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BRIEF: Monday: City making push to lure film, music to Tulsa

June 30, 2013

YellowBrix

June 30--Tulsa is ready to make its pitch to the film and music industries.

The city's Film and Music Office likely will get a modest start this month, when city councilors plan to allocate $50,000 for startup costs and a director to promote the city as a site for major film shoots, movie producers and music professionals.

The office, recommended by the Mayor's Film & Music Advisory Board of Tulsa, is envisioned as a liaison to Hollywood, concierge to film crews and advocate for music professionals at all levels.

"It's anything and everything related to growing Tulsa as a great place to make movies, from the big budget to the small independent, from the full-length feature to the five-minute short," said City Councilor Blake Ewing, who worked with Mayor Dewey Bartlett to create the advisory board last year.

Read more in Monday's Tulsa World.

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