An Evening with Filmmaker Peter Berg

Hosted By:   The Film and Video Association of Hawaii (FAVAH) and The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) & The Kahala Hotel

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The Film and Video Association of Hawaii (FAVAH) and The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is proud to announce an evening with Peter Berg.

Peter Berg (director) has enjoyed success as a writer, director, producer and actor who most recently directed the 2009 action hit, "Hancock," starring Will Smith in the title role.

Berg made his feature film directorial debut (from his own screenplay) on the 1998 cult favorite "Very Bad Things," which starred Cameron Diaz, John Favreau and Christian Slater and earned kudos at both the Deauville (France) and San Sabastian (Spain) Film Festivals. He went on to direct the actioner "The Rundown" starring Dwayne ‘The Rock' Johnson and Christopher Walken, and returned to the action genre with the war drama "The Kingdom," which starred Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner and Chris Cooper. He also executive produced the offbeat independent comedy, "Lars and the Real Girl," starring Ryan Gosling.

Berg is also known for his fierce portrait of high school football in the 2004 film adaptation of H.G. Bissinger's blistering bestseller, "Friday Night Lights," which toplined Billy Bob Thorton. The film's success, both in theaters and on DVD, spawned the TV series of the same name. In addition to serving as the series' executive producer, Berg has directed several episodes of the show, including the 2006 pilot, for which he earned an Emmy nomination as Best Director.

As one of the series' writers, he also shared a Writers Guild nomination for Best New Series. He also recently executive produced the medical drama series, "Trauma," and created and executive produced the ABC drama series "Wonderland," for which he also wrote and directed episodes. He got his start as a writer and director earlier in his career on David E. Kelley's critically acclaimed series "Chicago Hope," on which he also starred for three seasons as the brash, hockey-playing surgeon, Dr. Billy Kronk.

In addition to his current project which is filming in Hawaii, Universal's BATTLESHIP, the New York native (and son of a Naval historian) is also developing several projects under his Film 44 banner, including another Middle Eastern thriller, "Lone Survivor,"the film adaptation of Marcus Luttrell's gut-wrenching true tale of an ambush by Taliban forces in Afghanistan that killed Luttrell's three Navy SEAL comrades and nearly cost him his own life.

The event will take place at:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Kahala Hotel

Waialae Ballroom


7:00pm - 7:45pm - Light Pupu's/Mixer

8:00pm - 9:00pm - Showtime with Peter Berg.


$10.00 - FAVAH and HIFF members

$30.00 - non members

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Date & Time:

Tuesday, October 5 at 7:00 PM (HST)


The Kahala Hotel & Resort

5000 Kahala Avenue
Honolulu HI 96816
Waialae Ballroom

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Laura Isola 10/04/10

it sounds wonderful! thanks for the invite... I will be there!

consulina wong 10/01/10

I'd love to get more acquainted with the board members at FAVAH. I think you are doing such great work. Thank you for inviting me. Consulina Wong

Jim Pallett 09/29/10

Katherine Cleveland and Jim Pallett will definitely attend


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