News and Updates

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 […]

Magnum P.I. is coming back to Hawai‘i

From Deadline Hollywood – A famous 1980s title is eyeing a comeback. ABC has nabbed Magnum, a sequel to the classic series Magnum P.I. that starred Tom Selleck, with a script commitment plus substantial penalty. The project, from Leverage creator John Rogers and Eva Longoria’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment, will keep the fun, action-packed style of the […]

Hawai‘i Island Locations now on Locationshub

Here’s some exciting news! You may have seen our four fantastic location films on the website and, coming soon, almost 100 new locations with updated photos and information. We’ve joined locationshub! We’ve uploaded a few locations already and, in the coming weeks, we’ll be traveling the island taking hundreds of more photos.  So, be sure […]

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Hawai‘i On GMA

In case you missed it, check out Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Good Morning America. He’s in Hawai‘i to shoot “Jumanji” on Oahu and talks about that, debuts the “Moana” trailer…he even dances (shirtless)!

Film/TV industry provides big boost to state economy

The film and television industry is making a significant local impact in Hawai‘i. According to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the industry directly employs over 2,200 people and pays more than $100 million in wages, and was a location for productions like Jurassic World, Hawaii Five-O, and Snowden. You can read the full […]

Would you pay $100 to see a movie?

From CNN by Ivana Kottasova – Entertainment company Secret Cinema has convinced hundreds of thousands of people to do exactly that — sometimes without telling them the title in advance.  But this is not a super expensive trip to your local multiplex. You get a lot more than popcorn and a screening. “Instead of watching a […]

What’s it like to shoot on Hawai‘i Island?

Flashback time! We found this 2009 interview with the producer of Honoka‘a Boy, and independent Japanese film shot in several locations on Hawai‘i Island. Listen to him talk about the great locations and local crew we have here.

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