Hollywood

It's Official: Molokai AND Lanai Film Festivals in August

If you thought you’d seen it all—in terms of Hollywood’s invasion of Hawai`i—then think again.

Maui Film Festival: Toes in the Sand, Eyes on the Screen

The Annual Wailea-wide Event Offers A Variety of Venues, Culinary Happenings and Celebs A-Plenty

Every June, we return home from Maui with a renewed spirit. This, thanks to Barry Rivers and the crew who put on the absolutely stellar Maui Film Festival—a one-of-a-kind experience that allows film buffs to screen big budget (and some not so) movies at venues that include the outdoor Celestial Cinema and SandDance Theater.

Spotlight: 3 Local Filmmakers Behind Taylor Camp and Bhutan

A chat with local filmmakers Tom Vendetti, Bob Stone and John Wherheim

In the last few years, this trio of creative-types have joined forces to give us two seemingly different films with a parallel message. One, a rare glimpse in to Bhutan's concept of "Gross National Happiness"; the second, an up-close and personal visit to a Kaua`i hippie commune in the mid-1970s. Having a hard time seeing the link?

Documentary Film Series, Monday Evenings at Honolulu Design Center

Don Brown's former U.H. Sunday Evening Films now at Hi-Tech Design Center Theater

Hawai`i-based producer and all-around story-teller of the human experience, Don Brown, has changed venues for his Sunday evening film series from UH to the Honolulu Design Center, now to be held on Monday nights. Starting at 7:00 p.m., the venue offers free parking in the covered garage off Kapiolani Boulevard.

HIFF Preps for Spring Showcase Sneak Peak

Twenty Films in April to Whet the Palate for October's Main Event

Executive director Chuck Boller and the organizers for this year's 30th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) will get the ball rolling with the 13th year of "Spring Showcase"—20 films that will screen at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium theaters, April 16 – 22, 2010.

Ian Schrager and Marriott Join Forces with Honolulu Boutique Hotel, This April, Chef Morimoto In Tow

Hold on to your hipster gear: Edition Hotels will debut in Honolulu this Spring. The buzz has been circulating for nearly a year that traditionally staid hotel brand Marriott was set to launch a line of boutique properties with nightlife impressario and Ian Schrager, the "Father of the boutique hotel movement".

World's Most Wholesome Comic Heads to HNL for Performance

Get to the store and stock up on Jello Pudding Pops: It will help you get in the mood for Bill Cosby's arrival. That's right: Fat Albert is coming to town. This legendary comedian, actor, artist, father and icon of America will perform two rare shows at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Friday, January 15.

Your Lucky Break:<em> Mantracker</em> Looking For Contestants

We recently fielded a request from a production company that needs help finding adventure-seeking outdoorsmen (and women) who would like to be featured on an episode of Mantracker, to air nationally on the Discovery Science channel. The show is filmed in a variety of picturesque locales, and will be coming to The Big Island of Hawai`i this winter to film in an undisclosed location.

Passing Through Town... Jimmy Buffett's Longtime Keyboardist, Michael Utley

B on Hawaii Sits Down With This Coral Reefer and Chats About Career Highlights & What's Still to Come

What began as a distracting itch nearly 40 years ago has blossomed in to the lifelong pursuit for musician Michael Utley. In fact, this keyboardist and self-proclaimed “product of the Nashville and Memphis rhythm and blues scenes” had his sights set on a life studying the creature habits of, well, creatures.

Hawai`i International Film Fest Screens at Dole, Sunset on the Beach

There's a familiar buzz in the air blowing through Hawai`i: It's time for the 29th annual Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), which casts a spotlight on filmmakers from all corners of the globe. One of the most diverse festivals of its kind, HIFF offers eleven days of screenings, panel, discussions and opportunities to meet your favorite international film stars and creators.

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