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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Film in Hawaii Award Given to "Lost"

Sorry, this news is a week old, but I just got around to posting the video for this. At each Hawaii International Film Festival, the Hawaii Film Office chooses a recipient for the Film in Hawaii Award, which is given to a person or entity that has significantly contributed to the development and promotion of Hawaii’s film industry.

Our past honorees were actor Tom Selleck, Walt Disney Studios, Hawaii filmmakers Eddie and Myrna Kamae, independent filmmaker Kayo Hatta, actor James MacArthur, and stunt coordinator and surfing legend Brian Keaulana.

This year, we gave the award to ABC's "Lost." Yes, it's TV and not film, but as most people know, it's done a lot to showcase Hawaii's diverse locations as well as train local crew members. Here is video (in 2 parts) of Dept. of Business Economic Development & Tourism director Ted Liu introducing and presenting the award, and "Lost" executive producer Jack Bender accepting it.

Part I:

Part II:

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