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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

For Immediate Release: May 6, 2016 HONOLULU—The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) thanks the Hawaii State Legislature for showing broad support for the state’s innovation initiatives this legislative session. State lawmakers approved funding for a range of critical programs that help to grow and diversify Hawaii’s economy. As part of the ...
Read More 2016 Legislature Approves Funding in Support of State Innovation Initiatives

Capitol Connection Newsletter with Gov. David Ige featured his innovation plan in April issue. Read the full article in Gov. David Ige’s website. Photo: GVS “Pitch Showcase” with entrepreneurs, mentors and investors.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2016 Program Accelerates Growth of Hawaii’s Creative Entrepreneurs HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) announces the start of its Creative Lab Hawaii Accelerator Program (CLH Program). The CLH Program is an economic development initiative that started in 2012, and is composed ...
Read More Creative Lab Hawaii Accelerator Program Begins its 2016 Season

For Immediate Release: March 7, 2016 Industry Professionals Behind “Inside Out,” “The Patriot Games” and “A Dog’s Purpose” Here Meg LeFauve to Headline Public Talk on March 18 HONOLULU—The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) announces a workshop to teach individuals with innovative ideas about how to maximize opportunities ...
Read More Take Your Entertainment Idea to Hollywood at Ideation Weekend