The Chamber’s October 21 Chamber Forum will examine how the state’s growing film industry is helping provide a boost to the economy and job sector.
October's online Chamber Forum will delve into the growth of Oklahoma as a destination for film and television production.
Pizza, tacos and a to-die-for carrot cake can all be found in the Uptown 23rd Street District. You can also see some of the original attractions that were once along Route 66. Find out more about the area then make plans to visit for your next meal.
Last year a record 39 film and television productions took place in the state. The productions generated $75 million for the state economy.
“The new reality of streaming is that it’s perfect for our medium,” said Lance McDaniel, deadCenter's executive director. “I think people are on board with this new style of receiving movies and now we’ll offer movies that they can’t see anywhere else.”
With so many arts organizations in the city, it can be difficult to pick where you donate your money. Allied Arts helps to alleviate that decision, providing funding to 40 local arts groups in the Greater Oklahoma City area. Read more about the emergency arts fund the organization has created.
"It is such a surprise to come back and see all the different restaurants and boutique shops and all the businesses that had popped up. And I think the Chamber was obviously a huge part of that, but it just was a nice surprise, because it's not what I was expecting to come back to."
We’re almost to the middle of February, but there’s still plenty of time to learn more while celebrating Black History Month.