LMNO Productions, Inc., one of the leading producers of programming for the premier American cable networks, next week will begin filming for about two days an as yet unnamed reality show on the Big Island with a 10-person crew while based at the Hilton Waikoloa Resort. Filming will take place at the resort and off property. Some Big Islanders working on the show or connected to it have had to sign confidentially agreements to not discuss the show. The production is an “offshoot” of another reality show, sources said. The Big Island remains Hawaii’s location of choice for reality show. In January, the Hilton Waikoloa also was home base for VH1’s My Antonio reality series, which airs later this month…
LMNO’s most recent productions are, Steve Fossett: What Went Wrong? for the Discovery Channel; National Body Challenge, Could You Survive?, Marathon Love and Iraq: Front-line ER for Discovery Health Channel; A Face For Yulce for TLC; My War Diary for Military Channel; Over Your Head for HGTV and Wedding Central for WeTV. In syndicated daytime television, LMNO and Telepictures joined together to produce the daily talk show Dr. Keith Ablow, which premiered Fall 2006. LMNO’s programming and production services, the LMNO Media Group was formed in early 2004 to offer corporate clients the creation of industrial and educational videos, commercials and visual marketing tools designed to increase sales, enhance recruiting and support publicity campaigns…
HBO’s award winning series Entourage (above filming at Waimanalo Beach in April 2008) is on track to film again on Oahu likely in August. A writer for the show spent several days here doing “research” and was hosted at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The storyline may revolve around the show’s fictional James Cameron film Aquaman, sources said. In 2006, a two-page ad placed by HBO in Variety, the Hollywood trade publication,
declared that Aquaman, starring Vincent Chase, was the “biggest box office splash in history,” bringing in an astounding $116 million in its opening 3-day weekend. The ad did not mention that this of course took place on the HBO show Entourage, which follows the life of an upcoming movie star Vincent Chase, played by Adrian Grenier (below right).
Cameron said that he has received phone calls from acquaintances congratulating him and asking about the film Aquaman, not knowing that it does not exist…
Here’s a request from Hawaii’s Science and Technology Council asking Hawaii’s production industry to e-mail or call Gov. Lingle to ask her to veto SB199 and tell the governor what the loss of investment capital means for your company.
E-Mail: Governor.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 586-0034
cc: Linda.email@example.com or call 586-0036, Governor’s Chief Policy Advisor
On Tuesday the House rejected industry’s proposed floor amendment which would have provided the state with $151 Million in savings and preserved industry’s access to capital. They in-fact voted to support the existing SB199 Conference Draft which effectively kills Act 221 through the elimination of the 2:1 credit allocation policy and replaces it with a 1:1 limitation. We anticipate that the Senate will approve the bill on Thursday after which it will go to the Governor for her signature.
The ONLY RECOURSE now is to ask the Governor to VETO the bill. We expect that she will quickly sign the bill into law so your IMMEDIATE action is required. Let the Governor know how angry you are with this bill by telling her how it specifically impacts you or your company. Tell her that it undermines the innovation economy, kills jobs, kills companies and kills Hawaii’s future.