Start your new career in the Oklahoma film industry!

Welcome to Oklahoma’s film community, where there is a place for you! Oklahoma’s thriving film and television industry continues to achieve new milestones with the growth of the local workforce; expansion and development of new businesses and infrastructure; and a robust slate of productions impacting statewide communities throughout the year. 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 our website’s resources to learn more about ways you can plug in to the industry and start your careers now!


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What kinds of jobs are available on a film or television production set?

Film and television production is a unique industry and one in which nearly every imaginable trade has a function with hundreds of various positions available for employment. Examples of career opportunities in the Oklahoma film and television industry can be viewed on this helpful one-sheet.

Where can I find a list of helpful film definitions and terminology?

We have compiled this document of popular film definitions for your reference.

Where can I go to find crew calls?

You can visit the jobs tab on this page or the jobs page on our website, where we regularly post crew calls for projects filming in Oklahoma.

What is the difference between “Above-the-Line” and “Below-the-Line” crew positions?

“Above-the-line” crew positions refer to anyone with a direct influence on the outcome of the project, such as someone with creative or financial control. Our office defines this as writers, producers, directors and principal talent. “Below-the-line” positions refer to everyone else. It is really up to your best judgement as to where to draw the line, but a good rule of thumb is that any positions that are paid hourly are typically considered “below-the-line.”

Which actors are “above-the-line?”

Your principal cast would be considered “above-the-line” (think about who your project’s “stars” are). Anyone else, including background extras, would be considered “below-the-line.”

What is a production assistant?

A production assistant (P.A.) is an entry-level job on a film set, and it’s the most common way for new film crew members to get their foot in the door of the film industry. A day in the life of a P.A. could include a variety of tasks that makes it a great way to experience a little bit of each department. Word of mouth travels quickly in the film industry, and does not usually take long for hard-working, reliable and friendly P.A.’s to be referred for hire on additional projects and eventually move into more senior positions. Being a P.A. is an excellent way to network with more experienced crew members, so make a good impression!

Can the Oklahoma Film + Music Office help me get hired?

Our office is a state agency, and as such, we cannot directly recommend any crew member or company over another, as we want to give everyone in the state a fair chance to be hired. We are not involved with the hiring of crew members for any production. However, we have several great resources that you can use to help establish yourself in the industry. When productions ask our office where they can find crew, we always point them to our online Production Directory. We encourage all crew members to create a profile so that productions can contact you directly for jobs.

How do I become an extra or an actor in a film?

We regularly post casting calls on the jobs page of our website. Check back often to see new opportunities. You can also explore a list of talent agents, casting directors and extras casting services in our Oklahoma Production Directory.

Can I work on a film if I’m still in school?

The short answer is yes. However, we recommend only applying to films that will start and finish shooting while you’re out of school (summer break works great!). When you are applying for film jobs, the more open your schedule can be, the better.

How do I get a job as a production assistant (P.A.)?

If you have never worked on a film set before, a great place to start would be registering as an Apprentice in our Production Directory. You can choose several different film departments that you are interested in apprenticing (including Set, which would be a more typical P.A. position). All films in our rebate program are required to hire apprentices, and we always point them to the registered apprentices in our directory as the first place to look. Additionally, you can explore the jobs page of our website for current crew calls as well as the “Now Filming” section on our Incentives page, which includes contact emails for job and general inquiries related to current productions filming in Oklahoma.

How can I meet and network with other film industry professionals?

From our own OF+MO events, like our Oklahoma Film and Music Conference, to statewide festivals and networking mixers, there are numerous opportunities to further educate yourself, build career development and network with working professionals in the Oklahoma film and music industries. Annual events, like the 48 Hour Film Project, can provide individuals with all levels of experience an opportunity to participate in most any film role or department by joining or starting their own competing teams. Opportunities abound at events like the deadCenter Film Festival, the state’s largest film industry gathering, which offers screenings, classes, panels, networking events and more in addition to their year-round educational workshops spearheaded by the deadCenter Institute. Subscribe here or follow us on social media (@okfilmmusic) for more information on these opportunities.

Where do I get information on productions filming in Oklahoma?

You can view current and upcoming productions in the Now Filming section of our Incentives page.

Is Oklahoma a “right-to-work,” “union” or “employment at-will” state?

Oklahoma is a “right-to-work” state. This gives filmmakers the flexibility to choose union, nonunion or mixed crew.

