Next meeting: Wednesday, January 4,
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Pacific Club
1451 Queen Emma Street, Honolulu 96813
We all know the film industry and we all love film.
We know that it pumps $300 million into the state's economy every year and
creates thousands of well-paying jobs in the creative sector. On top of that,
we know that it provides millions of dollars of free advertising for Hawai'i,
advertising that we could not otherwise afford.
But what does it take to support this industry? How
do we remain competitive on a global scale? How can we sustain and grow film
for our Island state? Our state film commissioner will offer her insight and
expertise on how to take Hawai'i to the billion dollar level. It's not just the
POWER of the well-crafted, well-executed story that leads to success, it's
efficiently managed tax credit and film permit programs. It's proper and
effective levels of staffing and funding. It's providing the right kind of
support for production and securing the right kind of support from government
policy makers It's a community that understands and supports this industry.
Donne Dawson has spent more than 15 years
building Hawai‘i’s film industry and being an advocate for Hawai‘i’s growing
creative talent pool. During her tenure the film and digital media industry has
generated nearly $4 billion for the state's economy. The Hawai‘i Film Office is
responsible for facilitating all film, television and digital media production
throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
Dawson’s office administers the consolidated
statewide permitting system and the production tax credit program for film. Her
office also manages the 7.5-acre Hawai‘i Film Studio at Diamond Head, home of
Hawai‘i 5-0, now in its 7th season. During the time that Dawson has managed the
state’s film office, she has provided a voice for the industry nationally and
internationally; within state government and throughout our community.
She was instrumental in securing, implementing and
managing the state’s first tax credit program, launched in 2006 during the
industry’s most globally competitive climate and the state’s most economically
challenging period. Dawson has also secured more than $14 million in capital
improvement funds for much-needed renovations at the Hawai‘i Film Studio, the
only state owned and operated studio in the country. Currently Dawson is
working with a team of Hawaiian Media Makers to establish the first Native
Hawaiian protocol guide for media making in the Hawaiian Islands.
HERE to pay online with Pay
Pal or a credit card, or mail your check to
Baerbel Miller @ 933 Kapoho Place, Honolulu,HI 96825.
Baerbel's phone is 808-396-9324 should you have any questions or
DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS: 12:00 Noon Thursday,
December 29, 2016