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City of Norman Achieves Oklahoma Film Friendly Certification

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), in conjunction with VisitNorman and the City of Norman, is proud to announce the city has achieved film friendly certification after completing the requirements for OF+MO’s Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Program.

“Being able to showcase Norman’s visually iconic assets by being included in the OF+MO’s catalog of certified film friendly communities marks an exciting milestone for all of us who have been working to grow this industry and important economic sector,” said VisitNorman President and CEO Dan Schemm. “Seeing our city on the big screen certainly builds community pride; we seek opportunities to highlight how picturesque it is. Just as importantly, knowing what an economic driver film production has been for other cities across the U.S. and how it will positively impact Norman’s business community has been a major motivator to become officially certified. We want to offer our thanks to the City of Norman, Norman Economic Development Coalition, elected officials and other community leaders who have helped finalize this process.”

With an estimated 111,357 residents, Norman is the third largest city in Oklahoma, offering both small-town charm and college town energy amongst a dazzling array of sophisticated eateries, world-class museums and a thriving nightlife. Home to the “Sooner Magic” of the University of Oklahoma, the city also has robust support for the arts with annual events, including Norman Film Fest, Jazz in June and Norman Music Fest, the state’s largest free music festival. Having previously hosted film and television productions such as the original “Twister,” “Rise and Walk: The Dennis Byrd Story,” “Full Out 2: You Got This,” “Turkey Bowl,” “Painted Woman” and “The Line,” the City of Norman has a number of camera-ready attractions, including Lake Thunderbird State Park, the historic Sooner Theatre and booming Campus Corner.

“We’re incredibly proud of the hard work and collaboration among local leadership in the City of Norman to achieve their film friendly certification,” said OF+MO Director Jeanette Stanton. “As the City of Norman continues to innovate and expand all it has to offer, we’re thrilled that Oklahoma’s film, television and music industries are valued for the economic opportunity they can provide communities.”

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For more information on OF+MO’s Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Program, including a list of certified film friendly communities, visit

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About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office
Under the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) works to promote the state as a viable hub for film, television and music production as well as further develop opportunities for workforce, business and community growth within these sectors. For more information on the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, including the state’s film incentives and additional resources, visit

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