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Milan Tresnak, Julia Yoshimoto, Cathy Tanaka, Gerard Elmore, Elroy Entendencia and yours truly yuk it up with Jon Lovitz
Milan Tresnak, Julia Yoshimoto, Cathy Tanaka,
Gerard Elmore, Elroy Entendencia and yours truly
yuk it up with Jon Lovitz

Many of my friends’New Year’s resolutions happen to be about getting fit. How about laughing into shape? The Jon Lovitz show produced by the Laugh Factory gave my abs a great workout and I was sweating from laughing non-stop. Opening act was funnyman Kento followed by Jo Koy, who rocked the Blaisdell. Seen in the audience were local celebs Cathy Tanaka, Alan Arato, Gerard Elmore, Elroy Entendencia, Lanai and Milan Tresnak. Promoter Jon Schneider has more shows coming up, so stay tuned ...

The third annual Ohana Film Festival is kicking off Friday, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The Kamehameha Schools is presenting this successful event at Ke’elikolani Auditorium. The film fest is free to the public, and a reception will follow the screening. Kudos to Patricia Gillespie and Jay Metzger for organizing the event. Advanced Video Production class students Kamaka Pili, Alyssa Bergado and Christin Couch contributed their talents to the festival. Kamehameha alumni and current students were involved in each film to be presented. Many of the films are award-winners from the 2005 Hawaii International Film Festival. Vince Keala Lucero has two films, Hawaii Film and Videomaker Award Honorable Mention Wahine O Ke Kai, and Honolulu

Magazine Best Short Film winner Valtor the Great Vs. The Universe. The event is dedicated to Ray Bumatai and Kayo Hatta for their contribution to the local film community ...

Dov S-S Simens will be in the isles with his 2-Day Film School. Because of the huge success of last year, producer Lex Clark is bringing him back for another round. The class will take place Jan. 28 and 29 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dov is the most-wanted film instructor on the planet. His filmmaking seminar takes him around the world. Endorsements by Queen Latifah, Will Smith, Quentin Tarantino and Madonna‘s husband Guy Ritchie say it all. Dov is a graduate of Pennsylvania’s Muhlenberg College with an economics degree. He also teaches at the meccas of film schools NYU, USC and UCLA. Graduates of his intensive seminar have grossed well over $2 billion. Wow! If you ever dreamed about making movies without attending film school, this is exactly what the doctor ordered. Plus, you’ll save more than $100,000 and four years of your life. Want to sign up?

Here’s the link to the website: www.lclarkproductions.com, lights, camera, action ...

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