Mayor Billy Kenoi and representatives of the Hawaii County and State government gathered today for the “digital ribbon cutting” of Honua Studios in Kona and the state-wide GVS Transmedia Accelerator Program

The Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation, The Creative Industries Department and The County of Hawaii are supporting the GVS Transmedia Accelerator in an effort to encourage film-makers and media producers to find funding and facilities without having to leave the state.

The Global Virtual Studio or “GVS” Transmedia Accelerator will accept six entrepreneurial teams into the intensive program each year and will provide them with the seed capital and mentors to develop their startup franchises into successful businesses.

Applications open April 11th to May 9th. visit for more information.

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