Into the Blue 2 Hits The Water

Into the Blue 2 Hits The Water

Into the Blue 2 filmed Friday at the Hawaii Yacht Club. (L-R) Cameraman Robert Altman, camera assistant Rick Brock, actor Tim Lechner, and (far right) Laura Vandervoort   UPDATE: The DVD feature film Into the Blue 2 had its last day of dry land filming on Friday. The production now moves to Oahu’s West side for nine days of filming on boats and under water, including night dives filming. The actors, all SCUBA certified in California prior to filming in Hawaii,…

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LOST & HIFF COME TOGETHER FOR ALOHA SEASON CELEBRATION

LOST & HIFF COME TOGETHER FOR ALOHA SEASON CELEBRATION

TAX INCENTIVES INCREASE IN NORTH CAROLINA & TAHITI GOOD TO KNOW: North Carolina governor Bev Perdue has signed Senate Bill 943 that allows production companies a 25-percent tax credit for film projects in North Carolina, up from the previous credit of 15 percent. The bill also sets minimum spending and hiring requirements for qualifying film companies working in the state. “This legislation will help grow our $91 million motion picture industry, preserve and create thousands of jobs and increase investments in yet…

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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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REALITY SHOW SEEKING MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILIES LIVING TOGETHER

REALITY SHOW SEEKING MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILIES LIVING TOGETHER

      Gay Rosenthal Productions, the award winning creative team behind Little People, Big World, is putting a human face on a growing national trend through the daily lives of one fascinating multigenerational American household on the new reality show CROWDED….     This series will follow the story of an extended American family with at least three generations all living together under one roof. The show will explore the complications, the connections, the joys, frustrations and shared experiences that only exist in one…

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REALITY SHOW TO FILM ON BIG ISLAND; HBO’S ENTOURAGE MAY FILM ON OAHU IN AUGUST

REALITY SHOW TO FILM ON BIG ISLAND; HBO’S ENTOURAGE MAY FILM ON OAHU IN AUGUST

        LMNO Productions, Inc., one of the leading producers of programming for the premier American cable networks, next week will begin filming for about two days an as yet unnamed reality show on the Big Island with a 10-person crew while based at the Hilton Waikoloa Resort. Filming will take place at the resort and off property. Some Big Islanders working on the show or connected to it have had to sign confidentially agreements to not discuss the show. The production…

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SINGER RIHANNA MAKES ACTING DEBUT IN “BATTLESHIP”

SINGER RIHANNA MAKES ACTING DEBUT IN “BATTLESHIP”

Singer Rihanna will make her movie debut in the upcoming Universal Pictures mega action film Battleship that starts shooting on Oahu Aug. 30…The film, directed by Peter Berg, is based on the Hasbro game of the same name. Other actors already lined up to dot he film include Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, and Tom Arnold…Battleship is due for release in 2012… Specific details of Rihanna’s role have yet to be released… HAWAII FIVE-0’s “Aloha Earth!” panelists at the recent Comic-Com in…

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CHANG APANA “WEBISODE” TO DEBUT AT L.A. FEST

CHANG APANA “WEBISODE” TO DEBUT AT L.A. FEST

      The ALL IN Hawaii-made The Legend of Chang Apana – based on the legendary Honolulu police officer – will have its Hollywood debut at the at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (http://www.vconline.org/festival/venues.cfm?venue_id=5) on May 3 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 theater at 8000 Sunset Blvd…”We’re so very excited to have this opportunity to show audiences and some studio execs this top-notch Hawaii production,” said John Brekke, executive producer of this first seven-minute webisode…      …

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PLAY IT AGAIN DOG! ANOTHER BOUNTY HUNTER WEDDING FOR A&E

PLAY IT AGAIN DOG! ANOTHER BOUNTY HUNTER WEDDING FOR A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 19 update   Duane “Dog” Chapman‘s daughter Lyssa Chapman II, 21 will be married Friday Feb. 2o  at 5:30 p.m. at  Lanikuhonua in Ko Olina will be filmed for the A&E reality series, Dog, the Bounty Hunter. Lyssa, known on the show as Baby Lyssa as a member of Chapman’s posse, is marrying her boyfriend of three years, Brahman “Bo” Galanti…Some 200 family and friends are expected to attend as well as media… …The wedding preparations at the adjacent JW…

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HI FILM OFFICE LAYOFF UPDATE

HI FILM OFFICE LAYOFF UPDATE

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAWAII FILM OFFICE LAYOFF UPDATE FAVAH today sent the following Email to members apprising them of the ” current status” of the Hawaii Film Office following a conversation between commissioner Donne Dawson and Jason Suapaia of Pacific Focus Inc. and Lewis & Montgomery. — “The Hawaii Film Office is, and will continue to be, open for business.
 No one associated with the film office has been laid off yet. — State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson and three of the film office staff
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