FOX’s ‘Shots Fired’ gets new Extras Casting Director.

Tona Dahlquist of Tona B Dahlquist Casting who is the Extras Casting Director for Dirty Dancing as well as FOX’s Shots Fired (starring Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and True Blood vet Stephen Moyer) posted yesterday that she was stepping down as ECD for the Fox show.

After serious thought and consideration, we have decided it is best for us, as well as production, for us not to continue on Shots Fired after Episode 1. We are letting everyone know Thursday will be our last day handling the extras. Don’t worry of feel bad, it was our choice. If we have you booked for Tuesday or Thursday, you remain booked and will receive your information from us as usual. Please know how very thankful we are to all of you for helping us out on this episode. You guys were FANTASTIC! We love you all and as always -stay tuned to the casting pages for our other casting needs. The series will continue filming until July in the Charlotte area. We wish it and all of the crew nothing but the best. The show will be a good show everyone. Please know my decision was personal and not based on any law passed or story line. Please continue to support the show if interested in filming. As I said, I wish nothing but the best for the show and all of the crew.

Well you know how many folks react to things, so it was a very smart on Tona’s part to add that her decision was personal and NOT based on any law passed or story line. She wants everyone to continue to support the show. – LOVE YOU Tona!

Well, 16 hours later, a new Extras Casting Director has been named – it’s yet another respected ECD we all know and love. Please congratulate Vanessa Neimeyer of NC Casting. She will be taking on the role effective immediately, so please refer to her Facebook page for all background acting opportunities in the Charlotte area.

I can tell you right now Vanessa will be looking for A LOT of teenagers for Thursday. So, if you are in the Charlotte, NC area, be on the lookout!

Extras Casting Director Named For TNT’s ‘Good Behavior’

Well, you’ve been waiting and now you know!  Big congrats to  NCasting’s Vanessa Neimeyer. She will be heading up extras casting for the TNT pilot Good Behavior starring Michelle Dockery and Juan Diego Botto.

There are no extras casting calls at this moment, and she has not released the casting email address yet, but she has already put out a call for vehicles. See below.

The Picture Car Coordinator is looking for vehicles. You will be paid through him, so it will be a higher pay rate then the extras car bump. You will also need to submit to his email address.
He is looking for the following New Year vehicles:
These vehicles will film in the Wilmington NC area.
To submit your Newer Year Mercedes that was listed from above, please email photos of your vehicle from all sides and list any imperfections on the body of the vehicle.
Under that you must have an open schedule in October or have someone who can come to set with the vehicle in Wilmington.
Email along with the following information:

For future casting call,s please LIKE NCasting’s Facebook Page. Congrats Vanessa!

CHARLESTON, SC: NCasting scores extras casting for WEtv series.

Congratulations to Vanessa Neimeyer of NCasting.  Sadly, she will be leaving Wilmington for a while, but she must go where the work is.  And this time around she will head to Charleston, SC. We are happy to report she will be the extras casting director for the upcoming television series for WEtv (Women’s Entertainment Television, South of Hell.

Eight 60-minute episodes of this supernatural thriller from  Sonar Entertainment and Blumhouse Television were ordered this past Spring.  The series is set in Savannah, GA and revolves around Maria Abascal, a demon hunter whose power stems from within. The premiere episode will be directed by Eli Roth and the network plans on a 2015 premiere.

Many of the folks who worked on Under the Dome are working on this project including producers and crew.  Production begins October 20th.

Vanessa will be doing an open call soon in Charleston, SC.  Stay tuned to her facebook casting page for all the details.

If you want to work  on this project, email Vanessa at with the subject that includes your “AGE/SEX/ETHNICITY/LOCATION”
Please include a current head and body shot with the following info:


BREAKING: Nicholas Sparks Flick Names Extras Casting Director

VanessaNcastingThe Nicholas Sparks flick The Longest Ride has named their extras casting director.  Vanessa Neimeyer will be accepting your submissions!  Congrats girl!  Visit her FB Casting page for upcoming casting calls!



THE LONGEST RIDE – Temple Hill Productions
STATUS: Production begins June 16
LOCATION: Wilmington and Winston-Salem
PRODUCER: Nicholas Sparks, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Bob Teitel
UPM: Leigh Shanta
LP: Michele Imperato Stabile
WRITER: Craig Bolotin (screenwriter)
DIRECTOR: George Tillman, Jr

The lives of a young couple intertwine with an old man looking back on the relationship he had with a lost love.

