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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 – by the end of August – Disney and Jerry Bruckheimers‘ production companies will have spent about $100 million in Hawaii including the four-week shoot on Kauai…Bruckheimer said in a Email that he’s back on Oahu this week for the final filming since it’s “almost time to move to the next shoot location”…












HAWAII FIVE-0 KUDOS: Crew seem to be happy – no ecstatic – about “The Five-0″ experience so far…”I’m very happy, very happy,” one crew member told Reel Hawaii this week…One surprising thing several local crew said is having a few production executives “actually taking time to tell us when we do a good job,” a crew member said…”That is very rare”…



“There’s a decidedly lack of yelling on this one,” a crew vet said…That’s saying a lot considering all the location changes and new sets required….A former Honolulu Advertiser warehouse is being used as a sound stage; the production offices are at at Gentry-Pacific on Nimitz Highway…



“There’s every indication that the network and certainly this production team and this series is going to be very big,” a junior production executive said…



CBS has ordered 12 hourlong episodes then will evaluate the ratings before deciding if another nine episodes will be ordered….”We’ll know by mid October, no later, if we’re a go or not”....






After a long day of filming at the International Market Place in Waikiki last week, Five-0 star Alex O’Loughlin took some time to pose for photos and chat with with fans…”Thank you,” O’Loughlin told each fan after the photos…That’s the same thing Magnum, P.I. star Tom Selleck would do when filming in such a public place...



UNIVERSAL PICTURES BATTLESHIP STARTING CASTING: The first call is for Japanese men (American citizens) to play “Japanese Navy” ages 19 – 35 for paid work. Possible dates for employment are: 9/7, 9/8, 9/15 and 9/21. Must be willing to have military haircut…More info to come…






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 Revenge, featuring several scenes between star Johnny Depp, 47, and co star Penelope Cruz, 36 who plays Angelica, Sparro’s love interest…Depp, who reprises his role as Capt. Jack Sparrow, did some very PG-13-rated dance moves (see above) and kisses with Cruz, swinging her around (see below) while holding either a glass or bottle of “stage” rum and taking her into a headlock (also below)…Cruz plays Angelica, Capt. Sparrow’s love interest….She was easily viewed smooching on the vessel’s deck with Depp…Blackbeard is played by Ian McShane



















Angelica is a mysterious woman from Captain Jack’s past, but when she comes back into his life, he can’t decide whether it’s love, or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth…When Cruz forces Depp’s character aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, Depp finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past…The fourth movie in the ‘Pirates’ franchise also sees the return of stars Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa and Kevin McNally as Gibbs….








CBS’ Hawaii Five-o is shooting two days of football and fight scenes near Waikiki as a “triad” gang battles with the Five-0 strike force team led by Alex O’Loughlin who plays Steve McGarrett…Got to hand it to Five-0’s Hawaii location manager Jim Triplett who has been multi tasking the last few months pulling duties on George Clooney’s The Descendants, NBC’s The Event and now Hawaii FIve-0



Tim Chinn is key assistant locations manager on Universal Pictures mega action film Battleship…







OFF THE MAP TO HOLD OPEN CALL CASTING: The producers of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice will begin filming the new ABC series Off the Map starting Aug. 30…The production is holding an open casting call on Saturday, Aug. 7 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 100th Infantry Battalion Memorial Building at 520 Kamoku St. in Honolulu; and on Sunday. Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore…



The series, which is set in South American’s Amazon needs all ages from children to seniors, male and female to portray roles of that region…Spanish and Portuguese speaking abilities are a plus. Applicants must have a United States SSN# and work visa…No acting experience is necessary…



Executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers and creator Jenna Bans created this uplifting medical drama that explores how far you have to go to truly heal…The Premise: Welcome to “la ciudad de las estrellas” (the city of stars), a tiny town in the South American jungle which has one understaffed, under-stocked medical clinic. That’s where idealistic young Dr. Lily Brenner just landed, along with fellow doctors Mina Minard and Manny Diaz. All of these young doctors are running away from personal demons, but they aren’t the only ones with emotional baggage. Take the legendary and enigmatic Ben Keeton, who was the youngest Chief of Surgery at UCLA. He walked away from it all to found the clinic. Together with his right-hand doctor, Otis Cole, he’ll teach these newcomers how to save lives in the most challenging environment they’ve ever worked in….


