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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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TRIAD SHOWDOWN WITH “HAWAII FIVE-0” STRIKE TEAM; WILL BULLETS & FISTS FLY?

TRIAD SHOWDOWN WITH “HAWAII FIVE-0” STRIKE TEAM; WILL BULLETS & FISTS FLY?

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES MOVES INTO FINAL TWO WEEKS OF OAHU FILMING ABC’S OFF THE MAP TO HOLD OPEN CALL CASTING After a busy and what several crew say was “a very good week” of filming off of Oahu’s windward side, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides now moves to a new location efore heading to the United Kingdom in about two weeks… Last week’s P4 filming was all offshore on Blackbeards’s ship, the Queen Anne’s…

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“PIRATES 4” PRODUCTION BUILDING MEGA SET ON FORMER “LOST” NORTH SHORE LOCATION

“PIRATES 4” PRODUCTION BUILDING MEGA SET ON FORMER “LOST” NORTH SHORE LOCATION

A Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides construction team – mostly local workers – is halfway through 12 weeks of building a massive lagoon set on the banyan tree forest location that was used by ABC’s LOST in numerous scenes…The construction began in mid May and has to be finished by July 14 when Pirates begins filming on Oahu… Visitors hiking the mile-long path from the Turtle Bay Resort to scenic Kawela Bay have told Reel Hawaii that the “Mermaid…

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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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U’S “BATTLESHIP” TO FILM IN HAWAII THIS SUMMER BUT AUSTRALIA FIRST

U’S “BATTLESHIP” TO FILM IN HAWAII THIS SUMMER BUT AUSTRALIA FIRST

BATTLESHIP DIRECTOR PETER BERG TELLS REPORTERS “MOST” OF THE FILMING WILL BE IN AUSTRALIA The Hawaii filming of Universal Studio’s $150-million mega pic Battleship has been pushed until mid summer while the production likely will start the shoot in Australia, several sources have confirmed. That’s a reversal of the original plans since producers were going to film in Hawaii first beginning as soon as April…Not to worry, a source says, this “alternative” was always in the plan as a possibility……

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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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