Sanwa Bank California wants to bring the resources of its formidable Japanese parent to Hollywood.

The $7.8 billion-asset Los Angeles subsidiary of the Osaka-based banking giant this month became the latest bank to seek the business of the stars and the financing of their films-hiring the executive who ran First Interstate Bancorp's entertainment division.

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