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Keli'i Aoyagi replied to Hilliard.joshua.meeks's discussion Where is the next mixer? in the group Dallas Buyers Club
"You ALL must understand how much pressure Joji deals with, and with all your help we can do great and powerful things. I greatly appreciate all the efforts and help that you have shown so far, but let keep the ball rolling to get more attendees to…"
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Lew Lappert commented on Louie Boria's group BATTLESHIP
"Rihanna documentary in works with "BATTLESHIP" Director Peter Berg. http://www.musictimes.com/articles/31280/20150311/rihanna-documenta... "
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"All That Raquet" Cast Profile

From short film "All That Raquet" filmed in Washington, DC for the 48 Hour Film Festival
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"Amazing turnout for casting on Sunday. The future of filming in Hawaii looks awesome. Good luck oHANa. #hawaiihastalent"
Profile IconSebastian David John, Stella Lopresto, Corey Fearing and 1 more joined Hawai'i Actors Network
Lew Lappert commented on Lew Lappert's group Dallas Buyers Club
"Joji Yoshida will appear on HBO's release of "Dallas Buyers Club" http://www.hbo.com/movies/dallas-buyers-club#/"
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""See what films I am working on at http://www.imdb.me/davidmatthewjenkins""
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Mahealani Sims-Tulba, Miss Junior Teen Hawaii United States 2014 and daughter of local comedian Augie T., portrays a girl named Jackie Claxton, who is given a power by her guardian angel, Scylencia and has the power of teleportation. Because of the power given to her, she is known as an "Inciter." Jackie's mission is to use her power of teleportation to help other teens in trouble and battle evil forces on earth and in other dimensions.This is a transmedia project that originated in Honolulu, HI. The project centers of a girl named JACKIE CLAXTON who has the power of teleportation to fight evil and save human souls. This project has been created to be showcased in different venues and formats: TV, Film, Theatre, Comics, Photography, Illustrations, and Dance.See More
Lew Lappert commented on Lew Lappert's group SAG-AFTRA Actors
"Great news for Union actors!!  Low-Budget film actors to get 25% pay hike under new SAG-AFTRA contracts. http://deadline.com/2015/01/sag-aftra-low-budget-actors-contract-pa..."
Michael Snoopy Wells liked Hawaii Film Industry's group Ohana Special Deals
Renee Garcia joined Jeff Katts's group


Jackie Claxton is a young woman in therapy having to deal with the trauma of losing her father when she was a little girl. Jackie is an "Inciter", a person chosen by an angel to save a human soul from the forces of evil. With the help of her "inciter" friends, Jalynn Ramos and Melinda Martell, Jackie as taken the daunting task of protecting a young man influenced by drugs and has a dark past. Jackie must protect this man from the clutches of the "Inducers", a group of humans that do evil biddings from demons.Part drama, part fantasy thriller, and based on the continuing transmedia project SOUL SAVIOUR, this stage play is a unique tale about a woman whose desire to discover her true identity will take her to hell and back!The stage premieres:August 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, & 21st of 2013Shows start at 8pmAdmission is $10.00For ticket reservation go to: www.taghawaii.net …See More
Lew Lappert commented on Hawaii Film Industry's group H.A.M- Hawaii Actors Mixer
"Actors who emailed Joji regarding his meetings at the Hawaii State Capitol with the legislators.  Please attend the next mixer and he'll explain in detail what's he's trying to accomplish.  Don't miss the opportunity to…"
Michael Snoopy Wells left a comment for Jeffrey Ah Sam
"Hawaii's Film Industry Ohana sends our blessings to Jeff Daniel Ah-Sam and his family. It was a trill to meet such an amazing soul. He will always be in our hearts."
Scott M. Schewe posted a status
"stunned....RIP Jeff Ah-Sam...."

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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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Hollywood Reporter

'American Idol' Reveals Top Three

The remaining artists sang three selections tonight.

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'Breaking Bad' Star R.J. Mitte to Be Honored at 2015 Heller Awards

The Talent Managers Association will hand out its accolades on May 28 at the Hyatt Regency in Century City.

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'Mindy Project' Moving to Hulu After Fox Opts Out

Talks are underway to bring the Universal Television comedy to the streaming service for multiple seasons.

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Meryl Streep Rocks Out in 'Ricki and the Flash' Trailer

Streep plays Ricki Rendazzo, a hard rock musician who gets a shot at redemption with the family she hurt on her road to stardom.

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'Supergirl' Ordered to Series at CBS

Executive producer Greg Berlanti will have dramas on three of the five broadcast networks next season.

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Male Model Wanted for a Photo Shoot. A Male Model Wanted for a Abstract Photo Shoot.This shall be a 1 day photo shoot on the Island of Hilo, Hawaii.The model shall be compensated and including photo…

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Male Model Wanted for a Photo Shoot.

A Male Model Wanted for a Abstract Photo Shoot.This shall be a 1 day photo shoot on the Island of Hilo, Hawaii.The model shall be compensated and including photos from the…


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I had such a great time on this set.  Met some amazing and talented people.  Thank you so much for your support.

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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…


Hawai News and Island information

Lava Breakouts Remain Active – Lava Lake Remains High

The June 27th lava flow remains active, with breakouts focused in several areas northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. The farthest downslope activity observed on today’s overflight was roughly 8 km (5 miles) northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. One of several lobes on the June 27th flow that was at the forest boundary today, burning vegetation northeast of […]

Hawaii House of Reps Passes Bills on Final Reading

As the close of session quickly approaches, the House today approved bills that address a wide range of issues, including extending the rail tax for another five years, funding the Turtle Bay land purchase, and approving the state budget. Other significant measures that passed final reading in the House included increasing the tax state credit […]

Hawaii Senate Approves 160 Bills in Final Reading

The full Senate today passed 160 bills including measures to protect undeveloped land on Oahu’s North Shore, increase the food/excise tax credit, and ensure funding so that Hawai‘i’s elderly are cared for. “I am proud of the Senate’s accomplishments this session,” said Senate Majority Leader, Senator J. Kalani English (Dist. 7 – Hāna, East and […]

Big Island Principal Awarded $25,000 for Excellence in School Leadership

The Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award from the Island Insurance Foundation is given annually to a public school principal who is visionary, community-minded, and has an entrepreneurial spirit. Keaau High School Principal Dean Cevallos was honored Thursday night as The Island Insurance Foundation’s 11th annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award winner […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Passes Conference Committee

Senate and House conferees today reached a compromise on the bill that would establish a medical marijuana dispensary system in the islands. “This is a measure that many stakeholders have been working on for a very long time. It’s taken much discussion, collaboration and compromise to get where we are today and we believe this […]



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