The Cherokee Nation is offering rebates to film in Oklahoma


Filming “Killers of the Flower Moon” in the Cherokee Nation

Native Americans have been depicted in film since the earliest days of Hollywood, but often in ways that pushed negative and offensive stereotypes…

Now, Native American tribes are working to expand their role in film and TV production to help revitalize and diversify their lands’ economies, as well as improve representation of Indigenous people onscreen…

While some states have included diversity as part of the qualifications for their production tax incentives, last week the Cherokee Nation went a step further, introducing what it said was the first film incentive offered by a Native American tribe — a cash rebate of up to 25% — to filmmakers who shoot on its land. The credit is in addition to Oklahoma’s existing film tax credit.

“Helping an industry get introduced to the region and to [get] a foothold is important,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. “Those are all great opportunities for our people and really just to generate some economic vitality in an area that could use it.”

Overdue in so many ways. Not only from the side of the Cherokee Nation and the state of Oklahoma; but, from Hollywood and the film industry.

2 thoughts on “The Cherokee Nation is offering rebates to film in Oklahoma

  1. Movie Guy says:

    “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” is the third non-fiction book by the American journalist David Grann https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killers_of_the_Flower_Moon#Synopsis
    “The Rare Archival Photos Behind ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ : While investigating the heinous Osage murders for my new book, I also came to know the victims’ faces.” by David Grann https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/osage-murders-photos-killers-of-flower-moon

    “Sometime reality is too complex. Stories give it form.” (Jean Luc Godard)

  2. film guy says:

    The Native American Media Alliance, in partnership with the Cherokee Nation Film Office and Warner Bros. Discovery Access, has announced the selected fellows for the 2nd Annual Native American Writers Seminar. https://deadline.com/2022/06/second-annual-native-american-writers-seminar-1235043420/
    The Native American Writers Seminar is a month-long intensive that develops emerging writers who are new to writing for film and television. This initiative provides new access for Native Americans interested in breaking into writing for film and television.
    The Native American Media Alliance (NAMA) advocates for Native American representation in the entertainment industry. This initiative functions as a resource for industry personnel to work with Native Americans who have an authentic voice for film, television and new media. The Native American Media Alliance is a project of the Barcid Foundation; a non-profit organization that focuses on multimedia programming in indigenous communities.
    The mission of the Cherokee Nation Film Office is to increase the presence of Native Americans in every level of the film and television industries, while creating opportunities for economic development and jobs in the Cherokee Nation.

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