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 RosettiLife 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 to be better. The program is produced by Don Mapes and Kawika Kahiapo











The Life in these Islands pilot is scheduled to air during the holidays or early 2009. Kamehameha Schools and Hawaiian Electric are sponsors. 




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Emme’s Island Moments presents “A Moment of Thanks” on Friday, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. on KHON2. The Thanksgiving special features Emme Tominbang’s trip to the Philippines bridging the ties that bind Hawaii and the Philippines. Then she takes viewers on a tour of the sights, including the new mega shopping centers and “modern” Manila. There’s also a visit with actor/singer Sharon Cuneta, Broadway star, Loretta Ables Sayre who was nominated for a Tony award for her role in South Pacific, and finally a tribute to Na Hoku Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jimmy Borges




State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson and Honolulu film commissioner Walea Constantinau are attending the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) Cineposium 08 in Wellington, New Zealand where commissioners from all over the world will discuss matters related to the film industry and fostering stronger production business in their respective countries. The conference is Nov. 19-23. Wellington is a favored filming destination for many filmmakers, including Peter Jackson, who shot parts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Past events have been held in Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States. The event will draw AFCI members from more than 20 countries for a varied program of professional development courses, issue-oriented industry discussions and master classes…


HAWAII CHILDREN’S TRUST FUND (HCTF) teamed up with HAWAII STUDENT TELEVISION to have a video produced for their 15th anniversary celebration on Nov. 12. The Hawaii’s Children’s Trust Fund (HCTF) is a public-private partnership between the Hawai’i State Department of Health and the Hawai’i Community Foundation. The mission of the Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund is to ensure that Hawaii’s children develop into healthy, productive, and caring individuals by promoting the advancement of community family strengthening programs…


The Tempest filming began today on Lanai despite the blustery weather. Hawaii’s premier production set photog Mario Perez was unable to work on the production – he’s the picture man for ABC’s LOST – so the job went to Melinda Sue Gordon.


Gordon has worked on Leatherheads, There Will Be Blood, Nancy Drew, Ocean’s Thirteen, Blades of Glory, Good Night, Good Luck, and many others…Local IATSE member Serena Flores is assistant produciton manager under Angie Laprete


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