SANDLER’S “JUST GO WITH IT” IN THIRD WEEK OF MAUI FILMING

SANDLER’S “JUST GO WITH IT” IN THIRD WEEK OF MAUI FILMING

CLOONEY AND THE DESCENDANTS’ TEAM WRAP KAUAI SHOOTING ON FRIDAY THEN BACK TO OAHU FOR TWO MORE WEEKS George Clooney (above) filming on the beach at Hanalai, Kauai where they filmed today. Tomorrow the production will shift locations to a nearby beachfront home for the rest of the week…Filming will continue on Oahu on Monday May 10 for 2-3 more weeks… It’s hard to imagine that Adam Sandler’s Just Go For It feature now filming on Maui can much better…

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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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CLINT’S “HEREAFTER” CONSIDERING MAUI FOR JAN. TIDAL WAVE

CLINT’S “HEREAFTER” CONSIDERING MAUI FOR JAN. TIDAL WAVE

FOX SEARCHLIGHTS’ PREDATORS SPENDS MILLION$ DURING JUST COMPLETED BIG ISLAND FILMING Hawaii-bound productions are riding the Aloha State wave in droves that is likely to make 2010 a banner year for production revenues, crew employment, and publicity. Clint Eastwood’s film Hereafter could do its three-day filming on Maui instead of Oahu though Reel Hawaii had been told that sets are being considered to be built at Kualoa Ranch locations for the January filming. Other sources say the production strongly is…

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FINALLY! REEL HAWAII ROLLS OUT

FINALLY! REEL HAWAII ROLLS OUT

Welcome to the new and revised Reel Hawaii, a weekly news collection of Hawaii’s production business, primarily film, television, commercials, photo shoots, and current information about those who work here in the business. The blog will be published each Wednesday though breaking news – and corrections – can be added before the new one is put up.  Reel Hawaii will be mass Emailed — several hundred at first — not only to Hawaii Film & Video Magazine recipients but other production companies, studios, and…

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EASTWOOD’S “HEREAFTER” MAUI FILMING JAN. 12, 13, & 14

EASTWOOD’S “HEREAFTER” MAUI FILMING JAN. 12, 13, & 14

Lahaina’s Front Street (above) is one of the three locations for Clint Eastwood‘s film Hereafter in which the sometime-Maui resident is directing…Filming is Jan. 12, 13, and 14. Front Street will be closed for a day long shoot – dawn to dusk – a first for a film in Maui County. The two other locations are on the westside  including a hotel and sets being built on private land in Kapalua… Cast and crew reportedly will stay at the Westin Kaanapali…

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PLAY IT AGAIN DOG! ANOTHER BOUNTY HUNTER WEDDING FOR A&E

PLAY IT AGAIN DOG! ANOTHER BOUNTY HUNTER WEDDING FOR A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 19 update   Duane “Dog” Chapman‘s daughter Lyssa Chapman II, 21 will be married Friday Feb. 2o  at 5:30 p.m. at  Lanikuhonua in Ko Olina will be filmed for the A&E reality series, Dog, the Bounty Hunter. Lyssa, known on the show as Baby Lyssa as a member of Chapman’s posse, is marrying her boyfriend of three years, Brahman “Bo” Galanti…Some 200 family and friends are expected to attend as well as media… …The wedding preparations at the adjacent JW…

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BEN STILLER & REESE WITHERSPOON REPORTEDLY IN OAHU-BASED ADVENTURE COMEDY

BEN STILLER & REESE WITHERSPOON REPORTEDLY IN OAHU-BASED ADVENTURE COMEDY

                Ben Stiller is scheduled to head back to Hawaii in January with Reese Witherspoon for an adventure comedy Sony feature now being called Untitled Cameron Crowe Project. Crowe is the director. According to L.A. and Hawaii sources the film focuses on Brian Gilcrest, late 30s, angry military contractor in middle age who has trouble with women and has few friends. The United States Army hires him to travel to Hawaii to help launch…

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CBS RELEASES “HAWAII-FIVE-0” TEASER

CBS RELEASES “HAWAII-FIVE-0” TEASER

WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE MCGARRETT! HAWAII FIVE-0 LINK:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb-ejxJEgqE The trailer opens at Kualoa Ranch with a Stryker Force heading deep into the valley with massive explosions and vehicles flipping. But Kualoa isn’t Kualoa in the scene it’s Pohang, South Korea; the execution of  Steve McGarrett’s father by terrorists; the entire cast is introduced in various scenes; North Shore scenes; Waikiki, surfing; Windward Oahu. There are very quick shots reminiscent of the original Five-0 opening: Waikiki overview; fire…

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JP4 IN THE WORKS BUT WHERE WILL IT FILM?

JP4 IN THE WORKS BUT WHERE WILL IT FILM?

                    Steven Spielberg tells Comic-Com audience that he’s at work on Jurassic Park 4, a new installment in the dinosaur franchise he launched in 1993       “We have a story, I can happily announce,” Spielberg told the San Diego Convention Center’s Hall crowd. “We have a writer who is writing the treatment and hopefully we are going to make Jurassic Park 4 in all of your foreseeable futures —…

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