MIRREN, IRONS, HOUNSOU, MOLINA TO STAR IN HAWAII-BASED SHAKESPEARE FILM ADAPTATION

MIRREN, IRONS, HOUNSOU, MOLINA TO STAR IN HAWAII-BASED SHAKESPEARE FILM ADAPTATION

PRODUCTION BULLETIN: Rumored for months among Hawaii crew and whispered between some local film commissioners now Miramax has confirmed that director Julie Taymor will film for as long as five weeks in Hawaii a big screen adaptation of the Shakespeare play The Tempest with several Oscar winning actors. Filming will begin next month on Lanai for about about four weeks followed by one to two weeks on the Big Island. The cast of Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Djimon Hounsou, Russell…

Read More Read More

ABC’S “OFF THE MAP” AUDITION DRAWS HUNDREDS OF HOPEFULS

ABC’S “OFF THE MAP” AUDITION DRAWS HUNDREDS OF HOPEFULS

HAWAII FIVE-0 IS A LOCATIONS MACHINE! SHOOTING AT IOLANI SCHOOL, INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE, FORT DERUSSY & UPPER MANOA Several hundred acting hopefuls descended on ABC’s Off the Map extras’ audition last weekend for a chance to appear in the show when it starts filming five episodes on Oahu Aug. 30…Some arrived in Latin American themed clothing since the storyline line is in the Amazon…Casting executives were looking for Spanish looking people of all ages with Spanish speaking being a plus…The casting…

Read More Read More

WORLD’S SEXIEST MAN TALKS FILM PRODUCTION INCENTIVES

WORLD’S SEXIEST MAN TALKS FILM PRODUCTION INCENTIVES

Photo by: Kerry Hayes / Twentieth Century FOX Hugh Jackman told media in Australia that the Australian government needs to increase its rebate for foreign film production if the country is to remain competitive as a filming destination. Are Hawaii government leaders listening? Jackman said at a Sydney screening of X-Men Origins: Wolverine footage that the government’s current 15 percent location rebate “doesn’t feel very competitive internationally.” Jackman worries that production work in Australia will slow down “when you’ve got places like…

Read More Read More

HAWAII FIVE-0 STAR ALEX O’LOUGHLIN SAYS “THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT (THE SHOW)” HAWAII FIVE-0 PILOT HAS NO TITLE BUT IT’S REFERRED TO AS SIMPLY THE “PILOT.” SUBSEQUENT EPISODES WILL HAVE HAWAIIAN TITLES At the Hawaii Five-0 press event yesterday in Los Angeles, series star Alex O’Loughlin when asked if he’s more confident that his new series would do better better than his previous two CBS series, Moonlight and Three Rivers, he said “Yeah, I do. I don’t want to take anything away from the…

Read More Read More

HALONA LOOKOUT AND RIFLE RANGE CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR “PIRATES” FILMING

HALONA LOOKOUT AND RIFLE RANGE CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY FOR “PIRATES” FILMING

HAWAII LANDS ANOTHER BIG BUDGET FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION! It looks like Journey to the Center of the Earth 2 is ready to go for a Hawaii start this fall…Star Josh Hutcherson in a published report confirms that the shooting starts on the sequel this fall in Hawaii and he’s taking over for Brendan Fraser as the lead. Here’s how he explained it: “My character is really cool. In the beginning he’s going to probably be driving a motorcycle, so it’s this…

Read More Read More

LOCALS LANDING ROLES A PLENTY ON “YOU MAY NOT KISS THE BRIDE”

LOCALS LANDING ROLES A PLENTY ON “YOU MAY NOT KISS THE BRIDE”

  Jeanne Rogers   CONGRATS to acting coach Scott Rogers and his Academy of FIlm and Television who’s landed two actors on Hawaii Film Partners on Please Don’t Kiss the Bride which begins principle photography on Monday on the North Shore of Oahu…Jeanne Rogers (above), Scott’s wife, is playing “Borislava”, the Russian gangster’s wife who according to the script is supposed to be  “a VERY ugly Russian woman.”  Looks like she could have a two week contract out of the…

Read More Read More

SOMETHING PILAU ON MAUI AS FILM COMMISSH BENITA BRAZIER IS SENT PACKING!

SOMETHING PILAU ON MAUI AS FILM COMMISSH BENITA BRAZIER IS SENT PACKING!

MAUI COUNTY RESPONDS TO STORY ON ITS FILM COMMISSIONER’S DISMISSAL “For the last 8 years, Maui County has seen bits and pieces of major movies. A mountain shot from a helicopter here, a surfer on a wave, a jungle scene, etc. Then last year we get one movie, “Just Go With It” starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston, which shot for about two weeks. “But we checked with Ryan Kavanaugh, owner of the Hollywood film company Relativity Media LLC, and he said…

Read More Read More

“DANNO” BOOKED WITH ACTOR SCOTT CAAN

“DANNO” BOOKED WITH ACTOR SCOTT CAAN

Book ’em Scotty! With just a few days before filming of the Hawaii-Five-O pilot begins Monday on Oahu, the final member of the team has been hired… The crucial role of  Danny “Danno” Williams will be taken on by actor Scott Caan (above and below), son of actor James Caan. This “new” Danno is a recently divorced father who transfers from the Baltimore Police Department to Hawaii to be close to his daughter.  His partner in Five-0 is Steve McGarrett, played…

Read More Read More

“HAWAII FIVE-0” BOOKED FOR FULL SEASON PICKUP

“HAWAII FIVE-0” BOOKED FOR FULL SEASON PICKUP

“Hawaii Five-0,” “one of the top five new programs of the season, was given given full season orders today by CBS…Already set to shoot 12 episodes, the network has ordered and additional 10 hour-lomg episodes… “Hawaii Five-0,”, television’s number one new series, has won its Monday (10:00-11:00 p.m.) time period in key demographics every week this season as well as four weeks in viewers. The series is averaging 14.15 million viewers and a 4.1/11 in adults 18-49.  It also ranks as…

Read More Read More

%d bloggers like this: