Lawton's Strengths


Our area’s unique history, locations, experience, and resources

Museum Archives for Pre-Production Research

Libraries for Pre-Production Research

The Lawton-Ft. Sill area has pre-production, production, and post-production activities for feature films on an ongoing basis since 1908.  This includes TV crews, commercials, and documentary filmmakers.

Businesses that produce TV/Cable commercials

“Under the Radar” for press and paparazzi

Proximity to Texas, Louisiana, & New Mexico film production

Oklahoma Expatriates - Producers, Directors, Writers, & Actors


Strong presence of creative sectors and multicultural organizations

Cultural Nonprofit Organizations, Clubs, Business, & Foundations

Cameron University

Lectures and Concerts Series

Cameron University Foundation

Broadcast Club

Cameron Association of Design Drafters (CADD)

CU Art Guild

Multimedia Design Club

Society of Professional Journalists

Lambda Pi Eta - Communications Honor Society

Phi Sigma Iota - Foreign Languages Honor Society

Pi Kappa Lambda - Music Honor Society

Pi Kappa Delta - Forensics Honor Society

Asian/Pacific Islander Association

Cameron American Indian Student Association

Ebony Society

International Club

Latin Alliance Association

Magic Lantern Film Society

Students of the Caribbean Alliance

SW OK Historical Society

SW OK Genealogy Society

Holiday in the Park

Pride Gallery, Southwestern Hospital

McMahon Foundation

Lawton Community Foundation

McCasland Foundation

Lawton Cultural Coalition

Holy City

Dance Studios & Organizations

Lawton City Ballet

SW Oklahoma Dance Alliance

Fields & Company

Adventures – Creative Expressions

Graceful Expressions Dance Studio

Kicker Cloggers

Sherri’s dance Center

Story & Barton

Kealii’s Polynesian Dance School


Strong Community ties exist between organizations that currently assist the film industry

Organizations assisting the film industry are


Workforce Education & Resources

Department of History; Historians and research

Department of Communications; TV Field and Studio, Documentary Film, Public Relations, Radio, Writing

Department of Art; Graphic Design and Fine Arts


Cameron University’s School of Science and Technology

Department of Multimedia Design, 3D Animation, Simulations & Modeling, Web design, Instructional Design

Great Plains Technology Center

Graphics & Imaging Technology


Game Design and Animation

Movie Maker

Digital Photography

Economic Development Center

Growing into business, E-Commerce, Job Descriptions, Leadership Development, Record Keeping, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Advertising, Human Resources, Government Bidding, Management Consulting, and Accounting/Booking

Employee Training

Airports – Lawton with easy access to OKC and Dallas


Quality of Life

Film Festivals in Area

Performance and Screening Facilities