“THE TEMPEST” TO OPEN IN NY&L.A. on DEC. 10

“THE TEMPEST” TO OPEN IN NY&L.A. on DEC. 10

The 65-year-old British actress portrays Prospera, an exiled sorceress whose vengeance is unleashed when her enemies are shipwrecked on her magical island…The Tempest was directed by Julie Taymor…The Film Society of Lincoln Center named director Julie Taymor’s The Tempest as the festival’s Centerpiece, to be screened on Saturday, October 2…That’ll be just a few weeks after it closes the Venice Film Festival…Taymor started adapting Shakespeare’s The Tempest in October 2008, starting with recasting the duke Prospero with Mirren, and naming her Prospera…Filming was initially  delayed…

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AUSTRALIA’S HOME and AWAY BEGINS OAHU FILMING

AUSTRALIA’S HOME and AWAY BEGINS OAHU FILMING

This is the only the second time Home and Away has filmed overseas having  previously filmed in London. The storyline is top secret but Luke Mitchell, Samara Weaving, Georgie Parker and Robert Mammone flew to Honolulu on Saturday to join the crew who have already been on Oahu for a few days. Series Producer Cam Welsh told Channel 7 news in Australia said that “We’ve got a great storyline and the locations we’re shooting in are stunning – almost as…

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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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ACADEMY OF FILM OFFERS METHOD ACTING IN FILM

ACADEMY OF FILM OFFERS METHOD ACTING IN FILM

*********************************************************************************** *********************************************************************************** Professional Hawaii acting coach Scott Rogers will conduct a clinic on Method Acting for Film Aug. 27- Sept. 24 (Five Thursday sessions) at 7 p.m. at the Academy of Film,
1174 Waimanu Street, Suite A
Honolulu, HI 96814. The class will consist of lectures / Q & As, and acting exercises. Cost is $175 for current Academy students; $225.00 for all others… Rogers was acting coach for 20th Century Fox Studios under a three-year, exclusive contract. He served as acting coach on the Hawaii-made…

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UNIVERSAL’S $100-MILLION BATTLESHIP FEATURE TO SET SAIL FOR HAWAII FILMING IN APRIL

UNIVERSAL’S $100-MILLION BATTLESHIP FEATURE TO SET SAIL FOR HAWAII FILMING IN APRIL

DIRECTOR PETER BERG (LEFT) RETURNS TO HAWAII TO DIRECT BATTLESHIP In what would be Hawaii’s biggest budget film since Tropic Thunder, Universal Studios Battleship – directed by Peter Berg – is expected to begin filming on Oahu in April…Battleship has a planned release for July 1, 2011. The live-action film is based on Hasbro’s naval combat board game… Scott Stuber and his Universal-based Stuber Pictures will produce Battleship with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir, Berg and his Film 44…

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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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JP4 IN THE WORKS BUT WHERE WILL IT FILM?

JP4 IN THE WORKS BUT WHERE WILL IT FILM?

                    Steven Spielberg tells Comic-Com audience that he’s at work on Jurassic Park 4, a new installment in the dinosaur franchise he launched in 1993       “We have a story, I can happily announce,” Spielberg told the San Diego Convention Center’s Hall crowd. “We have a writer who is writing the treatment and hopefully we are going to make Jurassic Park 4 in all of your foreseeable futures —…

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BATTLESHIP PRODUCTION MAY FILM USS MISSOURI TODAY AT PEARL HARBOR

BATTLESHIP PRODUCTION MAY FILM USS MISSOURI TODAY AT PEARL HARBOR

CBS‘ PLANNED UPDATED HAWAII FIVE-O SERIES LOOKS DOOMED It looks like today’s  the day when Universal Pictures films the relaunched USS Missouri cruising around Pearl Harbor for stock shots for the $150-million mega special effects film Battleship… The Missouri has been in dry dock at Pearl Harbor for nearly three months for renovation. It was relaunched yesterday….Sources said a film crew will be on the Missouri as well as on Navitek 1 which will be trailing the historic battleship…The shoot had…

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CAPT. JACK SPARROW’S OFF CAMERA LAIR

CAPT. JACK SPARROW’S OFF CAMERA LAIR

EXEC. PROD. JERRY BRUCKHEIMER RELEASES “OFFICIAL” JACK SPARROW PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN COMIC-COM 2010 GREETING BY STAR JOHNNY DEPP http://www.youtube.com/user/jbfilmsofficial Capt. Jack Sparrow aka Johnny Depp isn’t spending his nights on any pirate ship or hotel but rather in an $8.1-million Diamond Head-Kahala digs…According to InTouch magazine, Depp’s summer home during the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides rents for $5,000 a night. The 9,900 square-foot single story house has six bedrooms, eight full baths, a gym,…

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