What unions should I be aware of in the Oklahoma film industry?

There are several opportunities to join film unions and guilds when working in the Oklahoma film industry. Oklahoma crew members can find opportunities for both union and non-union positions on film sets. Our office keeps a list of local labor organization on our Film Resources page under the “Labor Laws + Organizations” tab.

Do I need to be an Oklahoma resident to create a profile for the Oklahoma Production Directory?

Yes, with one exception. Our directory features a Production list for crew members and a Support Service list for film industry vendors. All registrations must be associated with an Oklahoma resident or business, unless you are an Oklahoma Expatriate. If you have previously resided in Oklahoma for at least one year, but do not currently reside in Oklahoma, you can qualify for Oklahoma Expatriate Status, and your wages will qualify at 100% of the earned rebate percentage amount, therefore can be registered in the Production Directory.

Are there other Oklahoma film directories that I can register for?

Tulsa residents can register in the Tulsa Creativity Database that is hosted on the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts, & Culture’s website. Additionally, citizens of federally recognized tribes can register in the Native American crew directory that is hosted on the Cherokee Nation Film Office’s website.

How is “Oklahoma Resident” defined?

“Oklahoma resident” means a person who is a resident under the Oklahoma Tax Code at the time of hire.

Does the Oklahoma Film + Music Office offer any educational resources for those already working or interested in getting started in the film industry?

We have a number of FREE educational resources and video lectures on our YouTube page, including the Pivotal Work: Early Access Series and the OF+MO Film School Video Series. Additionally, we keep a running list of workshops, film schools and other educational opportunities listed in the Education tab on this page, or the Educational Opportunities page.

Does the Oklahoma Film + Music Office offer an apprentice program?

OF+MO does not offer an apprentice program; however, all film and television projects that utilize the state’s rebate program, which OF+MO administers, are required to have between 2-16 apprentices, depending on their budget size. To register as an apprentice, visit our Production Directory and select one of the Apprentice categories when creating your profile. To learn more about the apprenticeship requirements, visit the Incentives page and click the “Apprentices” tab.

Can I work if I am a minor?

Please contact the Oklahoma Department of Labor for current information pertaining to state laws regarding the work of minors on film and television productions in Oklahoma. Information about this is also available on our website under the “Labor Laws” section on the Film Resources page.

Where do I submit my resume to get work in an entry level position?

Productions often employ Line Producers (LPs) or Unit Production Managers (UPMs) who generally serve as the first point of contact for productions looking to hire local crews and contract services. OF+MO publishes crew calls with production contact information for those hiring locally on our website on the Jobs page. Additionally, we also share email addresses for productions to receive job-related and general inquiries on the Now Filming section on the Incentives page. Additionally, many local LPs and UPMs are registered in the Oklahoma Production Directory. You could submit your resume to them for consideration – but please keep in mind we do not recommend directly phoning or frequently emailing registrants.

Can I work part time on a film?

It depends on your definition of “part time.” In many cases when you hear someone works “part time” in the film industry, they are referring to themselves as freelancers referring to the time off between completed film projects or working from project to project. There are “day players” that are called in periodically when a film or television production may have an elaborate filming schedule for a period of time. In this case the hired “day players” would be employed for that segment of time as needed to complete that portion of filming.

Is there a resource for finding local crew and vendors?

The Oklahoma Production Directory is a one-stop-shop for all things film. The directory allows film and television productions access to local listings with contact information for crew members and film friendly support services as they seek to local hires and related business services.

Can I get work on a film in Oklahoma if I don’t live there?

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office strongly encourages productions to hire local Oklahoma residents. The production may choose to employ non-residents if they desire.

Are there other film offices in Oklahoma that could be a resource for me?

A division of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) is the state film office, which offers support and promotion across all statewide cities and counties. Additionally, a number of cities and regions offer localized support with their own film office or through their certification as a film friendly community through OF+MO’s Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Program. Outside OF+MO, the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture and the Cherokee Nation Film Office are the only offices to have accreditation from the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). A list of local offices and certified film friendly communities can be found the Film Friendly page.

Oklahoma’s wide variety of universities, colleges, trade-schools and more offer classes and added education for those looking to learn more about film and/or music production.

