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Film Festival offers new labsUPDATED 8:41 AM HST Sep 16, 2013Video Transcript
The Honolulu International Film Festival is coming up--- and this year-- there are some NEW creative labs-- to help boost the growth of Hawaii's creative content history. Hear to tell us MORE about this-- is HIFF Director, Robert Lamebth-- and the Chief Officer of the Hawaii Film Office, Georja Skinner. HONOLULU - Hawai'i International Film Festival , Hawai'i's premier international film event - together with the Creative Industries Division of the Hawai'i state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism - is launching new tracks in Screenwriting and Broadband Content as part of Creative Lab, which will hold Accelerator Programs in each of these two areas during HIFF in October in order to accelerate the growth of Hawai'i's creative content industry. Through hands-on mentorship, panels and workshops taught by mentors from across the globe in writing, acting, music, new media and finance, Creative Lab provides trepreurs with the business ancative ill sets necessary to profit from e intellectual property and pand their distribution channels. "Our viois establish Hawaii as a nter of creative developme, providing business opportunities in dia, music and the arts," said Robert mbeth, HIFF deputy rector. "The pgram ovides an environment connect, collaborate and create contentor port on multiple atforms, through guidance from industry aders who are committed to mentoring tan" id CID chief officer, Georja Skinner. An pressive cltn of ganizations and rec partners is collaboranto expand e scope of the Creative Labrogram, which was unched at HIFF in 2012. ading instry ganizations rticipating in the program include the Writers Guild of America, West Screen Actors ild-American Federation Telision and Radio tists SAG Indie; Hai ademy of Recording tists the Sta of Hawai'i lm Office and Hawai'i's county Film Offices.