Find updates on the Oklahoma film + music industries!
Find updates on the Oklahoma film + music industries!
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Watch Now! Episode One of OF+MO's New FREE Video Series
Watch episode one of our new Pivotal Work: Early Access FREE video series! "Making Music Videos in Oklahoma" explores the intersection of music and film production in Oklahoma with panelists Reagan Elkins of Intellego Media, and Maggie McClure and Shane Henry of the Americana duo The Imaginaries, moderated by our office's Outreach & Production Manager, Yousef Kazemi. Click here to read their bios!
“The Pivotal Work: Early Access Series” was safely recorded with social distancing measures in place at Del City’s Castle Row Studios with production company The Visual Brain.
Intro song credit: "All Is Quiet" by Graham Colton.
Additional videos will be released monthly through March 2021. Be sure to subscribe here to our e-blasts and follow us on social media (@okfilmmusic) to find out more information and release dates!
Scene Skeleton Video Series
Season one now streaming!
JR Now Webinar
Now streaming!
Oklahoma Songwriters Festival
Songwriting Workshop now streaming!
Pivotal Work: Early Access Series
Episode one now streaming!
ALISON NAIFEH | locations scout manager
The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO)’s “Oklahoma Film + Music Spotlight” features various filmmakers, musicians and industry leaders who have experienced the positive benefits of making film and music in Oklahoma.
December's Spotlight features Alison Naifeh, a locations scout manager in Oklahoma, talking about the growing film industry in Oklahoma and why the state is so unique for film productions.
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The Oklahoma Film + Music Office's "Innovation Insight” series profiles a variety of Oklahoma film and music professionals who have found creative ways to continue their craft or businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we continue adjusting in these uncharted waters, our creatives around the state continue finding innovative ways to use technology and we agree with their mindset: “The show must go on”.
December’s Innovation Insight features the Chickasha Economic Development Council, who partnered with local professionals to boost the popular annual holiday attraction, the Chickasha Festival of Light, in an innovative marketing strategy. This collaborative project included film and music artists, including Oklahoma duo The Imaginaries (Maggie McClure and Shane Henry), and music video producer Reagan Elkins of Intellego Media. The music video for The Imaginaries’ new holiday single “Hometown Christmas” featuring the Chickasha Festival of Light released November 2020 and has gleamed national and global recognition. 2020 has presented an opportunity to increase innovation and Chickasha Economic Development Council has demonstrated the effectiveness and marketing potential of city leadership collaborating with local businesses and local tourist attractions, in addition to these film and music professionals. Efforts made by the council have resulted in fresh attention for this annual, open-air holiday event. 
Seriesfest and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office Announces Open Call for Pitch-A-Thon Roadshow
SeriesFest, the nation’s premier episodic non-profit organization located in Denver, Colorado, in partnership with the OF+MO, announces the opening of submissions for Pitch-A-Thon Roadshow. SeriesFest’s popular Pitch-A-Thon program is hitting the road as the Pitch-A-Thon Roadshow. Independent content creators will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive virtual pitch session highlighting the state of Oklahoma with top television, new media and digital executives in hopes of moving their projects forward. Applications are open now and run through January 22, 2021, with rolling deadlines and fees.
MetroTech Offering Free Certification Program
Due to the pandemic, a new department of health & safety team members and COVID Compliance Officers are necessary for film and television production to continue. MetroTech is offering a free certification program on December 17 to eligible applicants to provide education on the virus and the most current health and safety information relevant to the community of filmmakers, producers, crew and industry professionals. Students will learn steps for developing a job specific COVID safety plan to ensure that everyone on the cast and crew – from the lead actor to the makeup artist to the truck driver – follows social distancing and sanitation guidelines. This course is recommended for producers, supervisors, on-set leaders, coordinators, health & safety team members (including COVID teams and Compliance Officers), and general production staff.
Image credit: Zachary Burns
New Film Production and Music Workshops Launching in December
The Film Education Institute of Oklahoma (FEIO), alongside its partners, Nathan Gardocki Productions (NGP) and Castle Row Studios, are launching a series of film production and music workshops in December designated to help Oklahoma City residents that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants that are interested in retraining to work in one of Oklahoma’s fastest growing industries have the opportunity to learn from over thirty industry professionals in the fields of screenwriting, producing, film production, post-production and songwriting. Students will receive hands-on training with industry standard equipment from seasoned professionals that perform these jobs on a daily bases.
"Climate of the Hunter" Celebrates Theatrical Release
Dark Star Pictures is proud to announce the limited theatrical release of “Climate of the Hunter” on December 18, 2020. From acclaimed Oklahoma filmmaker Mickey Reece, the film tells the story of two sisters pitted against each other as they vie for the affections of a man who may or may not be a vampire. Current theatrical markets for the film include Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Winchester, Columbus, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, where it will show at Circle Cinema. Additional cities will be announced ahead of the film’s digital release on January 12, which includes platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, Direct TV, Vudu, Dish Network and all major cable providers. “Climate of the Hunter” was filmed in Welling, Oklahoma, last year, featured all local cast and crew, and utilized the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program.

New  Projects in the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Queue
OF+MO is pleased to announce four new projects and one project with a new start date that have all been pre-qualified to utilize Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program. Due to safety and public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, some productions have temporarily modified or suspended their production dates in Oklahoma. New production dates will be provided as soon as possible by those productions.

