Senate Bill 318

Location: Hawaii
Members: 66
Latest Activity: Mar 7

Senate Bill: SB 318
Report Title: Business development in Hawaii; Motion Picture, digital Media and film production tax credit.


Amends the motion picture, digital media, and film production tax credits to increase the tax credits to unspecified percentages and dollar amounts and to provide additional non-refundable tax credits for qualified media infrastructure projects in certain qualifying counties; provides an additional tax credit for qualified special or visual effects and animation production costs; raises the tax credit caps to unspecified amounts. Effective 7/1/2011

***WE NEED your Testimony and your presense for this to work!***
Submit testimony as follows:
EMAIL:  For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to:


Click Here to submit testimony

 Downloadable Template for your testimony.


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Lace Up for the Next Round!

It's very important that we don't get discouraged! Significant legislation often takes more than one session.  Let's address any "weaknesses" in the bill and submit a "new and improved version in…Continue

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Comment by Brenna A Charlebois on April 5, 2011 at 7:21pm

Elizabeth, this is very well written.  Thank you for sharing the truth so poignantly..  I hope this encourages everyone to take action, write our Legislator's and make it to the Capitol tomorrow at 3....whatever it takes!  This is an incredible opportunity that will not happen again.. don't let it pass us by.  Hawaii needs this!

I will be flying in from Maui and looking forward to meeting everyone at this auspicious moment in Hawaiian history!  It's not over yet though, the Bill passes back to House and Senate for revisions and

final vote... Please KEEP WRITING IN SUPPORT OF SB318!

Comment by Hawaii Film Industry on April 5, 2011 at 7:15am
Looking forward to seeing everyone there at the state capitol building tomorrow.
Comment by Hawaii Film Industry on April 4, 2011 at 10:33pm

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We absolutely NEED your words to be available for these legislators to become aware of the need for jobs in our local film industry here in the State of Hawaii and not elsewhere. 
Please follow the steps below and... make yourself heard. Otherwise, Future film industry jobs will slow to a trickle . Plain & simple!
Thank you,
Branscombe Richmond 
Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 2 copies to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony. See More

Comment by Hawaii Film Industry on April 4, 2011 at 9:18pm

Relativity Media and Hawaii State Legislators have already made several moves. Now is our turn to make a move.

Aloha HAN members,

          This news is HOT off the press, just in today. SB318 IS ON THE MOVE AGAIN.

Wednesday April 6, 2011 @ 4pm will be the LAST public hearing for SB318. This will be the last chance we have for them to hear from the actors. The time is here for us to be seen and heard. Your support is needed in order to make a powerful statement to our state legislators so they will see how many actors and filmmakers want to have more productions come to Hawaii creating more jobs for all of us. 

Here's what we need to make sure this bill stays on course to being passed. 

1.) All HAN members to submit a testimony via the Hawaii State Legislator Website or send to and we will make sure they get there. If you have already submitted a testimony to HAN via email, you do not have to do again. We still have them ready for submission. 

Downloadable Sample Template for your testimony.

2.) We need as many HAN members to meet us at the state capitol on Wednesday April 6, 2011 @ 3pm by house conference room 308.

3.) If anyone will have challenges getting there because of transportation, please post in the Senate Bill 318 group and some of our members will help you to get there. Let's all pull together HAN members to make this happen.

We want all of you to be there to share and witness this historic piece of legislation that will help build the future of Hawaii's film industry.

The press will most likely be there so dress for an interview.

Be ready to celebrate with us after it has passed this step, guided by the HAWAII ACTORS. 

See all of you at the state capitol building 
Wednesday April 6, 2011 @ 3pm. 

Remember: Our state legislators will always make sure they do the right thing for the people of Hawaii. When they are working on a bill as important as this one, they like to hear from the taxpayers in order to assure them that they are on the right track to doing the job you want them to do. If they don't hear from YOU then that could possibly give them a message that there is little to no intrest of film productions bringing work to Hawaii. Your presence and testimony is EXTREMELY important.    


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Comment by Teddy Wells on March 24, 2011 at 1:15pm
Comment by Teddy Wells on March 24, 2011 at 10:12am
Good point Jo-ann, would you be so kind to write something for us that may work better. I can change the template anytime. Looking forward to your response. Thank You
Comment by Jo-Ann Marie Adams on March 24, 2011 at 9:40am
If you want to get more people to testify in writing, you should give them something they can cut, paste and modify.  Your template requires too much work.  Those of us who testify a lot share our testimony and/or a list of talking points.  The easier you make it, the more likely people are to participate.
Comment by Wayne Ward on March 22, 2011 at 9:10pm

Bravo!  It's all moving forward! Thank you for keeping us informed!


Comment by Andrea Stephanie McPherson on March 22, 2011 at 5:26pm

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