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AT&T To Film Two Commercials on Oahu Simultaneously

AT&T To Film Two Commercials on Oahu Simultaneously

AT&T descends on Oahu next week to film two commercials on the same days but in different locations using major L.A. production houses and New York advertising agencies. Harvest productions of Santa Monica, CA has done commercials for General Motors and Nike to name a few. The shoot will be at two east Oahu beaches on Monday and Tuesday but in the commercial is supposed to be the same beach. Hawaii doubles for Spain. The beach location in the story…

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Australian Filmmakers Lead Seminars on Maui

Australian Filmmakers Lead Seminars on Maui

  UPDATE: The Maui Film Office in partnership with the National Geographic All Roads Film Project, Pacific Islanders in Communication, and the University of Hawaii’s Academy of Creative Media including Professor Merata Mita recently held a three-day seminar on producing, directing, and 16mm cinematography at the Wailea Marriot Resort and Spa and Kihei Charter School. The featured indigenous filmmakers from Australia included cinematographer and director Warwick Thornton and producer Kath Shelper (bottom left), and director Beck Cole (right)…      …

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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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Brosnan, Huffman, Madsen, Quaid: Maui Film Festival Honorees

Brosnan, Huffman, Madsen, Quaid: Maui Film Festival Honorees

  UPDATE: It’s official. Pierce Brosnan, Virginia Madsen, Dennis Quaid and Felicity Huffman as reported here last week are the honorees for MFF’S Intimate Conversations & Awards Tributes. Quaid, Madsen, and Brosnan will be honored Thursday, June 12, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Huffman’s tribute is Friday, June 13, 8 – 10 p.m.also at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa during which the Hawaii Premiere of the actor’s latest film Phoebe in Wonderland will be shown. Quaid…

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Into the Blue 2 Hits The Water

Into the Blue 2 Hits The Water

Into the Blue 2 filmed Friday at the Hawaii Yacht Club. (L-R) Cameraman Robert Altman, camera assistant Rick Brock, actor Tim Lechner, and (far right) Laura Vandervoort   UPDATE: The DVD feature film Into the Blue 2 had its last day of dry land filming on Friday. The production now moves to Oahu’s West side for nine days of filming on boats and under water, including night dives filming. The actors, all SCUBA certified in California prior to filming in Hawaii,…

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Damon & Soderbergh To Bring The Informant to Oahu in June

Damon & Soderbergh To Bring The Informant to Oahu in June

  UPDATE: Done Deal! Warner Bros.’ The Informant starring Matt Damon and directed by Stephen Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Erin Brockovich, Traffic) will film on Oahu for two days the last week of June. The brief filming will all be at a very rarely used location where the production also will be based. Pre production begins June 10 for set construction and other advance work. Since Hawaii is the last location for the big budget film, the production for continuity will bring the majority…

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Pamela Anderson Does Pamela in Hana

Pamela Anderson Does Pamela in Hana

UPDATE: Former Baywatch actor Pamela Anderson filmed four days last week in Hana, Maui for her unscripted series on E! World of Wonder Prods. is behind Pamela, a half-hour show which debuts this summer. Anderson stayed at a friend’s house in Hana for the filming. According to producers, Pamela is observational in tone and does not feature the contrived situations found on other reality shows like Gene Simmons Family Jewels. Anderson is executive producing the series…It’s official. The tentatively titled The Reef by MGM is…

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Rachael Ray Show Heads to Maui; NBC’s Momma’s Boys May Land Here

Rachael Ray Show Heads to Maui; NBC’s Momma’s Boys May Land Here

    Rachael Ray, an Emmy Award-winning, daily one-hour syndicated talk show and among the top-ranked daytime programs on television, will film five shows shows on Maui this June featuring restaurants all over the Valley Isle. The show is in its second season. Ray has had a successful career as an iconic Food Network television personality, bestselling cookbook author and editor–in-chief of her own lifestyle magazine. In the fall of 2007, she launched the program Rachael Ray…     Welcome Back NBC: NBC and…

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Maui Film Festival Taps Top Talent, Reef Rolls, New Tropic Thunder Trailer

Maui Film Festival Taps Top Talent, Reef Rolls, New Tropic Thunder Trailer

UPDATE: Once again the Maui Film Festival has a stellar line up of quality actors – and celebs – for the upcoming June 11-15 event at Wailea. Confirmed so far for MFF honors are Felicity Huffman, Pierce Brosnan, Dennis Quaid and Virginia Madsen… The Reef filming continues to roll smoothly with shooting today at the Paul MItchell estate in Lanikai then through Friday back at the Hawaii Yacht Club. Next week some real challenges  will begin with all ocean work aboard boats and underwater…

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