Sound Stages

Land of Gold First to Film at Cherokee Nation’s Soundstage

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 11:00 -- Nick Dager

The Cherokee Nation and its film office are celebrating the world premiere of Land of Gold, the 2021 winner of AT&T Presents: Untold Stories, and the first production of its kind to be filmed at the tribe’s studios and virtual soundstage located in Owasso. The film, directed by award-winning filmmaker Nardeep Khurmi, debuted at the Tribeca Festival in New York City this month.

New Production Complex Planned in Texas

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 12:04 -- Nick Dager

The Hill Country Group has announced plans for Hill Country Studios, a film, virtual production, television, and streaming complex to be built in San Marcos, Texas, a short distance from Austin and San Antonio. With a mission to unbridle creative storytelling through innovation and emerging technologies, the company says the $267 million project will be the first and largest studio of its kind in Texas.

Movie Studio Plan Approved in New Jersey

Tue, 04/05/2022 - 09:44 -- Nick Dager

The Bayonne, New Jersey Planning Board has approved a major motion picture studio at the southern tip of the city. The movie studio, 1888, named after the year the motion picture camera was invented by Thomas Edison, will give a facelift to a long-vacant site. The studio will be constructed by 1888 Studios on nearly 75 acres of land at the former site of the Texaco oil refinery site.

New Effort Provides Production Training for Native American Students

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 10:01 -- Nick Dager

The Cherokee Nation Film Office and the Oklahoma Film & Television Academy are partnering to help educate Native American students to be set-ready as industry continues to grow in Oklahoma. The tribe’s film office recently sponsored and hosted OFTA’s Set Ready course at Cherokee Nation’s COVID Response Virtual Soundstage. Through CNFO scholarships, Native American students attended the course at no charge.

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