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Tim Ryan

‘Osbournes’ tentatively
due for Maui shoot

MTV's hit show "The Osbournes" is scheduled to film for 10 days on Maui beginning Oct. 5, depending on Sharon Osbourne's health. She's undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. The Osbournes, who were married on Maui, will stay in a private residence while filming. The unscripted reality-based show follows the lives of metal icon Ozzy Osbourne and his family ...

Chris Lee, co-director of the just-announced UH Cinematic and Digital Arts program, is not abandoning Hollywood filmmaking for academia. He'll continue producing films. For the fledgling UH program, Lee may ask Consolidated Theatres for use of its Varsity Theater near the Manoa campus to show films to students. He'll also approach Hawaii-based electronic companies for loans of high-tech film equipment ...

It's been nearly two months since Kauai County film commissioner Judy Drosd resigned her post on July 31. A successor is expected to be named this week.

The Hawaii Film Office manager's job also is up for grabs. Interim manager Donne Dawson was hired in February 2001 as a replacement for Georgette Deemer, who resigned.

The application process for the state post has ended and a selection is expected in November. Dawson is one of the applicants ...

John J. Lee Jr., CEO of the Entertainment Business Group, will conduct a 2-day seminar this Friday and Saturday.

"The Producers Business Master Class," sponsored by the Hawaii Television and Film Development Board, will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel. Registration is $199.

Lee will explain the operations and relationships that successful producers have with various participants in the motion picture industry, such as domestic and foreign studios, banks, private investors, talent, completion guarantors, agencies and attorneys.

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