EXCLUSIVE: Cherokee Nation Companies on Monday unveiled a brand new firm identify with 4 distinct branches and logos, in addition to new social media accounts and web site, geared toward higher representing the tribe’s continued efforts in changing into a movie and media manufacturing hub and creating essential adjustments inside these industries.
The tribe’s collective efforts in filmmaking, storytelling and content material creation at the moment are Cherokee Movie.
“Cherokee Nation has quickly become a leading hub for Indigenous storytellers in television and film,” stated Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. “As we increase infrastructure, explore incentives, connect resources and remove barriers, Cherokee Nation and its businesses are helping grow and amplify television and film production in Oklahoma while making it possible for our citizens to be a part of it.”
Cherokee Movie’s portfolio consists of 4 branches – Cherokee Movie Productions, Cherokee Movie Studios, Cherokee Movie Fee and Cherokee Movie Institute – and represents greater than 30 full-time staff.
“Cherokee Nation and its businesses continue to stand at the forefront of industry and economic growth in Oklahoma,” stated Chuck Garrett, CNB chief government officer. “We are very proud of our ongoing leadership role in helping grow and evolve the film and television industry, and it’s time that our brand recognizes the entirety of those efforts.”
Below Cherokee Movie Productions, the tribe will proceed sharing its tales by way of OsiyoTV and can add a slate of recent initiatives, creating content material that tells Cherokee tales and contributes to the tribe’s language-revitalization efforts. Cherokee Movie Studios will proceed supporting the native, regional and Native movie industries by way of investments in infrastructure, increasing upon the tribe’s present soundstage facility in Owasso, OK.
The Cherokee Movie Fee will proceed providing its initiatives supporting all sorts of content material creators, akin to its $1 million annual movie rebate; cultural consulting providers; and Native American crew, expertise and support-services directories. Below Cherokee Movie Institute, the tribe is investing in a long-term technique to create instructional and workforce alternatives geared toward eradicating the barrier for Native People to enter the business and create a sustainable workforce in and across the Cherokee Nation reservation.
“The launch of Cherokee Film represents a new way forward, not just for the Cherokee people, but for all of Indian Country and for film and media as a whole. With a community-driven mindset, we have built a living, breathing ecosystem to create positive change through the practice of storytelling in the digital age,” stated Jennifer Loren, senior director of Cherokee Movie. “From our Native American expertise and crew databases and movie rebate program to our state-of-the-art soundstage, Cherokee Nation is rapidly changing into a hub for movie and media manufacturing whereas creating job alternatives and producing financial exercise all through northeastern Oklahoma.
“With Cherokee Film’s new investments in film and media production and investments in educating our workforce, we hope to create lasting change that will help diversify the stories we see in mainstream media. Our team at Cherokee Film is passionate about creating a better and more inclusive life for the next seven generations.”
Cherokee Movie is owned by Cherokee Nation Companies, the financial engine of the most important Native American tribe within the U.S. The tribally owned holding firm stays a driver of neighborhood improvement, financial influence and cultural preservation, in addition to a staple within the hospitality business and chief in federal contracting options.
To be taught extra, go to Cherokee.movie and take a look at the brand new model’s sizzle reel.