Film and Television Production
Chickasha has a number of locations ideal for recording movies and television. We also have state incentives available to filmmakers.
The Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program offers a cash rebate of 35-37% on qualifying Oklahoma expenditures to film and television productions filming in the state. The rebate is extended to film, television and commercial productions. The rebate currently has a $8 million rolling cap per fiscal year (July 1-June 30) and has been renewed through 2027. There is no per-project cap, but each production must have a minimum budget of $50,000 and spend $25,000 in qualified Oklahoma spend. Rebate funds are pre-qualified for eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
The rebate offers a base percentage of 35% on qualified Oklahoma expenditures. If a minimum of $20,000 is spent on music that has been recorded in Oklahoma by an Oklahoman or on Oklahoma music production costs, an additional 2% is added to the total rebate on qualified Oklahoma expenditures, for a total of 37%.
The Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program statute is found in Oklahoma Statute Title 68 Section 3621 through 3626.
The Point of Purchase Sales Tax Exemption exempts qualified film productions from paying sales tax on property or services related to the film production. There is no minimum budget or expenditure requirement to take advantage of this incentive. The state’s current sales tax is 4.5%. Local taxes, which vary from city to city and county to county, average between 3% and 4%.
This Point of Purchase Sales Tax Exemption cannot be used in conjunction with the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program.
Local Film Business
Intellego Media is a film and digital media company based in Chickasha, with a desire to bring excellence to the film industry. Its specialties include commercial videos, promotional videos, music videos, and documentaries.
Intellego’s founder, Reagan Elkins, was recognized as the Oklahoma Film and Music Office’s Film Artist of the Month for September 2020. His work has been featured on numerous publications including, American Songwriter, Cowboys & Indians, Monster Energy, Ditty TV, Spill Magazine, Uber Rock, The Oklahoman, and The New York Times Bucks Blogs. You can contact Reagan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call or text (405) 863-0446.