Movies Made in Hawai'i
These films have QUADRUPLED Hawai’i’s film revenue – we have grown from a $100 Million industry to a nearly $500 Million industry with 2018 being our biggest year yet. Film tax incentives are necessary to remain competitive as a film location.
Hawai’i’s TV and Film industry plays a starring role in the State’s creative economy.
In fact, there has been a large economic boost in movie-making growth bringing in more than $1,036,000,000 in production spend to the State.
Our small businesses across the islands also benefit, with hundreds of vendors utilized on each production. But, we can do better.
Productions receive crucial State tax incentives…but, the competition is fierce. Other States and countries are ratcheting up the incentives and many States are eliminating or raising annual production caps. Hawai’i can’t afford to lose out.
Film brings more local jobs. Film brings increased revenue for small businesses. Film brings good, living wages. Film brings a better future for Hawai’i. It’s time to step it up!See The Data
Here Are Some Points to Consider
Clean & Green
We are a clean, green industry. We improve the communities we work in by fixing structures, parks and roads. Upgrades that the State doesn’t have to pay for.
THOUSANDS of Jobs
We provide good-paying jobs to THOUSANDS of workers in the industry and those businesses whose workers support our industry.
Benefit to Our Economy
HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of film dollars infuse our economy for over a year before a single rebate is paid out.
We benefit from BILLIONS of dollars in marketing to the State and the Visitor Industry when a film or TV series is shown around the world.
We encourage STATEWIDE FILMING by adding additional incentives for filming on the neighbor islands.
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Keeping Hawai’i Business Local
Crew Members of Hawaii's Film Industry Speak On The FILM TAX CREDIT'S Effect On Hawai'i's Economy
Positive Impact on Our Local Economy
Here's the newest video on the impact Film has on Hawai'i businesses across the State
"It's great to have the film industry here, because they buy things from us ... that helps increase our sales, and by increasing our sales, it keeps our people employed & creates new jobs."Steven AiPresident & CEO - City Mill
"The movie industry has been really important to us."Connie SmallsOwner & President of Plywood Hawai'i
"People have definitely told us that they come just because we're one of the most filmed locations on the planet."John MorganPresident of Kualoa Ranch