The Film Education Institute of Oklahoma (FEIO), alongside its partners, Nathan Gardocki Productions (NGP) and Castle Row Studios, are launching a series of film production and music workshops designated to help Oklahoma City residents that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants that are interested in retraining to work in one of Oklahoma’s fastest growing industries have the opportunity to learn from over thirty industry professionals in the fields of screenwriting, producing, film production, post-production and songwriting. Students will receive hands-on training with industry standard equipment from seasoned professionals that perform these jobs on a daily bases.
Participants will also be eligible to apply for paid internships and fellowships with the three organizations, beginning in early December.
“We are incredibly fortunate to provide this opportunity to our community,” said FEIO Executive Director Trevor Rogers. “This year has been tough on us all, but we’ve been given a chance to do some good here. If you’ve ever dreamed of working in music or movies, here is your chance to jump-start a new career.”
“We have always valued our dedicated community partners around the state, like FEIO, NGP and Castle Row Studios, who continuously step up to innovate and lead the next generation of Oklahoma film and music industry professionals,” said Tava Maloy Sofsky, Director of the Oklahoma Film + Music Office. “With Oklahoma’s film industry expanding, even amid a global pandemic, we look forward to welcoming more Okies into our industry-wide network and connecting them with opportunities statewide.”
Workshops begin in early December. Participants that are deemed eligible will be enrolled in the programs they desire to attend.
For a list of workshops and to register, visit castlerowstudios.com/workshops.
About Oklahoma Film + Music Office
Created in 1979, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) strives to share all that Oklahoma has to offer by welcoming filmmakers and music professionals to the state and by creating a network of support to develop Oklahoma’s film and music industries. For more information about the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program or the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, visit okfilmmusic.org.