In October 2002, April Masini brought a malpractice and fraud complaint against Cades Schutte, one of Hawaii's oldest and largest law firms, and Cades Schutte partner Vito Galati, claiming the firm had conspired to limit her profits in the Blue Crush deal.April Masini moved to New York City in 1983 to study business at Hofstra University but soon withdrew from college to pursue a career in television acting and modeling.
To lure Baywatch, Hawaii offered the show's producers an incentives package that included $2 million in soundstage and shoreside facilities improvements.
To make the Hawaii production affordable, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees agreed to 12–15 percent wage cuts, while Governor Ben Cayetano cut a deal with the Teamsters Local 399 in Los Angeles to improve wages and working conditions for the drivers.
The Masinis relocated to Hawaii in 1995, and April Masini remained there until 2001.
Usain Bolt has admitted that he is off the market and is in a steady relationship with a Jamaican woman.
Masini reached out to the governor and legislators of Hawaii, who then advocated for the move; Coming at a time of economic downturn, the move paved the way in 2001 for Hawaii's Act 221, designed to develop the state's high-technology industry through the use of tax incentives.
In 1999, production costs in Hawaii were significantly higher than in Australia, with its favorable tax codes.
In 2004, for example, Blue Crush was featured in a U. Department of Commerce marketing campaign to lure British travelers to America.
Hawaii's contribution to the campaign, seen on the walls of the London underground and on street billboards, was an image from Blue Crush of a surfer catching a wave.
She studied at The Actors Studio and performed Off-Broadway and in television pilots, commercials, and soap operas.
In the early 1990s, she met Al Masini, to whom she was married from 1995–2000.
The Masinis produced and organized the 1998 Miss Universe Pageant, successfully lobbying the Hawaii legislature for .3 million to fund the event, which brought delegations from 85 countries to Hawaii, each with its own news media.