Tulsa film office offers database for films needing places to shoot, crew, local music and more

A new Tulsa Creativity Database will help filmmakers, like John Swab and his Tulsa-shot crime drama ”Let Me Make You a Martyr” in 2015, to find potential filming locations, crew resources and more. Tulsa World file

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The Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture has launched the Tulsa Creativity Database, a searchable online platform to showcase the region’s creativity resources, including locations for use by filmmakers.

Businesses, organizations, artists, musicians and film crew can add themselves for free to the directory at tulsafmac.com.

The opportunity to enter a potential film location is open to any entity, and locations selected for a film shoot can collect a production fee, according to Tulsa FMAC Director Abby Kurin.

“We’re excited to debut this resource to the Tulsa community,” Kurin said. “The Tulsa Creativity Database is a new, exciting platform for Tulsans to promote their creativity to the world.”

To explore the Tulsa Creativity Database, visit tulsafmac.com.

The Tulsa Creativity Database is the result of more than a year of planning, fundraising and development led by Tulsa FMAC, a division of Tulsa Regional Chamber and the state’s only accredited city film commission.

Kurin said film productions rely on curated, searchable databases to find camera-ready locations, and this research is a primary driver for the ultimate destination of a production, which brings with it economic benefits and national exposure for the selected community.

The intention is for the database to help support not only film industry needs, but also to offer new opportunities for those in the music and the arts in northeast Oklahoma.

Tulsa FMAC worked with international firm Reel-Scout to build and develop the Tulsa Creativity Database, which will provide information for location scouts, production companies and film crews regarding local musicians, artists, galleries, studios, venues, accommodations and arts organizations.

“This is a unique initiative for a film office and is especially forward-thinking on Tulsa’s part,” said Reel-Scout President Ed Henegar.

The database will allow Tulsa FMAC to build custom location packages for productions looking to film in Tulsa, as well as provide an online directory to track, manage and promote local professionals to support those productions.

Michael Smith



Twitter: @michaelsmithTW

This article originally ran on tulsaworld.com.


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