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Month: March 2010

NBC TO SHOOT PART OF SERIES PILOT ON OAHU

NBC TO SHOOT PART OF SERIES PILOT ON OAHU

HAWAII FIVE -0 PILOT WRAPS “We have a hit television series!” a production exec proclaims. NBC will film four days of its pilot The Event on Oahu starting Tuesday, April 6 using at least two locations, Lanai Lookout and Kualoa Ranch, sources said… Blair Underwood (above top) plays the United States President on The Event”, described as a thriller chronicled from multiple points of view that centers on Sean (Jason Ritter, below), a regular man fighting his way through the…

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SO YA WANNA BE A PIRATE, MATEY?

SO YA WANNA BE A PIRATE, MATEY?

Disney’s Pirate of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is holding an open casting call for the filming on Oahu and Kauai this June and July… They need only men for this call as pirates, sailors as extras and stand ins… For the pirates, the production is looking for authentic-looking scavenger-types 18 into their 60s, all ethnicities,and especially extreme character types: thin, tall, short, emaciated, odd features, huge nose, eyes, ears, lazy eye, grizzled and wrinkles faces, odd body types, missing…

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AHOY MATEY! PENELOPE CRUZ JOINS “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES”

AHOY MATEY! PENELOPE CRUZ JOINS “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES”

JUST IN: Hawaii’s 2010 production scene just got starrier with actress Penelope Cruz (above) joining Johnny Depp as the daughter of his nemesis Blackbeard in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of the Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer franchise…According to published reports, there will be a little romance between Depp’s Captain Jack and the character that Cruz plays… Deadwood actor Ian McShane will be playing Blackbeard… Pirates is scheduled to do eight weeks of filming starting as early as June split…

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“HAWAII FIVE-0” & “DESCENDENTS” FILMING ALL OVER TOWN

“HAWAII FIVE-0” & “DESCENDENTS” FILMING ALL OVER TOWN

SOUL SURFER WRAPS SIX WEEKS OF FILMING Oahu continues to be production central for the state with the CBS pilot Hawaii Five-0 and Fox Searchlight’s The Descendents practically bumping into one another with all the Town locations they’re using… Len Wiseman, Hawaii Five-0 director Five-0 is using the old Post Office on Richard’s Street as character Steve McGarrett’s (Alex O’Loughlin) headquarters and the Hawaii governor’s office in the same building…The production also shot at the Memorial of the Pacific, Punchbowl last…

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ABC’S MODERN FAMILY WRAPS SERIES FINALE ON MAUI

ABC’S MODERN FAMILY WRAPS SERIES FINALE ON MAUI

RARE PRODUCTION FILMING ALLOWED AT FOUR SEASONS RESORT, MAUI ABC’S hit comedy series wrapped four days of filming at the Four Seasons Resort, Wailea yesterday with cast and producers reportedly thrilled with the footage they’re taking home…Most of the filming was on property which kept the paparazzi at bay with several shots in the Four Season’s pool (see above)…Cast and crew are leaving Maui today… Cast member Sarah Hyland, 19, who plays Haley, had a particularly good time since her…

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HEIDI MONTAG HAS FIRST FILM WITH ADAM SANDLER; MAUI BOUND?

HEIDI MONTAG HAS FIRST FILM WITH ADAM SANDLER; MAUI BOUND?

HAWAII FIVE-0 BURIES STEVE MCGARRETT’S FATHER AT PUNCHBOWL Heidi Montag has been cast in Adam Sandler‘s Hawaii bound comedy Just Go With it which is her first film…Montag starts filming on Monday in Los Angeles but whether she’s coming to Hawaii remains unknown… What we do know is she will do a cameo role in the Sandler/Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy. The move also features Sports Illustrated model Brooklyn Decker and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman…. BOOK ‘EM DANNO CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 pilot spent Monday…

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ABC’S HIT COMEDY MODERN FAMILY DOES FOUR SEASONS MAUI

ABC’S HIT COMEDY MODERN FAMILY DOES FOUR SEASONS MAUI

ABC’S hit comedy Modern Family is spending the week on Maui filming this season’s finale  at the Four Seasons Resort at Wailea through Friday…According to Maui sources, the cast including Sofia Vergara and Ed O’Neill (above) are loving the tropics despite the blustery weather and cool evenings… Modern Family cast member Sarah Hyland (above) The storyline is the trip here is a birthday vacation that family patriarch Jay Pritchett (O’Neill) plans with his wife Gloria (Vergara). Jay thinks he and Gloria…

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SMART CHOICE FOR FIVE-0’S GOVERNOR

SMART CHOICE FOR FIVE-0’S GOVERNOR

Sou Soul SOUL SURFER WRAPS SATURDAY The cast is full. Jean Smart (above) will play Hawaii Governor Pat Jameson in CBS’ updated Hawaii Five-0 pilot in the only character to whom Steve McGarrett has to answer. Smart most recently won an Emmy for Samantha Who, and was twice nominated for her performance as First Lady Martha Logan on Fox’s 24… In the script Smart’s character is from Hawaii, has a “Washingtonian’s backbone” and is a completely honest politician… Hawaii Five-0…

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“DANNO” BOOKED WITH ACTOR SCOTT CAAN

“DANNO” BOOKED WITH ACTOR SCOTT CAAN

Book ’em Scotty! With just a few days before filming of the Hawaii-Five-O pilot begins Monday on Oahu, the final member of the team has been hired… The crucial role of  Danny “Danno” Williams will be taken on by actor Scott Caan (above and below), son of actor James Caan. This “new” Danno is a recently divorced father who transfers from the Baltimore Police Department to Hawaii to be close to his daughter.  His partner in Five-0 is Steve McGarrett, played…

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