Maui Film Festival Taps Top Talent, Reef Rolls, New Tropic Thunder Trailer

Maui Film Festival Taps Top Talent, Reef Rolls, New Tropic Thunder Trailer

UPDATE: Once again the Maui Film Festival has a stellar line up of quality actors – and celebs – for the upcoming June 11-15 event at Wailea. Confirmed so far for MFF honors are Felicity Huffman, Pierce Brosnan, Dennis Quaid and Virginia Madsen… The Reef filming continues to roll smoothly with shooting today at the Paul MItchell estate in Lanikai then through Friday back at the Hawaii Yacht Club. Next week some real challenges  will begin with all ocean work aboard boats and underwater…

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“PIRATES” PRODUCER JERRY BRUCKHEIMER SAYS KAUAI LOCATIONS ARE “INCREDIBLE”

“PIRATES” PRODUCER JERRY BRUCKHEIMER SAYS KAUAI LOCATIONS ARE “INCREDIBLE”

MEGA PRODUCER MAY BE HAWAII’S BEST “INDUSTRY” ADVOCATE Jerry Bruckheimer photo Courtesy Kauai Visitors Bureau Courtesy Kauai Visitors Bureau Jerry Bruckheimer, executive producer of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, continued his photo postings on his Twitter account this morning saying “We have found some incredible shoot locations in Hawaii”…The $180 million to $200 million production is now filming on Kauai then moving to Oahu to start filming July 14 for four weeks before shooting in England beginning Aug….

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD SIGNED FOR “SOUL SURFER”

CARRIE UNDERWOOD SIGNED FOR “SOUL SURFER”

BIB BIO PIC ABOUT KAUAI SURFER  BETHANY HAMILTON BEGINS FILMING TUESDAY FEB. 2 As recently reported on Reel Hawaii, singer/actor Carrie Underwood will have a co starring role in Soul Surfer which begins filming Monday on Oahu’s North Shore, production sources confirmed…Underwood will only be filming here three days because she goes on tour March 11…Underwood plays a youth pastor named Sarah in Bethany Hamilton‘s church and she helps Hamilton after the horrendous shark attack in a sort of a…

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“HAWAII FIVE-0” NEEDS TO BOOK EXTRAS

“HAWAII FIVE-0” NEEDS TO BOOK EXTRAS

Hawaii Five-0 is looking for extras with adults of any age and ethnicity  for background extras and speaking roles…The casting call is Saturday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Aloha Tower Marketplace…Participants should bring a headshot photograph and resume… The CBS Hawaii Five-0 premiere is Sept. 20.

DISNEY TO FILM “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES” IN HAWAII!

DISNEY TO FILM “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES” IN HAWAII!

THE DISNEY PICTURES’ PRODUCTION MAY GENERATE $85 MILLION HERE State agencies/county film offices had two-week deadline from Disney/Bruckheimer to assist in making it happen or lose to an international location Largest production for Kauai since the Ben Stiller comedy Tropic Thunder BULLETIN As mentioned in Reel Hawaii for weeks, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment of Disney’s action adventure film series from Jerry Bruckheimer Films will be filmed on Kauai and Oahu this summer with preproduction starting…

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ALERT! SAG BOARD TURNS DOWN STUDIOS OFFER

ALERT! SAG BOARD TURNS DOWN STUDIOS OFFER

The board of the Screen Actors Guild rejected the “final offer” by the Hollywood studios for a new contract covering the union’s 120,000 members, creating fresh uncertainty about whether and when the seven-month labor dispute will end, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times said that the rejection was anticipated because the studios’ proposal contained a provision that SAG negotiators viewed as a non-starter.  Not good news for an industry where production activity has already slowed. The studios and SAG seemed…

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Australian Filmmakers Lead Seminars on Maui

Australian Filmmakers Lead Seminars on Maui

  UPDATE: The Maui Film Office in partnership with the National Geographic All Roads Film Project, Pacific Islanders in Communication, and the University of Hawaii’s Academy of Creative Media including Professor Merata Mita recently held a three-day seminar on producing, directing, and 16mm cinematography at the Wailea Marriot Resort and Spa and Kihei Charter School. The featured indigenous filmmakers from Australia included cinematographer and director Warwick Thornton and producer Kath Shelper (bottom left), and director Beck Cole (right)…      …

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HONOLULU SYMPHONY LIKELY TO RECORD PRINCESS KAIULANI SCORE

HONOLULU SYMPHONY LIKELY TO RECORD PRINCESS KAIULANI SCORE

  UPDATE: Tropic Thunder took in $7.5 million at the box office over the weekend pushing total revenue to $96.8 million. The $100 million mark should be passed this coming weekend… Looks good that the Honolulu Symphony will record the soundtrack of the film Princess Kaiulani over three days within the next couple of weeks after the film’s composer arrives from the UK…Producers want the film to have its world premier at the Hawaii International film Festival in October but…

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EASTWOOD’S “HEREAFTER” MAUI FILMING JAN. 12, 13, & 14

EASTWOOD’S “HEREAFTER” MAUI FILMING JAN. 12, 13, & 14

Lahaina’s Front Street (above) is one of the three locations for Clint Eastwood‘s film Hereafter in which the sometime-Maui resident is directing…Filming is Jan. 12, 13, and 14. Front Street will be closed for a day long shoot – dawn to dusk – a first for a film in Maui County. The two other locations are on the westside  including a hotel and sets being built on private land in Kapalua… Cast and crew reportedly will stay at the Westin Kaanapali…

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