Tim Guinee talks FX’s How and Why, One Armed Man and the NC Film Incentives

timguineeI just got on the phone with Actor/Director Tim Guinee, who we know in Wilmywood from NBC’s Revolution.  We chat about FX’s How and Why, his award winning short film One Armed Man & the NC Film Incentives.  Great conversation!  Tim is one of my favorite actors to speak with.  Even though I call them such, I don’t do interviews, I do conversations.

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See ONE ARMED MAN this Saturday!
Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Browncoat Theatre @ 1pm
111 Grace St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone:(910) 341-0001

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Andy Garcia joins Max Steel cast

andy_garciaAndy Garcia is back in Wilmywood! ( He was here in 2013 for Christmas In Conway.) He has signed on to play the role of “Miles” who is a friend of Max’s mother “Molly.”  Currently, Andy can be heard and not seen in the animated picture, Rio 2 as the voice of “Eduardo.” Rumor has it that Mr. Garcia has had some Wilmywood ties in the past couple of months. The Emmy award nominated actor was one of the leading men in the running for the lead role in the recently wrapped pilot, Field of Play. (We know it as REDZONE).

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MAX STEEL – MATTEL/DOLPHIN/OPEN ROAD 
STATUS: Production begins April 29th
PRODUCERS: Bill O’Dowd,  Julia Pistor
WRITER: Christopher Yost
DIRECTOR: Stewart Hendler
LP: David Grace
CAST: Ben Winchell,  Ana Villafañe
CREW RESUMES TO:  maxsteelresumes@gmail.com

16 year old Max McGrath is discovering that he’s got a strange electric energy that emanates from him when he’s upset or excited, and it’s starting 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 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.

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/28/2014 Four production units running this week, CFIFF, Sean Webb and more.

Image Credit: David Pascua. Courtesy of EUE/ Screen Gems Studios

Image Credit: David Pascua. Courtesy of EUE/ Screen Gems Studios

Over the weekend EUE/Screen Gems held their tours for the first time in over 3 years.  Major success!  Thank you to all the media outlets getting the word out.  I have been getting more and more emails and messages from people who read the blog that are from out of state who love Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow and of course the staple, Dawson’s Creek.  They are heading to Wilmington this summer to see the sights and seek out the locations and pray they get a glimpse of our sophomore shows filming.   TOURISM=$$$ Just sayin’.  WANT TOUR DETAILS – GO NOW!

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Under the Dome will be shooting on Chestnut St as well as Creacy Ave today.  They head over to Burgaw tomorrow weather permitting.

Today we add The Sin Seer as well as FX’s How and Why to the mix. The Sin Seer will be on Shandy Lane today and our FX pilot is shooting on the sound stages today.  Our handsome Revolution guy, Tim Guinee, shoots today, but he will already be leaving us.  But he will leave something behind.  One Armed Man is a short film that has graced SXSW and was very well received.  And now it comes to us via the CFIFF and you can see it, Saturday, May 3rd at the Browncoat Theatre.  The short film is directed by  Tim and will be included in the 1pm film block.  GET TICKETS NOW.

Want the complete schedule of films?  GO HERE NOW

Max Steel was quite busy over the weekend.  From costume fittings to publicity shoots and the final arrival of producers, they begin shooting tomorrow!  Yay!

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The NC Film Rally is just 7 days away.  I cannot express how important it is that you show up AND bring everyone and yo mama!  If you haven’t already, please CLICK join on the FB invite!!  It will be Sunday, May 4th at 5pm on the Riverwalk at Market/Water.

Webb_FamilyOur friend and comedian Sean Webb passed away yesterday morning from cancer. Sean was a family man who brought joy to others through his life and through comedy.  He was a huge part of Nutt St Comedy and he will be missed.  There is an online fundraiser which was originally set up for all the medical bills for his treatment, now however, the family could really use your help. The fundraising site say, “Sean’s main focus throughout was to make sure his wife Christy and boys Nick and Christian, were taken care of. We would like to continue to fulfill that in memory of a great person.”  DONATE 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!

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!!

 

 

THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/25/2014 Under the Dome, Jessabelle, Film Rally, Max Steel and More

Woo Hoo!  We made it to Friday peeps! Let’s dive right in!  Under the Dome will be on the sound stages today. They will be back shooting on location in Wilmington on Monday.  We are moving from one production to 4 by Tuesday.  The Sin Seer and FX’s How and Why kick off Monday and Max Steel joins the group on Tuesday.  Max Steel writer Christopher Yost has just one thing on his mind.

