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Building the Film Industry in Hawaii - HVCA/ThinkTech Luncheon July 26, 2012

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Building the Film Industry in Hawaii - HVCA/ThinkTech Luncheon July 26, 2012

Time: July 26, 2012 from 11:30am to 2pm
Location: Pioneer Plaza Club 20th Floor
Street: 900 Fort Street Mall
City/Town: Honolulu
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Phone: 808-382-4638
Event Type: luncheon, panel, session, and, networking, event
Organized By: Bill Spencer and Jay Fidell HVCA/ThinkTech Hawaii
Latest Activity: Jul 23, 2012

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What do we need to do to grow an indigenous film industry in Hawaii? 

This luncheon panel program will examine the status of the film industry in Hawaii, its prospects going forward and what can be done to bring the elements and talent together to better build the industry.

It will feature two blue-ribbon panels, one on the business side of the industry moderated by local film producer Jason Lau of Talk-Story Productions, and the other on the production and artistic side of the industry moderated by Chuck Boller of the Hawaii International Film Festival.

The panelists will include, among others, attorney Bill Meyer, Georja Skinner of the Creative Industries Division at DBEDT, Rann Watumull of the Hawaii Film Group, Marlene Booth of the Academy for Creative Media, Brenda Ching of SAG/AFTRA, director Gerard Elmore and Todd Robertson of Hyperspective Studios.

The film industry is a natural for Hawaii, and an indigenous film industry would be a powerful sector for our state economy.  Can we, should we, work harder to grow an indigenous film industry?  If so, what steps do we need to take.  If we don't, what opportunities will we be squaundering? Come and find out.

We'll be discussing these issues at the ThinkTech HVCA luncheon program on July 26th, 2012 at the Plaza Club from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Enjoy good food, great people and first class networking. Register at or call Gail at 382-4638.

Members, affiliates (including TechHui members, faculty and government) attend at the member rate of $29, students are $20 and all others $39. Parking is available in the Pioneer Plaza, entrance on Merchant Street, but we do not validate. Thanks to our program sponsors Hawaii Business Magazine, Pacific New Media and KMH, LLP.

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