MAUI CHOPPER HERO TV SERIES SET FOR VALLEY ISLE

MAUI CHOPPER HERO TV SERIES SET FOR VALLEY ISLE

    Reality shows continue to favor Hawaii’s Neighbor Island as locations and Maui is no stranger to that genre. truTV – formerly Court TV – has begun producing six, half-hour episodes of the tentatively titled Maui Chopper. The series, which began filming July 4th and continues for eight weeks, features rescue helicopter pilots who “navigate some of the windiest and most dangerous skies in the world as they rescue hikers, surfers and anyone else who encounters danger in the…

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“PIRATES'” TURTLE BAY RESORT FILMING WAS “SPOT ON PERFECT”

“PIRATES'” TURTLE BAY RESORT FILMING WAS “SPOT ON PERFECT”

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ filming at the “Banyan Forest” near the Turtle Bay Resort was “spot on perfect,” crew sources agreed…”The set (for the Mermaid Lagoon) was spectacular and the scenes seemed magical,” another source said…The photos I’ve seen from that filming are amazing for the sets and lighting…The production started filming on Monday, June 19 and finished Friday, June 23… Not many of the production stayed at the Turtle Bay Bay Resort and then only for…

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SPECIAL “SOUL SURFER” SCREENING SUNDAY JULY 3

SPECIAL “SOUL SURFER” SCREENING SUNDAY JULY 3

              STAR ANNASOFIA ROBB ABD BETHANY HAMILTON TO ATTEND           Soul Surfer coming to Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack and DVD on August 2nd       Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has added a special screening of Soul Surfer to the post-parade Sunset on the Beach celebration at Queen’s Surf Beach on Sunday, July 3…Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of Hawaii’s teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who will join the parade along…

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NBC TO SHOOT PART OF SERIES PILOT ON OAHU

NBC TO SHOOT PART OF SERIES PILOT ON OAHU

HAWAII FIVE -0 PILOT WRAPS “We have a hit television series!” a production exec proclaims. NBC will film four days of its pilot The Event on Oahu starting Tuesday, April 6 using at least two locations, Lanai Lookout and Kualoa Ranch, sources said… Blair Underwood (above top) plays the United States President on The Event”, described as a thriller chronicled from multiple points of view that centers on Sean (Jason Ritter, below), a regular man fighting his way through the…

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HI FIVE-0 SEASON 3 SUNSET ON THE BEACH PREMIER IS SEPT. 23

HI FIVE-0 SEASON 3 SUNSET ON THE BEACH PREMIER IS SEPT. 23

KENDALL  JENNER (above), KIM KARDASHIAN’S SISTER, WILL APPEAR ON HAWAII FIVE-0 IN OCTOBER CBS on Monday is expected to announce that it’s hit series Hawaii Five-0 will hold is third consecutive Red Carpet Sunset on the Beach premier in Waikiki on Aug. 23…The primary cast as well as some series regulars will strut the Red Carpet meeting with news media… In other Five-0 news, Kendall Jenner is following in the footsteps of her big sister, Kim Kardashian, and is taking the leap from…

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Audrina Patridge Causes a Stir; “Indy” Scores in Cannes

Audrina Patridge Causes a Stir; “Indy” Scores in Cannes

 Audrina Patridge of The Hills Making Film Debut on The Reef UPDATE May 18: Is it The Reef or Into The Blue 2: The Reef? Wire stories and mainland blogs have been calling it the latter. Crew and producers on Oahu where the entire low-budget film is being shot until June 6 are calling it The Reef but saying the story line is in the same genre as Into The Reef. So there you go… Meanwhile, Audrina Patridge (The Hills) who plays the testicle-busting character Kelsey, created quite a paparazzi…

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TEMPEST FINALIZING BIG ISAND LOCATION PERMITS

TEMPEST FINALIZING BIG ISAND LOCATION PERMITS

  Miramax’s The Tempest is on track to begin filming the star-studded feature on Lanai next month for some three weeks before moving to the Big Island to begin filming there around Dec. 10. The Hawaii filming of the $20-million pic starring Helen Mirren, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand  Alfred Molina, Felicity Jones and Jeremy Irons will be completed before the Christmas holidays….Tempest location manager Val Kim and state film commissioner Donne Dawson yesterday in Hilo and today in Kaulia-Kona met with Hawaii County and state officials from…

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Mariah Carey To Film Music Video on Oahu

Mariah Carey To Film Music Video on Oahu

  Mariah Carey arrived in Honolulu on Thursday to film a music video over two days on Oahu. Her husband Nick Cannon arrived tonight on a flight from Los Angeles. According to sources, Carey will sing on the video “I’ll Be Lovin’ U Long Time” from her new album E=MC² CD as part of a promotion. The diva is ensconced in a luxury oceanfront home. The video will be directed by Chris Applebaum. In a published report, Applebaum said the video will use “a lot of the…

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“BATTLESHIP” SCOUTING OAHU; EASTWOOD’S “HEREAFTER” FILMS SET FOR JAN.; CLOONEY STARS IN “DESCENDANTS”

“BATTLESHIP” SCOUTING OAHU; EASTWOOD’S “HEREAFTER” FILMS SET FOR JAN.; CLOONEY STARS IN “DESCENDANTS”

George Clooney to star in The Descendants filming on Oahu and Kauai in March Despite news about the Hawaii Film Office possibly facing staff reductions next month, several major productions are still planning to shoot in Hawaii… Clint Eastwood‘s (above right) film Hereafter – now shooting in Paris and the French Alps – plans to film on Oahu for at least three days in January…Director Alexander Payne (Sideways) arrives in Hawaii on Sunday for two weeks of scouting on Kauai and…

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