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As we move into a season of gratitude and fellowship, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) has certainly enjoyed getting to connect with new audiences as well as our esteemed colleagues at both the 2021 Oklahoma Arts Conference hosted by the Oklahoma Arts Council, and the University of Oklahoma’s Inaugural Creative Media Marketplace hosted by the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication. While helping curate panels for these events, OF+MO continues to connect industry professionals and amplify our unified message of Oklahoma's steady rise to becoming a top place to create and grow within our creative industries. Also at the events, we continue learning more about the amazing accomplishments of our local workforce, businesses, educational organizations and communities within their spheres, all of which add up to our current state of success.

On behalf of our entire team here at OF+MO and Commerce, we extend continued congratulations to those who’ve participated in our Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Program this year as we welcome the newly certified communities of Enid and Edmond to our roster. Additional shout out to our friends at the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture and The Church Studio on the nominations they received from Music Cities Awards for their innovative developments and making Oklahoma proud.

Lastly, I encourage all local crew and vendors to keep an eye out for a new slate of productions that our office will post on our website mid-month, as incoming projects will be reaching out to our incredible statewide vendors, as well as pushing casting and crew calls out for new career opportunities in the coming year. Meanwhile, on this Thanksgiving, my team and I will be giving thanks to each and every individual and company who contributes to growing Oklahoma’s film and music industries stronger!
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Left to right: Randy Norman, WoodyFest; Cassie Latshaw, musician; Miranda Huff, WoodyFest; Andy Tucker, Okemah Economic Development; and Jeanette Stanton, OF+MO
Left to right: Danny Hulsey, filmmaker; Steve Maddox, El Reno TV & Film Commission; Yousef Kazemi, OF+MO; and Lori Hill, Broken Arrow CVB
OF+MO Focuses on Film Friendly and Music Collaborations at 2021 Oklahoma Arts Conference
OF+MO attended the 2021 Oklahoma Arts Conference held in Muskogee, Oklahoma, October 27-29 assisting event organizers with panels for this year’s conference. Friday’s programming included “Creative Collaborations in Oklahoma Music”, which highlighted the success of Okemah’s WoodyFest, an annual music event honoring music icon Woody Guthrie, which draws thousands to the rural community; as well as “Film Friendly 101: When Hollywood Comes to Town”, which noted the importance and successes of the state’s film friendly communities and OF+MO’s program. OF+MO was also invited to moderate a Q&A with “Reservation Dogs” stars LiL Mike and FunnyBone, better known as the dynamic hip-hop/rap duo MIKEBONE.

OF+MO wishes to thank the Oklahoma Arts Conference for inviting our participation as well as all of our special guests who appeared at our curated sessions: Woody Guthrie Coalition President Randy Norman and Treasurer Miranda Huff; Okemah Economic Development Director Andy Tucker; Musician Cassie Latshaw; El Reno TV & Film Commission Liaison Steve Maddox; Broken Arrow CVB Tourism Director Lori Hill; and local film professional Danny Hulsey.

Left to right: Dino Lalli, OU/Discover Oklahoma; Abby Kurin, Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts and Culture; Tava Maloy Sofsky, OF+MO; Jennifer Loren, Cherokee Nation Film Office; and Ralph Beliveau, OU/Creative Media Production Department
OF+MO Highlights Film Workforce Development as Sponsor of OU’s Creative Media Marketplace
OF+MO was proud to support the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) inaugural Creative Media Marketplace hosted by the school’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication October 21-23. Aimed at helping students understand and prepare for their potential careers in the fast-growing film and digital production fields in Oklahoma, the event kicked off with a keynote on “The State of Oklahoma Film” featuring OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky alongside leadership from The Cherokee Nation Film Office and the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture. OF+MO was also represented by OF+MO Deputy Director Jeanette Stanton, Outreach + Production Manager Yousef Kazemi and Incentives + Administrative Coordinator Lindsay Martin who appeared on a number of panels, speed mentoring sessions and exhibitions throughout the three-day event. OF+MO was also happy to curate an additional keynote session for the event featuring actress/producer/writer Pallavi Sastry (“Land of Gold”). Many thanks to the faculty and staff of OU’s Gaylord College for inviting our partnership and participation as well as our team and special guests who attended on behalf of the office and state’s film and television industry.
Click the image to watch the OF+MO Zoom Series!
WATCH NOW! OF+MO Zoom Series
OF+MO was proud to host the “OF+MO Zoom Series” at deadCenter Film Festival in June 2021. This series highlights the state’s film workforce, infrastructure and education with a variety of special guests, including industry professionals, partners, educators and state leaders. Watch all five panel discussions now on our YouTube channel!


Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture and The Church Studio Receive Music Cities Awards Nominations
Congratulations to our industry partners and friends at the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture for their Music Cities Awards nomination for Best Global Music Office; as well as to The Church Studio for Best Use of Music in Real Estate. The Music Cities Awards is a global competition designed to acknowledge and reward the most outstanding applications of music for economic, social, environmental and cultural development in cities and places all around the world. The 2021 ceremony is in partnership with Visit Bentonville and will take place online on November 9.
Boiling Point Media
Based in Oklahoma City, Boiling Point Media specializes in post-production services with an emphasis on visual effects and animation.