Character Breakdown for The Sin Seer: Auditions This Week

Overflow Entertainment will be conducting interviews and auditions this week for The Sin Seer.

STORY LINE: ROSE RICARD has been given a very special gift by God — the ability to see the sin a person carries in their soul. While she uses her gift to, hopefully, rights the wrongs in society, she alsp knows the gift comes with a price tag…

Please include in the subject line of the character’s name of who you are submitting for. Auditions for those selected will be this Wilmington. Please also include if you prefer to audition in person or on tape and a number to reach either yourself or your agent.

CASTING: Email to submit headshots and resume.

CREW: Email to submit crew resumes.

Here is the character breakdown:


Must be willing to be a local hire in Wilmington, N.C. No travel expenses will be paid if you are not from this area.

[JAKE BALLARD] Early 30s, Caucasian or African American – a scrawny, dingy, worn man who lives in a remote house in Cajun country, Jake is a surly bourbon-swilling, tobacco-chewing, rifle-toting country boy. A professional counterfeiter who forges documents for people in need of a new identity, he is paid a visit by Rose and Grant who are on the hunt for Abigail’s missing husband…LEAD

[BILL SHEVERS] 40s, Caucasian – Highly agitated and wielding a gun, he arrives at Rose Ricard’s office, hell-bent on exacting revenge for the damage done to his life. His teaching career ruined after being exposed as a rapist, he feels he has been terribly wronged — and someone should pay…3 speeches & 9 lines, 1 scene

[CLARENCE RICARD] African American 30s – 40s – Seen in flashback, he is Rose’s father, a “large man with a heavy presence.” A preacher, first seen reading his Bible, he scolds young Rose for using her gift of discernment thoughtlessly. He and Rose then get into a scripture-citing sparring contest. The two are very ready to defend their positions…7 speeches & 6 lines, 2 scenes

[YOUNG NIA] African American, 13 years old – seen in flashbacks Bright and already possessed of a very special gift from God, she is chastised by her father who feels she misspoke and behaved disrespectfully. However, Rose is prepared to defend her actions…1 speech & 6 lines, 3 scenes

[YOUNG ROSE] African American, 16 (18 to play younger) – seen in flashbacks – Defends the actions of her younger sister rose when her father chastises her.

[ELLA RICARD] African American, 30s – Seen in flashback, she is Rose’s mother. She is defending her daughter against father.

[DETECTIVE RIGGERS] 50-something, Caucasian, he is a veteran detective in New Orleans. He speaks amicably with Rose, telling her what he knows of two murders that may be connected…2 speeches & 4 lines, 1 scene

[BARKEEP] African American, 25 – Looking much like an “Egyptian princess,” she is the barkeep at the brothel, disappointed when she thinks he might be a cop…5 lines, 1 scene

[MELISSA] Caucasian or African American, late 20s – Plain but sprightly, she is the receptionist at Rose Ricard’s office. She is terrified when Billy Shevers puts a gun to her head…3 lines, 2 scenes

[MATTY] Caucasian, 50s – 60s – She is Abigail’s loyal and protective maid…3 lines, 2 scenes

[APOSTLE ST. CYR] Caucasian, Male 40s – 50s, the leader of the The Holy Deliverance Church that Rose visits.

[CARTER] Caucasian, 30s to 40s – Strange and gangly, he is one of Jake Ballard’s shady and nervous customers…2 lines, 2 scenes

[JAZZ SINGER] African American or Caucasian, late 20s – MUST SING – She is the sultry, sexy singer at the brothel…1 speech, 2 scenes

Producer: Paul Hannah, Angela White
Writer / Director: Paul Hannah
Casting Director: Lamese Williams
Wilmington Casting: Vanessa Neimeyer
Casting Assistant: Sonia Wells
Start Date: April 27th, 2014
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina


For Immediate Release – March 8, 2014 Los Angeles, CA

Overflow Entertainment, a Los Angeles, California based production company is gearing up to shoot the suspenseful thriller, “The Sin Seer” in Wilmington, North Carolina.

“The Sin Seer” – Rose Ricard has a gift, she can see into your soul. She can discern the truth from a lie and sometimes, she can perceive the very thoughts before they are formed in your mind. She uses these gifts to solve unsolved cases and bring closure where there is none. Her most recent case, unwittingly opens the doors to her own past and that of her new partner Grant Summit.

Overflow Entertainment is helmed by lead Producer, Writer and Director Paul D. Hannah, alongside his Producing partner, Angela White.

The principal Casting Director is Lamese Williams and Vanessa Neimeyer is the local Casting Director.

