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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.

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.

Coping With COVID-19 Crisis: Suze Orman Explains How To Rescue Your Finances, Keep Your Health Insurance & Manage Debt With Zero Income

Hello All, We’re making two lists for those seeking financial aid during the Covid-19 pandemic: one list for musicians, the other list for film and media. This link will take you to our Creative Industries Division main page, and the two large sliders at the top of the page will lead you to our lists. ...
Read More We’re Compiling Lists for Financial Support During this Pandemic.

Emergency Support for Workers in the Creative Community   The Covid-19 crisis is devastating for many industries, including the creative community. Almost all television and film production has now ceased globally – leaving hundreds of thousands of crew and cast without jobs. These include electricians, carpenters and drivers, many of whom are paid hourly wages ...
Read More Netflix Establishes Emergency Support Fund for the Creative Community

DBEDT/Creative Industries Division Update in the face of COVID-19 FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY Aloha Mai Kākou, Due to this unprecedented national health emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus, we want to inform you of steps we’re taking at the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s Creative Industries Division to ensure the ...
Read More Creative Industries Division’s Response to Covid-19

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 in Featured, Main Relief funding for musicians listed below. Please follow the links below for more information. If you know of other organizations who would have additional relief opportunities for musicians during this unprecedented time, please notify us and we will add them to our list.   The Link to the SBA ...

Creative Lab Hawaii Fellow, Zoë Eisenberg, received the award from the Hawaii Film Critics Society in recognition for her film “Stoke”.   To read more of the event, and of other awardees who are sharing the spotlight with Zoë click here: THE HAWAII FILM CRITICS SOCIETY 2019 LIST

The opening of the tech-focused hub, connecting Hawaii’s business, start-up and creative communities, marks the first phase of completion of the Kakaʻako Innovation Block, the State’s planned high-tech corridor.

Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH), founded by the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic, Development and Tourism (DBEDT)’s Creative Industries Division (CID), has announced the industry mentors and CLH fellows chosen for its competitive 2019 Immersive programs designed for screenwriters, motion picture producers and web-series developers. Additionally, the public is invited to free CLH panels on various aspects of the entertainment business and the creative process, featuring many of the A-list mentors who will be coaching this year’s Immersive participants. Events will be offered on Oahu and Kauai in June.

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