Richard Imamura

Richard Imamura is a longtime editor/journalist and a writer in the entertainment industry. Starting with local newspapers (South Bay Daily Breeze, Gardena Valley News), he went on to become the first (and only) Asian-American editor of a major international music industry trade magazine (Cashbox) and the founding editor of Inside Kung-Fu magazine. In the film industry, he has extensive experience as a writer in independent production.

Updated April 2013 

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Behind the Scenes of "The Manzanar Fishing Club": Bringing the Issei Back to Life

It’s pretty much standard procedure among filmmakers to embrace favorable reviews and pretend the bad ones never happened. Oftentimes it’s ego, at other times business; but every now and then, the critic affirms what you set out to do…and that’s how I felt when Tom Keogh of the Seattle Times wrote:

“Proving that sometimes the best way to grasp a big narrative is through a deceptively narrow approach, this labor of love by writer Richard Imamura and director Cory Shiozaki…takes a unique angle on the human (and American) craving for freedom.”

That, in a nutshell ...

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