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Casting Call

Casting for series pilot Teaser. Submit by 2/10/2020. Filming Feb 20, 21, and 22 in Captain Cook area. Non- paid rehearsal for those wanting to attend on 19th. Please send color photos(phone camera okay) one of headshot and one full length. Reels if you have them, or just a short video introducing yourself. Gen Callahan […]


Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH), founded by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID), will host an Indigenous Storytellers Panel and Discussion on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Coinciding with an intensive CLH Weekend Ideation Program for Indigenous Storytellers, the free public panel will be held at Hawaii Pacific University […]

Big Island well represented as Creative Lab Hawaii selects fellows to attend 2019 American Film Market

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s Creative Industries Division selected seven fellows from Creative Lab Hawaii to participate in the 2019 American Film Market. Fellows from Creative Lab Hawaii’s immersive producing and screenwriting programs will use the event as an opportunity to network with industry members, pitch their film ideas, and learn more […]

See Oscar winning ‘Free Solo’ for free!

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting a free movie screening later this month. Free Solo, Oscar winner of Best Documentary, will be screened at the West Hawai‘i Civic Center on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at 10 a.m. The movie will be shown in County Council Chambers, Bldg. A and is open […]

Great screenwriting opportunity at Universal

The Universal Writers Program identifies up-and-coming and experienced screenwriters with unique points of view that build upon the Studio’s commitment to telling stories and creating films that reflect the vast diversity of our audiences. The only feature film program sanctioned by the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW), the Program develops storytellers who organically incorporate […]

Apply to the ‘Ohina Filmmakers Lab

The ‘Ohina Filmmakers Lab is an annual screenwriting immersive designed to build a fellowship of talented, local filmmakers and give them the opportunity to learn from the best working screenwriters and filmmakers today. The goal of the ‘Ohina team is to support and develop selected short scripts to help launch our fellows’ careers.  Deadline to […]

Artists in Hawaii encouraged to submit work to the Hawaii Craftsmen Statewide Exhibition

Artists residing in Hawaii are invited to enter traditional or non-traditional crafts. The exhibition is open to residents of Hawaii for artworks in the categories of clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media. Entries must be of original design and created independently within the last two years. Online registration opens Monday, July 15. […]

Running For Grace debuts on Netflix

Shot right here on the Big Island, you can now catch Running for Grace on Netflix!

Good Pitch Hawai’i opens call for pitch proposals

Local change makers and media producers: Are you looking for creative collaborators, outreach, funding and/or distribution partners to create media projects with impact? Good Pitch Local Hawai’i is a pitching and networking program aimed at generating support for media projects that raise awareness and propose solutions for challenging problems facing our islands. The curated pitches […]

We’ve got the best zoo in Hawaii

The Reader’s Digest has named the County of Hawai‘i’s Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo the best zoo in the State of Hawai’i, as part of a review of zoos around the United States. Here’s what they wrote: “Think you have to book a trip to South America to venture through a rainforest in real life? Think again. […]

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