EXECS FOR ABC’ “LAST RESORT” PILOT RAMP UP & SCOUT OAHU LOCATIONS

EXECS FOR ABC’ “LAST RESORT” PILOT RAMP UP & SCOUT OAHU LOCATIONS

BREAKING NEWS!!! BREAKING NEWS!!! BREAKING NEWS!!! BREAKING NEWS!!! 

Expect an announcement this week by the Honolulu Symphony for a 15-week Masterworks’ schedule beginning in March…A POPS season will be announced soon after including the return to Honolulu of popular conductor Matt Catingub...

ABC’S LIVE WITH KELLY TO FILM AT
DISNEY’S AULANI RESORT IN FEBRUARY

Producers and locations executives for the ABC/FOX/SONY pilot production of the hour-long crime drama The Last Resort have been staying at the Waikiki Marriott as they prepare to begin production on the pilot in March…Jean Higgins (below), one of the producers of ABC’s hit series LOST, is on the production team…

Last Resort is based around a U.S. nuclear submarine crew that ignores an order from the president to fire a nuclear missile. As a result, the sub and its crew are hunted by the U.S. They end up at a NATO outpost and eventually declare themselves as the newest – and smallest – nuclear nation… The pilot is written by Shawn Ryan (below) and Karl Gajdusek; director is Martin Campbell (Green Latern), who also helmed Casino Royale

Hawaii casting is by Katie Doyle and Rachel Sutton, who does Hawaii casting for CBS’ Hawaii Five-0”series…Anyone interested in auditioning should mail a resume and head shot to Last Resort Casting, c/o Diamond Head Studios, 510 18th Ave., Honolulu, HI, 96816…

Seven episodes of ABC’s series The River (cast photo above) begins debuting early next month. Six of the episodes were filmed in Hawaii. The network will decide whether to pick up the series for a full season based on viewership numbers. One sign that the show may stay around a while is that two River producers have rented a house in east Honolulu not far from the Hawaii Film Studio which ABC has rented since the beginning of its hit series LOST

In more ABC/Disney news, Live With Kelly starring Kelly Ripa will film five shows on Oahu Feb. 20-24 from the Disney’s Aulani Resort & Spa in Ko Olina…The “LIVE” broadcasts will be set against the backdrop of Aulani’s beachfront cove…Earlier this month, the Disney resort was the location for promotional filming of its show Funniest Home Videos

Olympic champion speed skater Apolo Ohno (above) guest starred Friday on Hawaii Five-0’s Kupale episode that was filmed in Waipahu. Ohno plays the character Seth Burgess who is apprehended by Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan characters…

Looks like Philadelphia Phillies star outfielder Shane Vitorino will be on set – visitor or acting? –  for Tuesday’s filming in Nuuanu valley…

BOO HOO….It appears that JJ Abrams’ Star Trek sequel currently under production in Los Angeles will not come to Hawaii to shoot a necessary “alien jungle scene” after all…That scene will be shot instead somewhere in southern California despite Abrams having traveled to Kauai last year to scout locations…

 

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