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Oklahoma Holds Film Conference, Invests In Recruiting Projects

Nov 20, 2019
Oklahoma Film and Music Office Director Tava Sofsky, left, leads a discussion Thursday with film producer Jonathan King during the opening session of the inaugural Oklahoma Film and Music Conference.  (Photo by Steve Metzer)
(Photo by Steve Metzer)

Last week, hundreds of entertainment industry professionals attended Oklahoma's first-ever Film and Music Conference. The event's goal was to help the state's talent further develop industry skills and knowledge, as well as to encourage companies to produce projects in Oklahoma. Journal Record editor Russell Ray discusses how the state incentivizes production companies to film in Oklahoma and what officials are saying about Oklahoma's potential for attracting movies.

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