Shuttered Venue Operators Grant: Applications Now Open

As a result of collaborative efforts among Congress people, private sector music industry professionals that united to form the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), and the 2.1 million emails constituents sent elected officials expressing their support for the Save Our Stages Act, independent venues and promoters have been included in the latest COVID-19 Relief Bill with the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE SHUTTERED VENUE OPERATORS GRANT Eligible entities will be… Continue Reading Shuttered Venue Operators Grant: Applications Now Open

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“The Girl Who Believes in Miracles” in Theatres April 2

120dB Films and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), in conjunction with Gerson Productions, The Mustard Seed Production and Trailmaker Productions, are proud to announce the theatrical release of the film “The Girl Who Believes in Miracles” on Friday, April 2, 2021.   Written and directed by Rich Correll (“Hannah Montana”, “Fuller House”) and produced by Laurence Jaffe, “The Girl Who Believes in Miracles” tells the story of a young girl named Sara who… Continue Reading “The Girl Who Believes in Miracles” in Theatres April 2

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Cherokee Nation Film Office Announces Second OklaHomies Short Film Contest

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to share the second installment of the Cherokee Nation Film Office’s (CNFO) OklaHomies Short Film Contest. Aptly titled “OklaHomies 2: Still at Home”, this contest offers a fun and entertaining way to embrace the film industry while highlighting local film careers and talent over the spring break holiday. CNFO first began this contest last year to engage moviemakers, film enthusiasts and audiences who were battling the… Continue Reading Cherokee Nation Film Office Announces Second OklaHomies Short Film Contest

“Killers of the Flower Moon” Seeking Oklahoma-based Crew

The feature film “KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON” is seeking Oklahoma-based crew for their upcoming production. Filming will occur in the Bartlesville / Osage County area from spring to late summer 2021. Based on David Grann’s highly praised best-seller, Martin Scorsese’s “KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON” is set in 1920’s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of… Continue Reading “Killers of the Flower Moon” Seeking Oklahoma-based Crew

Red Dirt International Film Festival Celebrates Eighth Year

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to be sponsor of the eighth annual Red Dirt International Film Festival taking place March 12-14, 2021. Over 130 genre-spanning films will be presented at this year’s event, including short films, features and documentaries as well as 36 screenplays that will be workshopped by actors and critiqued by industry professionals. Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, the majority of the festival will take place virtually… Continue Reading Red Dirt International Film Festival Celebrates Eighth Year

Essential Industry Members Including Film and Music Workforce Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has announced that beginning March 9, 2021, people in Phase 3 priority groups of Oklahoma’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan are eligible to sign up for appointments. Totaling about 2.5 million Oklahomans, Phase 3 encompasses the expanded education group and the essential worker group, including those in communications such as motion picture production, sound recording and telecommunications. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt… Continue Reading Essential Industry Members Including Film and Music Workforce Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Film + Music Office to Participate in Official SXSW Panel Streaming March 16

One of the world’s largest film, music and interactive events, South by Southwest (SXSW), traditionally held in Austin, Texas, will take place virtually this year March 16-20, 2021, featuring a variety of exclusive festival screenings, music showcases, keynotes, conference sessions, panels, networking and more. The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) is proud to be represented by Director Tava Maloy Sofsky who will be a featured guest on the official SXSW panel “How Film Commissions… Continue Reading Oklahoma Film + Music Office to Participate in Official SXSW Panel Streaming March 16

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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,… Continue Reading Mercury Lounge in Tulsa to host Mercury Rising Streaming Music Festival

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

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

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