New + Updated Projects
  • "Deadly Seduction" - December 2, 2020
  • "Deadly Dorm" - December 3, 2020 (new start date)
  • "Guardians of Time" - January 17, 2021
  • "Help Wanted" - January 23, 2021
  • "Black Bags" - March 9, 2021
Please note that these dates are subject to change pending the production’s compliance with the benchmarks and administrative rules for the rebate program. For a current listing of films in the rebate queue, please visit the Filming in Oklahoma page of our website. For a current listing of films in the rebate queue, please visit the Filming in Oklahoma page of our website.
Find crew and casting calls in Oklahoma on the jobs page of our website!⁠ Have one? Send it to us at
TONIGHT! Water from the Rock Productions Presents the Virtual Concert “Christmas with You” Michael Fields, Jr. & Friends
The Oklahoma Film and Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to sponsor “Christmas with You” Michael Fields Jr. & Friends virtual concert, presented by Water from the Rock Productions, TONIGHT, December 11. Michael Fields, Jr., a Tulsa-based international recording artist, bassist and founder of Water on the Rock Productions, is bringing together a celebrated list of local, regional, national and international cross-genre jazz musicians with styles ranging from smooth, contemporary and modern, to pop and r&b, for a special virtual Christmas concert. The livestream event is set to take place TONIGHT, December 11, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. and will be accessible via the “Christmas with You” Facebook event page and Michael Fields, Jr.’s YouTube channel. 

Watch Now! Journal Record’s Now Webinar Series Further Explores Career Opportunities in the Oklahoma Film Industry
The Journal Record (JR) Now Webinar Series is a free, weekly online discussion. OF+MO was proud to participate for a second time on November 13 with “Take 2: Getting Started with Your Career in Oklahoma Film”. Watch this episode now, which further explores Oklahoma’s camera-ready workforce development with unique perspectives highlighting the state’s training and education programs as well as the immediate employment needs of current film and television productions filming in the Sooner State.

Photo credit: Dwayne Crismas
Horton Records Rock ’N Folk ’N (no) Chili Cook-Off Offers Socially Distanced In-person and Streaming Options
OF+MO was proud to be a presenter of this year’s Horton Records Rock ’N Folk ’N (no) Chili Cook-Off. In its seventh year, the Rock ’N Folk ’N (no) Chili Cook-Off hosted a blended event, with a sold-out limited-capacity in-person event and a virtual component that streamed to an estimated 30,000 viewers. Featuring live music from Tulsa musicians Nightingale, Brad Absher & The Superials, Jacob Tovar and Paul Benjamin’s Sunday Nite Thing, they were able to pay their musicians, production crew, gig workers and music venue a total of $10,000, and raised $19,000 for future Oklahoma music projects and events. Stay tuned! Portions of the event will be presented in the future on NPR Music Live Sessions, courtesy of Live From Cain's.
Watch Now! Oklahoma Songwriters Festival's Songwriting Panel
OF+MO was proud to once again sponsor the fifth annual Oklahoma Songwriters Festival (OSF), presented by Grand Casino Hotel & Resort. Going virtual this year, the event began with a free Songwriting Panel., moderated by Nathan Poppe, featuring songwriters Lee Miller, Blair Daly alongside Zac Maloy. The festival concluded with a ticketed virtual Songwriter Showcase live-streamed via the platform from the Grand Casino main stage with no audience.
Click the image to learn watch Oklahoma Songwriters Festival's Songwriting Panel.
“There has never been a better time to work in the film industry in Oklahoma. Our political leaders understand the value of the industry to the state; local and outside investors and studios recognize the financial opportunity offered here; our crew members are more experienced, better trained, and more frequently employed than any other state; and, the world is starving for interesting, entertaining new content. Come join the fun!” 
recording studio
Blackwatch Studios has your holiday playlist covered with their nine (so far!) Oklahoma Christmas albums entitled "A Blackwatch Christmas", presented by Fowler VW. Over the years, the albums have featured every genre, including pop, country, hip-hop and more! Listen to all nine on Bandcamp or Spotify.
Nestled in the heart of its downtown district, the Visit Shawnee Offices are a film-friendly location featuring a mid-century modern exterior with a blend of retro and contemporary interior design furnishings. The property boasts office spaces, a multi-functional conference room and an on-site kitchen, which formerly showcased a local cooking show. The building, once home to Oklahoma Natural Gas, now houses offices for Visit Shawnee, the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and technology company Astro Panda. The proximity of the location to nearby Oklahoma City makes this office building a desirable fit for filmmakers in this region, including the feature film “Out of Exile”, which recently filmed several scenes at this location and others in the City of Shawnee. OF+MO is very thankful to Stacy Cramer Moore of Visit Shawnee for submitting this location and several others in the community for inclusion in our Oklahoma Locations Directory.

If you are interested in showcasing your community or featuring your location in the Oklahoma Locations Directory, please contact Yousef Kazemi at or visit our website for more information.
As the entertainment industry continues to flourish both globally and here in Oklahoma, the need for the continued development and expansion of our local film industry workforce and companies is critical. Click here to learn more about ways you can plug in to the industry and start your careers now!
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OKLAHOMA FILM + MUSIC OFFICE APP to explore and connect with Oklahoma's talented crew, accommodating support services, diverse locations and legendary musicians. For more information, visit the iTunes Store.

Stay Connected with Your Legislator
Connect with your local area state legislators at or by using the Oklahoma Legislative Guide for the 57th Legislature app, which provides current contact information and photos of each representative. This free app is provided by the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC). Find it in the app store.

About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Created in 1979, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma's film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office please visit
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