Hawaii Film Blog

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Filming OK at Ahu O Laka (With Permission)

SB2004, a bill that seeks to establish Ahu O Laka (also known as the Kaneohe Sandbar) as a state monument, had originally included a provision to bar commercial activities (including filming) there. However, the latest version of the bill--SB2004, SD1, passed out by the Senate Water, Land & Agriculture committee yesterday--does not mention filming specifically as a forbidden activity. Those seeking to film at Ahu O Laka would have to go through the standard film permit application process with the Hawaii Film Office. Our office helps ensure that regulations will be followed and Hawaii's delicate natural resources will be protected. Because of the particular sacredness and sensitivity of Ahu O Laka, the Film Office will apply an extra measure of scrutiny to productions seeking to film there.

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