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Lew Lappert commented on Lew Lappert's group SAG-AFTRA Actors
"SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles HQ building renamed as union extends lease.  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sag-aftra-los-angeles-hq-789543"
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"Weekend challenge 30sec video #hawaiihastalent #hawaiistalent"
Lew Lappert commented on Teddy Wells's group Hawaii Film Industry News
"Director Oliver Stone coming to Hawaii to shoot "Snowden".  http://www.staradvertiser.com/featurespremium/20150405_Director_Sto..."
Dan Desmarais and Lew Lappert are now friends
Lew Lappert commented on Lew Lappert's group Hawaii Film Symposium
"We're meeting the owners of the venues that was suggested to us from HAN members.  The two locations sound very promising to hold our next mixer.  We'll keep you posted."
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"http://pinterest.com/hawaiisnoopy/hawaiis-film-industry/ | Everyday someone new knows that Hawaii has talent. #hawaiistalent"
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,…"
Clifton Tanaka liked Wes Cortez's blog post "OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER" is finally finished!!! "THE CLEANER AND THE DEADMAN"
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Lew Lappert replied to Hilliard.joshua.meeks's discussion Where is the next mixer? in the group Dallas Buyers Club
"Hilliard,  We're trying to organize one this month before he heads to Los Angeles.  Most likely we'll have to wait until June.  He's thrilled at the email response regarding his activities at the Hawaii Legislature."
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If you know any teens interested in multimedia production... here you go. 1st meeting is Saturday April 18th, 2015 at the aloha council presidents all. The picture has the address
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"April is Hawaii Talent Month"
Lew Lappert commented on Hawaii Film Industry's group H.A.M- Hawaii Actors Mixer
"We found two new locations to hold our mixers.  One in Kailua and the other one near Hickam AFB.  We'd like to move the event around to different areas to accommodate people.  Thank you for the suggestions that were sent in."
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Mike and Dave need Wedding dates.

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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

Tags: production, database, dirctory, video, rental

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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

'Fantastic Four': New Trailer Reveals First Look at Dr. Doom (Video)

The reboot of the Marvel property lands in theaters Aug. 7.

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'Mad Men': The Purpose of Diana and the Anxiety of Time Running Out (Analysis)

With five episodes left, many viewers seem to think of Diana as a diversion — but she might be important to Don's final story.

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Tribeca 2015: Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall Fete Their Oblique Rom-Com 'Tumbledown'

"I'm a grieving widow. It’s not a straightforward comedy at all. But it’s more comedy than anything else."

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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

Commentary – Hawaii Science Leaders Call for the Protection of Mauna Kea

This statement is being made by physicians, psychologists, scientists, public health professionals, educators, and cultural practitioners who aloha ‘āina and who happen to be the leadership and members of the Department of Native Hawaiian Health in the John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. However, we are not making […]

Waianuhea Bed and Breakfast Now Closed – Property Up for Sale

To our wonderful guests and friends: After twelve years of magical hospitality to guests from all over the world, Waianuhea has now closed for business, and the property is up for sale. Thank you for your business and support over the years! It has been a great run of twelve plus years! I would like […]

Venomous Spiders Found in Foreign Container

A venomous spider was captured by agents from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Honolulu on Mon., April 13th. The spider was found in a container of granite and flagstone from Brazil that was being off-loaded in Honolulu. The CBP agents sealed the container and immediately turned the spider over to entomologists at […]

Governors Statement on TMT Construction Postponement

Today, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) leadership informed me that construction will continue to be postponed. Any further announcements about the construction schedule will come from TMT. My understanding is that TMT followed an almost 7 year planning and permitting process, which included public hearings and community input. Following this process, project permits were issued. […]

Kamehameha Schools Announces Four New Executives

Kamehameha Schools CEO Jack Wong today named four new leaders who will join his executive team in the next few weeks. Each brings strategic and innovative thinking to the leadership team, as well as substantial insight and career experience with Kamehameha’s educational mission and Native Hawaiian and Christian foundations. The new leaders named today are: […]



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