NBC’s “THE EVENT” WRAPS AS HI DOUBLES FOR CARIBBEAN

NBC’s “THE EVENT” WRAPS AS HI DOUBLES FOR CARIBBEAN

RUMOR: IF HAWAII FIVE-0 IS GREEN LIT BY CBS IT WILL BE SHOT IN LOS ANGELES. PRODUCTION EXEC SAYS NO, “IT WOULD EFFECTIVELY KILL THE SERIES.” The Event filming at Oahu’s Spitting Caves NBC wrapped up three days of busy filming on Oahu for part of the pilot The Event. Hawaii doubled as the Caribbean island of St. Lucia with scenes shot at Secret Beach at the Kualoa Fishpond, Correa Ranch in Waimanalo, and China Walls and Spitting Cave in…

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“DESCENDANTS’ EXECS SCOUT HI FOR EARLY 2010 FILMING

“DESCENDANTS’ EXECS SCOUT HI FOR EARLY 2010 FILMING

PRODUCTION UPDATE: Director Alexander Payne (Sideways) and executives from Fox Searchlight have been scouting Hawaii for about seven days in preparation for an “early 2010” filming of  The Descendants on Oahu and possibly the Neighbor Islands, especially Kauai where part of the story takes place…Payne (above) has told his production team that the filming will start at the beginning of 2010. Payne, who is rewriting the screenplay, returned to Los Angeles yesterday…The book The Descendants is written by Oahu resident…

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BETHANY HAMILTON DOES “TODAY” ON FRIDAY

BETHANY HAMILTON DOES “TODAY” ON FRIDAY

AFTER SURFING JAWS THIS WEEK SOUL SURFER’S HAMILTON TAKES OFF FOR  BIG APPLE Bethany Hamilton will appear on NBC’s Today Show on Friday at 8 a.m. (Hawaii time) to discuss her film, surfing career, recent surfing at Jaws on Maui, and her film Soul Surfer which is now in pre production at the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore…Hamilton “officially” will announce Soul Surfer’s stars, including AnnaSophia Robb who portrays Hamilton, Lorraine Nicholson, 19, (bottom left) who plays Hamilton’s…

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BOOK ‘EM (AGAIN) DANNO CBS TO RESURRECT FIVE-0 as 2.0

BOOK ‘EM (AGAIN) DANNO CBS TO RESURRECT FIVE-0 as 2.0

    UPDATE: ABC’s LOST will hold an open casting call tomorrow Saturday Aug. 16th. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Ala Wai Elementary School, 503 Komoku St. The call is for both principal speaking and extra (non-speaking) roles this season. Applicants will fill out a form and and have a photo taken. The production is looking for all ethnicities especially those can speak a foreign language…And speaking of Lost, The Hollywood Reporter said today that Matthew Fox‘s new deal  gives him a 50-percent…

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“BEVERLY HILLS HOUSEWIVES” GOES LANAI

“BEVERLY HILLS HOUSEWIVES” GOES LANAI

                          The reality show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills made a quick stop on Lanai  last weekend for two days and nights of filming hanging out at the Manele Bay Four Seasons Resort dressed primarily in bikinis and walking the wide sand beach….The production crew arrived midweek with the cast showing up on Friday…         Camille Grammer sauntered around the beach in a black and white…

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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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ABC’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH HAWAII CONTINUES FLOWING WITH “THE RIVER” SERIES

ABC’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH HAWAII CONTINUES FLOWING WITH “THE RIVER” SERIES

            HAWAII ONCE AGAIN WINS OUT OVER PUERTO RICO     The adventure-mystery series based in the Amazon jungle will film seven episodes in Hawaii beginning this August and take over the Hawaii Film Studio that had been used by the network’s recently cancelled series Off the Map…The River will be a mid season replacement…           The pilot for the show was filmed in Puerto Rico as was Off the Map….

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JOHNNY DEPP AKA CAPT. JACK SPARROW THRILLS COMIC-COM AUDIENCE IN SAN DIEGO

JOHNNY DEPP AKA CAPT. JACK SPARROW THRILLS COMIC-COM AUDIENCE IN SAN DIEGO

Comic-com attendess in San Diego this week were shown a special teaser for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides… The plot has Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) crossing paths with a woman from his past (Penelope 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),…

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BROOKLYN ON DECK FOR “BATTLESHIP”

BROOKLYN ON DECK FOR “BATTLESHIP”

Brooklyn Decker has been cast in the action-adventure Battleship that starts shooting on Oahu Aug. 30…The 23-year-old Sports Illustrated cover model joins Rihanna, Taylor Kitsch, and Alexander Skarsgard… The film is based on the adaptation of Hasbro’s naval combat board game. The naval fleet must defend the planet from alien invaders… Decker earlier this year was on Maui shooting the comedy Just Go With It Aadam Sandler, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Aniston…

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