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The Jessebelle trailer has FINALLY been released! Shot back in 2012, the supernatural flick is about a young woman recuperating at her father’s run-down home after a tragic accident.  No sooner than she arrives, Jessabelle encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother. It stars Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, Joelle Carter and of course our local favorite David Andrews.  They shot the flick off 421 on the Cape Fear River.  Most of it was shot in Town Creek at a house on River Road back.   WATCH TRAILER NOW

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The countdown is on! 9 days until the NC Film Rally in Wilmington. So what is my role in all of this? Well, I’ve been typecasted again!  I will be your Emcee for the day along with Bill Vassar from Screen Gems.  I am also in charge of rallying the troops and getting certain members of the film community and a few celebs to speak at the event.

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We have some serious work to do. Things to check off your list for the rally:

1) Click JOIN on the Facebook Invite.
2) Tell EVERYONE YOU KNOW by using the INVITE FRIENDS tab on the Facebook Invite!
3) Make sure you represent! Wear your NC Film Pride!
4) Make your posters to show your support!
5) SHOW UP with 10 friends!

Thanks Wilmywood, I know you won’t let anyone down when it comes to NC film!

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NHCCourthouseWork has begun to restore the clock tower on top of the Sleepy Hollow Police Headquarters, I mean, New Hanover County Courthouse. The $110,000 project is expected to take up to 4 months to complete. The clock tower was built in 1892.

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!

Also on Saturday, while you are in tour mode, check out the Downtown Lifestyle Tour from 11am to 4pm. WWAY reports that Ten cool homes will be open for the tour including the former residence of actor Dennis Hopper, a studio once operated by actress Linda Lavin, two above the shop apartments and two newly constructed homes.  READ MORE 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!

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 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 – 04/24/2014 – 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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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!

MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK: 

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!!

BREAKING: Stage Set for Film Rally in Wilmington, NC

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Stage Set for Film Rally in Wilmington, NC

April 24, 2014 (Wilmington, NC) — The North Carolina Production Alliance and the Wilmington Film Commission are hosting the 2nd annual NC Film Rally on Sunday, May 4th. The rally will begin at 5pm at the bottom of Market Street on the Riverwalk, and will focus on the bipartisan support network of the film industry in Southeastern North Carolina.

The rally is to help raise awareness for the vitality of film jobs in preparation for the beginning of the legislative session on May 14th – at which time the film incentive renewal will be examined by lawmakers. Speakers at the rally will include North Carolina legislators, Mayor Bill Saffo, county officials, and special guests from the entertainment industry.

All friends, family members, extras, vendors, supporters, and concerned citizens are encouraged to participate. For more information, visit the NC Production alliance on Twitter, Facebook, and at http://ncproductionalliance.com/.

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Katy Feinberg
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THE WILMYWOOD DAILY – 04/21/2014 – Under the Dome, Max Steel, The Sin Seer and more.

Hippety-Hoppy Monday!  Hope you had a great Easter/Passover weekend!  I tell you what I am soooo done with the crappy weather.  Seriously, moving to Tahiti if this continues!  Okay, done venting, let’s do this!

UTD_DVDUnder the Dome will be running two units. They will be heading back to Chestnut St. today as well as running to Currie.  Looks like CBS is back to do some cool interviews that we will I am sure before the premiere which will be June 30th!  Our Domies are going to have a busy day!– Argh! Why can’t I work at CBS! I so wanna be there.

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Our leading man Ben Winchell made it into town over the weekend as he gears up to play Max McGrath in Max Steel. His awesome counterpart, Ana Villafane who will play Sydney Gardner arrives tomorrow!  Looks like the awesome producer Julia Pistor (Lemony Snicket/Spiderwick Chronicles/Charlotte’s Web) will be making her way back to Wilmywood as well for the Mattel flick.

They will be shooting at Indochine next week!  Look at that, film supporting local businesses! Imagine that!

If you’re lookin’ to work on this flick, Marty Siu is looking for teens at the moment.  Visit her Casting FB Page for all the deets!

 

There’s a big announcement from EUE/Screen Gems Studios and you will hear it first on Sunny 104.5 tomorrow at 8:30am. So make sure you tune in!

ICYMI: Greg AllanMore cast has been added to the TV movie, The Sin Seer which will begin production at the end of this month here in Wilmington, NC. Earlier this week it was announced that Isaiah Washington, Michael Ironside, Lisa Arrindell Anderson and C. Thomas Howell signed on to the supernatural tale from Overflow Entertainment.  Now it looks like this guy barely had time to wash his clothes and straighten up his kitchen before coming back to our Port City. Gregory Alan Williams who was just here for ABC’s Secrets & Lies, returns to play Rose’s father, Clarence Ricard. Also added to the line up is Angeline-Rose Troy who will play Abagail Landers.

