Creative Cow Contributing Editor: Robert Olague
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Robert Olague is a writer/producer with strong ties with both the local and Hollywood film and television industries. Olague is the founder and chairperson of the Hawaii Screenwriters Association (12 years). He is on the board of directors of the Film and Video Association of Hawaii (FAVAH).
He has worked closely with UH/Pacific New Media, the Hawaii International Film Festival and the Hawaii Film Office in the past to produce screenwriting panels, workshops, contests, etc., and was directly responsible for bringing to Hawaii top entertainment professionals (Academy Award writer William Kelly - Witness, Professor Richard Walters - Head of UCLA Screenwriting, Monte Merrick - Memphis Bell, etc.) Olague is presently assisting the UH/Pacific New Media in bringing to Hawaii Scott Greenberg of Creative Artists Agency in July 2002 (Agent - Ron Bass, Mark Protosevich, etc.).
Olague played a major/leading role in producing and developing The Maui Writers Conference's screenwriting division (first 3 years), which also involved bringing to Hawaii many of Hollywood's top entertainment professionals (Academy Award writer Eric Roth - Forrest Gump, Shane Black - Lethal Weapon, Joe Esterhaz - Basic Instinct, Writers Guild of America, etc).
Olague was the founder/producer and CEO of The Internet Movie Channel (6 years), a online Internet broadcast syndication service where he secured the Internet broadcast rights to more than 5,000 film and television titles that had been produced for major studios and networks (CBS, NBC, Sci-Fi Channel, USA Networks, TLC, ESPN, etc.)
Olague co-wrote, produced and directed one of, if not the first full-length feature film to be adapted to the Internet using existing films, integrated digitized multimedia applications and linear and non-linear writing called Interactive CyberMovies and went on to co-write, direct and produce a series of online adaptations with such stars as Mickey Rourke, Cheech Marin, Jim Carrey, etc. (Syndication: over 2 million Net users: Time Warner's/Oceanic Road Runner Service, MediaOne, Bell South, DSL, etc.) He produced the first 3D virtual interactive online theaters with fully integrated ecommerce and interactive cyber movies called The Hollywood Online Theaters.
Olague has conducted workshops and has spoken at conferences (Sony Studios, Maui Writers Conference, Streaming Media West-keynote Bill Gates, etc). He has conducted interviews (Caroline Thompson: Edward Scissorhands, The Addams Family, etc,) and has written articles for national screenwriting publications. He now produces an online television and film broadcast syndication site called ContentReps.com.
Articles by Robert Olague