Regional Advantages in Oklahoma
Cash Back Rebate
New Film Incentive
$20 Million Rolling Annual Cap
Requires state logo in end credits and apprenticeships for workforce development
*includes 7.5% on out of state crew the first two years
Filming in Rural Counties
Additional 2% bonus if that filming is in municipality of 13,000 or less population.
At least 3% of Oklahoma Film spend.
Filming on Certified Soundstages
25% or more of principal photography where at least 1% of Oklahoma Film spend is on soundstages.
Episodic, Series and Multi-Picture Deals
Stand alone TV pilots will receive 2%, while a first season and beyond will receive 5%.
Landmarks & Historical Districts
Oklahoma is home to a rich, offbeat architectural and cultural history. OKC alone holds seven historic districts and a wealth of Mid-Century architecture, Tulsa is famed for Art Deco style, and landmarks like the Golden Driller and Oklahoma City National Memorial stand tribute to our past.
Prominent landmarks and historic districts: Oklahoma City National Memorial, Historic Route 66, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower, Henry Overholser Mansion, Brady Theater, The Golden Driller, Sequoyah’s Cabin, Guthrie Historic District, The Skirvin Hilton
Lakes & Rivers
Oklahoma boasts more shoreline than the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts combined. With 1 million surface acres of rivers and lakes statewide, pristine water destinations–and lush surrounding vegetation–abound.
Prominent lakes and rivers: Lake Eufaula, Lake Tenkiller, Eufaula Lake, Lake Texoma, Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, Arkansas River, Canadian River, Red River
Mountains & Mesas
From the verdant Ouachitas in the east to the arid Black Mesa in the west, Oklahoma’s cliffs, peaks and mountain ranges provide countless striking geological destinations, all within a day’s drive of Oklahoma City.
Prominent mountains, mesas and ranges:
Quartz Mountains, Wichita Mountains, Ouachita Mountains, Black Mesa, Arbuckle range, Glass Mountains
Plains & Prairies
Interspersed across the state are sweeping, cinematic grasslands where vistas of land and sky stretch on for miles. Two hours northeast of OKC, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is one of the last remaining prairies in the country.
Prominent plains and prairies:
Red River Valley Region, Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Western High Plains, Central Great Plains, Southwestern Tablelands, East Central Texas Plains
Towns like Guthrie and Pawhuska are rich in Americana and old charm. Historic main streets transport visitors to another time, while a rich connection to the land means miles of untouched countryside are never far away.
Prominent rural towns:
Guthrie, Pawhuska, Sulphur, Medicine Park, Eufaula, Broken Bow, Pauls Valley
With series like FX/HULU's Reservation Dogs and films like Minari, Reagan, and Killers of the Flower Moon filming in Oklahoma our crew base has been steadily growing across all departments.
According to recent data from the Oklahoma Film and Music Office, Oklahoma has had up to eight shows running simultaneously staffed with no less than 60-70% local crew.
Under the banner Prairie Surf Academy, in just nine months Prairie Surf has trained more than 200 people in all departments ranging from production and post-production to screenwriting. PSM has partnered with multiple career techs, colleges, universities and non-profits across the state to ensure that there are entry points into the industry at every level and price point including workshops in both production design and production management with Oklahoma City University. In partnership alongside Oklahoma City Community College, Prairie Surf is crafting a grip and electric training program set to launch in January of 2022 and multiple career techs including Francis Tuttle and Metro Tech are currently building programs in partnership with Prairie Surf to meet the industry's growing needs.