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Month: February 2009

ALERT! SAG BOARD TURNS DOWN STUDIOS OFFER

ALERT! SAG BOARD TURNS DOWN STUDIOS OFFER

The board of the Screen Actors Guild rejected the “final offer” by the Hollywood studios for a new contract covering the union’s 120,000 members, creating fresh uncertainty about whether and when the seven-month labor dispute will end, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times said that the rejection was anticipated because the studios’ proposal contained a provision that SAG negotiators viewed as a non-starter.  Not good news for an industry where production activity has already slowed. The studios and SAG seemed…

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PLAY IT AGAIN DOG! ANOTHER BOUNTY HUNTER WEDDING FOR A&E

PLAY IT AGAIN DOG! ANOTHER BOUNTY HUNTER WEDDING FOR A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 19 update   Duane “Dog” Chapman‘s daughter Lyssa Chapman II, 21 will be married Friday Feb. 2o  at 5:30 p.m. at  Lanikuhonua in Ko Olina will be filmed for the A&E reality series, Dog, the Bounty Hunter. Lyssa, known on the show as Baby Lyssa as a member of Chapman’s posse, is marrying her boyfriend of three years, Brahman “Bo” Galanti…Some 200 family and friends are expected to attend as well as media… …The wedding preparations at the adjacent JW…

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MTV’s THE HILLS HITS OAHU’S NORTH SHORE FOR FILMING

MTV’s THE HILLS HITS OAHU’S NORTH SHORE FOR FILMING

    MTV’s The Hills snuck into Oahu to film some three days in and around the Turtle Bay Resort a & OceanVillas and  North Shore, including a bonfire at Kawela Bay, a hotel Jacuzzi near the Turtle Bay pool, surfing at Sunset Beach, and possibly a dinner at  Haleiwa Joe’s…The series’ crew arrived from Los Angeles last Friday with the actors landing on Oahu on Sunday afternoon. The production used about 20 local and L.A. crew. HMI of Honolulu…

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HAWAII FILM PARTNERS LOCKS IN NOTABLES FOR WEDLOCKED FILMING STARTING MARCH 17

HAWAII FILM PARTNERS LOCKS IN NOTABLES FOR WEDLOCKED FILMING STARTING MARCH 17

    Hawaii Film Partners has landed at least two top key crew for its upcoming $5-million romantic comedy Wedlocked. Russ Alsobrook (right) is director of photography. He was also DP on the recent Kevin James hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Forgetting Sarah Marshall shot almost entirely on Oahu, five episodes of HBO’s Big Love series, and numerous other productions. The other big name is costume designer Bob Moore. who did Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hollywood Homicide,…

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PRINCESS KA’IULANI PRIVATE SCREENING DRAWS HUNDREDS

PRINCESS KA’IULANI PRIVATE SCREENING DRAWS HUNDREDS

Q’Orianka Kilcheras Princess Ka’ialani     The private screening of the long-awaited feature film Princess Ka’iulani shot in Hawaii and England attracted hundreds of Hawaii crew, film executives, state legislators and supporters to Ward 16 on Wednesday night. No news media attended…Attendees included the film’s co producers  Ric Galindez and Roy Tjioe of Island Film Group and director-writer Marc Forby who traveled from Los Angeles for the event…Forby thanked the Iolani Palace executive board and the Hawaii Film Office for…

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