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Month: January 2010

TURTLE BAY RESORT STARTS NEW YEAR AS OAHU’S PRODUCTION HUB

TURTLE BAY RESORT STARTS NEW YEAR AS OAHU’S PRODUCTION HUB

ABC FINISHES FILMING A “SCRIPTED REALITY ” PRESENTATION ON OAHU It was a busy week at Oahu’s Turtle Bay Resort not only with a nearly full house of guests but several productions including the feature film Soul Surfer, two television commercials by Capital 1, and a photo shoot by REI for its summer catalogue…Actually, Cap 1 spent several days on Lanai filming the first of three commercials with the theme set around “bugs,” sources said….Then they filmed the next two spots…

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD SIGNED FOR “SOUL SURFER”

CARRIE UNDERWOOD SIGNED FOR “SOUL SURFER”

BIB BIO PIC ABOUT KAUAI SURFER  BETHANY HAMILTON BEGINS FILMING TUESDAY FEB. 2 As recently reported on Reel Hawaii, singer/actor Carrie Underwood will have a co starring role in Soul Surfer which begins filming Monday on Oahu’s North Shore, production sources confirmed…Underwood will only be filming here three days because she goes on tour March 11…Underwood plays a youth pastor named Sarah in Bethany Hamilton‘s church and she helps Hamilton after the horrendous shark attack in a sort of a…

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MAUI NO KA OI FOR ADAM SANDLER FEATURE & OAHU

MAUI NO KA OI FOR ADAM SANDLER FEATURE & OAHU

BULLETIN! BULLETIN! BULLETIN! BULLETIN! BULLETIN! BULLETIN! On the heels of hosting the Clint Eastwood protected feature Hereafter for three days in and around Lahaina, Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions appears committed to film Columbia studio’s romantic comedy Pretend Wife on Maui for for six weeks beginning in mid April… Producers are still looking for a Maui hotel as a prime location… There will also be filming on Oahu where the production is looking for a waterfall location and dolphins. Can you say Sea Life…

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DISNEY TO FILM “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES” IN HAWAII!

DISNEY TO FILM “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES” IN HAWAII!

THE DISNEY PICTURES’ PRODUCTION MAY GENERATE $85 MILLION HERE State agencies/county film offices had two-week deadline from Disney/Bruckheimer to assist in making it happen or lose to an international location Largest production for Kauai since the Ben Stiller comedy Tropic Thunder BULLETIN As mentioned in Reel Hawaii for weeks, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of Disney’s action adventure film series from Jerry Bruckheimer Films will be filmed on Kauai and Oahu this summer with preproduction starting…

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ADAM SANDLER FEATURE FOR MAUI OR OAHU

ADAM SANDLER FEATURE FOR MAUI OR OAHU

ABC REPORTEDLY COMING TO OAHU THIS WEEK TO FILM PILOT Hawaii, one of Adam Sandler‘s favorite locations, looks to be the setting for part of Columbia studio’s romantic comedy Pretend Wife. Jennifer Anniston (below) is in talks to play opposite Sandler… Production executives slipped into Maui recently to scout locations with the Valley Isle’s Glenn Beadles helping…The same team is expected scout Oahu this week minus Beadles…Part of the scout reportedly is finding a hotel location…. According to sources in…

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BOOK ‘EM AGAIN DANNO!

BOOK ‘EM AGAIN DANNO!

CBS GREENLIGHTS HAWAII 5-0 PILOT Soul Surfer Filming Pushed to Feb. 2 Mayor Mufi Hannemann Attends Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles It’s the series franchise that won’t go away… CBS has greenlit the long talked about updated version of the police series Hawaii Five-0… Screenwriters are Alex Kurtzman (above left), Roberto Orci (above right) , and “CSI: NY” executive producer Peter Lenkov… According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kurtzman and Orci co-wrote the pilot story with Lenkov with all three executive…

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LAHAINA’S FRONT STREET SLAMMED TODAY BY HOLLYWOOD “TSUNAMI”

LAHAINA’S FRONT STREET SLAMMED TODAY BY HOLLYWOOD “TSUNAMI”

SOUL SURFER FEATURE FILM NEEDS UNION AND NON-UNION BACKGROUND EXTRAS Clint E Director Clint Eastwood with co star Cecile De France today in Lahaina, Maui By the time you read this Clint Eastwood’s supernatural-themed Hereafter (Warner Bros.) has taken over a large section of Lahaina’s Front Street for filming in unquestionably Maui’s biggest production in more than a decade….Eastwood is directing the three days of filming which ends Friday… The production’s crew numbers more than 60 with more than 70 local extras…The…

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BATTLESHIP PRODUCTION MAY FILM USS MISSOURI TODAY AT PEARL HARBOR

BATTLESHIP PRODUCTION MAY FILM USS MISSOURI TODAY AT PEARL HARBOR

CBS‘ PLANNED UPDATED HAWAII FIVE-O SERIES LOOKS DOOMED It looks like today’s  the day when Universal Pictures films the relaunched USS Missouri cruising around Pearl Harbor for stock shots for the $150-million mega special effects film Battleship… The Missouri has been in dry dock at Pearl Harbor for nearly three months for renovation. It was relaunched yesterday….Sources said a film crew will be on the Missouri as well as on Navitek 1 which will be trailing the historic battleship…The shoot had…

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