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Education Testimonial: Julia Morgan Leatham

Julia Morgan Leatham is a Cherokee screenwriter in Los Angeles. She has participated in a handful of the programs that the Native American Media Alliance has offered, including the Feature Film Writers Lab and the Writers Seminar, which are both put on in partnership with the Cherokee Nation Film Office. We asked Julia to [...]

By |2021-12-03T08:45:15-06:00December 3, 2021|Blog, Education|0 Comments

Industry Spotlight: Wayne Garner

You may recognize him from season five of “Osiyo: Voices of the Cherokee People,” but that was just the beginning of Wayne Garner’s screen time. Born and raised in Indian Country, this Cherokee musician has traveled around the world to perform with his band. For Garner, being on the road started as a [...]

By |2021-12-02T17:30:29-06:00December 2, 2021|Blog, Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Dan Warrior

Industry Spotlight: Dan Warrior has a larger-than-life passion for Native representation in film. Dan Warrior (Mvskoke, Absentee Shawnee, Rosebud Sioux) has a larger than life presence. Standing at a modest 6’10” his presence commands a room. Over the last year those rooms have become studios and film sets, and it wasn’t just his [...]

By |2021-11-12T16:37:18-06:00November 12, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cherokee Nation Film Office, OSU-Tulsa Partner in Expanding Film Education

Cherokee Nation Film Office, OSU-Tulsa partner in expanding film education Tribe contributes to new equipment and scholarships at local campus  TULSA, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation Film Office and Oklahoma State University-Tulsa are partnering to build educational opportunities and support Oklahoma’s rapidly expanding film industry. OSU-Tulsa is currently expanding its public, noncredit workshops for screenwriting, [...]

By |2021-10-11T10:47:19-05:00October 11, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments

Industry Spotlight: Jennifer Podemski

Industry Spotlight: Jennifer Podemski is creating the representation she wishes to see in the world. Native and Indigenous people, specifically women, are the lowest represented demographic in the film and television industries, both in front of and behind the camera. It's not a new concept, but it still stings. According to a 2019 report [...]

By |2021-12-02T17:08:27-06:00October 1, 2021|Blog, Industry Spotlight, Newsletter, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Industry Spotlight: Cherokee Nation citizen plants the seed for future generations of Native American actors

“Good Will Hunting” is the film that started it all for Cherokee Nation citizen Brooks Ryan Pollard at just 12 years old. He didn’t know how or when he was going to start acting, but he knew in that moment that his place in film was in front of the camera. Instead of waiting for [...]

By |2021-03-19T15:38:23-05:00March 19, 2021|Blog, Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

CASTING CALL: TV Series RESERVATION DOGS – Episodes 102, 104, 106

Taika Waititi/Sterlin Harjo FX Series Set to Film in OK RESERVATION DOGS Ep. 102, 104, 106 Television Series Network: FX Union Status: SAG-AFTRA Executive Producer: Taika Waititi Producer: Garrett Basch Producer / Writer / Director: Sterlin Harjo Series Casting Director: Angelique Midthunder Local Casting Director: Chris Freihofer Local Casting Associate: Jenn Rader Audition Date: ASAP [...]

By |2021-03-19T14:06:27-05:00March 19, 2021|Casting Calls, Shared|0 Comments

Native American Background Extras Needed for a Major Motion Picture

?CASTING CALL!? A major motion picture is filming in Oklahoma from mid-April to late August and they need Native American background extras! ? This is your chance to get discovered! Read the photo for more information. If you're interested visit backgroundoklahoma.com and fill out the simple form. *If you have previously applied to appear in [...]

By |2021-03-19T13:54:14-05:00March 19, 2021|Active, Casting Calls|0 Comments

OklaHomies 2, Still at Home: Short Film Contest is open for submissions March 12-26!

THE CONTEST IS BACK, MARCH 12th – 26th! Make a movie from your smartphone. Win prizes and cash!  It’s been an entire year since CNFO hosted the inaugural OklaHomies Short Film Contest. Get ready for a bigger and better year two. More categories. More prizes. What is the OklaHomies Short Film Contest, you ask?  The purpose of this contest is [...]

By |2021-06-25T14:02:09-05:00March 8, 2021|Events, Expired|0 Comments
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