BROOKLYN ON DECK FOR “BATTLESHIP”

BROOKLYN ON DECK FOR “BATTLESHIP”

Brooklyn Decker has been cast in the action-adventure Battleship that starts shooting on Oahu Aug. 30…The 23-year-old Sports Illustrated cover model joins Rihanna, Taylor Kitsch, and Alexander Skarsgard… The film is based on the adaptation of Hasbro’s naval combat board game. The naval fleet must defend the planet from alien invaders… Decker earlier this year was on Maui shooting the comedy Just Go With It Aadam Sandler, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Aniston…

EMBARRASSMENT OF PRODUCTION RICHES CONTINUES – ABC PUTS OAHU “ON THE MAP”!

EMBARRASSMENT OF PRODUCTION RICHES CONTINUES – ABC PUTS OAHU “ON THE MAP”!

JUST IN: True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard (above) will star as Taylor Kitsch‘s brother in Universal Pictures’ action-adventure Battleship…Skarsgard will play a naval officer while Kitsch’s character is described as the “wildly spirited naval officer who idolizes his brother”…Peter Berg is directing…Battleship begins preproduction in Honolulu in early August with filming beginning August 30 for six weeks… STEPHEN MCPHERSON, PRESIDENT OF ABC  ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, GETS HIS WISH During a LOST event interview this year with ABC president Stephen McPherson, the network executive had a difficult moment describing…

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“HUNGER GAMES” SEQUEL TO FILM IN HAWAII

“HUNGER GAMES” SEQUEL TO FILM IN HAWAII

OAHU GETS THE NOD AS LOCATION FOR CATCHING FIRE FILMING ON OAHU BEGINS AS EARLY AS NOVEMBER  After scouting Kauai, Maui, Hawaii island and Oahu, executives for Hunger Games: Catching Fire selected Oahu as a location for four to five weeks of filming beginning as early as November and including preproduction will wrap in Hawaii just before the December Christmas break. Budget for the sequel is in excess of $100 million, sources said… The first Hunger Games had a worldwide…

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AUSTRALIA PRIME MINISTER VISITS “FIVE-0” SET TODAY

AUSTRALIA PRIME MINISTER VISITS “FIVE-0” SET TODAY

Hawaii Five-0 which is filming in Kakaako today will get a visit from the Austrialia-Consulate today, including Prime Minister Julia Gillard, her hairdresser partner Tim Matheson (above) and staffer Susie Annus….Five-0 star Alex O’Loughlin was born in Australia…On Monday, the Five-0 cast will visit Hickam Sir Force Base for an event called “The Teaching Garden”…Then in the afternoon Ms. Chikako Ajisaw, Japan’s AXN, will “observe” filming at the production’s base at the The Advertiser Building… Actor Tom Sizemore (above) is back for the…

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CINEMATOGRAPHY PROGRAM WITH ASC AWARD-WINNING DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

CINEMATOGRAPHY PROGRAM WITH ASC AWARD-WINNING DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Presented by UHM Pacific New Media/Outreach College and Academy for Creative Media with Canon USA Professional Engineering and Solutions Division present Spend time with American Society of Cinematographers’ (ASC) heavy hitters on topics covering camera, lighting, and visual effects. The presentation is led by Ron Garcia (Hawaii 5-O director of photography; currently shooting TNT’s Rizzoli and Isles), The all-day symposium also includes Hawaii 5-O crew, plus a hands-on display of the new motion picture cameras from Canon USA… The free…

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BOOK ‘EM (AGAIN) DANNO CBS TO RESURRECT FIVE-0 as 2.0

BOOK ‘EM (AGAIN) DANNO CBS TO RESURRECT FIVE-0 as 2.0

    UPDATE: ABC’s LOST will hold an open casting call tomorrow Saturday Aug. 16th. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Ala Wai Elementary School, 503 Komoku St. The call is for both principal speaking and extra (non-speaking) roles this season. Applicants will fill out a form and and have a photo taken. The production is looking for all ethnicities especially those can speak a foreign language…And speaking of Lost, The Hollywood Reporter said today that Matthew Fox‘s new deal  gives him a 50-percent…

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HONOLULU SYMPHONY LIKELY TO RECORD PRINCESS KAIULANI SCORE

HONOLULU SYMPHONY LIKELY TO RECORD PRINCESS KAIULANI SCORE

  UPDATE: Tropic Thunder took in $7.5 million at the box office over the weekend pushing total revenue to $96.8 million. The $100 million mark should be passed this coming weekend… Looks good that the Honolulu Symphony will record the soundtrack of the film Princess Kaiulani over three days within the next couple of weeks after the film’s composer arrives from the UK…Producers want the film to have its world premier at the Hawaii International film Festival in October but…

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ISLAND FILM GROUP & REDHEAD PROD. KNOTS DEAL; PREDATORS IS A GO

ISLAND FILM GROUP & REDHEAD PROD. KNOTS DEAL; PREDATORS IS A GO

TIA CARRERE TO STAR IN & PRODUCE RELL SUNN BIOPIC Island Film Group continues living up to its mission statement to produce locally made and crewed features as well as using current or former Hawaii writers. The production company headed by Roy Tjioe and Ric Galindez will executive produce the independent feature film KNOTS produced by veteran Hawaii filmmaker Dana Satler Hankins….KNOTS is a co production of Hankin’s Redhead Productions LLC and Island Film Group… The  $400,000 feature begins 10 days…

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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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