MAUI NO KA OI FOR ADAM SANDLER FEATURE & OAHU

MAUI NO KA OI FOR ADAM SANDLER FEATURE & OAHU

BULLETIN! BULLETIN! BULLETIN! BULLETIN! BULLETIN! BULLETIN! On the heels of hosting the Clint Eastwood protected feature Hereafter for three days in and around Lahaina, Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions appears committed to film Columbia studio’s romantic comedy Pretend Wife on Maui for for six weeks beginning in mid April… Producers are still looking for a Maui hotel as a prime location… There will also be filming on Oahu where the production is looking for a waterfall location and dolphins. Can you say Sea Life…

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WHEEL DEAL$ FORTUNE FOR WAIKOLOA & PROD. CREW

WHEEL DEAL$ FORTUNE FOR WAIKOLOA & PROD. CREW

  FINAL WHEEL OF FORTUNE UPDATE: Cast & crew of Wheel of Fortune used as many as 300 rooms a night during their month stay at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island, or about 5,000 nights. More than 8,000 people attended the eight tapings at the resort over the four days of filming. There were 225 crew from Los Angeles and 200 from Hawaii, including the Big Island and Oahu. Wheel of Fortune, which is seen weekly by 47 million viewers, invested close to $5…

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Momma’s Boys Sought for Likely Hawaii-Based Reality Series; Kelsey Grammar Suffers Mild Heart Attack

Momma’s Boys Sought for Likely Hawaii-Based Reality Series; Kelsey Grammar Suffers Mild Heart Attack

UPDATE: Kelsey Grammer, 53, is resting in a Hawaii hospital after suffering a mild heart attack on Saturday apparently while paddle boarding with his wife Camille. The couple own a home on the Big Island. He’s scheduled to be released early this week…   AT&T descended on From Here to Eternity Beach at Halono Blowhole today to film a commercial highlighting the strength of the company’s wireless phone reception. Los Angeles-based Harvest is the production company. Some 30 extras selected by…

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BEN STILLER & REESE WITHERSPOON REPORTEDLY IN OAHU-BASED ADVENTURE COMEDY

BEN STILLER & REESE WITHERSPOON REPORTEDLY IN OAHU-BASED ADVENTURE COMEDY

                Ben Stiller is scheduled to head back to Hawaii in January with Reese Witherspoon for an adventure comedy Sony feature now being called Untitled Cameron Crowe Project. Crowe is the director. According to L.A. and Hawaii sources the film focuses on Brian Gilcrest, late 30s, angry military contractor in middle age who has trouble with women and has few friends. The United States Army hires him to travel to Hawaii to help launch…

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EASTWOOD’S “HEREAFTER” MAUI FILMING JAN. 12, 13, & 14

EASTWOOD’S “HEREAFTER” MAUI FILMING JAN. 12, 13, & 14

Lahaina’s Front Street (above) is one of the three locations for Clint Eastwood‘s film Hereafter in which the sometime-Maui resident is directing…Filming is Jan. 12, 13, and 14. Front Street will be closed for a day long shoot – dawn to dusk – a first for a film in Maui County. The two other locations are on the westside  including a hotel and sets being built on private land in Kapalua… Cast and crew reportedly will stay at the Westin Kaanapali…

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BETHANY HAMILTON DOES “TODAY” ON FRIDAY

BETHANY HAMILTON DOES “TODAY” ON FRIDAY

AFTER SURFING JAWS THIS WEEK SOUL SURFER’S HAMILTON TAKES OFF FOR  BIG APPLE Bethany Hamilton will appear on NBC’s Today Show on Friday at 8 a.m. (Hawaii time) to discuss her film, surfing career, recent surfing at Jaws on Maui, and her film Soul Surfer which is now in pre production at the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore…Hamilton “officially” will announce Soul Surfer’s stars, including AnnaSophia Robb who portrays Hamilton, Lorraine Nicholson, 19, (bottom left) who plays Hamilton’s…

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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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LOST GOES DOWNTOWN TO CRASH ON SOUTH

LOST GOES DOWNTOWN TO CRASH ON SOUTH

                                                ABC’s LOST spent Saturday in Kakaako near downtown Honolulu to film a three-car Locke (Terry O’Quinn) oriented crash scene at South and Pohukaina streets which was closed to traffic and pedestrians most of the morning and afternoon…LOST  Special Effects coordinator Archie Ahuna coordinated the crash and rigged the vehicles that included a Mercury Marquis, SUV, and and old…

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Into the Blue 2 Hits Makaha; The Informant A Hit With Fans

Into the Blue 2 Hits Makaha; The Informant A Hit With Fans

UPDATE: The hidden treasure adventure Into the Blue 2 started today to shoot boat and water scenes on Oahu’s West side off Makaha Beach. Underwater scenes – including some night dives – featuring the actors will be in about 33 feet of water. Veteran water photographer Don King will do the underwater filming. Second unit director Brian Keaulana and the producers selected the Makaha area because of the clear water and usually favorable weather. “Brian is the best of the best…

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