WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 05/17/2013 – UTD, EBD, Perfect Summer, Hangover III

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Wilmywood Film Peep of the Day:

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Marty Siu – Extras Casting

Happy Friday!  A couple of quick notes first.  Under the Dome will be in Burgaw all day.  If you miss the exclusive preview from the CBS Upfronts I posted yesterday, check it outEastbound and Down is still location scouting and casting photo doubles as well as extras.  Principal Photography begins May 28th.

Tammy gets a late start today as they head over towards the Brooklyn Art District today on N 4th St.  They break away for a bit for an additional scene off Farley Drive.   You can expect to see Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon on set today.  You can also catch Melissa in the latest installment of the delicious Hangover III.  Yep the Wolfpack is back in theaters on the 23rd.  Third times a charm as Melissa plays the character Cassie in the flick….take a look!  She’s at time marker 2:12.

Photo credit: Gary Wheeler

Photo credit: Gary Wheeler

A gorgeous start to the day!  A huge scene for The Perfect Summer today, and they are encouraging everyone to join in on the fun.  (The location is Wrightsville Beach, the Stone St. access (google it) from 7:30am-3pm) The big beach scene is a surf competition.  Eric Roberts and cast will all be out there.  Today is not a paid gig HOWEVER Kim from NCasting says she will be signing you guys in & promise to work you on paid jobs like East Bound and Down! All ages are welcome. They begin filming at 6:30 am.  You can come and go any time between 6:30am – 3 pm.

All beachy type wardrobe: bathing suits with cover ups, shorts, t shirts, sun dresses. No red, no white & no big logosIf you want the shuttle & not pay to park you can come to crew parking every 1/2 hour starting at 6:30 am until 2.  Crew parking is located next to the Wrightsville Beach Museum, 303 W. Salisbury Street.  

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates for you Monday 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 05/16/2013 – HBO, CBS and other three letter words

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Wilmywood, NC Film Crew Member of the Day:

Ian Prange – 2nd A.D., Tammy

Toni Collette took some time away from the set of Tammy to head to New York for the CBS Upfronts yesterday as she and Dylan McDermott star in Hostages .

It will have a limited 15-episode order. Her co-stars Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon continue filming today in Carolina Beach.  They will return to the State Park, then make a company move to Snow’s Cut Park.

Continuing with the CBS Upfronts, Under the Dome was presented yesterday at Carnagie Hall.  It was well received from those in the audience.  I asked one journalist, AJ Marechal from Variety, who was multitasking, blogging and tweeting every detail of the presentation, her thoughts about UTD.  She replied with,  “intriguing, cool effects.”  She is funny as hell and straight to the point.  I highly recommend you follow her @Variety_AJM. Under the Dome is shooting on Point Harbor Rd. at the boat salvage yard, then they will head back to the lot.  If you would like to be an extra on the show, and haven’t done so yet, they are looking for more new faces for tomorrow’s shoot.  Visit NCasting’s FB page for details.

Here’s the exclusive preview from the Upfronts yesterday: 

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Photo by Director Gary Wheeler

It’s a great day to be a cast and crew member of The Perfect Summer as they are in Wrightsville Beach again today! You will get to see Eric Roberts  on set this afternoon and all day tomorrow.  Gorgeous weather, so I hope they get some downtime to jump in the ocean today!

CROWD NEEDED TOMORROW: The production is looking for a crowd for the “surf competition” scene at Wrightsville Beach tomorrow.  No pay, but if you want be out there, you can come and go as you please.  There will some of our favorite local surfers out there, so they would love to see you supporting them.  Let alone you can hang out with the cast and crew.  Fun day. (The location is Wrightsville Beach, the Stone St. access (google it) from 7:30am-3pm)

HBO’s Eastbound and Down is getting closer to their production date and they are scouting your neighborhood!  I have heard from two friends now that they want to use their houses for the show.  Hey, don’t say no!  It’s good money!  The Fincannon’s are casting principal and NCasting is casting extras.  Production begins May 28th.

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 05/14/2013 – New Reality Show, Perfect Summer, Tammy, Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow

 

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Perfect_SummerAnother day in Wrightsville Beach for the cast and crew of The Perfect SummerJason Castro had a great first day as the laid back surf shop owner yesterday.  They will be back at it at the same location today, Aussie Island Surf Shop.  Looks like we will see Jason Castro,  Katie Garfield, JD Banks, Adam Horner and Justin Barnhill shooting.  I am gonna try to stop by the set today and get some scoop for ya!  Thanks to Gary Wheeler for the set pic!

