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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KELLY HU & JASON SCOTT LEE TOGETHER AT LAST!

KELLY HU & JASON SCOTT LEE TOGETHER AT LAST!

Kelly Hu and Jason Scott Lee shoot a scene for the HIFF trailer this week at Makua Beach BREAKING: The Japanese feature film titled Honokaa Boy will begin shooting on the Big Island for about five weeks in October through Nov. 10. The company’s production office opens Sept. 3 in Honokaa. Nancy Erger is doing locations; Laura Bollinger of Big Island Casting is doing extras casting and some for speaking parts. The producers will cast about 15 parts. The production is bringing in several Japanese stars….

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Pamela Anderson Does Pamela in Hana

Pamela Anderson Does Pamela in Hana

UPDATE: Former Baywatch actor Pamela Anderson filmed four days last week in Hana, Maui for her unscripted series on E! World of Wonder Prods. is behind Pamela, a half-hour show which debuts this summer. Anderson stayed at a friend’s house in Hana for the filming. According to producers, Pamela is observational in tone and does not feature the contrived situations found on other reality shows like Gene Simmons Family Jewels. Anderson is executive producing the series…It’s official. The tentatively titled The Reef by MGM is…

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CHANG APANA COMES TO LIFE THROUGH CAREY TAGAWA

CHANG APANA COMES TO LIFE THROUGH CAREY TAGAWA

                                      An Icon is Reborn   Part of legendary Honolulu police officer Chang Apana‘s story is being told in a five-minute short film tentatively titled Chang Apana slated to be shown at this year’s Hawaii International Film Festival. The fictional movie detective Charlie Chan was patterned after the five-foot tall Apana who carried a whip instead of a gun. Author Earl Derr Biggers met Apana…

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STUDIOS REPORTEDLY MAKE FINAL OFFER TO SAG; DEADLINE LOOMS

STUDIOS REPORTEDLY MAKE FINAL OFFER TO SAG; DEADLINE LOOMS

    SCREEN ACTORS GUILD UPDATE: According to several wire sources, the major studios are playing hard ball telling SAG by letter Wednesday  that if the union does not accept its final contract offer by Aug. 15 any proposed wage increases would not be retroactive. The producers’ final offer reportedly included $250 million in additional compensation over three years. If the Aug. 15 deadline passes before the union ratifies a contract actors could lose more than $200,000 a day in increases…

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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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“STAR TREK” HAWAII FILMING POSTPONED

“STAR TREK” HAWAII FILMING POSTPONED

Star Trek’s sequel filming which sources said had planned to shoot in Hawaii for 18 days in January has been postponed…Paramount has scouted some Hawaiian islands – Kauai and Oahu specifically – but pretty much decided to film on the Garden Island…Along with the filming about two months of pre production also had been scheduled to start in November… Star Trek pre-production on the sequel is currently underway in Los Angeles. The script — written by Alex Kutzman, Roberto Orci, and Damon Lindelof — is expected to…

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“HAWAII FIVE-0” BEGINS FILMING: AFTER 30 YEARS STEVE MCGARRETT IS BACK

“HAWAII FIVE-0” BEGINS FILMING: AFTER 30 YEARS STEVE MCGARRETT IS BACK

 HAWAII FIVE-0 kicked off production in Honolulu today with a traditional Hawaiian blessing in honor of its host culture. (left to right) Series stars Grace Park, Alex Õ’Loughlin, Scott Caan and Daniel Dae Kim, with executive producer Peter Lenkov receive the blessing from Kahu Kelekona Bishaw from Kamehameha Schools. Photo: Mario Perez/CBS This Hawaii Five-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes…

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SANDLER’S “JUST GO WITH IT” SMOOTH SAILING ON MAUI

SANDLER’S “JUST GO WITH IT” SMOOTH SAILING ON MAUI

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN SEQUEL TO FILM FIRST ON KAUAI IN LATE JUNE THEN ON OAHU. Adam Sandler‘s (above left) Just Go With It feature also starring Jennifer Aniston (center), and Nicole Kidman (right) is in full production in Wailea where the first week of filming was all at the Grand Wailea Resort with scenes in the lobby, a gift store, and three nights on the beach fronting the hotel for an elaborate luau scene… I spent a day hanging out…

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