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Blue Skies, palm trees, the ocean breeze coming off the crystal clear blue water, tropical sunshine and tropical rain forest are all the things that draw people to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, including TV and Film Producers. The old Hawaii 5-0, the new Hawaii 5-0, Magnum P.I., Lost, 50 First Dates, Pirates of the Caribbean, Bay Watch, and the Jurassic series are among the many successful productions filmed here in Hawaii. Unfortunately, Hawaii based productions are limited to our lush tropical surroundings. Location spending is typically amounted to well around 50% of total production cost. It is clear that Hawaii will progressively lose productions to other tropical locations that offer studio facilities. Hawaii offers location shoots only and the balance of the productions is done elsewhere. This is a loss of revenue for Hawaii because we do not have or offer the type of studio facilities that the Television and Film Industry requires to complete a project.
The Hawaii Film Office runs one of the sound stages/studios and production facility, which is owned and operated by the State of Hawaii. Although the Hawaii Film Office’s production facility is very functional and provides some production relief, it is only equipped to do one production at a time. The attempt to create a production and film stage, Aloha Film Studio on Maui and the Honu Film Studio on the Big Island has closed down for good. KyMoKi Entertainment Studios’ goal is to provide studio space to the local producers and creators of film, television and music while providing production relief for the bigger, more successful productions. It is also the goal to provide a creative and rehearsal space to the artist that needs a place to bring their talents to the next level or to the seasoned artist that just needs a place to rehearse.
Building music, television and film production studios is not new internationally but is relatively new in the U.S.A. , especially Hawaii. Louisiana’s 40% infrastructure credit was a key component in helping to underwrite a number of small studios and raise production from $10M in 2002 to over $500M in 2007. Michigan’s productions has increased from 5 or fewer features per year to 31 in 2008, representing $174M in expenditures, 41 features in 2009 representing $224M in expenditures and over 65 projects in 2010. New Mexico’s expenditures rose from $1.5M in 2001 to over $475M in 2007. The film industry in Georgia is the largest among the states of the United States for production of feature films by number of films produced as of 2016. Atlanta is the center of the film industry in Georgia. In the state’s fiscal year 2020, film production added $2.2B to the state’s economy. In its fiscal year 2019, Georgia was home to 399 productions, raking in $2.9B. These states found that building the type of studio facilities necessary to attract continuous production and build a sustainable film, music and television industry.
In Hawaii, the lure for producers of audio and visual content is incontrovertible. For over 50 years of television production and nearly 100 years of filmmaking, not to mention hundreds of commercials, production spending climbed from $135M in 2009 to over $390 million in 2010, Thanks in large part to Act88 tax credits. Georgia’s diverse geography, moderate climate, transportation infrastructure, modern amenities, and skilled film crews have long made it an attractive destination for film companies, but it was a major tax credit passed by the state legislature in 2008 that truly solidified Georgia’s film industry. The Big Island film office reports 9 movies shot and 9 TV shows in 2008 and is responsible for 2,998 direct jobs and $96.2M in wages in the State of Hawaii. The film and television industry help to support key Hawaii branding messages, provides economic benefits to the state, creates both tourism and non-tourism related local jobs and generates national and international media coverage that showcases Hawaii as an alluring visitor destination. Although, this is important, KyMoKi Entertainment Studios will offer an environment that will be able to offer productions the ability to build a production that can take you anywhere in the world right from the studio facility
KyMoKi Entertainment’s idea has designed a studio that will transport Hollywood to Maui. It is modeled after many music, film and television Studios in Los Angeles. KyMoKi Entertainment Studios expect to include the following:
KyMoKi Entertainment Inc. and Studios is dedicated to creating a creative environment that is affordable for the local productions. Creating a non-profit organization, Hawaii Entertainment and Production Incubator (HEPI) will help with this goal. Members of HEPI will have even more benefits at the KyMoKi Entertainment Studios that will help get their production and projects done or on a road to better success. KyMoKi Entertainment Studios will work together with HEPI and be education based. It is KyMoKi Entertainment:s plan to work with University of Hawaii by contributing to the educational system by providing internships and job opportunities to college students in the TV, Film and Music production, sales and marketing, public relations, fashion, cosmetology, Business management, Hospitality/Travel industry, architecture, construction, etc. Providing educational opportunities in the students selected field will benefit both the student and KyMoKi Entertainment Studios. KyMoKi Entertainment Studios’ education program plans to also provide classes in television, film and music production to help creators of the arts further their visions.
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