BROOKLYN ON DECK FOR “BATTLESHIP”

BROOKLYN ON DECK FOR “BATTLESHIP”

Brooklyn Decker has been cast in the action-adventure Battleship that starts shooting on Oahu Aug. 30…The 23-year-old Sports Illustrated cover model joins Rihanna, Taylor Kitsch, and Alexander Skarsgard… The film is based on the adaptation of Hasbro’s naval combat board game. The naval fleet must defend the planet from alien invaders… Decker earlier this year was on Maui shooting the comedy Just Go With It Aadam Sandler, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Aniston…

CINEMATOGRAPHY PROGRAM WITH ASC AWARD-WINNING DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

CINEMATOGRAPHY PROGRAM WITH ASC AWARD-WINNING DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Presented by UHM Pacific New Media/Outreach College and Academy for Creative Media with Canon USA Professional Engineering and Solutions Division present Spend time with American Society of Cinematographers’ (ASC) heavy hitters on topics covering camera, lighting, and visual effects. The presentation is led by Ron Garcia (Hawaii 5-O director of photography; currently shooting TNT’s Rizzoli and Isles), The all-day symposium also includes Hawaii 5-O crew, plus a hands-on display of the new motion picture cameras from Canon USA… The free…

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CAN”T STOP THIS! – HAMMERTIME FILMS ON NORTH SHORE

CAN”T STOP THIS! – HAMMERTIME FILMS ON NORTH SHORE

      Hammertime films at Turtle Bay Resort with MC Hammer   MC Hammer, who is back in prime time as the star of his own A&E reality series, filmed Thursday through today at the Turtle Bay Resort where he and his wife of 23 years renewed their vows in the hotel on Friday…Also here are Hammer’s  five children, uncle, sister and brother…A&E has ordered 11 episodes of Hammertime that follows the lives of the ’90s rap star and his…

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RENOVATED USS MISSOURI MAY APPEAR IN U’S “BATTLESHIP”

RENOVATED USS MISSOURI MAY APPEAR IN U’S “BATTLESHIP”

JUST IN: The historical USS Missouri which has been in dry dock at Pearl Harbor for nearly three months is being considered for a supporting roll in Universal Studio’s $150-million mega special effects flick Battleship… Missouri sources said that an Oahu production company will be hired by Universal Studios for the Jan. 7 filming using two teams of photographers to capture the vessel coming out of dry dock and sailing to the Pearl Harbor entrance then returning to its docking pier……

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“PIRATES 4” PRODUCTION BUILDING MEGA SET ON FORMER “LOST” NORTH SHORE LOCATION

“PIRATES 4” PRODUCTION BUILDING MEGA SET ON FORMER “LOST” NORTH SHORE LOCATION

A Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides construction team – mostly local workers – is halfway through 12 weeks of building a massive lagoon set on the banyan tree forest location that was used by ABC’s LOST in numerous scenes…The construction began in mid May and has to be finished by July 14 when Pirates begins filming on Oahu… Visitors hiking the mile-long path from the Turtle Bay Resort to scenic Kawela Bay have told Reel Hawaii that the “Mermaid…

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BOOK ‘EM GOV!

BOOK ‘EM GOV!

Gov. Neil Abercrombie tomorrow will make his first production visit as Hawaii’s top government official when he stops by the Hawaii Five-0 “headquarters” based in a section of the U.S. Post Office on King Street across from Iolani Place. The Governor is expected to arrive about 2 p.m…No word from production if Abercrombie is up for a possible role… Abercrombie is supportive of Hawaii’s production industry writing in Hawaii Film & Video Magazine’s January issue that the “local film industry…

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CALLING ALL BACKGROUND ACTORS FOR THE HONEYMOON

CALLING ALL BACKGROUND ACTORS FOR THE HONEYMOON

Island FilmGroup and MarVista Entertainment’s film THE HONEYMOON needs background actors for an upscale wedding scene to be shot next week at the Kahala Resort and later “Luxury Cruiseliner Scenes.” Here are the details: Age range: 20 years – 40 years; Caucasion and Mixed Ethnicities. The scenes also require  experienced bartenders, waiters, waitresses, and card dealers for blackjack, roulette, craps table in a casino scene. Filming is Sept. 30 through Oct. 21… The OPEN CALL signup is  Saturday, Sept./26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m….

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HONOLULU TO GET “COOLER” WITH A&E/BRUCKHEIMER PILOT

HONOLULU TO GET “COOLER” WITH A&E/BRUCKHEIMER PILOT

        MAY 18 UPDATE:  Believe it! Cooler Kings, the police procedural pilot by producer Jerry Bruckheimer,  plans to shoot on Oahu in late July. If that’s picked up as a series for A&E, then filming will begin in March or April, said sources in Los Angeles…Current discussions about Cooler Kings’ first season likely will be eight, hourlong episodes…   The series budget will be under the cable television rates which are far less than ABC’s Lost estimated $2.5 million an…

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HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES!

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES!

            The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is accepting entries for its Fall 2009 showcase. Films in any genre, including feature films, documentaries, short films, Hawai‘i-themed films, music videos, and student films are being accepted. Films must have been completed after January 1, 2008. Work that has had commercial, theatrical, or television play in the U.S., and feature films that have had any public or festival screenings in Hawaii, are ineligible.        The festival…

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