Hollywood, Maui leaders to boost film industry

Mayor Alan Arakawa and Relativity Media CEO and founder Ryan Kavanaugh have had numerous meetings while Mayor Arakawa was still serving as Mayor-elect last year. Arakawa brought up the possibility of having a major motion picture studio here and Kavanaugh said he “couldn’t be happier” to work with the Arakawa administration in making Maui County “a major production hub.”

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Local documentary wins film festival award

Out of more than 600 films screening at the 11th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, ‘One Voice,’ a local documentary from Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) about the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest, was this year’s audience award winner.

“The Harrah’s Rincon Audience Award is special because it is chosen by the people who attend the festival and actually saw the film,” says Ruth Bolan, producer of ‘One Voice’ and executive director of Pacific Islanders in Communications. “It reaffirms our mission of sharing the stories of the Pacific with the world, and the importance of perpetuating Hawaiian language and culture.”

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