  You have a chance at some star sightings North and South today.

tammy_wilmywoodMelissa McCarthy and the Tammy crew moves from Castle Hayne to Carolina Beach today adding Dan Aykroyd and Susan Sarandon to the mix.  They are shooting at Carolina Beach State Park this morning.  I stopped by the set yesterday and I don’t see how anyone can not burst out laughing and ruin the scenes with Melissa’s brilliant comedic performances.  I am really looking forward to seeing this movie!

I also stopped by the set of The Perfect Summer yesterday.  Lots of great local crew on this one.  Plus, you can’t go wrong shooting at the beach.  The cast was in great spirits as well.  Jason Castro, JD Banks and Justin Barnhill were getting ready for their scene. They are back in Wrightsville Beach again at the surf shop (Aussie Island).  FYI – If you are a fan of the American Idol contestant, Jason’s last day on set is today, so get your gawking in while you can.   Now, I have to put the spotlight on Justin Barnhill for a moment as he is a local boy (Maple Hill) turned sensation especially in the modeling world.

Love to see success come out of North Carolina.  Aside from modeling, he is pursuing an acting career and is off to a great start.  The 21 year old recently did two episodes of Banshee and now he, of course, is filming The Perfect Summer.  Kudos my friend!

Under the Dome is taking it down a notch after big sets and explosions yesterday on Castle St. They are shooting on Chestnut St. this morning then heading to the lot for the remainder of the day.

In case you missed it yesterday, major rumors swirling about 20th Century Fox’s Sleepy Hollow shooting in ILM for the rest of the season.  No details yet, but I will keep you posted!

REMINDER: The Beach Boys are coming to the Odell Williamson Auditorium, Thursday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the box office and online at bccowa.com. Tickets are $69. There will be 50 special VIP tickets sold for the first 3 rows and a meet and greet with Mike Love for $152.00

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!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/13/2013 – VIP Afterglow, Bob Guiney, Scott Grimes,Tammy, and more

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What a mixed weekend!  Great times were had during the Port City Pop Con.  A HUGE thank you to Mike Roberts for putting on the event with stars everywhere! They were so kind and just about all of them said the same about Wilmington.  “Everyone is so nice here”!  Yeah, we know, that’s one of the reasons why we choose to live here! The Con included VIP meet n greets and a VIP Afterglow at the Calico Room downtown.

GuineyandGrimesThe highlight of the VIP party had to be Bob Guiney and Scott GrimesGuiney and Grimes put on an amazing duo acoustic performance.  We had Dee Wallace  and Ernie Hudson in the front of the crowd completely enjoying the performance.  FYI – they are the sweetest people in the world!  I really hope I get to stay in touch with those folks. Make sure you check out today’s podcast, I have a clip from Saturday night at the Calico Room on Front Street.  They also performed their original, “I’m Goin Home”  It’s a great song and is available for FREE on Sound Cloud!

The news of NBC’s Revolution moving to Austin, TX got some people down this weekend, and some outraged, blaming it on the politicians.  While I can appreciate the spirit and love for NC Film, I can tell you, they didn’t move for that reason.  The storyline is moving and with that so do the locations.  I will definitely miss the cast, but I believe it is not necessarily a bad thing.  This gives room for productions that were pushed back to come to ILM sooner as crew members become available to them.  All my NC Film industry peeps, I would love to hear your thoughts about my take on it.  Lemme know what you think by commenting below!

Now moving on to the productions that are still here.  The Perfect Summer welcomes American Idol’s Jason Castro to his first day on set!  They will be at Aussie Island Surf Shop in Wrightsville Beach.  Jason plays a laid back surf shop owner.

Under the Dome is still in Burgaw and Tammy is back on Nun St. again today!  Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Toni Collette will be on set.

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.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/08/2013

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I took a detour yesterday after attending the Home Again reveal (see previous blog post) and got to visit the set of Tammy.  I can tell you its got a nice energy.  We have some great local crew working on this one.  Today, they are back on Nun St.  What megastar is  in town and ready to shoot this morning?  Susan Sarandon!!  Yep, she’s here and she joins Melissa McCarthy and Allison Janney on set today!

tonysilvagniA big congrats to everybody’s favorite, local, world champion surfer Tony Silvagni.  He is officially Eric Roberts‘ surf double in the movie The Perfect Summer.  They began at sunrise this morning.   (FYI: Tony’s got an AMAZING surf school). Wilmington’s own, Swirl Films is producing this one.

Here’s some pics from this morning shoot!

Now let’s go Under the Dome!  They will be filming up in Burgaw today.  We have received a special treat from the folks at CBS.  Check out this Sneak Peek that was released this week.

Under The Dome premiers Monday, June 24 at 10/9c.

You have today and tomorrow only to see Arthur Newman in theaters, so make your plans to head to Carmike Cinemas for this limited release!  (check yesterday’s blog post for showtimes).

Port City Pop Con is THIS weekend at the Wilmington Convention center.  Get your tickets now!  Meet cast members of The Walking Dead, Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson, Dee Wallace, Margot Kidder, Noah Hathaway (Atreyu in the Neverending Story), Hank and Jed Movie Pictures (creators/cast members of Battlefield Friends and Doraleous & Associates) and so many more!

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.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD – 05/06/2013 – Downtown packed with stars, New Pilot ‘Home Again’

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Where is everyone shooting today?  Well, weather permitting, possibly.  Most are indoor scenes, so should be good to go.  Under the Dome will be on the lot today.  Tammy is back at Two Fat Ladies on Dawson St. this evening.  The Perfect Summer will be downtown today.

dan_aykroydThe Stars were out Saturday night in downtown Wilmington.  It started off with the big kick off party for Tammy was over the weekend at the Blue PostMelissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Allison Janney and of course Dan Aykroyd with his gorgeous wife, Donna Dixon (Sonny Lumet, Bosom Buddies) were in attandence.  Later, some beautiful bartenders met the Blues Brother at Bourbon Street on Front St.

Those weren’t the only stars out, however.  Many got the chance to hang out and do some karaoke with the Candyman himself, Tony Todd at the Browncoat.  And Nutt St.  had a plethora of stars of comedy for the Cape Fear Comedy Festival.  The headliner was Sean Patton.

homeagainThe pilot episode of Home Again will be filming tomorrow and needs your help.  Consider it Extreme Makeover: Home addition with Military families shot right here in Wilmington .  Amy Tipton, gives us a little insight: LISTEN NOW.

They need as many people as possible to line the streets at 9am  1800 – 1900 block of Wrightsville Ave, between the blocks of Pender and Metts (in Carolina Place near 19th Street) to welcome home active duty Marine, Captain Murphy.   So please attend tomorrow: DETAILS HERE

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.  Until then, that’s a wrap!