ALL ACTORS! FILMMAKERS! CREW MEMBERS!
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Hawaii's Neighbor Island Motion Picture Industry Need Your Help!
SUPPORT HB2610 TO PASS THROUGH THE SENATE!
97% of all the film industry work available in Hawai'i is ONLY available on the island of Oahu.
There are 3 other islands that have film making communities but Oahu blocks any chance of work going to them. Is that fair? Are Kauai, Hawaii and Maui slaves to the state of Oahu? Why are they blocking work from their brothers and sisters on the neighbor islands?
The motion picture industry in Hawai’i is a vital growth sector which diversifies the islands primarily tourist based economy. Television shows such as HAWAII 5-0, LOST and big-budget feature films like JURASSIC WORLD, HEREAFTER, GODZILLA and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN pump millions of dollars into our economy. Less than 3% of neighbor island citizens get the opportunity to work on major Oahu projects. Any major film/TV production that wants to work on any of the islands like Kauai, Hawaii and Maui, Oahu has to give its consent. If Oahu says no, productions can only shoot where they give clearances. Why are we on the islands of Kauai, Hawaii and Maui systematically cut out of every work opportunity?
Positive steps have to be taken to create fair and balanced job opportunities for all neighbor island citizens throughout Hawai'i!
It's been well known that this has been a problem for years and the time to change it begins NOW! Must Oahu labor continue to invade and take away jobs from it's neighbor Island brothers and sisters? They say our "infrastructure" is weak yet how can we develop when any chance for work is constantly stripped away from us and all the work is given to Oahu? Help us send a positive message to our leaders and let them know that neighbor island citizens are professional, competitive and hard working people that can positively contribute to the local economy and the state of Hawaii
HELP NEIGHBOR ISLAND CITIZENS REGAIN THEIR FREEDOM BY SIGNING THIS PETITION FOR HB2610!
HB2610, which has already passed the Ways and Means/House of Representatives committees and is on its way to the Senate, supports the local neighbor island citizens by requiring any film or TV production to make reasonable efforts to hire at least 60% of the behind the scenes work crew from the county in which the film's qualified costs are incurred.
Neighbor island citizens of Kauai, Hawaii and Maui are professional, competitive and hard working people that can positively contribute to the local economy and the state of Hawaii. By helping ensure the hires are conducted in a balanced manner, our talent and capabilities will improve, businesses that directly support the motion picture industry will thrive and more TV/Film content will emerge from the islands to continue to entertain and promote Hawai'i as the world’s premier visitor destination and film/TV production mecca.
If you are in the film industry or want to see justice done for local men and women that are looking for a chance to simply work in an industry they love near their families to make an honest contribution to their state economy, please share this petition and use the hashtag #LightsCameraAloha
when posting anything cause-related to production in Kauai, Hawaii and Maui.
Friends of Neighbor Island Film Group
Friends of Neighbor Islands Movie And Television Consortium
Code 10 Productionshttp://bit.ly/SignHB2610