Another sports legend hanging out in Wilmywood tonight!

English: Michael Phelps at Santa Clara, Califo...

English: Michael Phelps at Santa Clara, California, 2009. Français : Michael Phelps au meeting de Santa Clara, Californie, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps is here!  In fact, according to one of my sources AND as confirmed with a MP tweet, he is hanging out at the Carolina Yacht Club in Wrightsville Beach at this very moment!

Michael Phelps Twetted ‏@MichaelPhelps “#mdw USA there’s no better country!! @ Carolina Yacht Club http://instagram.com/p/Z1dDItSx1L/ ” Can’t blame him, we have some of the most beautiful beaches in America!

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NFL Star Running Back in Wilmywood for the Weekend!

Carolina Panthers fans!  Your boy is in town!  Superstar  running back Jonathan Stewart is spending Memorial Day weekend in Wilmington/Wrightsville beach.  He was spotted at Mayfaire, then I see he tweeted:

@Jonathanstewar1: I’m out here in wrightsville/”willmington” beach for Memorial Day weeknd enjoying the nice weather! #holla#northcarolina

Holla if you see him! Got Scoop?  Email me: sheila@1045sunnyfm.com.  Or message me on Wilmywood’s FB .  

Another Star Rolls Into Wilmywood!

Danny McBride Rolls Into Town

 

Enemy Mig has pushed production of Eastbound and Down: Season 4.  Originally slated to begin filming around the 28th of this month, it looks as though they won’t start shooting until June 11th.  Even though production has been delayed, it didn’t stop the star of the show, Danny McBride, from coming to Wilmywood.  Yep, he’s here and apparently spent part of his weekend at the movie theaters, seeing the #1 movie at the box office, Star Trek into Darkness.

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: 

Perfect Summer

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!