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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DIVISION DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR LUIS P. SALAVERIA DIRECTOR GEORJA SKINNER CHIEF OFFICER, CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DIVISION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 24, 2017 CREATIVE LAB HAWAII ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS AND COACHES FOR 2017 MUSIC IMMERSIVE CONNECTING SONGWRITERS WITH FILM & TV INDUSTRY Nā Hōkū Hanohano Winner, Amanda Frazier, ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2017 CREATIVE LAB HAWAII MUSIC IMMERSIVE PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS September Music Immersive Program Held Immediately Following the Hawaii Songwriting Festival Deadline for Submissions: July 28, 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 ...
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For Immediate Release: December 5, 2016 HONOLULU—Hawaii is the focus of a multi-page special section in the December issue of Hemispheres, the in-flight magazine of United Airlines. Dossier, Hemispheres’ Economic Development series, features Hawaii with in an in-depth overview, including showcasing unique initiatives that shape the state’s industry and commerce, as well as its influence ...
Read More Hawaii Featured in December Issue of United Airlines’ Hemispheres Magazine, Dossier

  The Creative Industries Division partnered with FLUX Magazine on a Hawaii Pop-Up shop on the culturally vibrant enclave of Abbott Kinney in Venice, California. The event, which took place from September 1-5 in the area also known as “Silicon Beach”, during the highly trafficked period of Labor Day weekend, promoted Hawaii’s creative talent, including ...
Read More CID partner with FLUX Magazine on Pop-Up shop in Venice, California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 7, 2016 Media contacts: Lesa Griffith Tel: 808-532-8712 Email: [email protected] Christine Hirasa, DBEDT Tel: 808-587-9006, mobile 808-286-9017 Email: [email protected] HoMA AND DBEDT TEAM UP TO OFFER BRANDING WORKSHOP FOR UPCOMING CREATIVES   Star jewelry designer Bliss Lau and brand strategist Jasmine Takanikos lead workshop and free talk   WHAT:Centering Your Brand: ...
Read More HoMA and CID/DBEDT team up to offer branding workshop for upcoming creatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2016                                                                                                                        FLUX Hawaii General Store to Pop Up in Venice, California + Nella Media Group and Klick Communications to Then “Lei Over” in the Big Apple Honolulu, Hawaii – The FLUX Hawaii General Store, presented by Hawaiian Airlines, will pop up on “the coolest block in America,” Abbot Kinney Boulevard ...
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Attention Content Creators! Beginning August 25, 2016, GVS Accelerator will begin accepting application for exceptional projects for their Cycle 3 Co-hort.   Click below to learn more about the application process. http://www.gvsaccelerator.com/cycle-3-applications/

Creative Lab Hawaii is now accepting applications: Immersive Program Writers Immersive (March 13 – March 17. 2017) Producers Immersive (March 20 – March 24, 2017) Deadline for Writers Immersive and Producers Immersive: December 23, 2016 Web-Series Immersive (June 05 – June 09, 2017) Animation Immersive (June 12 – June 16, 2017) Deadline for Web-Series Immersive ...
Read More Call for Submissions – Creative Lab Hawaii – 2017 Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2016 DBEDT’S CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND CREATIVE LAB HAWAII TO SPEAK AT CREATIVE WORLD SUMMIT WASHINGTON D.C., JULY 27 – 28, 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 ...
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