In this ensemble drama, five doctors who have lost their way will go to the ends of the earth to try to remember the reasons why they wanted to become doctors in the first place…



Off the Map stars Martin Henderson as Ben Keeton, Caroline Dhavernas as Lily Brenner, Enrique Murciano as Manny Diaz, Mamie Gummer as Mina Minard, Jason George as Otis Cole, Valerie Cruz as Zita (Zee) and Jose Julian as Charlie…



Off the Map is executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers, and created/executive-produced by Jenna Bans. The series is from ABC Studios…




“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 Lagoon” set as of last week remains “plywood and 2x4s”…It’s the most extensive and elaborate Pirates set in the Hawaii filming…The lagoon – actually a tank – mostly is being built all above ground and will be filled with water…A Hawaiian blessing was done at the site before construction began, sources said…



The set is 12-15 feet high and includes a series of pools, ponds and small cascading waterfalls. The set will measure about 40 by 60 feet…The set is being built in and around the banyan tree familiar to LOST fans…According to a Los Angeles source familiar with the design, the set will look like it belongs in that location…



The set may be used for the “hero shot” of the film where a deceased Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) meets the Queen of the Mermaids (Gemma Ward) who lives here. This mermaid queen either has or is guarding a Fountain of Youth (?) elixir that can give him his life back…There also is a romantic aspect since the mermaid queen has fallen in love with Sparrow, but Sparrow is or thinks he’s in love with Barbossa’s (Geoffrey Rush) daughter played by Penelope Cruz



T0 build the set, the production is using 20 “artisans’ 40 hours a week for 12 weeks or at $50 an hour about $480,000…



This is the plot according to Disney: “In this action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise, Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), and he’s not sure if it’s love–or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past…



The scene is the second one to be filmed on Oahu and at this point scheduled to shoot July 19 for five days, a Kauai source said…



At this point the Los Angeles crew – as many as 300 – will be staying at the Marriott Waikiki hotel and shuttled to Pirates three primary Oahu locations: Barber’s Point, Police Beach in Haleiwa, and the Mermaid Lagoon set on Turtle Bay Resort property…The film’s stars and executives likely will stay at the resort…


According to former LOST crew and executivcs, the Turtle Bay Resort charges productions $2,500 a day for shooting on its property and less for preproduction…Turtle Bay officials did not return several messages for information…



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 summerExpect 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 series and to coordinate local events…



Drum role please…



In what some see as a surprising career move, Erika Kauffman, director of public relations  for the Halekulani hotel in Waikiki since 2005 and a former MIss Hawaii, has been hired by the network as the local publicist for  Five-0’s media needs…

Former LOST Hawaii casting director Rachel Sutton is now on 5-0 in the same position…



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 City…



CBS has released the opening credit sequence to the remake of Hawaii Five-O. What is the new Five-0 about?A contemporary take on the original series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the organized crime in Hawaii.  Detective Steve McGarrett, a decorated Naval officer turned cop, returns to Oahu to investigate his father’s murder and stays after Hawaii’s governor persuades him to head up the new team: his rules, her backing, no red tape and full blanket immunity to hunt down the biggest “game” in town.  Joining McGarrett is Det. Danny “Danno” Williams, (Scott Caan), a newly relocated ex-New Jersey cop who is committed to keeping Hawaii safe for his 8-year-old daughter; and Chin Ho Kelly (Daniel Dae Kim, below), an ex-Honolulu Police Detective wrongly accused of corruption and relegated to a federal security patrol, who is also a former protégé of McGarrett’s father.  Chin’s cousin, Kono (Grace Park), is a beautiful Hawaii local, right out of the the police academy…






McGarrett vows to bring closure to his father’s case while the state’s brash new Five-0 unit is determined to eliminate Hawaii’s criminal elements…



Unlike the original series as of now there are no local actors in any significant roles…CBS has not done any public relations about the series at least in Hawaii….



Here are some of the other primary actors in episode one: Angela Gots who plays Lt. Catherine Rollins, Will Yum Lee as Sang Min, Troy Manandic as a surfer, and Jonathan Mankuta as a beachgoer…





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