Last month, Governor Stitt signed into law the Filmed in Oklahoma Act of 2021, which provides corporate welfare to out-of-state corporations in return for them filming their movies in our starstruck state.
We think this is a great idea because...
1. Bragging rights
2. It helps the economy and the local film industry, which in return, helps the local "tabloid" media industry.
3. Production companies have already missed too many great opportunities to film in Oklahoma!
Just think about that last one for a second. Instead of giving all tax breaks and subsidies to Oil Overlords, what if Oklahoma lawmakers were boosting the movie industry 25 to 50 to even 100 years ago? Imagine all the great movies that could have, and thus should have, been filmed in Oklahoma.
Here are 10 that Patrick and I came up with: