WHEN WILL SAG STRIFE END? NOT SOON ENOUGH

WHEN WILL SAG STRIFE END? NOT SOON ENOUGH

  The Los Angeles Times is reporting that dissidents backed by Tom Hanks and Sally Field won six of the 11 Hollywood division seats on the national board of the Screen Actors Guild which, the Times reports, “empowers moderates” inside the union potentially altering the dynamics of stalled negotiations with the studios.   Private Practice star Amy Brenneman and veteran film and TV actor Ken Howard were elected from the Unite for Strength group, which mounted a challenge against the leadership of SAG President Alan Rosenberg. The dissidents now have…

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TURTLE BAY RESORT STARS IN A&E’S HAMMERTIME

TURTLE BAY RESORT STARS IN A&E’S HAMMERTIME

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX The Turtle Bay Resort was prominently featured in last Sunday’s, July 26 episode of A&E’s reality show Hammertime making for a perfect backdrop for a surprise for Hammer’s wife, Stephanie. In the prior episode, Hammer announced that the family will spend their vacation in Hawaii at the Turtle Bay Resort. What Stephanie didn’t realize was that her husband of 23 years was planning to ask her to marry her again and renew their wedding vows. While having a romantic…

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HI 5-0 ATTRACTING NOTABLE GUEST STARS

HI 5-0 ATTRACTING NOTABLE GUEST STARS

CHUCK MITSUI’S ONE KINE DAY WILL BE SCREENED AS THE CLOSING NIGHT FILM AT CHICAGO’S 16th ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN SHOWCASE CBS’ top rate series Hawaii Five-0 is not only attracting viewers with clever plot twists and character development but is piling on notable guest stars pretty much in every episode…Two weeks ago it was Sean Combs aka P Diddy (above), then last week it was pop singer turned actor Rick Springfield and in the episode currently being filmed the bar is…

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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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STATE FILM OFFICE UNDER DEBEDT SAVED FOR THIS YEAR

STATE FILM OFFICE UNDER DEBEDT SAVED FOR THIS YEAR

DESCENDANTS WRAPS 3 WEEKS ON KAUAI  RETURN TO OAHU FOR MORE FILMING Descendants director Alexander Paine (above left) with actor George Clooney (right) filming at Hanalei Bay, Kauai TIME TO CHEER! A legislative bill that would have transferred the duties and responsibilities of the Hawaii Film Office from the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to the Hawaii Tourism Authority and eliminate its overseer’s position now held by Georja Skinner, director, Creative Industries Division, has failed…That’s good news BUT…

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JOHNNY DEPP – AKA CAPT. JACK SPARROW – IS A HIT IN HEEIA

JOHNNY DEPP – AKA CAPT. JACK SPARROW – IS A HIT IN HEEIA

HAWAII FIVE-0 PILOT REPORTEDLY COST $8 MILLION; SECOND IN HAWAII ONLY TO THE LOST PILOT WHICH COST AN ESTIMATED $12 MILLION Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides continues filming all over Oahu – that’s a lot of work for location manager Randy Spangler – but this week’s shoot in Heeia on windward Oahu brought out a slew of fans hoping to catch a glimpse of Capt. Jack Sparrow which they did as he was being shuttled to the set by…

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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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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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Flirting Brings Joy to Actors, Executives & Especially Paparazzi

Flirting Brings Joy to Actors, Executives & Especially Paparazzi

  UPDATE MAY 2: Island Film Group and Lifetime wraps two weeks of Oahu production of Flirting with 40 today at Waimea Valley Park. The extra half-day shooting at Waimea Valley was necessary when film shot there last week was damaged.The “Publicity You Can’t Buy” quotient was huge during three days of filming in and around the Royal Hawaiian Hotel  as some 10 paparazzi descended on Waikiki Beach to capture Flirting stars Heather Locklear and Rob Buckley. Budget restrictions at first limited security to just two…

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