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Joji Yoshida
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Friday - December 01, 2006
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Katie and Ryan Ozawa and Jean Simon at the ‘Lost’ season 3 premiere at Sunset on the Beach
Katie and Ryan Ozawa and Jean Simon at the ‘Lost’ season
3 premiere at Sunset on the Beach

The 2006 Hawaii International Film Festival screened Mabuhay with Aloha, The Hawaii Filipino Experience 1906-2006 produced by Emme Tomimbang. The documentary is about the Filipino immigration of the plantation workers, called Sakadas, to Hawaii.

The enormous contribution ranging from sports, politics, entertainment and business in the past 100 years. Gov.

Linda Lingle and former Gov. Ben Cayetano opened the evening at the Dole Cannery Theatres. Production team comprised of Belinda Acquino, Lisa Altieri, Clevan Cabuhat, Virgilio Felipe, Kristane Gaspar, Pepi Nieva, JP Orias, Chanel Reeve, Mary Rivera, Donard Sonoda and Lynne Waters. Actor Edison Erorita portrayed a dancer in the opening sequence of the film. The theater was full of local celebrities enjoying the night. Among the attendees were Linda Dela Cruz, Jon Almosara, Serena Karnagy, Renato Fontaine, Brenda Salgado, Ben Gutierrez, Lori Villanueva, Angel Ramos and Pauline Wilson. Performing moving solo renditions were Dulce Takase and former Society of Seven member ‘Little’Albert Maligmat. You can order your own DVD of the documentary by calling 947-6677. At Emme’s website, www.emmeinc.com, you can get the full slate of future shows and events ...


Actors Serena Karnagy and Edison Eroita mug for the camera
Actors Serena Karnagy and Edison Eroita mug for the
camera

Ryan Ozawa is a diehard fan of the ABC hit series Lost, so he started a fan club. Log on to www.hawaiilost.com to join the legions of dedicated fans from all over the world. Ryan is a graduate of Mililani High School and has a journalism degree from the University of Hawaii. He also served as the editor-in-chief of the UH student newspaper, Ka Leo O Hawaii. Ryan is a multimedia web designer and created numerous blogging sites. One of my favorites is The Transmission, a podcast for fans of Lost to discuss each episode. The site has an interesting feature called a “friend mapper” - you can click on the link and find out what country the Lost fan lives. His favorite website is hawaiithreads.com, where people can chitchat about anything. Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and his three children, Katie, Zac and Alex ...


Actress Serena Karnagy recently celebrated her sweet 16 birthday with filmmakers Mark Ganialongo, Renato Fontaine, Titus Chong and yours truly. The venue was energizing with the mostly teenage group of Serena’s closest friends. There were well over 100 guests, many of her classmates from Punahou were there. The party had dancing, music and a full spread of delicacies. The emcee of the evening was none other than Edison Erorita. I think another one of his talents was revealed - stand-up comedy. Stay tuned for the adventures of Serena and Edison ...

Tyrone Howard is a graduate of Campbell High School and was born in Kansas City, Mo. He’s studied acting with Dianne Hull, Emily Yost and Stuart Stone in Los Angeles. Tyrone is a man of diverse talents such as bartending, dunking a basketball and speaking Mandarin Chinese. He is stationed in Hawaii, and his future goal is to pursue acting after his commitment with the U.S. Navy is fulfilled. He’s savvy when it comes to networking, and I saw him everywhere during the film festival. One of the most important aspects for actors is to become more visible. Many a time an actor gets discovered at the most ordinary of locations. Tyrone’s down time is spent studying Denzel Washington’s and Jodie Foster’s movies for acting techniques. Tyrone was last seen at Gyu-Kaku at a power dinner. Soun

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