The Cherokee Nation on Sept. 14 announced Kevin Shand as the its new film commissioner. In the position, Shand will serve dual roles as both film commissioner for the CN and as the Cherokee Nation Film Office manager.
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Two Indigenous filmmakers are smashing the caricatures and stereotypes of Native Americans, who since the earliest days of film and TV have often played supporting roles or been portrayed as bloodthirsty killers standing in the way of white, westward expansion.
A veteran stuntman from California has embarked on a quest to help Native youth break into a film industry that he’s immersed himself in for the past 30 years.
Shooting on season one of the shot-in-Oklahoma series “Reservation Dogs” has wrapped, according to the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.
The Cherokee Nation Film Office and deadCenter Film, the state’s largest film festival, have partnered to recognize Indigenous filmmakers with the festival’s inaugural award for Best Indigenous Short Film.
Cherokee Nation citizens Winnie Guess Perdue and Nathalie Standingcloud take part in films and television productions showcasing Native America.
Entries will be accepted March 12-26 for the second annual contest.
Online auditions are open through early March, and all accepted students will attend on full scholarships.
Vision Maker Media’s mission has been about empowering and engaging Native people to share their stories.
The office is honored with the Hamilton Community Leadership Award.