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Jerald M. S. Pang and Sara Elsea are now friends
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Lew Lappert commented on Lew Lappert's group Hawaii Film Symposium
"Joji Yoshida who had principal roles in "Battleship", "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Hawaii 5-0" will be keynote speaker at the next mixer. Date, time and location are still pending so stay tuned."
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Lew Lappert commented on Louie Boria's group BATTLESHIP
"Battleship Missouri Memorial Presents: "Picnic on the Pier". http://https://ussmissouri.org/get-involved/events/picnic-on-the-pier/ ; "
17 hours ago
Trinika Janelle and Lew Lappert are now friends
Brad Starks and Kim Mosley are now friends
Sara Elsea is now friends with Jeff Katts and Louie Boria
Lew Lappert commented on Teddy Wells's group Hawaii Film Industry News
"Big Island Film Festival starts on Memorial Day Weekend, May 21 - 25, 2015.  http://bigislandfilmfestival.com/aboutus.html"
Lew Lappert commented on Teddy Wells's group HIFF
"HIFF call for entries - submit your film here: http://www.hiff.org/industry/ "
Profile IconTrinika Janelle and Sara Elsea joined Hawai'i Actors Network
Sunny-Aloha Miller and Ricky Hana are now friends
ROSS KAMEKONA joined Lew Lappert's group

Dallas Buyers Club

Ron Woodruff is a man living in Texas in 1985. He drinks, does drugs and sleeps with women, a real alpha male. When he gets injured at work, he is brought to the hospital and as a procedure, they test his blood and when they get the result, they tell him that he has the HIV virus which causes AIDS. They tell him that he has maybe a year or two. He doesn't believe them because like most people at the time, he thinks only homosexuals get the disease. When he gets worse, he learns of the drug AZT which can treat the disease. But it's not available to the public so he finds someone who works in a lab and pays him to provide him with it. But when he tells Woodruff he can't get it anymore, Woodruff needs it so he tells Woodrff of a doctor in Mexico who treats people with AIDS. Woodruff goes there and finds the doctor who treats him. After awhile, Woodruff is doing better. The doctor tells him that he doesn't use AZT because it only makes things worse, so he uses his own remedies. Woodruff…See More
Siena Agudong commented on Siena Agudong's status
"  awe! Thank you so much!  I really appreciate it!!"
Jackie M. Young and Beth Ellen Barry are now friends
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..."
Lew Lappert commented on Hawaii Film Industry's group H.A.M- Hawaii Actors Mixer
""BATTLESHIP" actor Joji Yoshida is available for speaking engagements at schools with a drama or film departments. His talk will cover various topics and inspire young students. You can reach him at: rebel6@gmail.com "
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WAIKIKI BEACH LIVE WEBCAST at Ricky Hana's Hut on Waikiki Beach

May 29, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
After 88 live webcasts, award winning songwriter and film composer Ricky Hana is debuting his new online show "Island Chat" Friday May 29 from 10-12noon HST, watch live at www.rickyhana.com on any computer, tablet, or smartphone.This is also his "39th" BDay and this show is not to be missed!You can also hear his #1 hit song (2012) "Another Day in Paradise" in the Lifetime Movie "Deadly Honeymoon" in the opening beach wedding scene. This movie has been showing non-stop globally since it's 2010 release. Filmed in Hawaii by the Island Film Group. Next airing is June 19, 2015 on the Lifetime Movie NetworkSee More
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Lew Lappert commented on Louie Boria's group BATTLESHIP
"Please support "BATTLESHIP" actor Joji Yoshida lobbying for more Film & TV productions in Hawaii.  He's going back to the State Capitol to talk to the legislators.  Contact Joji and ask what you can do to help…"
Edna Stewart commented on Lew Lappert's group Dallas Buyers Club
"I wish I could come."

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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

‘Macbeth’: Cannes Review

Michael Fassbender stars as the title character in Justin Kurzel's verion of Shakespeare's Scotland-set play, opposite Marion Cotillard as his ambitious wife

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Cannes: THR's Chief Film Critic Todd McCarthy Names Best and Worst Films of the Festival (Video)

McCarthy discussed this year's disappointing French entries and highlighted Todd Haynes' 'Carol' as a possible awards contender in a sit-down with THR.

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Robert De Niro Gives Blunt Commencement Speech at NYU: "Yeah, You're F—ed"

"A new door is opening for you — a door to a lifetime of rejection. It's inevitable," he warned of post-graduate life. "I hear that Valium and Vicodin work!"

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Cannes: Frances McDormand Talks "Flatgate" Controversy, Hollywood Pay Disparity (Video)

"We’ve never been paid commensurately and that has to change," the actress said.

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Cannes: 'Embrace of the Serpent' Tops Directors' Fortnight Awards

The awards for the sidebar were given out Friday night.

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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…


Sharon M. Bell - Infomercial

Posted by Sharon Bell on May 3, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

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

#sharonmbell #sharonbell #infomercial #TheShift #thankful …


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

Big Island Senator Urges Action on Federal Highway Fund Extension

The recently appointed Chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Energy is expressing grave concern over the looming expiration date on federal transportation funding. Senator Lorraine Inouye (Dist. 4 – N. Kona, Kohala, N. Hilo, Hāmākua) addressed Hawai‘i’s Congressional delegation in a letter urging action on federal funding authorization to avoid a lapse in […]

Navy Civilians Gather in Hawaii for Leadership Development

More than 250 Department of the Navy civilian employees attended a professional workshop May 19-20 designed to enhance their leadership capabilities and help with career development strategies. Hosted by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Civilian Human Resources) and Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT), in partnership with Executive Diversity Advisory Council the training, “Cultivating […]

American Red Cross Recruiting Volunteers in Pahoa Area

The American Red Cross is recruiting disaster services volunteers in the Pahoa Area.  All Disaster Services training is provided free of charge. The first step for all new disaster volunteers is to fill out a Volunteer Application Form then take a series of basic disaster classes. After submitting your application, follow the steps in blue. […]

USNS Mercy and USNS Millinocket To Depart Hawaii for Pacific Partnership Deployment

The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) are scheduled to depart May 27 for a four-month deployment in support of the Navy’s Pacific Partnership 2015. The tenth iteration of the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s annual Pacific Partnership mission will take place in the Southeast Asia and […]

UH Hilo Awards Chancellor’s Scholarships to 13 High School Students

Thirteen students from public and private high schools in Hawaiʻi have been awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship by the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. The award, valued in excess of $26,500, covers four years of tuition for students graduating from a Hawaiʻi high school who earned either a GPA of at least 3.5, a combined […]



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