film http://kgou.org en Dank: Oklahoma 'Wasted' $4.2M On 'August: Osage County' http://kgou.org/post/dank-oklahoma-wasted-42m-august-osage-county <p>A state lawmaker says a recently released report from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce shows film rebates recently extended by the legislature are a “bad deal.”</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I recently secured a copy of an economic impact study prepared by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce in April that makes it very clear that this film tax credit is a bad deal for </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oklahomans</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” state Rep.<a href="http://www.okhouse.gov/District.aspx?District=85"> David Dank</a> said Tuesday. The Oklahoma City Republican is <a href="https://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/?s=david+dank">an outspoken critic</a> of the rebates, and called it a waste of taxpayer dollars.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:32:39 +0000 eCapitol & Shawn Ashley 27353 at http://kgou.org Dank: Oklahoma 'Wasted' $4.2M On 'August: Osage County' Senate Extends $5 Million Film Rebate Program http://kgou.org/post/senate-extends-5-million-film-rebate-program <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A $5 million annual rebate program that has been used to lure big budget films to&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;would continue for another 10 years under a bill that is heading to the governor's desk.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:48:37 +0000 Associated Press 26073 at http://kgou.org Senate Extends $5 Million Film Rebate Program Oklahoma Senate Panel Passes Bill For $5 Million In Film Rebates http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-senate-panel-passes-bill-5-million-film-rebates <p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:37:00 +0000 Associated Press & eCapitol & Emily Summars 25428 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Senate Panel Passes Bill For $5 Million In Film Rebates World Views: February 28, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-february-28-2014 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot wraps up a three week, two continent trip with a conversation from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with University of Oklahoma anthropologist and International Studies professor <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/erika-robb-larkins-.html">Erika Robb Larkins</a>.</p><p>Later, Suzette and Rebecca Cruise discuss the five Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language Film ahead of Sunday evening's <a href="http://oscar.go.com/">Academy Awards</a>.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:56:02 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Nick Aguilera & Brian Hardzinski 24252 at http://kgou.org World Views: February 28, 2014 Oscar Talk: The Five Academy Award Nominees For Best Foreign Language Film http://kgou.org/post/oscar-talk-five-academy-award-nominees-best-foreign-language-film <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://oscar.go.com/">86th annual Academy Awards</a> will be handed out Sunday evening, and this year a record 75 countries entered the category of Best Foreign Language Film. </span><a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette Grillot</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Rebecca Cruise</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> discuss each of the five films submitted by directors from Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:07:10 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 24250 at http://kgou.org Oscar Talk: The Five Academy Award Nominees For Best Foreign Language Film World Views: February 7, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-february-7-2014 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Joshua Landis discuss the ongoing conflict in Central African Republic, and why it seems reminiscent of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.</p><p>Later, a conversation with Iranian-American filmmaker Farzin Rezaeian. His documentary <a href="http://vimeo.com/53253260"><em>Iran: Seven Faces of a Civilization </em></a>explores 7,000 years of history in his home country.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:22:26 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Nick Aguilera & Brian Hardzinski 22797 at http://kgou.org World Views: February 7, 2014 The Forgotten Empire: Documentary Filmmaker Shares Lessons From Iranian History http://kgou.org/post/forgotten-empire-documentary-filmmaker-shares-lessons-iranian-history <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Iranian documentary filmmaker </span>Farzin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Rezaeian<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says Greek, Roman, and European history have overshadowed ancient Iranian history, yet there are valuable lessons from Iran’s past for today’s world.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:27:59 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Nick Aguilera 22702 at http://kgou.org The Forgotten Empire: Documentary Filmmaker Shares Lessons From Iranian History Film Festival Returns To Tulsa Home http://kgou.org/post/film-festival-returns-tulsa-home <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A film festival that started in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;and expanded to include cities like New York and Los Angeles is returning to its roots in Tulsa next month.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:33:39 +0000 Associated Press 17945 at http://kgou.org Film Festival Returns To Tulsa Home World Views: November 22, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-november-22-2013 <p></p><p></p><p>Friday&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy died by an assassin’s hand in Dallas. University of Oklahoma political scientist <a href="http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/K/Charles.D.Kenney-1/">Charles Kenney</a> joins Suzette Grillot to discuss Kennedy’s global legacy, especially in Latin America.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later, a conversation with&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Michael Covitt, the founder of the Malian Manuscript Foundation, and the producer of the documentary&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://www.sabatierfilmgroup.com/info.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">333</a>&nbsp;</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">– named after the saints buried in Timbuktu.</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 17716 at http://kgou.org World Views: November 22, 2013 'Roadmap Of Peace': Modern Lessons From Mali’s Ancient Manuscripts http://kgou.org/post/roadmap-peace-modern-lessons-mali-s-ancient-manuscripts <p></p><p>For hundreds of years, thousands of manuscripts have been preserved in Timbuktu, chronicling a period from the 12<sup>th</sup> to 16<sup>th</sup> Centuries when Mali was the wealthiest nation on Earth.</p><p>Michael Covitt is the founder of the Malian Manuscript Foundation, and the producer of the documentary <em><a href="http://www.sabatierfilmgroup.com/info.html">333</a> </em>– named after the saints buried in Timbuktu.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:06:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot & Molly Evans 17334 at http://kgou.org 'Roadmap Of Peace': Modern Lessons From Mali’s Ancient Manuscripts