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“PIRATES 4” WRAPS THIS WEEK ON OAHU; SETS SAIL FOR THE UK

“PIRATES 4” WRAPS THIS WEEK ON OAHU; SETS SAIL FOR THE UK

“I think we’ve all arrived at a very special place. Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically.” – Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) said yesterday via the web… Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides wraps this Friday on Oahu with filming throughout the week in a large warehouse near Honolulu International Airport where some mega sets have been built… The production spent about two weeks shooting off Windward Oahu primarily Heeia Pier and in Kaneohe Bay… By the time the production is wrapped out…

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HAWAII FIVE-0 RAMPING FOR JULY 15 START; PRE-PRO STARTED

HAWAII FIVE-0 RAMPING FOR JULY 15 START; PRE-PRO STARTED

MARRIOTT WAIKIKI TEMPORARY HEADQUARTERS FOR !FOUR! PRODUCTIONS Hawaii Five-0, Pirates of the Caribbean IV, Battleship, and the ABC series team for Off the Map are using the popular resort as their base to prepare for upcoming filming on Oahu this summer…Expect to see the Pirates production move to Marriott’s Ihilani Resort as filming begins on Oahu in mid July MEDIA ALERT! HAWAII HIRINGS CBS finally has named a public relations person to handle Hawaii media requests for its new Hawaii Five-0…

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IT’S OFFICIAL! “HAWAII FIVE-0” IS A GO

IT’S OFFICIAL! “HAWAII FIVE-0” IS A GO

THE ICONIC SERIES TO DEBUT ON MONDAYS THIS FALL Here’s the link to the just released Hawaii Five-0 promos. What do you think? Make your opinions known. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJOhqxHnWa8&feature=youtu.be After 30 years off the air and a previously failed pilot Hawaii Five-0 starring Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett will air this fall on Monday’s at 9 p.m. Hawaii time…The hourlong police drama also stars Daniel Dae Kim as Det. Chin Ho Kelly…CBS executives made the announcement this morning in New York…

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DESCENDANTS SET TO FILM MARCH 15 ON OAHU

DESCENDANTS SET TO FILM MARCH 15 ON OAHU

U’s BATTLESHIP HAWAII FILMED POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER? CBS NIXES ANY MEDIA COVERAGE OF HAWAII FIVE-0 PILOT! The much anticipated feature film Descendants starring George Clooney and Academy Award winning director Alexander Payne (above) begins some seven weeks of filming on Oahu March 15…The film from a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings and screenplay by Nat Faxon is a family drama about a newly widowed father – the descendant of landowners and one of the richest men on Oahu – who…

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LOST & HIFF COME TOGETHER FOR ALOHA SEASON CELEBRATION

LOST & HIFF COME TOGETHER FOR ALOHA SEASON CELEBRATION

TAX INCENTIVES INCREASE IN NORTH CAROLINA & TAHITI GOOD TO KNOW: North Carolina governor Bev Perdue has signed Senate Bill 943 that allows production companies a 25-percent tax credit for film projects in North Carolina, up from the previous credit of 15 percent. The bill also sets minimum spending and hiring requirements for qualifying film companies working in the state. “This legislation will help grow our $91 million motion picture industry, preserve and create thousands of jobs and increase investments in yet…

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INK DROPS “STAR” IN HIFF TRAILER; OH, AND DANIEL DAE KIM

INK DROPS “STAR” IN HIFF TRAILER; OH, AND DANIEL DAE KIM

DDaniel Dae Kim as Chi with “writers block” With the annual Hawaii International Film Festival in October rapidly approaching, it’s trailer time again with several members of Hawaii’s production community and actors, including Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim and models Eric and Kimi Chun all donating their time. Two days of filming was completed Friday at Island Film Group/HMI’s Halawa Valley Studios. The studio facility was provided without charge…All the crew working on the trailer donated their time and equipment… Props…

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BRIDE LANDS IN MOKULEIA

BRIDE LANDS IN MOKULEIA

    Helicopter with actor Rob Schneider as the Tahiti “pilot” used in You May Not Kiss the Bride romantic comedy sits on Dillingham Ranch property in Mokuleia and easily seen from Dillingham Highway.   The Hawaii Film Partners comedy YMNKTB is filming this week in Mokuleia using the Dillingham Glider Field, parts of Dillingham Highway and Dillingham Ranch before heading to the windward side next week for shoots at Kualoa Ranch, the Fishponds and Kaaawa…Hawaii is doubling for Chicago and…

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PRINCESS KA’IULANI PRIVATE SCREENING DRAWS HUNDREDS

PRINCESS KA’IULANI PRIVATE SCREENING DRAWS HUNDREDS

The private screening of the long-awaited feature film Princess Ka’iulani shot in Hawaii and England attracted hundreds of Hawaii crew, film executives, state legislators and supporters to Ward 16 on Wednesday night. No news media attended…Attendees included the film’s co producers  Ric Galindez and Roy Tjioe of Island Film Group and director-writer Marc Forby who traveled from Los Angeles for the event…Forby thanked the Iolani Palace executive board and the Hawaii Film Office for their assistance in getting some of…

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