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Month: November 2008

TEMPEST POWERS THROUGH FIRE & RAIN AND LOTS OF RED MUD

TEMPEST POWERS THROUGH FIRE & RAIN AND LOTS OF RED MUD

      Rocker-turned-actor Reeve Carney is the latest cast member of The Tempest, director Julie Taymor’s gender-bending Shakespeare play adaptation. Chris Cooper, who joined the cast a week ago, plays Antonio, who usurps the Duchess of Milan, Prospera, played by Helen Mirren (in the play, the character was male). Carney plays Ferdinand, the son of the king of Naples, played by Jeremy Irons…Carney is the lead vocalist and guitar player for his band, Carney. Taymor discovered him in New York…

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JASON SCOTT LEE CO HOSTS LIFE IN THESE ISLANDS

JASON SCOTT LEE CO HOSTS LIFE IN THESE ISLANDS

    Jason Scott Lee recently co-hosted Life In These Islands, a one-hour television special and future series that will celebrate Hawaii’s unique cultural heritage as well as provide practical ways in which people can move into a more positive and sustainable future. Lee’s co-host is radio personality Skylark Rosetti. Life in these Islands will do this through music, story telling and aloha. It’s about capturing and sharing the essence of all that we are and doing it in a way that inspires us…

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TEMPEST IS A WIN-WIN FOR LANAI, FOUR SEASONS & HAWAII

TEMPEST IS A WIN-WIN FOR LANAI, FOUR SEASONS & HAWAII

  UPDATE: ABC’s Lost will premier season five on Jan. 21, according to Broadcasting & Cable and Entertainment Weekly. The three-hour premier will include a recap show followed by the first two episodes of the new season….         Lanai City: Kudos to Four Seasons executive Randy Clark for scoring a major coup for the resort in helping land the $20-million production The Tempest that begins filming some three weeks on Lanai next week. The two Four Seasons’…

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FAVAH VETS VIE WITH HAWAII’S VANGUARD AT OCC

FAVAH VETS VIE WITH HAWAII’S VANGUARD AT OCC

      FAVAH chairperson Stephanie Spangler and John Mason, Big Island Film Commissioner   They came, they chatted, they networked, and they asked and answered  questions. The Film and Video Association of Hawaii (FAVA) meeting last Saturday night at the Outrigger Canoe Club attracted more than 100 people from Hawaii’s production industry with even Big Island Film Commissioner John Mason taking time out from preparing for the Helen Mirren starer The Tempest making  the trip to Oahu…Oahu commissioner Walea…

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LOST GOES DOWNTOWN TO CRASH ON SOUTH

LOST GOES DOWNTOWN TO CRASH ON SOUTH

                                                ABC’s LOST spent Saturday in Kakaako near downtown Honolulu to film a three-car Locke (Terry O’Quinn) oriented crash scene at South and Pohukaina streets which was closed to traffic and pedestrians most of the morning and afternoon…LOST  Special Effects coordinator Archie Ahuna coordinated the crash and rigged the vehicles that included a Mercury Marquis, SUV, and and old…

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