Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame to Recognize 2015 Inductees

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) will host a special celebratory concert to recognize the 2015 OMHOF inductees on March 14 at 8:00 p.m. at the Freeland Center for the Performing Arts in Bristow. The induction ceremony and concert will feature performances by many of the honored artists. This year’s inductees for their contribution to music include singer/songwriter and recipient of the 2009 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Tom Paxton, bluegrass fiddler and Hee Haw… Continue Reading Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame to Recognize 2015 Inductees

“Rudderless” Now Available on DVD

The Oklahoma-made film “Rudderless” will be available on DVD beginning Tuesday, January 20. Marking the directorial debut of renowned actor William H. Macy, the film made its world-premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival followed by a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release in October. The production boasts an all-star cast including Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Felicity Huffman, Jamie Chung, Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne. The script, penned by Oklahoma natives Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison,… Continue Reading “Rudderless” Now Available on DVD

“The Veil” Releases Official Teaser-Trailer

Transcript for The Veil Trailer Toy Gun Films is excited to announce the release of the teaser-trailer for the feature film “The Veil”. The film tells the story of a warrior who turns on his own empire and rises to the defense of an oppressed civilization in a final war for a dying world. Directed by Brent Ryan Green and written by Jeff Goldberg, “The Veil” stars William Levy (Dancing with the Stars), Serinda Swan… Continue Reading “The Veil” Releases Official Teaser-Trailer

“The Cherokee Word for Water” Available on DVD This Week

The Oklahoma-made film “The Cherokee Word for Water” will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and iTunes beginning November 18, 2014. “The Cherokee Word for Water” is inspired by the true story of a rural Cherokee community’s success in bringing running water to their families. Produced in Oklahoma by Paul Heller, Laurene Powell, Kristina Kiehl and Charlie Soap, the film chronicles the work and activism which led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief… Continue Reading “The Cherokee Word for Water” Available on DVD This Week

Note from Tava

Dear Oklahoma industry partners and friends, It’s a new season and we certainly feel it at the Oklahoma Film & Music Office (OFMO). I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you as the new Oklahoma Film & Music director and your industry partner. I have only been here for a few weeks, but I am thrilled to report that the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program reopened on August 12 and has… Continue Reading Note from Tava

Local Tulsa Business to Launch Music Marketing Platform

Tulsa music business Idefi, which began as an online record label in 2012, has made a major pivot to become a content marketing platform, which will launch online September 16 via idefi.com. The platform allows brands to create contests to win their product or service. The public then competes to win by sharing a branded interactive widget on social media. Each time the widget is shared, their chance of winning increases. The company’s re-launch will… Continue Reading Local Tulsa Business to Launch Music Marketing Platform

First Look at “Rudderless”

Transcript for “Rudderless” Trailer After its successful world-premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Samuel Goldwyn Films has announced that “Rudderless” will be released simultaneously in theatres and video-on-demand (VOD) on Friday, October 17. The film’s trailer debuted earlier this week, and may be viewed on iTunes, or www.rudderlessthemovie.com. Oklahoma natives Jeff Robison and Casey Twenter wrote the screenplay which they submitted to renowned actor William H. Macy, who also shares writing credits and makes… Continue Reading First Look at “Rudderless”

Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation to Launch Rhythm & Routes Music Trail August 15th

In partnership with the Oklahoma Historical Society, OKPOP Museum, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and BancFirst, the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department will launch Rhythm & Routes, an interactive music trail on Friday, August 15. To access Rhythm & Routes, go to www.TravelOK.com/musictrail. Through this new, interactive website, music fans will now be able to explore the careers and accomplishments of their favorite Oklahoma artists and performance venues. Rhythm & Routes currently includes more than… Continue Reading Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation to Launch Rhythm & Routes Music Trail August 15th

Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Appoints New Film & Music Director

The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department (OTRD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Oklahoma native Tava Maloy Sofsky to the position of Director of the Oklahoma Film & Music Office. The position is being vacated on August 1 by outgoing Director, Jill Simpson. A producer with a diverse film and commercial background, Sofsky has worked with many notable filmmakers and executives including: Michelangelo Antonioni, John Badham, Antonio Banderas, Martin Campbell, Doug Claybourne, Bill Cosby,… Continue Reading Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Appoints New Film & Music Director

Film Rebate Extension Passes

Dear Oklahoma Film Industry Members and Colleagues: I am thrilled to inform you that House Bill 2580, which will extend the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program’s sunset date to July 1, 2024, was heard this morning on the Senate floor and passed by a vote of 31 to 11!! As a final step, the bill now moves to Governor Fallin’s office where it will await the Governor’s signature. The ten year extension of our rebate… Continue Reading Film Rebate Extension Passes

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