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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TEMPEST CHARGES ON SUNDAY; BIG ISLAND NEXT WEEK

TEMPEST CHARGES ON SUNDAY; BIG ISLAND NEXT WEEK

  Actor Djimon Hounsou rehearses a scene and rocks the set on Lanai’s The Tempest                                   Miramax’s indie feature film The Tempest with a stellar cast that includes Academy Award winners like Helen MIrren has faced fire, heavy rains, gale force winds and the Lanai’s famous red mud but seems to be back on shooting schedule though yeoman work by crew and cast that…

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PRINCESS KAIULANI’S WORLD PREMIER AT HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN OCTOBER

PRINCESS KAIULANI’S WORLD PREMIER AT HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN OCTOBER

  Q’Orianka Kilcher portrays Princess Kaiulani   CONGRATULATIONS: Brett Wagner, who wrote and directed the Oahu-based film Chief, has won best-dramatic-short laurels at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. The festival is an Academy Award-accredited film festival which means that winners are eligible for Oscar nominations in their respective categories. According to Wagner, jurors included actress Sandra Oh, HBO executive producer Andrew Reimer, and L.A. Weekly film critic Ernest Hardy. Chief premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film has won a…

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“JOURNEY” ON THE HORIZON

“JOURNEY” ON THE HORIZON

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (top) and Michael Caine (above) will star in New Line’s Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D sequel. Johnson will play Josh Hutcherson’s mom’s boyfriend, filling in for Brendan Fraser. The sequel’s tentative title is Journey 2: The Mysterious Island will follow Hutcherson and Johnson journeying to a mysterious island where they’ll try to rescue the missing Grandpa Hutcherson… Caine’s role isn’t a cameo. The 77-year-old actor will be featured in action scenes including one…

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LAHAINA’S FRONT STREET SLAMMED TODAY BY HOLLYWOOD “TSUNAMI”

LAHAINA’S FRONT STREET SLAMMED TODAY BY HOLLYWOOD “TSUNAMI”

SOUL SURFER FEATURE FILM NEEDS UNION AND NON-UNION BACKGROUND EXTRAS Clint E Director Clint Eastwood with co star Cecile De France today in Lahaina, Maui By the time you read this Clint Eastwood’s supernatural-themed Hereafter (Warner Bros.) has taken over a large section of Lahaina’s Front Street for filming in unquestionably Maui’s biggest production in more than a decade….Eastwood is directing the three days of filming which ends Friday… The production’s crew numbers more than 60 with more than 70 local extras…The…

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TEMPEST FINALIZING BIG ISAND LOCATION PERMITS

TEMPEST FINALIZING BIG ISAND LOCATION PERMITS

  Miramax’s The Tempest is on track to begin filming the star-studded feature on Lanai next month for some three weeks before moving to the Big Island to begin filming there around Dec. 10. The Hawaii filming of the $20-million pic starring Helen Mirren, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand  Alfred Molina, Felicity Jones and Jeremy Irons will be completed before the Christmas holidays….Tempest location manager Val Kim and state film commissioner Donne Dawson yesterday in Hilo and today in Kaulia-Kona met with Hawaii County and state officials from…

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HAWAII FILM PARTNERS’ FEATURE “YOU MAY NOT KISS THE BRIDE,” BEGINS FILMING MONDAY

HAWAII FILM PARTNERS’ FEATURE “YOU MAY NOT KISS THE BRIDE,” BEGINS FILMING MONDAY

      Hawaii Film Partners will begin principal photography on Monday, March 16, on its first motion picture You May Not Kiss the Bride directed by Rob Hedden from his original screenplay. The film’s producers are Rann and Gina Watumull and David Jackson and Shauna Shapiro Jackson, also co-founders of Hawaii Film Partners…   You May Not Kiss the Bride is a romantic adventure comedy set in Chicago and Tahiti and filmed entirely on location in Hawaii.       …

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“PRINCESS KAIULANI” OPENS TODAY IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE

“PRINCESS KAIULANI” OPENS TODAY IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE

ADAM SANDLER’S JUST GO WITH IT WRAPS TODAY ON MAUI; STARTS KAUAI FILMING MONDAY; GEORGE CLOONEY’S THE DESCENDANTS FINISHES A WEEK OF FILMING TODAY AT ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL Princess Kaiulani written and directed by Marc Forby and starring Q’oriana  Kilcher, Barry Pepper and Will Patton, opens today in theaters nationwide. This independent feature film was financed by Hawaii producers Ric Galindez and Roy Tjioe’s Island Film Group and co-produced with Matador Pictures. The film is released nationally by Roadside Attractions…

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HAWAII FIVE-0 RAMPING FOR JULY 15 START; PRE-PRO STARTED

HAWAII FIVE-0 RAMPING FOR JULY 15 START; PRE-PRO STARTED

MARRIOTT WAIKIKI TEMPORARY HEADQUARTERS FOR !FOUR! PRODUCTIONS Hawaii Five-0, Pirates of the Caribbean IV, Battleship, and the ABC series team for Off the Map are using the popular resort as their base to prepare for upcoming filming on Oahu this summer…Expect to see the Pirates production move to Marriott’s Ihilani Resort as filming begins on Oahu in mid July MEDIA ALERT! HAWAII HIRINGS CBS finally has named a public relations person to handle Hawaii media requests for its new Hawaii Five-0…

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