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Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture launches film recovery program

Posted at 11:17 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 17:47:47-04

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture (Tulsa FMAC) is launching the Tulsa County Film Recovery Program.

On Friday, the film commission announced that the program is "dedicated to driving an economic boost through film production, mitigating COVID-19 risk on-set, and providing education opportunities for film crew to return to work safely."

Tulsa FMAC officials said the $90,000 program was funded through the Tulsa County CARES Act.

Prior to the pandemic, the Tulsa film industry was skyrocketing. It grew from 11 film productions in 2017 to 32 in 2019 - a whopping 190% increase over a two-year period! These 32 productions pumped money into the Tulsa economy and resulted in more than 3,000 hotel room nights. We’re extremely grateful Tulsa County Commissioners granted use of these funds focused on the film industry.
Wendy Drummond, chair of Tulsa FMAC

The program is available to production companies on a first-come, first-served basis. Each production that applies is eligible for up to $20,000 based on the percentage of local crew hired, booked lodging at a Tulsa County area hotel, direct spend in Tulsa County, and other qualified expenditures, according to Tulsa FMAC officials.

To download the program's guidelines, click here.

To review an application, click here.

For more information about Tulsa FMAC, click here.

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