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“Since 2010, Visit Bartlesville has proudly supported everything from studio productions to independent films and television projects, with the community welcoming everyone from Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio to ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey,'” said Maria Gus, Executive Director of Visit Bartlesville and Film Liaison for the City of Bartlesville. “While it has been a privilege to represent Oklahoma in our endeavors, the greatest reward has been helping Oklahoma’s filmmakers, talent, and crew develop more opportunities to work and do what they love about Oklahoma. This film-friendly designation recognizes our important journey with OF+MO, and we look forward to working together to bring even more attention to the great people and places of Oklahoma.

Home to ConocoPhillips and Phillips Petroleum Company, Bartlesville offers a unique blend of cosmopolitan attitude mixed with neighborhood friendliness and cultural attractions found nowhere else. Nestled in the hills of Northeast Oklahoma, Bartlesville’s extensive network of parks and trails, impressive architecture and world-class museums are some of the city’s top attractions, including the only fully realized skyscraper by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Price Tower Arts Center, the Bartlesville Community Center, and Woolaroc, which has a 3,700-acre wildlife preserve, one of America’s finest museums, nature trails, and the historic Frank Phillips Lodge.

“We continually hear from filmmakers who have worked in the region how impressed they have been not only with the scenic locations and landscapes, but how grateful they are for the warm welcome and support they have received from community of Bartlesville,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “Likewise, we applaud Visit Bartlesville’s hard work and leadership in the city, and are proud to officially certify Bartlesville as our latest movie-friendly community.”

Home to the OKM Music Festival, Bartlesville has supported the state’s film, television and music industries for over a decade, and has hosted or supported the production of several projects, including “To The Wonder”, “August: Osage County, ‘American Gods’, ‘To The Stars’, ‘Joey & Ella’ and, most recently, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, the biggest movie to be produced in the history of the State.

“Bartlesville has been extremely fortunate to have hosted a number of productions over the years, and we are delighted to have developed a great working relationship with the film industry,” said Bartlesville City Manager Mike Bailey. . “The motion picture industry is growing in the state of Oklahoma, and Bartlesville is thrilled to continue to be a part of it.”


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