“The Sin Seer” is shooting in Wilmington, North Carolina, starting April 27, 2014. Hannah’s highly successful feature film, “The Marriage Chronicles” is currently airing on BET on March 10th, 2014. Check your local listings for times.

CASTING: Email to submit headshots and resume.

CREW: Email to submit crew resumes.

The Sin Seer to Shoot in Wilmywood Next Month!

Paul Hannah

Paul Hannah

Excellent!  You remember the two movies I was talking about last week that are shooting in North Carolina?  The Show and The Sin Seer. Weellllll – Hunter over at the Star News just reported indeed one of them will be shooting here in Wilmywood!   Last week I reported Overflow Entertainment is taking The Sin Seer to two states.  North Carolina and Louisiana. The story involves Rose Ricard who has been given a very special gift by God — the ability to see the sin a person carries in their soul. While she uses her gift to, hopefully, rights the wrongs in society, she also knows the gift comes with a price tag.

Is it just me or does John Noble needs to be a consultant on this flick? (Sleepy Hollow reference). Producing is Angela White.  Paul Hannah is the writer/director.   The production is for BET.  It was originally scheduled to begin May 5, but now it looks as though it is the 27th.

Congrats to Vanessa Neimeyer as she will be doing some casting on the project AND there are A LOT of speaking roles for this flick!  So get ready for some local hires actors!   Check her latest status update on her NCasting FB page!  She’s got all the deets: the character breakdowns and specific instructions.


FROM VANESSA AT NCASTING: CASTING CALL: Monday March 3rd, in the BURGAW area… I need men and women 18-55 years old and of all ethnicities that are in good shape as you may be asked to do physical activity in the scene. This role is either “MALE TOWER FOLK”, “FEMALE TOWER FOLK,” or “ETHNIC TOWER FOLK,”

I also need pick up trucks and a car that are NOT red or white. For the truck or car you will get an additional bump $15 if the vehicle is parked in the scene and $25 if the car is driven by you in the scene. “PICK-UP TRUCK” or “CAR”

NOTE*** if you have already been contacted by me for an upcoming scene is episode 1 of season 2 please do not apply.

This is for new extras to the show or people who are have been established as being Inside the Dome. This works 12 or more hours on March 3rd this upcoming Monday and pays 64/8 and time and a half after 10 hours. To submit please email subject line “MALE TOWER FOLK”, “FEMALE TOWER FOLK,” “ETHNIC TOWER FOLK,” “PICK-UP TRUCK” or “CAR” based on which role breakdown fits the one you are applying for. Include a head and body shot and the following information:





I decided it would be best to go a head and have the open call for background actors and for stand-ins next Sunday, Feb 23rd. 5:30pm-10pm at 1200 North 23rd street Suite 207.

I am very interested in finding stand-ins for new characters and returning characters. To be considered for a main character’s stand-in you must have full availability. You may not be needed everyday but you could be needed many days a week. The pays is 125 for the 1st 10 hours and time and a half after that. You must be in the Wilmington area as we do not put anyone up or pay for travel. If you would like to be considered for a main character or day playing stand-in and have never worked with me I do encourage you to attend so I can talk to you. I will definitely need female red haired Caucasians that are between 5ft 7 or 5ft 8. To submit for extra work or stand-in work please bring a head shot and a full body shot that are 4×6 in size as we are not taking any photos. 

If you can not make it please know that I will be posting my casting calls on facebook and you can also submit via email.

(I haven’t released the new extras email for season 2 submissions)

I just want everyone to understand if you come to the open call that I will still need you to submit by email to individual casting calls throughout the season. IF YOU CAN NOT ATTEND THIS IN NO WAY KNOCKS YOU OUT OF BEING ABLE TO WORK AS A STAND-IN OR AN EXTRA. I like to have hard copies and virtual copies of people on file. This is all free. Come meet my new assistant Danecka Peyton and my new interns!

Also it will be a good time and we can all get together and talk about how excited we are to get back Under the Dome!

Feature and Pilot coming to NC, Max Steel hires LP, Sleepy Hollow 2, Full Belly Project.

Happy Monday Wilmywood!  Lots of great news this morning!

Max_DoggieWell, it looks like not only will North Carolina see Max Steel, but we will also see, Max! Get ready dog lovers, here comes a family adventure from MGM Studios, Sunswept Entertainment and Picture 8 Productions.  This family adventure film is inspired by true events.

A Belgian Shepard Malinois military working dog returns from active service in Afghanistan traumatized by his handler’s death. Erratic and dangerous, Max is adopted by the bereaved family and bonds with the marine’s troubled 14-year old brother. Together they unravel the secret behind his brother’s death and pull a family together again.

