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Month: April 2009

SOUL SURFER BEGINS PRE PRODUCTION IN JUNE; FILMING IN AUGUST

SOUL SURFER BEGINS PRE PRODUCTION IN JUNE; FILMING IN AUGUST

        JUST IN: Soul Surfer will begin pre production on Oahu June 25 for an Aug.3 start filming date.  The apparent Screen Actors Guild settlement with studios and networks apparently pushed the start dates, sources said. The film about Kauai surfer Bethany Hamilton’s shark attack, recovery and success as a professional surfer despite having lost an arm will shoot at least 80 percent on Oahu and the rest on Kauai. The film’s budget has also increased 25 percent from…

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CAN”T STOP THIS! – HAMMERTIME FILMS ON NORTH SHORE

CAN”T STOP THIS! – HAMMERTIME FILMS ON NORTH SHORE

      Hammertime films at Turtle Bay Resort with MC Hammer   MC Hammer, who is back in prime time as the star of his own A&E reality series, filmed Thursday through today at the Turtle Bay Resort where he and his wife of 23 years renewed their vows in the hotel on Friday…Also here are Hammer’s  five children, uncle, sister and brother…A&E has ordered 11 episodes of Hammertime that follows the lives of the ’90s rap star and his…

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BULLETIN: STUDIOS-SAG REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

BULLETIN: STUDIOS-SAG REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

    It’s been a year of battling but according to the Los Angeles Times Hollywood’s actors finally reached an accord Friday for a new labor contract. The tentative agreement between the Screen Actors Guild and the studios provides actors, who have been working without a contract since last summer, a two-year pact that the union’s president has vowed to oppose.     The deal brings relief to the 120,000 actors. SAG negotiators accepted a deal that was modeled on those…

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KISS THE BRIDE ALOHA – HFP WRAPS FIRST FEATURE

KISS THE BRIDE ALOHA – HFP WRAPS FIRST FEATURE

        Katharine McPhee, co star of You May Not Kiss the Bride   There’s good news and bad news about Hawaii Film Partners feature You May Not Kiss the Bride wrapping tomorrow with filming at HMI studios in Halawa Valley and at Bamboo Ridge in east Oahu. HFP has successfully completed its first feature film on time and reportedly under budget, sources said. The producers including HFP’s Rann and Gina Watumull and Show Entertainment’s David and Shauna…

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CHANG APANA “WEBISODE” TO DEBUT AT L.A. FEST

CHANG APANA “WEBISODE” TO DEBUT AT L.A. FEST

      The ALL IN Hawaii-made The Legend of Chang Apana – based on the legendary Honolulu police officer – will have its Hollywood debut at the at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (http://www.vconline.org/festival/venues.cfm?venue_id=5) on May 3 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 theater at 8000 Sunset Blvd…”We’re so very excited to have this opportunity to show audiences and some studio execs this top-notch Hawaii production,” said John Brekke, executive producer of this first seven-minute webisode…      …

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JOSH HOLLOWAY AND WIFE YESSICA CELEBRATE CHILD’S BIRTH

JOSH HOLLOWAY AND WIFE YESSICA CELEBRATE CHILD’S BIRTH

      Josh Holloway, who portrays the character  Sawyer on ABC’s Lost, are parents. The East Oahu couple welcomed their first child, daughter Java Kumala, on April 9. The actor was set  to attend the recent Royal Hawaiian/Louis Vuitton fundraiser for the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation, but canceled after Yessica went into labor. The couple married in 2004…   Fellow Lost actors Daniel Dae Kim and Michael Emerson told Reel Hawaii that the couple will be excellent parents…”I know that Josh…

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BRIDE BOOM FOR LOCAL ACTORS; PRODUCTION WRAPS SATURDAY FOLLOWING WINDWARD FILMING

BRIDE BOOM FOR LOCAL ACTORS; PRODUCTION WRAPS SATURDAY FOLLOWING WINDWARD FILMING

                                Willie K       The You May Not Kiss the Bride feature film by Hawaii Film Partners has been a boom for local SAG actors with 13 hired for speaking roles in the romantic comedy including  singer Willie K as a Tahitian chief. Veteran actor and stand-in Wayne Geiger who was a fixture on Lost before being killed as one of The Others serves as stand…

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MAYOR MUFI’S HOLLYWOOD VISIT PROMOTES OAHU PRODUCTION

MAYOR MUFI’S HOLLYWOOD VISIT PROMOTES OAHU PRODUCTION

    (L-R) Walea Constantinau, Honolulu film commissioner; Mary & Mike Wilkins, director of sales and marketing, Turtle Bay Resort; Kristen Bell, star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall which filmed at the Turtle Bay Resort and Mayor Mufi Hannemann     It may be old news since it happened in January but not many Hawaii folks know that Honolulu  mayor Mufi Hanemann who’s always been a major supporter of Hawaii’s production industry trekked to Hollywood to spread aloha and promote the…

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WORLD’S SEXIEST MAN TALKS FILM PRODUCTION INCENTIVES

WORLD’S SEXIEST MAN TALKS FILM PRODUCTION INCENTIVES

Photo by: Kerry Hayes / Twentieth Century FOX Hugh Jackman told media in Australia that the Australian government needs to increase its rebate for foreign film production if the country is to remain competitive as a filming destination. Are Hawaii government leaders listening? Jackman said at a Sydney screening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine footage that the government’s current 15 percent location rebate “doesn’t feel very competitive internationally.” Jackman worries that production work in Australia will slow down “when you’ve got places like…

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