County officials pulled back the curtain Friday on a busy end to the year for Maui’s film and TV industry, including a $20 million-budget HBO miniseries that’s halfway through filming in Wailea.
They also forecast that next year will be even brighter for a sector being touted as an important way to diversify the local economy. A program planned for January will help locals learn tricks of the trade for possible industry jobs.
“We expect a very busy 2021,” Tracy Bennett, Maui County film commissioner, said Friday afternoon during the mayor’s news conference. “And we feel we can turn an ever important corner on keeping up with Oahu and other tropical locations we compete with for film production. We stand at the forefront of making this