Kauai Reaps Production Benefits

By Sue Kanoho, Director, Kauai Visitors Bureau Film industry work benefits a destination in numerous ways.

These benefits are felt at the point of scouting/pre-production, including renting hotel rooms and production equipment, hiring extras, and more. A movie’s theater release and subsequent DVD release are additional opportunities that enhance not only the marketing of the …Read more…

The Missouri Prepares for Battle

By Michael A. Carr, President and Chief Operating Officer, Battleship Missouri Memorial On May 18, the Battleship Missouri (BB-63) will once again answer the call of duty in Universal Pictures’ Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure movie that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior …Read more…

Paradise Found: A Q&A with author Kaui Hart Hemmings

By Tim Ryan Executive Editor The Descendants, a 2007 novel written by author Kaui Hart Hemmings, is a dark comedic story about Hawaiian land baron Matt King, who struggles to unite his fractured family after his wife slips into a permanent coma.

Director Alexander Payne and author Kaui Hart Hemmings.

The novel, Hemmings’ debut, …Read more…