STATE FILM OFFICE UNDER DEBEDT SAVED FOR THIS YEAR

STATE FILM OFFICE UNDER DEBEDT SAVED FOR THIS YEAR

DESCENDANTS WRAPS 3 WEEKS ON KAUAI  RETURN TO OAHU FOR MORE FILMING Descendants director Alexander Paine (above left) with actor George Clooney (right) filming at Hanalei Bay, Kauai TIME TO CHEER! A legislative bill that would have transferred the duties and responsibilities of the Hawaii Film Office from the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to the Hawaii Tourism Authority and eliminate its overseer’s position now held by Georja Skinner, director, Creative Industries Division, has failed…That’s good news BUT…

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BOOK ‘EM DANNO (AGAIN)

BOOK ‘EM DANNO (AGAIN)

Reporting from the Sedona Film Festival in Arizona: Rumors have been circulating for months that CBS was close to finally reviving the iconic police drama Hawaii Five-0 after an announcement more than a year ago…Now it’s official… CBS made the announcement yesterday saying that writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformer: Revenge of the Fallen) will do the screenplay… “It obviously will be a very updated, modern version,” a source at CBS told Reel Hawaii… Kurtzman, Orci and Peter Lenkov,…

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GOV. ABERCROMBIE RESTORES SOME FUNDS TO HAWAII FILM OFFICE

GOV. ABERCROMBIE RESTORES SOME FUNDS TO HAWAII FILM OFFICE

NEWS ALERT! 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…

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CALLING ALL BACKGROUND ACTORS FOR THE HONEYMOON

CALLING ALL BACKGROUND ACTORS FOR THE HONEYMOON

Island FilmGroup and MarVista Entertainment’s film THE HONEYMOON needs background actors for an upscale wedding scene to be shot next week at the Kahala Resort and later “Luxury Cruiseliner Scenes.” Here are the details: Age range: 20 years – 40 years; Caucasion and Mixed Ethnicities. The scenes also require  experienced bartenders, waiters, waitresses, and card dealers for blackjack, roulette, craps table in a casino scene. Filming is Sept. 30 through Oct. 21… The OPEN CALL signup is  Saturday, Sept./26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m….

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SOME MAYBES; FEW DEFINITES = KEEP FINGERS CROSSED

SOME MAYBES; FEW DEFINITES = KEEP FINGERS CROSSED

One Kine Day, the locally made independent film, began shooting on Oahu last Thursday in Waimanalo for a 20 day shoot wrapping Aug. 18The production company is Haolewood. Screenwriter/director is Chuck Mitsui….There are more than 20 exterior Oahu locations being used in the $1-million budgeted feature…One Kine Day is a coming of age story about a 19-year-old Hawaiian skateboarder and his 15-year-old girlfriend. It’s about how he grows up very quickly in one day when his girlfriend tells him she’s…

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“HAWAII FIVE-0” & “DESCENDENTS” FILMING ALL OVER TOWN

“HAWAII FIVE-0” & “DESCENDENTS” FILMING ALL OVER TOWN

SOUL SURFER WRAPS SIX WEEKS OF FILMING Oahu continues to be production central for the state with the CBS pilot Hawaii Five-0 and Fox Searchlight’s The Descendents practically bumping into one another with all the Town locations they’re using… Len Wiseman, Hawaii Five-0 director Five-0 is using the old Post Office on Richard’s Street as character Steve McGarrett’s (Alex O’Loughlin) headquarters and the Hawaii governor’s office in the same building…The production also shot at the Memorial of the Pacific, Punchbowl last…

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SOUL SURFER BEGINS PRE PRODUCTION IN JUNE; FILMING IN AUGUST

SOUL SURFER BEGINS PRE PRODUCTION IN JUNE; FILMING IN AUGUST

        JUST IN: Soul Surfer will begin pre production on Oahu June 25 for an Aug.3 start filming date.  The apparent Screen Actors Guild settlement with studios and networks apparently pushed the start dates, sources said. The film about Kauai surfer Bethany Hamilton’s shark attack, recovery and success as a professional surfer despite having lost an arm will shoot at least 80 percent on Oahu and the rest on Kauai. The film’s budget has also increased 25 percent from…

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The Reef Lands, Heather Flirts, Damon Maybe

The Reef Lands, Heather Flirts, Damon Maybe

The Reef looks to be the final name for MarVista Entertainment-MGM co production movie of the week that films on Oahu May 12-June 6. Director is Stephen Herek who has a storied list of credits including 2001’s Rock Star, Holy Man (1998), 101 Dalmatians (1996) and Mr. Holland’s Opus. Screenwriter is Mitchell Kapner. Names of the ensemble cast has not yet been released. Local crew so far include Angie Laprete, production supervisor; John Reed, transportation coordinator; Camille Hendrickson, set decorator, Don King, 2nd…

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PLAY IT AGAIN DOG! ANOTHER BOUNTY HUNTER WEDDING FOR A&E

PLAY IT AGAIN DOG! ANOTHER BOUNTY HUNTER WEDDING FOR A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 19 update   Duane “Dog” Chapman‘s daughter Lyssa Chapman II, 21 will be married Friday Feb. 2o  at 5:30 p.m. at  Lanikuhonua in Ko Olina will be filmed for the A&E reality series, Dog, the Bounty Hunter. Lyssa, known on the show as Baby Lyssa as a member of Chapman’s posse, is marrying her boyfriend of three years, Brahman “Bo” Galanti…Some 200 family and friends are expected to attend as well as media… …The wedding preparations at the adjacent JW…

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