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RESOURCES

The industry can be tough to navigate, so we're here to help. 

acting studios

We will always encourage training at BK Talent! Make sure you keep your tools sharpened by worked with great teachers, taking classes, and pushing your careers forward!

The Actor Factory | Norman, OK

Run by Oklahoma's only CSA Casting Director, Chris Freihofer, The Actor Factory is an on-camera training facility for kids and adults.

TheActorFactory.com

ACTS | Oklahoma City

Actors Casting & Talent Services is an OKC based acting studio run by casting director Michelle De Long.

ACTS

Adam Findley Studios | Tulsa, OK

Individual coaching and acting classes run by SAG-AFTRA actor Adam Findley.

Adam Findley Studios

headshots

Rule #1 - Look like your headshot.

Rule #2 - Only shoot with good headshot photographers.

Jeffrey Nicholson

Jeffrey Nicholson is an LA headshot photographer who comes to The Actor Factory a few times a year to shoot headshots. 

Click here to see his current dates.

Prairie Moon Creative (Jessica Pierson)

Jessica Pierson is a headshot photographer and an active casting associate with over a decade of regional casting experience. She is based in OKC. Booking is available year-round.

Click here  to see rates, portfolio, and details.

Simon Hurst Photography

Simon Hurst is an international commercial and headshot photographer. He is based in OKC. Booking is through ACTS.

Click here to see details.

resume template

Here is a good template to use for an acting resume.

film festivals

Simply Indie Film Fest held in February in Edmond, OK.

Simply Indie Film Fest

Native Crossroads Film Festival held in March in Norman, OK.

Native Crossroads Film Festival

Red Dirt Film Festival held in March in Stillwater, OK.

Red Dirt Film Festival

Bare Bones Film Festival held in April in Muskogee, OK.

Bare Bones Film Festival

BisonBison Film Festival held in April in Ponca City, OK.

BisonBison Film Festival

Clean Shorts Film Festival held in April in Choctaw, OK.

Clean Shorts Film Festival

Twister Alley Film Festival held in April in Woodward, OK.

Twister Alley Film Festival

deadCenter Film Festival held in June in Oklahoma City, OK.

deadCenter Film Festival

Norman Film Fest held in September in Norman, OK.

Norman Film Fest

Oklahoma Horror Film Festival held in September in Tulsa, OK.

Oklahoma Horror Film Festival

Tulsa American Film Festival held in October in Tulsa, OK.

Tulsa American Film Festival

Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival held in November in Claremore, OK.

Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival

film schools

Most actors need footage for their reels and most film schools have programs that need good actors.

University of Oklahoma | Norman

Located in Norman, Oklahoma

Click here for more info.

Oklahoma City Community College

Located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Click here for more info.

University of Tulsa 

Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma 

Click here for more info.

Moore Norman Technology Center

Moore Norman Technology Center is your place for Film Industry SKILLS training. Classes offered, are built for hands on learning for working adults looking to broaden their skills in the entertainment industry, or even just to know where to start out. More classes are being developed specifically to train the growing workforce of actors, editors, crew, producers, and creative entertainment professionals. Search for new classes at mntc.edu/enroll or ask more and pitch your training needs through email with Jacob Snovel, at jacob.snovel@mntc.edu.

demo footage & video editing

Demo footage (also known as demo reels) are a necessity for every professional actor.

Prairie Dog Pictures (Okie Show Show Podcast)

Do you need demo reel footage to get a job, but need a job to get the demo reel footage? Prairie Dog Pictures (Okie Show Show podcast) shoots custom scenes and edits footage for demo reels!

For more information, click here.

For examples, click here.

BRI Productions

BRI has reached out to over a dozen Certified Casting Directors (C.S.A’s) from L.A. and Atlanta to make sure we stay current with the very best, industry standard, demo and performance reel trends. If you have footage, or need us to write/shoot you a custom scene, we hope to hear from you!

For examples and contact information, click here.

film commissions

OKLAHOMA FILM AND MUSIC OFFICE

Located in Oklahoma City, OK, the OFMO facilitates film activities throughout the state of Oklahoma. They also oversee the State of Oklahoma Film Rebate program.

Oklahoma Film and Music Office

TULSA OFFICE OF FILM, MUSIC, ARTS, AND CULTURE

Located in Tulsa, OK, the Tulsa FMAC facilitates film activities in Tulsa and the surrounding area.

Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts, and Culture

CHEROKEE NATION FILM OFFICE

Located in the heart of the Cherokee Nation, the Cherokee Nation Film Office facilitates film activities throughout the Cherokee Nation. They also oversee the Cherokee Nation's film rebate.

Cherokee Nation Film Office