Oklahoma’s Stable Incentives, Studio Space and Crew Boosts Production
Oklahoma has seen booms before, mostly in the oil business.
But right now, the state’s boom has more to do with celluloid.Among several Sundance hits over the past few years, “Minari” and “Stillwater” shot in the state, and now Martin Scorsese is lensing his big-budget “Killer of the Flower Moon,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, there while Oklahoma’s Sterlin Harjo will shoot Season 2 of his groundbreaking FX series “Reservation Dogs” (pictured above) using a lot of local talent and crew.Keys to making Oklahoma attractive to filmmakers include the $30 million cash rebate available — set until 2031 — a base rate of 20% with the opportunity to reach 38% in a rebate.
The state legislature passed this program in July.
Equally important is the stability of those incentives.The state started to gain traction with its 2014 program, which although it has exhausted its funds, showed producers that Oklahoma had stable incentives and “we started to get consistent business,
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