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Month: February 2011

AUSTRALIA’S HOME and AWAY BEGINS OAHU FILMING

AUSTRALIA’S HOME and AWAY BEGINS OAHU FILMING

This is the only the second time Home and Away has filmed overseas having ┬ápreviously filmed in London. The storyline is top secret but Luke Mitchell, Samara Weaving, Georgie Parker and Robert Mammone flew to Honolulu on Saturday to join the crew who have already been on Oahu for a few days. Series Producer Cam Welsh told Channel 7 news in Australia said that “We’ve got a great storyline and the locations we’re shooting in are stunning – almost as…

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GOV. ABERCROMBIE RESTORES SOME FUNDS TO HAWAII FILM OFFICE

GOV. ABERCROMBIE RESTORES SOME FUNDS TO HAWAII FILM OFFICE

NEWS ALERT! Newly elected governor Neil Abercrombie and production industry support has restored $4.8 million for what he considers programs including the Hawaii Film Office. Details to come… UPDATE: The Hawaii Film Office will receive about $450,000 in funds that had been reduced in last year’s to legislature to about $50,000. Turns out that was a mistake since the Hawaii Film Studio alone costs about $150,000 a year to maintain…The remaining $200,000 will be used to hire at least two…

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RELATIVITY MEDIA HOSTS STAR-STUDDED MEET & GREET WITH HI FILM REPS & LEGISLATORS

RELATIVITY MEDIA HOSTS STAR-STUDDED MEET & GREET WITH HI FILM REPS & LEGISLATORS

RELATIVITY MEDIA’S CEO RYAN KAVANAUGH PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS AS HE PUSHES HAWAII TO MORE THAN DOUBLE TAX INCENTIVES Following hours of testimony on Monday before a Hawaii Senate committee over a proposed bill to increase Hawaii’s tax incentives for film and television productions shooting in Hawaii, Relativity Media’s CEO Ryan Kavanaugh (above) hosted a two hour-plus cocktail party at Mandalay Restaurant in downtown Honolulu where more than 100 state legislators, Maui County officials, including Rod Antone, public information…

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BOOK ‘EM GOV!

BOOK ‘EM GOV!

Gov. Neil Abercrombie tomorrow will make his first production visit as Hawaii’s top government official when he stops by the Hawaii Five-0 “headquarters” based in a section of the U.S. Post Office on King Street across from Iolani Place. The Governor is expected to arrive about 2 p.m…No word from production if Abercrombie is up for a possible role… Abercrombie is supportive of Hawaii’s production industry writing in Hawaii Film & Video Magazine’s January issue that the “local film industry…

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ABC’s “COUGAR TOWN” WITH COURTENEY COX TO FILM ON OAHU

ABC’s “COUGAR TOWN” WITH COURTENEY COX TO FILM ON OAHU

POPULAR AUSTRALIAN SERIES HOME & AWAY ALSO TO FILM ON OAHU ABC’s popular primetime series┬áCougar Town starring Courteney Cox (above) will film its finale episode of its second season on Oahu beginning Feb. 28. Filming will be about five days…The production’s locations team scouted Oahu about a week ago…In the meantime, sources said that Oahu-based location managers Stephanie and brother Randy Spangler are serving as the finale episode’s location team. The pair also do locations for ABC’s Oahu-based series Off…

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