Posted at 10:28 a.m., Monday, December 18, 2006
Former Honolulan wins Press Academy award for film
By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Writer
Stone produced and wrote "A Little Thing Called Murder," which aired earlier this year on the Lifetime cable network. It won the award for best Motion Picture Made for Television. Stone, who formerly lived in Honolulu, based his drama on the story of a real-life mother and son, who were con artists and his next-door neighbors in Hawai'i Kai, when he was growing up. The Kimes traveled cross-country as grifters, involved in a string of scams and deaths in the 1990s, until they were arrested for the murder of an 82-year-old socialite in New York. The son, Kenny Kimes (played by Jonathan Jackson), testified against his mother in 2004 and she was convicted of killing a family friend.
Stone won an Oscar in 1994 for producing the short film, "Trevor." Stone is the brother of Ko Olina resort developer Jeffrey Stone and the son of the Rev. Beverly Stone of Honolulu. For full winners' list, go to www.pressacademy.com/satawards/index.html
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