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Kona Science Cafe Presents Honua Studios

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Kona Science Cafe Presents Honua Studios

Time: October 1, 2018 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Location: Honua Studios
Street: 73-4855 Kanalani Street
City/Town: Kailua Kona
Website or Map:…
Phone: 808-989-0977
Event Type: presentation, networking
Organized By: Rod Hinman
Latest Activity: Sep 11, 2018

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Event Description

Kona Science Cafe: Honua Studios and the GVS Accelerator

When: Monday, October 1, 2018, 5 p.m.
Where: On site at Honua Studios with a tour (Note this is a different location than normal ! )
Presenter: Derek Hall, Managing Director, Honua Studios

Several years ago, newly-formed Honua Studios came to Kona Science Café to describe their studio and the partnership with the State of Hawaii and the County of Hawaii that created the Global Virtual Studio Transmedia Accelerator program. Since that time, Honua Studios has grown and supported a number of film projects on Hawai`i Island. The GVS Accelerator has mentored three cohorts of film and other storytelling projects.

Join us this month on site at Honua Studios for an update on the progress that the company has made and how the accelerator program has impacted media projects in Hawai`i. Derek Hall will also discuss the latest project to hit the theaters: RUNNING FOR GRACE, a feature film recently released in Hawai`i and on the mainland. We will also get a tour of the Honua Studios facility, including green stage and production rooms.

Derek Hall is Managing Director of Honua Studios. He has an eclectic background that ranges from military service and government work all the way to producing and creating content. He has experience working and producing independent projects like RUNNING FOR GRACE as well as working on blockbuster features such as JURASSIC WORLD 2 and Netflix’s TRIPLE FRONTIERS by providing post production and data connectivity services as well as facility management, negotiations and operations.

Based out of Kona, Hawai`i, Honua Studios is the largest Independent studio in the State and includes the state’s largest green screen stage, sound, post and VFX facilities. Honua Studios is also the main hub of Global Virtual Studio (GVS).

The GVS Transmedia Accelerator is a public-private initiative between the State of Hawai`i, the County of Hawai`i and a pool of private investors. The Program utilizes disciplined development models, mentorship and coaching relationships, seed financing, and synergistic collaboration to empower Hawaii’s creative entrepreneurs to launch original transmedia franchises.

The Program also facilitates workshops, seminars and showcase events - engaging with the broader entertainment and innovation community. The Accelerator facility at Honua Studios is also the site of the GVS Co-Work Space, a mosh pit of creativity where startups, individual creatives and established entertainment companies work side by side.

After the presentation, we will have pupus, drinks, and conversation. We are informal and it is potluck, so please bring a pupu and non-alcoholic beverage to share. Reusable plates and cups are encouraged, as is taking home your own trash.


5:00-5:15 p.m. Gather and Networking
5:15-6:15 p.m. Tour and Presentation
6:15-7:30 p.m. More Networking

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