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The Hawaii Island Resident and Creative Lab Hawaii – Writers Immersive Program Fellow Has Additionally Optioned “Victorian Christmas” to a Major Production Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 22, 2017 HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) congratulates Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) Writer’s Immersive Program Fellow Amy Bircher on her work-for-hire screenplay, ...
Read More CREATIVE LAB HAWAII CONGRATULATES AMY BIRCHER ON PREMIERE OF LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIE “DELIVERING CHRISTMAS” AIRING DECEMBER 3

CLH Fellows Selected to Attend and Pitch Projects at Largest Domestic Film Market & Conference FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 24, 2017 HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) continues to grow opportunities for Hawaii’s entrepreneurs, announcing that six fellows of its Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) Immersive Program ...
Read More CREATIVE LAB HAWAII EXPANDS INDUSTRY ACCESS FOR MEDIA ENTREPRENUERS AT 2017 AMERICAN FILM MARKET

CONNECTING SONGWRITERS WITH FILM & TV INDUSTRY Nā Hōkū Hanohano Winner, Amanda Frazier, Among Participants to Collaborate with Top Music Producers and Entertainment Executives from STARZ, Fox Broadcasting and More FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 24, 2017  HONOLULU – Opening new revenue and creativity channels for Hawaii’s musicians, Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) is proud to announce ...
Read More CLH ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS AND COACHES FOR 2017 MUSIC IMMERSIVE

September Music Immersive Program Held Immediately Following the Hawaii Songwriting Festival Deadline for Submissions: July 28, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2017 HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID)’s Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) Music Immersive Program is now accepting applications. The program will be held ...
Read More CREATIVE LAB HAWAII MUSIC IMMERSIVE PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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