“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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BATTLESHIP RETURNS; NEW CASTING SET

BATTLESHIP RETURNS; NEW CASTING SET

DESPITE WEEKS OF FILMING IN HAWAII IN 2010, MEGA BUDGET BATTLESHIP STILL NEEDS MORE FOOTAGE HERE The Battleship production will return in November for for two days of additional filming and will include director Peter Berg (above)…Interestingly, Universal sources said the production needs “to reshoot pivotal scenes” and Berg wants to find “some new characters”… Local casting will be to find actors  70-80 years of age to portray “passionate veterans,” passionate in the sense of being able to “think on their…

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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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EXCLUSIVE! SOUL SURFER BEGINS FILMING IN AUGUST

EXCLUSIVE! SOUL SURFER BEGINS FILMING IN AUGUST

The long-awaited feature film Soul Surfer begins eight weeks of  filming in August, primarily on Oahu, two days on Kauai, and a day in San Clemente, California. Filming will be preceded by seven weeks of pre production beginning next month… “Some film people in Hawaii said this film would never be made, well we’re on our way and Soul Surfer is here,” said Dutch Hofstetter, one of the film’s producer. At $10-million, Soul Surfer to date is Hawaii’s biggest budget feature of 2009. The…

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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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“HAWAII FIVE-0” BOOKED FOR FULL SEASON PICKUP

“HAWAII FIVE-0” BOOKED FOR FULL SEASON PICKUP

“Hawaii Five-0,” “one of the top five new programs of the season, was given given full season orders today by CBS…Already set to shoot 12 episodes, the network has ordered and additional 10 hour-lomg episodes… “Hawaii Five-0,”, television’s number one new series, has won its Monday (10:00-11:00 p.m.) time period in key demographics every week this season as well as four weeks in viewers. The series is averaging 14.15 million viewers and a 4.1/11 in adults 18-49.  It also ranks as…

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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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RELATIVITY MEDIA HOSTS STAR-STUDDED MEET & GREET WITH HI FILM REPS & LEGISLATORS

RELATIVITY MEDIA HOSTS STAR-STUDDED MEET & GREET WITH HI FILM REPS & LEGISLATORS

RELATIVITY MEDIA’S CEO RYAN KAVANAUGH PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS AS HE PUSHES HAWAII TO MORE THAN DOUBLE TAX INCENTIVES Following hours of testimony on Monday before a Hawaii Senate committee over a proposed bill to increase Hawaii’s tax incentives for film and television productions shooting in Hawaii, Relativity Media’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh (above) hosted a two hour-plus cocktail party at Mandalay Restaurant in downtown Honolulu where more than 100 state legislators, Maui County officials, including Rod Antone, public information…

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SPECIAL “SOUL SURFER” SCREENING SUNDAY JULY 3

SPECIAL “SOUL SURFER” SCREENING SUNDAY JULY 3

              STAR ANNASOFIA ROBB ABD BETHANY HAMILTON TO ATTEND           Soul Surfer coming to Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack and DVD on August 2nd       Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has added a special screening of Soul Surfer to the post-parade Sunset on the Beach celebration at Queen’s Surf Beach on Sunday, July 3…Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of Hawaii’s teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who will join the parade along…

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