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Phone: (808) ***-****  HQ Phone
Kauai Film Commission
4444 Rice Street Suite 200
Lihue , Hawaii 96766
United States

Company Description: Welcome to The official website of the Kauai Film Commission and a great resource for motion picture, television or still catalog photography on the...   more

Employment History

  • Chief Officer of the Arts, Film and Entertainment Division
  • Chief Officer of the Arts, Film and Entertaiment Division
  • Contributor
    The Garden Island
  • Kaua'i Film Commissioner
    The Garden Island
  • Film Commissioner
    Kauai Visitors Bureau
  • Chief Officer for Arts, Film and Entertainment

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
  • Director
    DBEDTs Arts , Film and Entertainment Division
  • Film Liaison
    Kauai Visitors Bureau
40 Total References
Web References - Film Commissions USA, 17 Jan 2015 [cached]
Judy Drosd 4280-B Rice St. Lihue HI 96766 Tel: 808.241.6390 Fax: 808.241.6399
WorldSound - News Archive [cached]
They were surprised at the level of talent and it appeared to redouble their enthusiasm for Hawaii's new Grammy category," said Judy Drosd, Director of DBEDT's Arts, Film and Entertainment Division.
Born and raised in Hawai'i , 26 year-old guitar phenomenon, Makana, was taught by the Masters of the art form of Ki Ho'alu or "slack key", the indigenous Hawaiian style of guitar that pre-dates the blues.He has already performed for over 18 years and has opened for Sting, Santana, No Doubt, Jack Johnson, and shared the stage with Andreas Vollenweider, Bruddah Iz, Keali'i Reichel, Clay Walker, Jason Mraz and Raul Midon.He recently performed at the WOMAD Festival in Reading, England as well as headlined at Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle.
All three musicians made us very proud," says Drosd.
Grammys will add Hawaiian music category - 2004-05-28 - Pacific Business News (Honolulu), 28 May 2004 [cached]
"It's an accomplishment to acquire a Grammy category," said Judy Drosd, chief officer at DBEDT's Division of Arts, Film and Entertainment.
Hi Tech Hawaii, 17 Jan 2003 [cached]
Speaker: Judy Drosd, Chief Officer of the Arts, Film & Entertaiment Division of DBEDT
The Hawaii Society of Corporate PlannersPresents An On-Going Discussion on Hawaii's Transition to the New Global EconomyMore than Meets the Eye:The Value of Good Entertainment
In July 2003 a new division at the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBED&T) was created: The Arts, Film & Entertainment Division will oversee both the Hawaii Film Office, and the (also) newly formed Arts & Culture Development Branch.Many observers are calling this a smart move.They point to the record $146 million in production revenues that were generated in Hawaii in 2002 by film activities alone-not counting music and arts.
To lead this new division, Governor Lingle has appointed the ex- Kauai County Film Commissioner, Judy Drosd.Judy Drosd agrees that arts can be "significant economic drivers".
Kauai Garden Island News, 18 July 2003 [cached]
Drosd to head state's new Arts, Film and Entertainment promotion division
Gov. Linda Lingle has named former Kaua‘i Film Commissioner Judy Drosd as head of the newly-formed state Arts, Film and Entertainment Division.
The office is part of the state Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism.
Drosd served as Kaua‘i County's film commissioner for 10 years, working in the county's Office of Economic Development.She brought millions of dollars in film location production work to Kaua‘i by attracting the making of major Hollywood films, as well as hundreds of TV commercials and still photo shoots for magazines and other publications.
"We are fortunate that Judy will be joining us to lead this effort to develop what is a very promising sector of the state's economy," Lingle said in a prepared statement announcing Drosd's appointment.
"I believe that cultural life is the heartbeat of any locale," Drosd said of her appointment.
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