ISLAND FILM GROUP CELEBRATES SUCCESS OF “SOUL SURFER”

ISLAND FILM GROUP CELEBRATES SUCCESS OF “SOUL SURFER”

    Island Film Group encourages legislators, community leaders to support film industry tax credit measure now before Hawaii State Legislature       Island Film Group, the Honolulu-based production company behind Soul Surfer – directed by Sean McNamara and starring AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood and Hawaii’s own Sonya Balmores – is celebrating the ongoing box office success of the film….   Soul Surfer is the latest in a string of successful productions filmed in Hawaii…

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PRINCESS KA’IULANI PRIVATE SCREENING DRAWS HUNDREDS

PRINCESS KA’IULANI PRIVATE SCREENING DRAWS HUNDREDS

The private screening of the long-awaited feature film Princess Ka’iulani shot in Hawaii and England attracted hundreds of Hawaii crew, film executives, state legislators and supporters to Ward 16 on Wednesday night. No news media attended…Attendees included the film’s co producers  Ric Galindez and Roy Tjioe of Island Film Group and director-writer Marc Forby who traveled from Los Angeles for the event…Forby thanked the Iolani Palace executive board and the Hawaii Film Office for their assistance in getting some of…

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SANDLER’S PRETEND WIFE NOW CALLED JUST GO WITH IT

SANDLER’S PRETEND WIFE NOW CALLED JUST GO WITH IT

NICOLE KIDMAN IN CAMEO? As previously noted in Reel News, Columbia Pictures has cast Nicole Kidman, model Brooklyn Decker and Dave Matthews in supporting roles for the Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy now called Just Go With It, previously known as Pretend Wife… According to sources, Kidman who plays Rea Ann Devlin will  take an uncredited comedy role like her former husband Tom Cruise did in Tropic Thunder…Decker, who’s on the 2010 cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, will play Sandler’s love interest…Matthews…

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KISS THE BRIDE ALOHA – HFP WRAPS FIRST FEATURE

KISS THE BRIDE ALOHA – HFP WRAPS FIRST FEATURE

        Katharine McPhee, co star of You May Not Kiss the Bride   There’s good news and bad news about Hawaii Film Partners feature You May Not Kiss the Bride wrapping tomorrow with filming at HMI studios in Halawa Valley and at Bamboo Ridge in east Oahu. HFP has successfully completed its first feature film on time and reportedly under budget, sources said. The producers including HFP’s Rann and Gina Watumull and Show Entertainment’s David and Shauna…

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CAPT. JACK SPARROW (JOHNNY DEPP) IS BACK & HE’S IN HAWAII!

CAPT. JACK SPARROW (JOHNNY DEPP) IS BACK & HE’S IN HAWAII!

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES PHOTO JUST RELEASED BY PRODUCER JERRY BRUCKHEIMER This from Bruckheimer just minutes ago: “On location in Hawaii….CAPTAIN JACK IS BACK. Pirates of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides, coming Summer 2011″… ALERT FOR HAWAII FIVE-0 FANS! Surf’s up at Comic-Con!  HAWAII FIVE-0 brings its island flavor to fans in San Diego with an exclusive array of giveaways available throughout the convention: H50: Aloha Earth Panel (Friday, July 23 @ 10:15am, Room 6BCF)…Fans who attend the H50 panel session will…

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HONOLULU TO GET “COOLER” WITH A&E/BRUCKHEIMER PILOT

HONOLULU TO GET “COOLER” WITH A&E/BRUCKHEIMER PILOT

        MAY 18 UPDATE:  Believe it! Cooler Kings, the police procedural pilot by producer Jerry Bruckheimer,  plans to shoot on Oahu in late July. If that’s picked up as a series for A&E, then filming will begin in March or April, said sources in Los Angeles…Current discussions about Cooler Kings’ first season likely will be eight, hourlong episodes…   The series budget will be under the cable television rates which are far less than ABC’s Lost estimated $2.5 million an…

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ABC’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH HAWAII CONTINUES FLOWING WITH “THE RIVER” SERIES

ABC’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH HAWAII CONTINUES FLOWING WITH “THE RIVER” SERIES

            HAWAII ONCE AGAIN WINS OUT OVER PUERTO RICO     The adventure-mystery series based in the Amazon jungle will film seven episodes in Hawaii beginning this August and take over the Hawaii Film Studio that had been used by the network’s recently cancelled series Off the Map…The River will be a mid season replacement…           The pilot for the show was filmed in Puerto Rico as was Off the Map….

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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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Mariah Carey To Film Music Video on Oahu

Mariah Carey To Film Music Video on Oahu

  Mariah Carey arrived in Honolulu on Thursday to film a music video over two days on Oahu. Her husband Nick Cannon arrived tonight on a flight from Los Angeles. According to sources, Carey will sing on the video “I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time” from her new album E=MC² CD as part of a promotion. The diva is ensconced in a luxury oceanfront home. The video will be directed by Chris Applebaum. In a published report, Applebaum said the video will use “a lot of the…

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