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Don Pierce, Dean Ishida, yours truly, Serena Karnagy and Garret Sato taking a break during an acting workshop
Don Pierce, Dean Ishida, yours truly, Serena Karnagy
and Garret Sato taking a break during an acting

Actor Garret Sato is back in Hawaii enjoying the holiday season with family and friends. On NBC’s medical drama ER, Garret guest stars as Detective Drummond. The episode, titled A House Divided, airs tonight. Check it out. His extensive credits include 24, Alias, Pearl Harbor and the new ABC comedy series In Case of Emergency starring Kelly Hu. The life of a working actor is tough, but Garret managed to maneuver his career quite well. He recently stopped by at Kathy Muller Talent Agency to talk to acting students. His candid talk about the business side of acting was well-received. Agency actors Edison Erorita, Anna Fernandez, Dezmond Gilla, Serena Karnagy, Lew Lappert and Nicole Pfeffer were in attendance. Award-winning film-maker Dean Ishida happened to be in the Islands, so he swung by the class. Now Hollywood beckons Garret, and he’s jetting back ...

According to astrology books, people born under the sign of Capricorn fare well in the entertainment industry. Here’s the local lineup: JanDee Abraham, Carmen Ah San, Mahealani Diego, Anna Fishburn, Ann Mata, Sherrie Robertson, Hannah Thomas, Chad Burch, Shane Curtis, Renato Fontaine, Clint Scofield and yours truly. Happy birthday and thank you for significantly adding to the betterment of Isle talent ...

Jaeves Iha is a University of Hawaii student majoring in English and theatre arts. He’ll be on stage in the Kumu Kahua production of Living Pidgin by writer Lee Tonouchi. Go to the web-site www.kumukahua.org for curtain times. Jaeves makes the transition from screen to stage smoothly. His last film was Restless by Renato Fontaine starring Leanne Nakamura. Jaeves comes from a dance background and studied ballet with Stephanie Palumbo at Leeward Community College. His spare time is spent on the track in the new form of racing called drifting. To catch a glimpse of this rising young talent, check out his play opening this week ...

Serena Flores studied under started in grade school when she placed in a national video competition. She also graduated from the Leeward Community College’s TV production program. Most recently she produced Blindsided, directed by Chris Potts and starring Zero Kazama, Phillip Rios, Greg Juliano and

Hope Hiranaka. Serena loves the classic Gone With the Wind and the ‘80s flick Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. She’s currently working on the sequel to Blindsided, with which she’ll be making her directing debut. Stay tuned ...

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