Sunday, January 18, 2015
Film and Television Industry Spent $223 Million in Hawaii in 2014
According to Donne Dawson, the Hawaii Film Commissioner, the film and television industry spent a total of $223 million in productions in 2014. This is a slight decrease from the $228 million that was spent in 2013 or the $245.6 million that was spent in 2012. Dawson commented, "I don't think there's a way to explain (the drop), really. We did have a project that was slated for 2014 that pushed to 2015. If it hadn't, the figure would have been significantly higher. These things happen for a variety of reasons. It's the nature of the industry." Dawson added that she does not anticipate much growth in spending in 2015.