ACTING CERTIFICATIONS + WORKSHOPS

Reel Talent Studio
Located in the South Tulsa area, Reel Talent Studio is a training facility and hub for actors, whether well-established in the film community, or just starting out. Reel Talent Studio is your connection to the many film opportunities in Oklahoma. With on-going classes throughout the year plus summer camps for students, RTS will help equip you for your next audition or booking.

The Actor Factory
Located in Norman, Oklahoma, The Actor Factory trains adults and young performers in the disciplines of Acting Technique, Improv, On-Camera Acting and Auditioning. Weekly classes are taught by working professionals; actors, casting directors and casting assistants. Weekend workshops are offered by other industry leaders from across the country; talent agents, talent managers, casting directors, screenwriters, film makers and more from Los Angeles to New York City.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Oklahoma City Community College Digital Cinema Production
Love films, filmmaking, video production, sound editing, screenwriting or the many other skills required in the movie industry? Oklahoma City Community College offers 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. Every OCCC Digital Cinema Production student completes several short film projects, including a 15-30 minute feature or documentary – as a capstone project.

You can choose from three Digital Cinema Production degrees available:

  • Associate in arts degree – Digital Cinema Production technician: The best place to start if you aspire to earn a four-year film degree or attend a graduate program in film
  • Associate in applied science degree – Digital Cinema Production technician: The best choice if you want to earn your associate degree and enter the job market right away
  • Certificate of mastery – Digital Cinema Production technician: The best community college program if you want to focus only on film and video.

FILM CERTIFICATIONS + WORKSHOPS

Oklahoma Film & TV Academy
Founded in 2020, the Oklahoma Film & TV Academy (OFTA) offers a number of short courses for both those that are new to the film & TV industry and those wanting to take the next step in their career. Courses are run over evenings and weekends to give students the ability to work course around their busy work life. Each program is specifically designed to teach the practical skills and knowledge by a faculty made up of Hollywood industry veterans who have worked on some of the biggest movies and won some of the most coveted awards. Classes will take place at Green Pastures Studio in East Oklahoma City. The facility provides students the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals, form relationships that can lead to employment, and work with professional equipment during their training. OFTA students must be over the age of 18 on the first day of class.

The Film Education Institute of Oklahoma
The Film Education Institute of Oklahoma (FEIO) aims to educate future filmmakers and connect them to the film industry by providing networking opportunities, educational workshops and supplemental educational resources, such as videos, curriculum and printed information. FEIO offers workshops throughout the year offering hands-on experience in many departments: script supervisor, assistant director, camera, electric, grip, hair & makeup, props, set decoration, costumes and sound.

TECH + TRADE SCHOOLS

Canadian Valley Technology Center – Digital Media Technology
Visualize, direct and produce professional video and audio content for commercial broadcast, create interactive web pages and digital media using a variety of professional software on Mac computers, and build a business portfolio showcasing creative digital video, print media and web design projects.

First Capital Film Crew Institute at Meridian Technology Center
Currently offering courses at Meridian Tech’s South Campus in Guthrie, the First Capital Film Crew Institute was developed to meet the state’s demand for growing the local film workforce and help provide individuals with the training and resources needed to begin or further advance their careers in Oklahoma’s production industry. Training through Meridian Tech’s First Capital Film Crew Institute provides affordable, practical and transferable film crew training allowing individuals to gain skills for a new industry while maintaining their current employment. The curriculum will be taught by industry experts and will include traditional instruction as well as hands-on work in scenarios that mirror the industry.

Francis Tuttle Technology Center – Film Industry Training
Take your knowledge to the set and screen with classes designed for the booming film industry. Receive instruction from industry professionals who know how your skills can be honed for work on the sets of movies and television shows. And once you’ve completed the training, the same instructors serve as connections to get you hired quickly. Classes are created with input from Prairie Surf Studios, Oklahoma’s source of movie magic. They cover a wide range of film industry-specific topics, such as the Art Department, Production Accounting, Food Styling and more.

Francis Tuttle Technology Center – Interactive Media
Offered on the new Danforth Campus, the Interactive Media program gives students experience in multiple digital media platforms that are popular or growing in popularity in the professional world. Experience projects designed to emphasize your creativity through rigorous preparation, teamwork, and the ability to solve problems. By virtue of its location on the Danforth Campus, Interactive Media students get access to the tools and resources that exist in a real-world professional setting. This includes Design Thinking Studios; a Product Realization Lab with 3D printers, laser cutters and a coding area; and collaborative spaces where students can interact, develop ideas and innovate. In the classroom, Interactive Media students have access to a Motion Capture Studio and a Virtual Reality Lab. In both majors, Digital Media Designer and Digital Media Specialist, students can choose from multiple electives to ensure they gain experience for the exact career they seek, whether in 3D Modeling, Motion Media Design, Video Game Design, Immersive Reality and more.

