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Month: September 2008

HONOKAA MEETS HOLLYWOOD (AND JAPAN)

HONOKAA MEETS HOLLYWOOD (AND JAPAN)

                    Honokaa People’s Theater   PRODUCTION UPDATE: Right on the heels of the Wheel of Fortune filming, the Big Island scores again with the independent feature Honokaa Boy slated to shoot  Oct. 5- Nov. 15 in quaint Honokaa…  The film is “loosely based” on the book by Leo Yoshida… Here’s the story: In 1999 a young Yoshida visits Honokaa and falls in love with the town. He meets Dr. Kinney who owns the Honoka’a People’s Theater and asks if he…

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WHEN WILL SAG STRIFE END? NOT SOON ENOUGH

WHEN WILL SAG STRIFE END? NOT SOON ENOUGH

  The Los Angeles Times is reporting that dissidents backed by Tom Hanks and Sally Field won six of the 11 Hollywood division seats on the national board of the Screen Actors Guild which, the Times reports, “empowers moderates” inside the union potentially altering the dynamics of stalled negotiations with the studios.   Private Practice star Amy Brenneman and veteran film and TV actor Ken Howard were elected from the Unite for Strength group, which mounted a challenge against the leadership of SAG President Alan Rosenberg. The dissidents now have…

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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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HONOLULU SYMPHONY LIKELY TO RECORD PRINCESS KAIULANI SCORE

HONOLULU SYMPHONY LIKELY TO RECORD PRINCESS KAIULANI SCORE

  UPDATE: Tropic Thunder took in $7.5 million at the box office over the weekend pushing total revenue to $96.8 million. The $100 million mark should be passed this coming weekend… Looks good that the Honolulu Symphony will record the soundtrack of the film Princess Kaiulani over three days within the next couple of weeks after the film’s composer arrives from the UK…Producers want the film to have its world premier at the Hawaii International film Festival in October but…

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