They will be shooting next week on Shandy Ln, Princess St. and Anderson St.

ncfilmNow all of this is great, but if we lose the film incentives, read my lips!  WE ARE SCREWED! You won’t be getting the daily film updates because there will be nothing to report on! I have been hearing some things lately that are making me shake at the knees. We need EVERYONE to help! Have you contacted your legislators yet?  If you work in the film industry, I am at the point of bitch-slapping you! We are fighting for 1000s of lives folks.  Thousands of NC families!  You think the incentives will pass with no help from you?  You are sorely mistaken. Yes, we know you are busy, but take two minutes during your lunch break and do it! Your job is at stake here! Okay, apparently has some more venting to do!  I am done…at least for now!  CLICK HERE for who to contact in your district and DO IT TODAY!  Wanna contact Pat McCrory? Please do!

filmjobsLOOKING 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!

MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK: 

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 – 04/10/2014 – Hank and Jed head to Boston, The Heart, Rick Catlin, Wilmywood B-days, Biggest Loser Winners.

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Happy Thursday my loves!  Boy, what another great week.  Today our Domies will be back in New Hanover County. You will spot them on Kenwood Ave. as well as Castle St.  We had some local boys that got some good roles this week on Under the Dome.  Don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about it yet, so I will just say congrats!  You know who you are!!

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Yesterday, the big news came out about The Heart. They are coming to Wilmywood! And it looks like they will be in pre-production beginning in May.

Kristen WiigIndian Paintbrush Productions is making this comedy and it will star Kristen Wiig, Sam Rockwell as well as Allison Janney (who was just here for Tammy).   Kristen will star as a cash-strapped woman who agrees to transport black market organs with a man she just met, to be played by Sam.  The writer/director Nat Faxon is no stranger to Wilmington as he has family here.

VIEW THE 2014 WILMYWOOD PRODUCTION SLATE NOW

ncfilmCan we please give a standing ovation to Betsy Jordan who is running AGAINST Rep. Rick Catlin (R-District 20) who is not our film friend.  Betsy had much to say after she reviewed his review for the impact study that was released last week.  I got 3 words for Betsy: YOU GO GIRL!    READ NOW

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(L to R)Tony Schnur, Nate Panning, Jon Etheridge, Brent Triplett, Bryan Mahoney

Our local boys Hank and Jed Movie Pictures are on their way to Boston for PAXEast, one of the largest gaming conventions on the East coast.  The convention sold out in four hours!  They were invited by Plantronics Gaming to be the stars of their booth for the weekend.  Their animated comedy series, Battlefield Friends, which derived from the characters in the game Battlefield 3, is the top show on Machinima’s sub-channel, Happy Hour. The Hank and Jed team announced that the premiere of Season 4 of Battlefield Friends will be on April 41st.  Go figure! I will be following them around all weekend, so I will keep an eye out for the fun on the Battlefield Friends FB page, which has already cleared 121,000 fans!

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 WATCH BATTLEFIELD FRIENDS NOW

Today let’s celebrate some Wilmington film crew members for their entrepreneurship and some cast members’ birthdays!

dukeBBQLet’s talk about something very important here in the south. BBQ! You like BBQ? Well, Wilmywood has the place for you! Duke’s Old South BBQ in Leland on Village Rd.! Duke’s secret recipes that have been in the south for generations. If you get a chance to stop in at Duke’s please have the pit cooked pulled pork and be sure to say hello to husband-and-wife team David and Bo McCall.  David is lending his architectural skills to the set design team of the upcoming FX pilot How and Why .

wonderSpeaking of local and delicious! It’s Wilmington Film Crew Member, Andy Krish!  Haha! And let’s not forget about his amazing rub, 8th Wonder Spice Blend! 8th Wonder combines 17 natural ingredients, including cocoa and coffee to create a unique, full-bodied seasoning that compliments all foods. All natural! 8th Wonder Spice originated in Wilmington, NC and is sold in grocery and specialty stores throughout southeastern, NC!

WUIW_longThe Biggest Loser Season 16 auditions are this Saturday in Charlotte and the show graciously gave us five front of the line passes to give away!  We had A LOT of entries, so after a random drawing here are the winners who get to skip the wait!

