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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.

Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH), founded by the Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic, Development and Tourism (DBEDT)’s Creative Industries Division (CID) to accelerate growth and develop new business opportunities for Hawaii’s creative entrepreneurs, is accepting applications for its 2019 Music Immersive program now through May 28. Selected singer-songwriters are partnered with top entertainment industry leaders and music producers to collaborate on compositions for specific TV, film and new media projects.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 26, 2018 CREATIVE LAB HAWAII MUSIC IMMERSIVE FINALISTS TO SHOWCASE TALENTS AT TAXI ROAD RALLY 2018  Local Artists Selected to Network at Leading Music Industry Conference HONOLULU – Opening revenue and creativity channels for Hawaii’s musicians, Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) is proud to announce four finalists from its 2018 Music Immersive ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 25, 2018 CREATIVE LAB HAWAII ANNOUNCES IMMERSIVE PROGRAM FELLOWS TO ATTEND PRESTIGIOUS AMERICAN FILM MARKET FOR 2018 HONOLULU – Strengthening industry access for Hawaii’s creative entrepreneurs, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) announces selected fellows of the Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) Immersive Program who ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 26, 2018 CREATIVE LAB HAWAII MUSIC IMMERSIVE ARTISTS FEATURED ON FOX TRAILERS FOR TV SERIES “EMPIRE” AND “STAR” HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) congratulates Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive (CLHMI) Fellows, Faith Rivera and Olivia (LIIV) Cargile, on the placement of songs in two of ...
Read More Creative Lab Hawaii Music Immersive Artists Featured on FOX Trailers for TV Series “Empire” and “Star”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2018 HONOLULU – Under the Direction of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and its Creative Industries Division, Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) is set to begin its summer program for music and transmedia. CLH is welcoming songwriters and storytellers to join the program on the Big Island ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 31, 2018 HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) announces its 2018 Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) Media Programs in Screenwriting, Producing, Web Series and Ideation, which are expanding to Kauai, Maui and Hawaii islands. The application submission period is now open and ...
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Floor presentations at the Hawaii State Senate and House on Friday, January 26, 2018. We are grateful to Senator Lorraine R. Inouye, Senator Glenn Wakai and Representative Cindy Evans, Representative Jarrett Keohokalole and Representative Nicole E. Lowen for recognizing the importance of the Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) program for Hawaii creative entrepreneurs, as well as for acknowledging CLH participant Amy Bircher and CLH Executive Director, ...
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