ABC’S “OFF THE MAP” IS CANCELLED AFTER SHORTENED SEASON

ABC’S “OFF THE MAP” IS CANCELLED AFTER SHORTENED SEASON

        A&E LOOKING AT OAHU FOR TROPICAL FOX SERIES                           Off the Map, ABC’s doctors in the jungle drama, has been cancelled, several Los Angeles sources said. ABC will make the announcement tomorrow…The hour-long show was plagued by low ratings…The show had a local crew of about 80….ABC still has the lease on the Hawaii Film Studio until July where production trucks and actors’ trailer…

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NBC TO SHOOT PART OF SERIES PILOT ON OAHU

NBC TO SHOOT PART OF SERIES PILOT ON OAHU

HAWAII FIVE -0 PILOT WRAPS “We have a hit television series!” a production exec proclaims. NBC will film four days of its pilot The Event on Oahu starting Tuesday, April 6 using at least two locations, Lanai Lookout and Kualoa Ranch, sources said… Blair Underwood (above top) plays the United States President on The Event”, described as a thriller chronicled from multiple points of view that centers on Sean (Jason Ritter, below), a regular man fighting his way through the…

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Australian Filmmakers Lead Seminars on Maui

Australian Filmmakers Lead Seminars on Maui

  UPDATE: The Maui Film Office in partnership with the National Geographic All Roads Film Project, Pacific Islanders in Communication, and the University of Hawaii’s Academy of Creative Media including Professor Merata Mita recently held a three-day seminar on producing, directing, and 16mm cinematography at the Wailea Marriot Resort and Spa and Kihei Charter School. The featured indigenous filmmakers from Australia included cinematographer and director Warwick Thornton and producer Kath Shelper (bottom left), and director Beck Cole (right)…      …

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AT&T To Film Two Commercials on Oahu Simultaneously

AT&T To Film Two Commercials on Oahu Simultaneously

AT&T descends on Oahu next week to film two commercials on the same days but in different locations using major L.A. production houses and New York advertising agencies. Harvest productions of Santa Monica, CA has done commercials for General Motors and Nike to name a few. The shoot will be at two east Oahu beaches on Monday and Tuesday but in the commercial is supposed to be the same beach. Hawaii doubles for Spain. The beach location in the story…

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HAWAII LEGISLATURE TO HONOR “HAWAII FIVE-0” TOMORROW

HAWAII LEGISLATURE TO HONOR “HAWAII FIVE-0” TOMORROW

              CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 took the iconic police procedural drama set in Hawaii, and updated the show’s brand appeal with a new generation of fast-paced, high-action, crime-fighting quartet. Tomorrow at noon in the House Chamber, the State Legislature will honor CBS representatives, the show’s producers, cast, and crew for the global success of its first season…     Honorees will include CBS’ senior vice president of Current Programming Glenn Geller, executive producer Peter Lenkov,…

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MAUI FEATURE STARS CREAM OF HAWAII MUSICIANS

MAUI FEATURE STARS CREAM OF HAWAII MUSICIANS

TALK STORY PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES SPY VS. STU IN PRE PRODUCTION! Get A Job, a comedy written and directed by Brian Kohne, has just finished its first week or production on Maui where the entire low budget project will be filmed…Filming started April 16… Get A Job is being produced by The Motion Picture Comedy, a partnership between Cicala Filmworks and Malama Pono Productions. The film stars Willie K (below) , Eric Gilliom, Carolyn Omine, Augie T, Amy Hanaiali’i, Jake Shimabukuro, Henry…

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Momma’s Boys Sought for Likely Hawaii-Based Reality Series; Kelsey Grammar Suffers Mild Heart Attack

Momma’s Boys Sought for Likely Hawaii-Based Reality Series; Kelsey Grammar Suffers Mild Heart Attack

UPDATE: Kelsey Grammer, 53, is resting in a Hawaii hospital after suffering a mild heart attack on Saturday apparently while paddle boarding with his wife Camille. The couple own a home on the Big Island. He’s scheduled to be released early this week…   AT&T descended on From Here to Eternity Beach at Halono Blowhole today to film a commercial highlighting the strength of the company’s wireless phone reception. Los Angeles-based Harvest is the production company. Some 30 extras selected by…

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PRODUCER CHRIS LEE TO SPEAK ON WEST OAHU PRODUCTION FUTURE

PRODUCER CHRIS LEE TO SPEAK ON WEST OAHU PRODUCTION FUTURE

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Imagine the West Oahu plain transformed into a film production and creative media center with businesses that produce high tech computer generated special effects for movies that are being made around the world.  Then imagine a new film production studio and a thriving hotel and restaurant industry to support that trade…Producer Chris Lee sees the future there as a place where film students can pursue their passions for the visual arts at the UH West Oahu campus…He believes that a development could…

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IT’S OFFICIAL! “HAWAII FIVE-0” IS A GO

IT’S OFFICIAL! “HAWAII FIVE-0” IS A GO

THE ICONIC SERIES TO DEBUT ON MONDAYS THIS FALL Here’s the link to the just released Hawaii Five-0 promos. What do you think? Make your opinions known. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJOhqxHnWa8&feature=youtu.be After 30 years off the air and a previously failed pilot Hawaii Five-0 starring Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett will air this fall on Monday’s at 9 p.m. Hawaii time…The hourlong police drama also stars Daniel Dae Kim as Det. Chin Ho Kelly…CBS executives made the announcement this morning in New York…

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