Hawaii: A Film, Television and Digital Paradise

By Georja Skinner, Chief Officer, Creative Industries Division, State of Hawaii Next year, Hawaii will celebrate 100 years of theatrical film production in the islands, honoring the legacy that has provided the foundation for Hawaii’s film, television and digital media industry today.

From Thomas Edison’s first motion pictures filmed in Honolulu and Lahaina in 1898, …Read more…

Digital and Independent Media Revolution in Hawaii

By Todd J. Robertson Guest Columnist Over the last several years, much of the expansion in entertainment media has been fueled by interactive and digital media.

In 2004, gaming was a $10.3-billion industry domestically. By 2011, the industry had grown to $65 billion worldwide and is poised to continue this pattern in the years ahead.

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