Where Are We Now: The Impact of Oklahoma's Film, TV & Music Industry
Join us virtually for our April Business @Lunch to hear from the Oklahoma Film + Music Office Outreach & Production Manager, Yousef Kazemi. He plans to share how the local music and film industry learned to pivot this last year and the creative approach to growing forward as the industry expands.
Meet Yousef Kazemi
Kazemi works actively to engage statewide community development in support of the state’s film and television industry through OF+MO’s Oklahoma Film Friendly Community Program while continuing to provide locations, permitting and logistical support for productions filming on-location in Oklahoma. Additionally, Kazemi has an active role in coordinating OF+MO participation at both national and local events such as the Sundance Film Festival, deadCenter and other related industry events. Outside of his work at OF+MO, Kazemi has written/directed/produced a number of award-winning short film projects including, “Yes, We’re Open” and “The Stand-In” which was named the 2019 Best Oklahoma Short Film at the deadCenter Film Festival. Kazemi also serves on the board for Oklahoma City’s Rodeo Cinema and actively supports local organizations Free Mom Hugs, Other Options and YesLove OKC.
Business@Lunch combines building relationships and making connections with business education. For many years, members have selected this event as the most beneficial program the Chamber provides. Each month, the program features speakers and presenters who provide important information about the community, leadership training and other business-related tools.