MAUI WRITERS CONFERENCE SCROLLS INTO OAHU

MAUI WRITERS CONFERENCE SCROLLS INTO OAHU

    After 15 years of a mega successful run on the Valley Isle, the Maui Writers Conference and retreat this year moves to Waikiki under the banner Maui Writers Conference on the Road in Honolulu. The new hospitality sponsor is Outrigger Enterprises Group with the conference being held at the Hawaii Convention Center Aug. 2-Sept. 1. The Outrigger Reef on the Beach and Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk hotels will host this year’s pre-conference retreat  Aug. 22- Aug. 28.   The…

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LOST RECEIVES 9 EMMY NOMS INCLUDING BEST DRAMA

LOST RECEIVES 9 EMMY NOMS INCLUDING BEST DRAMA

ABC’s Lost which just finished its fourth season is nominated for eight Emmy Awards including best drama series and supporting-actor for Michael Emerson who portrays the character Ben Linus. Other nominations include: editing (Henk Van Eeghen, Robert Florio, Mark J. Goldman, Stephen Semel), cinematography ( John Bartley), sound editing and sound mixing, and Michael Giacchiano for musical composition. The eighth nomination was in the category of Special Class -Short-format Live-action Entertainment Programs, for Lost: Missing Pieces mini-episodes posted online at www.abc.com. Emerson also was nominated…

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ACADEMY OF FILM OFFERS METHOD ACTING IN FILM

ACADEMY OF FILM OFFERS METHOD ACTING IN FILM

*********************************************************************************** *********************************************************************************** Professional Hawaii acting coach Scott Rogers will conduct a clinic on Method Acting for Film Aug. 27- Sept. 24 (Five Thursday sessions) at 7 p.m. at the Academy of Film,
1174 Waimanu Street, Suite A
Honolulu, HI 96814. The class will consist of lectures / Q & As, and acting exercises. Cost is $175 for current Academy students; $225.00 for all others… Rogers was acting coach for 20th Century Fox Studios under a three-year, exclusive contract. He served as acting coach on the Hawaii-made…

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SANDLER’S “JUST GO WITH IT” IN THIRD WEEK OF MAUI FILMING

SANDLER’S “JUST GO WITH IT” IN THIRD WEEK OF MAUI FILMING

CLOONEY AND THE DESCENDANTS’ TEAM WRAP KAUAI SHOOTING ON FRIDAY THEN BACK TO OAHU FOR TWO MORE WEEKS George Clooney (above) filming on the beach at Hanalai, Kauai where they filmed today. Tomorrow the production will shift locations to a nearby beachfront home for the rest of the week…Filming will continue on Oahu on Monday May 10 for 2-3 more weeks… It’s hard to imagine that Adam Sandler’s Just Go For It feature now filming on Maui can much better…

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ONLY RUMORS ABOUT PRODUCTIONS BUT TROPIC THUNDER ROCKS

ONLY RUMORS ABOUT PRODUCTIONS BUT TROPIC THUNDER ROCKS

    Whispers in the local film industry about Samuel Jackson‘s upcoming film The Unthinkable shooting here are wishful thinking. Though Jackson is a big fan of Hawaii – remember he filmed Snakes on a Plane here – The Unthinkable is all being shot on the mainland. In 2005, Jackson was selected to receive the Achievement in Acting Award from the Hawaii International Film Festival…There’s also lots of chatter about a straight-to-DVD Blue Crush 2 film but no one is talking publicly…  …

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CAPT. JACK SPARROW’S OFF CAMERA LAIR

CAPT. JACK SPARROW’S OFF CAMERA LAIR

EXEC. PROD. JERRY BRUCKHEIMER RELEASES “OFFICIAL” JACK SPARROW PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN COMIC-COM 2010 GREETING BY STAR JOHNNY DEPP http://www.youtube.com/user/jbfilmsofficial Capt. Jack Sparrow aka Johnny Depp isn’t spending his nights on any pirate ship or hotel but rather in an $8.1-million Diamond Head-Kahala digs…According to InTouch magazine, Depp’s summer home during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides rents for $5,000 a night. The 9,900 square-foot single story house has six bedrooms, eight full baths, a gym,…

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“JOURNEY” SEQUEL STARTS FILMING; OAHU LANDS MTV SERIES

“JOURNEY” SEQUEL STARTS FILMING; OAHU LANDS MTV SERIES

STATE ESTIMATES TELEVISION & FILM PRODUCTION REVENUES TO HIT $400 MILLION MARK FOR FIRST TIME IN HAWAII HISTORY! And the productions just keep on coming! The “Journey to the Center of the Earth” sequel starring Michael Caine, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens (bottom right), Kristen Davis, and Josh Hutcherson (bottom left) begins about eight weeks of filming on Monday on windward Oahu shooting here to mid December… Both the production offices and a special effects warehouse/stage for “Journey 2:…

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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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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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