Hawaii Film Blog

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Local Film/TV News Roundup

Thanks to Kevin for gathering these news clippings:

  • Game developer Konami Computer Entertainment Hawaii is shutting down as part of its parent co's move to phase out game development ops in the U.S. Instead, Konami Co. (most notable for inventing Frogger) will concentrate its U.S. efforts on digital entertainment and casino gaming facilities in L.A. and Las Vegas. At its peak in 2004, the Hawaii unit employed about 45 workers in its Waikiki office. Konami Co's decision to pull out had nothing to do with Hawaii, but rather with its overall shift in U.S. ops. Read: Advertiser, Star-Bulletin
  • A new cut of "Of Wind and Waves," a documentary about surfer Woody Brown's adventurous life, will be screening at various local venues this week. Read: Advertiser, Star-Bulletin
  • K-Drama fans rejoice! KBS America has officially launched in Hawaii on Oceanic Time Warner Cable digital channel 80. Now local folks can ride the hallyu by getting a regular fix of sappy Korean melodrama. Read: Advertiser
  • A new local sitcom started shooting last week at Oceanic Time Warner Cable studios. "The Tide is High" depicts the antics of two women, fresh out of UH-Manoa, who open a Chinatown coffeehouse. The show is one of the very few 100% locally made narrative TV projects (most are in the documentary, news, magazine, or variety format). Read: Star-Bulletin

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