BULLETIN: STUDIOS-SAG REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

BULLETIN: STUDIOS-SAG REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

    It’s been a year of battling but according to the Los Angeles Times Hollywood’s actors finally reached an accord Friday for a new labor contract. The tentative agreement between the Screen Actors Guild and the studios provides actors, who have been working without a contract since last summer, a two-year pact that the union’s president has vowed to oppose.     The deal brings relief to the 120,000 actors. SAG negotiators accepted a deal that was modeled on those…

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HFP SIGNS DAVID ANNABLE OF BROTHERS & SISTERS; WEDLOCKED A GO IN MARCH

HFP SIGNS DAVID ANNABLE OF BROTHERS & SISTERS; WEDLOCKED A GO IN MARCH

    It’s an early Valentine’s Day present for Hawaii FIlm Partners with the Hawaii-based company’s recent signing of David Annabelle to co star in Wedlocked, HFP’s first feature film. Wedlocked has been greenlit for a five-week Oahu shoot beginning mid March. Producers had hoped to begin filming this month but casting of the male lead took longer than expected, said Rann Watumull, producer and co founder of HFP. Annable, who appears in the ABC television series Brothers & Sisters, stars in…

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Now, let’s get REEL..

Now, let’s get REEL..

  BREAKING 4/26: Look for director Stephen Sodenbergh (Out of Sight, Traffic, Ocean’s 11) to bring his big budget pic The Informant (Warner Bros.) starring Matt Damon to Oahu in June. Prepping would begin next month. There have been two scouts here already. Filming would be no more than two weeks. Some of the Oahu filming will be on the island’s west side. Jennifer Fox and George Clooney are producers… The tentatively titled movie of the week/pilot The Reef from MarVista Entertainment’s producers/directors Sean McNamara and David Brookwell, and MGM will…

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“HAWAII FIVE-0” FILMING BEGINS MID JULY

“HAWAII FIVE-0” FILMING BEGINS MID JULY

ABC  EYEING OAHU FOR ANOTHER  SERIES CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 series is scheduled to start filming on Oahu July 15 while it continues to look for studio space. The network also plans to hold it’s series premier – the pilot filmed on Oahu earlier this year – at a Sunset on the Beach premier in September…Hawaii crew have already been contacted about signing on to the series with pre productions expected to begin in mid June…Hawaii Five-0 stars Alex O’Loughlin as…

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THE ANSWERS ARE! “STAR TREK”, “BATTLESHIP” & “HAWAII FIVE-0”

THE ANSWERS ARE! “STAR TREK”, “BATTLESHIP” & “HAWAII FIVE-0”

We’re Backkkkkkk!…It’s been Hawaii Film & Video Magazine production time so that’s what I’ve been doing…. Now let’s talk Hawaii production… You’ve probably heard the “rumors” about the Star Trek sequel filming in Hawaii…They’re not just “hopeful” rumors… Paramount has been scouting some Hawaiian islands – Kauai and Oahu specifically – and been asking for location information from other island film offices…Right now it looks very favorably that the Star Trek production will begin two months of pre production late…

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BOOK ‘EM GOV!

BOOK ‘EM GOV!

Gov. Neil Abercrombie tomorrow will make his first production visit as Hawaii’s top government official when he stops by the Hawaii Five-0 “headquarters” based in a section of the U.S. Post Office on King Street across from Iolani Place. The Governor is expected to arrive about 2 p.m…No word from production if Abercrombie is up for a possible role… Abercrombie is supportive of Hawaii’s production industry writing in Hawaii Film & Video Magazine’s January issue that the “local film industry…

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“HAWAII FIVE-O” WRAPS THURSDAY; “SOUL SURFER” TAKES 4TH AT BOX OFFICE!

“HAWAII FIVE-O” WRAPS THURSDAY; “SOUL SURFER” TAKES 4TH AT BOX OFFICE!

          SECOND SEASON FILMING EXPECTED TO BEGIN EARLY JULY ANNOUNCEMENT COULD BE MADE TOMORROW NIGHT   CBS hit series Hawaii Five-0 wraps its 24th episode Oiaio – which means truth – on Thursday at Aliiolani Hale on King Street…Although no official announcement about the show’s return for season two has been made by the network, that could happen tomorrow night at a special, private event at the MorimotoWaikiki restaurant at the Waikiki Edition hotel…Chef Morimoto, who…

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HAWAII SHARK ENCOUNTERS IN DEVELOPMENT AS REALITY SERIES

HAWAII SHARK ENCOUNTERS IN DEVELOPMENT AS REALITY SERIES

———————————————————————————————————————— Photo courtesy Hawaii Shark Encounters ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Oahu-based Hawaii Shark Encounters of Haleiwa is on track to be part of the new reality series Shark Boat in development by Hell’s Kitchen producer A. Smith. The project is about the only company in the United States permitting people to swim with sharks outside protective cages… Hawaii Shark Encounters is run by free diver Stefanie Brendl… The show will focus on the struggles that Brendl and her staff face as they attempt…

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HONOKAA MEETS HOLLYWOOD (AND JAPAN)

HONOKAA MEETS HOLLYWOOD (AND JAPAN)

                    Honokaa People’s Theater   PRODUCTION UPDATE: Right on the heels of the Wheel of Fortune filming, the Big Island scores again with the independent feature Honokaa Boy slated to shoot  Oct. 5- Nov. 15 in quaint Honokaa…  The film is “loosely based” on the book by Leo Yoshida… Here’s the story: In 1999 a young Yoshida visits Honokaa and falls in love with the town. He meets Dr. Kinney who owns the Honoka’a People’s Theater and asks if he…

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