“Dog” Returns, Reef On Solid Ground, Informant For Five

“Dog” Returns, Reef On Solid Ground, Informant For Five

Several crew sources tell Reel Hawaii that WB’sThe Informant will film on Oahu for five days in June.

  Matt Damon filming The Informant in Illinois

The number of film days considered have varied from two weeks to three days. What Reel Hawaii knows for sure is that the production scouted Oahu twice. The production is now filming in Illinois (See above photo.) The film no longer will be released by Warner Independent Pictures since the studio has announced plans to close the specialty release division. The Informant had been Warner Independent’s most notable upcoming project. The film is being directed by Steven Soderbergh and stars Matt Damon. The film site, however, doesn’t list Hawaii as a location only Illinois and California… 

 

          The Dog is back!

Duane Dog” Chapman, wife Beth (above) and the entire posse have a new season of Bounty Hunter shows that will air this summer. There’s even a new location: Maui. The Chapman’s have set up a bail bonds business in Kahului. The first media event to announce the new season is being held today at the Kahala Resort. Chapman and Beth ChapmanNiger Innis from the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and A&E Television Network executives, including Scott Lonker, vice president, nonfiction and alternative programming, are attending. The event was kept quiet to prevent overzealous fans and paparazzi from attending…

All The Reef crew that Reel Hawaii talked to during this week’s filming in Waikiki – the Hawaii Yacht Club and Pipeline Cafe in Kakaako – have nothing but nice things to say about the production except the lower rate their receiving. “It’s work with good people,” a crew member said.

David Brookwell and Sean McNamara of Brookwell-McNamara Entertainment filmed three seasons of Beyond the Break (2005-07) here and are using most of the same crew, including John Reynolds for the sound department…

(L) Angie Laprete,The Reef’s production coordinator, and Jim Triplett, locations manager.

Hudson Hickman, The Reef‘s executive producer, also exec produced The Initiation of Sarah, Mississippi Rising, several MacGyver episodes and was an associate producer on The Love Boat series. Another Reef EP is Sara Berrisford, who worked onSarah with Hickman. Hickman and Berrisford worked with Reef EP Craig Roessler on the just completed The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream. Producer David Buelow, part of the Brookwell-McNamara Entertainment team, most recently produced Legally Blonde starring Millie and Rebecca Rosso for MGM/Fox and was co-executive producer on Beyond the Break for The N…  

Sara Berrisford, executive  producer; Craig Roessler, executive  producer; David Buelow, producer; Hudson Hickman, executive producer, and David Brookwell, producer. 

 

Blaise Noto, Maui’s uber publicist, in June will teach a course at the Beijing Film Academy at their invitation in motion picture marketing and publicity. Jeff Von Schmauder, vice president of Blaise Noto & Associate, also will be teaching the technology part of it. A few hundred students as well as film distributors in China are taking the course. The duo also will be meeting in Shanghai, Hong King and Beijing with American and Chinese companies to do business in the entertainment industry there. In the offing for Noto is possible work on the film Edge of Darkness in which Mel Gibson stars in his first starring role in nine years. Noto was a publicist on Gibson’s Passion of the Christ….

Congrats to Hawaii’s Loretta Ables Sayre who’s nominated for a Tony Award nomination for her role as Bloody Mary in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Sayre is a contender for best performance by a featured actress in a musical…

Sad But True: Few if any of the Hawaii crew – Big Island and Oahu – from the Indian Jones sequel have been invited to the special screening May 20 at Ward 16 theaters. Even some film commissioners are scrambling to get invited…

Stephen Warbeck is composing the original music for the Princess Kaiulani film. Sources from the UK where the drama just wrapped two weeks of filming say the footage is “breathtaking”… 

Angie Laprete, production supervisor on The Reef, organized the Lost wrap party in the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall held last Saturday. It’s the same location where The Police after party was held and also organized by Laprete…

Pau

 

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