Metro Technology Centers – Digital Cinema
The Digital Cinema major at Metro Technology Centers prepares students for emerging careers using digital video, web development and film studies. Students learn storytelling, video, audio, film production and editing, and finalizing content for various digital distribution. Students experience video production both in studio and in the field and develop digital portfolios to demonstrate their creative and technical skills. The program has worked with Miltel, Lego, Disney, and Feature Films and is expanding to virtual production with unreal engine, maya 3D, and motion tracking.

Moore-Norman Technology Center Digital Cinema & TV Production
Open to adults and high school juniors and seniors, students of the Moore-Norman Technology Center’s Digital Cinema & TV Production program will receive hands-on training with 4K cinema and HD television equipment to learn all aspects of script-to-screen production including: direction, cinematography, field audio, lighting, Avid Media Composer editing, color grading, graphics, post-production sound and multi-cam studio. Two-year class participation includes numerous production crew shoots as well as the completion of narrative short films. Graduates of Digital Cinema & Television Production are employed by a variety of companies and organizations that create motion and sound media.

UNIVERSITIES

Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City University (OKCU) offers a BFA in Film Production as well as a Minor in Digital Film & Media for non-film majors. From your first semester through your final year, you’ll use state-of-the-art equipment and learn about the latest workflow practices within the context of the aesthetics, ethics, and traditions of filmmaking. Your work will set a foundation for your success in further graduate study or in the rapidly expanding local, regional, and national entertainment industries. While many OKCU graduates have gone on to work as production personnel in film and TV, others have started careers as independent filmmakers and visual artists. All have benefited from the collaborative atmosphere at OKCU where creative work is nurtured and new voices are discovered. Located in downtown Oklahoma City, the film program was started by Fritz Kiersch (“Children of the Corn”) with the support of Harbour Winn and others.

Oklahoma State University Screen Studies Program
As one of six programs within the Oklahoma State University (OSU) English Department, the Screen Studies program incorporates film studies, television studies, and studies in new media. The interdisciplinary nature of the program emphasizes scholarship and coursework across disciplines, and encourages diverse research approaches to film and media, whether avant-garde or genre, American or international, classical or contemporary. Housed in historic Morrill Hall, Screen Studies offers courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Undergraduate students may elect the Screen Option as part of their Bachelor’s degree in English, while graduate students may pursue both the Master’s degree and the Ph.D. in English with emphasis in Screen Studies. 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 Wesleyan University Digital Cinema Program
Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s (OKWU) Bachelor of Arts in Digital Cinema equips students to compete and thrive in the modern, media-saturated world. Students develop expertise in the areas of film production, shooting, and editing while participating with other students in production labs, internship experiences, and in a culminating senior capstone project. OKWU graduates emerge from the program equipped with the skills necessary to engage a marketplace where visual media plays a central role in nearly all communication. Career opportunities for this degree plan include film and video production, film editing, screenwriting, project management, public relations, and more.

Oral Roberts University Cinema, Television and Digital Media Program
Oral Roberts University’s (ORU) Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Cinema, Television and Digital Media (CTD) is a residential program that can equip students to become a Holy Spirit-empowered professional in the ever-changing world of media production. Blend theory, technology and creativity in extensive hands-on practical experiences through working on projects such as multi-camera broadcasting of ORU Chapel Services, theatre productions and other activities unique to each semester. ORU allows students to be immersed in the Multi Media Institute (MMI) during junior year after focusing on foundational courses in media, communication theory and liberal arts the first two years. As a student of MMI, students will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, to attend the National Association of Broadcasters expo (NAB show). The next stop will be Hollywood, California, where students will meet with Christian industry professionals, hold prayer walks at different studios and Hollywood sites, attend live recordings, take backstage studios tours and visit production companies. A program by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities enables select students the opportunity to study for one semester and to intern with the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. Core experiences of this program include Professional Lighting, Grip Work, Audio Recording, Remixing, Sound Effects, Multi Media Institute, Advanced Camera Skills, Film or TV Production and Direction, Motion Graphics, Web Creation and more! At the end of each year, students are encouraged to enter their work at the ORU Film Gala.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) provides a Minor in Film Production through the Art, Communication & Theatre Department. Students will train in a variety of film and entertainment disciplines doing hands-on work in addition to classroom study. Course options include Cinematography, Production Design, Screenwriting, Stage Management, Acting, Directing, Film and Culture, Costume Design, Motion Graphics, Voice Acting & Production and more. Working in conjunction with the SWOSU Theatre and SWOSU Broadcast programs, students will undertake a variety of projects and build a portfolio of work. Students will work in a variety of environments, including our own on-campus soundstage in the beautiful Hilltop Theatre.

