Mercury Rising 2021

Mercury Lounge in Tulsa to host Mercury Rising Streaming Music Festival

The Oklahoma Film and Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to sponsor Mercury Rising Streaming Music Festival presented by Mercury Lounge in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which will take place both virtually and in-person with limited capacity March 11-14, 2021. In celebration of their 16th birthday, Mercury Lounge, in partnership with Grand Casino, Kessler Presents and OF+MO, will present three days of music from nationally recognized headlining artists and regional favorites, including The Red Dirt Rangers, John Fullbright, […]

Reagan Photo Credit MJM Group

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office Reports: Pivotal Work in Film, TV and Music Industry Diversifies State’s Economy

Image: Behind the scenes of “Reagan”. Photo Credit: Matthew Little/MJM Group As Oklahoma’s film, television and music industries continue to adapt to the present health and safety challenges, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) wants to highlight the pivotal work OF+MO and many others are doing to innovate and diversify the state’s workforce and businesses. While Oklahoma’s film and television industry continues to grow into one of the leading hubs for production in the […]

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant: How to Prepare

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office continues to monitor and supply up-to-date information on COVID-19 relief resources and programs designed to offer support for the Oklahoma film and music industries. Our staff along with industry stakeholders and community partners have worked together to provide these resources for direct assistance to Oklahoma’s creative industries. As a result of collaborative efforts among Congress people, private sector music industry professionals that united to form the National Independent Venue […]

Oklahoma City and Tulsa Top MovieMaker Magazine’s Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker

Oklahoma’s burgeoning film and television industry continues to be recognized among the nation’s top destinations for production in North America with MovieMaker Magazine ranking both Oklahoma City and Tulsa among its Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker in 2021. Dedicated to the art and craft of making movies, MovieMaker determined the winners using surveys, research on tax incentives and recent productions, and personal visits to most of the locations on the list, […]

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office Joins Junior Achievement of Oklahoma’s Inspire Virtual Program to Promote Career Opportunities in Film

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to join Junior Achievement (JA), Creative Oklahoma (COK), Jesse James Films and Maverick Arts as well as nearly 30 local industry professionals to highlight careers in the state’s film and television industry to over 30,000 middle and high school students participating in JA’s Inspire Virtual Program. Launching January 28, 2021, in a live virtual event for students, this collaborative effort will include 20 short films featuring [...]

Oklahoma Film + Music Office to Sponsor 2021 Sundance Film Festival at Tulsa’s Circle Cinema

The Oklahoma Film and Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to sponsor the 2021 Sundance Film Festival at Tulsa’s Circle Cinema to be held Thursday, January 28 – February 3, 2021. In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic and for the first time ever, the Sundance Film Festival is offering both an online platform featuring premieres, events, artist talks and cutting-edge XR exhibitions, along with socially distanced physical screenings at official satellite venues. Tulsa’s Circle Cinema […]

Journal Record Webinar to Highlight Oklahoma’s Sound Stage Developments

After successfully participating in several sessions last year, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) was proud to rejoin The Journal Record (JR) for its free weekly online webinar series, JR Now, with a brand new episode highlighting permanent infrastructure developments within Oklahoma’s film and television industry. “Sound Stages: Building Oklahoma’s Foundation in Film”, which originally aired January 29, 2021, demonstrates the necessity of sound stages as critical infrastructure in furthering the growth of Oklahoma’s […]

Sundance Film Festival 2021

Sundance Film Festival at Tulsa’s Circle Cinema

Traditionally held in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival will, for the first time ever, offer an online platform featuring seven days of premieres, events, artist talks and cutting-edge XR exhibitions, as well as will be partnering with independent cinema communities across the U.S. and beyond to safely host in-person events. One location is in our own backyard at Tulsa’s Circle Cinema, which has been named an official satellite venue for the event to […]

FX Orders Comedy Series after Pilot Episode Wraps Filming in Oklahoma

After successfully completing principal photography on the pilot episode in Oklahoma earlier last year, FX has announced a full series order of the half-hour comedy “Reservation Dogs”. The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), alongside our state and city leadership, was incredibly proud to welcome the on-location filming of “Reservation Dogs” with the production marking the first foray into scripted television from renowned filmmaker Oklahoma Native Sterlin Harjo (“Barking Water”). OF+MO estimates that the filming […]

Oklahoma Film “Wild Indian” to Premiere at 2021 Sundance Film Festival

The Oklahoma-produced thriller “Wild Indian” will make its world premiere at the prestigious 2021 Sundance Film Festival where it will screen in the U.S. Dramatic Competition category. One of 72 feature films to be included in this year’s event, the Sundance Film Festival will, for the first time ever, primarily take place as both a virtual event through its online platform with additional physical screenings at satellite locations across the country, including Tulsa’s own Circle Cinema January 28 – February […]

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