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Francis Tuttle Technology Center Offering Two Film Courses

Francis Tuttle Technology Center, in partnership with the Film Education Institute of Oklahoma (FEIO) and Prairie Surf Media, is offering two upcoming film career training courses.  

Foundations of Set Painting for Film
Sept. 17 – Oct. 1 (Saturdays)
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Rockwell Campus 

Set the stage with your creativity. In this hands-on class, you will learn the basic skills needed to work as a scenic painter in the film industry. Each step of the set painting process will be covered, from plaster to character aging. Plus, you will gain an understanding of expectations and etiquette for a professional film crew. Take your skills to the next level in one of the state’s fastest growing industries. This course is taught by Tony and Obie award-winning scenic artist, Meghan Buchanan. 

Cost: $145 

Watch a video about the course here.  

Entertainment Payroll
Sept. 23 – Nov. 4 (every other Friday)
9 to 11 a.m.

Just like everything in the film industry, payroll has its own unique flavor. This class will help you learn the ins and outs of payroll in the entertainment business before you apply for the job. It provides a Payroll 101 overview and an understanding of Area Standards Agreements (ASA) for all unions operating in Oklahoma and distant hires, non-union workers, Directors Guild of America employees, Teamsters, and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) employees. The instructor, Cecilia Escobar, brings a wealth of experience from working in payroll accounting on several high-profile films, including “Iron Man 2,” “Water for Elephants,” “Men in Black II” and the 2022 film “Ambulance.” 

Cost: $250 

For more information and to register for these courses, click here.   


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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