Oklahoma Opens More Soundstages as State Draws More Big Productions

For two decades, Rachel Cannon lived a life in Los Angeles that many would envy. She wasn’t an aspiring actress. She was a working one with a long list of sitcom appearances to her credit, including a recurring role as Deidre on “Fresh Off the Boat.”

But in 2020, she decided to return to her native Oklahoma with the idea of traveling back and forth for work, using her home state as a hub. Then, plot twist on top of plot twist, she channeled her memorable role as Don Draper’s realtor in “Mad Men” and hit upon a crazy idea: Why not turn Oklahoma City’s convention center, which was being replaced by a new facility, into a full-service film and TV production complex?

Read more at Variety


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