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 the only glitch is will the Island FIlm Group/Matador Pictures’ movie have all its editing done in time. The orignal deadline for a completed film was late October; HIFF runs in mid October. Producers also have decided not to show Princess Kaiulani to distributors at the American Film Market in November in Santa Monica as planned but instead focus on the Sundance Film Festival in January. According to producer Ric Galindez and partner Roy Tjioe, the PK poster being shown on the Matador Pictures website along with the title Princess Kaiulani were used to show distributors at the Cannes Film Festival and likely will not be used as the final promotional product. Final title of the film and poster is still being determined…BTW: Tjioe did the storyboard drawings for HIFF’s 2008 trailer…

 

 

 

Sony Television’s Wheel of Fortune rolled into the Big Island late last month with some 200 Hawaii crew – 30 from the Big Island – hired to build the massive set at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, in the production’s second visit to the resort. The production, under the watchful eye of 18-year Wheel veteran Steve Schwartz, began set construction Aug. 25 and will wrap out Sept. 23 after nearly a month’s work of eight hour days. Salaries for just the local crew will exceed $1 million, Schwartz said…

 

 

Twenty of the 30-minute game show will be filmed in five days at the Village.  “This is a huge show for the Big Island that spends a lot of money, is universally watched, hires almost all local crew, and to top it off is an extreme pleasure to work with,” said John Mason, Big Island Film Commissioner. The production, including the crew brought in from Oahu, is staying at the resort in 316 rooms. This is Wheel’s fourth visit to Hawaii, including now two on the Big Island and two on Oahu at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Schwartz says Hawaii crew “kicks butt” compared to other location crew when it comes to work ethic. “No where else do I find that kind of work ethic,” he says… 

The set and other equipment required 37 containers and eight trailers for shipping from Los Angeles. The overall production cost for the Big Island filming is in the “multiple millions of dollars,” Schwartz said. Shipping from the mainland was less than $1 million…

 

 

 

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