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Hawaii Island Featured on new season of ‘Ride with Norman Reedus’

Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Season 2 of AMC’s ‘Ride with Norman Reedus’ features an episode shot right here on Hawai’i Island. More on the show courtesy Deadline Hollywood – Almost two months before the Season 2 debut of Ride With Norman Reedus, AMC announced today that the biker travel show with The Walking Dead actor has been kick started for […]

Creative Lab Hawaii Meet and Greet

Creative Lab Hawaii logo

Come and find out about future Creative Lab Hawaii programs coming to your island in 2018. Representatives from the State of Hawaii, Creative Industries Division, the program’s Executive Director Michael Palmieri, and CLH Writers Immersive fellow Amy Bircher* and Walter Dods III** will be on hand to share information and answer your questions. HOSTED BY […]

Aquaman’ star Jason Momoa used to be on ‘Baywatch Hawaii,’ and here are the videos to prove it

Jason Momoa

From Hawaii Magazine – Did you know, before becoming the fierce Khal Drogo of the Dothraki or hunky King of the Seven Seas, Jason Momoa sported red trunks as a lifeguard on “Baywatch Hawaii”? It’s okay, neither did his “Justice League” co-stars, who were caught laughing about it at last week’s Comic-Con convention in San […]

SXSW Scouting Local Talent for Upcoming Festival

SXSW 2018

From – South by Southwest Conference and Festivals (SXSW) is scouting for talent on Hawai‘i Island for its upcoming event in Austin, Texas from March 9 to 18, 2018. SXSWʻs Senior Regional Development Manager, Phil Tripp, will hold two meetings–one in Hilo at the Grand Naniloa on Aug. 16 and one in Kona at the […]

TV series showcases Kona sportsfishing

Kona fishing boat with marlin

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

Jumanji movie poster

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

Chicken & Egg Pictures

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

BBC Lidar Scan

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

Hawaii Five-0 golf course

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 […]

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