University of Central Oklahoma College of Arts, Media and Design
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 Creative Media Production Program
Creative Media Production (CMP) students at the University of Oklahoma learn to be professional storytellers using digital media through hands-on learning and real-world experiences. At one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the nation, OU CMP students can focus their study with one or more of seven tracks: Audio Production, Corporate and Commercial Production, Documentary, Electronic Filmmaking, Video Production, Writing, or Interactive Multimedia. Students produce their work in one of Gaylord’s four studios, 14 editing suites, nearly 150 editing stations, two control rooms, two radio stations, or the multi-track audio station. Students are equipped to go on location with more than two-dozen cameras to create their own work. Screenings of student films are held in the new 185-seat Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation auditorium. CMP students have the opportunity to work for the student-produced television station, TV4OU, producing shows such as the OU Nightly newscast, sports and magazine shows and major music productions. In addition, students work on major independent projects such as films, documentaries with Gaylord Hall Productions and commercial productions or on special projects like ESPNU’s Campus Connection.

University of Oklahoma Film and Media Studies Program
The Film and Media Studies at the University of Oklahoma (OU) takes as its central mission to educate students to become both critical consumers and creative producers of cinema, television, and other screen images and narratives, be they fact or fiction. With eight core faculty of wide-ranging expertise and over 20 affiliate faculty spanning multiple departments (African and African American Studies; English; History; Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Women’s and Gender Studies) and colleges (Journalism and Mass Communication; Fine Arts), OU offers a comprehensive, dual-focused curriculum that combines the study of film and media history, theory and criticism as well as the practices of film and digital media production.

University of Tulsa Department of Film Studies
The University of Tulsa’s (TU) Film Studies program empowers students to acquire the analytical skills to understand and interpret film and film texts, and to make films that tell a story powerfully and effectively. From writing the script to final edits, students develop a thorough knowledge of film production. Our students are prepared to pursue a career in film production or further graduate studies. Students have access to state-of-the-art cameras and equipment and to many opportunities for film internships. They are encouraged and mentored to produce their own films for acceptance into regional and national festivals and for our three annual TU film festivals. TU students’ films regularly win awards, including a recent Student Emmy Award; and our alumni are working in major centers such as Los Angeles, New York, Austin and in Oklahoma.

YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES

Oklahoma Arts Institute – Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute
The Oklahoma Arts Institute hosts the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute (OSAI), an intensive two-week residential school at Quartz Mountain State Park and Lodge that provides professional training to artistically talented OKLAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, including graduating seniors, in the visual, literary and performing arts. OSAI offers training in the disciplines of acting, chorus, creative writing, dance, drawing and painting, film and video, orchestra and photography. You’ll join over 250 students from across the state as you study your chosen field and attend or participate in performances, gallery openings, film screenings, poetry readings, and more. Auditions run in the winter.

Moore-Norman Technology Center Digital Cinema & TV Production
Open to adults and high school juniors and seniors, students of the Moore-Norman Technology Center’s Digital Cinema & TV Production program will receive hands-on training with 4K cinema and HD television equipment to learn all aspects of script-to-screen production including: direction, cinematography, field audio, lighting, Avid Media Composer editing, color grading, graphics, post-production sound and multi-cam studio. Two-year class participation includes numerous production crew shoots as well as the completion of narrative short films. Graduates of Digital Cinema & Television Production are employed by a variety of companies and organizations that create motion and sound media.

University of Tulsa – Screenwriting and Filmmaking Camps for High School Students
The Department of Film Studies at The University of Tulsa offers a residential filmmaking camp for high school students. Students will have the opportunity to plunge into every aspect of creating films, as well as exciting evening group activities and film screenings. The camp will culminate in a festival of student work to display for friends and family. Days are spent in a workshop setting, with planned evening activities arranged for recreation and further exploration of film. Participants must stay on campus in a supervised residence hall during the camp; rooms are shared (males and females are housed on separate floors). Each camp has a full-time, qualified student assistant staying with the students in the residence.

