On Tuesday, September 13, 2005, a Film Fair
Gala was held at the Linen Life Park Avenue
Gallery to celebrate the Oakland film industry
and honor Oakland film writer and business
consultant, Ms. Gini Graham Scott, for her
export sales to Hong Kong. The event was well-attended,
and the speakers included Mr. Joe Haraburda
from the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Ami
Zins of the Oakland Film Office, Councilmember
Nancy Nadel, and Supervisor Alice-Lai Bitker.
During the event, Director Rod Hirsch of the Oakland U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) presented Ms. Scott, owner of Changemakers/Screenplay Writers Connection, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Export Achievement Certificate for her multiple export sales to Hong Kong.
Ms. Scott had been one of the participants of the Filmart 2005 Product Literature Display in Hong Kong arranged by the Oakland Export Assistance Center and Commercial Specialist Alice Lai. As a result of her participation in Filmart 2005, the Oakland USEAC and Commercial Specialist Alice Lai were able to assist Ms. Scott in successfully securing multiple export sales to Lee Lik Chee, Director/Producer of the popular Hong Kong movie "Shaolin Soccer."