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.

One thought 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)

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