Webster’s Television, Film and Digital Media Program for Career Tech Education Certifications – 8th-12th grade
Webster Middle and High School in Tulsa is home to the district’s only television studio within a school! Students in Webster’s Television, Film and Digital Media program learn career-ready skills to create captivating content from start to finish. Students can join the program starting in 8th grade. Inside TWHTV Studios, students learn leadership and technical skills through hands-on projects such as the student-produced daily news broadcast TWHTV Live, as well as other individual and group projects. Students can earn three media production certifications: producer, editor and production assistant.

PIVOTAL WORK: EARLY ACCESS SERIES

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office invites audiences to virtually preview our 2021 Oklahoma Film and Music Conference with the release of the “Pivotal Work: Early Access Series”. Join some of the state’s leading industry professionals for this free video series, which features workshops and discussions designed to educate and inspire audiences seeking to learn more about career opportunities within Oklahoma’s film and music industries.

WATCH PIVOTAL WORK HERE!

OF+MO FILM SCHOOL SERIES

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) is excited to share our OF+MO Film School video series, which streamed at the 2020 deadCenter Film Festival. OF+MO Film School provides introductory courses on film topics from some of the state’s top working film professionals.

WATCH OF+MO FILM SCHOOL HERE!

JR NOW WEBINAR SERIES

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) was proud to sponsor of The Journal Record’s (JR) Now Webinar Series, a free, weekly online discussion with timely topics moderated by Journal Record Interim Editor Joe Dowd. OF+MO was able to participate in three episodes with a focus on the state’s film industry.

WATCH THE JR NOW WEBINAR HERE!

CREATIVE CAREERS OKLAHOMA SERIES

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) joined Junior Achievement (JA), Creative Oklahoma, 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. Featured careers include acting, special effects, production accounting, screenwriting, makeup artists, casting, production management, grip, gaffer, costume design, production sound mixing, producing, directing, cinematography, music composition, art development and direction, and vocal work.

WATCH CREATIVE CAREERS OKLAHOMA HERE!

CREW CALLS

CASTING CALLS

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Social media has changed the way we connect with each other, and in addition to our own website, many local film and music groups offer their own additional events, job opportunities, resources and more.

Cinematropolis / The Cinematic Schematic
Thoughtful conversations about film, from Planet Thunder Productions.

Film Crew 101 by Oklahoma Film & TV Academy
Produced by the Oklahoma Film & TV Academy, each episode of the Film Crew 101 podcast series highlights a different department within film and television production and feature commentary with special guest artists highlighting their work and providing educational advice from their respective fields.

Okie Show Show
Hosts talk to other film and music industry pros ranging from gaffers to comedians to the next breakout indie rock band.

Simply Indie Podcast
The Simply Indie Podcast is a show brought to you by the Simply Indie Film Festival in Edmond, Oklahoma. Each episode features a guest from within the Oklahoma film industry and creative scene. These conversations focus on what’s going on in the film world, as well as each guest’s journey to where they are today.

The Really Fine Podcast (The RFP) by Freestyle Creative
The RFP revolves around everything advertising, branding, and marketing-related in Oklahoma, with guests every month that go behind the scenes of what they do and how they are displaying their organizations to the public.

WAFTI Show
Join Stephen, Aaron, and John on their urban adventures as they reflect on their own creative endeavors and those of the local community, with news, reviews, and interviews about music, food, film, venues, bars, and the friends who make it all happen.

The Oklahoma Production Directory is a free service we offer, and serves as a one-stop-shop for all things Oklahoma film. This database allows our local crew members and film-friendly businesses to promote themselves for hire to film and television productions in Oklahoma looking for employees and contract services. You can upload your resumé or company brochure, link to your website, customize information, add a profile picture/image and more. This resource is one of the best tools to promote yourself to the state’s industry for work. If you are an individual industry member with experience, we encourage you to register now and list your credits in the applicable crew categories that correspond to the work you’ve done. If you are an individual industry member with no experience wishing to be considered for job opportunities, you are welcome to register in the intern categories corresponding to the field of your interest.

REGISTER IN THE OKLAHOMA PRODUCTION DIRECTORY HERE
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