"Oklahoman’s are unlike any other. Kind, friendly and open to work - to new opportunities - that’s Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s state motto, 'Labor Omnia Vincit' - Labor conquers all things, rings true. We have people in Oklahoma and moving to Oklahoma that respect the state and the state’s initiatives to bring film here. As the rebate grows and develops, we welcome all opportunities for the state and plan to continue to be a staple leader for Post and VFX."


Save the Date: Upcoming Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Program Meeting December 8
OF+MO will host its fourth Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Program Meeting virtually on Wednesday, December 8, at 1:00 p.m. CST. Further details and a formal invitation will be distributed soon. Please note this will be the final quarterly film friendly meeting of the year, and we hope to welcome your attendance.

City of Edmond Achieves Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Certification
OF+MO, in conjunction with the City of Edmond, is proud to announce the city has achieved ‘film friendly’ certification after completing the requirements for OF+MO’s Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Program. Located north of Oklahoma City, the City of Edmond features unique shopping and dining options, hiking and biking trails throughout its many city parks and historic sites, like the 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse and the University of Central Oklahoma’s Old North, which have proven to be attractive sites for filmmakers. The City of Edmond has welcomed many recent film productions, including “Dotty and Soul”, “A Country Romance”, “Deadly Misconduct”, “Family Camp” and the upcoming Lionsgate theatrical release “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story”.

City of Enid Achieves Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Certification
OF+MO, in conjunction with Visit Enid, is proud to announce the City of Enid has achieved ‘film friendly’ certification after completing the requirements for OF+MO’s Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Program. The City of Enid is the first community in Northwest Oklahoma to achieve film friendly designation through OF+MO’s Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Program, joining nearly a dozen other cities across the state that have received this certification. No stranger to film production, Enid has previously hosted films such as “Wildlife”, the acclaimed directorial debut of actor Paul Dano starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, and “To the Stars”, both of which celebrated their world premieres at the renowned Sundance Film Festival in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Sequoyah’s Cabin / Home Site
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Sequoyah’s Cabin in Sallisaw is an Oklahoma landmark that has been preserved to give visitors an authentic look at the life of the famous Cherokee man from centuries ago. Sequoyah, a significant figure in American history, was a well-known silversmith who was monumental in the creation of the Cherokee language. Visitors to the log cabin will experience firsthand Sequoyah's efforts to increase literacy within the Cherokee Nation, which actively supports film production within its territories through the efforts of the Cherokee Nation Film Office.

Built in 1829, the cabin was enclosed in a protective native stone cover building in 1936 for future generations to experience its unique history. Settled on a serene 10-acre park, the property also features a museum that explains Cherokee history and features exhibits and artifacts of early life during this period in history.

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.


ABBY KURIN | executive director of TFMAC
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.
November's Spotlight features Abby Kurin, the Executive Director of the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture. As a city-focused film and music office, they aim to connect everybody and grow their resources, welcoming everyone inside and outside of the state to check out what they have to offer.
Click the image to watch this month's Spotlight video!
Jada Merritt | assistant director dept.
"[My favorite aspect of working in Oklahoma’s film and television industry is] that everyone knows almost everyone. We’re all so interconnected; it’s almost impossible to not have friends/colleagues that know mutual contacts. It really builds a sense of community and solidarity."
Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate | American Indian composer + pianist
"My Chickasaw tribe, along with our 38 other tribes, are in Oklahoma. This is of the upmost importance to me and critical that my son is raised here."


Applications are now OPEN for the *new* Oklahoma film incentives! Film and television projects interested in applying for incentives under the ‘Filmed in Oklahoma Act of 2021’ may now do so on the Incentives Page of our website.  
OF+MO is pleased to announce three projects are filming this month utilizing Filmed in Oklahoma Act Rebate Program.

Filming in October
Please note that these dates are subject to change pending the production’s compliance with the benchmarks and administrative rules for the rebate programs. For a current listing of films in the rebate queue, please visit the Now Filming section of our website.
Find crew and casting calls in Oklahoma on the jobs page of our website!⁠ Have one? Send it to us at
OF+MO is pleased to announce the completion of one project in the last month, utilizing Oklahoma's film incentives.
  • "Seven Cemeteries"
WATCH: Projects Filmed in Oklahoma Releasing this Month!


Start your new career in the Oklahoma film industry!
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. We invite you to explore resources to learn more about ways you can plug in to the industry and start your careers now!
Start your new career in the Oklahoma music industry!
Home to some of the most renowned musical acts and venues in the world, there are more exciting opportunities in Oklahoma’s music industry than ever before. We invite you to explore our website’s resources to learn more about ways you can plug in to the industry and start your careers now!

Listen to Oklahoma Music on Spotify
OF+MO has made it easy to listen to Oklahoma music with 18 playlists (so far) on Spotify. Genres include blues, hip hop, indie, pop, Red Dirt, Oklahoma music in film, and more!
Get your music added! If you’re an Oklahoma artist who is registered in the Oklahoma Music Directory, we invite you to be featured on one of our playlists by updating your listing with your Spotify page or emailing us at⁠
At Your Fingertips!
Instantly access the Oklahoma Production, Locations and Music Directories with the 
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 58th 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:
Under the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) works to promote the state as a viable hub for film, television and music production as well as further develop opportunities for workforce, business and community growth within these sectors. For more information on the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, including the state’s film incentives and additional resources, visit
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