A fun filled day for Tammy as well as they finally get off Nun St. and head to Castle Hayne.  We will be seeing just Melissa McCarthy today with about 8 extras on hand.  There will be a detour as  a 1-mile section of Blue Clay Road will be closed to traffic from Old Mill Road to Holly Road today.

Yesterday I posted the preview for Sleepy Hollow that was shot in the Charlotte area.  If you missed it, check it out now!

Super huge scene for Under the Dome as they are already rolling today at 5th and Castle.  Huge stunts too!  The scene involves a semi-truck crashing into a water tower.  This had the talented set construction folks super busy all week, building the faux water tower.  I was hoping for major explosions today, but I heard they are doing the visual fx in post (but maybe we will get lucky).  But it will still be exciting because not only is it a crazy fun stunt filled day, but it will also be star-studded as well.  Dean Norris, Rachelle LeFevre, Samantha Mathis, Natalie Martinez, Colin Ford – just about all the lead characters will be in this scene as well as a plethora of extras!  Where will be tons of coverage, so they will be shooting until the sun goes down.  This scene will affect traffic patterns as well so find an alternate route!

Doron Ofir Casting (the casting company for Jersey Shore), is casting a new reality show, American Proud – The Party is Down South.  They are searching for the proudest Southerners who are at least 21 years old that are ready to show the world they’re country strong! “If you like your chicken fried, and you’re full of American pride, we are looking for you!”  Local boy Mike Waggett is a recruiter for the company and is asking you to: “Git’er done and apply now!” Email a photo of yourself along with your contact info and tell him why you are “American Proud. ”

Fianlly, CONGRATS to Vanessa and Kim!  NCasting got the gig!  They will be casting Eastbound and Down Season 4.  Look for opportunities to work on the HBO show soon!

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 05/13/2013 – 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 05/07/2013 – Tammy, Homeland 3, Port City Pop Con, CFIFF

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Lots of little tidbits today!  Let’s start with where the stars will be today.  The fabulous folks Under the Dome are back on the lot today.  The Perfect Summer will be in Carolina Beach today.  FYI they are looking for EXPERIENCED surfers for their upcoming beach scenes being filmed in Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach.  Please submit a current photograph, age, contact information & wardrobe sizes to: perfectsummerextras@gmail.com with the subject SURFER.

Tammy is already under way this morning along Nun St.  Allison Janney makes her way to set today. Folks who were involved in yesterday’s shoot at Two Fat Ladies gave glowing reports about their experience on set.  Kristin shares about her husband’s time on set.   “He had a blast filming today and Friday.  He said Melissa McCarthy was so nice and hilarious. He sometimes found it hard to keep a straight face while filming.  She thanked everyone at the end if the day. Class act!”

"Crystal Head Vodka"The highlight of the day, however, took place at the ABC store down the street.  No, I am not kidding!  Dan Aykroyd headed to the liquor store and signed bottles of his Crystal Head vodka.  Yep, Glenn was lucky to get his hands on one! She also gave major praise (well -deserved) to the extras casting director Marty Siu.  People are going to have fun filming on Tammy with such great people.  To get in on the action visit the extras casting page.  They will be hiring over 2000 folks for this film!

Let’s also give a quick nod to the filming going on west of us!  Homeland 3 is just about ready to roll in a couple of weeks.  They are back in North Carolina, mainly in the Charlotte/Concord area. You can find all the Extras Casting opportunities here for ‘Homeland 3,’ as well as ‘Careful What You Wish For’ and ‘Banshee

Locally shot Safe Haven is hitting Blu-ray and DVD today. Although the film wasn’t released worldwide, it still managed to make a decent amount, pulling in over $71 million at the US box office.

You only have three more days to catch Arthur Newman (Colin Firth, Emily Blunt) at Carmike Cinemas in Wilmington.  It runs now  through Thursday, May 9th.  Showtimes daily are: 12:45pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:25pm.

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Finally, not only are we counting down the days until Port City Pop Con happening this weekend at the Wilmington Convention Center, but they have partnered with the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival which starts a day sooner (this Thursday)!  For this year’s line-up and to purchase tickets, visit CFIFF’s web site now!

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 05/03/2013 Another mega-star in town,The Perfect Summer, Tammy, Candyman, and more

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Happy Friday you beautiful peeps!  And we’re off!  It’s day 1 one for Melissa McCarthy and her hubby Ben Falcone.  The Tammy crew is off to Dawson Street today at Two Fat Ladies Restaurant.  That should be super fun!  Yesterday, I told you there was yet another  mega star coming into town today.  Well, I can now tell you that star….will be revealed after the break! or at the end of the blog!  Ha!

