DIRECTOR'S NOTE 
Please note: The Oklahoma Film + Music Office will be closed December 25-26 in observance of the Christmas holiday, and January 1 in observance of New Years Day.
JOIN OF+MO AT THESE EVENTS
Sundance Film Festival
Park City, UT | January 24 - February 3
OF+MO event January 25
OKLAHOMA FILM + MUSIC SPOTLIGHT
Andrew Erwin, Film Director
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 Andrew Erwin, Co-Director of “I Can Only Imagine”, which filmed in Oklahoma utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program. Erwin discusses how impressed he was by the abundance of talented local crew that was available and the incredible locations, and how he felt adopted into the community allowing him to feel like Oklahoma was a home away from home.  Click the image to watch this month's spotlight video.
FILM + MUSIC NEWS
"To The Stars" to Make World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival
Filmed entirely in Oklahoma, “To The Stars” will make its world premiere as an official selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film is set in 1960’s Oklahoma and centers on the powerful friendship forged between a shy farmer’s daughter and the reckless new girl in town. Utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, “To The Stars” created over 175 local jobs and was predominantly filmed in Enid, Oklahoma, with additional filming in the cities of Wakita, Kremlin, Hennessey, Pond Creek, Perry and Bartlesville. READ MORE
Oklahoma Feature Film "Wildlife" Receives Independent Spirit Awards and Critics' Choice Awards Nominations
OF+MO wishes to congratulate Paul Dano, Carey Mulligan, Diego Garcia and the complete cast and crew of "Wildlife" for their Independent Spirit Awards nominations for Best First Feature, Best Female Lead and Best Cinematography. Additionally to Ed Oxenbould on his Critics' Choice Awards nomination for Best Young Actor/Actress. Filmed primarily in Oklahoma utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, the production of “Wildlife” created nearly 300 local jobs with over $2 million spent in Oklahoma directly impacting the state’s economy. READ MORE

Click the image to watch the trailer for
"Wildlife".

Back row, left to right: Brent Ryan Green, Producer; Tava Maloy Sofsky, Director of OF+MO; Tommy Blaze, Writer/Actor; State Representative Nicole Miller; Jamie Grace, singer/actress; Kim Caplinger, Oklahoma Department of Tourism; Front row, left to right: Actresses Mia Damico, Brie Duplechain & Raya Sunshine Mullan
Pure Flix Begins Filming of Streaming Series "The Beverlys" in Oklahoma
Pure Flix Entertainment and OF+MO are pleased to announce the start of production on the comedy series “The Beverlys” in Oklahoma. Utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program, “The Beverlys” is an eight-episode original, scripted family comedy filming entirely in northern Oklahoma City, and will wrap production in mid-December. The series will stream on Pureflix.com, a subsidiary of Pure Flix Entertainment, the worldwide leader in faith-based and family entertainment in 2019. Producing the show is Brent Ryan Green of Toy Gun Films in Oklahoma City. READ MORE
Click the image to watch DreamWorksTV's "Trolls".
Local Film Studio Celebrates Release of DreamWorks Trolls Stop Motion Series
Reckless Abandonment Pictures and OF+MO are pleased to celebrate the release of the stop motion animated series DreamWorks Trolls. Utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, the five-episode series was shot over a seven-month period and features over 60,000 individual photos, which were used to create each episode. The series mixes live action and stop motion animation, both produced in Oklahoma City. A local premiere of the series will take place Wednesday, December 12, at a benefit event for Special Care, a school serving children with and without special needs. EVENT DETAILS HERE. Read more about the stop motion series here.

New Projects Added to the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Queue
OF+MO is pleased to announce the addition of four projects, as well as a new start dates for two projects, that have both been pre-qualified to utilize Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program.
New Projects
"You Were Made for More" (commercial) - January 14, 2019
"All Terrain" - January 17, 2019 (new start date)

"Climate of the Hunter" - January 26, 2019
"Stay at Home" - March 4, 2019
"The Senior" - March 16, 2019 (new start date)

"Starlee, Starlee" - May 9, 2019


Please note that these dates are subject to change pending the production’s compliance with the benchmarks and guidelines of the rebate program. For a current listing of films in the rebate queue, please visit the Filming in Oklahoma page of our website.
Call for Interns: Spring 2019
OF+MO is now accepting applications for the 2019 Spring Internship Program. OF+MO seeks to provide selected interns with an understanding of the film and music industries in a professional state agency setting by involving them in diverse projects throughout the spring semester. This internship will last nine weeks, beginning the week of February 4. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to Jeanette Stanton at jeanette.stanton@travelok.com. Deadline for submission is Friday, January 11. For details, please visit our Internships Page.
Call for Oklahoma Jazz Musicians
OF+MO and Jazz in June are hosting an open call for a jazz/jazz-influenced musician/band to open the final evening of the 2019 Jazz In June festival. The performance will take place on the large Gazebo Stage at Andrews Park, in Norman, on Saturday, June 22, 2019, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Additionally, the chosen musician/band will play two brief, subsequent intermissions following the two headlining acts at 8:20 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. READ MORE

THAT'S A WRAP
OF+MO Educational Outreach
OF+MO recently led educational discussions on the state’s film and music industries with students at a number of colleges and universities, including Oklahoma City University (OCU), the University of Oklahoma (OU) and Cameron University (CU). Thank you to OCU Professor Matt Payne (“Producing Films”), OU Professor Dino Lalli (“Electronic Media Writing”) and CU Professor Theresa Billiot (“Business Marketing”) for hosting us.
FEATURED ARTISTS
FILM: Charles Elmore
“There are many reasons why I love film production in Oklahoma. I love seeing the look of surprise followed by satisfaction on the faces of outside production teams when they see how hard, capably skilled and artistically talented Oklahoma crew members are. From camera crews, make-up artists, to Grips & Electricians, no one works harder and with more passion than Oklahoma crew members...”
Learn about this Camera Operator in the Oklahoma Production Directory.
MUSIC: Costello
“With all of its chaotic weather patterns and high winds, Oklahoma has some wild energy. Combine that with essentially barrenness and it’s like fuel to my already relentless desire to keep rock and roll alive.” - Clare Costello
Learn about this rock band in the Oklahoma Music Directory.
FEATURED OKLAHOMA LOCATION
Wakita High School
The former Wakita High School has helped set the scene for two recent film productions that have utilized the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program; the current theatrical release “Wildlife”, and the forthcoming “To The Stars”, which will celebrate its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January. The school officially closed its doors during the 2010-2011 academic year, and the Town of Wakita currently maintains the property. The school’s ease of access due to its vacancy affords filmmakers the ability to work within a controlled environment. The Wakita High School has many attractive features for filmmakers, including various period interior design elements, a library, basketball gym and an indoor pool.
 

If you are interested in showcasing your community or featuring your location in the Oklahoma Locations Directory, please contact Yousef Kazemi at Yousef.Kazemi@TravelOK.com or visit our website for more information.
Click the image to see why your next film project should be in Oklahoma!
For more information on the Oklahoma film enhancement rebate program and locations, please visit OF+MO.
EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Children's Holiday Movie Series
Sulphur | Various Dates
DreamWorks Trolls Stop Motion
Oklahoma City | December 12
Oklahoma Film Fest
Oklahoma City | December 13-15
Rock Christmas
Tulsa | December 22

Sundance Film Festival
Park City, UT | January 24 - February 3
OF+MO event January 25
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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 okfilmmusic.org.
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