HEIDI MONTAG HAS FIRST FILM WITH ADAM SANDLER; MAUI BOUND?

HEIDI MONTAG HAS FIRST FILM WITH ADAM SANDLER; MAUI BOUND?

HAWAII FIVE-0 BURIES STEVE MCGARRETT’S FATHER AT PUNCHBOWL Heidi Montag has been cast in Adam Sandler‘s Hawaii bound comedy Just Go With it which is her first film…Montag starts filming on Monday in Los Angeles but whether she’s coming to Hawaii remains unknown… What we do know is she will do a cameo role in the Sandler/Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy. The move also features Sports Illustrated model Brooklyn Decker and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman…. BOOK ‘EM DANNO CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 pilot spent Monday…

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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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PIRATES 4 MAY SET SAIL FOR CANNES

PIRATES 4 MAY SET SAIL FOR CANNES

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ISLAND FILM GROUP RICK GALINDEZ AND ROY TJIOE, PRODUCERS OF THE RECENTLY RELEASED SOUL SURFER             Good news for Hawaii. It looks like Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides which filmed primarily on Oahu and Kauai, will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival after its May 7 world premiere at Disneyland. The Johnny Depp starrer will be the first entry to play the French festival…      …

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Australian Filmmakers Lead Seminars on Maui

Australian Filmmakers Lead Seminars on Maui

  UPDATE: The Maui Film Office in partnership with the National Geographic All Roads Film Project, Pacific Islanders in Communication, and the University of Hawaii’s Academy of Creative Media including Professor Merata Mita recently held a three-day seminar on producing, directing, and 16mm cinematography at the Wailea Marriot Resort and Spa and Kihei Charter School. The featured indigenous filmmakers from Australia included cinematographer and director Warwick Thornton and producer Kath Shelper (bottom left), and director Beck Cole (right)…      …

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“BATTLESHIP” BATTLES OFF BARBERS POINT

“BATTLESHIP” BATTLES OFF BARBERS POINT

HAWAII 2010 PRODUCTIONS REVENUES EXPECTED TO EXCEED $350 MILLION! LEGISLATORS! ARE YOU LISTENING? Universal Pictures mega action film Battleship did two days of shooting more than a mile offshore Barbers Point Thursday and Friday staging battles on a huge production filled and staged barge anchored offshore. The production’s equipment, crew, and actors, reportedly including Taylor Kitsch, were shuttled to the barge on boats based at the Kalaeloa Deep Draft Harbor’s Pier 1… Battleship is based on the Hasbro board game….

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DESCENDANTS SET TO FILM MARCH 15 ON OAHU

DESCENDANTS SET TO FILM MARCH 15 ON OAHU

U’s BATTLESHIP HAWAII FILMED POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER? CBS NIXES ANY MEDIA COVERAGE OF HAWAII FIVE-0 PILOT! The much anticipated feature film Descendants starring George Clooney and Academy Award winning director Alexander Payne (above) begins some seven weeks of filming on Oahu March 15…The film from a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings and screenplay by Nat Faxon is a family drama about a newly widowed father – the descendant of landowners and one of the richest men on Oahu – who…

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“PIRATES” FRIDAY OPENING BRINGS IN $35 million

“PIRATES” FRIDAY OPENING BRINGS IN $35 million

        UPDATE PIRATE$$$$$$$ HAS BIGGEST INTERNATIONAL OPENING EVER!                                   Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tide brought in $90.2 million in weekend sales at United states and Canadian theaters. But the big tickets sales news was the international market where the film brought in an astonishing $260.4 million, the biggest international opening ever. A box office analyst no estimates the the…

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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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SO YA WANNA BE A PIRATE, MATEY?

SO YA WANNA BE A PIRATE, MATEY?

Disney’s Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is holding an open casting call for the filming on Oahu and Kauai this June and July… They need only men for this call as pirates, sailors as extras and stand ins… For the pirates, the production is looking for authentic-looking scavenger-types 18 into their 60s, all ethnicities,and especially extreme character types: thin, tall, short, emaciated, odd features, huge nose, eyes, ears, lazy eye, grizzled and wrinkles faces, odd body types, missing…

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