“HAWAII FIVE-0” BOOKED FOR OAHU SERIES? CBS LIKELY TO ANNOUNCE TOMORROW

“HAWAII FIVE-0” BOOKED FOR OAHU SERIES? CBS LIKELY TO ANNOUNCE TOMORROW

STATE OFFICIAl SAYS CBS CONFIRMED WITH HER THAT THE SERIES IS GREENLIT. According to published reports – Los Angeles Times and Variety  – CBS has greenlit Hawaii Five-O for a series. BUT CBS is declining comment at least publicly until tomorrow May 19 when the network announces in New York City its fall schedule and advertisers. Several Hawaii crew who worked on the Five-0 pilot earlier this year told Reel Hawaii they have not been contacted that the series is a…

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AHOY MATEY! PENELOPE CRUZ JOINS “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES”

AHOY MATEY! PENELOPE CRUZ JOINS “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES”

JUST IN: Hawaii’s 2010 production scene just got starrier with actress Penelope Cruz (above) joining Johnny Depp as the daughter of his nemesis Blackbeard in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of the Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer franchise…According to published reports, there will be a little romance between Depp’s Captain Jack and the character that Cruz plays… Deadwood actor Ian McShane will be playing Blackbeard… Pirates is scheduled to do eight weeks of filming starting as early as June split…

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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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HAWAII FILM PARTNERS LOCKS IN NOTABLES FOR WEDLOCKED FILMING STARTING MARCH 17

HAWAII FILM PARTNERS LOCKS IN NOTABLES FOR WEDLOCKED FILMING STARTING MARCH 17

    Hawaii Film Partners has landed at least two top key crew for its upcoming $5-million romantic comedy Wedlocked. Russ Alsobrook (right) is director of photography. He was also DP on the recent Kevin James hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Forgetting Sarah Marshall shot almost entirely on Oahu, five episodes of HBO’s Big Love series, and numerous other productions. The other big name is costume designer Bob Moore. who did Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hollywood Homicide,…

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SANDLER’S PRETEND WIFE NOW CALLED JUST GO WITH IT

SANDLER’S PRETEND WIFE NOW CALLED JUST GO WITH IT

NICOLE KIDMAN IN CAMEO? As previously noted in Reel News, Columbia Pictures has cast Nicole Kidman, model Brooklyn Decker and Dave Matthews in supporting roles for the Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy now called Just Go With It, previously known as Pretend Wife… According to sources, Kidman who plays Rea Ann Devlin will  take an uncredited comedy role like her former husband Tom Cruise did in Tropic Thunder…Decker, who’s on the 2010 cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, will play Sandler’s love interest…Matthews…

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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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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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TERRY O’QUINN BACK IN HAWAII!

TERRY O’QUINN BACK IN HAWAII!

      CASTING FOR MODELS FOR PLAYBOY’S ADVENTURE SHOW BADASS                 There will a LOST reunion of sorts this summer when Hawaii Five-0 starts filming season two on Oahu July 11…That’s because LOST alumnus Terry O’Quinn is joining the cast in a reoccurring role alongside former LOST actor and Five-0 task force member Daniel Dae Kim…     O’Quinn’s character will be introduced in the first episode of season two. He’ll be playing…

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QUEEN THEATER’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT!

QUEEN THEATER’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT!

    BELOVED KAIMUKI VENUE FOCUS OF HOPED FOR RESTORATION         Seventy-Five Years Young & Still Standing!     Kaimuki’s Queen Theater is Site of its First Public Event in More Than a Quarter Century         Join Friends of the Queen Theater on Saturday, June 25th to celebrate the landmark venue’s 75th birthday at 3588 Waialae Ave…     Friends of the Queen is a local non-profit group focused on the restoration of the deteriorating Kaimuki…

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