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eric-RobertsIt’s also day one for The Perfect Summer today.  It stars Eric Roberts, Sydney Penny, Jason Castro, Adam Horner & Katie Garfield. They will be shooting in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and downtown Wilmington.  The film wraps May 20th.

IM3 is breaking records across the world, first in Italy and now in China with estimated $21.5 million opening.   The previous record-holder for biggest opening day was Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, with a $17 million debut.  Many wondered why Iron Man 3 opened overseas first.  Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis said he wanted to open before the coming May Day holiday on May 1, when many foreign workers and schoolchildren have off. Experts say the US Box Office projections are well over $100 million.  Thank you Captain Obvious.

Actor Tony Todd (Candyman, Night of the Living Dead, Final Destination) is hanging out in Wilmington this weekend.  You can do some Karaoke with the Candyman at the Browncoat (111 Grace St, 910.341.0001) from 10:30-2am. Admission $20. Includes draft beer, 1 free raffle ticket.  He’s also doing a special networking dinner for all those aspiring filmmakers and actors.  Call the number above for more details)

biggest_loser_auditions1We had plenty of giveaways this week.  Here are the winners of the Biggest Loser Season 15 VIP Fast Passes that get you to the front of the line:

Missy Reynolds, John Mullis, Christina Miller, Jessica Tate, Tabithia Smith, Samantha Clanton, Stephanie Garcia, Carlos Garcia, Stacy Barnes, Drucilla Harrison and Angie McSweeney.  Auditions are tomorrow in Charleston, SC at the Music Farm on Ann St from 10am-6pm.  Good luck – we would love to have a Wilmington, NC contestant this year!

I am still giving away VIP passes to Port City Pop Con, which is May 10th & 11th at the Wilmington Convention Center.  ENTER NOW!

That just about does it for me; I will have more Wilmywood updates live at 8:30am Monday morning and every weekday on Sunny 104.5.  Until then, that’s a wrap!

Oh, P.S.  Please welcome DAN AYKROYD into town!! Wooo hoooo!!!!!

WHAT’S UP IN WILMYWOOD 04/03/2013

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Okay, starting off with two quick things.  Our local boys Tom and Mike Gossin from Gloriana will be on Jay Leno tonight!  And Under the Dome is filming on the lot today, so seeing your favorite stars is unlikely.  At least on set.

A lot of you wonder, if there are so many movies and TV show filming here, how come you never see any of the stars?  Well, you can spot Hollywood celebrities all over the city, IF you know where to look.  Or eat for that matter.  And these stars must immediately get the scoop on where to eat in town because most of these restaurants are local favorites.

WHERE DOES HOLLYWOOD DINE IN WILMINGTON?

Actor Tim Guinee from NBC’s Revolution told me one of his favorites was “Manna” (123 Princess St.) in downtown Wilmington.  If fact, the entire Revolution cast can agree on “Manna.”  Tim also said he really enjoys the “Flying Pi Kitchen” (402 Chestnut St.) just down the street.

Brunch at “The Basics” (319 N Front St) is a MUST downtown for the stars especially the day after a long overnight shoot!  If you drive just outside of downtown you will find a restaurant called, “Rx” ( 421 Castle St.).  This seems to be one the favorites for cast members of Under the Dome.

Sushi is also a common favorite among the stars.  And three local hot spots made Hollywood taste buds sing!  If you remember not long ago, “Yo Sake” ( 31 South Front Street) was practically a second home to the cast of One Tree Hill.  “Nikki’s” downtown location ( 221 N Front St.) is another hot spot as well as popular for sushi TO GO!

Not all the favorites were in the downtown area, however.  Director Casey LaScala (The Remaining/Donnie Darko) enjoyed heading to the Wrightsville Beach area.  He was a regular at the “Bento Box” (1121 Military Cutoff Rd.).

Actor Dean Norris as well as actresses, Rachelle LeFevre and Sharon Lawrence all agree that  local favorite “Catch” (6623 Market St) is a MUST DINE restaurant.  Then again, when you have a chef like Keith Rhodes, who wouldn’t LOVE IT!  If you missed it, check him out on Season 9 of Bravo’s Top Chef!  Rachelle, by the way, is also a fan of “Dixie Grill” (116 Market St.) & she says the best Sunday fried chicken is at “Cracker Barrel” (21 Van Campen Blvd).

Where have you seen the stars dining?  Post your comments below.  I will have more Wilmywood updates for you tomorrow and every morning (Monday-Friday) at 8:30am.  Also,  gotta good Thai recipe?  post it below! Until then, that’s a wrap!