News Releases

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

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

Programs Accelerate Growth of Hawaii’s Creative Entrepreneurs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2016 HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) announces the participants and coaches for the Music Immersive Program (June 11-15) through the department’s Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH). The program will take place on Hawaii ...
Read More CREATIVE LAB HAWAII ANNOUNCES MUSIC IMMERSIVE PARTICIPANTS FOR SONGWRITING BOOT CAMP AND MENTORS

Programs Accelerate Growth of Hawaii’s Creative Entrepreneurs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2016 HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) announces a series of events to grow Hawaii’s creative entrepreneurs.  The events include two panel discussions, a keynote talk and an ideation weekend, which are all ...
Read More CREATIVE LAB HAWAII ANNOUNCES PUBLIC PROGRAMS ON ANIMATION, BROADBAND/NEW MEDIA AND MOBILE GAME APPS