The inaugural Drive-In Movie Nights during Cherokee National Holiday were a huge success. Many thanks to our film office for coordinating the event. Every detail was perfect, right down to the mini clapboards and chalk that attendees received. How fun it was to watch an all-Native slate of films with other Cherokees and to hear such enthusiastic applause after each one. I’m extremely proud of the work our film office is doing to bring Cherokee stories and Native talent to the forefront of the media industry. Across the globe, more entertainment content is being consumed than ever before and productions are looking for places to film, along with the crew to make it happen. Oklahoma is one of the most desirable states for these efforts because of state incentives, and our CNFO is helping film and television producers understand all that Cherokee Nation has to offer. We are opening doors for Native people to work locally in the industry in all types of positions, from on-screen talent to behind-the-scenes crew. In a groundbreaking move, CNFO has created the first database of Native American cast, crew and film-friendly businesses for productions to not only use Native talent, but to tell stories with authenticity. The film office serves as a liaison between productions, talent and crew, as well as writers and cultural consultants. They also serve as location scouts, helping productions find the perfect places to tell their stories, using our unique locations here in northeast Oklahoma as a backdrop. I encourage you to sign up for CNFO’s databases of cast, crew and talent on www.cherokee.film if you are interested in working in the film production industry. This gets your name out there and lets productions know you are available and would like to be hired.
OsiyoTV Feature!🎞🚨#Cherokee potter Crystal Hanna's motto is "Never stop learning," and it's clear that she embodies that ethic. You'll meet Crystal in our upcoming ALL-NEW fall season. Season 6 starts Oct. 1! Streaming first on Thursdays. #OsiyoTVSeason6 #NewLookNewSeason pic.twitter.com/eIdrksjmHn— Osiyo TV (@osiyo_tv) September 21, 2020
Chuck Hoskin Jr. is the 18th elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, the largest Indian tribe in the United States. He is only the second elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from Vinita, the first being Thomas Buffington, who served from 1899-1903. Prior to being elected Principal Chief, Hoskin served as the tribe’s Secretary of State. He also formerly served as a member of the Council of the Cherokee Nation, representing District 11 for six years.
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