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Month: August 2009

LYCHEE THIEVES WRAPS THIS WEEK

LYCHEE THIEVES WRAPS THIS WEEK

Lychee I It’s a bit unusual even on a independent film when the cast and crew start eating the main prop. But no one on Lychee Thieves, the indie written and directed by Hawaii born and raised Kathleen Man (right), seemed to mind since the oh-so-ripe lychees that were being picked for two days of filming at a cozy Kaneohe home would have just gone to waste after their 15 minutes of fame. So there was Man, co producer Matt…

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LOST & HIFF COME TOGETHER FOR ALOHA SEASON CELEBRATION

LOST & HIFF COME TOGETHER FOR ALOHA SEASON CELEBRATION

TAX INCENTIVES INCREASE IN NORTH CAROLINA & TAHITI GOOD TO KNOW: North Carolina governor Bev Perdue has signed Senate Bill 943 that allows production companies a 25-percent tax credit for film projects in North Carolina, up from the previous credit of 15 percent. The bill also sets minimum spending and hiring requirements for qualifying film companies working in the state. “This legislation will help grow our $91 million motion picture industry, preserve and create thousands of jobs and increase investments in yet…

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INK DROPS “STAR” IN HIFF TRAILER; OH, AND DANIEL DAE KIM

INK DROPS “STAR” IN HIFF TRAILER; OH, AND DANIEL DAE KIM

DDaniel Dae Kim as Chi with “writers block” With the annual Hawaii International Film Festival in October rapidly approaching, it’s trailer time again with several members of Hawaii’s production community and actors, including Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim and models Eric and Kimi Chun all donating their time. Two days of filming was completed Friday at Island Film Group/HMI’s Halawa Valley Studios. The studio facility was provided without charge…All the crew working on the trailer donated their time and equipment… Props…

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“HONEYMOON” FOR ISLAND FILM GROUP & MARVISTA IN HONOLULU

“HONEYMOON” FOR ISLAND FILM GROUP & MARVISTA IN HONOLULU

THE HONEYMOON oon JUST IN: Island Film Group, owned and operated by Rick Galindez (l) and Roy Tjioe, will partner again with MarVista Entertainment on a project that begins filming in late September on Oahu for as long as 15 days. Filming of the $3-million cruise ship murder mystery The Honeymoon currently is slated to begin Sept. 28. Preproduction begins right after Labor Day… The production needs to film some scenes on a cruise ship so if one cannot be arranged…

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“DESCENDANTS’ EXECS SCOUT HI FOR EARLY 2010 FILMING

“DESCENDANTS’ EXECS SCOUT HI FOR EARLY 2010 FILMING

PRODUCTION UPDATE: Director Alexander Payne (Sideways) and executives from Fox Searchlight have been scouting Hawaii for about seven days in preparation for an “early 2010” filming of  The Descendants on Oahu and possibly the Neighbor Islands, especially Kauai where part of the story takes place…Payne (above) has told his production team that the filming will start at the beginning of 2010. Payne, who is rewriting the screenplay, returned to Los Angeles yesterday…The book The Descendants is written by Oahu resident…

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