Oklahoma Filmmaking Panel

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Link to the livestream: 11:55am

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Oklahoma Filmmaking Panel

 Jeanette Stanton has served as Deputy Director of the Oklahoma Film + Music Office since 2014. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Stanton brings a strong background in management, marketing, business development and public administration to the team, and assists leadership in the administration of the state’s film incentive program and operations. Jeanette is also active in Junior League, Allied Arts and deadCenter Film Festival.

Through her work with OF+MO, Jeanette oversees and administers the new $30 million film and television rebate program passed into law as the Film In Oklahoma Act of 2021. Despite the pandemic, production expenditures in Oklahoma reached $170.4 million in fiscal year 2021, up from $32.6 million in the previous year.



 Emily Taylor is the Owner and Chief Operating Officer for Boiling Point Media, a full-service film production company, marketing and advertising agency. She has more than 13 years of experience in advertising, marketing, traditional media and new media including digital, social media, paid advertising, website development, and fundraising. Emily is active with the American Marketing Association, Automotive Women’s Alliance, Twenty Group North Texas and serves as an Advisor at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber. Emily is co-chair of the Rotary Club 29 breakfast if you’d like to see her bright and early for a makeup on Thursday mornings.

Emily also serves as Executive Producer for the Boiling Point Media movies, including four films distributed by Lionsgate with another four on the horizon this year. Boiling Point specializes in family friendly, special effects driven movies that play in theaters and on the Disney Channel. Their most recent film, Ghoster, was released in February.


Winners from “The Godfather Part II”: Gray Frederickson, Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos and Francis Ford Coppola’s father, Carmine Coppola at the 47th Academy Awards.

Gray Frederickson is the Academy Award winning producer of The Godfather, Part II, Apocalypse Now, and The Outsiders. A native of Oklahoma City and graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Frederickson got his start in movies working for legendary Italian director Sergio Leone, managing the production of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly with Clint Eastwood. The success of that film inspired Frederickson to move to Hollywood to launch his career there.

After a 30-year career producing some of the greatest films in cinema history, Frederickson returned home to Oklahoma and founded the largest film and video program in Oklahoma at Oklahoma City Community College. Thousands of Oklahomans have become full time employees of the Oklahoma film industry because of Gray. He is a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. And, he is the only Oscar winner living and working in Oklahoma.



Moderator and Chair of the Day

Lance McDaniel is President of McDaniel Entertainment and an Emmy nominated filmmaker who has worked on 21 feature films, including Oscar winner Million Dollar Baby. He has directed and produced five narrative features, two documentaries, four shorts, and a Virtual Reality film. His latest feature film, Finding Carlos, was released in theaters nationwide on February 18 and is currently available on demand.

From 2010-2020, McDaniel managed Oklahoma’s largest film festival as Executive Director of deadCenter Film. Under his leadership, deadCenter grew from 10,000 to 35,000 attendees and was selected as Oklahoma’s Outstanding Arts and Cultural Nonprofit. Prior to working in film, Lance was an internet consultant in London, New York, and San Francisco. He created and managed the original websites for Starbucks, Harley Davidson, Star Wars, Virgin.com, and Hard Rock Café. He is the current Chairman of the Board for Creative Oklahoma and SixTwelve in the Paseo. He is a past Sgt at Arms and Board Member for Rotary Club 29.


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