OSIYO (is how we say HELLO in Cherokee) and WELCOME TO CHEROKEE NATION!

our purpose

Cherokee Film Commission attracts film and media productions to the Cherokee Nation and connects filmmakers to assets within the reservation including its film-friendly communities, diverse locations, film studios, tribal incentive, as well as its sought-after database representing Native American talent, crew, consultants and support services.


“Cherokee Nation is deeply committed to developing the film and recording industry in Oklahoma. The opportunities for continued growth are substantial. We know it can be a powerful economic tool for creating quality jobs and supporting small, family businesses within the communities of the Cherokee Nation reservation. Creating the necessary infrastructure and programs will help this industry flourish and reach its full potential.”

– Chuck Hoskin Jr., Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation

where is the Cherokee Nation?

The Cherokee Nation is a 14-county tribal reservation area that covers most of northeastern Oklahoma. Covering 7,000 square miles and five eco-regions, you’re sure to find the perfect place to film your project.

XR studio

The Cherokee Film Studios, Owasso Campus and Extended Reality (xR) Studio is now available for booking. This premium facility provides benefits not seen outside of Cherokee Nation boundaries.


Cherokee Film Commission provides several directories for filmmaker use. Those include the first-of-its-kind Native American crew, talent and film-friendly business directories for locations and Cherokee cultural and historical consultants.

location directory

The Cherokee Nation offers many diverse ecoregions to provide the perfect backdrop for your next film project. Browse the locations directory and find your next location in the Cherokee Nation.

culture & history

The Cherokee Nation’s history is unique and our culture is multi-layered. Allow us to provide a consultant who will ensure your productions are both historically and culturally accurate.