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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 BigIslandNow.com – 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 […]

ICYMI! Jumanji sequel scene filmed near Hilo

From BigIslandNow.com – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black were among the cast and crew members shooting an action scene at a waterfall in Papaikou, just north of Hilo, on Nov. 10 for the sequel of Jumanji, expected in theaters Dec. 22, 2017.  The sequel also stars Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas. Read […]

Documentary in the works about Honoka‘a hero

Patsy Iwasaki, a lecturer in communication and English at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, is bringing to life the legacy of Japanese immigrant Katsu Goto. Iwasaki, a media advocate using filmmaking to “heal, impact and inspire diverse audiences to promote peace and equity,” is executive producer of the documentary film, Honoka‘a Hero: The Story […]

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