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Shades of Darkness, a local independent feature film shot entirely on Oahu with a micro-budget is currently running a campaign on IndieGoGo in order to push it out to film festivals later this year…Continue

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CASTING CALL Series Regular Contest: TM Productions is NOW searching Hawaii to find actors who can play the part of a salesperson and real sales representatives to compete in a sales contest to see…Continue

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 Teddy;  glad you taken up my idea on this -it's good to have acknowledgments of  one's  successes on the sets for it gives hope to others that one can land on opportunity because Anything is…Continue

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Comment by Michael Snoopy Wells on November 7, 2014 at 9:57am
Hawaii will never be like those states. We are headed in a direction that would put Hawaii's awesome talent to work, for now and the future. We are committed to share Hawaii's Film Industry with the world. There are lots of cool things going on in Hawaii's Film Industry. If we (Hawaii Film Industry) don't show the world, How will they know? You guys rock.
Comment by Michael Snoopy Wells on November 6, 2014 at 8:06pm
Comment by Michael Snoopy Wells on October 19, 2014 at 11:41am
Comment by Arlene on October 15, 2014 at 11:32am
Aloha Actors
I have been away from HAN for quite a while.
I wanted to let you all know I'm currently on my school and Hospital visiting tour for a charity that I work with. I do this every year in Hawaii and in the Mainland.
If you would like me to visit your child's school please email me at: ActorNewman@gmail.com.
I have over 25 years in the film industry.
I've worked on over 30 projects by acting, producing or casting.
I've had the opportunity to work with such actors as Lou Gossett Jr(officer and a gentleman)Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Kevin Sorbo, Glenn Plummer and Kent Faulcon(Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse).
I look forward to hearing from you.
Follow me on FB and. Twitter.
Aloha Arlene Newman-Van Asperen
Comment by Michael Snoopy Wells on October 15, 2014 at 11:23am

Everybody has the right to there own journey in life. All you can do is showcase your talent and you will find your own fans and friends. Fans will follow you and Non-Fans won't. Joji has fans even if he don't hear from them, they are there. The more you interact with your fans the more they will interact with you. Entertainment never sleeps. But don't take my word for it, Google knows more on how to keep your fans engage. Go Joji. 

Comment by Michael Snoopy Wells on October 15, 2014 at 10:48am

I think Joji have a lot to share to Hawaii's Film Industry about he's experience in the industry. Everyone have there own experience and can learn from each other. 

Comment by Michael Snoopy Wells on October 15, 2014 at 10:41am

Agreed Lew, You should let them know. Maybe they will add them to the list.

Comment by Michael Snoopy Wells on October 15, 2014 at 10:07am

Something to check out http://www.hawaiianmediamakers.com

Comment by Tony V Jamieson on October 14, 2014 at 8:39pm

An expensive studio should be built in area that is not exposed to too much natural problems. For example, lava flow, first to be hit by hurricanes, constantly changeable terrain. Oahu may be the best bet to build on. Just saying...

Comment by Michael Snoopy Wells on October 14, 2014 at 8:19pm


State film office excited for opportunity to build a new studio

Governor Neil Abercrombie recently granted a nice chunk of change to the Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism for the purpose of researching ways to build a new film studio facility.

As part of DBET, the Hawaii Film Office is excited for the opportunity, saying this is a step in the right direction for Hawaii’s economy.

To the tune of $100,000, it’s going to help officials figure out what the local film industry needs right now, and also search for the best location to build a brand new studio.

Hawaii has a lot to offer filmmakers — great weather, great lighting and serene tropical settings. But according to local film industry officials, the state is not taking advantage of what we’ve got.

“We want to be able to have more facilities to allow for more location filming,” said State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson. “When we are limited to one facility that can only house one production at a time, it does not afford opportunity to keep the pipeline full.”

When filmmakers choose Hawaii, the opportunities are endless.

“It benefits not only those working in the film industry, but also those working in the hospitality industry,” said Acting Hawaii Island Film Commissioner Ilihia Gionson. “Small business owners get a boost, and having them here really benefits the local community.”

The majority of film production is done on Oahu, but that could change.

“We have an immense amount of diversity across the island state,” Dawson said, “so we want to be able to showcase that diversity.”

Officials are looking at spaces on Oahu, as well as neighboring islands to build a bigger and better film studio, with room for soundstages, offices, facilities for post-production work … but do we have enough space for that?

“Absolutely,” Gionson said. “I believe Hawaii Island has a lot to offer. But wherever it ends up, it’ll lift the entire industry up.”

Now this is only step one in the planning process — there’s still an issue of funding once a location for a new film studio is locked down. Officials admit there’s still a lot of work to be done to turn Hawaii’s film industry into a force to be reckoned with, but they’re determined to make it happen.


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