News and Updates

TV series showcases Kona sportsfishing

Pacific Blues will once again be broadcast statewide on KITV starting this Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 6:30pm. This nationally syndicated television series, produced in Kailua-Kona and featuring local charter boats and captains, takes the viewer on a journey into the world of the Pacific Blue Marlin where they discover the science, the stories and […]

1st Jumanji trailer features Hilo waterfall

The first trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was released today and we get out first look at the waterfall scene shot last November just outside of Hilo. You can check out the full trailer here. “In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are […]

2017 Chicken & Egg Pictures Accelerator Lab Open Call

Calling all first and second-time women nonfiction directors: Chicken & Egg Pictures is now accepting applications for their Accelerator Lab open call! Chicken & Egg Pictures is looking for women nonfiction directors in early- to mid-production of their first or second films (with no less than 10% and no more than 60% of their footage […]

Native Hawaiian wanted for King Kamehameha movie role

From West Hawaii Today – The director of “The Islands” wants Native Hawaiians to appear in his movie about the state’s history — and he’s not just looking for extras. One lucky person will get a shot at playing King Kamehameha. “That’s a must,” director Tim Chey said about having a Native Hawaiian play the king. […]

Ka‘u Doubles for Mars on BBC

From the Kaʻū Calendar News Briefs –  A voyage to Mars may be only a fanciful dream. But when the BBC asked leading planetary scientists: “If you could go to Mars, where would you go first?” Brent Garry, a NASA geologist, was quick to reply “a lava tube.” That was the answer that brought a […]

‘Hawaii Five-0’ renewed for 8th season

From Hawaii News Now – Here’s some good news for “Hawaii Five-0” fans: The hit CBS show has been renewed for another season starting in the fall, the network announced. “Hawaii Five-0” is one of 16 series returning to CBS for the 2017-2018 season, including “Blue Bloods,” “Madam Secretary” and “Scorpion.” It is also one of […]

Nickelodeon seeks Hawai‘i kids for game show

From – Nickelodeon is seeking Hawaiʻi Island kids, ages 11 to 15, to audition and compete in its third season of Paradise Run, a competition game-show set in a luxury resort. Hosted by Daniella Monet (Victorious), the series follows three youth teams racing through funny and adrenaline-filled mental and physical challenges. This year’s season will […]

Actors, models and photographers needed

NASS Talent Management / ALL FACES Model & Talent Agency has opened a new division on Hawaii Island. PHOTOGRAPHERS We are looking for freelance Photographers, with fashion and lifestyle photography experience to recommend to our models and actors needing to create or update their digital marketing portfolios . ACTORS and MODELS -Looking for all ages […]

The Magic of Making Sound

From CNN and The Weather Channel – In Hollywood, everything is magic and make-believe, even sounds. When you watch a film that immerses you completely in its world, you’re probably hearing the work of sound artists. If the work is done right, you won’t be able to tell that the “natural” sounds on screen are manufactured […]

Hawai‘i Five-O: Masi Oka Exiting CBS Drama Series After Seven Seasons

From Deadline Hollywood – Masi Oka, who has been with CBS procedural Hawaii Five-O since the first season as a recurring, then as a series regular from Season 2 on, is exiting the show. The upcoming 13th episode will be his last, as his character Dr. Max Bergman, moves to Africa with his new bride […]

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