Princess Kaiulani Premiers At Toronto FF In September

Princess Kaiulani Premiers At Toronto FF In September


UPDATE June 6: Into the Blue 2 which was scheduled to wrap today instead will finish first unit work on Monday and second unit on Tuesday at Makaha Beach. On Tuesday all the actors and first and second unit directors will be on set…Budget for the direct to DVD film is $3 million-$5 million and will be released next year…




 Holkam Hall, primary location in England for Princess Kaiulani



The primary location in England for Island Film Group’s Princess Kaiulani drama was Holkam Hall and Estate which includes 25,000 acres. Holkam Hall is about 15,000 square feet. Several of the rooms in the hall were used as various locations in the nine-day filming. A nearby beach and river also were used as locations. The production selected the location also because of the production incentives offered in in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Holkham Hall, home of the Coke family, was built between 1734 and 1764 by Thomas Coke, the first Earl of Leicester. For a 360-degree view of Holkam Hall and the estate go to



The forthcoming film tells the story of Kaiulani who flees civil war in her own country to come to Victorian England. It’s here where she falls in love with an Englishman and then, eventually, heads back to Honolulu to attempt to help her people…An advertising trailer for the film is stunning. PK is in post production in England. A final cut will be ready by mid October. The final budget came in at about $7 million. For now the working title of the film is Princess Kaiulani…IFG Producers Ric Galindez and Roy Tjioe praised longtime Hawaii film and television veteran Laurie Foi for the work she did on PK as local casting director. “We will be working with her again we hope,” Tjioe said…


The punch line for the AT&T commercial shoot at From Here to Eternity Beach this week which was supposed to be a nudist beach in Spain is “Get better coverage with AT&T!”…MGM and MarVista Entertainment’s Into the Blue 2 wraps filming Friday. The straight to DVD movie today filmed at Wahiawa General Hospital…Warner Bros.’ The Informant starring Matt Damon will film for two days the week of June 23 at the Makaha Resort, sources confirmed. Casting director Rick King of Los Angeles will come here to cast extras. Some of the roles will be of FBI agents…


Wheel of Fortune has been scouting the Big Island for five days and are ecstatic about what they’ve seen. The game show will film several programs beginning September 12 at the Hilton Waikoloa. Co host Vanna White will film commercials at several scenic locations Sept. 8 & 9, including at the Hilton Waikoloa, beaches and waterfalls in the Hilo area, Waipio Valley Lookout, and possibly Hapuna Beach. The scouts leave tomorrow. State film commissioner Donne Dawson and a film office staff member will meet with show executives tomorrow on the Big Island to discuss some of the state permits that may be required. The production returns Aug. 24 to build sets and set up a production office. Wheel of Fortune last filmed on the Big Island in 1996. Auditions begin this month in Hawaii. They’re looking for enthusiastic married couples. For more information visit


The Mamma’s Boys reality show for NBC and produced by Ryan Seacrest may land at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island for filming of five episodes that begins this month. The Turtle Bay Resort had been interested in servicing as base but apparently has dropped out. The decision is “imminent,” a Los Angeles source said. “It’s coming down to the wire.”






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