BoazYakinAlthough we cannot confirm if it will shoot in Wilmington, we can say it will be NC proud.  Production begins May 5th and will wrap around June 20th.  Release date is set for 2015. Producing is Karen Rosenfelt (Percy Jackson / Twilight).  Writer/Director/EP is Boaz Yakin. This  is Yakin’s first family film since Remember The Titans. He most recently wrote Now You See Me, which our Sleepy Hollow buddies Kurtzman and Orci produced.

Do we have them to thank for bragging about North Carolina and bringing Max here? If that is the case, Now You See Me 2 begins production in September and we can all hope that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci bring that production here, too.

SEASON2And speaking our buddies, it looks like we can expect to branch out when it comes to the small town of Wilmington, aka Sleepy Hollow.  TV Guide reports that  the producers are ready to get Ichabod Crane out of his comfort  zone in season 2; not that he has been completely comfortable with new technology and Starbucks on every block.  “He’s been in this town the whole time and he’s adapted very well, but I’d like to see his reaction the first time he gets on an airplane,” Orci says. “We were joking that he thinks, ‘Oh, are we driving all the way there in this thing?’ And then the plane takes off. Imagine seeing the White House and all the stuff that he never got to see that are the fruit of his labor and his sacrifice. Things like that will blow his mind.” READ ARTICLE NOW

Continuing with ties and undecided locations, George Parra is working on the feature film Risk that is going to begin production this summer.  It would be nice to see him come back a third time as he produced two films here: A Good Old Fashion Orgy and The Squeeze.


Max-SteelNow onto Max Steel, congrats to David Grace, he has been named Line Producer for Mattel’s flick, produced by Bill O’Dowd and Julia Pistor (Spiderwick Chronicles).  Writer is Christopher Yost (Thor: The Dark World) Director: Stewart Hendler.

The story revolves around 16 year old Max McGrath (Ben Winchell) who discovers that he’s got a strange electric energy that emanates from him when he’s upset or excited, and it’s starts to grow beyond his control. With his scientist father dead and his mom Molly unwilling to talk about what really happened in the accident that killed him, Max is resigned to trying to fit in to yet another new school–where he finds himself attracted to the quirky, independent-minded Sydney (Ana Villafane) and develops a friendship with an old colleague of his dad’s, Miles Edwards. But the most startling thing that happens to Max is the arrival of a small, crab-like alien named Steel, whose memory may be faulty but who knows one thing for certain: he’s there to protect Max, and he’s been sent by Max’s father.

Nikki Toscano

Nikki Toscano

Moving on to another TV pilot.  CBS is bringing another pilot to North Carolina. Currently it is a Untitled Nikki Toscano Project written (and produced) by yes, Nikki Toscano (Revenge). They are currently set to begin production March 17th. Producer will be Kerry Ehrin.  The drama centers on a retired CIA operative who, when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., is pulled back into action, forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists are being bred.  No word yet on whether this production will be in Wilmington.

REMINDER: “Hollywood East” panel, hosted by the New Hanover County Public Library is tonight at 6pm Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Road.

The panel includesg Bill Vassar (EUE ScreenGems), Johnny Griffin (Wilmington Film Commish),  Vanessa Neimeyer (NCasting),  and Terry Linehan (UNCW).  They will be talkin’ a little about everything.  This is not a rally for the incentives, but it will be a nice chance to chat with everyone.


Plus, our friends from Basecamp Luxe will be on hand with one of the three Vintage Airstream trailers that are available for rent for TV/Film productions.  If you haven’t seen them, here’s your opportunity!  They are AWESOME!

post cardEnjoy a night of international cuisine inspired by the countries in which we work, the world beats of Axiom, and a wide array of both live and silent auction items from all over the world.  See our award-winning inventions, and learn more about our expanding mission to benefit rural communities around the world.

WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2014 6:00-10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Coastline Conference & Event Center, 501 Nutt St., Wilmington NC

ADMISSION: $50 in advance from or 910-452-0975

MORE: The Full Belly Project empowers rural communities by designing and distributing income-generating agricultural devices to improve life. We want to share our efforts in developing local businesses, increasing household incomes, combating hunger, and benefiting the environment.



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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 02/06/2014 – GOOD LAWD! Max Steel, Secrets Lies, Under the Dome, Steven Fiore and more!

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:  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB  or on Twitter You can also just post your comments below!  Until then, that’s a wrap!!