Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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“The Cherokee Word for Water” Indian Film-Training Program

The Cherokee Word for Water is a feature length movie being filmed in the Tahlequah area in September. We are currently seeking paid participants for our Indian Film-Training Program. This is a real hands-on work program where the participants will be trained by the heads of each department in which they work. By the end of the program, participants will have real work experience that will extend beyond the film world, with credit in the film. Once completed, participants can be added to Oklahoma state crew production list for future films shot in the state. Participants should be ready for long hours (a minimum of 10 to 16 hours days) and able to work 6 days a week. Lunch will be provided during shoot weeks. Participants do not have to live in Tahlequah but must be responsible for their securing and covering their own housing.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid Oklahoma state driver’s license, a clean driving record and agree to commit to the full four weeks of filming, including necessary pre-production time. The rate of pay is $600/week.

If interested in applying for The Cherokee Word for Water Indian Film-Training Program, please email the following information to no later than August 3, 2011. Please feel free to include your resume or other relevant information about your skills and interest in this project.





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