'Five-0' to be honored at TIM's 50th gala
The Jack Lords and the Leonard Freemans at "Five-0" premiere in 1968;
Peter Lenkov is the prevailing exec producer of the reboot "Five-0."
“Hawaii Five-0,” the reboot police procedural completing its sixth season of filming here, will be saluted by the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) in a “Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism” gala at 5:30 p.m. March 31 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.
Appropriately, TIM is marking its 50th anniversary, so shining the spotlight on “Five-0” seems to be well-timed.
Peter Lenkov, the prevailing executive producer, and the late Leonard Freeman, the original creator-producer of the CBS series, will both be honored — the first from a creative element of the hospitality community. In the past, TIM has honored individuals from hotels, airlines, travel publishing and other spokes of the wheels that drive the visitor industry.
Thomas Bingham, dean of the TIM school, said “Five-0” television reach as a “global phenomenon that contributes to the largest industry in Hawaii.”
The original “Five-0,” which made Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett, a household name, ran for 12 seasons, from 1968 to 1980. The update version, with Alex O’Loughlin as McGarrett, is awaiting a green light for its seventh.
The event also will honor Noel Trainor, principal of Savoy Consulting LLC, with the TIM Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the travel industry, and Daniel Chun, a TIM alumnus who is a regional manager of sales and community marketing for Alaska Airlines, will be inducted into the TIM Alumni Hall of Honor.
Sponsorship tables as well as individual tickets are available through TIM at 956-8946.