TEMPEST IS A WIN-WIN FOR LANAI, FOUR SEASONS & HAWAII

TEMPEST IS A WIN-WIN FOR LANAI, FOUR SEASONS & HAWAII

  UPDATE: ABC’s Lost will premier season five on Jan. 21, according to Broadcasting & Cable and Entertainment Weekly. The three-hour premier will include a recap show followed by the first two episodes of the new season….         Lanai City: Kudos to Four Seasons executive Randy Clark for scoring a major coup for the resort in helping land the $20-million production The Tempest that begins filming some three weeks on Lanai next week. The two Four Seasons’…

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“BEVERLY HILLS HOUSEWIVES” GOES LANAI

“BEVERLY HILLS HOUSEWIVES” GOES LANAI

                          The reality show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills made a quick stop on Lanai  last weekend for two days and nights of filming hanging out at the Manele Bay Four Seasons Resort dressed primarily in bikinis and walking the wide sand beach….The production crew arrived midweek with the cast showing up on Friday…         Camille Grammer sauntered around the beach in a black and white…

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“HONEYMOON” FOR ISLAND FILM GROUP & MARVISTA IN HONOLULU

“HONEYMOON” FOR ISLAND FILM GROUP & MARVISTA IN HONOLULU

THE HONEYMOON JUST IN: Island Film Group, owned and operated by Rick Galindez (l) and Roy Tjioe, will partner again with MarVista Entertainment on a project that begins filming in late September on Oahu for as long as 15 days. Filming of the $3-million cruise ship murder mystery The Honeymoon currently is slated to begin Sept. 28. Preproduction begins right after Labor Day… The production needs to film some scenes on a cruise ship so if one cannot be arranged in…

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“Dog” Returns, Reef On Solid Ground, Informant For Five

“Dog” Returns, Reef On Solid Ground, Informant For Five

Several crew sources tell Reel Hawaii that WB’sThe Informant will film on Oahu for five days in June.   Matt Damon filming The Informant in Illinois The number of film days considered have varied from two weeks to three days. What Reel Hawaii knows for sure is that the production scouted Oahu twice. The production is now filming in Illinois (See above photo.) The film no longer will be released by Warner Independent Pictures since the studio has announced plans to close…

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LOCALS LANDING ROLES A PLENTY ON “YOU MAY NOT KISS THE BRIDE”

LOCALS LANDING ROLES A PLENTY ON “YOU MAY NOT KISS THE BRIDE”

  Jeanne Rogers   CONGRATS to acting coach Scott Rogers and his Academy of FIlm and Television who’s landed two actors on Hawaii Film Partners on Please Don’t Kiss the Bride which begins principle photography on Monday on the North Shore of Oahu…Jeanne Rogers (above), Scott’s wife, is playing “Borislava”, the Russian gangster’s wife who according to the script is supposed to be  “a VERY ugly Russian woman.”  Looks like she could have a two week contract out of the…

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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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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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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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HAWAII PRODUCTION TAX INCENTIVE BILLS DOWN TO THE WIRE!

HAWAII PRODUCTION TAX INCENTIVE BILLS DOWN TO THE WIRE!

  RELATIVITY MEDIA AND SHANGRI-LA INDUSTRIES WOULD BUILD STATE OF THE ART “GREEN” PRODUCTION FACILITIES ON OAHU AND MAUI           Potential to create 10,000 jobs and generate more than $5 billion annually       The bill has passed several committees in both the House & Senate of the Hawaii State Legislature.  It’s now before the Conference Committee, who is charged with conforming both versions of the bill for a final presentation to the full voting…

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