BEN STILLER & REESE WITHERSPOON REPORTEDLY IN OAHU-BASED ADVENTURE COMEDY

BEN STILLER & REESE WITHERSPOON REPORTEDLY IN OAHU-BASED ADVENTURE COMEDY

                Ben Stiller is scheduled to head back to Hawaii in January with Reese Witherspoon for an adventure comedy Sony feature now being called Untitled Cameron Crowe Project. Crowe is the director. According to L.A. and Hawaii sources the film focuses on Brian Gilcrest, late 30s, angry military contractor in middle age who has trouble with women and has few friends. The United States Army hires him to travel to Hawaii to help launch…

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BOOK ‘EM GOV!

BOOK ‘EM GOV!

Gov. Neil Abercrombie tomorrow will make his first production visit as Hawaii’s top government official when he stops by the Hawaii Five-0 “headquarters” based in a section of the U.S. Post Office on King Street across from Iolani Place. The Governor is expected to arrive about 2 p.m…No word from production if Abercrombie is up for a possible role… Abercrombie is supportive of Hawaii’s production industry writing in Hawaii Film & Video Magazine’s January issue that the “local film industry…

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NBC’s MAMMA’S BOYS OFF HAWAII RADAR; MARIAH VID DEBUTS

NBC’s MAMMA’S BOYS OFF HAWAII RADAR; MARIAH VID DEBUTS

    NBC’s previously announced reality series  Momma’s Boy to be produced by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest appears to have fallen off the radar at least as Hawaii is concerned. County film commissioners haven’t heard anything from the production team for weeks. According to two Hawaii sources, the production was pretty much seeking a total comp package for accommodations and no location fees. “Not at my resort,” one hotel executive told RH. The series was to follow the mothers and their sons as…

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“HAWAII FIVE-0” FILMS EPISODE ONE: HA’IOLE!

“HAWAII FIVE-0” FILMS EPISODE ONE: HA’IOLE!

      TERRY O’QUINN BRINGS HIS CHARACTER LT. COMMANDER JOE WHITE TO LIFE     Similar to Hawaii Five-0‘s season one, the production continues to film in several locations around Oahu, including Ko’Olina Marina, Kalaeloa Airport at Barbers Point, Kapolei, Ala Moana Beach Park, and Halawa Valley and Halawa Correctional Center…     Ha’iole also introduces Hawaii’s lieutenant governor, Sam Dennings, played by Richard T. Jones…Dustin Geiger, long-time stand-in, stuntman, and actor, steps up a notch playing character Kurt…

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“HAWAII FIVE-0” RETURNS FOR A 2ND SEASON!

“HAWAII FIVE-0” RETURNS FOR A 2ND SEASON!

            THAT’S A WRAP!       THE POLICE DRAMA IS SOLD BY CBS TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION TO CABLE NETWORK TNT FOR A REPORTED $2 MILLION-PLUS AN EPISODE         In a message to the Hawaii Five-0 cast and crew today on the last day of filming, executive producer Peter M. Lenkov thanked them for “your hard work that has made this show such a great success”…Lenkov ended the message saying “See you in…

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BATTLESHIP RETURNS; NEW CASTING SET

BATTLESHIP RETURNS; NEW CASTING SET

DESPITE WEEKS OF FILMING IN HAWAII IN 2010, MEGA BUDGET BATTLESHIP STILL NEEDS MORE FOOTAGE HERE The Battleship production will return in November for for two days of additional filming and will include director Peter Berg (above)…Interestingly, Universal sources said the production needs “to reshoot pivotal scenes” and Berg wants to find “some new characters”… Local casting will be to find actors  70-80 years of age to portray “passionate veterans,” passionate in the sense of being able to “think on their…

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Pamela Anderson Does Pamela in Hana

Pamela Anderson Does Pamela in Hana

UPDATE: Former Baywatch actor Pamela Anderson filmed four days last week in Hana, Maui for her unscripted series on E! World of Wonder Prods. is behind Pamela, a half-hour show which debuts this summer. Anderson stayed at a friend’s house in Hana for the filming. According to producers, Pamela is observational in tone and does not feature the contrived situations found on other reality shows like Gene Simmons Family Jewels. Anderson is executive producing the series…It’s official. The tentatively titled The Reef by MGM is…

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STUDIOS REPORTEDLY MAKE FINAL OFFER TO SAG; DEADLINE LOOMS

STUDIOS REPORTEDLY MAKE FINAL OFFER TO SAG; DEADLINE LOOMS

    SCREEN ACTORS GUILD UPDATE: According to several wire sources, the major studios are playing hard ball telling SAG by letter Wednesday  that if the union does not accept its final contract offer by Aug. 15 any proposed wage increases would not be retroactive. The producers’ final offer reportedly included $250 million in additional compensation over three years. If the Aug. 15 deadline passes before the union ratifies a contract actors could lose more than $200,000 a day in increases…

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“HAWAII FIVE-0” BEGINS FILMING: AFTER 30 YEARS STEVE MCGARRETT IS BACK

“HAWAII FIVE-0” BEGINS FILMING: AFTER 30 YEARS STEVE MCGARRETT IS BACK

HAWAII FIVE-0 kicked off production in Honolulu today with a traditional Hawaiian blessing in honor of its host culture. (left to right) Series stars Grace Park, Alex Õ’Loughlin, Scott Caan and Daniel Dae Kim, with executive producer Peter Lenkov receive the blessing from Kahu Kelekona Bishaw from Kamehameha Schools. Photo: Mario Perez/CBS This Hawaii Five-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes…

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