Erin Kidwell
Tarron “Bamm Bamm” Coalson
Nikki Muncy
Krystal Wilson
Sheila Alston

He was once known simply as the “wild eyed guy” on MADtv and the 7-Up “Up Yours” guy but these days, Orlando Jones is a household name. A name I’m sure many people will be tagging Twitter posts today to say “Happy Birthday” to Sleepy Hollow‘s own “Captain Frank Irving.”  Did you know that not only has Orlando been in over 30 films in his career, that he is also credited s_rg_fsborlando0910_with some video game voiceover action as well? He is a father, a husband and a producer, writer and director. Don’t wait until Sleepy Hollow returns to Wilmywood in May,  follow Orlando on Twitter  and tell him today! Happy birthday from the Sleepyhead HQ!!  P.S. FREE FRANK!

dean-norris-64th-annual-primetime-emmy-awards-02Big shout out to Wilmywood domie, Dean Norris who turns 51 today! We all know Mr. Norris as “Big Jim” the power loving local crazy man of Chester’s Mill and if you follow him on Twitter, you can see that he’s quite the larger than life man outside of the dome too!

This SAG award winner and Harvard grad with the charismatic smile has been in over 30 films and too many TV shows to count! (I don’t have enough fingers and toes!) Wilmywood has gotten to know Mr. Norris over the course of the UTD series and couldn’t be happier to know that he’s here to celebrate his birthday with us. I’m SURE the Twitter feed on this birthday celebration will be something we won’t want to miss.  “Hey, Dean!  F*** You, Buddy!  Happy Birthday!”

shannonRippyStill no sign of film industry friend Shannon Rippy. They searched all day again yesterday, knocking on doors and posting flyers.  If you can help, please visit this FB page Search Team for Shannon Rippy (Van Newkirk)

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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!

MOST POPULAR BLOGS THIS WEEK: 

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 – 04/09/2014 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.

VIEW POTENTIAL 2014 WILMYWOOD FILM SLATE

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!!

 

Wilmywood Birthdays This Week

by April Vickery

LaraWilmywood is celebrating four “Hard to Miss” stars this week! First off, Happy 44th to the timelessly beautiful Lara Flynn Boyle who is connected to Wilmywood by the film ‘THE ROAD TO WELLVILLE‘ directed by Alan Parker. Lara played the character, “Ida Muntz” in this 1994 comedy. WELLVILLE took the cast and crew to scenic Orton Plantation in Winnabow and they filmed several scenes here in Wilmington.
Lara has been in over 40 roles on TV and the big screen including the 1992 film WAYNE’S WORLD and her striking beauty paired well with her comedic timing to make her the ultimate weapon in one of my personal favorites, MEN IN BLACK II.  The Emmy and SAG award nominated actress is rumored to have just finished ‘LUCKY DOG’ directed by Michael Feifer. The film is in currently in it’s post-production process. She celebrates on the 24th!
Jason-Castro-(singer)-wallpaperOn the 25th, THE PERFECT SUMMER‘s dreadlock having heartthrob, Jason Castro turns 27! This American Idol came to Wilmywood to heat up the beaches as “Cody” in the Swirl Productions Film directed by Gary Wheeler in 2013! This Texas native is best known for his musical talents, but he showed all of us here in Wilmywood what he could do without his guitar.  THE PERFECT SUMMER took place ALL OVER Wilmywood and so many of our talented actors here got to spend days working with the crew. Working all day on the beach? Not a bad gig! Wrightsville Beach welcomed the light eyed crooner with open arms and wishes him a happy birthday!
babyI’m positive that on Wednesday the 26th nobody will put Baby in the corner for her 54th birthday! Jennifer Grey is best know as “Baby Houseman” in the 1987 film ‘DIRTY DANCING‘. Baby and camp dance instructor, Johnny Castle (played by Patrick Swayze) fell into forbidden summer love *swoon* set to music. This Emile Ardolino film wasn’t shot in Wilmywood, however it is North Carolina proud.  They shot this dance-a-riffic flick throughout Asheville, Lake Lure and Lure Woods here in NC. Jennifer was also in the 1986 film FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF with another one of our celeb birthday celebrators, Lara Flynn Boyle. Lara’s scenes ended up being cut from the film, but the work earned her a SAG card and Jennifer went on to be remembered as the big sister nobody wanted to mess with. Happy Birthday Jennifer!
vinceLast and certainly not least is the one and only Vince Vaughn who celebrates on the 28th! He is mostly known as the “funny guy” on screen but brought his character of “Rick Barnes” in 2001’s DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE to life with a fierceness that I am sure none of us expected. Luckily for us in Wilmywood it was all pretend and this intimidatingly tall actor (he’s 6’5″) was a big teddy bear who was often seen enjoying the many restaurants and pubs that downtown Wilmington has to offer with his co-stars John Travolta and Steve Buscemi.  Well, there was this one time…Nah, not going there!  Vince is currently filming TERM LIFE which is directed by Peter Billingsley in Atlanta, GA. Vince will be 44. Happy Birthday from Wilmywood!