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Lew Lappert commented on Teddy Wells's group HIFF
"Hawaii International Film Festival Spring Showcase 2105 offers over 25 films.  http://www.examiner.com/article/hawaii-international-film-festival-... "
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Michael Snoopy Wells commented on Teddy Wells's group Hawaii Film Industry News
"Hawaii proves it again, Hawaii Has Talent  A seasoned Special Forces officer arrives in Hawaii to fulfill a dream for his best friend that was killed in action. However, turning a piece of property located in a seedy part of O'ahu into…"
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Lew Lappert commented on Lew Lappert's group Dallas Buyers Club
""Dallas Buyers Club" actor Joji Yoshida will be a guest host at the next mixer. Stay tuned for date and location.  To volunteer please contact me at: lewlappert@hotmail.com"
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Lew Lappert commented on Louie Boria's group BATTLESHIP
""BATTLESHIP" actor Joji Yoshida will be a keynote speaker at the next Hawaii Film Symposium. We're trying to secure other guest speakers at this time. Date, time and location of the event will be posted soon. "
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Lew Lappert commented on Hawaii Film Industry's group Hawaii Theater Actors
"The Lanikai Mortgage Players will be presenting their Spring Melodrama, “Filthy Riches, Or You Cad, Your Three Minutes Are Up” at the Shreve Theater, Lanikai Community Center. Performances run May15 – 17 and 2 - 24,…"
Hawaii Film Industry commented on Hawaii Film Industry's group H.A.M- Hawaii Actors Mixer
"Beach volleyball legends, Olympic medalists Dain Blanton and Mike Dodd to handle broadcasting duties for CBS Sports Network’s coverage of the Aloha Invitational Blanton, a gold medalist, and Dodd, a silver medalist, won 86 professional beach…"
Lew Lappert commented on Lew Lappert's group Dallas Buyers Club
"Keli'i,  I appreciate your positive comments regarding Joji's master plan.  Were in the midst of planning our next mixer.  He'll talk more in detail what he's doing at the legislature.  Announcing our guest…"
Keli'i Aoyagi posted a status
"Rebel6@gmail.com just remember, you could be the reason we still act ;-)"
Keli'i Aoyagi posted a status
"Without the state legislature helping, we have nothing. Please kokua, and contact Joji.. A man on a mission to put Hawaii on the film list"
Keli'i Aoyagi posted a status
"We all like to take time to brag about being on a show (5-0, Jurassic world, etc.) But let's take time to help those who make it possible."
Keli'i Aoyagi posted a status
"He will be doing so with the state legislature. Please contact him at rebel6@gmail.com to see what you can do to help"
Keli'i Aoyagi posted a status
"Aloha HAN ohana. Braddah Joji is seeking your help to keep pushing Hawaii film market for bigger production's."
Lew Lappert commented on Teddy Wells's group Hawaii Film Industry News
Profile IconJennifer Rose and Adisa Ahrens-Woodson joined Hawai'i Actors Network
Lew Lappert commented on Lew Lappert's group SAG-AFTRA Actors
"Hilliard,  It's fantastic that ACM can use SAG actors in their films.  It's known that the best actors in the world are in the union.  Including actors in Hawaii.  We've been waiting to work with ACM…"
"GREAT CREW to work with,Mahalo Uncle BEAU T."

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Aloha Hawaii. Joji and the legislature

Aloha HAN ohana! Its been a great pleasure to see all the thriving and successful achievementa from all you actors and actresses. Remember, we can't do this without the help of you all. The @wellsbrothers @michael and @teddy are so blessed to have…Continue

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List Yourself & Gear in our Production Database

We’re taking our vendor contacts spreadsheet and turning it into an online gear-rental database — GearGator! GearGator makes it easy for anyone, anywhere in the world to find gear for rent, book support crew or rent their gear to others. You’ll get…Continue

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Casting for The Walking Dead Fan Series!

interested in a part in our The Walking Dead Fan Series? Emails us at thecollectiveproductioncompany@gmail.com for more info about auditions and the project.

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Just recently got news that Mr. Joji Yoshida's at it again, HELPING to put YOU AND Hawaii in gear and on the industry map! GET READY for PAUL WEBER'S workshop January 28th, Wednesday night @ The Art Zone!!! Continue to hone your craft & skill in…Continue


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LOOKING TO CAST ONE MORE CHARACTERProduction title: Phases of MahinaProject : Short Film (Thesis Project) | Drama| Non-UnionProduction location: Honolulu, Hawaii*Award-winning student filmmakers coming in from SUNY Purchase University(New York) to…Continue

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My dear fellow colleagues/actors & lovers of everything and anything Film & TV related!:Our very own rising star, Joji Yoshida, like his usual caring & concerned self, is going back again to the legislature to lobby (on our, & all…Continue

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5 Writing Lessons for Improv Storytelling

Posted by David K Jones on April 3, 2015 at 2:55pm 0 Comments

This article first appeared on the Think Fast Improv Blog

Writing is just saying “Yes, and…” to yourself. Many people do improv to become better writers, but…


April is Hawaii Talent Month

Posted by Hawaii Film Industry on April 2, 2015 at 12:30pm 11 Comments

Aloha Hawaii Film Industry members,

         Now that we have survived all the jokes on April Fools Day, it’s time to get serious about showcasing Hawaii’s…


Hawaii Actors Will Hit The Big Screen in Cameron Crowes' Aloha!

Posted by Sharon Bell on March 3, 2015 at 2:39pm 0 Comments

This was such a fun production and I got to work along side a bunch of local actors and actresses.  Can't wait to see you all come across the big screen. #hawaiihastalent …


ALOHA Movie Trailer_Cameron Crowe Film

Posted by Janine Ruiz on February 11, 2015 at 4:18pm 3 Comments

All the trailer for the Cameron Crowe Untitled film is out.


Yippee! My gransdon is in this movie



Hawai News and Island information

Mauna Kea Hui Not Invited to OHA Meeting Originally… Response

To be clear, the Mauna Kea Hui, was not invited to this meeting until only yesterday and only after OHA had released its Press Statement claiming we would be in attendance. So we have produced this statement in response. It is the position of the Hui that we will to uphold the wishes of our […]

Hawaii First State in Nation to Raise Age to Purchase Tobacco Products to 21

The Hawaii State Senate this morning passed a bill that would make it illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The bill, SB 1030, is being sent to Governor David Ige for his signature. This would make Hawaii the first state in the nation to prohibit the sale of all […]

New Lava Flow Map Released – Flow Far From Dead

This map shows recent changes to Kīlauea’s active East Rift Zone lava flow field. The area of the flow on April 9 is shown in pink, while widening and advancement of the flow as of April 23 is shown in red. Puʻu ʻŌʻō lava flows erupted prior to June 27, 2014, are shown in gray.

Who is Racist Hilo Shop Owner – I’m Calling for a Boycott

Who is this angry racist that apparently owns a shop in Hilo! He insults everyone from Hawaiian folks to calling President Obama the N***** in the White House: If you know what shop this is… please let me know.  I’d like to expose the owner for the bigot that he is! For that matter, I […]

Lava Breakouts Continue – Lava Lake in Halemaʻumaʻu Crater Reaches New High Level

Breakouts on the June 27th lava flow remain active northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. A new, small, breakout appeared recently from the tube adjacent to Puʻu Kahaualeʻa, the small forested cone near the center of the photograph. The new breakout is the light-colored curved flow in the left portion of the photograph. The farthest active breakout […]



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