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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2017 HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) is looking for creative entrepreneurs for its ideation weekend on Maui next month. The department’s Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) program is bringing industry mentors in animation to the Valley Isle this June for ...
Read More FIRST “IDEATION WEEKEND” FOR ANIMATED CONTENT COMING TO MAUI

Calling for Submissions. Deadline to Apply is April 30, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2017 HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) announces a call for applications for the department’s Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) Immersives. The Web-Series Immersive will take place on June 5-9.  The ...
Read More CREATIVE LAB HAWAII ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR WEB-SERIES AND ANIMATION IMMERSIVES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2017 HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) kicks off the start of its 2017 Creative Lab Hawaii Programs (CLH) this month.  A new series of weekend bootcamps launches on neighbor islands, starting this weekend with the CLH Transmedia Ideation program ...
Read More CREATIVE LAB HAWAII ANNOUNCES THE START OF ITS 2017 PROGRAMS

Applications for 2017 Web-Series & Animation Immersives and Weekend Ideation Programs Being Accepted FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 16, 2017 HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) applauds Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) Program Mobile Game App fellows, Tracy Davidson (Kauai) and Stacey Hayashi (Oahu), for being selected by ...
Read More LOCAL TALENT FROM CREATIVE LAB HAWAII GET READY TO SHOW OFF THEIR IDEAS AT THE GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 21, 2016 HONOLULU — The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) applauds web-series co-creator and executive producer, Dee McBride, a current Creative Lab Hawaii – Web-Series Immersive fellow, and her husband/partner Shawn McBride, for landing a licensing deal on their scripted web-series titled, “Paradise Justice,” ...
Read More Creative Lab Hawaii – Web-Series Immersive Fellow, Dee McBride, Land Licensing Deal on her Web-Series, “Paradise Justice”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 1, 2016 HONOLULU — Award-winning Hawaii filmmaker Vilsoni (“Vili”) Hereniko is teaming up with Australian producer Trish Lake (“Early Winter”), and New Zealand producer Catherine Fitzgerald (“The Orator”) to coproduce “Until the Dolphin Flies.” Production of the motion picture will begin in early 2018. Hereniko entered his project, “Until the Dolphin ...
Read More Creative Lab Hawaii – Producers Immersive Fellow, Vilsoni Hereniko, and His Motion-Picture, “Until the Dolphin Flies,” Lands Major Coproduction Deal

Applications for 2017 Immersive Programs Being Accepted FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 22, 2016 HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) applauds the eight fellows of its Creative Lab Hawaii Program (CLH Program), who participated in this year’s American Film Market (AFM), which was held at the Loews ...
Read More CREATIVE LAB HAWAII PROGRAM ACCELERATES GROWTH FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS AT AFM

Creative Lab Hawaii is now accepting applications: Writers Immersive (March 13 – March 17. 2017) – Ended Producers Immersive (March 20 – March 24, 2017) – Ended Deadline for Writers Immersive and Producers Immersive: December 23, 2016 (closed) Web-Series Immersive (June 05 – June 09, 2017) Animation Immersive (June 12 – June 16, 2017) Deadline ...
Read More Call for Submissions – Creative Lab Hawaii – 2017 Programs

WASHINGTON D.C., JULY 27 – 28, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2016 HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) announced today that Georja Skinner, DBEDT’s Creative Industries Division (CID) chief officer, will be speaking at a summit in Washington D.C., hosted by Creative World, an annual gathering of leaders ...
Read More DBEDT’S CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND CREATIVE LAB HAWAII TO SPEAK AT CREATIVE WORLD SUMMIT

During the 2015-2016 calendar year, the Creative Lab Hawaii Program (CLH Program) successfully executed and concluded the following 6 Program Tracks:  Fashion, Screenwriting, Producing, Web-Series Development, Mobile Game App Development, and Music. In total, there were 45 creative entrepreneurs that were enrolled in the CLH Program’s 5-Day Immersive hands on training component in the 6 ...
Read More Wrap up for 2015 – 2016 Creative Lab Hawaii Program