Aloha Mai Kākou,

Now that we are carefully returning to our office buildings, we want to inform you of steps taken at the state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism’s Creative Industries Division (CID) to ensure the safety of business operations in our island community.

We want to thank all of you for your understanding and flexibility during these times. We’re trying to stay as “fluid” as possible while continuing to serve our creative community.


The CID and the Hawai‘i Film Office (HFO) are open to the public. If you wish to visit, or have an in-person meeting, please contact us and we can arrange a time to meet, either at our home office, or at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox. Our home office is located on the fifth floor at 250 S. Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI 96813.


Our facilities inside the Entrepreneurs Sandbox and Diamond Head Film Studio are open, and we highly recommend contacting us if you have any questions or wish to coordinate a tour of the facilities. The Diamond Head Studio is frequently occupied by active film productions, so access needs to be coordinated if a tour is requested.


For information on film permits, visit

For updates, please continue to visit this website and our respective websites at: and

The COVID-19 global crisis is constantly evolving. We remain hopeful that conditions continue to improve, and we appreciate your understanding as we all navigate through this period of recovery. We are monitoring the situation closely and will update our plans, as needed, based on what is best for the health and safety of our employees, community and industry.

Further, the following links provide necessary up-to-the-minute details related to the virus as well as important recovery information:

Please be well and stay safe.
– Georja Skinner, Chief Officer