City of Ada Achieves Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Certification | Local News

The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF + MO), in conjunction with the City of Ada, is proud to announce that the community of Ada has achieved film friendly certification after meeting the requirements for the Community Program of Ada. ‘Oklahoma Film Friendly OF + MO.

“We are very honored to be named as a Film Friendly Community and to have the opportunity to partner with the Department of Commerce and the Oklahoma Film and Music Office to bring the film industry to our city,” said said Deputy General Manager and Film Friendly Community. Liaison Angie Stout. “Not only are we excited about the potential economic impact, but also the chance to show everyone what Ada has to offer. “

Located in the hills of Southeast Oklahoma, the historic town of Ada is known for its pioneering spirit and hospitality. There are many attractions that make Ada a prime destination for filmmakers, such as Wintersmith Park, East Central University and its bustling Main Street and

Arts District, home to the century-old McSwain Theater, as well as a variety of shops, restaurants and more.

Home of country music star Blake Shelton, Ada recently hosted the filming of the upcoming documentary “Little Amens,” which chronicles the community‘s rich musical history by producing generations of music industry professionals. The town of Ada also serves as the headquarters of The Chickasaw Nation, which has produced a number of feature films throughout Oklahoma over the past decade, including “Pearl”, “Te Ata” and “Montford: The

Chickasaw Rancher, ”the latter of which debuted on Netflix earlier this month.

“Certifying Ada as a ‘movie-friendly’ city seemed like the perfect way to welcome and encourage industry in our region. The film industry has many communities that benefit from it in terms of jobs and income, and we want to be part of these advancements, ”said Tina Davis, information technology teacher at Pontotoc Technology Center, who has partnered with the city of Ada to help them get film certification. by cataloging and photographing the assets of the community.

“Growing up in Ada myself, I am extremely proud of the city’s efforts to achieve film friendly certification through OF + MO’s Oklahoma Film Friendly community program,” said OF + MO director. , Tava Maloy Sofsky. “We are delighted to be able to further share the rich history and cultural diversity that this community can offer filmmakers. “

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