GOV. ABERCROMBIE RESTORES SOME FUNDS TO HAWAII FILM OFFICE

GOV. ABERCROMBIE RESTORES SOME FUNDS TO HAWAII FILM OFFICE

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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 more staff for the film office with the rest going to fun other necessary expenses. It seems Gov. Abercrombie understands the value of production….

Funny woman Roseanne Barr (above on Maui recently) is on the Big Island getting ready to star in her own reality show but already drawing some complaints from neighbors. Barr is launching her own reality show — about life on her “fully-functional, 40-acre farm” in Hawaii”…Lifetime has ordered a 16-episode docu-series that involves running a macadamia and live stock farm near Waipio Valley. Barr’s longtime boyfriend, writer Johnny Argent, and her son Jake will costar…

Barr’s secret tropical lifestyle was first revealed during her appearance on Monday’s episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show…Some neighbors have apparently complained about Barr’s erratic behavior…Some also have complained to the Big Island mayor’s office about a none permitted film project…Check the link below for a personal tour of Barr’s Big Island farm where she owns a black sheep she’s named Roseanne…

http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Roseanne-Barrs-Nut-Farm-in-Hawaii-Video

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