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Film and Music Production Support
The City of Lawton is a certified Film Friendly Community. We are here to assist with all aspects from pre-production to post production.
The City of Lawton was certified as a "Film Friendly Community" by the Oklahoma Film + Music Office in September of 2021, becoming only the second city in Southwest Oklahoma to achieve the designation.
In 2007, the Mayor and City Council adopted and approved Resolution 07-05, Production Support & Incentives as a means to enhance and assist production. It allows for consideration of fee waivers and other city services, equipment, and locations free of charge. The Arts & Humanities Division is the point of contact to film on City of Lawton property such as buildings, parks, sidewalks, alleys, lakes and includes airspace with drone use. We help to identify your needs, assist with the production support request form/location release. A packet of information is routed for approval and takes two weeks.
For more information about what the City of Lawton has to offer, contact us (580) 581-3470 or (580) 581-3471
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Lawton Film Location Directory
Lawton was the last of the Oklahoma boom towns fueled by the land run. One of three sites laid out by the federal government in preparation of the 1901 land lottery that opened the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache lands to non-Indian settlement, Lawton quickly thrived into a trading center for the large surrounding farm area and nearby army post of Fort Sill. It was named for U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Henry W. Lawton. Throughout its history the town has largely based its economy on the presence of Fort Sill, operated by the U.S. Army continuously since 1869. Lawton's landscape is typical of the Great Plains, with flat topography and gently rolling hills, while the area north of the city is home to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The area boasts locations ranging from a replica of a frontier era trading post to the scenic road up Mount Scott.