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Hawaii Filmmakers Collective has started two development tracks in order to boost the knowledge and capability of our local content creators. The goal of HFC’s programs is to not only share what they have learned about the business side of film development, but it is to also double as a feeder program for our Creative ...
Read More HFC Starts a Feeder Program for Creative Lab Hawaii’s Producer and Screenwriter Programs.

We’ve been able to partner up with HFC to mutually boost both of our programs! If you’re not familiar with HFC, take a look at their website: https://hifilmmakers.com/index.html HFC is a collective of independent filmmakers in Hawaii who have joined together to promote and further develop Hawaii’s indie film culture. This group’s membership is full ...
Read More Announcing our Partnership with the Hawaii Filmmakers Collective (HFC)

“This is a time for creatives to adapt and use their genius to create something we haven’t seen before. I’m so excited to see not just what people come up with, but to see people pushing cinema forward in a new way. Over the last hundred years, when the world is in the most pain and ...
Read More Justin Baldoni’s Wayfarer Studios Launches Social Distancing-Themed ‘Six Feet Apart Experiment’ Filmmaking Competition

Some new developments sent to us from the International Screenwriters’ Association. Follow the links and apply now. Deadlines are soon approaching.   CBS Writers Mentoring Program FELLOWSHIP – Apply by May 31st   Warner Bros. TeIevision Writers’ Workshop FELLOWSHIP – Apply by May 31st   Walt Disney TeIevision Writing Program FELLOWSHIP – Apply by June 5th ...
Read More Fellowships and Paid Writing Gigs with Warner Bros, CBS and others!

Interesting article from The Hollywood Reporter. The Cannes Film Market will be going virtual this year, and could be a precursor for future film markets as to how these events can interweave between in-person and virtual. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-virtual-film-markets-selling-hope-global-crisis-1293246

Please click the link and participate in the survey. The information collected is intended to benefit the ecosystem that we work in. Impact Survey – Email PDF Version (ENLARGED Click Here Hyperlink) V2

Hawaii Green Growth sent out a survey to gather input from statewide network partners on near-term to medium-to-long-term COVID-19 sustainable recovery strategies. This survey will be used to compile recommendations, including a list of potential projects, to help inform the network’s action and various Hawai‘i economic recovery and policy discussions.

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/04/28/an-optimistic-film-industry-prepares-day-productions-can-resume-hawaii/

The State of Hawaii’s Unemployment Insurance system has been revamped to include the acceptance and processing of bonafide self-employed, 1099 and project/gig economy claims for employees who have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. These claims are covered by the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, covered under the CARES Act.–To learn more about the PUA ...
Read More New Developments with Unemployment Insurance. The State of Hawaii’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program to include self-employed, 1099, project/gig employee claims!

The Link to the SBA Paycheck Protection Plan Loan Guaranty: Deadline 9/30/2020 This program is for small businesses, independent contractors and self-employed. Here is the application: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP-Lender-Application-Form-Fillable.pdf Here is the checklist: PPP_Required Info-Documents_DBEDT_Final_v3   Valuable Links for Relief Funds: https://impacthubhnl.com/2020/04/02/covid-19-emergency-loans-grant-options/    

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