For a list of all regional and local airports, please visit the Airport Directory.
Oklahoma has several toll roads. For information on Turnpike tolls + access, please visit Pikepass.
For more information about traveling on Oklahoma’s highways, please visit the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
Commercial Motor Vehicle Information
Semitrailer in Tractor-Semitrailer Combo: 59’6”
Full Trailer: 29’
Weight Limitations (in lbs.)
Single Axle: 20,000
Tandem Axle: 34,000
Gross Vehicle Weight: 80,000
For inquiries regarding:
– Operation of vehicles in intrastate commerce over 26,000 GVWR (manufacturer’s weight rating) or GCWR (truck and trailer) and don’t need an authority from the Corporation Commission, call 405.521.6738.
– Operation of vehicles with a seating capacity of 16 passengers or more, call 405.521.6738
– Oversize or overweight permits, call 877.425.2390
– Certification to operate as an escort vehicle for oversize trucks, call 405.425.2206
– Motor Vehicle Records (MVR), call 405.425.2262
– Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), call 405.425.2020
Filming in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Film + Music Office is here to help you find the best Oklahoma locations for your project and to minimize red tape during each shooting day. In order for us to achieve this goal, it is important that any production looking to shoot in Oklahoma fill out the following intake forms:
This summary is not a complete text of the Oklahoma Labor Law, nor is it written in the exact language of the law. It is intended as an informal educational tool. Please visit the Department of Labor for more information.
Right to Work
Oklahoma Child Entertainment Policies
Income Tax Withholding
Located just south of the geographic center of the United States, Oklahoma is equidistant from Los Angeles and New York City. Across its 77 counties, you’ll have access to 12 distinct eco-regions where you can experience everything from the trademark great plains and sweeping prairies to the unexpected lush forests, expansive plateaus and sand dunes. Dividing this inspiring landscape into 6 “countries” helps to showcase Oklahoma’s distinct persona, imagery and locations.
Please find lists below of film industry resources. If you are looking for a resource that you do not see, please feel free to give us a call at 800.766.FILM.
National Film Membership Organizations and Unions
Directors Guild of America (DGA)
Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA)
Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA)
Producers Guild of America (PGA)
Producers Guild of America Green
Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Sundance Film Institute
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC)
National Film Grants
American Zoetrope Screenwriting Contestlink
Bluecat Screenplay Competitionlink
Catapult Film Fundlink
Chicken + Egg Pictureslink
Cinequest Screenwriting Competitionlink
David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artistslink
FordFoundation: Just Filmslink
Hot Docs: Blue Ice Group Documentary Fundlink
ITVS Commissioned Fundinglink
Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grantlink
MacArthur Foundation Open Documentary Calllink
Nextpic/Firstpic Crowdfunding Grantlink
NVTF’s Independent Pilot Competitionlink
POV: Call for Entrieslink
Roy Dean Grant/From the Heart Productionslink
Showtime’s Tony Cox Screenplay Competitionlink
Slamdance Writing Competitionlink
Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant + Fellowshiplink
The Alter-Cine Foundationlink
The Fledgling Fundlink
Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fundlink
Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Filmmaker Fundlink
Tribeca Institute New Media Fund
Oklahoma City Community College Digital Cinema Productionlink Enjoy hands-on filmmaking classes in the best-equipped filmmaking facility in the region, complete with a 6,000-square-foot sound stage and cutting-edge cameras, equipment and filmmakers.
Oklahoma City Community College Film Institutelink Offered at Oklahoma City Community College, the Oklahoma Film Institute offers a series of seven three-day clinics (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and one six-day clinic teaching Cinema Production, Directing, Art Direction, Cinematography, Lighting, Make Up, Editing and Writing. OCCC has a new 8-million-dollar Visual and Performing Arts Center, featuring state-of-the art filmmaking equipment and facilities that are the best in the state.
Oklahoma State University Screen Studies Programlink The Oklahoma State University Screen Studies program incorporates film studies, television studies and studies in new media. Screen Studies offers courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Courses cover a wide array of moving image productions and contexts—both American and international, fiction and non-fiction, narrative and avant-garde—and focus on the history, theory and aesthetics of screen-based representations, as well as their cultural and political impact.
Oklahoma Summer Arts Institutelink The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute (OSAI) is an intensive 2-week residential school that provides professional training to artistically talented OKLAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, including graduating seniors, in the visual, literary, and performing arts.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Digital Cinema Programlink The Digital Cinema degree equips students to compete and thrive in a media saturated world. Students develop their area of expertise while participating with other students in hands-on production labs, in the course of an internship experience and in a senior capstone project. Students emerge equipped to engage a marketplace where visual media plays a central role in nearly all communication. The Digital Cinema program at OKWU produces highly qualified graduates with the skills to succeed in the 21st Century Marketplace.
University of Central Oklahoma College of Arts, Media and Designlink The University of Central Oklahoma’s (UCO) College of Arts, Media and Design is comprised of the Department of Art, Department of Design, School of Music, Department of Theatre Arts, Department of Dance and the Oklahoma Center for Arts Education. Now known as the College of Fine Arts and Design, the program strives to be a cultural resource for its students and the community.
University of Oklahoma Film and Media Studies Programlink The Film and Media Studies at the University of Oklahoma is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Sciences that combines courses offered in the Department of English, the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC), Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (MLLL), the Department of Communications, the School of Art and the College of Education. The program is designed to give students a broad understanding of the role of film and media in modern society.
University of Oklahoma Independent Film Projectlink The Independent Film Project at the University of Oklahoma is an instructional innovation of the School of Art seeking to bridge the gap between the university and the working world. It does this by using non-traditional and cross-disciplinary approaches and promotes interaction between students and professionals in the film and video areas through seminars, symposia, workshops, independent filmmaker series and special projects. The events are free and open to the public.
University of Science and Arts of Oklahomalink The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO), located in Chickasha, is the state’s public liberal arts college. Its mission is to provide the public with a distinctive and accessible liberal arts and sciences education. In combining an interdisciplinary core curriculum with superior instruction in major fields of study, USAO aims to provide a thorough education that prepares students for meaningful, purposeful lives.
University of Tulsa Department of Film Studieslink The 33-hour major leading to a B.A. in Film Studies at the University of Tulsa provides liberal arts students with the history, theory and production techniques of film. The Department of Film Studies equips its majors with the technical expertise to enter professional employment as well as the knowledge and experience necessary to continue study in graduate school.
University of Tulsa – Screenwriting and Filmmaking Campslink The Department of Film Studies at The University of Tulsa offers residential screenwriting and filmmaking camps for high school students. They will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the art and craft of screenwriting and filmmaking for one exciting week each.
Developing + Marketing Your Film
Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program
The Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program offers a cash rebate of 35-37% on qualifying Oklahoma expenditures to film and television productions filming in the state. The rebate is extended to film, television and commercial productions. The rebate currently has a $8 million rolling cap per fiscal year (July 1-June 30) and has been renewed through 2024. There is no per-project cap, but each production must have a minimum budget of $50,000 and spend $25,000 in qualified Oklahoma spend. Rebate funds are pre-qualified for eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
For complete details and forms, visit the Incentives Page.
Oklahoma Production Directory
The Oklahoma Production Directory is the one-stop shop for productions looking to crew up in Oklahoma as well as to find film-friendly Support Services.
Search our extensive list of Oklahoma’s film industry professionals in the Oklahoma Production Directory.