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Cherokee Nation Film Office, Native American Media Alliance helping grow Native representation

TULSA, Okla. –  The Cherokee Nation Film Office is partnering with the Native American Media Alliance to help grow Native representation in film and television. The collaboration, which includes support from major industry allies and the Motion Picture Association, aims to expand diversity and inclusion throughout the entertainment industry, both in front and behind the [...]

By |2022-04-06T11:39:16-05:00April 6, 2022|Press Releases|Comments Off on Cherokee Nation Film Office, Native American Media Alliance helping grow Native representation

Cherokee Nation Film Office, Tulsa Artist Tate Steinsiek Present Special Effects Workshop

TULSA, Okla. – As film and television productions continue to expand into Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation is helping prepare Native Americans to join the rapidly growing industry. The tribe’s film office recently partnered with Tulsa artist Tate Steinsiek to introduce students to the special effects field. The Cherokee Nation Film Office supplied full scholarships for Native American [...]

By |2022-03-09T16:45:40-06:00March 9, 2022|Press Releases|Comments Off on Cherokee Nation Film Office, Tulsa Artist Tate Steinsiek Present Special Effects Workshop

Chief Chat: Cherokee Nation Breaks New Ground With Film Incentive

Osiyo,From time immemorial, Cherokee people have shared stories to pass on our history and our values. The tools of storytelling have changed in the modern world, but the need to tell our stories is no less important. By growing the film and television industry within the Cherokee Nation Reservation, we can make sure our stories [...]

By |2022-02-03T16:02:56-06:00February 3, 2022|Press Releases|Comments Off on Chief Chat: Cherokee Nation Breaks New Ground With Film Incentive

Cherokee Nation Announces Film Incentive Program

Cherokee Nation Film Office announces first-ever tribal film incentive program Tribe introduces funding for productions filmed within reservation, hiring Natives TULSA, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation Film Office has announced it will soon offer a groundbreaking film incentive program, becoming the first tribal film office in the U.S. to do so. The Cherokee Nation [...]

By |2022-01-25T09:18:57-06:00January 25, 2022|Press Releases|Comments Off on Cherokee Nation Announces Film Incentive Program

Introduction to FX Gore and Blood Gags for Film

Tate Steinsiek, a Native American award-winning SFX Prosthetics artist, Conceptual Artist, and Director will be teaching a course, at his Tulsa studio, sponsored by the Cherokee Nation Film Office entitled Introduction to FX Gore & Blood Gags for Film. Tate is a two-time finalist on Syfy's Competition Series FACE OFF, in both Seasons 1 & [...]

By |2022-01-21T11:47:03-06:00January 21, 2022|Scholarships|Comments Off on Introduction to FX Gore and Blood Gags for Film

“I Can’t” Be an Extra in a Movie

Jan. 26 at 7PM Ever wondered how to be an extra on a film set, or how to act for the camera? Join the TCC McKeon Center for Creativity on Jan. 26, and find out how with the “I Can’t” workshops – Film Edition!The Oklahoma film industry is hot, and extras are needed for film [...]

By |2022-01-20T17:26:24-06:00January 19, 2022|Events|Comments Off on “I Can’t” Be an Extra in a Movie

ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught): Free Screening at Circle Cinema

Jan. 22 2PM Filmed on the Qualla Boundary and Cherokee Nation, ᎤᏕᏲᏅ(What They’ve Been Taught), directed by Brit Hensel (Cherokee) explores expressions of reciprocity in the Cherokee world, brought to life through a story told by an elder and first language speaker. This film is part of Nia Tero's Reciprocity Project. On Saturday, Jan. 22, Circle [...]

By |2022-01-19T13:41:59-06:00January 19, 2022|Events|Comments Off on ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught): Free Screening at Circle Cinema

OFTA Set-Ready Workshop

Jan. 22-23 OFTA's "Set Ready" foundation course provides you with practical real world knowledge of how a professional film and TV production with 80+ crew members operates. We're not going to be teaching you how to direct, edit, run camera or sound, but rather prepare you for your first set of jobs on a film set and [...]

By |2022-01-19T12:55:51-06:00January 19, 2022|Education, Events|Comments Off on OFTA Set-Ready Workshop

Cherokee Nation Film Office Preparing Natives for Growing Film Industry

Pictured above: Cherokee Nation Film Office and Oklahoma Film & Television Academy partner to help educate Native American students to be set-ready as industry continues to grow in Oklahoma. (L to R) Back row: Jennifer Loren, director of CNFO and Original Content; Set Ready students Noah Stiles, Stuart Watson, Lily Gibson, Matthew Owen, Lacey [...]

By |2021-12-21T20:07:57-06:00December 16, 2021|Press Releases|Comments Off on Cherokee Nation Film Office Preparing Natives for Growing Film Industry

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 means to [...]

By |2021-12-21T21:52:20-06:00December 3, 2021|Industry Spotlight|Comments Off on Wayne Garner
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