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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“THE TEMPEST” TO OPEN IN NY&L.A. on DEC. 10

“THE TEMPEST” TO OPEN IN NY&L.A. on DEC. 10

The 65-year-old British actress portrays Prospera, an exiled sorceress whose vengeance is unleashed when her enemies are shipwrecked on her magical island…The Tempest was directed by Julie Taymor…The Film Society of Lincoln Center named director Julie Taymor’s The Tempest as the festival’s Centerpiece, to be screened on Saturday, October 2…That’ll be just a few weeks after it closes the Venice Film Festival…Taymor started adapting Shakespeare’s The Tempest in October 2008, starting with recasting the duke Prospero with Mirren, and naming her Prospera…Filming was initially  delayed…

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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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TEMPEST POWERS THROUGH FIRE & RAIN AND LOTS OF RED MUD

TEMPEST POWERS THROUGH FIRE & RAIN AND LOTS OF RED MUD

      Rocker-turned-actor Reeve Carney is the latest cast member of The Tempest, director Julie Taymor’s gender-bending Shakespeare play adaptation. Chris Cooper, who joined the cast a week ago, plays Antonio, who usurps the Duchess of Milan, Prospera, played by Helen Mirren (in the play, the character was male). Carney plays Ferdinand, the son of the king of Naples, played by Jeremy Irons…Carney is the lead vocalist and guitar player for his band, Carney. Taymor discovered him in New York…

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Audrina Patridge of The Hills Making Film Debut on The Reef

Audrina Patridge of The Hills Making Film Debut on The Reef

  UPDATE: Audrina Patridge, one of the subjects of the hit reality series The Hills, has landed her first film role in the action-adventure The Reef which is shooting on Oahu until June 6. The straight to DVD film by MGM Home Entertainment and Bluewater Prods. will be released in about a year, according to producers. The film revolves around Sebastion (played by Chris Carmack) and Dani (Laura Vandervoort), a dating couple who are hired as professional divers to search for a supposed…

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HI 5-0 ATTRACTING NOTABLE GUEST STARS

HI 5-0 ATTRACTING NOTABLE GUEST STARS

CHUCK MITSUI’S ONE KINE DAY WILL BE SCREENED AS THE CLOSING NIGHT FILM AT CHICAGO’S 16th ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN SHOWCASE CBS’ top rate series Hawaii Five-0 is not only attracting viewers with clever plot twists and character development but is piling on notable guest stars pretty much in every episode…Two weeks ago it was Sean Combs aka P Diddy (above), then last week it was pop singer turned actor Rick Springfield and in the episode currently being filmed the bar is…

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TURTLE BAY RESORT STARTS NEW YEAR AS OAHU’S PRODUCTION HUB

TURTLE BAY RESORT STARTS NEW YEAR AS OAHU’S PRODUCTION HUB

ABC FINISHES FILMING A “SCRIPTED REALITY ” PRESENTATION ON OAHU It was a busy week at Oahu’s Turtle Bay Resort not only with a nearly full house of guests but several productions including the feature film Soul Surfer, two television commercials by Capital 1, and a photo shoot by REI for its summer catalogue…Actually, Cap 1 spent several days on Lanai filming the first of three commercials with the theme set around “bugs,” sources said….Then they filmed the next two spots…

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FAVAH VETS VIE WITH HAWAII’S VANGUARD AT OCC

FAVAH VETS VIE WITH HAWAII’S VANGUARD AT OCC

      FAVAH chairperson Stephanie Spangler and John Mason, Big Island Film Commissioner   They came, they chatted, they networked, and they asked and answered  questions. The Film and Video Association of Hawaii (FAVA) meeting last Saturday night at the Outrigger Canoe Club attracted more than 100 people from Hawaii’s production industry with even Big Island Film Commissioner John Mason taking time out from preparing for the Helen Mirren starer The Tempest making  the trip to Oahu…Oahu commissioner Walea…

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Rachael Ray Show Heads to Maui; NBC’s Momma’s Boys May Land Here

Rachael Ray Show Heads to Maui; NBC’s Momma’s Boys May Land Here

    Rachael Ray, an Emmy Award-winning, daily one-hour syndicated talk show and among the top-ranked daytime programs on television, will film five shows shows on Maui this June featuring restaurants all over the Valley Isle. The show is in its second season. Ray has had a successful career as an iconic Food Network television personality, bestselling cookbook author and editor–in-chief of her own lifestyle magazine. In the fall of 2007, she launched the program Rachael Ray…     Welcome Back NBC: NBC and…

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